Prophetic Forum offers ‘The Tabernacle’ program
HERMITAGE – The ministry of Prophetess Jennifer L. Campbell (Prophetess J.C.’s Ministries) of Sharon will host a Prophetic Forum at 10 a.m. Saturday in the conference room of Quality Inn, 3200 S. Hermitage Road.
The ministry will present “The Tabernacle,” designed as a journey to the heart of God. A celebration of the ministry’s re-opening will include a consecration service and light luncheon. The ministry will host the tabernacle sessions every first Saturday of the month.
Cedar Avenue Bible Church hosts ex-Mormon
SHARON – Gene Gardner, a former Mormon who has a prison ministry, will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Cedar Avenue Bible Church, 664 Cedar Ave.
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, runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in First Assembly of God, 1455 N. Keel Ridge Road.
Theme of the faith-based program is “Turn your mourning into joy.”
Prep meeting for Rally in Valley at Farrell church
FARRELL – An informational and worship meeting for the fifth annual Rally in the Valley in Youngstown is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday in Pentecostal House of Prayer, 725 Fruit Ave.
Anyone interested in learning more about the May 3 men’s rally in the Covelli Centre is invited. Admission wrist bands for the rally will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Also, individuals or churches interested in participating in the third annual crosswalk to the Rally in the Valley can pick up information packets at the meeting or by calling 724-456-0320.
Teams carrying large crosses arrive at the Covelli Centre after starting out the night before the rally from points to the east (Hermitage), north, west and south of Youngstown. With a third group coming in from the west this year, a lead vehicle, 12-to-15-passenger van, and a motor home are needed.
Valley Baptist schedules Ash Wednesday service
FARRELL – Valley Baptist Church, 500 Sharon-New Castle Road, will observe a special Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
New Virginia U.S. slates Ash Wednesday service
HERMITAGE – New Virginia United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Keel Ridge Road, will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Community Lenten services, speakers slated
GREENVILLE AREA – Weekly community Lenten services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday beginning with Ash Wednesday next week. Following are the dates, sites and scheduled speakers:
Ash Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 10 Beil Hill Road, Route 58, Delaware Township, with Pastor Glenn Sadler; March 12 at Transfer First Baptist Church, 50 Broad St., Transfer, with Pastor Frank Lane; March 19 at Church of God, 1013 Rutledge Road, Transfer, with Pastor Sadler; and March 26 at Central Community Church, 3571 North Hermitage Road, Pymatuning Township, with Pastor John Frey.
Also, April 2 at Transfer First Baptist with Pastor Phil Beck; and April 9 at Church of God with Pastor Frey.
During Holy Week, services will be on Maundy Thursday, April 17, at Zion’s United Church of Christ, 17 Church St., Transfer, with Pastor Beck (tureen dinner at 6 p.m.); and Good Friday, April 18, at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, 50 Baker Hill Road, Fredonia, with Pastor Paul Camp.
Offerings will be donated to Fresh Grounds Coffeehouse, 172 Main St., Greenville.
Dr. Tripp to speak at Abundant Life service
SOUTH PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP – Dr. Jason Tripp, a Hermitage chiropractor, will peach on the topic of “Supernatural Health” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Abundant Life World Outreach Center, 3050 Saranac Drive.
Info: 724-877-9879 or 724-962-2232.
World Day of Prayer services in GC, Hermitage
MERCER COUNTY – Two county observances of Church Women United’s World Day of Prayer will be held next weekend.
Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, will host a noon service March 7. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 159 Todd Ave., Hermitage, will host a 1:30 p.m. service March 8. Evangelist Adrian Jones of Sharon will speak on the subject of “The Living Waters” at St. Paul’s.
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.
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 government-licensed falconers in the United States.
Seven years ago the Caldwells started “Seeing Truth Ministries,” an outreach of 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.
M&M Kids program emphasizes trusting God
HERMITAGE – The M&M Kids of New Virginia United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Keel Ridge Road, will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 8. Theme will be “Trusting God Helps Us Stand Strong,” highlighting Jesus dying and coming back to life (Luke 22:39-24:12) and featuring a tomb craft and Mighty Kingdom Sand Art.
