Brian W. Clowes, the director of research and training at Human Life International, presents a pro-life, pro-family series next week at St. Brigid Social Center, Meadville.

At 1 p.m. Monday, Clowes presents "The Family Under Siege."

On Tuesday, he presents two programs. "The Demographic Impacts of Abortion" is at 1 p.m., and "Homosexuality: Rhetoric and Reality" is at 6:30.

Organizers said the free sessions last about 90 minutes and people can attend any or all three sessions. A free-will offering will take place.

• More information: Call 336-1112.

WEST MEAD TOWNSHIP — 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 Sept. 13.

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 needed.

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

SANDY LAKE — The Devine Inspirations presents "At the Cross," leading the audience from creation through Jesus resurrection, at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Sandy Lake Alliance Church, 5319 Franklin St.

Using contemporary songs and hymns along with Bible scripture, The Devine Inspirations delivers a salvation message. There will be a picnic immediately after the program.

• More information: Call (724) 376-7362 or visit

MERCER — Wayside Community Church, 1911 Mercer Grove City Road, hosts Timothy Noble in concert at its 10:30 a.m. service Sept. 16 at the church.

Noble is from near Mount Vernon, Ohio. He will perform piano and vocal selections. He started playing piano at the age of 3, and as a teenage musician has been honored to perform at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received during the concert.

• More information: Call the church office at (724) 748-3283.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — WWE legend and Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase will be the special guest speaker for the Men of Grace Allegheny Region’s 2018 Men’s Revival on Sept. 22 at Cambridge Springs Junior-Senior High School.

Other speakers include:

• Pastor Joe Samalenge from the Venango and Cambridge United Methodist churches. Officials said Samalenge is originally from Africa and has a unique perspective to share

• Tim Lee, a Vietnam veteran who stepped on a land mine and lost both legs. He will share his story and how God can use tragedy to fulfill His purpose

• Sharon’s Chris Benson, a former amateur mixed martial artist who got in trouble with the law and was brought to Christ through that experience

• Wayne Morgret, the northeast Ohio area director for the Coalition for Men’s Discipleship from the Man in the Mirror national organization

The revival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $20 per person.

• More information: Visit or call (814) 282-4191.

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