Church of Good Shepherd plans Blue Mass

WEST MIDDLESEX – Church of the Good Shepherd, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex, holds a Blue Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The parishioners of the church will honor police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Immediately following the Mass, lunch will be held in the Monsignor Mitchell Center Social Hall, which is on the property of the church.

All emergency responders are asked to wear their uniforms and, if possible, bring an emergency vehicle. If bringing an emergency vehicle, try to be at the church between 10:45 and 11 a.m. 

This Mass honors those currently serving as emergency responders as well as those who have died in the line of duty, and brings a greater awareness of those who serve so faithfully, often placing others’ lives and safety above their own.

Church to observe 50th anniversary

HERMITAGE – Shenango Valley Baptist Church, 40 S. Neshannock Road, Hermitage, celebrates its 50th anniversary Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. 

Special music will be offered by Erick Hawout, and the message will be by Ron Shipley.

A free picnic lunch will follow the service. 

Information or transportation, call Pastor Phillip Cooper, 724-734-1648.

Church to celebrate anniversary, pastor

SHARON – New Life Covenant Church will celebrate its 12th anniversary and God’s appointed apostle, Rev. Patricia Tatum, pastor, in her 16th year in the pastoral ministry at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday.

Theme is “Reaching Higher in Christ Jesus”: Growing Stronger, Growing Together, Growing Deeper in Him” Phil. 3:13, 14.

Guest preacher will be Rev. Geraldine Williams, former pastor of the Ruth A.M.E. Zion Church in Sharon, attending Price Memorial Church in Youngstown. 

Special tribute will be given to Brother James W. Tatum, First Men, covering to the pastor and supporter of this ministry also.

Other churches in attendance will be Hour of Power Full Gospel Tabernacle and Friendship Baptist Church.

Those interested will be dining at 2 p.m. in a special reserved room at the Golden Corral, Hermitage.

Holy Trinity Lutheran to hold Rally Day

HERMITAGE – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Morefield Road, Hermitage, will celebrate “Rally Day” and a picnic following the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday.

Everyone is welcome.

Methodist church plans ‘new beginnings’ series

SHARON – Sharon First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, will offer a six-week fall sermon series, “It’s Never Too Late For a New Beginning” which starts Sept. 22 and dives into a theme that will resonate deeply – insight during hard times, help to start again, and encouragement to rebuild a life and a church. 

The series includes: Rebuilders Get Started Right; Rebuilders Build a Team’s Spirit; Rebuilders Let Go without Letting Up; Rebuilders Understand “YAC” Is What Really Matters; Rebuilders Never Cut What They Can Unite, and Rebuilders Finish Strong.

New service times begin Sunday with casual worship at 9 a.m., breakfast at 9:30 a.m., and worship at 11 a.m.

Workshop to focus on ‘God’s Presence’

SHARON – Apostle Jennifer L. Campbell hosts a workshop “God’s Presence” at 10 a.m. Saturday at Word Centered Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 710 Carnegie St., Sharon.  

Presenters are: Bishop Joseph McNeal, Youngstown; Rev. Deborah Lewis-Sanders, Sharon; Apostle Belinda Brown, Pittsburgh; Pastor Donna Heard, West Middlesex; Pastor Lawrence and Prophet Diane Thomas, Hubbard; and Psalmist Elder Ronda Pierce Roberts, Youngstown.


Blue Army of Our Lady to meet Saturday

HERMITAGE – The Blue Army of Our Lady meets Saturday after the 9 a.m. Mass at Notre Dame Parish in the Founders Room.

Plans will be made for the Oct. 20 Rosary March.

Unity Church to return to 11 a.m. worship

LACKAWANNOCK TOWNSHIP – The Unity Presbyterian Church at Greenfield, 1857 Mercer West Middlesex Road, will return to 11 a.m. worship with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Special guest for Sunday’s worship will be Pastor Ty Sabella who has served many area churches since his retirement from full time-ministry as an interim pastor. His message is entitled, “Listen to the Angels,” and he will also be sharing the gift of music.

On Tuesday at noon the “Magic Agers’ luncheon for retired people will be held in the church social hall. All are welcome, and those attending are invited to bring a dish to share. Tableware and beverages are provided. The program, “The Healing Power of Nature” will be presented by Anne McKeag of Hermitage.

The Sept. 15 worship will feature special guest Chef Joseph Altenor of Haitian Sensation. He will be sharing about his Mission for Haiti. Following worship a Haitian style luncheon will be served by Chef Altenor.

Pastor of Unity is James Moose. Unity is handicapped accessible. Information about Unity can be found on social media at unitycommunity. 

Service to offer prayers for teachers, students

SHARPSVILLE – As part of the worship service on Sept. 15, the pastoral leaders and congregation of South Pymatuning Community Church, 3400 Tamarack Drive, Sharpsville, will have a special time of prayer and dedication for God’s protection and blessing on the lives of all students, teachers and school staff.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Students and teachers from all school districts are invited to attend and be part of this prayer of protection and blessing with the start of the new school year.

A reminder of the church’s continual prayer throughout the school year will be given to students.

Lutheran church to celebrate Pentecost XIII

GROVE CITY – Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 819 Columbia Ave., Grove City, welcomes all to Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate Pentecost XIII. 

Older Wiser Lutherans (OWLS) meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday for lunch at Main Street Diner. 

Info: 724-458-6541. 

Trinity Presbyterian returns to fall hours

MERCER – Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St., has returned to fall hours with church school classes for all ages beginning at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Morning worship is at 11 a.m.

The church’s worship band and adult choir will both present special music.

The church is fully accessible.

Adult-supervised care of children from birth through age four is provided for all worship services.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office is closed on Fridays.

The building is accessible to all people.

Information/transportation: 724-662-2680.

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