Church Chatter- News for November 19, 2017

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



November       19                                            Stewardship Commitment Sunday

                                          9:30 a.m.   Sunday School

11:00 a.m.  The Lord’s Day Worship

                                                                        Coffee Hour by Group D

12:45 p.m.  Stated Session meeting

 1:30 p.m.   GriefShare

6-9 p.m.    Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drop-off



November       20       9:30a-12:30p    Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drop-off

6:00 p.m.   MOPS meeting

21              6:00 p.m.   Girl Scouts Troop meeting

22-24                                            Church Office Closed – Happy Thanksgiving!



November       26                                            Christ the King Sunday

                                          9:30 a.m.   Sunday School

11:00 a.m.  The Lord’s Day Worship – The Lord’s Supper

                                                                        Coffee Hour by Group E

 1:30 p.m.   GriefShare



November       27              6:00 p.m.   Ellwood City Municipal Women’s Club meeting

28              6:00 p.m.   Girl Scouts Troop meeting

29                                            Church Office Closed

7:00 p.m.   Choir Rehearsal

30              6:00 p.m.   Girl Scouts – Troops meetings

December       3              12:30 p.m.  GriefShare (last meeting)

4               6:00 p.m.   MOPS meeting

Girl Scouts – Leadership meeting

7:00 p.m.   Mission Committee meeting

5               6:00 p.m.   Girl Scouts – Troop meeting

6               9:00 a.m.   Stewardship and Finance Committee meeting

7:00 p.m.   Choir Rehearsal



Christ Presbyterian Church

325 Spring Avenue


Pastor: R. Tod Custer

Associate Pastor:  Elizabeth Wallace
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




November 12, 2017  9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship

4:00 p.m. Boar’s Head Choir Only practice


November 19, 2017  9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship/Harvest Home

6:00 p.m. Boar’s Head Practice Full Cast


November 25, 2017  3:30 p.m. Cast Call

5:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal Boar’s Head

7:00 p.m. Boar’s Head Performance


November 26, 2017  9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship


December 2, 2017    3:30 p.m. Cast Call

5:00 p.m. Boar’s Head Performance

7:00 p.m. Boar’s Head Performance


December 3, 2017    9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship

3:30 p.m. Cast Call

5:00 p.m. Boar’s Head Performance

7:00 p.m. Boar’s Head Performance


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:  November 14, 7:00 p.m.

Next Worship & Music Meeting: Monday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.

Book Club:  7:00 p.m. November 21

Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kitchen Crew: 7:00 p.m. Sunday, ?

Boars Head: Practices underway



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

Tuesday, October 31 6:00pm – 8:00pm Community Trick or Treat Greet & Treat


Wednesday, November 1, 6:00pm  Pot Luck & Bible Study



First Church of God

CHURCH: First Church of God                


ADDRESS:  1862 Mercer Road

          Ellwood City, PA  16117


PASTOR: Pastor Phil Conklin 


WORSHIP LEADER: Cliff Kaufman  

PHONE:  724-758-7970









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



SUNDAY, Nov. 19th – 6:00pm Church Christmas Decorating

MONDAY NO Volleyball

WEDNESDAY NO Wednesday Night Program

THURSDAYHappy Thanksgiving!!!

SATURDAY – 9:00pm Evening Prayer Time


First United Methodist

Worship Times:                         Worship Service 11:00am

Speaker                        Rev. Angelique O. Bradford

Sermon Title                  “Posture of Praise” Luke 17:11-19





Sunday, November 19                                                                                                                          Education Committee Meeting                                          12:00 pm                          Altruistic Room Hanging of the Greens (Church Decorating)                         12:00 pm                                 Sanctuary

Monday, November 20                                                                                                                               Boy Scouts                                                                              6:30 pm                          Fellowship Hall              Trustees Meeting                                                                    7:00 pm                          Church Lounge

Tuesday, November 21
Quilters                                                                                  9:00 am                          Quilter’s Room

Wednesday, November 22
Choir Practice (Cancelled)


Thursday, November 23                                  
THANKSGIVING DAY                                                           (Church Office Closed)

Friday, November 24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Girl Scouts                                                                       5:00 pm                          Fellowship Hall



Sunday, November 26

Civic Chorale Concert                                                           6:30 pm                            Sanctuary





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, NOVEMBER 19, 2017 


WORSHIP:                   10:00am


SERMON:                      “Thankful for the gift or the giver?”

GUEST SPEAKER:     Ms. Carolyn Moss






Sunday (19th)        11am          Volunteer Choir Practice

Wednesday (22nd) 7pm            Community Thanksgiving Eve Service



Today is our NOISY OFFERING to benefit the Deacon’s fund.  Get those coins ready!


Presbyterian Women will be collecting their annual Thank Offering on TODAY, to fund fifteen projects for the Healing of the Nations.


Volunteer Choir practice is TODAY after worship.


Items for the November Tree (hats, mittens, coats) may be placed on the tree throughout this month.


There will be a Community Thanksgiving Eve Worship here on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7pm.  We will need five dozen cookies for coffee hour afterwards.  If you are able to make cookies, please let Kathy Brown know, or you may contact the church office, or place a slip in the offering plate.


All hands are needed this Saturday, 9AM for the Greening of the Church. Let’s begin the season together as we decorate the tree and hang the greens!


We are still collecting items for Emergency Cleanup Buckets through the end of November.  Questions?  Please see Jane Braymer.


Advent begins Sunday, December 3rd! If you would like to do a short reading and light the wreath on a Sunday during Advent, please let Jane know.


The Deacons are taking orders for Poinsettias today through December 4th; additional order forms are available in the narthex.


If you would like to share input about the pastoral search process, please speak with any Session member.


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 Sunday School

**10:30 AM – The Service of Holy Communion


Twenty-forth Sunday after Pentecost

November 19, 2017

Sermon Title: “Is This the End?”




This Week at Trinity:

Wednesday, November 22nd     5:30 Girl Scout Meeting

Thursday, November 23rd          Thanksgiving Day-Church Office Closed

7:00 Women’s AA Group Meeting

Saturday, November 25th             7:00 AA Group Meeting

Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 28th         Newsletter Assembly

Thursday, November 30th       Bible Study





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: “Praise and Extol and Honor the King”

Pianist: Wendy Grimes

Liturgist: Jeff MacDonald

Greeters: David & Patti Phillippi

Hospital Visitation: Karen & Jeff MacDonald


Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. We will be joining area churches for a Thanksgiving Eve Service at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church. A social time will follow.

It’s HARDTACK TIME again! We will be making hard tack on Sunday, November 26, following the worship service and your help is needed! Never make it? – No Problem. Bring scissors with you is possible. Lunch is provided.

Congregational Meeting, Sunday, December 3, 2017, following the worship service. The purpose of the meeting is for the election of officers and approval of the pastor’s 2018 salary.

We are getting free tickets again for the Boar’s Head at Christ Presbyterian Church for the Sunday, December 3rd at 5:00 p.m. show. See Cindy Rosaci for your free tickets. Following the show we will be joining together at McDonald’s for a meal.

Women’s Association Christmas Dinner, Monday, December 4th at 5:00 p.m. All women are invited to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a salad to share. There will be an optional gift exchange.

November 19 9:45 am: Decorating for Advent – 9:45 am: Sunday School
11:00 am: Worship Service

November 22 9:00 am: Quilting
7:00 pm: Thanksgiving Ever Service at Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church

November 23
Happy Thanksgiving

November 26 9:45 am: Sunday School – 11:00 am: Worship Service – Communion
Noon: Hardtack making