Here at Community House, you will discover what it’s like to be among big-hearted and open-minded families and individuals.
In the best, open spirit of the Presbyterian tradition, we welcome people of all denominations who are searching for a new and different community of faith, unencumbered by the judgmental dogmas of the past.
Whether you have grown disenchanted with a particular church, or you identify as an atheist or agnostic, or you are simply looking for a place in which to bring up your children with the universal values of respect, kindness, and empathy, Community House is the spiritual home you have been looking for.
What we at Community House all have in common is our belonging to a community that engages our intellects, challenges orthodoxy, and helps us fulfill our potential as human beings.
What to Expect
If you are a first time visitor, here is what you can expect:
- Services begin promptly at 10:45 a.m. and usually last an hour.
- We worship in a more informal style. You’ll notice that our seating is in a semicircle configuration, as opposed to traditional rows, because we stress the community here at Community House.
- All services begin with our members sharing thoughts, ideas, and prayer requests for those in need of support.
- Our pastor, Dr. Wayne Peck, or a special guest lecturer will delve into the meaning of a weekly biblical reading, offering insight into how the passages can be intelligently applied to today’s modern world.
- We sing traditional hymns, accompanied by our pianist, and we also have a wonderful choir that performs each week.
- At the conclusion of service, we form a circle and join hands to sing one final communal hymn.
- Immediately following our service, we adjourn for coffee, pastries, and light brunch fare in our adjoining Community Room. This is a special time where we catch up with one another, welcome friends old and new, and enjoy camaraderie and fellowship.
Much like your own home, Community House is a place of love, spirited conversation, healthy debate, and respect.
While our congregation comprises many individuals and families who live in the Northside neighborhoods of the Mexican War Streets and Allegheny West, our members come from all across the city — from Squirrel Hill to Mt. Lebanon to Regent Square to Sewickley.
And it’s not just geographically diverse. University professors, entrepreneurs, health-care workers, community activists, arts administrators, factory workers, architects, lawyers, stay-at-home spouses, and the recently retired are just some of the people who call Community House their spiritual home.
Welcoming (Without Overwhelming)
We love welcoming new individuals and families. While we hope you come and want to stay and get to know us better, we are cognizant that some first-time visitors are more content to hang back and observe, and we completely respect that too.
Parking is Easy
We have a small private lot for parking at the corner of Loraine and Parkhurst streets just three doors down from the church. On-street parking is permitted on Sundays without a permit. And thanks to our good friends at Allegheny General Hospital, Community House members and guests may park for free on Sundays in the Sandusky Street Same Day Surgery Parking Garage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s easy — from North Avenue turn onto Sandusky Street and take an immediate right into the garage entrance marked “Sandusky Street Garage Authorized Vehicles Only.”
Where We Are Located
120 Parkhurst Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: (412) 321-3900
Fax: (412) 321-5496
Come worship with us Sunday Mornings at 10:45 AM