The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 29, 2012

Religion in brief | Central City church to ordain local man



-- Faith UM

The Rev. Len Findley will share the message “Welcome Jesus,” with Scripture from Colossians 3:12-17, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.

-- Ferndale UM

The Rev. Len Findley, pastor of Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown, will deliver the message “Welcome Jesus,” with Scripture from Colossians 3:12-17, during the 10:40 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The choir will sing “Joy Hallelujah!” under the direction of Traci Weaver.

The Altman family will be the greeters, Peggy Croyle and Barb Keith will be the nursery helpers and Luke Kohan will be the acolyte.

-- First UM

The Rev. Larry Rowe will deliver the sermon “Waiting and Witnessing,” with Scripture from Luke 2:22-40, during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., Johnstown.

Church organist Tom Ferguson will present an organ recital.

Light refreshments will be served following the service.

-- Grace Brethren

The Rev. Roger Myers will be the guest speaker during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh.

He will talk about the many precious names given to baby Jesus in the Old Testament.

-- Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Deb Groeger will deliver the message “Goodness is Stronger,” taken from John 1:1-14, during the Sunday worship services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

A contemporary worship service, with music provided by Eclectic Praise Band, under the direction of Denise Baldwin, will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 9:15 and children’s Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Traditional worship service will begin at 10:45.

The choir, led by Judy Custer, organist and choir director, will sing the anthem.

Nursery will be available with Mandy Gonzales as the coordinator.

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