A listing of services and other events held by religious organizations around the Erie region.
This week’s events
WORSHIP: Saturday; 6 p.m.; and Sunday; 8:15 and 11 a.m.; Faith Lutheran Church, 5414 East Lake Road; Holy Communion at 8:15; sermon by the Rev. David Laakso: "Wounds of Hope." Info: 899-9653, www.faithlutheranerie.com.
FAITH CAFE: Saturday; 7:30 p.m.; Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 3520 Perry St.; with music by Tom Beam. Cost: Free admission. Info: 866-2778, 456-7811.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 8:15 and 10:45 a.m.; Summit United Methodist Church, 1510 Townhall Road; Communion at 8:15; sermon by the Rev. Tom Hoeke. Info: 864-3271, www.summitumc.net.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 8:30 and 11 a.m.; First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. Seventh St.; sermon by the Rev. David Oyler: "Kayaking the Future." Info: 456-4243.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 9 a.m.; St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8942 W. Ridge Road, Girard; sermon by the Rev. Andrew Edwards: "Bliss"; Holden evening prayer service, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Holy Communion at all services. Info: 774-4283.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 9 a.m.; Woodcock United Methodist Church, 23048 Gravel Run Road, Woodcock; sermon by the Rev. Audrey Lovewell: "Are You Sure About That?"; Bible class, 10:30 a.m. Info: 814-382-4128.
TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS: Sunday; 9:30 a.m.; St. Casimir Catholic Church, 629 Hess Ave.; celebrated this week by the Rev. James O'Hara. Info: 452-4832.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 10 a.m.; Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3642 W. 26th St.; sermon by the Rev. Jim Rimmer: "Reconnecting With Our Roots"; Sunday school, 8:45 a.m. Info: 833-5982.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 10:15 a.m.; Wesleyville Baptist Church, 3509 Buffalo Road; sermon by the Rev. Mark McCallion: "The Benefits of a Life-Commitment to God"; Sunday school, 9 a.m. Info: 899-9243, www.wesleyvillebaptist.com.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 10:30 a.m.; Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 2320 E. Lake Road; sermon by Elder Henry Rafferty: "Don't Doubt But Believe." Info: 455-7819.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 10:30 a.m.; Kingsley United Methodist Church, 913 Cranberry St.; sermon by guest speaker Mary Alice McGinnis. Info: 459-3205.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 11 a.m.; New Hope Presbyterian Church, 5440 Washington Ave.; sermon by the Rev. Charles McClung: "The Risky Business of Life." Info: 864-1920.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 11 a.m.; Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 3520 Perry St.; sermon by the Rev. Rick Cepris: "Peace Be With You"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Info: 456-7811.
WORSHIP: Sunday; 11 a.m.; Redeemer Evangelical Presbyterian Church, meeting at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 950 W. Seventh St.; sermon by Dean Wilson: "Resurrection Power: The Power to Overcome." Info: 897-0817, www.rpcerie.org.
MISSION TRIP MEETING: Sunday; noon; Summit United Methodist Church, 1510 Townhall Road; 2018 Won by One to Jamaica mission trip planning and informational meeting. Info: 864-3271, www.summitumc.net.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Sunday; 3 p.m. Mass; St. Ann Catholic Church, 921 East Ave.; confessions at 2 p.m. followed by the rosary and chaplet of divine mercy. Info: 452-4832.
ORGAN CONCERT: Sunday; 4 p.m.; St. Peter Cathedral, 230 W. 10th St.; by concert organist Alan Slovenkay. Cost: Free. Info: 453-6677.
GOSPEL CONCERT: Sunday; 6:30 p.m.; Woodcock United Methodist Church, 23048 Gravel Run Road, Woodcock; "Seventh Day." Cost: Freewill offering. Info: 814-382-4128.
CULTURAL SERIES: Sunday; 7 p.m.; Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 2402 W. Grandview Blvd.; "How Sweet the Sound" series featuring talk "Return to the Cave of Letters: Bats, Rocks and Overcoming a Fear of Heights" by Carl Savage, associate professor of biblical archaeology at the Theological School of Drew University. Cost: Freewill offering. Info: 868-8685.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD WORK DAY: Tuesday; 6-9 p.m.; Flagship Freewill Baptist Church, 2728 Pebble Drive; preparing items for upcoming community packing party for Operation Christmas Child. Info: 907-301-7327.
