The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 13, 2013

Religion in Brief | Blairsville church to host hymn sing

JOHNSTOWN — Indiana/Cambria County hymn sing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Blacklick Presbyterian Church, Blair and Walnut streets, Blairsville.

Choir fest/hymn sing Sunday in Ebensburg

A choir fest/hymn sing will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Ebensburg United Methodist Church, 100 E. Highland Ave.

An offering will be taken to benefit United Methodist Human Services.

‘Spirituality and Music’ focus of lecture series

The Rev. Stephen Concordia, OSB, will speak on “Spirituality and Music” during a lecture series on Aging and Spirituality at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Priest to discuss human rights issues

The Rev. Guillermo Campuzano, CM, director of religious diversity for DePaul University, will present “Humanization of Our Inhuman World: A Call for Today” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cecilian Hall of the administration building on Seton Hill University hilltop campus in Greensburg.

Information: 724-836-0406, ext. 613, or

Women’s breakfast planned in Portage

A women’s breakfast and fellowship to “Celebrate the Resurrected Jesus” will be held April 20 at Sacred Heart Retreat Center, 1872 Munster Road, Portage.

Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m., followed by registration and breakfast at 8:30.

Reservations: 886-4459 by Tuesday.

Marriage preparation weekend for couples

Engaged Couples Weekend will be held from April 26-28 at St. John the Baptist Retreat Center in New Baltimore.

The weekend will fulfill the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown’s marriage preparation requirement.

Contact the Family Life Office at 886-5551 for preregistration.

Information and registration forms:

-- Arbutus church

The Rev. James M. Kensinger, guest minister, will deliver the message “Amazing Grace,” with Scripture from Titus 2:11-14, during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown.

Sunday school will follow at 10:30.

-- Belmont UM

The Rev. Keith A. Dunn will deliver the message “Caution: God at Work,” with Scripture from Acts 9:1-20, during the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Belmont United Methodist Church,

107 Coldren St., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30. Nursery and children’s church will be available.

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