The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 20, 2012

Religion in brief | Family festival will benefit world hunger

Janice Rainey
jrainey@tribdem.com

Johnstown — A fall family festival, featuring carnival games and seasonal activities, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today at Westmont Baptist Church, 115 Jeffrey Drive, Johnstown.

Cloud of Grace will provide music.

Proceeds benefit Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund.

Outdoor rosary rally scheduled in Loretto

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will sponsor an outdoor rosary rally at noon Sunday at the Shrine of the Lady of the Alleghenies in Loretto, beside St. Michael’s Basilica.

In the event of inclement weather, the rally will be held at St. Michael’s Basilica.

Group in concert at Wesley UM

The Masters, a southern Gospel group, will be in concert at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Main and Church streets, South Fork.

Men’s choir to sing at Albright UM

The men’s choir of  Emmanuel Baptist Church will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Albright United Methodist Church, 608 Cooper Ave., Johnstown.

Fall revival to be held at Wesleyan Holiness

Fall revival will be held at 7 p.m. Friday through Nov. 4 at Wesleyan Holiness Church, 114 Academy Drive, Portage, with the Rev. and Mrs. Billy McCoy as the evangelist and singers.

Information: 736-3900.

Prayer breakfast set for Oct. 27

Citizens Concerned for Human Life will hold its annual Respect Life Prayer Breakfast at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church hall, 500 N. Julian St., Ebensburg.

Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life in America, will be the featured speaker.

Tickets are advance sale only and are available by calling 344-9916 or 472-8622.

-- Abundant Life

Abundant Life Ministry will recognize its youth for their five years of faithful service, devotion, love and obedience at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Napa Salon, Holiday Inn, 250 Market St., Johnstown.

Minister Brent Garrison of Family Worship Center, Greensburg, will be the guest speaker, and April Cox of Works of Deliverance Fellowship will share her praise dancing.

Information: 539-4659.

-- Beth Sholom

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

Candlelighting will be held at 6:02 p.m. Friday, followed by Shabbat Eve service at 7:30.

-- Beulah UM

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver the message “Fighting Over Daddy’s Will,” based on Luke 12:13-21, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Contemporary service will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:25.

-- Christ UM

Parishioners of Christ United Methodist Church, Ohio Street and Cypress Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown, will celebrate the 120th anniversary of its founding and the 90th anniversary of its church building at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The Rev. Deborah Ackley-Killian, former pastor from 1992-1997, will be the guest speaker and deliver the message “Circle of Faith.

Those who have been members for 50 or more years will be recognized during the service.

A dinner will be held at noon in the social room.

-- Community Open Door

Pastor Charles H. Zimmerman will speak on “Greatness Within You,” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

-- Conemaugh Brethren

“Joy in Trials,” with Scripture from 1 Peter 1:6-12, will be the sermon during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, 1256 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Children’s church and nursery will be available.

Women’s Bible study on “Hoping for Something Better,” a study from the book of Hebrews, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

A special prayer time for the upcoming election will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Information: 749-0262.

-- Ebensburg UM

Traditional worship services will be held at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Ebensburg United Methodist Church, 100 E. Highland Ave.

Contemporary worship will be held at 11:30.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

-- Faith UM

Laity Sunday will be celebrated during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.

David Evans will deliver the message “Disciples Transforming the World Through Service and Witness.” Other laity also will participate in the worship.

-- Ferndale UM

Laity Sunday will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown.

Traci Weaver will deliver the message “When it Rains ...” with Scripture from James 1:2-18.

Beverly Hoover, Mae Beth Altman, Jack Feathers, Summer Huffman, Terry Buxbaum and George Kolesar will assist in the worship program.

-- First Lutheran

The Rev. Eleanor Abarno will preside at Holy Communion and healing service at 5:30 tonight and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown.

The congregation will celebrate commitments received during its Hearts Enlightened stewardship campaign at the Sunday service.

Information: 536-7521 or www.firstlutheran.info.

-- First Presbyterian

The Rev. Alice Tondora will preach on “Stilling the Storm,” with Scripture from Psalm 107:1-3 and 23-32 and Mark 4:35-41, during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown.

-- First UM

Laity Sunday will be celebrated during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., Johnstown.

Rick Speicher, lay speaker, will present his message “In Training.” Other lay people taking part in the service will be Sharon Lentz and Elaine McIntyre.

Sunday school will begin at 11.

Bible Study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Church.

-- Flood City Church

Pastor Brad Westover will continue his sermon series “Square One” during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services at Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

Back to Basics, a class for married couples or couples serious about marriage, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Information: 467-0707.

-- Fountain of Life

The Rev. Audrey Aikens of Atlanta will minister at 7 tonight and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Fountain of Life Fellowship, 225 Second St., East Conemaugh.

She is past director of Raven Ministries of Pittsburgh and was a teacher at Greater Works Bible College, Monroeville, Allegheny County.

-- Grace Brethren

Pastor Rick Horner will speak on “Feeding of the Five Thousand,” from John 6, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh.

-- Johnstown fellowship

Pastor Ed Berringer will speak during the 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road.

Pastor Jim Gay will speak on “Going Vertical” at the 10:30 Sunday service and on “Sun Stand Still – Joshua’s Prayer” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Connection Cafe will be held at 6 p.m., followed by PACT Youth and Children classes at 7.

Information: 266-2322.

-- Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will deliver the message “Healing Power,” taken from Mark 10:35-45, during the Sunday services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

Contemporary worship service will begin at 9 a.m.

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

Traditional worship service will be held at 10:45.

-- Holy Trinity Lutheran

Worship services for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin, will be held at 8 and 10:40 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school at 9:30.

Youth group will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday and Bible study will begin at 6:30.

Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday and women’s Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 267-5014.

-- 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.

Loretta Speicher, missionary, will speak about her latest mission trip.

Sunday church school will meet at 10 a.m.

Bible study will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Coal Miner’s Cafe, and choir practice will begin at 6 p.m.

Information: 629-9288.

-- Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak about “El Roi – The God Who Sees,” with Scripture from Genesis 16:1-13, at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

Children’s church will be available during the 10:45 service. Sunday school will begin at 9:40.

Information: www.maplespringcob.org.

-- Mount Hope UM

The Rev. Jason McQueen will hold a worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork.

Sunday school will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: 535-5698.

-- Moxham Brethren

The Rev. William Wenger will deliver the message “Are These the Last Days?” with Scripture from Hebrews 1:1-3, at the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9.

The final session of the Fall Study Group on “Forgiveness” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

-- Moxham Lutheran

Sunday worship, with Holy Communion, will begin at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Women’s Bible study will be held at 6:45 p.m. Monday.

Wednesday worship, with Holy Communion, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Good News room.

-- Park Avenue UM

Laity Sunday will be observed during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

Jodi Hillegass will speak on “Disciples Transforming the World Through Service and Witness.”

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

-- Roxbury Brethren

The Rev. Brian Simmons, pastor of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St.,

Johnstown, will speak on “Saved Through the Grace of the Lord Jesus,” with Scripture from Acts 15:6-21, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

A covered dish dinner will follow the service along with the bi-annual council meeting.

Choir practice will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with Simmons leading a Bible study at 7:15.

An adult fellowship breakfast will be held at 8:30 today at Ponderosa Restaurant.

Information: 536-6716.

-- Roxbury St. Paul’s UM

The Rev. Wayne D. Sedei will deliver the message “Seasons of Suffering,” based on Hebrews 4:14-5:10, during the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St. in the Roxbury sectionof Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Information: 535-5049.

-- Second Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Moffat will speak on “A Miracle is Happening,” with Scripture from Romans 5:2, at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

New members will be received at the service.

-- Summit Chapel UM

The Rev. John H. Weaver, pastor of Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, will preach on “So You Want to be Great,” based on Mark 10:17-31, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 10:30.

Last Generation, featuring Mike and Karen Matieszyn of Somerset, will present a Gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Fellowship time will follow in the church social hall.

-- Westmont UM

The Rev. Kevin Rea will preach on “When God Finally Speaks” 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.

-- Zion Lutheran

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, with Gospel reading from Mark 10:35-45.

Church school will begin at 9, followed by a time of fellowship 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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