The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 17, 2014

Faithful to commemorate Good Friday with cross walks


Walking the walk

Various cross walks will be held in the area to commemorate Good Friday.

n East Hills Ministerium’s procession of the cross will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today.

The procession will begin at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown, and end at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Ave. in Richland Township.

Other stops are Homestead Avenue United Methodist Church, 101 Homestead Ave.; Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St.; Oakland United Methodist, 1504 Bedford St.; Little’s Beverage Distributor, 2202 Bedford St., for Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Richland Township; and Bel-Air Plaza, 890 Scalp Ave., for Bethany United Methodist Church, 112 Leventry Road, and Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, both in Richland Township.

Scripture meditations will be taken from Matthew 26-27 from Peter’s denial to the death of Christ.

n “Bearing of the Cross: Walk in Christ’s Footsteps” will be presented by Greater Conemaugh Ministerium churches beginning at noon today.

The cross walk will begin at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, 217 Fourth St., East Conemaugh, where a blessing will be given, and end at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 427 First St., East Conemaugh.

After the walk, refreshments will be served at Heavenly Sent Ministries, 429 Second St., East Conemaugh.

Other participating churches include Church of the Transfiguration, 220 Oak St.; Conemaugh Church of the Brethren,            1256 William Penn Ave.; Johnstown Grace Brethren Church, 535 Napoleon St.; Pike Grace Brethren Church, 541 Pike Road; Singer Hill Grace Brethren Church, 2980 William Penn Ave.; Conemaugh First United Methodist Church, 414 First St.; Fountain of Life Full Gospel Church, 225 Second St.; Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, 1421 Clapboard Run Road; Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, 111 Cambria St.; St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, 3513 William Penn Ave.; St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1020 Caroline St., Nanty Glo; St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mundys Corner; Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave.; Vinco Brethren Church, 123 Adams Ave., Mineral Point; and Nanty Glo Church of the Brethren, 915 Caroline St.

n Windber Area Community Cross Walk will begin at noon today at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave., Windber.

Stops include St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 605 Graham Ave., and First Presbyterian Church,          1101 Somerset Ave.

The walk will end at the gazebo on Graham Avenue, weather permitting, or return to Calvary United Methodist Church.

The film “The Cross,” provided by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, will be shown at 7 tonight at Calvary United Methodist Church. Admission is free.

n Forest Hills Ministerium will hold a cross walk beginning at 9 a.m. today at Sidman United Methodist Church, 1108 Mill Road.

The walk will end at First United Methodist Church, 500 Maple Ave., South Fork, where lunch will be served and a Good Friday service will be held from noon to 3, with pastors from churches in the ministerium speaking.

Easter play

The Passion play “Lamb of God and Soon Coming King” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday at Greater           Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road, Richland Township.

Admission is free.

Information: 266-2322.

Bard’s comedy

Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” will be performed by Pitt-Johnstown’s theater department at 7:30 tonight and Saturday at the Studio Theater at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Information: 269-7200.

Actor call

Auditions for Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company’s production of  “The Winters Tale” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Tioga Street Pavilion at Stackhouse Park, Westmont.

Those who wish to audition should bring a prepared piece.

Information: 539-9500.      

Crochet meet

Highland Hookers, a new crochet group, will meet from noon to 1 p.m. today at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

Participants are making caps and hats for women experiencing hair loss due to chemo, and easy beginner-level patterns will be available.

The group will meet at noon the first and third Fridays of the month.

All levels of crochet experience are welcome, and registration is not required.

Information: 266-5610.

Stitch in time

Sit and Stitch, a laid-back time of quilting, cross-stitching and knitting, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-5399.

Worthy cause

The seventh annual Feel Great Fun Event, sponsored by Wings of Hope, will be held Saturday at Planet Ice, 195 Jari Drive, Richland Township.

The 5K run and 5K walk will begin at 9 a.m., with registration from 8 to 8:45.

The Hooversville area charity raises money to fight cancer.

The cost to participate is $25.

Information: www.wingsofhopejohnstown.  com.

Reading rates

A book and magazine sale will continue through April 26 at Windber Public Library, 1909 Graham Ave., Windber.

There will be hardcover and paperback books for adults as well as some children’s books and discarded magazines.  

Prices will range from 25 cents to $1 per item.  

Library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Information: 467-4950.

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