The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

February 28, 2014

Church briefs from Feb. 28, 2014

Herald staff

- — 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.

Info: 724-685-6496.

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.”

Info: 724-962-8206.

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.

Info: 724-646-1891.

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;;