COMMUNITY CHURCH EVENTS
CLYMER — The annual grilled chicken dinner with homemade halushki will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the church parking lot at St. Anne’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 360 Franklin St., Clymer.
The dinner is takeout only. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. All are welcome.
TANNERYVILLE — Resurrection Roman Catholic Parish in Johnstown is sponsoring a fundraiser, “Groovin’ at the Grove,” from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Grove, 926 Cooper Ave., Tanneryville.
Music will be provided by Ground Zero. Food and beverages will be available. The cost is $5 per carload. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Parish Manager Joann Fyock at (814) 539-5788.
Son Day in the Park
CLYMER — The fifth annual Son Day in the Park will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Sherman Street Park, Clymer. This is a free multi-denominational event that is held as an outreach to the area.
A prayer, praise and worship service kicks off the event this evening at the same location. Pastor Jackie Greene will share a brief message at 7 p.m. with a time of refreshment to follow.
On Sunday, music will be held all day on the main stage with all Christian music performed by Lantern, Anthony Frazier, Spring Valley, Keystone Heirs, Third Degree, Impulse, Overcome, Scent of Water and Sherri Danae of Precious Seed Ministries.
Kiddie Korner will have crafts, a 75-foot-long obstacle course, Velcro wall, live puppet show, storybook time and more. There will be hot dogs, meatball sandwiches, nachos and beverages in the food court. Local churches will provide ice cream sandwiches, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, bottled water and soft drinks.
There will be door prizes and drawings throughout the day, a community basket drawing and a grand prize drawing at the end of the day.
Bring a lawn chair, family and friends for a day of fun, fellowship and food.
DIXONVILLE — Strongman Rodrick “Bubba” Dowling, a self-employed missionary, will be the guest speaker at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday at Dixonville Wesleyan Church, 246 Purchase Line Road.
Dowling will perform feats of strength as he shares his message. Bubba and his wife and their six children are from Lees Summit, Miss. For information, call Pastor Mike Fisher at (724) 254-1930.
Picnic at pastor’s home
GLEN CAMPBELL — Everyone is invited to the annual church and Sunday school picnic of First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of Drs. Allan and Dorothy Campbell, 231 N. Sixth St., Indiana.
A short worship will be held at noon under the walnut tree. The regular offerings will be taken. There will be no planned music. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks, water, iced tea, swimming and good fellowship.
All dishes, utensils, napkins, condiments seating and tables will also be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a dessert and/or covered dish, swimsuits, towels and a prayer for good weather. In case of rain, a tent will be set up.
There will be no services in the church that day. To let the Campbells know you are attending, call (724) 463-0018.
BROCKWAY — The 11th annual tent revival will be held Monday through Aug. 11 at the First Apostles’ Doctrine Church and Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry, 14530 Route 28, south of Brockway.
Music begins at 6 p.m. each day. The Just For Jesus Testifying Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bishop Jack Wisor will present revival services at 6:30 p.m. every other day. Games, activities for all ages and horse rides will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 with a picnic from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The church service will be held at 10:40 a.m. Aug. 11.
Call Bishop Jack Wisor at (814) 590-3898 or (814) 265-0243.
Gospel singer to perform
ALVERDA — Gospel singer Ron Druck will be performing at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Alverda Faith Tabernacle, Alverda. Everyone is welcome.
Bring a covered dish to share after the service in the hall.
Free clothes giveaway
CHERRY TREE — The 13th annual back-to-school free clothes giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 behind Kinport Assembly of God, Cherry Tree.
New coats, backpacks, hygiene products, shoes, haircuts and a light lunch will be free to school-age children of low-income families. There is no need to register and no income verification necessary.
Donations of good used children’s clothes are currently being accepted. For more information, call the church at (814) 743-5532 or visit www.kinportag.com.
CHERRY TREE — The Lighthouse Morning Star Ministries annual Back-to-School Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at the church, 4886 Route 240, Cherry Tree.
