Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church was established in 1917, and is one of four churches located within the one-square-mile radius of the borough of Dormont in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.
It is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America, a broad, inclusive denomination with a great deal of diversity of opinion among its constituent congregations.
The church often has events open to the public, but is best known for its free dinners, having served a free traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving for over a quarter of a century. Some who attend the dinner are homeless, some are struggling financially and some have no close family with whom to spend the holiday. For folks who are shut-in or otherwise homebound, delivery service is provided. The church has also served free fish fry dinners during the Lenten season for over a decade.
The facility hosts regular weekly meetings of community groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous and T.O.P.S. ("Take Off Pounds Sensibly" --- a weight control group).
The office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; the facility is open every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.
Depending on the event, the facility is open other hours.
Metered parking is available near the facility along the street on West Liberty Avenue and on Park Boulevard.