The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

February 21, 2014

Religion briefs from Feb, 21, 2014

Herald staff

- — Youngstown pastor to speak at Valley Baptist

FARRELL – In observance of Black History Month, the Rev. Lewis Macklin of Holy Trinity Baptist Church of Youngstown will be guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service Sunday in Valley Baptist Church, 500 Sharon-New Castle Road.

Rev. Frieson to speak at Second Baptist

SHARPSVILLE – The Rev. Gregory Frieson will be guest speaker at the 11:15 a.m. service Sunday in Second Baptist Church, located on High Street at Walnut Street.

Mission 423 Evangelistic Ministries hosts revival

SHARON -- Mission 423 Evangelistic Ministries is holding a revival camp meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday in North Sharon Fire Hall, 469 Thornton St., Sharon. Host Pastor Steven Hoover will preach.

Michael Burns to preach first time at First Baptist

FARRELL – First Baptist Church, 1120 Darr Ave., invites the public to the first sermon preached by church member Michael Burns. The service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Grief Share to begin Monday at First Assembly

HERMITAGE – Grief Share, a weekly seminar and support group for people grieving the death of someone close to them, is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 24 in First Assembly of God, 1455 N. Keel Ridge Road.

Theme of the faith-based program is “Turn your mourning into joy.”

Info: 724-962-8206.

Shiloh Ministry interprets Revelation at forum

GROVE CITY -- Shiloh Intrusion Ministries, 124è S. Center St., Grove City, will hold a forum from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 1, explaining the end-times and the church ages from the book of Revelation and why disasters are prevalent. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited.

Reservations: Pastor Pam Schnelzer, 724-992-9196, or Elder Marge Roxberry, 724-992-1259.

Father-son preachers, falconers set for banquet

VIENNA – Liberty Bible Church, 2111 Sodom Hutchings Road, will hold a sportsman’s banquet featuring Howard and Jason Caldwell at 6:30 p.m. March 7.

The father-son duo are second- and third-generation preachers and fourth- and fifth-generation hunters. They participate in the ancient hunting practice of falconry, taking wild game or quarry with a trained bird of prey. There are some 4,000 licensed falconers in the United States, regulated by state and federal government.

Seven years ago the Caldwells started “Seeing Truth Ministries,” a local church ministry sent out by Lighthouse Baptist Church in Winchester, Va. They present the gospel with visual aids at revivals, vacation Bible schools, church camps and other events.

The program will feature live birds of prey and door prizes. Tickets providing free admission are required and available in the church office or by calling 1-330-638-1578. The program is intended for more mature children; childcare will not be provided.

Sharon evangelist slated for World Day of Prayer

HERMITAGE – Evangelist Adrian Jones of Sharon will speak on the subject of “The Living Waters” during Church Women United in the Shenango Valley’s celebration of World Day of Prayer. The service is set for 1:30 p.m. March 8 in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 159 Todd Ave. The public is invited.

The year’s theme, “Streams in the Desert,” was prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Egypt. It focuses on water justice, girls’ access to education, multifaith dialogue and migration, poverty and refugees in Egypt.

Those attending are reminded this will be their last chance to bring nearly new pocketbooks for the state “Change Purse Project.” Installation of this year’s officers and approval of the budget also are planned. Refreshments will follow.

Offering will be sent in its entirety to the WDP-USA committee for grants to nonprofit organizations.

Marriage Encounter Weekends scheduled

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA – Two Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends have been scheduled in the region during Lent.

The first weekend is March 21-23 in Erie at Quality Inn at Exit 18 off Interstate 90; the second for April 4-6 in Cranberry Township, Butler County, at Four Points Sheraton off Interstate 79 or the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

A non-refundable $75 application fee and a free-will offering at the sessions continue the work of WWME. Space is limited.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter of Western Pennsylvania is a faith-based marriage enrichment outreach in four Catholic dioceses, including Erie. Couples of all faiths are welcome.

Info and to apply: 814-823-4600, 412-635-7775 or