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

Theoreticians are busy dissecting the family and the Church. Each new weakness discovered is highly acclaimed. Analysts say family and church cannot survive this blackout epidemic. The response from the church has not been as forceful as it should be.

If you’re serious about church survival, find your way to worship and become a serious part of survival.

Join us this Mother’s Day as we continue to appreciate our role in spreading the good news of salvation.

Our worship will include music, fellowship, prayer requests, 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.


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 7:9-17 and John 10:22-30.

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

Sunday classes start at 9:45 a.m.

Everyone is welcome.


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

Reverend David Hanna continues his series of sermons “We can have unimportant faith in God because God already has unimportant love for us”. His sermon is “No Matter What: Enough”, based on John 13:1-17.

The Chancel’s choir and piano will also provide the music. A child care service is available during the service.

Services are in person and live online at

Save the date: On Sunday, May 15, the mission committee is hosting a refugee meet-and-greet lunch after church in the Chalice room.


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

The 10:30 a.m. service is also broadcast live on


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 “Part 3 on Studying Revelation: God’s Patience.” The focus will be on Revelation 6:1-17.


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

The scriptures are Revelation 7:9-19 and Acts 9:36-43, and the sermon is titled “She Did That!”

Special music by Lily Carone, Flora Isenberg and the choir celebrates women’s gifts on Mother’s Day.

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


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 Mother’s Day message is “Empower 201,” with the scripture from 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

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

At the traditional 9:00 a.m. service, the Choir hymn will be “A Servant in Your Heavenly Home.”

The contemporary 11 a.m. service will include baptism and confirmation in total immersion. Worship music will be led by Pastor Will Pinos and Jonathan Gibbons: “Only King Forever,” “What a Beautiful Name,” “Great Are You Lord” and “The Blessing.” Music/songs scheduled for the 11 a.m. service can be found weekly on Spotify at

Upcoming messages from Pastor Bill Blair are: May 15, “Expand,” and missions teams will give their testimonies; and May 22 is the recognition of high school graduation with the message “Vision”.

Brad Lauster, a beloved former pastor of Grace Church, will lead the seminar, “The Unshakable and the Unchanging Person.” Community members are invited to join parishioners at Fellowship Hall from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 20 and May 21 beginning at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast; sessions will follow from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Register online at www.indiana before May 15.


MARION CENTER — Marion Center First United Methodist Church will hold a worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday as it continues its Easter celebration.

Pastor Erica will deliver a message titled “The Good Shepherd”. The scripture is John 10:22-30.

Communion will be served.


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 “Thank Mothers.”

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., with a focus on the scriptures on Psalm 116. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6 p.m. with the message “What is wise counsel? »

The May message will be posted soon on Facebook 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.


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 “Fan the Flame”. 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.

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.

Ham and haluski dinner

CORAL — A drive-in ham and haluski dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption parish.

Dinner includes ham, homemade haluski, green beans, applesauce, rolls and dessert.

Guest Evangelist

Singer, songwriter and evangelist James Payne will be in attendance for services at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 and 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 15 at the Cornerstone Worship Center in White Township.

In over 42 years of ministry, Payne preached more than 5,000 crusades.

He has appeared on PTL, 700 Club, TBN, TCT, Cornerstone, Daystar and Inspiration TV Network.

Payne is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and has written over 2,500 songs. As a writer and artist, 83 of his songs reached No. 1 on various music charts.

He has also received numerous awards, including Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year, and Male Vocalist, to name a few.

The Cornerstone Worship Center is located at 500 Lenz Road. overlooking the Route 422 bypass at Route 286. For more information, visit www.indiana

Chicken and holupki dinner

Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, 6768 Tanoma Road and Route 286, Rayne Township, will be hosting a chicken and holupki dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.

The menu includes parsley potatoes, green beans, salad, bread roll and dessert.

Dinner is take-out and drive-thru only.

Special Community Event

BLAIRSVILLE — The Hebron Lutheran Church will host the Brass Quintet of the Washington (Pennsylvania) Symphony Orchestra at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 for a concert open to the public.

The hour-long concert includes selections from Jazz, Broadway, Classical, Classics, and other assorted selections. Mr. Matt Pienkowski of Greensburg, occasional trumpeter for the Hebron Lutheran Church and first chair trumpeter for the orchestra, is the coordinator of the quintet.

The Hebron Lutheran Church is located at 125 N. Liberty St. The concert is free and Hebron welcomes all to this special event. Please contact the church at (724) 459-8920 with any questions.

Memorial Day Celebration

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.

Indoor garage sale

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 email lorijefffack [email protected] Discover us on Facebook.

VBS for all ages

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.

Norma P. Rex