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ALVERDA – Alverda Christian Church will meet for worship from 9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Sunday.

Join us to discover or rediscover the privilege and joy of church attendance and worship.

Spiritual healing and advancement are best accomplished with the fellowship of others. The feeling of a connection with those who have the same goal adds to our own strength and purpose. Surround yourself with positive acts and feelings worthy of worship with our congregation.

Music, fellowship, prayer requests, praise, and fellowship are important parts of the worship service.

Pastor Travis Trimble will deliver the morning message.

For more information, call (724) 549-4358.

BLAIRSVILLE — United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., will hold in-house and online worship with Reverend Timothy Monroe at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The Scriptures are Isaiah 6:1-8 and Luke 5:1-11.

Live access is available at and on the church’s Facebook page.

Sunday classes start at 9:45 a.m.

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., Indiana, invites everyone to join in the Sunday communion celebration service at 11 a.m.

Reverend David Hanna’s sermon is “Say what you mean”, based on John 1:29-42. There will be music from the organ and the Choeur du Chancel.

Services are in person, with masks strongly encouraged, and live online at

Christ Episcopal Church, 902 Philadelphia St., will hold Holy Communion Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The Presbyterian Church of Crete, 25 Brady Road, Indiana, will meet for worship at 11 a.m. Sunday with Bible storyteller Randy Stear.

The Bible accounts are from I Samuel 1 and Luke 2:41-52, with a presentation titled “Crossing the Rubicon.”

Special music will be provided by Lily Carone and the choir.

Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m.

HOMER CITY — The United Methodist Church in Homer City will hold an 8:30 a.m. adult Sunday school and a 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday.

This week’s sermon, “Go Out with JOY: The Eighth Pillar of Joy—Generosity,” is based on Proverbs 11:25 and 2 Corinthians 9:7.

HOMER CITY — Homer City United Presbyterian Church, 40 E. Elm St., holds services at 11 a.m. Sunday.

We invite you to join us in praising the Lord for all he has done for us.

INDIANA — Grace United Methodist Church, 50 S. 7th St., will hold services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

The children’s church is available during services and the daycare is open all morning. There is Sunday school for children, youth and adults between services at 10:10 a.m. Sunday services are streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and on

Pastor Bill Blair continues his two-service winter wellness series with a message for us on emotional wellness, with the scriptures of Lamentations 5:15-22. Judy Christian will share her story on emotional well-being.

The 11-hour contemporary worship music will be led by Jonathan Gibbons and Pastor Will Pinos: “Raise A Hallelujah,” “Rattle,” “Forever (We Sing Halleluiah)” and “Homecoming.” Music/songs scheduled for the 11 a.m. service can be found weekly on Spotify at

Pastor Blair concludes the Winter Wellness series on February 13, with a message on relationship wellness. On February 20, he will begin a new four-week series on answered prayer: February 20: How to Pray Like a Righteous Person; February 27: The Power of Persistent Prayer; March 6: The power of persuasive prayer; and March 13: People’s Prayer in Antioch.

Grace Church will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. on March 2 in the sanctuary.

MARION CENTER — Marion Center First United Methodist Church will hold worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Join us for our winter series: Our Favorite Verses. Pastor Erica will deliver a message entitled “It’s all about love”. The Scripture is 2 Corinthians 13.

Communion will be served.

SHELOCTA — The Shelocta Community Presbyterian Church, 182 S. Ridge Road, invites everyone to join in Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

The message for this Sunday (Scout Sunday) is “Jesus says…Grow.”

Church services are in person and also live on Zoom. Those interested in Zoom should contact the church office at (724) 354-2352 for details.

Members of Calvary Bible Church invite the community to their Sunday services.

Worship is at 11 a.m. Pastor John Traxler will continue the messages titled “The I Am of Jesus”. This Sunday the message will be “I am the resurrection and the life”.

Sunday school is at 10:00 a.m. with a scripture focus on Psalms 1 and 73. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6:00 p.m. with the message “Glorification.”

The January message is posted on Facebook on the John Traxler page.

For more information, call (814) 743-5448. The church is located at 2712 Pinevale Road, between East Run and Rochester Mills.

Worship Services on Facebook

BLAIRSVILLE — The Hebron Lutheran Church is posting a weekly worship service at 10:45 a.m. led by Reverend John Smaligo, live on Facebook. This can be found by searching for “Hebron Lutheran Church” (the Blairsville location) on the Facebook site. If you are unable to log in at this time, the service can be accessed any time after morning worship.

Additionally, Hebron also continues to post a Sunday morning children’s lesson on its Facebook page. Be prepared for a wonderful Bible story, an activity, maybe a song, and a fun time with Pastor John or Charlotte Robertson leading the lesson. If you miss it on Sunday morning, no worries. These lessons can be viewed at any time.

Hebron Lutheran hopes you tune in to hear the word of God or, better yet, join us in person.

Chicken and waffle buffet

PENN RUN — There will be a Pa. Dutch Chicken and Waffle Buffet from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center.

Possibility to eat in or take away.

Brown Bible Study Lunch Bag

BLAIRSVILLE — Reverend John Smaligo and the Hebron Lutheran Church, 125 N. Liberty St., invite the public to their Bible study group.

Join us as we carefully examine the Bible from cover to cover, as we study the need for God’s mercy in the study “Manna and Mercy”. Bring a bag lunch and come to church on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., and join us in this time of Bible study, food, and fellowship.

DERRY — Derry First United Methodist Church will host its first dinner of 2022 from 4:30-6 p.m. on Saturday, February 12.

This dinner is a Swiss steak and is eat-in or take-out. Advance orders are accepted. Please call the church office between business hours (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday) at (724) 694-8333.

DERRY — Derry First United Methodist Church will hold its monthly Ladies Lunch at noon on Tuesday.

This is a free lunch. A voluntary offering will be taken. We hope to see you there.

BLAIRSVILLE — The Hebron Lutheran Church, 125 N. Liberty St., will celebrate Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February 13.

The church will be collecting food and monetary donations that day to help support a local food kitchen and food pantry as they provide for those in need. Please come to the 10:45 a.m. worship service led by Reverend John Smaligo and bring your donations to show your support for your favorite Super Bowl team and help those less fortunate.

DERRY — The First United Methodist Church in Derry will hold its monthly Boro Boys Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15.

Please contact Sandy E. at (878) 295-2308 to reserve your spot.

Distribution of Zion’s Pantry

The next Zion Lutheran Church food distribution will be from 10 a.m. to noon on February 19 inside the church at Sixth and Church Streets.

On the third Saturday of each month, each family in the pantry receives a quantity of three bags of food. Participants enter through the glass doors on the Church Street side. After going down to the social hall and getting their food, they exit through the red wooden door near the corner of Church and Sixth streets.

No registration is required, but wearing a mask is mandatory.

Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Retreat

PENN RUN – There will be a scrapbooking and cardmaking retreat on Saturday, April 23 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center.

For more information, please call the church office at (724) 463-0420.

Norma P. Rex