Orangeville Baptist slates Sunday school, worship

SHARPSVILLE – Orangeville Baptist Church is hosting Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. on Sundays at the church at 7600 Orangeville Road, Sharpsville. They also have evening Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m on Wednesdays. The church is always collecting food for their food pantry. Anyone in need can contact the church at 724-646-3917 or Pastor Harley at 330-718-0119. Other events for Orangeville Baptist Church are as follows:

• Aug. 23: Roundup Sunday

• Sept. 5: Clothing giveaway

• Sept. 12: Ladies Luncheon

For more information, call: 724-646-3917

Living Faith Christians welcomes all

FARRELL – All are welcome to Living Faith Christian Church at 829 New Castle Road, Farrell. 

Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Service is also broadcast on Radio F.M. 87.9.

For more information, call the church at 724-734-3176.

New Light Missionary holds Sunday service

SHARPSVILLE – Reverend Brian Johnson, former pastor of New Light Missionary Baptist, Sharon, will bring the word at the 11:15 a.m. worship service on Sunday at Second Baptist Church, Walnut and High Streets in Sharpsville. Revered James McKeithan is host pastor. 

Sunday morning teaching hour resumes

SHARPSVILLE – The Sunday morning teaching hour (9:30 a.m.) has resumed at South Pymatuning Community Church, 3400 Tamarack Drive, Sharpsville. A class for teenagers/ adults and a class for children (through grade five) is offered. The teen/adult class study is covering the Book of Hebrews, led by Pastor Barry McLaughlin Jr. and the children’s class utilizes the Answers in Genesis material and is taught by Melanie Preston and Stacy Beach. All safety guidelines and protocols are followed and the classes are available to the public. The teaching hour is followed by the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service weekly with inspirational praise and worship songs and Senior Pastor David Searle sharing the Word of God.

For additional information, please see the church Facebook page or contact the church at 724-962-4601. 

Bible studies for ladies and men offered

SHARPSVILLE – Both ladies’ and men’s bible studies are offered every other week at South Pymatuning Community Church, 3400 Tamarack Drive, Sharpsville. These two group studies meet Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

The ladies’ study utilizes the “Woman of Honor” study from Proverbs 31 ministries and the men’s study group discusses important Biblical topics pertinent to being “Men of Knowledge” in God’s Word. The study groups are open to the public.

Additional information can be found on the church Facebook page or by contacting the church at 724-962-4601.

Pegues to speak at awards luncheon

HERMITAGE – “The Ladies in White Recognition/ Awards Luncheon” will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 2230 Highland Road, Hermitage.

Various local women who have supported and worked in the local churches, community events and throughout Mercer County will be honored and recognized. Our speaker will be Missionary Vanessa Pegues, of Greater Mt. Zion COGIC, Farrell.

Various awards, giveaways, fun, and a special luncheon will be served. Tickets are $10.

For ticket information, call Apostle Jennifer L. Campbell (Freed2Lead Ministries) at 724-658-1655. 

Crossing Paths to start teenage Bible study

Don Reed Sr., founder of Crossing Paths TV Ministry, will be starting a teenage Bible study Saturday. The study will be limited to 12 students.

Bibles and study materials will be provided. The study will begin with Genesis.

For more information, call 724-981-7777 or 1-855-981-9777.

New Mass times for St. Michael’s in Greenville

GREENVILLE – St. Michael Parish Greenville has changed its Mass times. Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Michael Church, Greenville; and 9 a.m. at St. Margaret Mission, Jamestown.

Sharon 1st Presbyterian resumes worship

SHARON – First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State St., Sharon, has reopened for worship at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

Health care precautions will be practiced, including required masks (except for medical reasons); social distancing; entry through the glass doors and exit through the wooden doors (except if elevator is needed); staying home if feeling ill; covering mouth/nose if coughing/sneezing; no congregational singing.

Worship service will be in the sanctuary to maintain distancing. It could be warm, so everyone is encouraged to wear cool, comfortable clothing. Cold bottles of water will be provided.

Children will sit with their families and receive a Bible story activity packet.

The worship service will also be video recorded. There is the choice of attending in-person worship or watching the video recorded service on Facebook or the You-Tube channel. To watch it on Facebook, go to the 1st Church Facebook page and look for the post. To watch it on the 1st Church YouTube channel, go to the 1st Church website and click the “FPC Videos” link. The link will connect with the 1st Church YouTube channel.

More info: Email the church at, or call 724-981-2211, ext. 1.

Villa Maria center remains closed

Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will remain closed for all groups until after Labor Day. Their projected date for reopening for groups is Sept. 8.

Starting Monday, personal retreatants who wish to come to Villa Maria can be served. This will be for a small number at any one time and there will be limitations on what services are available. The center will be following all protocols necessary to ensure the safety of all personal retreat guests.

Anyone interested in making a personal retreat at VMESC can call the office at 724-964-8886 to discuss possibilities. 

The faith walk continues

HERMITAGE – In 1977, God led Bill and Karen Rudge to begin a ministry that has grown from a desk and a file cabinet in the basement of their house into a national and international outreach.

Thanks to faithful supporters, Bill Rudge Ministries has been able to distribute 1.7 million books and audio messages to over 145 countries free of charge. Most of the materials distributed were books written by Bill or BJ Rudge and their audio messages, but many were also donated by others. Tens of thousands of packages have been mailed directly to pastors, missionaries, chaplains, military personnel, prisoners, students and others requesting them, while many have been shipped in large containers through various missions they partner with. Publishers in many of the countries have translated and printed several of Bill and BJ’s books at virtually no cost to BRM. Bill’s testimony on Unshackled was previously aired on over 1,000 radio stations and has since been translated into Spanish, Russian and Korean, as well as the original English version.

Countless lives also have been touched through their speaking engagements, radio broadcasts and interviews, audio and video messages, books, e-books, pamphlets, tracts, newsletters, and magazine articles, as well as their website, blogs, tweets, podcasts, missionary outreaches, Holy Land Adventures, and military and prison ministry. BRM also sponsors school assemblies, addresses students regarding self-defense, leads groups through the ministry obstacle course, as well as provides leadership training and so much more.

This August marks 43 years that Bill and Karen Rudge started their faith walk with Bill Rudge Ministries and they don’t plan on retiring anytime soon.