COMMUNITY EVENTS
October 05, 2013 10:50 AM

Revival services

KENWOOD — The Kenwood Church of the Nazarene will welcome Dr. Stephen Dillman for revival services Sunday through Wednesday. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and weekday services are at 7 p.m.

Dr. Dillman is an ordained member of the clergy of the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring churches in Pennsylvania and New York and serving as district superintendent for Pittsburgh Church of the Nazarene.

For more information, call (724) 254-4884.

Testifying meeting

BROCKWAY — A Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Testifying meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday 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.

Fall festival

GIPSY — The Gipsy Christian Church’s fall festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 108 Trojan Road, Gipsy.

There will be homemade soup, chili, a sandwich lunch, Rada Cutlery and a bake sale.

For more information, call Betty Smith at (814) 845-7705 or Shyrl Spicher at (814) 845-2236.

Women’s conference

Rhonda Rhea will present “Espresso Your Faith” during the 2013 Punxsutawney Christian Women’s Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Punxsutawney First Church of God. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Rhonda is a speaker, humor columnist, radio personality and author of 10 books, including “How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?” and her newest release, “Espresso Your Faith — 30 Shots of God’s Word to Keep You Focused on Christ.”

Her first works of fiction, “Get a Grip” and “Cling to Reality,” are due to be released in 2014 and 2015, both co-authored with her daughter, Kaley Faith Rhea. Rhonda lives near St. Louis, and is a pastor’s wife and mother of five grown children. For more information about Rhonda, visit www.RhondaRhea.com.

Registration is $25 per person, includes lunch and is due by Monday. Make checks payable to “PCS Fundraiser” and mail to Punxsutawney Christian Women’s Conference, Punxsutawney Christian School, 216 N. Jefferson St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767. The conference is a fundraiser for the school.

For more information, visit the conference website at http://punxsycwc.blogspot.com/ or call PCS at (814) 938-2295 or conference director Sue Buchheit at (814) 427-5214.

Soup sale

DAYTON — The Dayton United Methodist Church Fundraising Team will hold a soup sale Thursday. Orders are now being taken for homemade chicken noodle and beef vegetable soup. Soup is $4.50 per quart. For more information, contact Peggy Blose at (814) 257-8102 or Charlotte Clowser at (814) 257-8731.

Oktoberfest celebration

SAXONBURG — An Oktoberfest celebration to benefit at-risk youth will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Saxonburg. The event includes a German food buffet, a yodeling contest and musical entertainment.

Proceeds from the annual dinner benefit the Winnie McGee Caring Fund at Glade Run Lutheran Services, Zelienople. Glade Run provides residential and off-site programs for more than 1,000 children and families annually. Glade Run, established in 1854, is the oldest Lutheran ministry for children in continual operation in the United States.

Dinner tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and under. Food will be served in Centennial Hall on State Street behind the church. Takeout orders and parking are available. Tickets can be obtained at the door or by calling the church office at (724) 352-2333.

The Michaels family to perform

ERNEST — The Michaels Family will be performing special music at the Ernest Bible Church on Oct. 13. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. The family will perform during worship at 10:45 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Commandment 11 in concert

The public is invited to an inspirational concert by Commandment 11, of Simpsonville, S.C., at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 13 at Christ Bible Fellowship Church, 178 Old Route 119 South, Indiana. Commandment 11 ministers at churches and also devotes a major part of their ministry to prisons and rehabilitation centers. A free-will offering will be received. Everyone attending is invited to a covered-dish dinner following the service.

Jacobs Brothers in concert

CLYMER — Fellowship Alive is sponsoring a special concert with the Jacobs Brothers at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Kenwood Church of the Nazarene, Clymer. Refreshments will follow.

The Jacobs Brothers have more than 50 years of gospel music ministry and produced more than 50 albums. Everyone is invited to attend.

Evangelistic team to visit

DIXONVILLE — The Two Lick Baptist Church, Dixonville, has invited the Merrill Evangelistic team to equip families with biblical and practical skills to succeed in our changing society. The family plays 12 different musical instruments. Preaching, drama and interactive learning tools will be utilized to strengthen your home. The conference will be held Oct. 13-16.

Services will be held at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. A children’s program will be provided.

For more information, call (724) 254-9035.

Soup sale

The Diamondville United Methodist Ladies Goodwill Circle will hold their annual soup and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the church.

Soup varieties include vegetable ham and bean. Soup will be on sale by the quart and pint, and baked goods and homemade pierogies will be on sale by the dozen.

Fall revival services

HOMER CITY — Fall revival services will be held Oct. 20 through Oct. 23 at Victory Baptist Church, 139 Wiley St., Homer City. The speaker is evangelist Ron Reilly. Services Sunday are at 5:30 p.m., and weeknight services are at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church at (724) 479-3494.

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 svcm2@hotmail.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 at the Marion Center Presbyterian Church will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. Proceeds benefit the Church Mission and Maintenance funds.

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