Jackson Center news from June 19. 2019

 MARY JANE EGGER | Allied NewsJacob Drew, a recent history major Edinboro University graduate, and Kara Kearns, a recent Grove City High School graduate (a former Lakeview High School student, she moved to the Grove City area this past year.) Jake is employed at County Market, Grove City. Kara will study pre-dental hygiene, Youngstown State University. They were recognized during a short program for graduates and given gifts by Rev. Janet Pratt at Vincent United Methodist Church June 16.

JACKSON CENTER NEWS

Dads and Grads were honored in the Vincent U.M. Church on Father’s Day Sunday. The prelude music by the Methodists United in Faith Praise team, consisting of Jay Carlson, Brian and Karen Drew was “My Savior My God”. This team is extremely musically talented.

During Rev. Janet Pratt’s morning prayer, she prayed to our Heavenly Dad (God) and for all of our earthly fathers. This included military dads whom, she said, miss so many firsts in the lives of their families

Her sermon focused on the importance of parents in their children’s lives. She told parents, “You need to be a spiritual leader in your home.” She continued, “Pray with your kids at night, take time to pray together.”

Sara and Logan Williams handed out Father’s Day gifts to the dads attending following the church service.

Pastor Pratt thanked everyone who helped with Bible School the past week. It was held in the Lakeview United Methodist Church, Sandy Lake. There was good participation of all five MUF Churches with 36 children enrolled. A slide presentation showed the students, helpers and the many activities enjoyed throughout the week.

Four young people from the local church will be attending camp at Wesley Woods. The congregation was given the address of the camp and encouraged to mail a card to the young campers.

Peggy Hilton, pianist, accompanied the congregation as the final hymn was sung, “Child of Blessing.”

Watch for the MUF float in the Stoneboro Celebration Days parade, 2 p.m. Saturday, in Stoneboro.

There will be an outdoor community church service, Sunday, June 23 at 10 a.m. in the beautiful Stoneboro Park. Please bring your own lawn chairs.

At the Jackson Center Presbyterian Church, Reverend Charles Crane told the congregation that the choir had been working on a special song for sometime. That song, “Find Me at the Feet of Jesus” was sung Sunday, accompanied by Jane Buckley, pianist.

This was the last special by the choir for the summer through Labor Day. Beginning June 23, requests of congregational hymns will be sung. Prior to the song each Sunday, background information will be given about the author and the music

The local church recognized Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day. The closing hymn was “Faith of Our Fathers”.

June 9, the congregation observed Pentecost Sunday. Most everyone in the church sanctuary wore red. The altar rail held many red geraniums. After the service, an outdoor picnic was held in the church pavilion. The weather was lovely that day. Ellen Swartz brought a delicious sheet cake she had baked, in recognition of the birthday of churches.

Helping Hands, Stoneboro, pantry requests for June: Ketchup, mustard, canned pasta, cake mix, cake frosting, regular and light pancake syrup, pancake mix, cereal, bar soap, feminine hygiene products, bathroom tissue.

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