Children from preschool to sixth grade are welcome.
South Py church slates ‘Art of Marriage’ series
SOUTH PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP – Couples are encouraged to attend “The Art of Marriage” series which will be presented at South Pymatuning Community Church, 3400 Tamarack Drive, for six consecutive Sunday nights beginning March 9. All sessions run from 5 to 6 p.m.
Based on the “Art of Marriage Weekend” events sponsored nationwide by Family Life, the sessions include expert teaching, engaging stories and man-on-the-street interviews to portray God’s design in marriage.
To register, call the church at 724-962-4601. Childcare is provided.
‘Cabin Fever’ program at New Lebanon church
NEW LEBANON – The Devine Inspirations, a small business/ministry based in Sandy Lake, will present “Cabin Fever” at 5:30 p.m. March 14 in New Lebanon Community Church, 4166 Mercer St.
The program, led by Adam Devine, will include an indoor camping atmosphere, two presentations, dinner, dessert and the company of others that love the outdoors. Those who would rather be in a deer stand, at a fishing hole or relaxing by a camp fire are invited to take a break from the winter blahs.
Program topics will be “Legacy, What’s Yours?” and “Faces Lit by the Glow of a Fire,” with a break for a hot dog, chips, soda and smores. Share your outdoors story before leaving.
The program is free but donations will be welcome.
The Devine Inspirations minister at events between Erie and Pittsburgh.
Info: Adam Devine, The Devine Inspirations, 724-376-7362; email@example.com; www.thedevineinspirations.com
Prophetic Forum offers ‘The Tabernacle’ program
Church briefs for April 18, 2014
A roundup of events occurring at area churches.
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Church to exit after 111 years
The 111-year-old Bethlehem Presbyterian Church will hold their final services at their 710 Carnegie Ave. home Sunday.
Ministry slates dinner theater
A new theater group affiliated with Greater Mount Zion Church of God in Christ has been rehearsing for its first production next month.
- Religion briefs from March 14, 2014
Life’s hardships can lead us right into path of God’s providence
Early on in ministry, there came an experience I would be glad to have never again in this life. Having been called by a young husband to come, I drove into the driveway of a modest home in a quiet neighborhood. The caller’s wife answered my knock at the door – her face ashen, a look of horror in her eyes. She rushed into my arms, blurting out the words, “Oh Pastor, my baby is dead!”
New pastor at Holy Trinity
The Rev. Dr. Gary B. Nelson will be installed as the new pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road at 4 p.m. Sunday.
- Religion briefs from March 7, 2014
Company word ‘gossip’ keeps in Bible shows it’s a destructive sin
Sin is an ugly thing. It’s against nature. It’s vulgar, shameful, something we’re not supposed to do. Something forbidden. But we’re lured and tempted, coaxed into doing whatever it may be, wherever one’s weakness might lead them. And who are these people that fall into sin? All of us.
Duck Dynasty’ duo at Men’s Rally in Valley
Phil and Al Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty will be among speakers at the 5th Annual Men’s Rally in the Valley May 3 at the Covelli Centre.
Crisis intervention training May 19-20
“Group Crisis Intervention” is the topic of this year’s training seminar in Hermitage for chaplains, clergy, first responders, and mental health professionals.
- Church briefs from Feb. 28, 2014
Winter weariness can get us down but God brings relief
Have you noticed the exhausted, out-of-gas energy levels residents are displaying these days? There are less than 30 days left of this long, very cold winter. Residents are winter weary from the relentless snow storms and cold spells that seem to be coming back to back. We’re all suffering from cabin fever and the effects of restricted sunlight. Counselors refer to the human impact of this season as SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Bishop Rowe to add 2nd Pa. diocese to duties
“Collaboration.” The Rev. Sean Rowe realizes he’s using the word a lot these days. But it’s an approach he’s committed to, and he thinks his interest in working with others is one of the reasons his life is about to change.
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