Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church

3104 West Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-531-9363


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).

Hours of operation

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.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 41G - Dormont
  • 42L - Library
  • 42S - South Hills Village via Beechview
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