Upcoming community church events announced
Faithful Friends in concert
The Faithful Friends Quartet will perform at 5 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Indiana.
The Southern gospel four-part harmony quartet have been singing since 1990, and their mission is to “keep the message in the music.”
A free will offering will be taken at all performances.
CREEKSIDE — Nicholas Hudak, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania music major and vocalist, will perform Sunday during the 9 a.m. worship service at Creekside United Methodist Church.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Special camp meeting services
Bishop Darrell Gooden will be the special guest speaker at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at camp meeting services to be held at Cornerstone Worship Center, 500 Lenz Road, White Township.
Bishop Darrell Gooden is president of International Ministers Forum of Tallapoosa, Ga.
Founded in 1950, the forum is a fellowship of pastors, missionaries and evangelists numbering over 2000 members worldwide.
Pastor Paul Price invites the public to attend.
For more information, visit www.cornerstone worshipctr.org or call (724) 465-9911.
Cornerstone Brass will be performing at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the Indiana Wesleyan Methodist Church, on the corner of Church and 12th streets.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Old-fashioned hymn sing
PENN RUN — The Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run, will hold an old-fashioned hymn sing from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Hymn requests will be taken, and there will be food, fellowship and a photo booth.
Donations will be collected to benefit a 2014 mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico.
For more information, call Connie at (724) 549-3828 or visit www.you caring.com/HandsAnd FeetofJesus2014.
The event is supported by Bittersweet Ministries and Pastor Gilbert Romero, Church of the Brethren.
ERNEST — The Indiana/Cambria County Hymn and Gospel Sing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Ernest Bible Church, 11 Church Road, Ernest.
Come to sing, come to listen.
Everyone is welcome.
‘Christianity for Skeptics’
Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?
Creation Ministries International is coming to the Indiana area soon with answers to these important questions. Come and hear Dr. Jonathan Sarfati expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth. You’ll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is.
Dr. Sarfati will be at the Calvary Free Evangelical Church, 100 Ben Franklin Road South, White Township, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with “6 Days Really?” and at 10:55 a.m. with “Design, Deluge and Dilemma.”
He will also present “Christianity for Skeptics” at 6:30 p.m. and “Dinosaurs and the Most Asked Questions — Answered,” at 7:45 p.m. Monday in the Toretti Auditorium in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The program will include a question-and-answer session.
DERRY — The monthly ladies luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday at Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 N. Ligonier St., Derry. There will be good food, great conversation and fellowship. There is no cost for the meal. For more information, call (724) 694-8333 or visit derryfirstumc.org.
A gospel meeting will be held at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ on Old Route 119, Indiana, from June 11 to 15.
Weeknight and Saturday services will be at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday morning services will be at 10 a.m.; and Sunday afternoon services are at 3 p.m. Wayne Fussell, of Shreveport, La., will be speaking on various subjects in his sermons: “Amazing Grace,” “Why is God’s Grace so Amazing?,” “Are You Sold on Your Religion? (Part 1),” “Are You Sold on Your Religion?” (Part 2), “The Challenge of the Church” and “Dreaming of Heaven.”
For more information, call (724) 349-2037 or (724) 459-9427. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Southern gospel concert
The Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, Indiana, will hold a Southern gospel concert featuring Crossover and The Nelsons at 7 p.m. Friday.
Crossover is a local group from Mahaffey, and The Nelsons are well-known to fans of Southern gospel music. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received. There are no reserved seats, so everyone is advised to arrive early.
For more information, call the Rev. Charles Williamson at (724) 459-5944.
The annual Indiana Church of the Brethren yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. June 14 in the parking lot of the church, 905 McKnight Road, White Township.
Festival and bazaar
Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Lewisville, will be holding a festival and bazaar from 4 to 7 p.m. June 14 at the Church, located at 5620 Newport Road, Clarksburg. There will be a used book sale, basket raffle and homemade baked goods. Food items offered are lamb sandwiches, hot dogs, ham barbecues and sausage sandwiches, potato salad and baked beans and angel food cake, ice cream and strawberries.
Ice cream social
DAYTON — The Dayton United Methodist Fundraising Team is sponsoring an ice cream social from 4:30 to 7 p.m. June 14 at Dayton United Methodist Church.
The menu includes ham barbecue, hot dogs, macaroni salad, baked beans, chili, haluski, banana splits, sundaes, pie, angel food/strawberries and Dairy Queen ice cream. Quarts can be ordered ahead of time, $3.50 for a quart or $5.50 for two quarts.
For more information, call Charlotte Clowser at (814) 257-8781 or Peggy Blose at (814) 257-8102.
Father’s Day dinners
Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, corner of Tanoma Road and Route 286 East, Rayne Township, will hold a Father’s Day roast beef and holupki dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 15. The cost is $10 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and younger. The public is welcome. A fast takeout line is available.
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ROBINSON — The Helping Hands of Robinson Evangelical United Methodist Church will hold a turkey dinner on Father’s Day, June 15, in the church fellowship hall at 332 Mary St., Robinson.
The cost is $8 for adults and teens, $3 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children ages 4 and younger. Takeout is available.
KITTANNING — Harvest Community Church is offering a CPR training class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 19 and July 17 at the Kittanning Campus, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning. Those attending will receive a free CPR kit. Register at www.harvestpa.org. Classes are open to all.
SAXONBURG — A two-day yard sale benefiting Lutherlyn Day Camp will be held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20 and 21 in Centennial Hall at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 110 State St., Saxonburg.
Vendors can sell their items for $10 a table. Donations also are being accepted (no electronics). For tables, contact Gayle Gundlach at (724) 352-4205 by June 18. Setup will take place June 19.
The Community Day Camp will be held July 13 to 18 at St. Luke’s church.
Women’s fellowship dinner
PENN RUN — The Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Center Road, Penn Run, will hold a women’s fellowship dinner from 1 to 4 p.m., June 21.
Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center. Entree choices are baked chicken or steak. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Anyone interested must make a reservation by June 14 by calling (724) 349-6973 or (814) 743-5491. Leave a message and a return phone number.
Proceeds will be used for local mission work.
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
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 and 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.