November 09, 2013 10:44 AM

Every Saturday in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family and community related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area.

Sacred service

GLEN CAMPBELL — A special sacred service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the historic First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell.

The service includes the Dedication of Infants, choir and organ music, a sermon from the Rev. Dr. Allan N. Campbell, followed by brunch in the fellowship hall.

The choir, under the direction of Mitchell Jerko, will be double its usual size with IUP voice majors, singing “Walk Worthy,” by Joseph Martin, and “Here I Am, Lord,” arranged by Craig Courtney. Jerko will also present preludes, an offering organ solo, and an organ postlude.

The Rev. Dr. Campbell will preach a sermon from the lectionary titled: “A Different Form of Eternal Life.”

All are welcome to attend and participate. For more information, call (724) 463-0018.

Veterans invited to attend service

The Indiana Alliance Church, 2510 Warren Road, White Township, is inviting veterans, reservists and active members of the military to attend the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday.

Pastor Jack Williams, a Vietnam veteran, and the church wishes to thank and honor veterans for their service and sacrifice during the service.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Songsters in concert

SHELOCTA — The Songsters will be performing in concert at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Curry Run Church, Shelocta. Everyone is invited to attend.

Hymn sing

COMMODORE — The Indiana/Cambria County Hymn Sing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the East Mahoning Baptist Church, 4988 Purchase Line Road, Commodore. Come to sing, come to listen. Everyone is welcome.

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, Monday, 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. Thursday through Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 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.

Turkey dinner

CLYMER — A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Clymer Alliance Church, 690 Franklin St., Clymer.

The meal is to kick off the annual Mission Conference, which will feature Judy Thompson, who has ministered in several countries including Ecuador, Philippines and most recently Germany. Thompson will be speaking as well as showing a video and articles she has acquired from these locations after the meal Saturday, during Sunday school and in both morning worship and Sunday evening services.

Please bring a covered dish and plan to join us on Nov. 16, or just come Nov. 17 to hear firsthand what God has been doing through Thompson in the field. Call (724) 254-0615 for times or more details.

Pork, holupki and halushki dinner

CLYMER — A pork, holupki and halushki dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, 465 Morris St., Clymer.

Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children young than 6 eat for free. Take out is available and everyone is welcome.

Roll sale

HOMER CITY — A nut, poppyseed and apricot roll sale will be held Nov. 18-19 at St. Mary’s Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church, 279 Yellow Creek St., Homer City.

The cost is $10 each. Call (724) 479-2012 to place an order. No pickups before 2 p.m. on Nov. 18-19.

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.

Mission trip to Holy Land

A unique mission trip to the Holy Land, led by Jan Ogden, of Indiana, will take place April 27 to May 9, 2014.

Visit the land where Jesus lived, walked and was crucified. The journey incorporates volunteering and serving the people who live in the Holy Land while also visiting holy sites.

The trip is sponsored by the United Methodist Church USA. People of all faiths are invited. For more information, email or call (724) 388-5569.

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