Church Chatter- News for September 17, 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:

The Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church will meet at Shelter No 6 in Ewing Park at 10 AM for worship. The service will then be followed with a picnic. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share – the table service and beverages will be provided.

Rev. Ray Medina, serves as pastor of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 610 Line Avenue

Laura Adams serves as Director of Music

Various individuals will share during the service on how they serve by sharing God’s mission.

Worship is at 10 AM

Sunday –

Worship at 10 AM – Shelter #6

Picnic at 11 AM

Monday –

Prayer Group will meet at 10 AM

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



September        17                                          Deacons Sunday

                                           9:30 a.m.  Sunday School

11:00 a.m. The Lord’s Day Worship

                                                                        Coffee Hour by Group A  

      12:45 p.m. Stated Session Meeting

       1:30 p.m.  GriefShare



September        18             6:00 p.m.  MOPS meeting

19             6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts Troop meeting

20                                          Church Office Closed

7:00 p.m.  Choir Rehearsal

21             6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts – Troops meetings



September        24                                          Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                                           9:30 a.m.  Sunday School

11:00 a.m. The Lord’s Day Worship

                                                                        Coffee Hour by Group B  

       1:30 p.m.  GriefShare



September        25             6:00 p.m.  Ellwood City Municipal Women’s Club meeting

26             6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts Troop meeting

27                              Church Office Closed

7:00 p.m.  Choir Rehearsal

28             6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts – Troops meetings

October              1              1:30 p.m.  GriefShare

2              6:00 p.m.  MOPS meeting

Girl Scouts Leadership meeting

7:00 p.m.  Mission Committee meeting

3              6:00 p.m.  Girl Scouts Troop meeting

4              9:00 a.m.  Stewardship and Finance Committee meeting


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




September 10, 2017 9:30 a.m. Rally Day

10:00 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship/Communion


September 17, 2017 9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship

5:00 p.m. Adult Fellowship


September 24, 2017 9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship


October 1, 2017       9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship/Communion



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:  September 12, 7:00 p.m.

Next Worship & Music Meeting: Monday, September 11, 6:00 p.m.

Book Club:  7:00 p.m. September 19

Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kitchen Crew: 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 25

Boars Head: 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24


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

Worship:  9:30am

Sermon:  “Forgive to be Forgiven”

Speaker: Pastor Charlene Kennedy

Wednesday, September 20, 6:00  Bible Study



First Church of God

Address: 1862 Mercer Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117


SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:30 AM Sunday School


MORNING WORSHIP: 10:30 AM  ***Please NOTE Worship Time***





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



TUESDAY – 5:30pm Golf Night

6:30pm Ladies’ Night Out

WEDNESDAY – 6:00pm Ham Loaf Meal

6:45pm Children’s Classes, Youth Group, and Adult Bible Study

THURSDAY – 6:00pm Property Team Meeting

SATURDAY – 6:00pm Adventurers’ Class Party

9:00pm Evening Prayer Time

First United Methodist Church

416 Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City, PA  16117
Phone:  (724) 758-6278

Worship Times:                         Worship Service 11:00am

Speaker                        Rev. Angelique O. Bradford

Sermon                           “Modeling Holy Habits” Joshua 24: 14-18 NRSV



Monday, September 18
Boy Scouts                                                       6:30 pm                                                    Fellowship Hall                                      Trustees Meeting                                                    7:00 pm                                         Altruistic Room

Tuesday, September 19
Quilters                                                             9:00 am                                                   Quilter’s Room                                         UM Connect Bible Study            “3 Simple Rules”            7:00 pm                                         Church Lounge

Wednesday, September 20
Choir Practice                                                   7:00 pm                                                   Church Lounge

Thursday, September 21

Bible Study “Hand Me Downs”                               6:30 pm                                         Church Lounge

Friday, September 22                                                                                                                          Girl Scouts                                                   6:00 pm                                        Fellowship Hall                                                                                                                                                                              

Saturday, September 23
Finance & Stewardship Arts & Craft Show              9:00 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, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017


WORSHIP:                   10:00am


SERMON:                     “In with Love, Out with Fear”

PASTOR:                     Rev. Julia Williamson






Sunday (10th)        9am            Bible Study

11am          Special Congregational Meeting

5pm            Celebration Dinner for Pastor Julia




There will be a Special Congregational Meeting TODAY following worship for the purpose of voting on a change to the By Laws #s 12 & 13 to allow for the election of a unicameral board of 12 elders in two classes, serving 2 year terms and for the elimination of the Board of Deacons.


There will be a Celebration Dinner TONIGHT, 5PM, Pastor Julia’s last day with us.


For SEPTEMBER donations to the food pantry, bring packable lunch/after-school snacks. Be creative while helping feed those in need! Thank you.


If you would like to share input about the pastoral search process, please speak with any Session member: Bucky Weingartner, David Braymer, Heidi Borter, Carl Johns, Carol Monk, Barb Sproull, Kim Weingartner, Glenn D’Amico. The session will meet next on Oct. 2.


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:



Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 17, 2017

Sermon Title: “491 Times Plus”



This Week at Trinity:

Tuesday, September 19th         7:00 Grief Support

Wednesday, September 20th     5:30 Girl Scouts

6:15 Youth Choir

7:00 Chancel Choir Practice

Thursday, September 21st       11:00 Bible Study                                                                                                           1:00 Retirement Community Informational Meeting

7:00 Women’s AA Group Meeting

Saturday, September 23rd         7:00 AA Group Meeting


Mark Your Calendar for These Important Dates!

September 24    Gift Planning Session

September 27    Youth & Chancel Choir Practice

September 28    Bible Study and Money Teams Meeting





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: “Let Us Make Adam in Our Image”

Pianist: Wendy Grimes

Liturgist: Shari Kennedy

Greeters: Tim & Marla Workley

Hospital Visitation: Joe & Julia Cisco


Cookie Time: Time to start baking cookies for the solders. October 8th starts monthly cookie donations. If you can help, please stay for lunch and help us wrap the cookies. If you have any questions please call Patti Phillippi.

Sunday, October 15th at 5:00 p.m. – Moraine State Park Pontoon Boat ride. The leaves should be beautiful by then. Tickets are $10. See Cindy Rosaci or call 724-758-6785 to make your reservations now! We will carpool from the church. A table will be on the boat for snacks to share.

The Annual Harvest-In-Gathering sponsored by the Board of Deacons will be held Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Sunday, October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. – Dinner and a movie here at the church. We will join together for pizza and then watch the movie “Luther.”

Sunday, October 29th is All Saints Sunday.


September 17 9:45 am: Nominating Committee
9:45 am: Sunday School
11:00 am: Worship Service

September 20
9:00 am: Quilting

September 21
7:30 pm: Band Practice

September 10 9:45 am: Sunday School
11:00 am: Worship Service