Religion briefs from June 8, 2019

ContributedNeilltown Church in Pleasantville will host three free concerts this summer as well as an open house to see the historic church.


Trinity Presbyterian Church offers music series

MERCER – Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St., holds its Summer Music Series during the 11 a.m. service.

During June special music will be presented by: the adult choir on Sunday; pianist Ian Ollila and the Trinity Hand Bell Choir on June 16; the Vacation Bible School children on June 23; and vocalist Pamela Courtney on June 30.

Others in the summer music series are: pianist Carol Mixer, July 7; vocalist Karla Snyder, July 14; instrumentalists Glenn Buchanan, July 21 and Michael Peterson, July 28; and vocalists Ellen Campbell, Aug. 4; Hugh Ringer, Aug. 11, and Vicky Long, Aug. 18. The series concludes with the Trinity Recorder Trio on Aug. 25.

Guest pianists and organists playing for summer services are: Ellen Campbell, Sunday; Carol Mixer, July 7, and Dana Eade, Aug. 25.

An adult Sunday school class is offered at 9 a.m., while children’s classes are on break until fall. Worship is at 10 a.m. June through August.

Adult-supervised child care is provided for each service; the church is accessible to all.

Info and transportation: 724-662-2680.

Music returns to historic Neilltown Church

PLEASANTVILLE – Music returns once again to Neilltown Church this summer

The historic church building, at 2638 Neilltown Road in Pleasantville, will host three performances in June and July:

• Mostly Brass, a community band that has been going strong for more than 30 years, will perform June 23.

• Musicians from the Oil City and Titusville Area school districts will display their talents during performances June 30.

• Fieldstone, a Celtic and Appalachian-inspired trio, will return to Neilltown Church for the first time in several years July 21.

All concerts are Sunday afternoons beginning at 2 p.m. and are free. Seating is available, but guests are welcome to bring a seat cushion or folding chair.

The church also will hold a public open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11. Visitors are invited to learn about the history of the church, stroll the cemetery grounds, and see the restoration efforts of this 1842 building. Selected oil history books will be available for sale.

Day camp registrations being accepted

VILLA MARIA – Registrations are now being accepted for two summer day camps for children and youth at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center.

Children entering grades

K-5 are invited to choose Thursday or Friday sessions for GROW Camp which is a once-aweek gardening and outdoor activities camp from June 13 or 14 to Aug. 8 or 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Activities will include planting and tending a garden, swimming and nature activities and experiences.

Youth entering grades 6 through 9 are invited to come together and make a positive difference in their world at REACH Camp held Wednesdays from June 12 to Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Youth will engage in simple, yet meaningful onsite service opportunities, along with playing games, swimming, and expressing themselves through various art forms.

Lunch and snacks will be provided during both camps.

Info: For more details or to receive a brochure call 724-964-8886.