The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 6, 2012

Religion in brief | Fundraiser benefits Sisters of Charity

Johnstown — Tickets are available for a holiday cash raffle benefiting the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill in Greensburg through Nov. 28 by calling (724) 836-0406, ext. 647, or (412) 243-4651, ext. 647.

Tickets are $10 and offer 26 chances to win from $100 to $1,500 during December. The winning number is based on the 7 p.m. Pennsylvania three-digit lottery.

Convention to be held in Chambersburg

The 150th anniversary of the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Convention will be held Oct. 19 and 20 at Chambersburg First Church of God, 2230 Grand Point Road in Franklin County.

The convention, “Sunday School ... Changing Inspiration into Perspiration,” will feature  workshops, speakers, exhibits and displays, music and lunch.

It will provide information, ideas, resources and inspirations for Christian education teachers and leaders.

Registration is $25 per person for both days or $100 for church groups.

Information: PSSSA, 5915 Fox St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17112; (717) 652-1930; emailing; or online at

Acts Community

Mark Geppert, president and founder of South East Asia Prayer Center, will speak during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Acts Community Church, Route 30 East,              169 Bedford Plaza Road, Bedford.

Geppert has more than 35 years of international experience in more than 30 countries and has authored four books.

Information: 624-0600 or

Benscreek Lutheran

A dedication celebrating upgrades to the sanctuary will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Benscreek Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4459 Somerset Pike, Hollsopple.

The celebration will be held in conjunction with St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church of Boswell.

The Rev. Timothy Knauss, assistant to the bishop and director of evangelical mission of the Allegheny Synod, will assist.

Beth Sholom

Chol Hamoed morning service will be held at 9:30 today at Beth Sholom Congregation, 700 Indiana St., Johnstown.

Shemini Atzeret service with Yizkor will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Simchat Torah pizza party will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, followed by Hakafot – Simchat Torah service at 7:30.

Candlelighting will be held at 6:22 p.m. Friday, followed by Shabbat Eve service at 7:30.

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