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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.

We don’t need to be professionally or theologically trained to help and offer encouragement.

An injured or discouraged family member, friend, neighbor, or church friend; someone you meet at work — we smell; we see that there is a need. So let’s go out and offer what we have in our hearts. Encourage; offer words of a positive nature. Give assurance. We don’t have to manufacture hope. It is a gift from God. Give this gift and invite others to join us in looking to the Giver.

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 9:51-62 and Galatians 5:1, 13-25.

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

Everyone is welcome.


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

Barkley Butler will preach. His sermon, “Freely Committed,” is based on Exodus 3:7, 10-15 and Galatians 5:13-26. 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

Following the worship service in the Chalice Hall, the Christian Education Committee will sponsor a time of fellowship to celebrate donations from the library in memory of Christine Butler and Joanne Rowley. Both women loved books and wanted to share their love of reading with us. Memorials will be on display in the Chalice Room and the Library. Join the Calvary members for delicious treats (including bookworm cookies) and take the time to view and check out the materials donated in honor of Christine and Joanne.


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

The 9:30 a.m. service is also broadcast live on


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 “You Can’t Come”. The focus will be on Kings 2:1-2, 6-14.


The Presbyterian Church of Crete, 25 Brady Road, Indiana, will meet for worship Sunday at 11 a.m. with Elder Jim Irwin.

Special music will be provided by Lily Carone.

Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. All are welcome.

Sunday July 3, weather permitting, Crete will have an open-air patriotic service at 11 a.m. A picnic will

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 — 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 will begin a new series of sermons: “Wait! Is it really in the Bible? The sermon is titled “Cleanliness is Next to Godliness”, with scripture from Matthew 23:25-26.

Special music at the traditional 9 a.m. service will feature soloist Tim Sexton accompanied by Shanda Tomer. Scott Cramer will be the service pianist. Worship music for the 11 a.m. contemporary service will be led by Jonathan Gibbons and Pastor Will Pinos. The set list is “Holy Water”, “Only King Forever”, “Great Are You Lord”, and “Rattle!”

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 series of sermons, “Wait! Is it really in the Bible? “: July 3, “God helps those who help themselves”; 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 First United Methodist Church will hold worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Guest speaker Kris Mabon will deliver a message entitled “Vondervotteimittiss”. The Scripture is Acts 9:1-21.


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: “U-Turns on The Road of Life”.

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., with an emphasis on the scriptures on chapters 7 and 8 of Ezra. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6 p.m. A new series of studies titled “The Healing Power of Jesus” will begin. This week: “The Incredible Cure of Leprosy.”

Due to technical difficulties, there will be no Facebook publication for the month of June.

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

Guest speaker

Matthias Schmöcker, of Prenzlau, Germany, will be a special guest speaker at the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services Sunday at the Cornerstone Worship Center.

Pastor Schmöcker and his wife, Gabi, have served the Lord for over 30 years in Germany. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, they decided to follow the call of the Lord to open their church in Prenzlau, Bradenburg more than 15 years ago. Their church is Christus Mission Uckermark, an independent Protestant Free Church.

“Our goal is to sustainably achieve the Uckermark with the good message of Jesus Christ. We believe in a good God who has big plans for the people of Prenzlau,” Schmöcker said.

Pastor Paul Price invites the public to attend. The Cornerstone Worship Center is located at 500 Lenz Road, overlooking the Route 422 Bypass and Route 286, White Township.

For more information, visit

Online Sunday School, Worship

BLAIRSVILLE — The Hebron Lutheran Church will continue to hold its online Sunday school for children during the summer.

This course is posted by Reverend John Smaligo each Sunday morning and can be viewed anytime after 9:00 a.m. Get ready for wonderful songs with Charlotte Robertson on the last Sunday of every month. This can be viewed on the church’s Facebook page, Hebron Lutheran Church. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the weekly lesson. Please join us.

The Hebron Lutheran Church will also continue to livestream its weekly worship at 10:45 a.m. led by Smaligo on Facebook. This can be found by searching for “Hebron Lutheran Church” (the Blairsville location) on Facebook. If you are unable to log in at this time, the service can be accessed any time after morning worship.

Summer changes in Hebron

BLAIRSVILLE — The Reverend John Smaligo’s Brown Bag Lunch Bible study at the Hebron Lutheran Church will not meet during the summer months. Bible study will resume after Labor Day. Details will be available in September.

Additionally, the Adult Sunday School class, which meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m., will be discontinued in June, July and August. The course will resume after Labor Day.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 5-10 at Indiana Wesleyan Methodist Church.

All children are invited to attend the presentation of the theme “Anchored in the truth”. The VBS will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday with a program on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Contact Pastor Ben Blowers at (724) 463-0475 to register or for more information. The church is located at the corners of 12th and Church streets in Indiana.


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

The event will be held at the 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.


SAGAMORE – Community Bible Church will be holding a Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. July 18-22.

The theme is “Jesus the Son of God”.

For more information, contact Mona Branan at (724) 397-8171 or Joanne Fairman at (724) 397-8476.


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