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

Join the Sunday service and participate in music, fellowship, prayer request, worship, fellowship and a message from the word of God.

You have heard it said; “The choice is yours.” How many times has it occurred to you how life is determined solely by your actions, decisions or lack of decision. We choose our thoughts, beliefs, actions, friends, and use of time and resources. We are not victims. God gave us the choice. How wisely do you use yours?

Pastor Travis Trimble will deliver the morning message.

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 10 a.m. Sunday.

The Scriptures are Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 and Galatians 6:1-16.

Live access is available at www.r-church.comon the church’s YouTube channel and on the church’s Facebook page.

INDIANA — Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., invites everyone to join in Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

The dome of the Calvary has been restored and the offices are back in the sanctuary.

Reverend Dan Little will preach. His sermon, “The Generosity of Barzillai,” is based on 2 Samuel 15:1-14 and Romans 10:5-13.

There will be music from the organ and the choir from the choir.

A child care service is available during the service.

Please join Calvary as its devotees prayerfully dedicate the newly restored dome.

Christ Episcopal Church, 902 Philadelphia St., will hold Holy Communion Sundays at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

CHAMBERSVILLE – Crooked Creek Baptist Church, 2962 Chambersville Road, invites the public to its Sunday prayer meeting at 10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. and church services at 11 a.m.

Pastor Julius Guidash uses the original King James Bible for all church services.

CLYMER – Clymer Presbyterian Church, 415 Sixth St., welcomes the public to worship with us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Michelle Worzbyt.

This week’s sermon is titled “Simple, but Complicated.” The focus will be on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.

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

Special music will be provided by Lily Carone and the choir. The scripture is Galatians 6:1-10, and the sermon is titled “Free to Sow and Reap”.

There will be a picnic after worship. Everyone is welcome.

The First Church of God, 541 Lutz School Road, White Township, will hold Sunday worship beginning at 10 a.m. for the month of June.

HOMER CITY — The United Methodist Church in Homer City will hold an 8:15 a.m. adult Sunday school and a 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday.

This week’s sermon is based on 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14.

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 and 11 a.m. Sunday, celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion at both services

Pastor Bill Blair’s second message in the sermon series, “Wait! Is it really in the Bible? is titled “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”, with the scripture of Psalm 94:17-19.

Special music at the traditional 9 a.m. service will include a solo by Bob Penrose. Worship music for the 11 a.m. contemporary service will be led by Jonathan Gibbons and Pastor Will Pinos. The set list is “Open Up the Heavens”, “Graves Into Gardens”, “House of Miracles” and “What A Beautiful Name”.

The children’s church is available during services and the nursery 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 Blair’s series of sermons, “Wait! Is it really in the Bible? “: July 10, “Money is the root of all evil”; July 17, “God will not impose more on you than you can bear”; July 24, “To err is human and to forgive is divine”; July 31, “When God Closes One Door, He Opens Another”; and on August 7, “God moves in mysterious ways.” On August 14, Pastor Kathy Mihoerck will continue the series with “To Thine Own Self Be True.”

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

The title of the sermon is “With God on our side”. Randy Stear 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 Independence Day message: “A great nation with great needs.”

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., with an emphasis on the scriptures on chapters 9 and 10 of Esdras. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6 p.m. Pastor Traxler will continue studies titled “The Healing Power of Jesus.” This week: “Healing from a distance”.

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.

Pastor Pat Lenox will preach “I want to know Christ”.

SHELOCTA – Take-out will be available Wednesday, July 20 at Shelocta Community Presbyterian Church, 182 S. Ridge Road (stream side entrance for pickup).

Pickup times are 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The meal costs $10 and consists of baked chicken breast, parsley potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, bread, butter and pineapple upside-down cake.

Reservations are required and due before July 15. Contact the church office at (724) 354-2352 (leave name, phone number, number of meals, and preferred pickup time), or register online at

The $10 donation benefits the missionary activities of the church.

LuAnne Baker will present a Bible performance at Harmony Grove Lutheran Church on Sunday, July 24. The large red brick church is located at 6584 Five Points Road, Creekside, between Willet and Five Points.

Baker’s presentation that day “will contain a certain levity, but will also convey the message of salvation very clearly and simply. Ms. Noah speaks to the congregation from “a woman’s perspective” of building the ark, herding the animals and living in the ark during the flood.

The morning will begin with a brief social gathering in the church basement at 9:00 am with light refreshments; regular worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary – Baker’s presentation will take place during the sermon portion of the service.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this very special experience. A love offering will be received for Baker; non-perishable food items are also collected for the Love Basket (Indiana). For questions, please contact Myrna Orr at (724) 397-2615, Harmony Grove at (724) 397-4005 or [email protected]

Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 4660 Route 22 East, Blairsville, will hold a Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. July 10-14 for ages 2-100.

The theme is “Mission Impossible,” and there will be stories, games, crafts, puppet shows, skits, Bible lessons, contests, and snacks.

For more information, call (724) 676-5794.

BLAIRSVILLE — The First United Methodist Church invites children to “Rocky Railway VBS: Jesus Pulls Us Through.”

The event will be held at Blairsville First United Methodist Church, located at 50 S. Walnut St., from 6-8 p.m. daily July 11-15.

At VBS, children discover through the ups and downs of life that the power of Jesus helps us through. Children participate in memorable Bible learning activities, sing upbeat songs, indulge in fun snacks, and take part in Bible adventures. Children will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through what are called observations of God.

Friday night we will be movie night with pizza. Families are invited to join at 6 p.m. on July 15 to enjoy a movie and pizza.

Rocky Railway is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information and to register your child, call the church office at (724) 459-6155.

INDIANA — Grace United Methodist Church, 50 S. 7th St., Indiana, will hold the “Spark Studios”-themed Grace Kids Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon daily Aug. 1-5 for kindergartners to the fifth year (completed).

Fuel the imagination and kick creativity into high gear at Spark Studios, where kids will learn that God created them to be creative and use their talents for good. A promotional video and registration are available at

Norma P. Rex