COMMUNITY CHURCH EVENTS
MARION CENTER — A ham dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today 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.
A turkey dinner will be held beginning at 4 p.m. today at Cochran’s Mill Church, 2571 Garretts Run Road, near the fire hall in Burrell Township, Armstrong County.
The cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 6 through 12, and free for children 5 and younger. Takeout is available for 50 cents extra. For more information, call (724) 842-2291 or (724) 354-2010.
There will be an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1470 Bethel Church Road, Indiana.
Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 through 12, and free for children 4 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door. Carryout is also available.
Faithful Friends in concert
Faithful Friends Quartet will present two concerts at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Fourth and Church streets, Indiana. Faithful Friends is a Southern gospel quartet from Homer City. A free-will offering will be taken.
Spaghetti dinner/dessert auction
A spaghetti dinner and dessert auction will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, 100 S. Sixth St., Indiana.
Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger.
Takeouts are available. Proceeds benefit the Zion Youth Ministry.
KENWOOD — The Kenwood Church of the Nazarene invites the public to revival services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday with father-and-son evangelists the Rev. Gary Smith and the Rev. David Smith.
The Rev. Gary Smith graduated from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 40 years, pastoring in Arkansas, Virginia and six churches in Pennsylvania: Bradford, Knox, Brookville, Coraopolis, Homer City and Zelienople. He is a Bible-based “Holiness” preacher. The Rev. David Smith graduated from Nazarene Bible College/Pittsburgh District Training Center, and was ordained in 2007. He has been senior pastor of the Franklin Church of the Nazarene since the fall of 2007. He is also the Nazarene Sunday School Discipleship Ministries International Pittsburgh District chairman, part of the District Advisory Board for the Pittsburgh District, and coaches others studying to be in the ministry. Prior to becoming senior pastor, the Rev. David Smith was a full-time youth pastor at Homer City Church of Nazarene. He is married to Sandy Smith and they have two children, Michael, 14, and Rachel, 9.
Friday Night Light
PENN RUN — Friday Night Light will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Center Road, Penn Run.
This approximately two-hour gathering, sponsored by five area churches, features a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing, devotions, special music, testimonies, prayer and refreshments. Pastor Walt Misner from the Maple Grove Church of God will be hosting. All are welcome. The summer Friday Night Light (June, July and August) will be campfire night, weather permitting.
For more information, call (724) 349-1464 or (724) 463-0420.
Family movie night
CLYMER — The Clymer Alliance Church, 690 Franklin St., Clymer, is holding family movie night at 7 p.m. Friday.
The movie “Amazing Grace,” based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce, who was a member of the British Parliament in the 18th century, will be shown.
Admission is free as are the refreshments that will be available in the fellowship area. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (724) 254-0615.
Day of Service ideas needed
The Summit Church, 2707 West Pike, White Township, is planning to conduct a Day of Service on May 4, and both organizational and individual ideas are needed for the Elevate Project. Volunteers are anxious to make an impact in the area. Contact Executive Pastor Dan Miller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARMAGH — A chicken barbecue will be held from noon to 4 p.m., May 4 at the Armagh United Methodist Church.
The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 11, and free for children 3 and younger.
Dinner includes a half of a chicken, parsley potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drink. The children’s dinner includes a drumstick.
Benefit car cruise
COMMODORE — Purchase Line United Methodist Church is holding a benefit car cruise starting at 4 p.m. May 4 to support the Russ and Becky Schuring family, who are missionaries to the indigenous people of Brazil.
There is no entry fee for the car cruise and everyone is invited to attend. The first 50 cars entered will receive a free gift bag. There will also be food available and chances to win a gift basket.
Pennsylvania Dutch buffet
PENN RUN — A Pennsylvania Dutch buffet will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. May 4 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Center Road, Penn Run.
The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 to 11. The menu includes chicken gravy with chunks of chicken, waffles, biscuits, noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetables, broccoli salad, coleslaw, desserts and drink.
Call (724) 463-0420 for more information.
BROOKVILLE — A giant rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and May 4 at 336 Madison Ave., Brookville. Proceeds benefit those in need through the Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry.
For more information, call (814) 265-0243 of (814) 220-0215.
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A rummage sale is being held starting at 9 a.m. May 4, at the fire hall in Burrell Township, Armstrong County. The sale is sponsored by Cochran’s Mills Church and benefits church camperships. There will be something for everyone.
Stuffed pork/chicken dinner
GIRTY — A stuffed pork chop or stuffed chicken breast dinner will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. May 4 at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Girty Road, Girty.
Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children ages 4 and younger.
The menu includes pork or chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, green beans, coleslaw, bread, homemade dessert and beverage. For questions or to place an order, call (724) 354-3022.
Mass with prayers, blessings
The Rev. William Kiel, pastor at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, White Township, will celebrate a Mass with prayers and blessings for healing at 2 p.m. May 5 at the church.
For more information, contact the church office at (724) 465-2210 or email email@example.com.
Missionary hymn sing
SAGAMORE — There will be a missionary hymn sing beginning at 2 p.m. May 5 at the Holiness Gospel Center Church, Cemetery Road, Sagamore. There will be special music and singing. Everyone is invited to attend.
BROCKWAY — There will be a Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach testifying meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the First Apostles’ Doctrine Church, 14530 Route 28, Brockway.
Come and share how Jesus has changed your life and hear how he is changing others through the power of the work of the cross. Call Apostle Jack L. Wisor at (814) 590-3898 or (814) 265-0243 for more information.
A soup lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grove Chapel Lutheran Church (near Musser’s Nursery). The cost is a free-will offering, and the menu includes vegetable soup with beef, dessert and beverage.
For takeout, please bring a container for the soup. All proceeds benefit church improvements.
The lunch is sponsored by the Grove Chapel Lutheran Church Women. Call (724) 464-0697 with any questions.
Clothing drive and recycling
SALTSBURG — The Saltsburg Methodist Church will have a clothing drive the first two weeks in May to replenish clothing for My Best Friend’s Closet. The next My Best Friend’s Closet will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 11 at the church, 813 Salt St., Saltsburg.
Gently used clothing is sought for babies, children, teens, men and women in all sizes. The clothing will then be available to anyone in need for free. Items can be dropped off at the church basement door in bags marked “MBFC.”
The church is also accepting old shoes, purses and clothing that can be used for rags and insulation. Items can be dropped off at the church basement door in bags marked “rags.”
For more information, call Barb at (724) 422-1050.
Swiss steak dinner
ROBINSON — The Helping Hands of the Robinson Evangelical United Methodist Church is holding a Mother’s Day Swiss steak dinner from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on May 12 at the church, at 332 Mary St., Robinson.
The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children ages 4 and younger eat for free. Takeouts are available.
Gospel music festival
ARMAGH — A gospel music festival will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. May 17 and 1 to 10 p.m. May 18 at the Armagh United Methodist Church.
Featured performers May 17 include The Choraliers & Pearl, Clowns For Jesus, Brenda Mishler and Amy Ward. The kitchen will be open from 5 to 8 p.m.
Performers May 18 include The Choraliers & Pearl, Clowns For Jesus, Brenda Mishler, Heaven 4 Shore, The Masters, Randy Simpson, Dwayne Kaufman and Diane Myers. The kitchen will be open from noon until 8 p.m.
The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, haluski, stromboli, pizza, dessert, pop, water and other items. A free-will offering will be accepted. Everyone is welcome to attend.