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June 20, 2014

Religion briefs from June 20, 2014

- — Events mark anniversary of Cedar Avenue’s pastor

SHARON – In observance of the 10th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Charles W. Johnson Jr. and Lady Crystal Johnson, Cedar Avenue Church of God, 1045 Cedar Ave., has scheduled events through the remainder of the month.

First Lady’s Appreciation Day will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday with Minister Erik J. Huntley, son of Cedar Avenue Church of God and now of Canton, Mich., as speaker.

In other services set for 7 p.m. daily, speakers will be Rev. Russell V. Penn Jr., pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Farrell, Wednesday; Elder Tyrone Steals, pastor of Greater Mount Zion Church of God in Christ, Farrell, Thursday; and Rev. Lora Adams-King, pastor of Erie Street Church of God, Franklin, June 27.

The closing celebration will be at 11 a.m. worship June 29, with the Rev. Vaughn Bell, pastor of Triumphant Church of God, Westerville, Ohio, as speaker.

Second Baptist honors youth at service Sunday

FARRELL -- Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1138 Spearman Ave., will celebrate Youth Recognition Day during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service, with youth in charge of services.

New Life Covenant hosts Family & Friend Day

SHARON – New Life Covenant Church, 807 Spruce Ave., will celebrate their 5th annual Family & Friend Day at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

Theme is “The Dynamics of a Healthy Church,” with guest minister the Rev. Thomas Bolling, retired pastor of Second Baptist Church in Farrell. Food will be served after the dress-down service.

Friendship marks Men’s Day with Rev. Brown

FARRELL -- Friendship Baptist Church, 339 Spearman Ave., will hold Men’s Day services at 4 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Raymond O. Brown, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Masury, as speaker.

Theme is “Show Yourself as Men,” from Isaiah 46:6-11.

Morris Chapel Women’s Season set for Sunday

FARRELL – Greater Morris Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 926 Darr Ave., will hold its 2014 Women’s Season Celebration, “Women Plugging into the Power,” based on Zechariah 4:6, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Linda Williams Moore, pastor of St. John AME Church, Bridgewater, Pa., will be guest speaker.

Early childhood music program set at Tower

GROVE CITY – A new early childhood music program is being launched this summer at Tower Presbyterian Church, 248 S. Broad St.

Sing ’n’ Sprout is a Christian music and movement program for babies through 5-year-olds, with a caregiver. Children get to experience God personally and in community through fun, creative and adaptable activities using props, body movements and instruments.

Coming soon are Mommy and Me Summer Camp being held at one-week intervals at 45 minutes a session, including 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. July 7 to 11; 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 14 to 18; 9:30 a.m. Aug. 4 to 8; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11 to 15. Camps cost $25 for the week, with a free Sing ’n’ Sprout CD.

After summer, weekly Sing ’n’ Sprout classes will start in September. Sessions will cost $35 for eight-week intervals.   

Info: 724-833-2813 or e-mail Cheryl Graham, program leader and Tower’s music director, at pianozebra@hotmail .com and the Sing ’n’ Sprout Facebook page at www.face /singnsproutgc

Summer music series under way at Trinity

MERCER – A summer music series is under way during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St. Soloists are scheduled as follows: Leah Moose, Sunday; Marilyn Rost, June 29; Jonah Klixbull, July 6; Vicky Roxberry, July 20; Pamela Courtney, July 27; Hugh Ringer, Aug. 3; Carol Mixer, Aug. 10; Greg and Anna Sankey, Aug. 17; Tony Paglia, Aug. 24; and Karla Snyder, Aug. 31.

Info and transportation: 724-662-2680.

Kids worship June 29 at Stoneboro Presbyterian

STONEBORO -- Stoneboro Presbyterian Church, 7 Linden St., will hold a children’s worship service at 10 a.m. June 29, with children leading the worship service every fifth Sunday of the month.

Hour of Power slates 38th anniversary service

FARRELL – Hour of Power Full Gospel Tabernacle, 1126 Fruit Ave., will celebrate the church’s 38th anniversary at 11 a.m. June 29. Guest speakers will be the Rev. Michael and Elder Selma West.

Holy Trinity Lutheran service time changed

HERMITAGE – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, has changed its worship service time to 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is in recess for the summer.

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