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February 2, 2013

Religion in brief | Diocese sets marriage preparation classes

Engaged Couples Weekends are scheduled for Feb. 15-17, March 15-17 and April 26-28 at St. John the Baptist Retreat Center in New Baltimore.

The weekends fulfill the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown’s marriage preparation requirement.

Preregistration is required.

Information: Family Life Office, 886-5551, or www.dioceseaj.org.

Arbutus Church

A Celebrate the Church service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown.

The message will be “You and Your Church – Serving God Together,” with Scripture from Matthew 5:14-16.

A special consecration service for Sharon Ely will be held for her mission trip in February to Puerto Rico.

Louise Feathers and Elmira Feathers will be installed as deacons.

Bread and cup Communion will be observed.

Sunday school will begin at 10:45.

A fellowship meal will follow, served by the Women’s Ministries.

Belmont UM

The Rev. Keith A. Dunn will deliver the message “Love Is Attentive,” with Scripture from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, during the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Johnstown.

Coffee and donut fellowship will follow each service.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Nursery and children’s church will be available.

Information: 266-3964.

Bethel UM

The Rev. Don Poole will share the message “What’s Your Life Set Upon,” with Scripture from Matthew 7:24-29, 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.

Beulah UM

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver the message “I Am Only a ...,” based on Scripture readings from Jeremiah 1:4-10, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown.

A contemporary service will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 9:25.

Van transportation will be available.

Christ UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “Blessings and Woes,” based on Luke 6:17-20, 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 senior choir, directed by Harriett Miller, will sing “Promised Land.”

Beverly Rager will be the worship leader.

Joel and Norma Bowser will be the greeters.

Fellowship will follow the service.

Blood-pressure checks will be available.

Sunday school will begin at 10:45.

Community Church

The Rev. Charles H. Zimmerman will deliver the message “Saving Families from the

Ills of Culture” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

Cindy Wilson will bring the children’s message.

Singles Ministry will hold a covered-dish supper at 6:30 tonight.

Dunmyer Lutheran

Pastor Nila Cogan will conduct a worship service with Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Dunmyer Lutheran Church, 547 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Faith UM

The Rev. Len Findley will share the message “Follow the Leader,” with Scripture from Jeremiah 1:4-10, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.

Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Ferndale UM

The Rev. Len Findley, pastor of Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown, will deliver the message “Follow the Leader,” with Scripture from Jeremiah 1:4-10, during the 10:40 a.m. Sunday service.

Holy Communion will be celebrated.

The choir will sing “How Can I Keep from Singing,” directed by Traci Weaver.

Terry and Jane Buxbaum will be the greeters.

Beth and Deb Griffith will be the nursery helpers.

Kaylee Antesberger will be the acolyte.

A men’s breakfast will be held at 8 on Feb. 9 in the fellowship room.

Contact Findley to participate in Confirmation and new member classes.

First Lutheran

The Rev. Eleanor Abarno will deliver the sermon based on Luke 4 at 5:30 tonight and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown.

“Souper Bowl Sunday” will be held during the weekend as members send contributions to a local food pantry and to World Hunger, an agency of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

A Super Bowl party will be held following the 10:45 service.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. Cynthia Cadenhead will deliver the sermon “Not Exactly What We Expected” during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Somerset Ave., Windber.

Cadenhead also will lead a worship service with Holy Communion at 2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Home.

Flood City

“Love at Last Sight” will be the sermon series for February at Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

Services are held at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Information: 467-0707.

Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will deliver the message “Grief: Being Present to the Process of Hope,” taken from John 16:12-24, during the Sunday services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

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

Fellowship will follow.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Children’s Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

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

Nursery will be available with Mandy Gonzales, coordinator.

Holy Trinity

Worship services for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin, will be held at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday school will begin at 10.

Youth film night will be held at 7 tonight.

A Super Bowl party will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Quilters & Knotters will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Women’s Bible study will begin at 7 p.m.

The senior choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Adult Bells at 7:30.

ALPHA will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. Friday.

Information: 267-5014.

Johnstown Fellowship

Pastor Gary L. Tustin will speak about “Ask for Your Mountain” 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 Sunday school class at 9:30.

Prayer time will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Singer’s Room.

Connections Cafe will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by PACT Youth and children’s classes at 7.

Pastor Ed Berringer will teach on “Stressed & Anointed” during the 7 p.m. Bible study.

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. Cantata practice will be held at 1 p.m. Boy Scouts will meet at 6.

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 Preschool I from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Bowling and Cub Scouts will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Knotty Women sewing will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday,

and choir practice will begin at 6 p.m. with a soup supper at 6:30 and Lenten service at 7.

Christian education and property committee meetings will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Trinity Players will hold rehearsal at 7 p.m. Friday.

Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak about “Slaying the Giant of Greed,” with Scripture from 2 Samuel 21:20-21 and 1 Timothy 6:3-10, during the 10:35 a.m. Sunday service at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

Children’s church will be available for preschoolers through sixth-graders.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Kidz Klub and Sunday Nite Youth will be held from 6:30 to 8 and men and women Bible studies will be held from 7 to 8.

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.

Moxham Brethren

The Rev. William Wenger will deliver the message “What Was God Like When He Was 12 Years Old,” with Scripture readings from Psalm 8 and Luke 2:41-52, during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Audrey Wenger will tell the children’s story.

The cathedral choir will sing “As the Deer,” accompanied by Ruth Corle, assistant organist.

Sunday school will begin at 9.

Moxham Lutheran

Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday will be held at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Worship services with Holy Communion will be held at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

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

Souper Supper, made by the youth, will be available for members of the congregation at 12:30 p.m. Take-outs will be available. Proceeds will benefit a local food pantry.

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

Wednesday worship with Holy Communion will begin at 5 p.m. in the Good News Room.

Park Avenue UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “Blessings and Woes” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave., Johnstown. Communion will be observed.

Judy Gunsallus will be the worship leader.

Ron and Sandy Alwine will be the greeters.

Junior church for the children will be available.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Roxbury Church

The Rev. Brian Simmons will speak on “New Life in Christ; a New Wardrobe,” with Scripture from Colossians 3:12-17, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., Johnstown.

The cathedral choir will sing “The Gift to be Simple,” under the direction of Melanie Shiley, and accompanied by Laura Krouse, pianist.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a jar of peanut butter for the Walnut Grove Food Pantry.

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

Roxbury St. Paul’s

The Rev. Wayne D. Sedei will continue the Stewardship Sermon series with the message “Cultivating Contentment,” based on Luke 12:15-21, during the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Second Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Moffat Jr. will speak on “When the Soul Moves from the Body at Death,” with Scripture reading from John 11, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church,        565 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of  Johnstown.

Communion will be observed.

The choir will sing “At the Table of the Lord,” directed by Sarah Pruss.

Ryan Sedlak will be the worship leader.

Summit Chapel UM

Communion will be celebrated and the Rev. John Weaver will preach on “Who Is Jesus” during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Music will be under the direction of Dale Wicks.

Melanie Dunbar will be the worship leader. Dave and Jody Bassaro will serve as greeters.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 11.

Bible study will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Walnut Grove Church

The Rev. Ron Barto will finish his series “Let It Begin With Me” with the message “A Promise of Financial Blessings,” with Scripture from Malachi 3:6-12, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

A children’s message will be included in the worship service.

Adult Sunday school and Sunday Blast will begin at 9.

Windber Calvary UM

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Love,” based on Scripture 1 Corinthians 13, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

Communion will be celebrated.

The Chancel Choir will sing “In You, We Are One,” under the direction and accompaniment of Robert Shaffer.

Pat Bossi will be the organist.

There will be a children sermonette.

A staffed nursery will be provided.

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

Zion Lutheran

Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service

at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, with Gospel reading from Luke 4:21-30.

Church school will begin at 9. Fellowship will begin 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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