Fri 12/4 Lecture About Buildings That Have Been Demolished in the East End

albright-ELVH-Dec-lectureThis Friday, December 4, 2015, the East Liberty Valley Historical Society is holding a lecture titled “In Plain Sight: Fragments of a Vanished East End” which will look at some of the buildings that have been demolished in the East End including Col. James M. Guffey Houses, the Croghan-Schenley Estate, the Buick Motor Car Company, the Thomas Atterbury House, and others.

The Croghan-Schneley Estate (Stanton Heights)

Albright-Croghan-estateThis was located in Stanton Heights. You can read more about the golf course that was located here from this 2009 Post-Gazette article. The blog Old Pittsburgh Maps has an extensive post on this property here which includes some of the blue prints of the house here.

You can view many more photos from this building via the Library of Congress here.

Lecture: In Plain Sight: Fragments of a Vanished East End
Friday, December 4, 2015
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Hosted by East Liberty Valley Historical Society
Free, you can RSVP on the Historic Preservation MeetUp page here.

Follow the East Liberty Valley Historical Society on Facebook here. The East Liberty Valley Historical Society featured Albright in their September newsletter here.

history of Albright United Methodist Church


In Loving Memory: Charlie Klemz

Photo of Charlie Klemz, Tribune Review, 2012

It is with great sadness that we share the news that a long time member of the congregation of Albright United Methodist Church, Charlie Klemz, passed away on Thanksgiving.  Charlie was the leader of the Boy Scout troop that started the annual Albright Thanksgiving Eve dinner and he was the driving force that kept the free dinner going for many years.  Charlie was unable to make it over to First Church on Wednesday but he called several times and spoke with other members of the congregation on Thursday morning. He was delighted to hear that so many people participated in this years Thanksgiving Eve dinner.

You can read more about Charlie and the Albright Thanksgiving Eve dinner in this 2012 Tribune Review article.

Visitation and Memorial Service for Charlie Klemz:

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  • Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
  • Services Tuesday eve 8 p.m
  • Brady Memorial Home,  1151 Southside Ave., Spring Hill/City View.
Church Services

Albright Sunday Service 11/22 – Rev. April Roebuck

This is the last church service before our Thanksgiving Eve meal. We are not able to start using the kitchen at First United Methodist Church until 3pm, so there will be a few hour break between the end of church and when the cooking begins.  Rev. April Roebuck will preach.

Albright Sunday Service – All are welcome to attend!
Sunday, November 22, 2015
EECM Community House, please use the Station Street Entrance A.
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Rev. April Roebuck Bio

Albright-April-RoebuckReverend April Roebuck is an Associate Minister at the Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, under the leadership of Senior Pastor the Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis.

Reverend April Roebuck holds an Associate Degree in Networking and Computer Management from ICM School of Business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with the knowledge on, from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently a Doctor of Ministry student with an emphasis on Missional Leadership at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (2018). All while currently employed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as an Systems Analyst.

Reverend Roebuck has been exposed and introduced to the Baptist Church at an early age through her grandmother. It wasn’t until her mid 20’s that she accepted God’s call on her life. Hungry and thirsty for God’s word she became a part of the Mount Ararat Theological Academy to deepen and strengthen her biblical knowledge; soon after she enrolled in seminary studies (2009). On September 6, 2011 she gave her initial sermon and was licensed to preach the Gospel by the Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis. Since then she has been invited to preach at churches and organizations throughout the city of Pittsburgh and abroad inside and outside of the Baptist denomination. Through diligent study both ministerial and academically she was ordained on June 12, 2012 by the Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis.

Through her missional heart and passion to “Therefore, go make disciples of all nations baptizing in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19, she has traveled the world to share the love of Christ in places such as Africa, the Middle East, Brazil and Mexico. Everywhere she goes she leaves a lasting impression.

The woman of God is gifted and exudes the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Rev. Roebuck currently resides and ministers in Pittsburgh, PA where she is a native of.

Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

2015 Thanksgiving Eve Dinner Volunteer Schedule

The 2015 Albright Community Thanksgiving Eve Dinner will be cooked and served at First United Methodist Church.

This is a FREE meal and all are welcome to attend.

