Welcome to Pine Run United Methodist church.  I hope that you’ll come and join us for worship this Sunday at 10:45.  I consider myself the luckiest pastor in Western Pennsylvania.  I get to serve this incredible church with the most Jesus-y people I’ve ever met.  Pine Run is one of those churches where all are truly welcome.  We have people from all over the theological spectrum, from the city of Clairton and the suburbs of the South Hills, wealthy and poor, black and white, young and old.  We are a congregation that feels small enough to be a family church but dreams big enough to serve the community like a large-membership church could.

Clairton is a city that has seen some bad days.  I think that when some of our folks from the suburbs tell their friends that they go to church in Clairton they get a few raised eyebrows.  But Pine Run is proof that God doesn’t abandon any of us – God isn’t done with Clairton.  There are plenty of opportunities for us to be in mission with our local community.  We have a summer feeding program for kids, a health ministry, and an emergency food pantry.  Our doors are open and God continues to bless us through this wonderful community.

If you are new to the area or if you have lived here forever, I would like to invite you to come and join us for worship and see what Pine Run church is all about.

Practice Resurrection,

Pastor Michael Airgood


Here is a sermon by Pastor Michael preached a few years ago while he was still serving as a missionary. Thanks to St. James UMC for the video.