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on July 02, 2014 10:45 AM

Jacobs Brothers in concert

The Jacobs Brothers, of Dillsburg, will be in concert at 6 p.m. July 6 at the Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, Indiana.

The group is comprised of Bob and Mike Jacobs and Mike Lawver. The concert will feature gospel songs, old-time hymns and patriotic music. The service is open to all. A free-will offering will be received.

For more information, contact the Rev. Charles Williamson at (724) 459-5944.

Ladies luncheon

DERRY — Derry First United Methodist Church will host the monthly Ladies Luncheon at noon July 8 at the church, 311 N. Ligonier St., Derry. There is no cost for the meal. There will be good food, great conversation and fellowship.

Family festival

CHERRY TREE — The Lighthouse, Morning Star Ministries, 4886 Route 240, Cherry Tree, will hold its first Family Festival and Gospel Music-Fest July 9 to 13 at the church.

Family activities include sports, games, hayrides, hikes, overnight hobo camping, water park, camp fires, evening gospel sings and Bible teaching with anointed teachers of the word.

An outdoor candlelight Communion service, followed by a lantern launch, will be held during the evening of July 12.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge July 10 to 13 at the pavilion concession stand. Evening meals are available to all and free for youths and children. The evening meal schedule is:

• July 9, 6 p.m., Covered dish picnic at the pavilion.

• July 10, 6 p.m., hamburgers, fries and a drink, $3.

• July 11, 6 p.m., ham dinner, potatoes, green beans, applesauce and a drink, $3.

• July 12, 6 p.m. spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and drink, $3.

• July 13, noon to 2 p.m., barbecue chicken dinner, potatoes, green beans, Cole slaw and drink, $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3 to 11 and free for ages younger than 3.

All activities will be scheduled daily, except 1 to 4 p.m. July 12 water park activities, including Walking on Water, slides, dunking booth and more.

The congregation and Pastors Ken and Wilda Brown invite all to attend. Bring a camper or tent. Restrooms and hot showers will be available.

For more information, call (724) 254-2991, (814) 948-5765 or (814) 749-0008.

Sunday concerts

ROBINSON — The Robinson Church of the Brethren will hold gospel and contemporary Christian music concerts at 6 p.m. Sundays at the church, High Street, Robinson. The schedule is as follows:

• July 13, Contemporary Christian quartet, OneVoice, and the gospel duet Abraham’s Promise

• Sept. 21, Southern gospel music, CrossOver

Lutherlyn day camp

SAXONBURG — Lutherlyn Day Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 13 to 18 in Centennial Hall on church grounds, 110 State St., Saxonburg.

Grades 1 through 5 will be accepted. There will be Bible study, games, nature activities, crafts, songs, puppets, stories, field trips, a campfire and more. A magician show will be held July 17.

Before the official start of camp, there will be a family meet and great at 7:30 p.m. July 13 with light refreshments. Registration is $55 for the first child and $40 for a sibling. Scholarships are available.

To register and obtain scholarship information, call (724) 352-2333 or visit

CPR class

KITTANNING — Harvest Community Church is offering a CPR training class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 17 at the Kittanning Campus, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning. Those attending will receive a free CPR kit. Register at Classes are open to all.

Love Basket food drive

The Love Basket, a nonprofit, all volunteer emergency food assistance program for Indiana County, is holding a midyear church food drive to restock their shelves.

Area churches and individuals are invited to participate during the weekend of July 26 and 27 by collecting nonperishable food items or monetary donations.

Items may then be delivered between noon and 3 p.m. July 27 to the Love Basket Warehouse in the Robertshaw Building on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Alternate arrangements can be made as necessary.

All food is distributed through Indiana County churches. For more information, call (724) 349-3787.

Outdoor concert

PENN RUN — An outdoor concert will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. July 27 in the picnic pavilion at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run.

The Masters will perform at 3 p.m. A free picnic supper will be held at 4:45 p.m. Faithful Friends will perform at 5:30 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Back-to-School Blowout

ARMAGH — The second annual Back-to-School Blowout will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Valley Grace Brethren Church, at Routes 56 and 22, Armagh.

Teachers from the United School District, along with volunteers from the Women of Faith group of Valley Grace Brethren Church, have planned the event as a way to reach out to the children of the community and help them start the school year right.

The three rules for this free event are: children must be present to participate; children must be accompanied by an adult, regardless of age; and the event is not income-based. It is open to all school-age children.

There will also be a bake sale, with proceeds going to help children in need throughout the school year.

For more information, to volunteer or to set up a booth, call Donnalynn Custer at (814) 322-2198.

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