NEW Church events

Every Saturday in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family- and community-related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area.

Worship service

Grove Chapel and Harmony Grove Lutheran churches will welcome guest speaker Linda Schaeffer to the 10 a.m. combined worship service Sunday, which will be held at 2539 Grove Chapel Road, Rayne Township. All are welcome!

Spaghetti dinner

ISELIN — Iselin Community Church will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 31.

Homecoming service

Crete Presbyterian Church, 25 Brady Road, Indiana, will continue its 225th anniversary celebration with a special Homecoming Worship and Communion Service at 11 a.m. Sept. 1.

Crete Family Faith stories will be shared with former pastors present:  the Rev. Larry Armstrong (1979-1985) and the Rev. Carol Orr  (1986-2004). A covered dish dinner follows worship.

For more information or to make a dinner reservation, contact the pastor, the Rev. Katie Ward Stear, at (724) 464-3031.

Church festival

VINTONDALE — Blacklick Community United Methodist Church, 1453 Bracken Road, will hold its annual church festival Sept. 7.

There will be an antique and classic car and tractor show starting at 2 p.m., as well as food for purchase from 4 to 6 p.m. and games for all ages.

Scrapbook and card-making retreat

PENN RUN — A scrapbook and card-making retreat will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run.

All paper crafters are welcome. The registration deadline is Oct. 12.

For more information, please call the church office at (724) 463-0420.

Chicken barbecue

BLAIRSVILLE — Hopewell Methodist Church, 150 Hopewell Road, is hosting its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Meals will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Meals available are: $8 for leg quarter, $10 for breast and $12 for a half chicken. All meals will have a baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, roll and dessert.

All meals will be served as takeout and all are welcome to eat at the church pavilion.

To purchase tickets, please call Jodi Cunkelman at (724) 549-2169.

Fall craft show

COMMODORE — Purchase Line United Meth-odist Church, 17107 Route 286, will hold a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Applications are being accepted from craft and home vendors and are due by Nov. 4.

Contact Rose Lydick at (724) 254-9376 or the church at (724) 254-1350 for more information.

Annual holiday craft show

PENN RUN — Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, will hold its annual holiday craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

Registrations are now being accepted from craft and home vendors.

There will be a silent auction from 9 to 11:30 a.m., a pie auction at noon and a homemade soup and bake sale as well as concessions.

Contact Lori Fackler for registrations and payment information at or before 9 p.m. at (724) 349-2929.