May 25, 2013 11:00 AM

Missions celebration

ALVERDA — Missions Around the World, 11076 Route 553 in Alverda, is holding a special celebration through Sunday to mark seven years at its location.

Family and Friends Day will begin at noon today with a covered-dish picnic lunch, followed by games, fishing, prizes, activities, fun and fellowship.

The Teen Challenge Choir will sing and share testimonies at 6:30 p.m., followed by a hot dog roast.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Teen Challenge Choir. A dedication service will be held at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Garland, of Virginia. He will also minister at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call (814) 948-7423.

Southern-style dinner

HOME — The Washington Presbyterian Church will hold a Southern-style dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the church, Washington Church Road, next to the intersection of Routes 119 and 85, Home.

The menu includes barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, cake and beverages. Eat in or take out.

Proceeds benefit the Old Washington Cemetery and the Washington Church General Mission Fund.

Special guest

DIXONVILLE — The Dixonville Wesleyan Methodist Church invites everyone to come to the 11:45 a.m. worship Sunday to hear World Gospel Missionary Barbara Pinkley. She is a nurse, midwife, instructor, and assistant/acting principal at a nursing school in Tenwek Hospital, Kenya.

Pinkley received her education at Fort Wayne Bible College, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Arizona State University; the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.

For more information, contact Pastor Mike Fisher at (724) 254-1930.

Children’s choir to perform

The Watoto Children’s Choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Graystone Presbyterian Church, 640 Church St., Indiana.

Church hosting seminar

Are you in debt? Tired of having month left at the end of your money? Would you like to learn how to dump your debt and actually have a cash reserve?

Plan to attend Dave Ramsey’s video series “Financial Peace University.” This nine-week course will take you step by step through a process that actually works and will change your life for the better.

The Clymer Alliance Church at 690 Franklin St. will host the program every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for nine weeks, beginning this Tuesday. There is a modest cost for tuition to attend the classes.

To get a free preview of what to expect, stop by the church at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For details about the course and the price (from someone who has already attended and is living differently now), call (724) 840-8436.

Anyone looking for a better way to handle their finances is welcome.

Rummage sale

BROOKVILLE — A giant rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and June 1 at 336 Madison Ave., Brookville.

Proceeds benefit those in need through the Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry.

For more information, call (814) 265-0243 of (814) 220-0215.

Gospel singer to perform

ALVERDA — Country gospel singer Joyce Igo will be performing at 6 p.m. June 1 at the Alverda Faith Tabernacle. Everyone is invited to attend.

Please bring a covered dish to share after the service.

Indoor yard sale

PENN RUN — An indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run.

Among the things for sale are clothing, toys, household items, baked goods and more. Lunch will be served and representatives from Avon and other companies will be in attendance.

Call (724) 349-2929 for more information.

Yard sale

CHERRY TREE — The Lighthouse, Morning Star Ministries, will hold a gigantic yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 at the church, located at 4886 Route 240, between Uniontown and Cookport.

The yard sale will have many great items, including clothing, electronics, Christmas decorations, household items and more. A bake sale and car wash will also be held.

The concession stand will be open and selling hot dogs, hamburgers, soup and more.

There is also a large playground on site for the children to enjoy. All proceeds go to the Mexico missions. The church is sending a team of 10 in October to a boys’ ranch in Monterrey, Mexico, to help with the construction of a medical center. The team will also minister to the poor and needy on the streets with food and medical supplies.

All monetary donations are tax deductible. Checks should be payable to Morning Star Ministries Missions.

Jacobs Brothers to perform

The Jacobs Brothers, of Dillsburg, will appear at the Independent Traditional Holiness Church at 10:40 a.m. June 1.

The Jacobs Brothers, Bob and Mike, formed the group in 1962. They are veterans of gospel music and are dedicated to the ministry of spreading the gospel through music. The third member, Mike Lawver, joined the group in 1972.

Tickets are not necessary, but an offering will be received for the Jacobs Brothers ministry. For more information, call the Rev. Charles Williamson at (724) 459-5944.

Revival services

Revival services will be held from June 2-4 with chalk evangelist the Rev. Jim Ellsmore at the Montgomery Church of the Brethren, 5227 Purchase Line Road, in Purchase Line.

A morning worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. June 2, with 7:30 p.m. revival services held June 2-4.

The Rev. Ellsmore was born in Glen Campbell and came to know Christ at the age of 26 in his grandfather’s church. He worked as a missionary pastor in Alaska from 1968-79 and has also ministered in Maine, New York and Pennsylvania. Special music is planned for each evening and everyone is invited to attend.

Testifying meeting

BROCKWAY — There will be a Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach testifying meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 3 at the First Apostles’ Doctrine Church, 14530 Route 28, Brockway.

Come and share how Jesus has changed your life and hear how he is changing others through the power of the work of the cross. Call Apostle Jack L. Wisor at (814) 590-3898 or (814) 265-0243 for more information.

Friday Night Light

PENN RUN — Friday Night Light will be held at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Center Road, Penn Run.

The event will be held outdoors under the pavilion, weather permitting, with a campfire. Bring lawn chairs and campfire snacks. There will be 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. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Royal Fun Faire

CLYMER — Calvary Baptist Church will hold a free Royal Fun Faire and cookout from 6 to 8 p.m. June 8 at the church, Route 286, two miles east of Clymer.

The cookout includes hotdogs, popcorn, snow cones and more. There will be games, crafts, face painting, balloons and a bouncy inflatable castle and slide.

Those ages 4 through those entering grade 6 in the fall and their families are invited. Register for the upcoming Bible school to be held June 17 to 21 and enter drawing for a special prize.

For more information, call (724) 254-2140 or visit Facebook.

Party planned

JOHNSTOWN — Resurrection Parish, 408 8th St., Johnstown, is holding its first Groovin’ in the Grove summer party featuring Tom Watt, the Buffetman, from 7 to 10 p.m. June 8 at the Resurrection Picnic Grove, 926 Cooper Ave., Tanneryville. Gates open at 6 p.m. with $5 per carload entry fee. Food and beverages will be available. Call (814) 539-5788 for more information.

Summer festival

JOHNSTOWN — Resurrection Parish, 408 8th St., Johnstown, is holding its fourth annual Parish Summer Festival starting at 10:30 a.m. June 9 at the Resurrection Picnic Grove, 926 Cooper Ave., Tanneryville. The festival starts with 10:30 a.m. outdoor Mass and includes throughout the day: The Conniptions from 1 to 4 p.m., and the Flood City Brass from 5 to 9 p.m.

Ethnic foods to be available include lamb, pierogies, haluski, pigs, hot sausage, kielbasa, pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, baked goods, a bar and more. There will also be games of chance and bingo. Parking is free. Call (814) 539-5788 for more information.

Movie night

NuMINE — New Hope Assembly of God in NuMine will be hosting a pre-Father’s Day community movie night beginning at 6 p.m. June 14. The movie being shown is “Last Ounce of Courage,” a family-oriented and award-winning film.

There is no admission charge and there will be drawings for prizes. Refreshments will be available. The community is invited. The night is sponsored by HonorBound, Men of Promise.

For more information or directions, call (724) 783-7353.

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