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Ministerial Alliance plans a Community Faith Day in Jeannette

| Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
Maria Tyger | For Trib Total Media
The Jeannette Ministerial Alliance is planning an event this month. The group includes, in front, the Rev. Anthony Murray of Hopewell Baptist Church and the Rev. Dr. Robert Fuehrer of First Presbyterian Church and, in back, the Rev. Amy Chesla of First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Kenneth Bossart of Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Pamela Taylor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Nancy Peters of First Presbyterian and Carlotta Paige of Freedom Baptist Church.

The Jeannette Ministerial Alliance is planning a Community Faith Day — a gathering that will feature food, music, games and prayer — to be held in the heart of the City of Jeannette from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23.

The best part? There's no cost.

“All is free,” said the Rev. Anthony Murray, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church on Chestnut Street in Jeannette. “It's a ‘come as you are' event.”

All 20 churches in the Jeannette area have been invited to attend and participate.

The Rev. Amy Chesla, pastor of First United Methodist Church, has planned arts and crafts for children, with plenty of prizes for ages 3 and older, and has staffed the activity with five volunteers from her church.

Bingo will also be available.

Those who attend can be entertained by David Bridge, the organist and choir director of the First Presbyterian Church and the Jeannette High School Band. Musical artists from the Keynote Cafe are donating their time, as well.

The event will be held at the old middle school lot on Fourth Street.

The schedule is: 11 a.m. opening prayer, from 11:15 to noon members from several churches in the area who have come together to sing in the Community Choir.

At noon, food will be available including hot dogs, ham barbecue, chips and beverages.

Children's crafts and games are scheduled from 12:30-3 p.m. and the Jeannette Band will perform from 2:30-3 p.m.

David Bridge will perform during a Hymn Sing scheduled from 3-3:30 p.m.

Closing devotions will be from 3:30-4 p.m.

For those who need individual prayer, a prayer tent will be offered throughout the event.

A free-will offering of baked goods will be accepted. Donations have been made from area business as well.

The alliance would like to make this an annual event, but the group needs the residents of Jeannette to make it a success. Join them on Aug. 23.

Maria Tyger is a contributing writer.