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Calvary Baptist Church in Clymer will welcome its new pastor, Stephen Stockton and his family on Sunday.

Pastor Stockton previously served 14 years at Bible Baptist Church in Creedmoor, North Carolina. He will preach in morning and evening services. The community is invited to join in worship during services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church is located at 11394 Route 286 Highway E. For more information visit or call (724) 254-2140.

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

Refresh your knowledge of John 1; notice that there are two curious disciples of John the Baptist asking Jesus where he was staying. The Lord replied, “Come and see! How many times have you had this question? Where is God? Get involved: “Come and see what’s going on in our church.

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

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.

Communion will be served.

The Scriptures are John 14:8-17, 25-27 and Acts 2:1-21.

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

INDIANA — The Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., invites everyone to join in Sunday Pentecost Communion worship at 11 a.m. in Westminster Hall and Dining Room.

Reverend David Hanna’s sermon is “Fly Cry Seek”, based on Acts 2:1-4, 12. Special recognition will honor 2022 graduates.

Vacation Bible School information will be featured in the Mission Minute.

The Chancel choir and piano will provide the music.

A child care service is available during the service.

Following the service, a cake will be served in the dining room to celebrate the 2022 graduates.

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

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 “No More Babbling.” The focus will be on Acts 2:1-21.

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

The scriptures are Isaiah 40:27-31 and Acts 2, and the sermon is titled “Wings of the Spirit.”

Crete will recognize Eagle Scout Jonathan Paul. As part of his Eagle Scout project, he built an outdoor bench and supervised the scouts in the renovation of the church rose garden.

Crete will dedicate the bench to the memory of Marie Bahn. Marie served the Church of Crete for 23 years as an elder, 22 years as a session clerk and took an active part in the presbytery of the church. She taught Sunday school and was active in the choir and missionary. Bahn made many mission trips to Haiti and southern West Virginia. She has dedicated many hours as a leader or volunteer with St. Andrew’s Village, CareNet, the ICCAP Church Crisis Committee and Four Footed Friends.

A retired special education teacher from the IUP, she encouraged ball players in the Miracle League.

There will be light refreshments after worship. Everyone is welcome.

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, “The Spirit Is the Breath We Breathe,” is based on Romans 8:14-17.

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. on Whit Sunday, the day we celebrate the church’s birthday. Please wear red.

The “Five Smooth Stones” series continues with Pastor Bill Blair’s message, “Victory in the Face of Ridicule”, with the scripture of 1 Samuel 17:12-28.

The Agape Bells will ring in the traditional 9 a.m. service and will be accompanied by Aiden Glaser and Shanda Tomer, percussion. They will also accompany the Chancel Choir’s anthem “Upon This Rock”.

Worship music for the 11 a.m. contemporary service will be led by Jonathan Gibbons and Pastor Will Pinos. The set list is “Glorious Day”, “The Father’s House”, “See a Victory” and “The Blessing”.

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 Blair’s sermon series, “Five Smooth Stones,” is based on David and Goliath: June 12, “All You Need”; and June 19, “Our Response to Victory.” On June 26, Pastor Blair will begin a new series, “Wait! Is it really in the Bible?

The community is invited to join Grace Church for a special prayer service for Ukraine at 7 p.m. Sunday at the sanctuary. An offering will be collected for the benefit of Ukrainian refugees. The service will be led by Pastor Bill Blair and Father Ihor Protsak of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be the guest speaker.

MARION CENTER — Marion Center First United Methodist Church will hold a 9:30 a.m. service on Pentecost Sunday. Don’t forget to wear red.

Pastor Erica will deliver a message titled “Come Holy Spirit”. The scripture is Acts 2:1-21.

Communion will be served.

MARION CENTER — Marion Center Presbyterian Church, 206 High St., will hold worship at 10:30 a.m. on Pentecost Sunday. Wear red to church.

The title of the sermon is “For Every Time and Every Place”.

Randy Stear will preach.

The church will organize the recognition of graduates.

The deacons will lead a social service afterwards.

It will be a special Sunday at Calvary Bible Church. Evangelist David Barker will speak in Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

The holiday Bible school for adults and children on the theme “Back on track” will begin on Sunday at 6 p.m. VBS will continue Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. The people of the church invite everyone to come to this special Bible school for the holidays.

The church is located at 2712 Pinevale Road between East Run and Rochester Mills.

Call (814) 743-5448 for more information or to let the church know you are coming for Bible School.

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 preach “Fighting for the Faith.”

Sunday school for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

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

The Ebenezer Drive-In Strawberry Festival at Lewisville, 5620 Newport Road, Clarksburg, will take place from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

Calvary Bible Church will have Vacation Bible School for all ages Sunday 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.

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: Return to the Value of Life” (program of “Answers in Genesis”.

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

INDIANA — Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., will offer 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.

This Vacation Bible School invites children to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; “Give us this day our daily bread.” These words remind us that everything we have comes from God—and that it is by turning to God in prayer that all of our daily needs are met. At the center of the food truck party is a special food truck called “On a Roll”.

Here, kids (or ‘chefs’) will learn from the food truck’s Top Chef, featuring DJ Skillet (an adorable cupcake puppet), about the daily specials (daily learnings), which are lines of the beloved prayer that teaches us to turn to God to meet our needs. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. The PA BBQ food truck will arrive on June 17. More information and registration for Vacation Bible School can be found at or by calling the church office at (724) 463-9197.

VINTONDALE — Blacklick Community United Methodist Church, 1453 Bracken Road, will be hosting a “Making Waves”-themed Vacation Bible School, from 5:30-8 p.m. June 13-17.

First Church of God, 541 Lutz School Road, White Township, will be holding VBS “Lava Lava Luau” from 10 a.m. to noon daily June 20-22 for children ages 4-4.

There will be exciting Bible lessons on managing our emotions, object lessons and interesting experiments, crafts – each child will make a beautiful wooden cutting board (under adult supervision) and fun leisure games.

Lunch will be provided each day.

Register by calling (814) 421-2205 or (724) 463-0941.

Trinity United Methodist Church, Fourth and Church Streets, Indiana, will be holding a Vacation Bible School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. daily Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24.

This year’s theme is “Food Truck Party – on a Roll with God!”

Children ages kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome.

There is no cost to participate.

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