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April 25, 2014

Religion briefs from April 25, 2014

- — Church to mark Penns’ 3rd pastoral anniversary

FARRELL – Second Baptist Church, 1138 Spearman Ave., will celebrate the third pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Russell V. Penn Jr. and Lady Yvonne Penn with two services on Sunday. Theme will be “Servant Leaders Partnering with the Pastor,” from 1st Thessalonians 5:12-13.

At 11 a.m., Rev. Raymond O. Brown, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Masury, will be guest speaker. An anniversary dinner will be served after the morning service.

At 4 p.m., Rev. Dr. Avan M. Odom, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Warren, Ohio, will be guest speaker, accompanied by his church’s choir and congregation.

Handbell soloist to play Sunday in Mercer

MERCER – Widely-known handbell soloist Sue Garton, Slippery Rock, will play three pieces during the 11 a.m. service Sunday in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 East Market St.

A member of the American Guild of English hand bell ringers, she has been a soloist and clinician at many local, area, and national events. She will be accompanied on piano by Becky Sopher of Grove City.

Second Baptist honors Pastor, Lady McKeithan

SHARPSVILLE – Second Baptist Church at Tenth and Walnut streets will observe Pastor James and Lady Verna McKeithan’s 28th anniversary at the 11:15 a.m. service Sunday.

Bishop Alvin J. McCoy from Greater New and Living Way Apostolic Temple, Sharon, and his choir and congregation will be special guests.

A dinner reception will follow.

St. Anthony’s to hold Divine Mercy Holy Hour

SHARON – A Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. Anthony’s Church, 804 Idaho St.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed. Joanne Schell will present a reflection on Divine Mercy and the Chaplet will be recited. Confessions will be also be heard.

First Baptist slates choir program, revival

FARRELL – The sanctuary choir of First Baptist Church, 1120 Darr Ave., will present their annual spring program at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Michael Burns.

The church’s spring revival services are set for 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Speakers will be the Rev. C. Nolan Howell of the host church, Rev. Brian Johnson of New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Sharon, and Rev. Leon Avery of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Sharon.

Community Baptist usher board marks 67 years

FARRELL – The senior usher board of Community Baptist Church, 1013 Emerson Ave., will celebrate their 67th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Leon Avery Jr., pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Sharon. He will be accompanied by his church choir and congregation.

Grace United Methodist schedules hymn sing

GROVE CITY – Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., will host a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Love Christian to host Ohio pastor, congregation

FARRELL – Love Christian Center, 411 Hamilton Ave., will welcome guest speaker Pastor E.P. Adams and his Old Glory Church of Youngstown congregation for a service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Theme will be “Celebrate the Power of the Holy Spirit.”

Liberty Bible Church hosts ladies banquet

VIENNA – Two thirds of The Stevens Family of Warren, Ohio, will present the program for the annual ladies banquet at 6:30 p.m. May 2 in Liberty Bible Church, 2111 Sodom Hutchings Road.

Wife Tami and daughter Erin Stevens will sing and speak at the banquet, which is free but requires tickets for admission. Tickets are available at the church or by calling 1-330-638-1578. No childcare will be provided.

Husband and father Rich is the third member when the family trio ministers together.

Mother’s Day Tea May 3 at Bethlehem Baptist

SHARON -- The deaconesses of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 858 Wallis Ave., will host a Mother’s Day Tea at noon May 3, “Celebrating the Seasons of a Woman,” based on Proverbs 31.

Speakers will be locals: Co-pastor B.J. Pleasant, Evangelist Harriet King, First Lady Tammy Harrison and First Lady Daphanny Baker, with First Lady Holly Campbell as guest soloist.

Ex-notorious thief slated at Crossing Paths dinner

HUBBARD – Crossing Paths (Don Reed Ministries) in Hermitage will hold its spring banquet at 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Brentford House in Hubbard.

Jack Murphy, called “Murf the Surf,” will be guest speaker. He is an author, artist, sportsman, musician and Christian motivational speaker who gained notoriety in 1964 for the jewel robbery of the century when he and a partner stole the J.P. Morgan gem collection and the Star of India, the largest star sapphire in the world, from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

For that caper and other serious crimes, Murf spent 21 years in New York and Florida prisons. In 1986, he was released from prison on life parole. In 2000, his parole was terminated.

The full-dinner buffet banquet is free to the public but reservations are required. The ministry is looking for sponsors to help defray expenses; table sponsorship is $100 for a table of eight and table choice may be made when on arrival at the banquet hall.

Make your reservation and turn in your sponsorship money by Thursday. An offering will be taken to help with expenses.

Info: 724-981-7777, 724-342-9632 or 724-813-6846.

David Johnson Ministries revival under big top tent

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP – David Johnson Ministries will hold camp meeting revival services at 7 p.m. daily May 16-30 at the former Reynolds Drive-In at 3706 N. Hermitage Road.

Evangelist Johnson will be joined by special guests Pastor Gary Jones and Living Waters Church.

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