The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


May 2, 2014

Religion briefs from May 2, 2014

- — Church Women United set Friendship Day

SHARPSVILLE – Church Women United’s May Friendship Day is scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Chloe Pierce Chapel on Mercer Avenue.

Theme is “Through God Our Hands Can Serve.” Members should bring Pennies for Least Coin.

Mother’s Day Tea at Bethlehem Baptist

SHARON -- The deaconesses of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 858 Wallis Ave., will host a Mother’s Day Tea at noon Saturday, “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.

Lakeview Helping Hands sets Spring Hymn Sing

CLARKS MILLS -- Lakeview Area Helping Hands Center will hold its Spring Hymn Sing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, 3813 Hadley Road. An offering will be accepted.

Clergywomen's Alliance elevates Bishop Sanders

YOUNGSTOWN – The chief executive officer of the Inter-Denominational Clergywomen’s Alliance Inc. parent body of Youngstown has designated Bishop Martha J. Sanders to the office of prelate bishop. She is the pastor of Hour of Power Full Gospel Tabernacle in Farrell.

The title will be confirmed by Presiding Prelate Bishop Lillie B. North at a 5 p.m. Sunday service in Hour of Power, 1126 Fruit Ave. The public is invited to attend.

Bishop Designate the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Paramore, pastor of Christ Centered Church with branches in Youngstown and Akron, Ohio, will be the principal speaker.

Bishop Sanders will serve as the next presiding prelate bishop at the close of the tenure of Presiding Bishop North.

Bishop Sanders is a charter member of the group, which was founded in 1980 by Rev. North under the direction of the late Rev. Lonnie A. Simon, and she has served as second executive vice president for the last 34 years. During this time, she has established the alliances’ Shenango Valley chapter, currently serving as president.

Refreshments in Founders Hall will follow the service.

New & Living Way sets festive events Sunday

SHARON -- Greater New and Living Way Temple of the Apostolic Faith, 840 Highland Road, Sharon, will celebrate its 35th anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Sunday with Bishop Martha Saunders, pastor of Hour of Power Full Gospel Tabernacle, Farrell, speaking, accompanied by her choir and congregation and guests from Maryland, Florida, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.

At 4 p.m., the temple will dedicate its building with Bishop John Hilton of Faith Temple Church of God, Cleveland, as speaker, accompanied by his choir and congregation. A temple tour will be held.

Christ Lutheran to hold ‘Blessing of the Bikes’

SHARON – Pastor Michael Lozano will conduct a short “Blessing of the Bikes” at 10:45 a.m. May 11 in the parking lot of Christ Lutheran Church, 396 Buhl Blvd. Blessings will be for motorcycles and bicycles, so riders of all ages are welcome.

Info: or 724-981-2070.

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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