Religion calendar

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Erin Thompson at (717) 248-6741 or by email at Items also may be faxed to (717) 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth St., 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.


Summer music

held during services

YEAGERTOWN — Yeagertown United Methodist Church will hold the following summer music performances at 9:15 a.m. during Sunday services:

¯July 22 — Tim Matthews

¯July 29 — Gracie Civitts

¯Aug. 5 — Rick Alderton

¯Aug. 12 – Anna Rowles

¯Aug. 19 – Miranda Shoop

¯Aug. 26 – Abby Traxler

Music offered during summer services

McVEYTOWN — Spring Run Church of the Brethren will hold the following summer music performances at 9:45 a.m., during Sunday services:

¯July 22 — Pine Glen Ensemble

¯July 29 — Tim and Duane

¯Aug. 5 — Kerry Fagan and Harper

¯Aug. 12 — Donna and Loren Rhodes

¯Aug. 19 — Praise band

¯Aug. 26 — Sharon Lawson

¯Sept. 2 — Shining Stars

¯Sept. 9 — Trillogy

¯Sept. 16 — Common Ground

¯Sept. 23 — Kathy and Xin

¯Sept. 30 — Tenesha DeArment

Guest presenters to speak in Port Royal

PORT ROYAL — Faith Bible Church, 317 E. 4th St., Port Royal will host a Friends of Israel Weekend July 21-22. The guest speaker will be Tom Simcox and his wife Lorna from Friends of Israel Ministry, located in Belimawr, New Jersey. The Saturday service begins at 7 p.m. Lorna will share her testimony and Tom will speak on pertinent issues facing Israel. Tom will share the ministry of Friends of Israel in the Sunday school hour at 9 a.m., then preach in the morning worship service at 10:15 a.m. A luncheon will follow morning worship. The public is invited to attend.

Speakers to present at Vira church

VIRA — Thiel and Andrea Kauffman will present a service of music and inspiration at 9 a.m., July 22, at the Little Valley Presbyterian Church in Vira.

Praise Singers

perform in Belleville

BELLEVILLE — Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, 81 Wagner St., Belleville, will host Praise Singers at 7 p.m., July 22. For more information, call (717) 436-8010.

Band to perform at Sunday service

McALISTERVILLE — Lebanon Valley Band will perform at Stony Run Mission Church, McAlisterville, at 2:30 p.m., July 22. There will be no evening service.

Mifflintown park to hold concert

MIFFLINTOWN — Friends in Christ will give a free concert at 6 p.m., July 22 at the Mifflintown Park, near the Juniata County Library. The group is made up of Tina Shirk, Brad Kerstetter and Joan Hassinger.

Bring lawn chairs and invite friends for a time or worship and enjoy the music. Meet at the bandshell and by the pavilion.

In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Family Ministry Center at the First Baptist Church, Route 35, Mifflintown. The Ministry Center is sponsoring the concert. For more information, call (717) 436-9261.

‘Compassion’ is

program theme

LEWISTOWN — First Baptist Church, Lewistown, will continue its summer Wednesday program at 6:30 p.m., July 25 with speaker Ann Kanagy.

The theme for July’s adult class is “Compassion for Children of Divorce and their parents.”

Kanagy, area coordinator for divorce care for kids, will share her story of compassion for children and parents of divorce. Following the presentation and discussion, interested persons may stay for intercessory prayers, games and refreshment.

Kanagy’s presentation will be “Divorce Care for Kids.” Kanagy has a long history of service to the community, serving as the former head of the United was, an administrator for the Lewistown Hospital, and an administrator for Belleville Mennonite School.

During her tenure as a Director of Children’s Ministries, Ann became very burdened with the emotional plight of children of separation and divorce. The syndicated program, “Divorce Care for Kids” was the answer for that need of so many children in our communities. This program will be launched this September in three locations here in Mifflin County.

The Children’s Program runs simultaneous with the Adult Program. July leaders are Ginnie Malcolm and Wanda McCullough, teachers in Mifflin County.

The program concludes at 8 p.m. For information, call (814) 380-1489.

Local church to host Patmos Worship

LEWISTOWN — Grace Covenant Church of Lewistown is hosting Patmos Worship July 29. Patmos Worship is a team of young adults with roots out of elms Bible Institute and College who are passionate about seeing lives changed for Christ. They have a heart for authentic worship, prayer and evangelism and believe people’s lives can be radically transformed to become more like Jesus.

Worship and ministry begins at 10 a.m. at 227 Washington Ave., Lewistown. For more information, call (717) 248-4579 or visit

Stony Run to move service location

McALISTERVILLE — Stony Run Mission will hold its evening service at 6 p.m. July 29 at Evendale Ball Field with Nottingham Four. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair. Services will be held at the church if it rains.

Chuch to host New Life Quartet

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, is hosting New Life Quartet at 10 a.m. July 29. New Life Quartet is a Southern Gospel group from Ohio. Music and worship will be in the pavillion, weather permitting. Music will be followed by a potluck picnic. Bring a lawn chair and a dish to share. The church will provide hot dogs and hamburgers. A free will offering will be accepted.

Hymn sing planned at Burnham church

BURNHAM — Windy Hill Bible Church will hold a hymn sing at 6 p.m. July 29.

Location of service changed

McALISTERVILLE –Stony Run Mission Church, McAlisterville, will hold its 6 p.m., July 29, service at the Evendale ball field with Nottingham Four. Bring lawn chairs. Services will be held at the church if it rains.

Church to celebrate 150th anniversary

BELLEVILLE — Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville will hold a celebration at noon Aug 10-12. There will be a bean soup and moon pie luncheon. Donations accepted. Weekend events will include, hymn sing on Friday and guest speakers John Sharp, Julia Spicher Kasdorf and Duane Kauffman. An Amish wedding feast will be held Saturday evening. Tickets are $15. Cookbooks and history booklets will be for sale and a quilt will be auctioned off. Visit or call (717) 935-2513 for more information.

Church to host movie night in August

REEDSVILLE — Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., will host a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The movie will be “I can only Imagine.” Refreshments will be served.

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 Erin Thompson at or (717) 248-6741, ext. 117. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion.