November 02, 2013 7:00 AM

Pennsylvania Dutch buffet

PENN RUN — A Pennsylvania Dutch buffet will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run.

The menu includes chicken gravy with chunks of chicken, waffles, biscuits, noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetables, broccoli salad, coleslaw, desserts and drinks. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for ages 3 through 11. Call (724) 463-0420 for more information.

Bazaar and bake sale

PINE FLATS — A bazaar and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Morningstar Community Building, Starford. Proceeds benefit the Pine Flats Church of God.

There will be new and used Christmas and holiday items, decorations and winter clothing. There will also be cakes, pies, cookies, candy, bread, rolls and soup for sale.

Scottish service

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., Indiana, welcomes the public to celebrate Scottish heritage with the festival of Saint Andrew on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The annual event will feature a bagpiper, a procession of the clans, Gaelic music and worship. A time of fellowship featuring a high tea follows the service. Refreshments such as Scottish shortbreads, assorted cookies, tea sandwiches and beverages will be provided. Those attending are encouraged to dress in Scottish attire. Call (724) 463-9197 for more information.

Turkey dinner

KENT — A turkey dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kent.

The menu includes roast breast of turkey and stuffing, whipped potatoes with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, salad, fresh rolls, assorted desserts and beverages. The cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6. Takeout is available.

Swiss steak dinner

ROBINSON — The Helping Hands of Robinson Evangelical United Methodist Church will hold a Swiss steak dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, 332 Mary St., Robinson.

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

Election Day dinners

HEILWOOD — The Heilwood Presbyterian Church Election Day dinner will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Dinner includes ham, parsley potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and dessert.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All takeouts are $10.

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BRUSH VALLEY — An Election Day pancake and sausage meal will be served from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brush Valley Chapel, Route 259, between Brush Valley and Yellow Creek State Park.

The variety of pancakes will include regular, blueberry, chocolate chip and buckwheat. Meals include beverage and dessert. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 4 through 12 and free for younger than 4.

Takeout is available. Proceeds benefit the Brush Valley Lutheran Cemetery Association and Brush Valley Chapel. Everyone is welcome.

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ARMAGH — An Election Day luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Armagh United Methodist Church, Armagh.

The menu includes bean and vegetable soup, sandwiches, beverage and dessert. Soup is also available by the quart for $5. Cast your vote then come and have lunch with us.

Testifying meeting

BROCKWAY — There will be a Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach testifying meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday 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.

13-week Bible course

KITTANNING — “Interpreting the Bible,” a 13-week college course, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting next week, in Room 9, Harvest Community Church, Kittanning Campus.

The cost is $25, and the cost of an ESV Study Bible if you don’t already own one. For more information or to enroll, call the church office at (724) 548-5643 or email

Guest speaker

Dr. Abel Robles will be the special guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Worship Center, 500 Lenz Road, White Township.

Dr. Robles is the senior pastor and founder of Oakpointe Christian Center in New Castle. He has a Doctor of Divinity degree from Southern California Theological Seminary as well as a degree in biblical studies from Fort Wayne Bible College and John Brown University.

Pastor Paul Price invites the public to attend. For more information, visit or call (724) 465-9911.

Harvest festival

Graystone Presbyterian Church and Child Evangelism Fellowship invite children age 3 through grade 6 to the annual Harvest Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Graystone Presbyterian Church, 640 Church St., Indiana.

No costumes please. For more information or to register, call the church office at (724) 349-5556.

Fellowship group to meet

A meeting of Children and Youth for Christ will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Christ Bible Fellowship Church, Route 119 South, Indiana. The group is for ages eight through 18. Activities include arts, crafts, games, music and food. All other meetings are on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call Heather at (724) 726-5456.

Art exhibit fundraiser

MARCHAND — There will be an exhibit of art created by Marchand-area residents from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Marchand United Methodist Church. A bake and craft sale will be held with proceeds to benefit the church’s building fund.

There will also be a trash and treasure sale with vendors. For more information, call Marian at (724) 286-9140.

Visitation of the Miraculous Icon of St. Anna

BLACK LICK — The Miraculous Icon of St. Anna will be at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Black Lick, Nov. 9 and 10. The church will be open for veneration of the icon starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 9. There will be a briefing on the history of the icon and a lecture on prayer at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Great Vespers will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 9. Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The public is invited to view and venerate the icon.

Vendor show

PENN RUN — The Penn Run Church Christian Outreach Center, a ministry of the Penn Run Church of the Brethren, will hold a vendor show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the center, 75 Grace Church Road, Penn Run.

A pie auction will begin at noon. Pies to be donated for the auction include peanut butter, no sugar added apple, pumpkin, coconut creme, chocolate creme, lemon meringue, raisin, chocolate French silk, surprise, graham cracker cream, cream cheese nut, shoofly, eight count apple dumplings and more.

Vendors include: Avon, Celebrating Home, Chateau Christine, Pampered Chef, Scentzy, Stampin’ Up!, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Tomboy Tools, Siplada Designs, Amanda Designs, Wendy’s Little Shop of Baskets, Origami Owl, Penelope Ann and K T Wax & Warmers.

The church will be selling sandwiches, homemade vegetable beef and chicken noodle soup as well as baked goods. Soup can be purchased by the bowl, pint or quart. Proceeds benefit the ministries of the Penn Run Church of the Brethren. For more information, call the church office at (724) 463-0420.

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner

NEW FLORENCE — An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at Faith Lutheran Church, 6810 Route 22, New Florence.

The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, green beans, Italian bread, assorted cakes and drinks.

Local veterans will be on hand to accept a free-will offering. Takeout is available.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Tomorrow’s Hope Transitional Housing and Service Center for veterans, 6260 Heverly Blvd., Coalport.

Power Team

The Power Team will be at Kinport Assembly of God at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 to 17.

The Power Team is a group of world-class athletes who have performed the world’s greatest exhibitions of power, strength, speed, inspiration and motivation in every state and in more than 40 countries for almost 40 years. These giant men, many weighing more than 300 pounds, can blow up hot water bottles like balloons, snap baseball bats like twigs, lift telephone poles overhead, rip phone books and license plates like pieces of paper, and smash walls of ice and concrete.

The Power Team has several world-record holders, former NFL football players and professional wrestlers. They have been endorsed by more than 50 governors, senators and congressmen for their positive contribution to the lives of America’s youth.

For more information, contact Pastor Chris Massey at (814) 743-5532.

Thanksgiving Concert of Praise

The 19th annual Community Thanksgiving Concert of Praise has been scheduled for Sunday evening, Nov. 24, at Graystone Church in Indiana.

Doors to the church will open at 5:30 p.m., the prelude music with the Sounds of Grace Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Keith Young, will begin at 6 p.m. and the actual concert will get under way at 6:30. The community is cordially invited to participate.

This community concert will be broadcast on WMUG-FM (105.1 FM) in Indiana and shared around the world for our men and women in the armed forces on the Web at Refreshments will follow in the gathering room, according to the host pastor, the Rev. Rick Hurley.

This year’s lineup of talent features The Indi-Annas; the Spring Valley Singers; organist Evan Bellas; Frank and Rosalie Petrillo; a women’s trio consisting of Dawn Winstead, Carol Harkleroad and Debra Moore; comedian Ron Droske; pastor-singer Paul Thompson; the Graystone Bell Choir; classical soloist Rebecca Driscoll; The Regal Brass with director Nevin Saylor; The Sounds of Grace Orchestra; and the Pittsburgh Gospel Lights.

J.D. Varner, the executive director of the Christian Witness Media Ministries, is the producer of this annual concert.

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