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Worship scheduled

| Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003

Morning Star Baptist Church, Newell, will hold worship 10 a.m. Sunday. Communion will be served.

Meeting scheduled

A congregational meeting and election of officers will be held during Sunday's service at the First Presbyterian Church of California.

Anniversary being celebrated

Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, Belle Vernon, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The New Song Ministry of Geneva College will perform 7 p.m. Sunday in a yearlong series of musical events scheduled to celebrate the anniversary. Refreshments will be served afterward.

Fall revival event planned

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Monessen will hold its fall revival 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The Rev. Gene Hatley, of Chapel Hill, N.C., will speak.

Concert planned

The Faith Assembly of God, 690 Morgantown St., Uniontown, will host the Consumed by Worship band 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Prizes will be awarded.

Ushers' day set

The ushers at the First Baptist Church, Sixth and Allen, Donora, will observe their annual day 9 a.m. Sunday with Bible discovery hour, followed by morning worship 10:45 a.m.

Jeff Cullens, featuring the Cullens twins, will perform 5 p.m. Jeff Cullens is associated with the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. He also sings with the Male Ensemble, community quartet, of Bridgeville.

Family Sunday event planned

Annual Family Sunday will be held Sunday at the Emanuel Baptist Church, Second Street and Castner Avenue, Donora.

The event will begin with refreshments followed by a family service by farmer Hugh Taylor and the children from the church.

A Sunday school picnic will be held 2 p.m. at Cedar Creek Park, pavilion 15. Mark Niskoski will set up a slot car track.

Food, including hot dogs, hamburgers and kholbasi, will be served 4 p.m., followed by worship. Tor register, call the pastor at (724) 258-6924.

Pastor emeritus honored for service

The Whole Truth Church of God in Christ, 1004 McKean Ave., Donora, will honor the Rev. Emeritus Maurice B. Wade Sr. for 50 years of service.

Mildred Wade, supervisor of women, also will be honored.

An ongoing celebration of the life and ministry of Maurice Wade's life and ministry will be staged in September.

On Sunday the men's department will lead the church in a service of celebration.

On Sept. 21, the women's department will be in charge, and on Sept. 28, the youth department will honor the pastor. All services will begin 5 p.m.

The Rev. Maurice B. Wade, Sr., began pastoring in Donora in 1953. The first Whole Truth Church of God in Christ was opened in a tiny storefront at 544 Meldon Ave., with Wade, his wife, the late Dorothy Wade, and their three sons: Maurice Jr., 7; Clark, 5 and Charles, 3.

The first service was held March 15.

On Sept. 27, a jubilee celebration for 50 years in ministry will be conducted at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center with 300 family members, church members and friends in ministry.

At the same time, his oldest son, the Rev. Maurice B. Wade Jr., will be installed as pastor of Whole Truth Church of God in Christ by Bishop Melvin E. Clark, Prelate of the Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania, Church of God in Christ Inc.

Praise, fellowship event being planned

An afternoon of praise and fellowship will be presented 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Monessen. The program is co-sponsored by Bishop Karl Jackson and the Rev. Griffin Mason. Mini sermons will be included. All pastors and ministers are welcome to participate. The topic is "Why I Preach This Gospel."

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