The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


March 7, 2014

Religion briefs from March 7, 2014


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Calvary Methodist site for five Lenten luncheons

GREENVILLE – Calvary Church Women will sponsor “2014 – Celebrate and Witness,” five Lenten luncheons set for 11:30 a.m. in the social room of Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 S. Mercer St.

The Rev. David Bell Sr. of Fallowfield and Kennard United Methodist churches will speak Wednesday, with special music by James Vasconi; Rev. Sean Hall of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, will speak March 19, with special music by the Pfaff Sisters; and Rev. Geraldine Williams, pastor of Ruth African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon, will speak March 26, with special music by Barbara Davis and William Hurlbert.

Also, Rev. Randy L. Ritchey, pastor of Oak Grove Church, Fairview Township, will speak April 2, with special music by The Pic-a-longs; and Rev. John Canon, pastor of Jerusalem Christian Church, Otter Creek Township, will speak April 9, with special music by Lynette Mossman.

A donation of $4 for adults and $2 for children will be appreciated. Women from Old Salem U.M., Calvary U.M., First U.M., Kennard U.M., North Salem U.M. will take turns serving as hostesses of the luncheons.

Mercer church to offer Lenten meal, program

MERCER – A family Lenten program for the community will be offered from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9 in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 East Market St.

Residents are invited to bring a covered dish to share and tableware to the social hall and then join for a brief period of devotions.

Wednesday’s program will include Ash Wednesday communion. The series concludes with a Maundy Thursday dinner and communion service on April 17.

Info and transportation: 724-662-2680.

Community Lenten services, speakers slated

GREENVILLE AREA – Weekly community Lenten services are being offered at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Following are the dates, sites and scheduled speakers:

Wednesday 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 Glenn 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.

‘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 and seek 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.

Info: The Devine Inspirations, 724-376-7362; devine inspirations@zoominternet .net; or

Lakeside sets annual Missions Conference

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP – Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church Missions Conference is set for March 16-18 at the church at 3203 N. Hermitage Road.

Speakers include David Grant of Destiny Rescue, a Christian-based nonprofit dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation, operating in South Asia; and Marty Mannion, a pediatric nurse, wife, mother and grandmother who over 38 years in missions has ministered in Asia, Central America, Africa and Mexico, working with street people including children, orphanages and former child-soldiers, and traveling with Bible smugglers to nations where Christians are persecuted.

Grant will speak at 10:45 a.m. and Mannion at 7 p.m. March 16. Mannion will also speak at 7 p.m. March 18 at Fresh Grounds Coffeehouse in Greenville.

Nick and Lisa Lakatos, short-term missionaries to Mexico City, will speak at 7 p.m. March 17 in the church.

The schedule on March 16 also includes a soup supper at 6 p.m. and sundae dessert after the evening service.

Info: 724-962-4222.

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