Friday, September 18, 2020

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Download the Song Lyrics for This Week

Teaching by Sister Bernadette Beamsley, DLJC

Sr. Bernadette Beamsley will be teaching on “The Great Awakening.” 

Come and be inspired by the Word of God!

Worship Led by "Living Praise"

“Living Praise” is a Music Ministry Worship Team founded on the call to worship the Lord through song and praise. We strive to bring an inspiring spirit of worship wherever we sing, inviting all to become “living praise” for the Lord with us.

You can learn more about Living Praise at their website.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come to the weekly Festival of Praise?

This event is open to all people of goodwill!

Bring your kids, your neighbor, your prayer group, your Pastor… We look forward to worshiping with you!

What is the location of The Ark and The Dove?

10745 Babcock Blvd, Gibsonia, PA 15044 USA

What guidelines are we expected to follow for covid-19 precautions?

At this time, we are daily reviewing the announcements given by the State of Pennsylvania and the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
To the best of our knowledge, The Ark and The Dove is in full compliance with the guidelines that have been stated as of June 4, 2020. 
These guidelines will be developed as changes are announced by government and Church authorities. 

As of June 4, 2020:

  • Social Distancing: When you come to The Ark and The Dove for the Festival of Praise, please be aware that this is a fully outdoor event. We request that all people present maintain social distancing of at least 6ft (not including members of your own household). 
  • Do I need to wear a mask?  Please bring a mask with you if you plan to use the restroom facilities at The Ark and The Dove.
    As this is an outdoor event, masks are not required to be worn outside at this time. However, we encourage you to wear a mask if you are considered high-risk for contagious diseases and viruses. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK if you are inside any of the buildings at The Ark and The Dove (including restrooms). 
  • If you are feeling unwell please stay home and consult your physician.
  • At this time, the buildings at The Ark and The Dove will remain locked on Friday evenings, with the exception of one restroom. The restroom has hand sanitizer and disinfecting cleaning wipes for your use.  
I am coming in person for this event. Do I need to sign up ahead of time?

Registration is not required!

We do have an email list for the Friday Festivals of Praise, which we encourage you to sign up for here.

If you are on that email list, you will receive any emails with weather cancellations and other important information.  

Where should I park?

We will have 2-3 volunteers who will greet you upon arrival and direct you where to park.
Please note that our parking spaces here are limited. If you are able to carpool with others, please do. 

Is this event free of charge?

This event is free of charge. We will be taking up a free-will offering each week, which will directly support the mission of The Ark and The Dove.

If you would like to make your free will offering online, please click here. 

How will I know if there is a weather cancellation?

We hope to post at the top of this page if we have a weather cancellation.

Also, we will be sending out an email to those who register for the “Festival of Praise email list” which we encourage you to sign up for here.

If you are on that email list, you will receive any emails with weather cancellations and other important information.  

What should I bring with me?
  • A heart ready to worship
  • Bug spray and sunscreen, if needed
  • Water (especially if it is hot outside)
  • a lawn chair or blanket- this event will be held on the grassy lawn
  • your smartphone or device- to receive the worship lyrics for singing along!
  • We encourage you to bring your friends and loved ones as well
  • Any financial contribution that you would like to make during the free-will offering.
I am a local worship leader and would like to lead a Festival of Praise. What next?

Contact us at

I heard this event is live-streamed, but I am not comfortable being filmed. If I participate in-person, does that mean I will have to be featured on the live stream?

At this time, we do not intend to include the congregation in the live-stream view. The camera will be directly pointed at the worship team.

I have a question that is not on this list. How can I contact you?

We would love to hear from you!

Please email us at or call us at 724-444-8055. 


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