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Philomel performances

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Philomel Club of Warren joined the Mozart Club of Jamestown, N.Y., at the Marvin House in Jamestown for music and fellowship. Chairperson Rosalind Hupp introduced the Warren Philomel performers who presented several classical pieces for the afternoon’s entertainment. Nancy Palmer, flutist, and Christine Kuntz, soprano, were both accompanied by pianist Joan Eighmey. A flute trio composed of Denise Pearson, Nancy Palmer and Rebecca Darbee then played several beautiful pieces to close the program. One audience member described the music as “exquisite on a beautiful day.”

A reception was hosted by members of the Mozart Club in the dining room following the musical program.

An afternoon meeting of Philomel will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the First Lutheran Church, Warren. Mary Donaldson will be chairperson. Philomel board members will provide light refreshments in the church Narthex. Members are encouraged to bring a friend to this performance.

New members, performing and non-performing, are welcome. Call Robert Merenick at 726-0143 for further information.

Fall Harvest of Praise

Fall Harvest of Praise, with Rex and Priscilla White, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Torpedo Community Church, Torpedo Rd. and Rt. 27 in Torpedo. There will be a free will offering for Rex and Priscilla. Refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Pastor Dave at (814) 654-7575.

Jill Kelly to speak

Jill Kelly will be speaking in the Warren area at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Praise Fellowship Church, located at 7451 Market Street, Russell. This event is free and open to the public.

Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author and the wife of retired Buffalo Bills Quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly.

On November 16, Jill will be sharing her testimony. She explains:

“I never really thought about miracles until I needed one. Actually, now that I think about it, I have desperately needed two miracles thus far in my life: one to save my son and the other to save my husband. Both received death sentences. My son suffered from a rare, genetic, fatal disease for which the doctors told us there was no treatment or cure. My husband was diagnosed with oral cancer that lurked dangerously close to his brain stem, giving him a mere 10 percent chance of survival. Both needed healing that lay well beyond human wisdom, medical resourcefulness, or anything this world has to offer. And both required a miracle to get it.

“God answered both of my miracle requests – one the way I had hoped and prayed for and the other the exact opposite way of what I had prayed for.”

Jill further explains the reason for her hope through her life’s trials and the reason you too can find hope, “the circumstances that have transpired in order to bring you to this season in your life do not define you. You are defined by your identity as a beloved child of God.”

Jill and Jim have shared their story all over the world and have appeared nationally on numerous television shows including: Fox & Friends, Hannity, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Discovery Channel, The 700 Club, Oprah, ESPN, Fox Sports, and others The Kelly family has also been invited to share their story via numerous speaking engagements throughout the years.

“Jill has encouraged me in my faith and journey,” said Event Coordinator Christin Borger. “I promise no matter your circumstances, you will be blessed by this event.”

For more information, call Christin at (814) 723-5030.

Seating is limited to the first 500 guests.

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