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37th anniversary service

Cornerstone Worship Center will celebrate its 37th anniversary on Sunday with guest speaker Dr Abel Robles during his services at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

On November 4, 1984, the Cornerstone Worship Center was founded by Pastor Paul and Claudia Price. The service was held at the YMCA of Indiana County. Over the next 18 years, Cornerstone held their services at seven different locations in the Indiana area before purchasing the property overlooking the Highway 422 Bypass and Highway 286, where they built a church.

Robles is the pastor and founder of the Oakpointe Christian Center in New Castle. Robles and the people of Oakpointe helped Price financially and guided him to found the Cornerstone Worship Center.

Price invites the public to attend. Cornerstone Worship Center is located at 500 Lenz Road, White Township. For more information, visit

Worship services

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

We will worship together to meet the needs of church families, our community, and our nation. Join in praise, prayer and fellowship.

Pastor Travis Trimble will deliver the morning message. Communion will be served. Prayer requests and praise for answered prayer will be observed, and the music and fellowship will continue.

Fall activities are planned.

The public is invited to join us for worship, fellowship and participation.

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


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

The 10:30 am service is also broadcast live at chindiana /.

Information about the church can be found at


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

The scripture is Luke 18, and the sermon is titled “Do We Have a Prayer?

Special music will be provided by Lily Carone.

Tune in to listen to the church service on FM 88.3 in the church parking lot.

Sunday school is at 9.45 a.m. A congregation meeting will follow worship to elect officers and review the 2022 church budget.

Sunday is the last day to place orders for homemade chili and chicken noodle soup for pick up on November 14th. Large pumpkin rolls are also available to order for pick up on November 21. The proceeds support mission projects.


HOMER CITY – The United Methodist Church in Homer City will be holding an adult Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and a service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

This week’s sermon, “Long live the Revolution! Is based on Deuteronomy 6: 1-9 and Mark 12: 28-34.


INDIANA – Grace United Methodist Church, 50 S. 7th St., will be holding services at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Pastor Bill Blair continues his series of sermons, “The Great Trios”. the title of the sermon is “Peter, James, and John,” with the scriptures of Mark 14: 32-34.

During the traditional 9:00 am service, the Chancellor’s Choir will sing the hymn “You Are Mine” and be accompanied by Rachel Spielman on the flute. The worship music for the contemporary 11am service will be conducted by Jonathan Gibbons, and the tracklist is “Open Up the Heavens”, What a Beautiful Name “,” The Father’s House “and” Your Love Never Fails “.

The children’s church is available during services and the crèche is open all morning. There are two new series of Sunday schools for children at 10:10 a.m. These are Route 66 for Grades 3 to 5 and Bible-‘n-Life for Kindergarten to Grade 2.

Adult Sunday School classes meet between services at 10:10 a.m.

Sunday services are broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube and at www.indi

Everyone is welcome to attend our Thanksgiving Service, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 24.


MARION CENTER – The first United Methodist Church at Marion Center will hold a service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Join us for All Saints Sunday. Pastor Erica will deliver a message titled “Swallow Death Forever”.

The scripture is Isaiah 25: 6-9.

Communion will be served and a reading of the names of the saints who have come to glory during the past year will be read.


SHELOCTA – The Shelocta Presbyterian Community Church, 182 S. Ridge Road, invites everyone to join the Sunday worship service at 10 am.

Pastor Kathy Nice will deliver the sermon titled “I Want to Believe in God, But … I’m Not Sure About the Bible.”

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


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 “Fathers and Sons”.

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., with a focus on Joshua 1: 1-18. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6:00 pm with the message “Voices in the Crowd”.

The revival messages preached in October will be posted on Facebook in November 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.

The Holy Spirit series ends

The doctrine of the Holy Spirit series concludes Sunday at the Bible Baptist Church.

Pastor James McCaulley will share a message titled “The Holy Spirit Into the World”.

Many do not fully understand the impact of the Holy Spirit in the world and the implications of it. The pastor and family of the church invite the audience to share in worship and fellowship.

The church participates in Operation Christmas Child. There are still a few shoeboxes available to fill and share with children in need.

Sunday morning messages are available afternoon on Facebook via “James McCaulley”. There are also daily devotional posts.

The church is located at 6290 Route 286, East, Rayne Township, and Sunday worship time is 11 a.m. For more information, call (724) 349-3557.

Ladies’ lunch

DERRY – The First United Methodist Church in Derry, 311 N. Ligonier St., will be hosting its monthly ladies lunch at noon on Tuesday.

It’s a free lunch. We hope to see you there.

Holupki, pierogi, soup sale

HOMER CITY – Ss. The Peter and Paul Orthodox Church on the corner of Main and Columbia streets will offer holupki, pierogies and assorted soups for purchase from 9 am to noon on Saturday, November 13.

Blood collect

BLAIRSVILLE – Connect Church of the Greater Blairsville Cooperative Parish is hosting a blood drive from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on November 19 at Helman Hall of Blairsville First UMC, 50 Walnut St.

Donors can register by going to www.AmericanRed and selecting the Connect Church location using zip code 15717.

Free parking is available on the church grounds and donors must enter through the back door of the church.

Sion’s drive-thru November

On the third Saturday of each month, the Zion Lutheran Church’s community pantry operates behind the wheel. Food is distributed to residents of Indiana County only. Participants stay in their vehicle throughout the process.

Food will be distributed from 10 a.m. to noon on November 20. Participants will proceed through the rear parking lot of the church as usual, located at 100 S. Sixth St., Indiana. They are reminded not to block the roadway or the parking lot exit.

No registration or income document is required to receive food bags through the vehicle window. Names are not registered, but the number of families is counted. Up to two families in the same vehicle can receive food, but one person from each family must be present. Wearing a mask is compulsory for everyone’s safety.

Changes may be underway for the distribution of the pantry in the New Year. Any modification of the procedures will be announced in the Gazette.

Kilometer cookies

HOMER CITY – St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, located at 279 Yellow Creek Street, will be holding its cookie sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 11 in the church’s social hall, while supplies last.

Many varieties will be available for the mix and match. There is a limit of 6 dozen.

No early risers. Please bring your own containers.

Those present should wear a mask and practice social distancing.

For more information, call (724) 726-5120.


Norma P. Rex

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