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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. Saturday. Entry into the tournament is free and includes lunch. The winning team will receive two Amazon Fire Tablets. 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 at centreunion.church for a chance to win a set of cornhole boards. Registration is also available the day of the event.
Traxler to perform at Yeagertown UMC
YEAGERTOWN — Abby Traxler will perform at Yeagertown United Methodist Church at 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
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. 26 — Sharon Lawson
¯Sept. 2 — Shining Stars
¯Sept. 9 — Trillogy
¯Sept. 16 — Common Ground
¯Sept. 23 — Kathy and Xin
¯Sept. 30 — Tenesha DeArment
Thelma Bollinger to perform at Matamoras
MATAMORAS — Thelma Bollinger will offer special music at Matamoras United Methodist Church, off of 75, south of Port Royal, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
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 of children. The program will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 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 or text (717) 437-4946 or (717) 242- 1481.
St. Mark’s to hold service at Kish Park
LEWISTOWN — St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual Church in the Park service under the grey pavilion at Kish Park at 10 a.m. Sunday. Meat will be provided by the church. Bring a covered dish to share. The church will again host a blind auction. To participate, bring a small item and place it in a bag to be auctioned off.
Hymn sing to be held Sunday in Burnham
BURNHAM — Windy Hill Bible Church will hold a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Sunday.
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. 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. Tuesday. 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.
Juniata County Fair to hold worship service
PORT ROYAL — Juniata County Fair will hold a rain or shine worship service at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 2. The event will be held under a large tent located on the upper Juniata county Fairgrounds, located in the area of the George Settlemyer livestock building adjacent to 8th Street.
Juniata County ministerium members and pastors will lead the community worship service. Special music will be provided by combined Juniata High School and East Juniata High School students brass players. Bring a lawn chair.
It is suggested to arrive at 4 p.m. to secure a parking space. A free will offering will be collected to support the Juniata County Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels.
Individuals attending the worship service will receive reimbursement for fair admission following the completion of the event. Attending worship service members will simply exchange their fairgrounds admission ticket for cash reimbursement.
Sacred Heart to host Bible study
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 more information, call (717) 242-2781.
Revival Tent meetings held Sept. 6-8
LEWISTOWN — Revival Tent meetings featuring Remington Ryde will be at Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 3195 Back Maitland Road at 7 p.m. Sept 6 and 7 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8. There will be a free pig roast on Saturday. Meal at 5:30 p.m.
Food will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a 7 p.m. service to follow. Children’s ministry each night includes nursery through third grade. A love offering will be accepted. Bring a lawn chair. All are welcome. For more information call (717) 543-5249.
Pine Glen CMA hosts grief recovery group
LEWISTOWN — GriefShare, a faith-based grief recovery seminar and support group, will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m for 13 weeks, from Sept. 6 to Nov. 29. The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings at Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1058 state Route 103 north, Lewistown.
The group will be held by individuals who want to help you process pain and loss. You will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help recover from loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Seminar sessions include, “Is this normal,” “The challenges of grief,” “Grief and your relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.”
For more information, (717)-543-8968.
Biblical storytelling held at Kish Park
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.
Free movie night at Reedsville UMC
REEDSVILLE — “God’s not Dead: A Light in Darkness” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. 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.
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.
Intercession to be held
LEWISTOWN — The annual Service of Intercession will be held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Yizkor will be recited during the morning service for Yom Kippur at Wednesday, Sept. 19 and the morning service of Shemini Atzeret on Monday, Oct. 1.
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.
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.