Church Chatter- News for January 14, 2018

Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church

Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church – sharing God’s Mission in the World
Phone: 724-758-3458
Email: (note change)
Web page:

Worship Time – Sunday, 11:00 A.M.
Rev. Ray Medina – Pastor

Berean Presbyterian Church

Address: 229 Dutch Ridge Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone: (724)758-7671

Calvin Presbyterian Church

Calvin Presbyterian Church – We seek to make everyone we meet a sharer in Christ, our peace!

615 Crescent Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-4258

Pastor:  Rev. Sean Brubaker

Music Director/Organist:  John Van Gorder

Parish Visitor:  Ginny Brest

Staffed nursery is provided.

Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday-Friday – 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday – closed



January            14                                            Third Sunday after Christmas Day

                                           9:30 a.m.  Sunday School

11:00 a.m. The Lord’s Day Worship

                                                                        Coffee Hour by Group F

12:45 p.m. Stated Session meeting



January       15        6:00 p.m.  MOPS meeting

16               6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts Troop meeting

17                                            Church Office Closed

7:00 p.m.  Choir Rehearsal

18               6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts – Troops meetings



January            21                                            Fourth Sunday after Christmas Day

                                           9:30 a.m.  Sunday School

11:00 a.m. The Lord’s Day Worship

                                                                        Coffee Hour by Group A

12:45 p.m. Annual Corporation meeting



January       22        6:00 p.m.  Ellwood City Municipal Women’s Club meeting

23               6:00 p.m.  Girls Scouts Troop meeting

24                                Church Office Closed

7:00 p.m.  Choir Rehearsal

25               6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts – Troops meetings

30               6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts – Troop meeting

31                                            Church Office Closed

7:00 p.m.  Choir Rehearsal

February          1                6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts – Troops meetings

5                6:00 p.m.  MOPS meeting

6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts Leadership meeting

7:00 p.m.  Mission Committee meeting

6                6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts – Troop meeting



Christ Presbyterian Church

325 Spring Avenue


Pastor: R. Tod Custer

Music Director: Marlene Holland

Music Associate:  Mark Smith
Christian Education Director: Donna Custer


Church Office Hours: 9:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri)
Tracy Fox, Secretary




January 7, 2018       9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship/Communion


January 14, 2018      9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship


January 21, 2018      9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship/New Song

5:00 p.m. Mar-sings Dinner


January 28, 2018      9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship


Spring Fourth – Kids grades K-6th 4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7


Session Meetings: 3rd Monday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.

Deacon Meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Administration Mtg: 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Next C.E. Meeting:  January 9, 7:00 p.m.

Next Worship & Music Meeting: Monday, January 8, 6:00 p.m.

Bible Study: Will meet again in the spring

Kitchen Crew: 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 22

Boars Head: 7:00 p.m. February 25th






Dayspring Harvest Ministry

Dayspring Harvest Ministries – 316 Sixth Street – Ellwood City.  PA


Edgewood Baptist Church

430 Edgewood Road

Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Pastor Michael Coleman
Imagine What God Can Do!
Growth Groups: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:45 a.m.

Ellport Community Church

Lay Minister: Tom Milnes
Youth Pastor: Tom Milnes

Worship:  9:30am 

Sermon Series: “What’s in a Name?”

Speaker: Pastor Charlene Kennedy


  • Wednesday, August 16th. Pot luck meal at 6:00pm , Bible study at 6:30pm.
  •      Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 5:00pm Ellport Church Reunion and FREE concert by “One Voice” at 7:30pm.  Open to the public.

Ellport Presbyterian Church

221 Portersville Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117

Sunday Worship:  9:30am

Speaker: Pastor Charlene Kennedy

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, December 17– Communion will be served

Sunday, December 24– 9:30 a.m. Worship Service and 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service



First Church of God








Weekly Activities: (This Week at First Church of God)


MONDAY – 6:30pm Volleyball

TUESDAY – 6:30pm Ladies’ Night Out

WEDNESDAY – 6:00pm Ham Meal

6:45pm Baptismal Service

THURSDAY – 6:00pm Property Team Meeting

FRIDAY – 6:00pm “God’s Not Dead 2” Movie Night

SATURDAY – 8:00am Men’s Small Group

9:00pm Evening Prayer Time




First United Methodist

416 Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City, PA  16117

Phone:  (724) 758-6278

Worship Times:                         Worship Service 11:00am

Speaker                        Rev. Angelique O. Bradford

Sermon Title                   “There is a Blessing for your Obedience” Daniel 1:8-21 NRSV




Sunday, January 14                                                                                                                                        Community Worship & Celebration                                         4:00 pm                                Sanctuary                                      Service in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 15                                                                                                                                       Boy Scouts                                                                        6:30 pm                     Fellowship Hall                                       Trustee Meeting                                                                  7:00 pm                        Altruistic Room

Tuesday, January 16
Quilters                                                                                  9:00 am                         Quilter’s Room

Wednesday, January 17
Cub Scouts Pack 806 Den Meeting                                        6:30 pm                        Fellowship Hall                  Choir Practice                                                                          6:30 pm                        Church Lounge

Friday, January 19                                                                                                                          Girl Scouts                                                                  6:00 pm                        Fellowship Hall


Saturday, January 20                                                                                                                United Methodist Women Meeting                                          9:30 am                        Fellowship Hall                                                         Finance & Stewardship Fundraiser- Pampered Chef            11:30 am                      Fellowship Hall                                                                              






The Fountain @ First Baptist Church

220 Fountain Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Church Office (724)758-5248

Pastor: Dave McQuaid
To learn more about First Baptist Church please visit our web site:
Visit our Facebook page

Weekly Services:
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Adoption/Foster support group 6 p.m.
Sunday Evening Youth 6 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Children’s Choir 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 6 p.m.

Monthly Services:
Ladies Night – The 16th of every month at 6:00 pm. We host a different event each month. In the past we have had speakers, craft nights, and Bible charades.

Free Methodist Church

412 Glen Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone (724) 758-9494

Find E.C. Free-Methodist on Facebook
Pastor: Ray Start

Sunday service times:
Sunday school – 9:30 a.m.
Morning worship – 10:45 a.m.
(Jr. church and nursery provided during morning worship)

Mid-week youth and children’s programs:
Wednesday – 6:30-8 p.m. Kid’s Junction (age 4 – 5th grade)
Thursday – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Genesis Youth (grades 6-12)

Lillyville Church Of God

Worship Service 8:30 a.m.
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

408 Hickernell Road
Ellwood City, Pa. 16117
Phone: 724-758-8258
Pastor: Dennis E. Arndt

Weekly Events:
Every Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Intercessory  Prayer
7 p.m. Worship

Christmas Eve Service– 7 p.m.

Living Waters Baptist Church

Address: 528 First Ave.
Paster: Anthony Cortese
Phone: 724 494 7610

Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Service: 11 a.m.

North Sewickley Presbyterian Church

Address: 106 Chapel Drive, Ellwood City, PA 16117 (across from Shakespeare’s Restaurant)
Phone: 724-752-1272
Pastor Nathan Loudon

Sunday Worship Services at 10 a.m.
Followed by a time of fellowship
Sunday School at 9 a.m. (September-May). No Sunday School during the summer.

The vision of our congregation is “To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known.” We would love to have you worship with us or attend one of our many ministry opportunities. The following is a list of our core activities.

  • Blended Worship service at 10 a.m. on Sundays
  • Sunday School classes for all ages at 9 a.m.
  • Monthly Fellowship Activities
  • Monthly Bible Studies as well as periodic short-term studies
  • Sunday Evening Youth Group (September-May)
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Community Involvement Food Assistance (must be pre-qualified)
  • Mission Trip Opportunities
  • September-May, we host a Girl Scout Troop and a N.A. Meeting

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Park Gate Baptist Church

An Independent Baptist Church

Pastor David Childs

2840 River Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117
Fax: 724-758-0685

Study God’s Word and Share in God’s Love.
Greeters: Cindy Childs; Melody Childs
Coffee and Fellowship: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service – 10:45 a.m.
Evening Service – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study and Prayer at 6 p.m.

Providence Baptist Church

201 Chapel Drive, Ellwood City, PA

Phone: 724-758-7670

Opportunities for Worship
Sunday – 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
10:45 a.m. – Worship Service
Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. – Bible Study and Prayer

Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church

Address: 258 Slippery Rock Drive
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone: (724) 752-8892

DATE:                           SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018


WORSHIP:                   10:00am


SERMON:                    “Ears That Tingle”


PASTOR:                    Ms. Carolyn Moss







Saturday (13th)     8:30-1:30pm        Leaderfest at Westminster

Sunday (14th)        11am                    Church Life/Worship & Music Meeting





Church Life/Worship & Music meets TODAY after worship.


