Tri-State briefs

April 03, 2012

Good Friday, Easter services planned in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The United Churches of the Chambersburg Area will present services on Good Friday, April 6, and Easter Sunday, April 8.

On Friday, from noon to 3 p.m., area pastors and musicians will present “The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ from the Cross” in 25-minute segments at Central Presbyterian Church on Memorial Square in Chambersburg.

Worshippers are welcome to come and go at any time during the three-hour service, which is being coordinated by the Rev. Guy Camp.

On Sunday, the traditional community Easter sunrise service will be at 6:30 a.m. at John Wesley AME Zion Church, 155 W. Catherine St. in Chambersburg.

The speaker will be the Rev. Roger Wilmer, pastor of St. James AME Church. The Rev. Doug Lehman, pastor of Overflow Ministries, will lead worship.

Music will be provided by the Unity in Christ Church Choir and the St. James AME Church Choir.

Refreshments will be served after the service. For more information, call 717-593-9616 or 717-352-3851.

Shepherd Accounting Club hosting alumni dinner

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Shepherd University Accounting Club is hosting its first alumni dinner Monday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Storer Ballroom on the third floor of the Student Center on the campus in Shepherdstown.

The buffet dinner will be catered by the university’s Dining and Catering Services. The dress is business casual.

Corporate tables are available for $125, which includes six tickets to the event. Individual tickets cost $25.

For more information, send an email to Ashlee Wishmyer at; Professor Cindy Vance at; or Professor Daniel Williams at

Holocaust memorial service scheduled for April 22 in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The 34th annual Holocaust Memorial Service for the Franklin County Area, sponsored by the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area, will be Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue, 209 E. King St. in Chambersburg.

The event will be led by Rabbi Jill Hackell of Congregation Sons of Israel.

Two descendants of Holocaust survivors will share family memories. Vern Baker, a U.S. Army veteran, will share memories of assisting in the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp.

The interfaith service will include hymns and scripture, as well as poems and memorial readings presented by area clergy and laypeople. Hackell will offer prayers for the departed and oversee the lighting of memorial candles for those who perished in the Holocaust.

Music and songs from the Jewish tradition, some composed during the Holocaust, will be sung by area ministers and the congregation. Dave Wenerd will serve as director of music.

Joining with the United Churches as co-sponsors are the Evangelical Fellowship of Cumberland Valley, the Chambersburg Ministerium and the Chambersburg Ministerial Alliance.

The service will be followed by a reception in the social hall of the synagogue.

For more information, call 717-264-2915.

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