For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
It is always the right time to “love God with all of our hearts, and with all of our souls, and with all of our minds, and our neighbors as ourselves.” (Matthew 22: 37 & 39) As we seek to be faithful to Jesus’ two ‘Great Commandments,’ we celebrate human diversity and all persons as children of God. Our church adamantly and enthusiastically welcomes persons of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities (the entire LGBQT community), family configuration, economic conditions, marital status, and mental or physical abilities to attend, join and participate fully in the life of our congregation. We celebrate “Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.” We have time for you, and there is a place for you.
Sewickley United Methodist Church offers ministries to people of all ages, from preschool age to senior adults. Currently, we offer two worship opportunities each Sunday morning: a contemporary service at 9:00 a.m. and a traditional service at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages is at 10:00 a.m., except during the summer break.
Bible Study is offered on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the church library.
The best way to learn about us is to peruse our website and come join us for worship. We would love to get to know you. You are invited to come as you are, and wherever you are on your faith journey, and we will travel that road together.
The Sewickley United Methodist Church is “The Church With Time For You!”
Russel W. Shuluga, Pastor
To ignite and sustain a passionate, spiritual connection with Christ among all people.
To provide leadership, connection, and resources to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our core value is love. We love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength and our neighbors as ourselves. This value is commanded by Jesus, inspired by our Wesleyan heritage, including to spread Scriptural holiness over the land and witnessed through our integrity, accountability, and inclusiveness.
The Sewickley United Methodist Church is a faith community that meets in the building with the clock tower that stands at the entrance of the village. It is the church with time for you.
337 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA, 15143
Tuesday & Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Messages will be directed to the church secretary, Pam Honeychurch, and Pastor Russel.
If you would like to request contact from our pastor, update your contact information, or submit a prayer request, please fill out our communication card.
Pastor Russel is married to the former Nancy Hayes. They are blessed with three daughters and four grandchildren. Russel is a second career pastor. He worked at the Carbon Limestone Company for ten years. In 1980, he experienced the call to ministry. Pastor Russel became a Pastoral Candidate and licensed in 1981. He served student appointments while attending school. Pastor Russel graduated from Slippery Rock University earning a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education. He earned his Master of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Pastor Russel was ordained a Probationary Member in 1988 by Bishop Ault and ordained a Full Member in 1991 by Bishop Bashore.
Pastor Russel served the following appointments:
Branchton United Methodist Church; April 1982-1983
Point Marion; 1989-1998
Erie: Simpson; 1998- February 1, 2005
Erie: Simpson/ Erie: Cascade; February 1, 2005-2006
Sewickley; 2006 to Present
Pastor Shuluga’s Personal Mission Statement:
My mission is to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). My mission is to create an inclusive atmosphere where the Good News of God’s unconditional love can be celebrated by all of God’s children.
Matthew comes to the Pittsburgh area having recently completed his Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. While in Athens, Matt served as the assistant conductor and accompanist for the Singing Men of Ohio, as well as the University Singers, and had the opportunity to tour with both choirs. He once conducted on stage with The Rolling Stones. Matt has been working with choirs most of his life—accompanying, participating in, or helping to conduct in various settings: multiple churches in eastern Ohio and West Virginia, the All-Ohio Youth Choir and Cardinal Chorale, and as the Choral Director at The MacDuffie School in Granby, Massachusetts. Matt is a long-time piano teacher and vocal coach and has recently become the Music Director at Sewickley United Methodist Church. Matt is recently married and is happy to be making his home in Pittsburgh with his wife and stepson.
Chris lives in Sewickley and has been the church custodian since June 2018.