Religion calendar

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Julianne Cahill at 248-6741 or by email at jcahill@lewistownsentinel. com. Items also may be faxed to 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items should arrive to The Sentinel by Wednesday afternoon for publication in the Saturday edition. Submissions will be published as space allows. The editor reserves the right to edit all submissions.


Orthodox Chapel to host

Nativity of Divine Liturgy

BEAVERTOWN — Nativity of Divine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Orthodox Christian Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 145 N. Kern St., Beavertown.

Joy Seekers group

resumes in January

LEWISTOWN — Joy Seekers Ladies Bible Study will not meet Monday or on Jan. 1. Meetings will resume at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at Lewistown Presbyterian Church, Third Street, Lewistown. More information: (717) 543-3324.

Dixie Melody Boys

to present concert

McALISTERVILLE — The Dixie Melody Boys, a southern gospel quartet, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville. A free-will offering will be lifted.

Lessons and carols service set for Dec. 31

LEWISTOWN — A lessons and carols service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown.

Trinity UMC hosting combined service

LEWISTOWN — Trinity United Methodist Church will host a combined service with Freedom Avenue UMC at 10 a.m., Dec. 31, at Freedom Avenue UMC.

Bring stuffed animals to ark-themed service

PORT ROYAL — A New Year’s Eve worship service is set for 10:45 a.m. Dec. 31 at Port Royal United Methodist Church. The event will have a Noah’s Ark theme, and children are encouraged to bring their stuffed animals.

Churches to combine, host MCHS cantare

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill and Milroy United Methodist churches will combine worship with Reedsville United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at Reedsville UMC, 60 E. Logan St., Reedsville. The churches will host the Mifflin County High School Cantare. A pot luck lunch will be held after worship.

JMS raising funds

for 2018 mission trip

McALISTERVILLE — Juniata Mennonite School will host a benefit concert beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at Bunkertown Church of the Brethren. The event will raise funds for the 2018 Jamaica mission trip.

Ministerium to host ecumenical worship

LEWISTOWN — The Lewistown Ministerium will host an ecumenical worship service at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at Lewistown Middle School. All area churches and residents are invited to participate.

Local pastors invited to submit messages

LEWISTOWN — The Sentinel invites area religious leaders to submit columns for “Professions of Faith” in the Sentinel’s weekly religion section. Interested individuals may contact Julianne Cahill at or 248-6741, ext. 127. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion.