The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 19, 2013

Religion in brief | Mount Sinai to host NAACP program

BY JANICE RAINEY
JRAINEY@TRIBDEM.COM

— Johnstown branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its 27th annual interfaith remembrance program at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, 351 Second St., East Conemaugh.

Leah P. Hollis will be the keynote speaker.

A youth seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

Arbutus Church

The Rev. Eric Kabler, guest minister, will deliver the message “KISS – Keep It Simple Sinners,” with Scripture from Revelation 22:7-21, during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown. Jane Wolfhope will be the worship leader. Mary Jones will be the greeter.

Sunday school will follow at 10:15.

Belmont UM

The Rev. Keith A. Dunn will deliver the message “Behind the Scenes,” with Scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 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.

A fellowship lunch will be held after the 10:45 service.

Information: 266-3964.

Bethel UM

The Rev. Don Poole will share the message “Back to the Basic,” based on 2 Chronicles 7:11-22, during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1021 Forest Hills Drive, Salix.

Sunday school will begin at 9:45.

Kids for Christ will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and the youth RUSH will meet at 6.

Forest Hills Ministerium will sponsor a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Christ UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “Not for Ordinary Use,” based on John 2:1-11, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Christ United Methodist Church, Ohio Street and Cypress Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

The adult choir, under the direction of Harriett Miller, choir director and organist, will sing “He Leadeth Me.”

Richard Rippin will be the worship leader. Pat Hull will serve as the greeter.

A fellowship time will follow the service. Sunday school will begin at 10:45.

Community Church

Pastor Charles H. Zimmerman will deliver the message “Rock Solid Faith for Troubled Times” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

Cindy Wilson will deliver the children’s message.

Singles fellowship will be held at 6:30 tonight.

Conemaugh Church

“Take Time to Listen When You Pray,” with Scripture from Matthew 6:5-13, will be the sermon during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, 1256 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Gerry Agey will provide special music.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Children’s church and nursery will be available.

Women’s Bible study will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Preschool play day will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday and a Bible study on “When God’s People Pray” will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Information: 539-2615.

Faith UM

The Rev. Len Findley will share the message “You Bring the Gifts, God Brings the Grace,” with Scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 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 “You Bring the Gifts, God Brings the Grace,” with Scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, during the 10:40 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The choir, under the direction of Traci Weaver, will sing “Change My Heart, O God.”

Al and Barb Keith will be the greeters. Linda and Jamie Berkebile will be the nursery helpers. Zach Findley will be the acolyte.

The special offering for January will go to the Salvation Army.

A time of fellowship will follow in the social room, where the YF will serve walking tacos.

Findley will offer confirmation and new member classes in February. Anyone interested in either class has been asked to contact Findley.

First Lutheran

Themes of Jesus’ showing forth – the Epiphany – will continue during the worship services at 5:30 tonight and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown.

The Rev. Eleanor Abarno will preach on John 2 and conduct brief healing services after both Communion services.

Council members and officers will be installed following the Sunday service.

First UM

The Rev. Larry Rowe will deliver the sermon “Beginning of Miracles,” with Scripture from John 2:1-11, during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., Johnstown.

Sharon Lentz will deliver the children’s time message, then the children will be dismissed for Sunday school.

Adult Sunday school will be held at 11.

A shared Bible study for January will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Franklin Street United Methodist Church.

Flood City

Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with a third sermon in “The Best Is Yet to Come” series titled “Here Comes That Dreamer” at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

A day of service will be held Monday with many volunteer opportunities available to serve the community.

Information: 467-0707.

Grace Brethren

“Preaching the Word – Why So Important Today” will be the message during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh.

Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will deliver the message “Anger: In Defense of Justice,” taken from Luke 7:31-35, during the Sunday worship services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

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

A time of fellowship will follow.

Adult Sunday school will be held at 9:15, and children’s Sunday school will be held at 9:30.

A traditional worship service will begin at 10:45 with Judy Custer, organist and choir director, leading the choir in the anthem.

Nursery will be available with Mandy Gonzales as the coordinator.

Holy Trinity

Worship services for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin, will be held at 5:30 tonight and 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 10.

The youth group will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday, followed by Youth of God chimes at 5.

Compassionate Visitors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Quilters & Knotters will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and a property committee meeting and women’s Bible study will be held at 7 p.m.

The senior choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Joyful Noise at 8.

ALPHA will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 267-5014.

Johnstown Fellowship

Pastor Gary L. Tustin will speak about “The Power of Praise,” taken from Job 38, during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road.

