Religion calendar

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Summer music held during services

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

¯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:

¯Aug. 5-Kerry Fagan 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

UMC hosts special music through August

MATAMORAS — Matamoras United Methodist Church, Matamoras and Mountain Road, off of 75, south of Port Royal, will offer special music through August. Music will begin at 9:30 a.m.

¯Aug. 5 – Thelma Bollinger, Harry Erhard, Fred Foose

¯Aug. 12 – Tena Kauffman

¯Aug. 19 – Jeff Moore

¯Aug. 26 – Thelma Bollinger

Divine Healing is program theme

LEWISTOWN — First Baptist Church, 111 E. Third St., Lewistown, will continue its summer Wednesday program at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 8, with speaker, the Rev. James Schomer.

“Divine Healing and the Bible” is the topic for the 6:30 p.m. adult class. Schomer is founder of REV-FM RADIO in State College. He would not be alive today if it were not for the Lord’s divine healing in his behalf. Schomer has ministered in many area churches, directed the audio-technical staff at Penn State University and pioneered REV-FM RADIO in 2001. Schomer is a native of Lewistown and was a 1966 graduate of Chief Logan High School.

The children’s program runs simultaneous with the adult program. August leaders are Barbara and Phoebe Jones for ages 6 to 11. The program concludes at 8 p.m.

First Baptist Church is located across from The Bon Ton parking lot. For information, call Pastor Charlie Stump at (814) 380-1489.

Elder care planning workshop planned

MIFFLIN — McCoysville Presbyterian Church is hosting an Elder Care Planning workshop at 6 p.m., Aug. 6. The program is lead by Elder Law Attorney Ken Potter and will address how to pay for long-term medical care as well as methods of paying for long-term care, while preserving assets for loved ones, taxes, Medicaid and other implications of asset transfers.

Refreshments will be available. Those in attendance will be able to schedule free consultations.

To register, call (717) 463-3138. The church is located near the corner of McKinley Road and McCoysville Road.

Senior gatherings held in East Waterford

EAST WATERFORD — Faith United Methodist Church, Main Street, East Waterford, is continuing its twice monthly community outreach, The Senior Gathering. August’s meetings will be 9:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23. The Gathering will be filled with fun, activities, guest speakers and snacks.

To participate, enter at the fellowship door at the back of the church. For more information, call (717) 734-2330.

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.

Vesper service Sunday at Huntingdon Co. Fair

HUNTINGDON — The vesper service at the Huntingdon County Fair is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Midway Stage and Pavilion.

Paul Zook, Christian singer, song leader and praise and worship leader, will be the entertainment.

Music will be variety of contemporary Christian, praise and worship and southern gospel.

Reedsville church to host movie night

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.

Free backpacks for kids during service

LEWISTOWN — Aug. 12 is “Backpack Sunday” at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown. School-age children who attend worship that day will receive a free, fully stocked backpack. The service begins at 9:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Church Hill UMC to show movie

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville, will host a free outside movie night at 8 p.m. Aug. 18. The movie “Coco” will be shown. Games with a Mexican theme will be available from 6:30 to 8 p.m., prior to the movie. Refreshments will be served. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Centre Union to host cornhole tournament

YEAGERTOWN — Centre Union Church, 200 Greenwood Ave., Yeagertown, will host a youth cornhole tournament for students grades 7 to 12 beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 25. Entry into the tournament is free and includes lunch. The winning team will receive two Amazon Fire Tablets and the second place team will receive two bluetooth speakers. Giveaways will occur throughout the day and a 32 inch flat screen TV will be raffled off at the end of the event. Register before the event at for a chance to win a set of cornhole boards. Registration is also available the day of the event.

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.