CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Lakeview Lenten Lunch programs continue

The Lakeview Area Ministerium weekly Lenten Lunch programs will begin promptly at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. This includes a lunch, complete with dessert, fellowship around the table and a mini message from one of the community pastors. There is a free will offering, with donations shared between the ministerium and Helping Hands. Everyone is invited to attend.

The schedule, which includes a location and the guest speaker for the day, is as follows:

• March 20: Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church – Ginny Gadsby

• March 27: New Lebanon Community Church – Bobbie Hunt

• April 3: Lakeview Church of God – Janet Pratt

• April 10: Coolspring Presbyterian Church – Sally Bell

• April 17: Clarks Mills United Methodist Church – speaker to be announced.

Community lenten meals, worship services scheduled

Upcoming Grove City community lenten meals and worship services:

• March 20 – Faith and family night, 6 p.m. dinner, Grace United Methodist Church. Partnered with Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Representing Grove City Food Pantry.

• March 27 – Musical worship night/Christian coffee house, 6 p.m. dinner, Central Presbyterian EPC. Partnered with Shilow Intrusion Ministries. Representing SIM – The Boom.

• April 3 – Theatrical drama/healing night, 6 p.m. dinner, First Church of God. Partnered with Celebrate Recovery. Representing RURO – The Manna House.

• April 10 – Noon lunch, North Liberty Presbyterian Church. Partnered with Wayside Community Church. Representing Ministerial Homeless Fund.

Villa Maria to host Taizé Prayer service

VILLA MARIA – Villa Maria, Evergreen Road, will host Taizé Prayer at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the of Magnificat Chapel.

With open and ecumenical hearts, gather around the cross for prayer in the tradition of the ecumenical monastery of Taizé, France. This Christian interdenominational prayer form includes music, scripture, and silence.

There is no charge, and all are welcome.

Info: 724-964-8886. Additional program information is also available at www.vmesc.org

Catholic Day of Recollection set for Sunday

SHARON – The Mercer County Catholic Women’s Retreat League will have a Day of Recollection and luncheon at 1 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon.

The retreat master will be Rev. Ian McElrath from St. Stephen’s Church, Oil City.

Reservations are necessary. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Parish representatives have tickets available.

Following the luncheon will be confessions, recitation of the rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Mass at 4 p.m.

Faith-based support group meets on Thursdays

GREENVILLE – Shenango Valley Family Addiction Support, a faith-based ministry offering spiritual support to people and their families suffering from addiction, meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Eagle’s Nest Church, 99 Hamburg Road, Greenville.

Info: Call Pastor Vince Bellanca at 724-456-8900.

Bible International group meets at Tower

GROVE CITY – Tower Presbyterian Church, 248 S. Broad St., is hosting a non-denominational Bible Study Fellowship International satellite group linked to the Pittsburgh area group.

It is welcoming new members at two discussion groups held at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays during the school year.

Info: 724-458-1535 and www.bsfinternational.org as well as BSF on Facebook.

Grieving support group meets at church

STONEBORO – The non-denominational Grieving Support Group meets at Stoneboro United Methodist Church, 32 Lake St.

They are more than happy to offer transportation for anyone who does not have a way to get there.

Info: Call 724-376-2309.

School, sewing and health kits needed

LAKEVIEW – The Lakeview Area Methodists United in Faith newsletter states that The United Methodist Committee on Relief is in need of school kits, sewing kits and health kit donations.

The cost is from $11 to $28. They are priceless to the impoverished and displaced individuals that they benefit.

Full instructions for assembly at www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies

Holy women seeking baby kit donations

GROVE CITY – The women of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 819 Columbia Ave., still need baby care kit items donated, including: lightweight cotton T-shirts; long- or short-sleeved gowns or sleepers (without feet); receiving blankets of medium weight, cotton or flannel, or crocheted/knitted with lightweight yarn up to 52-inch-square; cloth diapers, flat-fold preferred; jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with a hood, or include a baby cap; socks; hand towels, dark color; 4- to 5-ounce bath bars with gentle soap in original wrapping; and diaper pins or large safety pins.

Sizes can be up to 24 months, but vary the sizes for the kit to accommodate the growth of the baby. Two items per category will be used, except for four cloth diapers and one hand towel.

Info: 724-458-6541.

Holy Trinity Lutheran offers Meals on Wheels

GROVE CITY – Do you find it difficult to cook your own meals? Is grocery shopping a hardship? Are you recovering from a temporary illness, injury or surgery? Try Meals on Wheels.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City prepares nutritious, ready-to-eat meals specially prepared and delivered Monday through Friday.

Each delivery comes with a warm smile from a friendly face.

If you are interested in enrolling yourself or a loved one in the program, call site coordinator at Jeannie Leo at 724-458-5371.

ROSES meet monthly for grieving spouses

PINE TOWNSHIP – ROSES – Reaching Out after Spousal loss for Education and Support – is a peer support group for women 60 and under who have lost a spouse or partner.

Meetings are 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Grove City Alliance Church, 845 N. Liberty Road, Grove City.

Info: Registration is recommended, but not required, by calling 724-431-3520.