Perspectives on the World Christian Movement,   Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm, hosted at Grove City College Hall of Arts and Letters (HAL) Room #110.   Orientation is January 15th, 6:30-8:00pm; Lessons 1-15,  January 22nd through May 7th, 2018  6:30-9:30pm. Cost $275 ($250 if registered and paid by 1-5-18), choose from 3 Levels: Key Reader, Certificate or College Credit.   Details at, Classes, then PA, then Grove City; or, contact Pam Pope Courtney 724-748-3217.  The first class on Jan 22 is free and the speaker is Shane Bennett, who will be the keynote speaker at New Wilmington Mission Conference in 2018.  (If you want to see what it is like, Pastor Carolyn is willing to go with anyone interested.)


The Volunteer Choir will practice next Sunday after worship.


The Deacons will be meeting next Sunday after worship.


Attention Committees: Your books are due by the end of January.  Please place them in the library.  Auditors will begin working on them in February.


Our Session invites you to contribute towards our congregation’s pledge to the Shenango 2026 Campaign. You may use the pew envelopes and mark it “Shenango 2026.” For more information, pick up a brochure in the narthex or contact the church office.  Thank you!



St. Elias Orthodox Church

425 Cherry Way, Ellwood City
Rev. Fr. John Schmidt (parish priest)

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

307 Wayne Ave. Ellwood City
















Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

207 Spring Avenue  Ellwood City, PA 16117

Office Phone & Fax: 724-752-3050

Church E-mail:



9:15 AM – Sunday School

10:30 AM – The Service of Holy Communion


The Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley, Pastor


January 14, 2018

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Sermon Title:  “Come & See!”



This Week at Trinity:

Monday, January 15th              Newsletter Article Submission Deadline

Tuesday, January 16th                7:00 Health & Wellness

Wednesday, January 17th           6:00 Girl Scout Meeting

6:15 Youth Choir

7:00 Chancel Choir

Thursday, January 18th              7:00 Women’s AA Group Meeting

Saturday, January 20th               7:00 AA Group Meeting


Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events

January 21       Soup Sale

January 28       Annual Congregational Meeting and Luncheon

January 30       WELCA Board Meeting

February 25     Church Bowling Party



MISSION STATEMENT: We are committed to being God’s Presence in the Ellwood City area with a mission of evangelism and outreach that seeks to spread the Good News in Jesus Christ, inviting others to join us in the worship and work of our Lord.  We are committed to read, study, and meditate upon the Word of God.  And through prayer and the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we are empowered to respond to those in need.


Ministers                                      The Members of Trinity

Pastor                                       Pastor Peggy Suhr-Barkley

Music Director                           David Spielvogel II

Children’s Choir Director            Barb DeCooman


Word Alive Church

124 Scenic Hill Blvd. Ellwood City, PA 16117

Pastor: Cliff Reynolds
Assistant Pastors: Marvin Mayle / Matt Reynolds / Alan Marsh

Sunday Worship 10 a.m.
Sunday Prayer: 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Worship 7 p.m.

Weekly Schedule:

Sunday: Foundations Class 9:10 a.m.
Nursery and young children 10 a.m.
Explorers (grade 1-6) 10 a.m.
Passage Way (grades 7-9) 10:30 a.m.
Paradise youth group (grades 10-12) 6:30 p.m. at the Paradise Building

Monday: All men’s group: 6:45 p.m. at the Paradise Building
Grace Class (women) 6:45 p.m. at the Paradise Building

Wednesday: Nursery and Young Children: 7 p.m.
Explorers (grade 1-6) 7 p.m.
Passage way (grades 7-9) 7:30 p.m.
Paradise youth group (grades 10-12) 7:30 p.m.
Elevate (18-30 years old) 8:15 p.m. at the Paradise Building

Thursday: Word Power Prayer: 9:30 a.m.
Word Power Bible Study: 10 a.m.

Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church

291 Wurtemburg Road (POB 709)
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Pastor: Dr. Rob Guy

Sermon: “Can anything good come from there?”

Pianist: Wendy Grimes

Liturgist: Jeff MacDonald

Greeters: Scott & Sherri McCarty

Hospital Visitation: Kathryn Cook & Arlene MacDonald


January 14 9:45 am: Deacons’ Meeting
9:45 am: Sunday School
11:00 am: Worship Service –
Installation & Ordinations of Officers
Noon: Committee Meetings – Cookie Collection
1:00 pm: Session Meeting

January 17
9:00 am: Quilting

7:30 pm: Band Practice

January 14 9:45 am: Sunday School
11:00 am: Worship Service