RUMMAGE SALE: Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lake Pleasant United Methodist Church, 11700 Lake Pleasant Road, Union City; also bake sale. Info: 739-2933.
PUBLIC FORUMS: Wednesdays through May 31; 6:30 p.m.; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4701 Old French Road; "Speak Boldly: Engaging Our Community" with different speaker each week; April 26 is Erie Community Foundation President Mike Batchelor. Cost: Free. Info: 868-9704.
RUMMAGE SALE: Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Friday; 9 a.m. to noon; Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2816 Elmwood Ave.; Friday is $3 bag day; proceeds benefit church mission. Info: 864-4809.
RUMMAGE SALE: Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday; 9 a.m. to noon; Park United Methodist Church, 30 N. Lake St., North East Borough; Friday is $1 bag day. Info: 725-4105.
RUMMAGE SALE: Friday; 4-7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 29; 9 a.m. to noon; Fairview United Methodist Church, 4601 Avonia Road, Fairview; $2 bag sale Saturday, 12:15-1:15 p.m.; also bake sale. Info: 474-3612.
DHARMA TALK: Friday; 7-8:30 p.m.; Erie Karma Thegsum Chöling at St. Mary's: A Space to Create, 310 E. 10th St.; "Compassion in Tough Times" by Lama Kathy Wesley. Cost: Freewill offering. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Saturdays, April 29, May 27 and June 24; and Sundays, May 14 and June 11; 8-10 a.m.; Park United Methodist Church, 30 N. Lake St., North East Borough. Cost: Free. Info: 725-4105.
COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST: Saturday, April 29; 9:30 a.m.; Ambassador Center, 7794 Peach St.; keynote speaker the Rev. Charles Brock of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Girard; proceeds benefit Eagle's Nest Leadership Corp. Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 451-6333.
GOSPEL CONCERT: Saturday, April 29; 6 p.m.; East Lake Road Alliance Church, 4500 East Lake Road; presented by the Jacobs Brothers. Cost: Freewill offering. Info: 898-2771.
CONCERT: Sunday, April 30; 4 p.m.; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 Trinity Place, Greenville; "Celebrating 500 Years in Christ's Priestly Prayer through the Musical Theology of J.S. Bach" featuring organist Ann Labounsky in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Cost: Freewill offering. Info: 724-588-8870.
HEALING MASS: Tuesday, May 2; 6:30 p.m.; Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2701 East Ave.; Son of God Prayer Group event with the Rev. David Poulson; doors open at 5:30 p.m. so petitions can be written on a simulated brick wall to be presented at the offertory procession; individual prayers follow Mass. Info: 823-3968, 452-2499.
RACISM DISCUSSION SESSIONS: Thursdays, May 4 and 18 and June 1; 7-9 p.m.; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway; Adult Education Committee program to address persistent racial injustice with interactive interracial group discussion sessions using the book "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander; reading the book is encouraged but not required. Cost: Free. Info: 864-9300.
MID-LIFE/LONG-LIFE RETREAT: Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7; Mount St. Benedict Monastery, 6101 East Lake Road, Harborcreek Township; reflect on the past, look at present reality and future hopes; registration required. Cost: $250 recommended donation for resident, $175 for commuter. Info: 899-0614, www.eriebenedictines.org, email@example.com.
FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: Friday, May 5; 3-7 p.m.; and Saturday, May 6; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Franklin Center United Methodist Church, 7471 Old State Road, Edinboro; gently used men's, women's and children's clothing; also, free hot dogs and beverage. Cost: Free. Info: 734-4691.
BARISTA PARLOR: Saturday, May 6; 7-9 p.m.; Lakewood United Methodist Church, 3856 W. 10th St.; entertainment by Jen Kerr and Dan & Mark. Cost: Free admission, water and popcorn; fee for other refreshments. Info: 833-4131.
NEXT-TO-NEW SALE: Tuesday, May 9; 6-8 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 10; 9-11 a.m.; Kingsley United Methodist Church, 913 Cranberry St.; Wednesday is $2 bag day. Info: 459-3205.
CONCERT: Sunday, May 21; 3 p.m.; Messiah Lutheran Church, 2025 Eastern Ave., Wesleyville; sacred and secular music presented by the church choir, bell choir and soloists. Cost: Free. Info: 899-6386.
CONCERT: Sunday, May 21; 3 p.m.; Park United Methodist Church, 30 N. Lake St., North East; "Sing Together" presented by North East Choral Club. Cost: Freewill offering. Info: 725-4105.
SPECIAL SERVICE: Sunday, May 28; 7:30 p.m.; Park United Methodist Church, 30 N. Lake St., North East; Memorial Day weekend tribute to service personnel; with music and message. Info: 725-4105.
MEMORIAL DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Monday, May 29; 7:30 a.m. to noon; Park United Methodist Church, 30 N. Lake St., North East; benefits mission work. Cost: Freewill offering. Info: 725-4105.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 8 a.m. Rite 1 and 10 a.m. Rite II; St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1070 Dutch Road, Fairview; also, monthly satellite service, third Wednesday, 1 p.m., Springhill Senior Living, 2323 Edinboro Road, Millcreek Township. Info: 474-5490, www.ststephens-fairview.org.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; St. Casimir Catholic Church, 629 Hess Ave.; now the location for all Masses for Our Mother of Sorrows Parish; Vigil Mass, Saturdays at 4 p.m.; confession, Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. Info: 452-4832.
WORSHIP: Sundays, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. beginning Sunday, Sept. 11; Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1002 Powell Ave.; with Communion; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Info: 833-4062, www.ilc-erie.org.
WORSHIP: Sundays, 9 a.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church, 4950 N. Main St., McKean; sermons by the Rev. Ron Freebourn. Info: 476-7105.
WORSHIP: Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m.; Saturdays, 6 p.m.; McLane Church, 12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro. Info: 734-1907.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 9:30 a.m.; St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1115 East Ave.; with the Rev. Donald Valasek. Info: 453-4902.
TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS: Sundays; 9:30 a.m.; St. Casimir Catholic Church, 629 Hess Ave.; and Sundays, 11:30 a.m., and Fridays, 6 p.m.; St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 165 Beach Ave., Cambridge Springs; also, confession, Sundays, 9 a.m., at St. Casimir. Info: 452-4832, 814-398-4234, http://saintanthonyofpadua.catholicweb.com/index.cfm/bulletins.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10 a.m.; Cornerstone Liberty Community Church, 2220 Wayne St.; with the Rev. Sandra Vactor. Info: 455-4654.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10 a.m.; Living Spring International Center, 1202 French St.; with Pastor Adebola Bam; Bible study, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; prayer, Thursdays, 9 p.m. Info: 267-507-8576.
BIBLE CLASSES: Sundays; 10 a.m.; North Meadville Church of Christ, 16217 Route 19, Saegertown.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10 a.m.; Findley Lake United Methodist Church, 2862 North Road, Findley Lake, N.Y.; Sunday school, 11:30 a.m. Info: 716-769-7532.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10 a.m.; New Life Community Church, 1755 Lord Road, Fairview. Info: 474-3386, www.newlifefairview.com.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10:15 a.m.; Calvary Christian Center, 1061 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek; children’s church. Info: 899-5683, www.cccerie.org.
WORSHIP: Sundays, September through June; 10:30 a.m.; Lily Dale Spiritualist Church, 29 East St., Lily Dale, N.Y.; lecture, healing, spirit communications. Info: 716-595-2755, www.lilydalespiritualistchurch.org.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10:30 a.m.; Assembly Hall, Cleveland Drive, Lily Dale, N.Y. Church of the Living Spirit service. Info: 716-595-3989.
JAMESTOWN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY: Sundays; 10:30 a.m.; Living Waters Open Bible Church, 946 Southwestern Drive, Busti, N.Y.; a community Bible institute, Lordship of Christ program. Info: 716-664-6789.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10:30 a.m.; Park United Methodist Church, 30 N. Lake St., North East. Info: 725-4105.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10:30 a.m.; St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1500 Freeport Road, North East. Info: 725-1840.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Erie Friends Worship Group (Quaker), meeting at Whole Foods Co-Op's community room, 1341 W. 26th St. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 10:45 a.m.; Union City Presbyterian Church, 37 W. High Street, Union City. Info: 814-438-2241.
INTERPRETED MASS FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY: Sundays; 11 a.m.; St. Joseph Catholic Church/Bread of Life Community, 147 W. 24th St. Info: 824-1257, email@example.com.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 11 a.m.; Belle Valley Presbyterian Church, 1694 Norcross Road; with the Rev. Dave Edmunds; Communion the first Sunday of the month. Info: 825-4433, 397-1861.
PRAYER FOR GLOBAL PEACE AND WELFARE: Sundays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sikh Temple, 1144 W. Eighth St.; free food served at 2 p.m. Info: 281-2748.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 11 a.m.; Cranesville Bible Church, 10029 Reed St., Cranesville; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; AWANA and youth group, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Info: 814-756-5287.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 11 a.m.; North Meadville Church of Christ, 16217 Route 19, Saegertown.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 11 a.m.; New Revelation Full Gospel Baptist Church, 947 W. Ninth St.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; prayer meeting and Bible study, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Info: 452-4048.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 11:30 a.m.; First Born Apostolic Faith Church of God, 1221 E. 19th St.; Wednesday night prayer service, 7:30 p.m. Info: 456-5829.
WEEKLY CENTERING PRAYER GROUP: Sundays; 4 p.m.; St. George Catholic Church, 5145 Peach St. Info: 864-0622.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Sundays; choir rehearsal, 5 p.m.; supper, 6 p.m.; United Methodist Youth Fellowship, 6:30 p.m.; Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St., Meadville. Info: 814-724-6736, www.stoneumc.org.
PROTESTANT WORSHIP: Sundays; 5:30 p.m.; Smith Chapel, Penn State Behrend, 4701 Jordan Road, Harborcreek Township; Penn State Behrend Campus Ministries. Info: 898-6245.
YOUTH SERVICE: Sundays; 6 p.m.; Calvary Christian Center, 1061 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek; Water’s Edge Youth Nights for grades seven to 12. Info: 899-5683, www.cccerie.org.
EVENING VESPERS: Sundays; 6 p.m.; Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 863 Silliman Ave., Lawrence Park Township; spoken. Cost: Free. Info: 881-0894.
WORSHIP: Sundays; 6:30 p.m.; Immanuel United Methodist Church, 22 E. Division St., North East. Info: 725-1108.
AFTER THE STORM: Sundays; 7 p.m.; Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene, 12921 Dundon Road, Edinboro; modern Christian music performed by Shattered, and speaker, 7 p.m.; first Sunday of the month at the Hangout, 216 W. Plum St., Edinboro; remaining Sundays at Hillcrest. Info: 734-1108.
CATHOLIC MASS: Sundays; 7 p.m.; Smith Chapel, Penn State Behrend, 4701 Jordan Road, Harborcreek Township; Penn State Behrend Campus Ministries. Info: 898-7139.
BALTIMORE CATECHISM CLASS: Sundays; 7-9 p.m.; St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Chapel, 6686 W. Lake Road. Cost: Free. Info: 218-7773.
GATHERING GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE: One Sunday a month, call for dates; 6-8 p.m.; North Coast Christian Fellowship Church, 7895 Buffalo Road, in Keri’s Dance Studio. Cost: Free. Info: 725-5259.
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Third Sunday; 9-10 a.m.; St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1070 Dutch Road, Fairview. Cost: Donations accepted for outreach and charities. Info: 814-474-5490, www.ststephens-fairview.org.
SECULAR ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITES: Meets one Sunday a month; 1-4 p.m.; St. Luke Catholic Church, 421 E. 38th St.; call for dates. Info: 725-9780.
GUITAR LESSONS: Mondays; 6-7 p.m.; Kingsley United Methodist Church, 913 Cranberry St.; for beginners. Cost: Free. Info: 866-7177, www.kingsleyumc.net.
COLLEGE PREP: Mondays; 6 p.m.; First Born Apostolic Faith Church, 1221 E. 19th St.; targeting children in primary grades for success in school and future college. Info: 456-5829.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Mondays; 6:30 p.m.; South Harborcreek Methodist Church, 7929 McGill Road, Harborcreek Township; ministry to spend time together and celebrate God’s healing power in lives through the eight recovery principles based on the Beatitudes; food at 6 p.m. Cost: Freewill offering. Info: 899-5962.
CENTERING PRAYER: Mondays; 7 p.m.; St. George Catholic Church, 5145 Peach St.; meditation. Info: 746-1015.
PRAISE AND PRAYER: Mondays; 7:30 p.m.; State Line United Methodist Church, 12591 E. Main Road, North East; time of sharing, hymn singing and extended prayer. Info: 460-4907.
COMMUNITY MEAL PROGRAM: Second and fourth Mondays; St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 662 Silliman Ave., Lawrence Park; reservations required. Info: 899-0118.
ASERA CARE HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Fourth Monday; 7-8 p.m.; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 100 E. Third St., Waterford. Info: 800-314-5145.
RECYCLING: Newspapers and aluminum cans; Wednesdays and Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; trailer at southeastern corner of Water Street and East Lake Road; anytime in bins behind St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 662 Silliman Ave., Lawrence Park. Info: 899-0118.
MOMS CLUB OF EDINBORO: Wednesdays; 9:30 a.m.; Edinboro United Methodist Church, 113 High St., Edinboro; support and activities for stay-at-home and working mothers with children of any age; baby sitters available. Info: 734-8563, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWANA CLUB: Wednesdays; 6:30-8 p.m.; Grandview Alliance Church Fellowship Hall, 1102 E. Gore Road; weekly international Bible club for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade; with games and activities; nondenominational. Info: 825-3752.
DRUM THERAPY MINISTRY: Wednesdays; 6:45 p.m.; Bethesda Trinity Center, 462 W. 18th St.; presented by New Jerusalem Lutheran Church for spiritual well-being. Cost: Donation. Info: 455-1972.
SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION: Wednesdays; 7 p.m.; Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 2402 Grandview Blvd. Info: 868-8685.
HEALING SERVICE: First Wednesday; noon; Messiah Lutheran Church, 2025 Eastern Ave., Wesleyville; includes laying on of hands, anointing with oil. Info: 899-6386.
RESONATE: First and third Wednesdays; 7 p.m.; Community United Church, 1011 W. 38th St.; musical service of scripture and reflection led by the Rev. Matt Rendulic. Info: 864-4429, http://communityunited.church.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Second Wednesday; 1-2 p.m.; Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania administration building, 5031 W. Ridge Road; Sisters of St. Joseph associates looking for people who like to knit or crochet. Info: 836-4134.
DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS: Thursdays; 6-8:15 p.m.; First Alliance Church, 2939 Zimmerly Road; nondenominational support/care program for children ages 5 to 12 of separated and/or divorced parents. Cost: $15. Info: 833-9862.
DIVORCE CARE: Thursdays; 6:30-8 p.m.; First Alliance Church, 2939 Zimmerly Road; nondenominational support program for people experiencing pain of separation or divorce. Cost: Workbook purchase. Info: 866-1697.
MEMORY CAFE OF ERIE: First and third Thursday; 1-3 p.m.; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway; fun and relaxation for dementia sufferers and caregivers. Cost: Free. Info: 814-969-8622.
LIVING HOPE: First and third Thursday; 6:30-8 p.m.; First Alliance Church, 2939 Zimmerly Road, Millcreek Township; support group for women who have had, are currently diagnosed with or may be suspected to have cancer. Cost: Free. Info: 838-4251, www.facerie.org.
CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP: First Thursday; 7-8 p.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church, 649 Park Ave., Meadville; ecumenical effort of Meadville area churches and Community Health Services. Info: 814-333-5996, email@example.com.
M.O.P.S.: Second and fourth Thursdays; 6-8 p.m.; First United Methodist Church of Cambridge Springs, 326 S. Main St., Cambridge Springs; Mothers of Preschoolers group meeting. Info: 814-393-1465, 806-4987, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERIE FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN’S FELLOWSHIP: Third Thursday; 6 p.m.; Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, 3302 W. 26th St.; dinner meeting. Cost: Order from the menu. Info: 440-812-6034.
FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN'S FELLOWSHIP, MEADVILLE: Final Thursday; 6:30 p.m.; Perkins Family Restaurant, 18276 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville; nonprofit organization also open to women and nonbusiness owners; 6:30 p.m. dinner, followed by 7 p.m. program. Info: 814-425-7392.
FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS: Fridays; 9:30 a.m.; Asbury United Methodist Church, 4703 W. Ridge Road; support group. Info: 455-7460.
WORSHIP: Fridays; 4 p.m.; L’Arche Erie Inc., 3745 West 12th St. Info: 452-2065.
BYOB HAPPY HOUR: Fridays; 5 p.m.; Odessa’s Place, 628 W. 18th St.; weekly encouragement, relaxation, networking and sharing the word of God; bring your own Bible. Info: 899-3457.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY: Second Friday; 7 p.m.; New Beginnings Full Gospel Church, 7195 W. Ridge Road, Fairview; program includes preaching and prayer for healing, deliverance, encouragement and guidance. Info: 474-3223.
CLOTHING DROP OFF: Used clothing, shoes, belts, purses, linens, blankets, curtains and stuffed animals collected for people in need; shed in the parking lot of Albion Church of the Nazarene, 9580 Route 6N, Albion; items go to St. Pauly, which gives the church a donation that will be used to send young people to summer camp; call for pick up of items. Info: 814-756-4741.
RECYCLING: Newspapers, cardboard, magazines, used clothing and shoes, aluminum cans; receptacles in parking lot; Belle Valley Presbyterian Church, 1694 Norcross Road. Info: 825-4433.
JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF ERIE: Selling trees to be planted at Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park and in Israel. Cost: $18. Info: 455-4474, email@example.com.
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: 24 hours a day, seven days a week; St. Joseph Catholic Church/Bread of Life Community Chapel, 139 W. 24th St.; visitors welcome; committed and substitute adorers always needed. Info: 898-2026.
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: Sisters of St. Joseph Poustinia, 2405 W. Eighth St.; contemplative prayer classes and prayer groups. Info: 836-4161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for days and times or for Sister Mary Kay McNelis to speak to your group.
OUR LADY OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH: “We Are One Body” and “Love Has Come” CDs by contemporary praise band Selah ; $15 at the church, 2401 W. 38th St.; benefits music ministry. Selah provides music Sundays, 9 a.m. Mass. Info: 838-6306, 833-7701, www.selahpraiseband.com.
ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH: Christmas, religious hymns recorded by church choir; available at rectory, 1617 Walnut St., Hofmann’s, 420 E. 26th St., Dancewear Center, 3834 Liberty St., or World of Music, 1355 W. 26th St. Cost: $15 for CDs ; $10 for tapes. Info: 864-0231, 864-8881.
ERIE D.A.W.N.: Wheels To Work program seeks donations of roadworthy vehicles for working, low-income women who have no means of transportation to and from work; contributions may be tax-deductible. Info: 453-5921.
WORSHIP: Saturdays; 11 a.m.; Mount Zion Seventh-day Adventist Church, 204 E. 24th St.; Sabbath school, 9:45 a.m. Info: 455-9732.
OUTREACH: Saturdays; 5-6:30 p.m.; Odessa’s Place, 628 W. 18th St.; weekly sessions with teaching, testimony, hot topics, evangelistic strategies. Cost: Freewill offering. Info: 899-3457.
VICTORIOUS MISSIONARIES: First Saturday; 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.; St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd.; spiritual, social group for people with physical disability or chronic illness to encourage closer relationship with God. Info: 824-5936, 824-1257 or 800-374-3723, Ext. 257.
CLASS: First and third Saturday; 4 p.m.; Odessa’s Place, 628 W. 18th St.; Repairer of the Breach with Evangelist Carol Troop teaching. Cost: Free. Info: 899-3457.
FOOD AND CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: Second Saturday; noon to 3 p.m.; Odessa’s Place, 628 W. 18th St.; volunteers and donations needed. Cost: Free. Info: 899-3457.
MONTHLY MASS: Third Saturday; 9 a.m.; Gate of Heaven Cemetery chapel, 5711 W. Lake Road. Info: 838-7724, www.eriedc.org.
Send items for the Religion Calendar to Dana Massing, Erie Times-News, 205 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16534; fax to 870-1808; or email to email@example.com. The deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m. Call 870-1729 for information.