St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, will host a Lenten Quiet Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the church.
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982, Youngstown, will have a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 25. The dinner will include pancakes, sausage, eggs and fruit. Donations will be accepted. All donations will go toward its Summer Vacation Bible School and for St. James confirmation students to attend summer confirmation camp. For more information, call the church @ 724-539-7880.
Sacred and secular musical styles provide the sound for silent film accompanist John Schwandt, guest artist for the Feb. 23 scholarship recital hosted by Seton Hill University chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Rev. Nancy Threadgill, priest-in-charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., Johnstown, will offer “Ashes to Go” from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Central Park, downtown Johnstown.
On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, the doors of the Heritage United Methodist Church sanctuary will be open to everyone from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for silent Communion.
Blairsville Alliance Church, 135 E. Burrell St., Blairsville, will host a Griefshare program beginning Monday, March 2. The 7 p.m. program will continue each Monday for 12 weeks.
Derry Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of 108 Presby Way and North Chestnut Street, Derry, will host another Chili Dinner 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Fellowship Hall.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., Johnstown, will host a 6:30 p.m. Taizé service as part of its Community Common Prayer Series.
The Open Hands Ministry Clothing Boutique in the Cook Township Community Center, Route 711 near Stahlstown, is looking for volunteers. This volunteer position involves serving the shoppers by assisting with sales and directing them to the items they are looking for. The volunteers man the shop in two- and three-hour time segments. Monies raised stay in the community and fund local projects to help the elderly and disabled, as well as provide layettes for newborns of financially struggling families. If you are interested in helping out or have any questions, call the volunteer scheduler, Esther Berkey, at 724-238-4844.
Bethany United Methodist Church, 2415 Laveen St. and Avenue B, Latrobe, has new groups forming. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 5, War Room, based on the movie, about the power of prayer, will meet 5 to 6 p.m. No books are required.
Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Rock of Refuge Church, 102 Clay Ave., Jeannette.
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 982, Youngstown, will hold its annual congregational meeting Sunday, Jan. 19, after the 10:30 a.m. service, according to spokeswoman Sharon Palmer.