August 24, 2013 10:20 AM

H2O Extravaganza

COMMODORE — Purchase Line United Methodist Church will hold the H2O Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Cookport Fair Grounds.

There will be games for all ages, free drinks and ice cream. All games include water so bring a towel.

For more information, call (724) 422-6801 or visit

Church festival

VINTONDALE — The annual church festival will be held at 5 p.m. today in the pavilion at Blacklick Community United Methodist Church, 1453 Bracken Road, Vintondale.

There will be chicken, hot sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato/macaroni salad, baked beans, side dishes, desserts and beverages.

A choice of one meat, sides, dessert and beverage is $5 for adults and $2.50 for ages 12 and younger.

There will be games, and the gospel music group Chalice will perform at 6 p.m.

For more information, call (814) 446-5456.

Harvest Community Church events

Harvest Community Church, 637 Philadelphia St., Fourth Floor, Indiana will hold the following events:

• “Down by the Riverside” — The Indiana and Kittanning campuses of Harvest Community Church will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Murtha Amphitheatre, Kittanning Riverfront Park, Water Street, Kittanning. There will be live music with the Harvest Band, a gospel-centered message, public baptism, a children’s party and a free picnic.

• Family Fun Booth — The Harvest Community Church Family Fun Booth will be open Sunday through Aug. 31 at the Indiana County Fair.

Roast beef dinner

UREY — A roast beef dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Urey. There will also be a trash and treasure sale.

The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffed cabbage, haluski, salad, dessert and beverage. Takeouts will be available.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6 to 10. For more information, call (814) 938-4575.

Gospel concert series

ROBINSON — The Robinson Church of the Brethren’s free concert series will present Crossover at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 211 High St., Robinson. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the guest musicians. For more information, call (724) 676-0700.

Ice cream for breakfast

ARMAGH — The second annual Ice Cream for Breakfast with Faith will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 31 at the Armagh Fire Hall.

In exchange for a donation, those attending will receive an ice cream sundae with their favorite toppings. There will also be music, crafts, clowns, balloon animals and face painting at 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit Give Kids the World Village.

Gospel music concert

An evening of gospel music featuring CrossOver and Channing Eleton will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, Indiana.

CrossOver is comprised of Beau and Jeanine Litz, their son Shane and his wife, Cortney (Fry). Eleton is the former pianist for Poet Voices and Gold City.

The public is invited. Tickets are not necessary, but a free-will offering will be received. For more information, contact the Rev. Charles Williamson at (724) 459-5944.

Friday Night Light

PENN RUN — Friday Night Light will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run. The gathering will be held under the pavilion, weather permitting.

There will be a campfire, snacks, volleyball, basketball, 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.

All are welcome. Bring a lawn chair and a friend. For more information, call (724) 463-0420.

Cowboys for Christ

KITTANNING — Cowboys for Christ, an interdenominational ministry, will hold an informal monthly Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m., beginning Sept. 9, in Kittanning. Anyone interested in attending should call Paulette at (724) 545-1403 for directions.

Theater group to begin

DAYTON — The Dayton Community Players theater group will begin a new season at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Dayton United Methodist Christian Life Center, 105 E. Church Ave., Dayton.

The director of the group is Susan Scaife. Anyone in the surrounding area of Dayton who would like to be a part of the theater group is invited. If you are unable to attend and would still like to join, call (814) 257-8951.

Used book sale

The 45th annual Newman Used Book Sale will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the St. Thomas More University Parish and Catholic Student Center, 1200 Oakland Avenue, Indiana.

For more information, call (724) 463-2277 or visit

Fun in the fall

The second annual Fun in the Fall celebration will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 398 Church St., Indiana. An ice cream social will begin at 6 p.m.

The event is hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church and Victory Christian Assembly and will be held rain or shine. Admission and food are free. There will be games, prizes, music and more. Everyone is welcome.

Preschool openings

ELDERTON — Butterfly Hill Preschool at Elderton Presbyterian Church, 115 N. Main St., has limited openings for the 2013-14 preschool year, starting in September.

The Christian-based preschool has the following openings: Pre-K 4- to 5-year-olds, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 3-year-olds, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 2-year-olds, Toddler Time, call for available classes and times.

For more information or a registration form, call (724) 354-3118, (724) 354-2978 or (724) 801-8447.

Home-school co-op group

The Indiana County Christian Homeschoolers will have classes starting in September in Indiana. The new co-op group, which supports family-centered home-schooling, is focused on sharing a passion for home learning.

This is a way for home-schooled children to socialize and make friends. It is also a way to share in education.

For more information, contact Patty Fairbanks at (734) 552-5819 or

Holy Land trip

HOMER CITY — The Rev. Dr. Paul Morris, a retired pastor from Homer City, will lead a group on a 10-day Holy Land trip. The journey includes Galilee, Nazareth, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, the Garden Tomb and more.

The travel/study program has been arranged by Educational Opportunities, a Christian tour company. Their main objective is to provide pastors and laity affordable first-class learning experiences in the lands of the Bible. The tour provides sightseeing, daily devotions and lectures.

The all-inclusive cost of the pilgrimage is $3,346 from Pittsburgh. For more information, contact Dr. Morris at (814) 241-1323 or

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