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Community church events announced

on August 02, 2014 10:44 AM

Cherry Run camp meeting

The 152nd Annual Camp Meeting at Cherry Run will feature fellowship and solid Biblical teaching through Sunday.

Evangelists for the week are Dr. Allan and Beth Coppedge and Dr. Larry Nichols. Sam and Pam Van Horn will lead with music evangelism. Dan and Katy Beth Searls, missionaries from Erd, Hungary, will present the missionary program. There will be chicken barbecue on Sunday evening.

Daily events include Bible study, worship, missions classes and recreation for children, youth and adults.

More information, including registration forms and a daily schedule, can be found at or at For additional information, contact Becky Addleman at (814) 267-4107.

Son Day in the Park

CLYMER — The sixth annual Son Day in the Park will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sherman Street Park, Clymer. The event is always free. An opening prayer, praise and worship service will be held at 7 p.m. today.

Participating churches are Clymer Christian & Missionary Alliance, Clymer United Methodist, Diamondville United Methodist, Dixonville Wesleyan, Purchase Line Church of the Brethren, Tanoma United Methodist and The Gap Ministry.

Judith Greene will begin the event with the welcome, and Anthony Frazier will give the opening prayer. The emcee will be Tom Pugh, pastor of the Penn Run Wesleyan Church. The main stage schedule follows:

• 2:05 to 2:30 p.m. — Lantern

• 2:30 to 3 p.m. — Anthony Frazier

• 3 to 4 p.m. — Sherri Denae

• 4 to 4:30 p.m. — Puppet play, intermission drawing

• 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Scent of Water

• 5:30 to 6 p.m. — Josh Moss and Sophie Smith

• 6 p.m. — Community basket drawing

• 6 to 7 p.m. — Keystone Heirs

• 7 to 8 p.m. — Impulse Melodic Crusade

• 8 p.m. — Final drawing.

For more information, call (724) 388-1714, email, visit or look for it on Facebook.

Mega sports camp

Indiana Alliance Church will offer a mega sports camp from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at the White Township Recreation Center, along East Pike, White Township.

The free camp is available for children age 4 through grade 6. There will be basketball, soccer and cheerleading. All skill levels are welcome. To register, call Stacy at (724) 388-2381.

Vacation Bible school

SMICKSBURG — Vacation Bible School will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday at Salem Lutheran Church, Smicksburg.

There will be Bible lessons, singing, crafts, snacks and more. For more information, call Anita Wertheimer at (724) 397-8188 or Sandy Alabran at (724) 286-9856.

Peach Festival

COMMODORE — Purchase Line United Methodist Church will hold a Peach Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 17107 Route 286 Hwy East, Commodore.

A variety of peach desserts will be available. Proceeds go toward the general budget. For more information, call (724) 254-1350.

Clothing drive

CHERRY TREE — A gently used school clothing donation drive will accept donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Kinport Assembly of God, 5658 Route 240, between Uniontown and Cookport.

All donated clothing will be available during the Back to School Giveaway Aug. 9. School supplies will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9. Registration begins at 9 a.m. No income information is taken. Children must be present and accompanied by an adult to receive new items and supplies.

Chicken dinner

ROBINSON — The Helping Hands of the Robinson Evangelical United Methodist Church will hold a chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 in the church fellowship hall, 332 Mary St., Robinson.

The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and younger. Take-outs are available.

Parish festival

CLYMER — The Church of the Resurrection Second Annual Parish Festival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 10 at the church, Third and Morris streets, Clymer.

Dinner begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes baked chicken or ham, macaroni and cheese or scalloped potatoes, broccoli Normandy or green beans, cornbread, rolls, salad and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

There will be a bounce house, games, 50/50, instants, festival food, refreshments, Sheetz gas gift card raffle, cake wheel, crafts, basket raffle and more. Music will be provided by a DJ. A live radio broadcast will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on AM 1450 WDAD with Bill Otto spinning the prize wheel. Door prize tickets are available Aug. 9 and 10 after Mass and can be registered at the festival booth.

