Community church events planned
Prom gown sale
KITTANNING — A prom gown sale will be held from noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Whitesburg United Methodist Church, Route 422, Kittanning.
Prom gowns and jewelry will be available. Prom gowns are $50 each. Some still have tags showing prices of $300. The event is a fundraiser for a new ministry, The Celebration of Life, www.tcolife.org.
Whitesburg UMC has private dressing rooms and will be staffed with TCOL volunteers. Light refreshments will be offered to benefit the church and TCOL ministries.
New and gently used prom gowns and accessories may be dropped off at the church on either day of the sale. For more information, call (412) 513-6438.
Pancake and sausage dinners
HOMER CITY — The annual Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hope Lutheran Church, 35 Ridge Ave., Homer City.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. All proceeds go to ELCA Men in Mission. Dine in or carry out. For tickets, call the church office at (724) 479-9431.
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HOMER CITY — A pancake and sausage dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer City United Methodist Church, 2 S. Main St., Homer City. The dinner is $6 per person and takeout is available. The event is sponsored by the Harvest Anglican Church with all proceeds to benefit missions and outreach. Call (724) 599-2554 with any questions.
Open house/ preschool registration
BLAIRSVILLE — Happy Time Preschool is hosting an open house and fall registration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, Blairsville. The preschool, an outreach program of the church, has openings for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. For more information, call (724) 459-6155.
SPRING CHURCH — The Spring Church Lutheran Church spring session of Faith Friends in kindergarten through sixth grade continues each Tuesday evening through April 8. Each session begins at 5 p.m. with a light supper followed by a Bible story and craft. Sessions will conclude at 6:30 p.m.
If school is canceled during the day due to weather, Faith Friends will be canceled as well. The theme is “Trust in God.”
On April 8, friends and family are invited for a spaghetti supper and to assemble gifts for shut-ins. For more information, call the church at (724) 478-1528 or Alice Hilty at (724) 845-5831 or email email@example.com.
SAGAMORE — A revival meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sagamore Holiness Gospel Center. The speakers will be Pastor Kal Henry and Evangelist Rick Cope. For more information, call (724) 910-9125.
COMMODORE — The Purchase Line United Methodist Church, Commodore, will be holding a chocolate festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Donations will be collected and patrons can sample a variety of chocolate desserts. All proceeds benefit the church’s fuel fund.
CREEKSIDE — The Church of the Resurrection, Ernest site, will serve a Lenten fish fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Creekside Fire Hall. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and under.
The meal consists of baked or fried fish, parsley potatoes or haluski, green beans or mixed vegetables, coleslaw or applesauce, choice of assorted homemade desserts, roll, butter and beverage. Takeouts are available.
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St. Bernard Regional Catholic School will hold its annual Lenten fish fries on Fridays through April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the church’s social hall at 200 Clairvaux Drive, White Township.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the event, every 50th person eating in will receive their meal for only 20 cents.
BLAIRSVILLE — SS. Simon and Jude Parish Center, Morrow Street, Blairsville, will be selling pierogies for $6 by the dozen (frozen) beginning at 10 a.m. on March 8.
ROBINSON — The Helping Hands of the Robinson Evangelical United Methodist Church is holding a chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9 in the church building, 332 Mary St., Robinson.
The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and younger. Takeout is available.
Lenten soup luncheons
Soup luncheons open to the entire community will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays during Lent, beginning March 11, at Zion Lutheran Church, Sixth and Church streets, Indiana.
Every Tuesday, three different soups, including a vegetarian selection, will be offered with bread and dessert. Takeouts will be available. Diners will be asked to make free-will offerings to benefit the church’s Community Food Pantry.
The March 11 soup menu is Tuscan vegetable soup, lasagna soup and Italian chicken soup.
Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana will hold liturgies at 12:10 p.m. every Wednesdays from March 12 through April 9, at the church.
The Shannock Valley Ministerium will hold community Lenten services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays with the theme “Jesus Says ‘I Am’ in the Gospel of John.” The schedule is:
• March 12, First Lutheran, Pastor Steve Kromer, “From Him.”
• March 19, NuMine Bible Fellowship of the Nazarene, Messenger Ralph Kilgore Jr., “I Am He.”
• March 26, St. Mary, Mother of God, Yatesboro, The Rev. Bruce Shannon, “Before Abraham Was, I Am.”
• April 2, NuValley Presbyterian, Sister Jackie Trzeciak, “Not of the World.”
• April 9 New Hope Assembly of God, Pastor Justin Lamison, “No More in the World.”
• April 16, St. Paul Congregational Church, Dallas Silvis, “A King.”
Good Friday services, April 18: Cross Walk, 11 a.m., Rural Valley United Methodist Church. Community service, noon, Rural Valley United Methodist. Pastor Tim Lewis, “Willing to Die for Them.” All offerings benefit people in need in the community.
DIXONVILLE — The Impulse Youth Group will hold a craft/vendor sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at the Dixonville Wesleyan Church Ministry Center, Dixonville.
Tables are available for $10 each. Food will also be available for sale. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call Tammy at (724) 254-2202, Marty at (724) 254-7400, or the church office at (724) 254-1930.
Ladies Day Out Tea
FIVE POINTS — Women Growing in Faith will be hosting a Ladies Day Out Tea, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. on March 29, at Harmony Grove Lutheran Church, 6584 Five Points Road, Five Points.
Michele Huey, writer of the weekly “God, Me and a Cup of Tea” column in The Indiana Gazette, will be the guest speaker with the topic “What Kind of Bag Are You?” Lunch will be provided and there will be door prizes. The cost is $15 per person.
For tickets, call Belva Marco at (724) 349-0675 or Myrna Orr at (724) 397-2615, or mail the number of reservations and a check with the full amount to Belva Marco, 1790 Dark Hollow Road, Indiana, PA 15701. Reservations are due by March 15.
Drama to be performed
DAYTON — The Dayton Community Theater Group will perform “A Golden Fleecing,” by R. Eugene Jackson, March 29 at the Christian Life Center, 105 E. Church Ave., Dayton. The performance is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Englewood, Colo.
The cost is $10 per person. There will be a buffet meal with sandwiches, salads and ice cream bars. Proceeds will go to roof repair at Dayton United Methodist Church.
Trip to the Holy Land
The Rev. Paul Morris is planning to lead a group trip to the Holy Land. The group will depart on Nov. 10 for a 10-day trip that includes visits to Galilee, Nazareth, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem and the Garden Tomb.
The travel/study program has been arranged by Educational Opportunities, a Christian tour company whose main objective is to provide pastors and laity with affordable, first-class learning experiences in the land of the Bible. The tour will include sightseeing, daily devotions and informative lectures.
The cost of the pilgrimage is an all-inclusive price of $3,346 and leaves from Pittsburgh. For a brochure or more information, contact the Rev. Morris at (814) 241-1323 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic school applications
St. Bernard Regional Catholic School, 300 Clairvaux Drive, White Township, is accepting applications to register for the 2014-15 school year for 3-year-old preschool through eighth grade.
Tuition assistance is available for all grades, and beginning this year a Tuition Transfer Grant is also available for grades one through eight. This is a grant that will be offered to students transferring from a public, private, charter or home school.
Visit the office or call (724) 465-7139 for an application.