COMMUNITY CHURCH EVENTS
Friday Night Light suspended
PENN RUN — The Friday Night Light activities at Penn Run Christian Outreach Center will be suspended until further notice.
Back to church Sunday
National Back to Church Sunday will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Harvest Community Church, 637 Philadelphia St., Fourth Floor, Indiana. There will be a casual atmosphere, real people and children’s programs.
Roast beef and holupki dinner
A roast beef and holupki dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, corner of Tanoma Road and Route 286 East, Rayne Township.
The cost is $10 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and under. A fast takeout line is available. The public is welcome.
Revival services will be held at 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, Indiana.
The Rev. Duane Smith will lead the music and preach in each service. The Rev. Smith and his wife, Ruth, of Lakeland, Fla., have traveled in evangelistic ministry for many years.
The public is invited. For more information, call the Rev. Charles Williamson at (724) 459-5944.
BLAIRSVILLE — The fall service schedule for Blairsville Free Methodist Church, 272 S. Stewart St., has been announced:
• Small group (adults only Bible studies — 10 a.m. Sundays
• Contemporary worship service — 11 a.m. Sundays
• Kids church and nursery — 11 a.m. Sundays
• Narcotics Anonymous – 6:30 p.m. Sundays
• MOPS — 9:30 a.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month
• Small group women’s Bible study — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
• Alcoholics Anonymous — noon Thursdays
• Small group men’s Bible study — 6:30 p.m. Thursdays
• Celebrate Recovery — 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays
For more information, contact Pastor Rusty McClurg at (724) 459-8181.
PENN RUN — Family Night Kick-off will be held Wednesday at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run. A family-style dinner (donation only) will begin at 6 p.m. along with children’s registration.
Faith Weaver Friends for children will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 3 to grade 6. Youth Bible Study will be from 7 to 8 p.m. for grade 7 and up. Adult Bible Study will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Penn Run Church of the Brethren with Pastor Tom Pugh teaching.
All children must be registered by parent or guardian and signed in and out of the Outreach Center at the beginning and end of activities. For more information, call (724) 463-0420.
HOMER CITY — The Indiana Area Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team will present a documentary, “An Appalachian Dawn,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Homer City United Methodist Church.
The documentary explains how local churches and residents in Manchester, Ky., united through prayer and a common goal to fight back against drugs and corruption.
Christian Counseling Service of Indiana will hold volunteer counselor training classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, from Sept. 21 through Nov. 2 (no class on Oct. 5, IUP's Homecoming), at the Counseling Center, 637 Philadelphia St., Indiana. The fee is $10 per class or $50 for all six classes, to be paid at the first class. For application forms and more information, call CCSI at (724) 465-5440.
Used book sale
The 45th annual Newman Used Book Sale will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the St. Thomas More University Parish and Catholic Student Center, 1200 Oakland Ave., Indiana. For more information, call (724) 463-2277 or visit www.STMUP.org.
Fun in the fall
The second annual Fun in the Fall celebration will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 398 Church St., Indiana. An ice cream social will begin at 6 p.m.
The event is hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church and Victory Christian Assembly and will be held rain or shine. Admission and food are free. There will be games, prizes, music and more. Everyone is welcome.
Chicken and biscuit dinners
BLAIRSVILLE — A chicken and biscuit dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 4660 Route 22 East, five miles east of Blairsville.
The cost is a donation. Everyone is welcome.
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SPRING CHURCH — Spring Church Lutheran Church will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the church, Route 56, four miles east of Apollo.
The menu will include chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, dessert and beverage. There is a donation of $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for ages younger than 5. Takeouts are available for an additional 50 cents.
The church is handicapped-accessible. For more information or to order takeout, call (724) 478-1528.
LEWISVILLE — An all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Lewisville. The cost is $7 per person. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund. Take-outs are available.
Chicken and Halushki
CLYMER — St. Anne’s Byzantine Catholic Church will be selling grilled chicken, homemade Halushki and more from11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the church’s tent, Sherman Street, Clymer. A half chicken is $6. All are welcome.
MARION CENTER — The Annual Turkey Dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Marion Center Presbyterian Church. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. Proceeds benefit the Church Mission and Maintenance Funds.
Country gospel service
SHELOCTA — A country gospel worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Shelocta Community Presbyterian Church. All are invited. A brunch will be served following the service.
Night of worship
The Harvest Community Church, Indiana Campus, will hold a Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Toretti Auditorium at the Kovalchick Athletic and Convention Center on the IUP campus.
There will be a drawing for an iPad Mini. The HCC band will perform. All are invited. For more information, call (724) 548-5643 or visit http://harvestpa.org/we-believe.
HOMER CITY — The Annual Church Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at Homer City United Presbyterian Church, 40 E. Elm St.
Ham loaves will be sold both days. Baked goods will only be sold Oct. 5.
Fall Fellowship and Tent Revival
BROCKWAY — The First Apostles’ Doctrine Church Fall Fellowship and Tent Revival will be held Oct. 4 to 6 just north of the Horton Township buildings, Route 219, Brockway. All are welcome. The schedule follows:
• Friday, Oct. 4
6 p.m. — Music
6:30 p.m. — Revival service with Bishop Jack Wisor
• Saturday, Oct. 5
noon to 2 p.m. — Salvation Chart, teaching by Bishop Jack Wisor
2 to 4 p.m. — Softball, horseback rides, horseshoes and more
4 to 6 p.m. — Barbecue and covered dish picnic (bring something to share)
6 p.m. — Music
6:30 p.m. — Revival service with Bishop Jack Wisor
• Sunday, Oct. 6
10:40 a.m. — Sunday morning service
1 to 6 p.m. — Softball, horseback rides, horseshoes, fellowship and more
2 to 4 p.m. — Covered dish picnic (bring something to share)
6 p.m. — Music
6:30 p.m. — Revival service with Bishop Jack Wisor.
For more information, call (814) 265-0246 or (814) 590-3898; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.justforjesushomeless.bravehost.com. Love offerings go to the poor, homeless and needy in the community and surrounding areas.
PENN RUN — A Pasta Buffet will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 to 11.
The menu includes spaghetti, penne, meatballs in sauce, sausage in Alfredo sauce, stuffed shells, California blend, salad, bread and desserts. For more information, call (724) 463-0420.
BROCKWAY — A Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Testifying meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the First Apostles’ Doctrine Church, 14530 Route 28, Brockway. Come and hear how Jesus has changed your life through the power of the cross. For more information, call (814) 265-0243.
Pipe organ concert
The First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell will host a major pipe organ concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 20. The concert will feature Dr. Ann Labounsky, an internationally known organist who has recorded many CDs and was a major organist in Paris.
This concert is supported by the Organ Scholarship Fund at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and will be followed by a reception for all. The concert is free, with a free-will offering to cover expenses and support fine music in our region and in our churches.
For additional information, contact the Rev. Dr. Allan N. Campbell at email@example.com. We hope to have a very good turnout to enjoy this outstanding organist, who volunteered to play this concert after listening to the church's organ. It would be appreciated if all the Laurel Churches would let their members know in announcements and printed bulletins.
Roast beef dinner
MARION CENTER — The Fall Roast Beef Dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Marion Center Presbyterian Church. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. Proceeds benefit the Church Mission and Maintenance Funds.