November 16, 2013 10:59 AM

Turkey dinner

CLYMER — A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. today 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 today, or just come Sunday to hear firsthand what God has been doing through Thompson in the field. Call (724) 254-0615 for times or more details.

Pork, holupki, halushki dinner

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

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children younger than 6 eat for free. Takeout is available and everyone is welcome.

Roll sale

HOMER CITY — A nut, poppyseed and apricot roll sale will be held Monday and Tuesday 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 Monday and Tuesday.

Butch Ross workshops, concert

DuBOIS — Area native Butch Ross, a nationally known performer on mountain dulcimer, will conduct workshops and perform in concert Nov. 23 in the multi-purpose room at Christ Lutheran Church, 875 Sunflower Drive, DuBois.

The two workshops, “Roots of Rock-n-Roll,” begin at 1:30 and 3:15 p.m., followed by a concert at 7 p.m.

Suggested donations are $20 per person for one workshop or concert and $35 per person for both workshops.

For more information or workshop reservations, call (814) 371-4627 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. or visit

Thanksgiving Concert of Praise

The 19th annual Community Thanksgiving Concert of Praise has been scheduled for 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.

Christian singles events

All Christian singles are invited to events at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Presbyterian church, a half-mile past Benamatti’s Convenience Store, Creekside.

There will be a potluck, a devotional, and card and board games. Bring a dish to share and something for the local food bank. For more information, call Ann at (724) 349-2083 or (724) 549-8971.

Vendor show

A vendor show, sponsored by Mothers of Preschoolers, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Summit Church, 2707 West Pike, White Township.

There are more than 40 vendors scheduled to take part, including Trend Set Fashions, Heaven Scent Country Creations, Silipada, Hickory Hollow, Tastefully Simple, Jamberry Nails, Creative Chocolates and Pampered Chef.

Women’s Christmas tea

AMBROSE — A women’s Christmas tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Ambrose Baptist Church. Entertainment will be provided by Cindi Kordell.

Donations of thermometers, bathroom scales, washcloths, towels and nutritional supplements will be accepted for the Visiting Nurse Association.

Community Advent series

HOMER CITY — The 2013 Homer City Ministerium Community Advent Series will be held with a brief time of worship at noon and a simple lunch to follow at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays on the following dates and locations:

• Dec. 4, Homer City Church of the Nazarene, 3376 Route 119 South

• Dec. 11, Homer City United Methodist Church, 2 S. Main St.

• Dec. 18, Luther Chapel Lutheran Church, Power Plant Road, Coral

Advent services

MARION CENTER — Advent evening prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at New Life Lutheran Church, 1209 Leroy Road, Marion Center.

Advent luncheon

An Advent luncheon will be held from noon to 1:15 each Tuesday during Advent — Dec. 5, 12 and 19 — in the social hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 100 S. Sixth St., Indiana. Everyone is welcome.

A choice of homemade soups, homemade breads and desserts are on the menu. There is no charge for the meal, but free-will offerings are appreciated and will benefit the Zion Community Food Pantry.

Hunter’s luncheon

GIPSY — A hunter’s luncheon will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Gipsy Christian Church hall, 108 Trojan Road, Gipsy.

The menu features hot soup, pulled pork, and ham and cheese sandwiches.

All proceeds benefit the veteran’s group in Coalport. For more information, call Sue Huey at (814) 845-7702.


PUNXSUTAWNEY — As part of their Christmas tour, gospel great Ernie Haase and Signature Sound will be in concert Dec. 7 in the auditorium at Punxsutawney High School.

For tickets, call the Roseville Independent Chapel Church office at (814) 849-0817.

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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