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

When a believer supersedes the will of God by his own way, he finds himself in a backslidden condition and out of fellowship with God. But God, in his “tender mercies” and his “benevolence”, is ready to welcome us back. If you find yourself in this state, join us. Remember: He’s asking you to come home.

Join us this Sunday and determine that you will strive to make a difference in your family and your community.

Participate in music, fellowship, prayer request, praise and fellowship and a message from the word of God.

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

ALVERDA – Alverda Faith Tabernacle, Tipperary Road, holds Sunday School at 10am and Worship at 11am

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 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 and John 14:23-29.

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

Sunday classes start at 9:45 a.m.

INDIANA — Calvary Presbyterian Church invites everyone to join Sunday worship at 11 a.m. in Westminster Hall and Dining Room.

Reverend David Hanna concludes his series of sermons “We can have unimportant faith in God because God already has unimportant love for us”. His sermon, “No Matter What: Letting Go,” is based on 2 Timothy 4:1-11.

The choir of the choir, the choir of bells and the piano will also provide the music. Several baptisms as well as admissions of new members will take place.

A child care service is available during the service.

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 scripture accounts are from Amos 5 and Matthew 5, and the sermon is titled “He Didn’t Really Think That, Did He? »

Music will be provided by Hazel Johnston and the choir.

Sunday school is at 9:45. All are welcome.

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

This week’s sermon, “Lydia of Thyatira,” is based on Acts 16:9-15.

There will be a “Let Your Light Shine” children’s ministry at 9:30 a.m.

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.

Pastor Bill Blair’s message is “Vision”, with the scripture of Luke 4:16-30.

At the traditional 9 am service, Don Robertson will play flugelhorn and the Chancel Choir’s anthem will be “All My Hope,” with Bill Taylor as soloist.

High school graduates will be recognized at the 11 a.m. contemporary service. Worship music will be led by Pastor Will Pinos and Jonathan Gibbons: “Raise A Hallelujah,” “The Lion and the Lamb,” “Way Maker” and “Build My Life.”

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

On May 29, the youth dance team will perform, and the Memorial Day message is “The Challenger.” Pastor Blair will begin a new series of sermons, “5 Smooth Stones (David and Goliath)”: June 5 (Pentecost), “God Gets the Glory”; June 12, “All You Need”; and June 19, “Our Response to Victory.”

Join Grace Church for a joyful celebration with praise and prayer on Wednesday. What are we celebrating? GOD, of course! Plus, the successful completion of several Grace programs, the end of the school year, God’s provision for us and more. Think of the many ways the Lord has blessed you this year and come celebrate it with song and prayer. The event will start at 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary, just after dinner on Wednesday evening, and will end around 7:00 p.m. Together, let’s celebrate our wonderful God and the things he has done.

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

Pastor Erica will deliver a message titled “A Prayer for Unity”. The scripture is John 17:20-26.

MARION CENTER — Marion Center Presbyterian Church, 206 High St., will hold worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The title of the sermon is “Who Prayed For You”, based on Ephesians 3:14-19.

Pastor Jackie Greene will preach.

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

Worship is at 11 a.m. Pastor John Traxler will deliver the message “Opportunities in the Abundant Life”.

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. with a focus on the scriptures on Ezra chapter 3. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6 p.m. with the message “What is a burnt conscience? »

May’s post is posted on Facebook’s John Traxler page.

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

Trinity United Methodist Church, Fourth and Church Streets in Indiana, will have worship at 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Reverend Greg Golden will deliver the message “Keep on what you have learned”. Sunday school for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Revival services will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, White Township.

Evangelist Rev. Dr. Kelly Perry will be the keynote speaker. Perry is pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Macon, Missouri, where he has pastored for 24 years. Perry attended the Bible Missionary Institute in Rock Island, Illinois, and completed his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Southwest Bible College and Seminary in Jennings, Louisiana.

The congregation invites the public to come and be part of the services. Saturday service begins at 7 p.m. and Sunday service is at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. There will be special music at each service.

For more information, contact the pastor, Reverend Randy Perry, at (317) 464-7005.

Indiana First Church of the Nazarene, 100 N. Third St., will be hosting a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27-28.

There will be furniture, shoes, clothing, decor, seasonal items and more. Funds won will support sending youth from the church to summer camp.

Brown Bag Lunch Bible Study

BLAIRSVILLE — Beginning Wednesday, Reverend John Smaligo of Hebron Lutheran Church, 125 N. Liberty St., will resume his Brown Bag Luncheon Bible study.

Join us at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday as we continue our study of the need for God’s mercy in “Manna and Mercy.” Bring a brown lunch bag and come to church. All are invited to join us in this time of Bible study, food and fellowship.

KENT — A free clothing fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Jacksonville United Presbyterian Church.

There will be plenty of baby and children’s clothing, as well as a good selection of adult clothing in many sizes. Come and fill a bag. Everything is free.

BLAIRSVILLE — The Hebron Lutheran Church, 125 N. Liberty St., and Rev. John Smaligo are all inviting to a Memorial Day celebration at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 29.

This special tribute will include a scripture lesson, a prayer, tap dancing and a hymn at the end of the worship service. All are invited to worship with Hebron during this time of thanksgiving and prayer.

ALVERDA – Gospel singers Joyce Igo and Steven Nichols will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday June 4 at the Alverda Faith Tabernacle, Tipperary Road.

PENN RUN – The annual indoor garage sale at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.

There will be individual yard sale spaces available, a church yard sale, bake sale and food trucks. Spaces are available for individual garage sales.

Contact Penn Run Church of the Brethren at (724) 463-0420 or Lori at (724) 349-2929 before 9 p.m. or by email at [email protected] Discover us on Facebook.

Harvest Church will hold safety training from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on June 7 at the church, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning.

The event, “Houses of Worship Safety Training – Know How to Keep Your Flock Safe,” is open to pastors, priests, rabbis, clergy, laity, church staff, school teachers from the Sunday, board members, ushers, greeters, wardens, elders, deacons, any servant-leaders, and any faith and emergency service professionals.

The keynote presenter will be Bob Winters, CPP, Protective Security Advisor with the Pittsburgh DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Other presenters are Jonathan Takac, CIKR Analyst, Western PA All Hazards Fusion Center, Moon Township, and Mike Mollick, Director of Public Safety, Armstrong County Public Safety.

The training is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. and registration is recommended. Register on For questions, call (724) 548-5643 or visit

Calvary Bible Church will have a Vacation Bible School for all ages Sunday, June 5 through Friday, June 10, 6-8 p.m.

The theme is “Back on track”. A large exhibition of model trains will be available each evening. In addition, a 1978 model Lancia Stratus race car will be offered as a prize on one night of the week. Evangelist David Barker will give Bible messages each evening.

All adults and children are welcome to come to this special VBS.

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

INDIANA — Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., will hold a vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 13-17.

The theme is “Food Truck Party – On a Roll with God” and is aimed at children ages 4-6.

In addition to Bible stories, crafts, and music, a free lunch is offered daily. A real food truck will arrive on June 17. Call the church office at (724) 463-9197 to register.

ERNEST – Ernest Bible Church, 70 Church Road, will hold a daily Holiday Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 6-10. The final program will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10.

The theme is “Zoomerang: Returning to the Value of Life” (curriculum from “Answers in Genesis”).

The event is aimed at children and teenagers from 3 to 12 years old.

Norma P. Rex