Pastor Denny Forosisky will teach the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school class.

Pastor Ed Berringer will continue his series “When Your Comfort Zone Gets the Squeeze” during the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.

Connection Cafe will be held at 6 p.m., followed by PACT youth and children’s classes at 7.

A family fun night will be held at 6:30 Friday.

Information: 266-2322.

Laurel Trinity

The Rev. Traci Bowman will officiate worship services at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, 7520 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Sunday school will begin at 10.

Little Angels Daycare will be available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with Preschool II from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and Preschool I from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, bowling and Cub Scouts will meet and the supper group will meet at Laurel Highlands Restaurant in Boswell.

Knotty Women sewing group will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and choir practice will begin at 6 p.m.

Rehearsal for Trinity Players will be begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

Information: 629-9288.

Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak about “Slaying the Giant of Hypocrisy,” with Scripture from 2 Samuel 21:18 and

Acts 5:1-11, during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

Children’s church will be available for children ages 4 through Grade 6.

Sunday school will begin at 9:40.

The youth will serve a ham dinner following the worship service.

Bible studies will begin at 6 p.m. with the men discussing “The Me I Want to Be” and the women discussing “Living Like You Belong to God.”

Kidz Klub and Sunday Nite Youth will meet from 6:30 to 8.

Information: www.maplespringcob.org.

Mount Hope UM

Timothy Ondrejik will preach during the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork.

Sunday school will begin at 10:30.

Information: 535-5698.

Moxham Brethren

The Rev. William Wenger will deliver the message “Standing the Test,” with Scripture readings from James 1:1-12 and Mark 4:1-20, during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Dave Shook will tell the children’s story.

The cathedral choir, under the direction of Bette Poltrack, will sing “The Potter’s Hand.”

Sunday school will begin at 9.

Moxham Lutheran

Worship services with Holy Communion will be held at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30 in the sanctuary.

Wednesday worship with Holy Communion will begin at 4 p.m.

The parish nurse will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Choir practice will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Park Avenue UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck, pastor of Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown, will speak on “Using the Imperfect” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Cory Isenberg will be the worship leader. Linda Gindlesperger and Judy Gunsallus will be the greeters.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Roxbury church

The Rev. Brian Simmons, pastor of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., Johnstown, will speak on “The Supremacy of Christ,” with Scripture from Colossians 1:15-20, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The cathedral choir, under the direction of Melanie Shiley and accompanied by Laura Krouse, pianist, will sing “ ’Til the Storm Passes By.”

A covered-dish dinner will follow the service.

Choir practice will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a Bible study led by Simmons at 7:15.

Information: 536-6716.

Roxbury St. Paul’s

The Rev. Wayne D. Sedei will deliver the message “The Best and the Blessed,” based on Isaiah 62:1-5 and John 2:1-11,

during the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship service at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown.

Information: 535-5049.

Second Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Moffat will speak on “Using the Keys of the Kingdom of God,” with Scripture reading from Matthew 16:16-19, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

The choir, under the direction of Sarah Pruss, will sing “On Eagle’s Wings.”

Summit Chapel UM

The United Methodist Men will sponsor a chili cook-off from 4 to 6 tonight at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

On Sunday, the Rev. John H. Weaver, pastor, will preach on “Jesus’ Miracle,” based on John 2:1-11, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Larry Dubovecky will be the worship leader.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 10:30.

Walnut Grove Church

The Rev. Ron Barto will continue his series “Let it Begin With Me” with the message “Take the ‘Stew’ Out of Stewardship” and Scripture from Matthew 21:33-46, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Sunday Blast, for children ages 4-12, and adult Sunday school will begin at 9.

The choir will have special music, and a children’s message will be included in the service.

Westmont UM

The Rev. Kevin Rea will preach on “Misfit Disciples” during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Windber Calvary UM

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Togetherness,” based on Scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

The chancel choir, under the direction and accompaniment of Robert Shaffer, will sing “Servants of Christ.”

Pat Bossi will be the organist, Suzanne Shaffer will be the lay reader.

Trinity Krause will be the acolyte.

There will be a children’s sermonette.

A staffed nursery will be provided.

“Share His Love” will air on WCCL 101.7 FM at 8:30 a.m.

An innovative worship service will be held at 7 p.m.

Information: 467-9811.­

Zion Lutheran

A Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St. in downtown Johnstown.

The Gospel reading will be John 2:1-11.

Church school will begin at 9, and a time of fellowship will be held at 9:30.

A midweek Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Memorial Chapel.



 

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