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held during services
YEAGERTOWN — Yeagertown United Methodist Church will hold the following summer music performances at 9:15 a.m. during Sunday services:
¯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. 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
Special music featured through August
MATAMORAS — Matamoras United Methodist Church, south of Port Royal, will offer special music through the month of August. Music will begin at 9:30 a.m.
¯Aug. 19 — Jeff Moore
¯Aug. 26 — Thelma Bollinger
Church Hill UMC to show movie
REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, 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 6:30 to 8 p.m., prior to the movie. Refreshments will be served. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Benefit dinner held for mission trip
McVEYTOWN — Centre Union Church will host a spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m., Aug. 18, at the McVeytown Firehouse. The dinner will
be donation only and benefit a mission trip to Mexico
First Assembly hosts Church Festival
MOUNT UNION — First Assembly of God Church, 609 N. Jefferson St., will host a Church Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18.
Attendees can enjoy music, food, vendors and more. Musical entertainment includes: John Gibson, Trena Figard, Tonya Stoner, hymn sing-along and more. Local vendors will have products for sale. Kids activities such as Bible stories, crafts and face painting will be available. There will also be food and baked goods. The day ends with local youth competing in a lip sync competition.
Senior gatherings held in East Waterford
EAST WATERFORD — Faith United Methodist Church, Main Street, is continuing its twice monthly community outreach, The Senior Gathering. August’s meetings will be 9:30 a.m. to noon, 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.
Centre Union to host cornhole tournament
YEAGERTOWN — Centre Union Church, 200 Greenwood Ave., Yeagertown, will host a youth cornhole tournament for 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 centreunion.church for a chance to win a set of cornhole boards. Registration is also available the day of the event.
Workshop to help
BELLEVILLE — Locust Grove Mennonite Church will hold Trauma-Drama, a workshop to help educators, social workers, children’s ministry leader and parents understand the role of trauma that contributes to actions/reactions in the daily lives of children in the classroom, community and home. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 in the New Life Church Cafe, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, and includes a multi-session DVD and discussion series using Author Heather Forbes’ “Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to helping Challenging Children in the Classroom.
Cost is $10 plus optional workshop materials, Help for Billy book and outline notes. Act 48 credit is available for an additional $5.
Fees are payable at the workshop. Lunch and snacks will be provided. For more information or to reserve a space, call (717) 437-4946 or (717) 242- 1481.
Hymn sing scheduled in Burnham
BURNHAM — Windy Hill Bible Church will hold a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Aug. 26.
Neighborhood picnic set for Aug. 26
LEWISTOWN — Parkview Church of the Brethren, Parcheytown Road near Deihl’s Flowers, will host a neighborhood picnic at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 26. Chicken and beverages will be provided. Covered dishes are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. All are invited to attend the 10 a.m. worship service prior to the picnic.
Good Shepherd Club to begin Aug. 28
YEAGERTOWN — Children from kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend Yeagertown United Methodist Church for Good Shepherd Club. Sessions will be held Tuesdays as long as there is a full day of school that day, starting at 4 p.m., Aug. 28. Refreshments will be served followed by a Biblical lesson and craft or game. Children will enjoy time with Pastor Rachel Horst. The session closes at 5 p.m.
Sacred Heart to host Bible study Sept. 4
LEWISTOWN — Adults Bible Study will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Parish office at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lewistown, 9 N. Brown St. The class will study the book of Job. Participants may pick up books at the Parish office or get them the first night of Bible study. A $20 donation for the cost of materials is appreciated. For information, call (717) 242-2781.
Free movie night at Reedsville UMC
REEDSVILLE — “God’s not Dead: A Light in Darkness” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9 at Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., Reedsville. The movie will be free to the public. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
“God’s not dead: A light in darkness” is a powerful reminder that in all circumstances, we are called to be a light for Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope. A church destroyed. A congregation silenced. A relationship shattered. Yet even in life’s darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope. After a deadly fire rips through St. James Church, Hadleigh University leaders use the tragedy to push the congregation off campus, forcing the church to defend its rights and bringing together estranged brothers for a reunion that opens old wounds and forces them to address the issues that pulled them apart.
Kish Park hosts
LEWISTOWN — Bob Booz, of Centre County, will present his Biblical storytelling program on Sept. 9. Join the Rhodes Memorial and Yeagertown United Methodist churches at the green pavilion at Kish Derry Park. Coffee hour will begin at 10 a.m. and the service starts at 11 a.m., followed by a meal.
Gospel concert held at Middleburg church
MIDDLEBURG — St. Paul’s (Erdley’s) Lutheran Church, 2337 Erddley Church Road, Middleburg, will hold an outdoor gospel concert in the picnic grove on Sept. 9. Saving Grace will perform at 2 p.m. and Eastern Gate will perform at 4 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Refreshments will be served. If it rains, the event will be held inside. For information, call (570) 374-5535.
Performance held in Bannerville
BANNERVILLE — Jeremy Goodling will perform at the Bannerville Christian Missionary Alliance at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23. All are welcome.
Correspondence course offered
LEWISTOWN — World Bible School correspondence courses will be offered through Lewistown Church of Christ. Anyone interested may email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write 301 South Pine St., Lewistown.
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 email@example.com or (717) 248-6741, ext. 117. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion.