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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 Presbyterian Church of Crete, 25 Brady Road, Indiana, will meet for worship with Reverend Katie Ward Stear at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The scriptures are Hebrews 11: 1-19, 29-12: 2, and the sermon is titled “Lions, fire and sword – oh my God! Heroes, Reformers and Saints – Hooray!

Special music will be provided by Lily Carone, Caite Boston and Flora Isenberg.

Sunday school is at 9.45 am The youth group meets at noon.

The Clara Henderson mission group cooks chicken noodle soup with chili. Order before Sunday, November 7 for a pick-up on November 14. Large pumpkin rolls are also available. Order by November 7 for a pickup on November 21. For more information, call (724) 464-3031.

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.

HOMER CITY – The Homer City United Presbyterian Church, located at 40 E. Elm Street, has services at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

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 be holding services at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Pastor Bill Blair continues his series of sermons, “The Great Trios”. His message this week is “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego”, with the scriptures of Daniel 3: 1, 7-18.

During the traditional 9:00 am service, the Chancellor’s Choir will sing “His Grace Will Lead Us Through”. The worship music for the contemporary 11am service will be conducted by Pastor Will Pinos, and the set list is “Hosanna (Praise is on the rise)”, “Trust In You”, “As You Find Me”, “The Stand “and” It Is So. “

The children’s church is available during services and the crèche is open all morning.

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

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

MARION CENTER – The Presbyterian Church at the Marion Center, 206 High St., will hold service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The title of the sermon is “The Power of Grace”, along with the scriptures of Genesis 4: 1-7 and Romans 5: 15-21. Pastor Bob Santos will preach.

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

Join us for our fall series: Our Favorite Worms. Pastor Erica will deliver a message titled “The Peace of Christ”.

Scripture is John 14: 25-31.

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

Pastor Kathy Nice will deliver the sermon titled “I Want To Believe In God, But … I Don’t Need The Church”.

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.

Pastor John Traxler preaches revival messages at 10 a.m. during the month of October. These will be posted on Facebook on the “John Traxler” page. This week’s wake-up message is titled “A Missed Awakening.”

Worship is at 11 a.m. Traxler will give the message “A Beautiful Picture”.

There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6:00 p.m. with the message “God reveals himself.

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

The Indiana Wesleyan Methodist Church will host Proclaim, a quartet of men from Allegheny Wesleyan College in Salem, Ohio, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

The quartet will present a traditional music service and represent the college. The church is located on the corner of 12th and Church streets in Indiana. Contact Pastor Ben Blowers for more information at (724) 463-0475.

The Pearce sisters will perform

The Pearce sisters – Ellen Sorce, Luella Caruso and Marcella Capitosti – will present an evening of heartwarming and spiritually inspired gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Bible Fellowship Church, 178 Old Highway 119 South in Indiana.

The event is sponsored by the Fellowship Alive group of churches. The public is cordially invited to the office and also to the snack time and conviviality that follows. A voluntary offering will be received.

Please call (724) 465-2997 or (724) 422-1762 for questions or instructions.

The series on the Holy Spirit continues

The series of messages on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit will continue at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Bible Baptist Church.

The subject of this week’s message is “The Filling of the Holy Spirit”. Last week, Pastor McCaulley shared both the abode and the baptism in the Holy Ghost.

This week, the distinction of the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer will be at the center of our concerns. The public is invited to attend and share in communion and worship.

The post is available on Facebook weekly through James McCaulley, with daily devotion every day of the week. The church is also involved, again this year, in Operation Christmas Child. Packing a shoebox for needy children is encouraged, and we still have a few boxes.

Bible Baptist Church is located at 6280 Route 286 East, Indiana, and can be reached at (724) 349-3557 for more information.

DERRY – Derry First United Methodist Church will host our annual Trunk or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Children will go from car to car in the church parking lot, located at the corner of route 217 and rue Ligonier Nord, to pick up candy. The 3 best decorated trunks win a prize.

Hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and hot chocolate will be served in the social room. There will be sweets, games and prizes. Everyone is invited to this free event.

For more information, please call the church office at (724) 694-8333.

SHELOCTA – The Presbyterian Community Church of Shelocta will be hosting a children’s chest or treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot located at 182 S. Ridge Road.

“Jesus loves children, and so do we. “

BLAIRSVILLE – On Sunday the Lutheran Church in Hebron, 125 N. Liberty St., will celebrate the Festival of the Reformation, a day of celebration of the freedom we have in Jesus Christ and the birth of this church that we have got to know and love.

With Reverend John Smaligo, we will be welcoming Reverend Kurt Kusserow, Bishop of our Synod in Southwestern Pennsylvania, to the 10:45 am service. Please join us as we come together as a body that celebrates our life in Christ.

CORAL – Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption parish will organize an Italian dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Coral site.

Dinner to go includes stuffed shellfish, hot sausage, meatballs, salad, bun and dessert. For more information, call the parish at (724) 479-9542.

PENN RUN – There will be a pasta buffet from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 6 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center.

Eat in or take out will be available and we will follow all CDC guidelines. For more information, please call the church office at (724) 463-0420.

COMMODORE – The Shopping Line United Methodist Church is hosting its Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 13.

Applications from craft and home sellers will be accepted until November 6. Contact Rose Lydick at (724) 254-9376 or PLUM Church at (724) 254-1350.

Planned annual craft fair

PENN RUN – The Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, a ministry of the Penn Run Church of the Brethren, will hold its annual Holiday Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. The center is located at 75 Grace Church Road, just off Route 553 behind the church.

Organizers are looking for home parties and artisans for the event. More than 50 themed baskets will be auctioned off from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a pie auction at noon.

The church will have their nearly famous house soup sale with house vegetable beef and chicken noodles available by bowl, pint and quarter. Breakfast and lunch items will be sold as well as bake sale items.

For more information regarding spaces, contact Lori Fackler at (724) 349-2929 before 9 p.m. or at [email protected]

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.AmericanRedCross.org 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.

The November Drive-Thru in Sion

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 vehicles 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.

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