COMMUNITY CHURCH EVENTS
BROOKVILLE — A rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry, 336 Madison Ave., Brookville.
All proceeds go to those in need. For more information, call (814) 265-0243 or (814) 220-0215.
A patriotic cantata, paying tribute to our armed forces, will be held at 7 p.m. today at Pine Grove Church of God, Route 240, between Uniontown and Cookport.
Government Day service
A special Government Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Worship Center, 500 Lenz Road, White Township.
Elected officials will speak, and there will be a special message from Pastor Price, “A Reawakening,” which highlights a 1946 speech by President Harry S. Truman.
An outdoor service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Price will present the message “The Cost Of Freedom,” which examines the life and words of patriot Nathan Hale.
Pastor Price invites the public to attend these special services. For more information, visit www.cornerstoneworshipctr.org or call (724) 465-9911.
CREEKSIDE — A Civil War-themed puppet play, “Would You Like Johnnycake With That?”, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Center Presbyterian Church, Creekside.
Refreshments will be served at 11 a.m., and the regular worship service is at 11:30 a.m. The play is put on by children and volunteers of the church.
GLEN CAMPBELL — The annual strawberry festival will begin at noon Sunday at the historic First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell. Everyone is invited to attend.
The festival follows the 10 a.m. worship service. Three preludes will be played on the congregation’s pipe organ by music director/organist Mitchell Jerko.
The liturgical service begins at 10:15 a.m. with the Processional Hymn. The First Baptist choir, directed by Jerko and consisting of four IUP music majors, will sing a sacred anthem.
The Rev. Dr. Allan N. Campbell will preach the sermon “Serving a Demanding Christ and our Nation,” based on the Gospel of St. Luke 9:51-52.
The festival will be held at the church park across the street from the church building. There will be a variety of side dishes and picnic foods, hot dogs, hamburgers, meatless burgers, cold canned drinks, water and coffee.
The highlight of the festival is the homemade strawberry short cake, with a choice of angel food cake or traditional short cake. The dessert comes with strawberries and optional ice cream.
There will also be a drawing for theme baskets which participants can individually select to win. Drawing tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
Live music will be provided by The Country Friends, who perform informal country music. The lay church member chairing this year’s festival is Crystal Kalus.
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.
The 9Marks Reaching the Lost: Evangelism class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harvest Community Church, 637 Philadelphia St., fourth floor, Indiana.
The cost is $8. The class will be led by Pastor Scott Rising. A sign-up sheet will be available on Sundays, or contact the church office.
Friday Night Light
PENN RUN — Friday Night Light will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday under the pavilion, weather permitting, at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run. All are welcome.
Bring lawn chairs and campfire snacks. There will be volleyball, basketball, games and activities. The event is sponsored by Harmony Presbyterian Church, Maple Grove Church of God, Penn Run Wesleyan, Kenwood Church of the Nazarene and Penn Run Church of the Brethren.
For more information, call (724) 463-0420.
Worship in the Street
BLAIRSVILLE — Worship in the Street will be held on July 12 at the bandstand (old Diamond) in Blairsville. A barbecue dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. with a worship service to follow at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Blairsville Free Methodist Church Celebrate Recovery. For more information, call Pastor Rusty at (724) 422-5027.
CLYMER — Harvest Community Church will hold a sun and fun family picnic at 1 p.m. July 13 at the New Horizons Retreat Center in Clymer. Food will be served at 2 p.m.
Gospel concert series
ROBINSON — Robinson Church of The Brethren will present a free concert series on the following dates at the church, 211 High St., Robinson:
• July 21 — Crimson Stream
• Aug. 25 — Crossover
Concerts begin at 6 p.m. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the guest musicians. For more information, call (724) 676-0700.
Family movie night
HOMER CITY — Family movie night on the lawn will be held at dusk July 26 and 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.
PENN RUN — An outdoor concert featuring CrossOver and Faithful Friends will be held rain or shine from 3 to 7 p.m. July 28 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run.
Supper will be provided. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, call (724) 463-0420.
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. 11 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.