What time are services?
Adult Bible Study and Children's Sunday School meets at 9:45 AM and the Sunday Morning Worship Service begins at 11:00 AM. We also have an afternoon prayer service at 1:15 PM, immediately following our Agape Fellowship Lunch. Our Wednesday MidWeek Bible Study is at 7:00 PM.
How do I get to Middletown Road Baptist Church?
We are conveniently located within the city limits of Pittsburgh, in the West End area, right off Steuben Street. From the North: take I 279 into the city, over the West End Bridge. Follow Steuben Street, up the hill, until it meets with Middletown Road. We are about three blocks on the right, from that intersection. From the East: take I 376, to the Fort Pitt Bridge. When crossing the bridge, take the ramp to the right off to Carson Street, just prior to the tunnel. Once on Carson Street, head towards the West End Circle, exiting the Circle on Steuben St. Follow Steuben Street, up the hill, until it meets with Middletown Road. We are about three blocks on the right, from that intersection. From the West: from I 79, take the Crafton Exit, and head in towards the city (Steuben St., Route 60). Continue for 4 miles on Steuben Street. As Steuben crests the top of the hill, look for a traffic Island and turn left on to Middletown Road. At that point, we are about three blocks on the right, from that intersection. From the South: the above details will assist.
Are your buildings and services handicap accessible?
There is an handicap access entry door to the upstairs worship area (right side of building) and a ramp available for our downstair's fellowships (rear of building). Our rest rooms are handicap accessable.
Where do I take my children?
Children of all ages are welcome in every service of Middletown Road Baptist Church. We do offer a nursery for children up to three years old. We also offer Sunday School for children ages 4 years old through 6th grade. During our morning service, we have Children's Church. Children join with us through the song service then leave for Children's Church just prior to the message.
What do I do before the service starts?
Come early! If you arrive before the worship service starts, there will be soft and worshipful music playing in the auditorium. There are no reserved seats, so you may sit anywhere. Many people will be greeting one another during this time. If you come early before our Sunday School hour, join us in prayer, as we ask the Lord's blessing upon day together.
What are the services like?
Services generally last about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Our worship services are a time of joyful worship and praise, with a variety of traditional hymns. After our song service, the pastor will share a message from the Word of God. After the Sunday morning service, you are more than welcome to join with us for lunch - our Agape Fellowship lunch. Someone has provided a light lunch for you!
How will I know when to stand?
The pastor or the music director will ask the congregation to stand or sit.
What is the pastor's message like?
Our Pastor gives Bible-based messages lasting about 45 minutes. His messages are timely and applicable.
What is the Agape Followship Lunch?
After our Sunday morning service, we invite all to stay and join with us for a light lunch. For our church family, this is a "bring-your-own-lunch-fellowship." For our visitors and guests, our church family has a "CrockPot Ministry." We take turns, within our church family, to make an extra lunch, to provide for visitors and guests, and to encourage them to stay and fellowship with us. We do this so that many would stay and join us in our weekly prayer service at 1:15 PM.
Do I need to donate money when I visit?
Middletown Road Baptist Church does believe giving is a Biblical principal and we do encourage it. However, our guests should not feel under any obligation to participate. We do have an official offering time in the service. Our Joash Box, a box on the back wall of the auditorium is another way to give to the needs and ministry of the church.