There will be giveaways of bookbags, notebooks, pencils, pens and other items. Activities include volleyball, basketball, playground games, prize drawings, a time for Christian music and a Bible story. A free lunch will be provided for all who attend.
All children from kindergarten to grade 12 are invited. For van transportation, call (814) 948-6676, (814) 749-0008 or (724) 254-2991.
ROBINSON — The Helping Hands of the Robinson Evangelical United Methodist Church will hold a chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the church, 332 Mary St., Robinson. The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger. Takeouts are available.
CHERRY TREE — The Lighthouse Morning Star Ministries, 4886 Route 240, Cherry Tree, will hold the following revival services under the big tent:
• Aug. 11 — 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Guest speaker: Apostle Robert Dixon, of Morgantown, W.Va. The mime team from his church will perform dynamic skits.
• Aug. 15 — Youth service. Youths are invited to showcase their talents: solos, instrumentals, groups, dance teams, etc. There will also be basketball, volleyball, a hot dog roast and other activities.
• Aug. 16 to 18 — Pastors Traci and Libby Fannin, of Morehead, Ky., will be the guest speakers. Service times are 7 p.m. each day and 10 a.m. Aug. 18. Prophet Tim and Sharon Colisino, of Grantsville, Md., owners of He’s Alive Radio 97.3, will be the speakers at the 7 p.m. Aug. 18 service.
All are invited. For more information, call Pastors Ken and Wilda Brown at (814) 948-5765 or (724) 254-2991.
Community Praise service
BLAIRSVILLE — The churches of Blairsville will come together for a time of worshipping God with musical praise at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the United Presbyterian Church of Blairsville.
There will be congregational singing and special numbers, with light refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome to attend.
ALVERDA — The Indiana County Hymn Sing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Alverda Faith Tabernacle, Alverda. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Conference to be held
KITTANNING — Harvest Community Church, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning, will present the Worship Him Conference Aug. 16 and 17 with guest speaker Zach Bolen, worship leader and songwriter.
All worship leaders, band members, sound technicians and those with a heart to worship are invited. The cost is $49. Save $10 by registering online by Wednesday. To register, visit www.harvestpa.org. For more information, call (724) 548-5643 or email email@example.com.
Christos Clothes Closet
HOMER CITY — Christos Clothes Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at Homer City United Presbyterian Church, 40 E. Elm St., Homer City. There is a large selection of adult and children’s clothing, all free of charge. Please use the red door behind the Dollar General Store for entry. Call (724) 479-2695 to verify time and date.
Family movie night
HOMER CITY — Family movie night on the lawn will be held at dusk Aug. 23 at Homer City Presbyterian Church, 40 E. Elm St., Homer City.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in Westminster Hall. For more information, call (724) 479-2695.
Gospel concert series
ROBINSON — The Robinson Church of the Brethren’s free concert series will present Crossover at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the church, 211 High St., Robinson. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the guest musicians. For more information, call (724) 676-0700.
The Pine Grove Church of God is looking for singers to take part in a community choir to sing Sept. 8 at the Cookport Fair.
The first practice will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Pine Grove Church of God, Route 240, between Uniontown and Cookport.
For more information, call John at (724) 254-4287.
ELDERTON — Butterfly Hill Preschool at Elderton Presbyterian Church, 115 N. Main St., has limited openings for the 2013-14 preschool year, starting in September.
The Christian-based preschool has the following openings: Pre-K 4- to 5-year-olds, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 3-year-olds, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 2-year-olds, Toddler Time, call for available classes and times.
For more information or a registration form, call (724) 354-3118, (724) 354-2978 or (724) 801-8447.
Home-school co-op group
The Indiana County Christian Homeschoolers will have classes starting in September in Indiana. The new family-centered support home-school co-op group is focused on sharing a passion for home learning.
This is a way for home-schooled children to socialize and make friends. It is also a way to share in education.
For more information, contact Patty Fairbanks at (734) 552-5819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.