Community praise service

BLAIRSVILLE — Churches of Blairsville come together at 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month to join in a time of worshipping God with musical praise. On Aug. 10, the United Presbyterian Church of Blairsville, 137 N. Walnut St., will host the service.

There will be congregational singing and special numbers. A time of light refreshments will follow. All are welcome. For more information, call (724) 459-7991.

Druckses to speak

Ron and Eileen Drucks will be speaking at Stifflertown Church, Cherry Tree, during the 10:30 service on Aug. 10. All are welcome to bring a covered dish and have a morning of fellowship.

Vacation Bible school

“Son Treasure Island” Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 to 15 at First Church of God, 541 Lutz School Road, Indiana.

Children from preschool through grade 6 may attend. There will be Bible storytime, games, music, crafts and snacks. For more information or to register, call Carol at (724) 422-8886.

Women’s retreat

STOYSTOWN — The Camp Allegheny Women’s Retreat will be held Aug. 15 to 17 at the camp, 100 Camp Allegheny Drive, Stoystown.

The retreat is for Christian women of all ages. Come and bring your friends. For more information or to register, visit To get forms to mail, email

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.

Christos Clothes Closet

HOMER CITY — Christos Clothes Closet at Homer City United Presbyterian Church, 40 E. Elm St., Homer City, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 16. There is a large selection of adult and children’s clothing, all free of charge. Please use the red door behind the Dollar General Store for entry. Call (724) 479-2695 to verify time and date.

Movie night

KITTANNING — Harvest Community Church will hold “God’s NOT Dead” movie night at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Kittanning Campus, 143 Reed Road. The movie and refreshments are free.

Service in the park

KITTANNING — All three campuses of Harvest Community Church will join together for a Church Service in the Park at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Kittanning Riverfront Park.

Preschool registration

DAYTON — Sunshine Preschool is now taking registration for fall semester classes. The preschool is held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the lower level of Dayton United Methodist Church.

Classes are open to children ages 3 to 5. Sunshine Preschool is a Christian-based school that provides a safe, secure and nurturing atmosphere where each child may grow emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually to develop a lifelong love for learning.

For more information, contact Tanya Bruno at (814) 257-0172 or the church office at (814) 257-8951.

Singles retreat

Christian Singles Fellowship, of the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, is offering a Retreat for Singles Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at the Jumonville Camp and Retreat Center, Hopwood.

Single, separated, divorced or widowed people are welcome. The retreat is open to singles of all denominations. For more information, contact Shari Walker at (724) 433-1236.

Fall Festival

DAYTON — The Dayton First Church of God will hold a Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church, 1059 Route 839, Dayton.

There will be vendors and baked goods. A hot lunch will be available. For more information, call (814) 257-8380.

CrossOver in concert

ROBINSON — The Robinson Church of the Brethren will hold a Southern gospel music concert with CrossOver at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church, High Street, Robinson.

Home party and craft vendors sought

PENN RUN — The Penn Run Christian Outreach Center will hold a Holiday Home and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run.

Home party vendors such as Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, etc., as well as crafters are needed for the show. Spaces range in cost from $10 to $20.

A silent auction and pie auction will also be held. Homemade soups and baked goods will also be available.

If interested in a space, contact Lori Fackler at (724) 349-2929, (724) 463-0420 or

Vendors and crafters needed

CLARKSBURG — The Women’s Association at Trinity Presbyterian Church will hold a Vendor and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church, 18 Clarksburg Road, Clarksburg.

Vendors will be limited to one table per business. Crafters are welcome. Tables are $15 for the first one and $10 for each additional table. A $25 basket raffle item will also be requested. Tables and chairs will be provided for each vendor/crafter. The deadline to apply for space is Oct. 18.

Homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts, soft drinks and water will be available. There will also be a bake sale. For more information or an application, contact Janet at (724) 639-3382 or

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