41st Annual Albright Community Thanksgiving Eve Dinner 
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Dinner Served: 5:30-8pm
Location: First United Methodist Church
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Location & Parking Information

First United Methodist Church located at 5401 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

The entrance to the Fellowship Dining hall is accessed via the Centre Ave parking lot (directly across from Panera Bread). Please enter up the stairs and through the courtyard into the Fellowship Dining Hall. (Left side of the Toy Lending Library). The Liberty Ave Entrance to the church WILL BE LOCKED, do not enter through main church doors. Look for Volunteer Signage around the property directing you to the Fellowship Dining Hall. When you arrive, look for Duane or Taafoi, and we will direct you where to sign in and give a brief orientation.

PARKING INFO: There is a parking lot here with signage shared with the Toy Lending Library. Street Parking is also be available if that lot is full. (Please do not park in the Wendy’s or Panera parking lot).


Thanksgiving Week Volunteer Hours

Here are the days and hours we have access to the kitchen at First Church.

If you have already signed up to volunteer, you should have recieved an email with additional details about your shift.

If you have not signed up to help yet. You can sign up for a volunteer shift here, or you are welcome to stop by and we will put you to work.

  • Sunday, November 22: 3pm-8pm
  • Monday, November 23: 3pm-9pm
  • Tuesday, November 24:  Noon-3pm, 5-7pm
  • Wednesday, November 25: 8am-9pm

Additional volunteer help is needed:

If you would like to help with either of these please email with your availability.

  • Thursday, November 26: Provide a pie or dessert for EECM Thanksgiving. We can arrange to have desserts dropped off earlier in the week.
  • Friday, November 27: Prepare and serve lunch at EECM Community House
Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

Albright Thanksgiving Dinner – Now A Zero Waste Event

PRC-Zero-wasteWe are excited to announce that we will be working with the Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC) to make the 2015 Albright Thanksgiving Dinner a Zero-Waste event. We will be recycling and composting almost all of the waste produced from both the cooking and the Thanksgiving Eve dinner. (We were not able to get compostable utensils for this years dinner).

Friends of Albright is committed to sustainability and we are happy to have the support of the PRC and many volunteers to make this possible.

What is Zero Waste? From the PRC website:

Zero Waste is a philosophy that aims to turn the “waste” from every process into resources for another process. In other words, outputs (waste) become inputs (resources) and nothing is wasted. This requires the designing and managing of products and processes to minimize and ultimately eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, this allows for the conservation and recovery all resources. Zero Waste represents an economic alternative to current waste systems, where new resources are continually required to replenish wasted raw materials.

Photo credit: PA Resources Council

If you are coming to attend the dinner or volunteer we will have detailed instructions on how to sort any waste so that it can be recycled or composted properly.

Learn more about the PA Resource Council and Zero Waste events here.

In the News

Post-Gazette: “Fight for Albright”

imageAlbright was featured on the front of the local section in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!

Post-Gazette: “Congregation fights to save old Albright church in Bloomfield from demolition” by Robert Zullo, Friday, October 30, 2015.

Here is how you can help to preserve the Albright United Methodist Church building:


Church Services

Albright Sunday Service Nov. 1 (Don’t forget about daylight savings time).


You can an extra hour to recover from Halloween fun this weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour for daylight savings time.

Albright is thrilled that Rev. Nichelle Nelson will be coming back to preach this Sunday.  All are welcome to attend the Sunday church service which is held at the EECM Community House.

Albright Sunday Service
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Rev. Nichelle Nelson will preach
EECM Community House, please use the Station Street Entrance A.
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In case you missed it: check out some of the photos from the Young Preservationists Top 10 Preservation Opportunities event which was held at the Union Project on Tuesday. Albright was named #4 on the list!

Church Services

Sunday, October 25 – Service at EECM, Rev. Danielle Graham will preach

Albright-eecm-oct11Thanks to everyone who was able to come to the first Albright service at the EECM Community House! Albright will be having Sunday worship services at EECM’s beautiful chapel for the time being.  This Sunday, October 25, Rev. Danielle Graham will preach.



Albright Sunday Service
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Rev. Danielle Graham will preach
EECM Community House, please use the Station Street Entrance A.
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Events · In the News

YPA Top Ten Preservation Opportunities Event Tue. 10/27


Albright United Methodist Church has been named by the Young Preservationists Association as on the top 10 preservation opportunities for 2015.

All are welcome to attend the YPA Top Ten Preservation Event at the Union Project on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6-9pm.  We hope to have a great turnout of Albright supporters and this is a great chance to see the Union Project, a former baptist church that has been re-purposed as a community center.

Tickets are $15 for YPA members, $25 if you aren’t a member. You can join YPA for $15, a great way to support a local historic preservation organization.

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Tickets and event details are available on the YPA website here.

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