The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

March 14, 2014

Religion briefs from March 14, 2014

Herald staff

- — Lakeside sets annual Missions Conference

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP – Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church Missions Conference is set for Sunday through Tuesday 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. Sunday. Mannion will also speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fresh Grounds Coffeehouse in Greenville.

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

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

Info: 724-962-4222.

Rev. Fryson to speak at Second Baptist

SHARPSVILLE – The Rev. Gregory Fryson will speak at the 11:15 a.m. service Sunday in Second Baptist Church, Walnut and High streets.

Rev. Harrison to speak at Community Baptist

FARRELL – Community Missionary Baptist Church, 1013 Emerson Ave., will welcome the Rev. Terrence Harrison as guest speaker at a 4 p.m. service Sunday. He is pastor of Valley Baptist Church in Farrell and will be accompanied by his choir and congregation.

Country gospel concert at Alliance Church

NEW WILMINGTON – New Wilmington Alliance Church, 127 N. New Castle St., is hosting a country gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday featuring “Hap” Wichryk and Mulfactory together with The Echo Valley Band. An offering will be received for the guest musicians.

Info: www.newwilmington

Jim Moose to speak at IHS Lenten service

HERMITAGE – Jim Moose, commissioned lay pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday at the second in a series of Lenten services at IHS Gospel Ministries, 786 Karen Lane. He is serving at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.

The Church Basement Ladies present new show

GROVE CITY – The Church Basement Ladies’ new show, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement,” is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ketler Auditorium in the Pew Fine Arts Center on the campus of Grove City College.

The Church Basement Ladies series of musical comedies follows women who work in a church basement, cooking meals for church functions. The shows are inspired by the book “Growing Up Lutheran,” by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, based in the Midwest in the 1950s. The ladies, pillars of the church, stand strong in their faith and in their friendships with crazy antics, new songs and lessons reluctantly learned.

Tickets are $15 for general admission. Tickets are available online at and at the alumni office in Carnegie Alumni Center on Broad Street in Grove City.

Info: 724-458-2300.

Calvary Methodist site for five Lenten luncheons

GREENVILLE – Calvary Church Women is sponsoring five Lenten luncheons set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the social room of Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 S. Mercer St.

Speakers are the Rev. Sean Hall of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, Wednesday; Rev. Geraldine Williams, pastor of Ruth African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon, March 26; Rev. Randy L. Ritchey, pastor of Oak Grove Church, Fairview Township, April 2; and Rev. John Canon, pastor of Jerusalem Christian Church, Otter Creek Township,  April 9.

A donation of $4 for adults and $2 for children will be appreciated.

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 Church of God, 1013 Rutledge Road, Transfer, with Pastor Glenn Sadler; March 26 at Central Community Church, 3571 North Hermitage Road, Pymatuning Township, with Pastor John Frey; 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.

New Life Baptist offers ‘Unstoppable Church’

NEW WILMINGTON – New Life Baptist Church, 3414 state Route 208, is hosting a study, “The Unstoppable Church,” lessons from 1st Timothy, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Info: 724-946-2816 or

Clergywomen’s group marks 6th anniversary

FARRELL – The Shenango Valley Interdenominational Clergywomen’s Alliance will celebrate its sixth anniversary at 4:30 p.m. March 23 in Hour of Power Full Gospel Tabernacle,  1126 Fruit Ave.

Guest speakers will be Elder Lisa McCoy of Greater New & Living Way Temple of the Apostolic Faith of Sharon and Expeditor Prophetess Jennifer Campbell of Sharon. There will be singing and miming from New Light Missionary Baptist Church of Sharon and Friendship Baptist Church of Farrell.

Thiel slates installation of new campus pastor

GREENVILLE – As part of its “Celebrate Campus Ministry” weekend March 29-30, Thiel College will host the installation service to welcome its new campus pastor, the Rev. Jayne Thompson, at 3 p.m. March 30 in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel.

Rev. Thompson directs campus worship, advises ministry groups, provides pastoral care and spiritual information to the Thiel community and facilitates the college’s effort to identify and enroll Lutheran students. Pastor Thompson is a member of the faculty in the Department of Religion.

The celebration begins with a free concert at 7 p.m. March 29 in William A. Passavant Center with Christian speedwood band, “Lost & Found.” Seating is limited; contact<>

New Beginning Christian slates ‘Easter Walk’

GREENVILLE – New Beginnings Christian Church, 73 Hamburg Road, will present an Easter Walk and Egg Hunt from 7 to 9 p.m. April 4. Take a journey through the last days of Jesus’ earthly life known as the Passion Week.

The event is free and designed for families. Snacks and crafts will also be included.

Info: 724-588-1276 or