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The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Agatha Church in Meadville.

This feast day was established by Pope John Paul II as per the directions of visionary St. Maria Faustina. The Lord has deemed it a day of his great mercy, graces and forgiveness of sins.

A group that crochets plastic bags into mats for homeless people meets every second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at New Beginnings Church of God on Leslie Road in conference room 118.

The next meeting is April 12.

The mats will be given to homeless people to sleep on outside. If you can crochet, you can be a blessing.

No donations of bags are necessary at this time.

• More information: Call Joan Sommers at 425-7736.

ERIE — WCTL, Erie’s Christian radio station, welcomes comedian Jason Earls as part of its 16th annual Family Comedy Night. Erie First Assembly, on Oliver Road, hosts the event at 7 p.m. April 14.

Since 2002, WCTL has brought in popular comedians like Brad Stine, Tim Hawkins and Thor Ramsey — for a night of comedy that the whole family can enjoy.

“We’re excited to have Jason Earls for this year’s Family Comedy Night. Jason takes laughing seriously and connects with everyone from 5 to 95,” WCTL General Manager Adam Q. Frase said. “Being a husband and father of six kids, Jason will no doubt have some great insight into everyday life that will leave us laughing for more.”

Tickets for Family Comedy Night can be purchased at To find out more about Jason Earl’s comedy, visit

• More information: Contact Lori Clapper at (814) 796-6000, extension 105, or

Adamsville Presbyterian Church hosts the gospel concert featuring The Carriers at 6 p.m. April 15.

A love offering will be taken, and light refreshments will be served following the concert.

WEST MEAD TOWNSHIP — Bethany Christian Services of Western Pennsylvania hosts this year’s Empowered To Connect Conference Simulcast.

The simulcast is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and 28 at New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road.

Experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as everyone works to equip families, churches and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. This features methods developed by Karyn Purvis and David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU to help bring attachment and connection in families.

Registration is limited to the first 100 participants. Attendance both days is not required.

Lunch may be purchased at the church from local ministries for a donation.

Child care will not be provided.

• To register: Visit

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