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Bible lessons

Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER Abby Saner, second from left, assists, from left, Juliet Heidenrich, 5, Kash Lyter, 6, and C.J. Frye, 7, in making prayer boxes during Rolling River Rampage vacation bible school at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Mifflintown. Vacation bible school ...

Annual Island Grove Camp meeting slated for August

When you make the turn on to Doe Run Road across from the Mexico post office, you pass by a small grove of trees lined with old-fashioned cottages. Every year, during the first full week of August, those cottages are brought to life by families from all over the country. Island Grove brings ...

Local church seeks vendors for fall event

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville, will hold its first annual art and craft festival from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 6. Spaces are 16x16 and cost $20 each. Deposit is nonrefundable. Vendor must provide all necessary set up, tables, tent ...

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 ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com. Items also may be faxed to (717) 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items ...

Leap of faith

LEWISTOWN — Richard Groff felt a calling to the priesthood from a young age, but resisted the urge for many years. “My cousins and family were extremely supportive. Parishioners from my parish always said ‘we knew you were going to be a priest. We just didn’t know when.” Now, at ...

Churches prepare for Week of Caring

LEWISTOWN — Local churches are gearing up for Week of Caring — a week-long effort to provide manpower needed to complete home projects throughout Mifflin County. The event gives the church community the opportunity to connect with residents, said the Rev. Randy Hughes, pastor of First ...

Reluctant Christian

I want to introduce you to an Old Testament believer by the name of Jonah who did not make the All Star team. He never made the lists of names found in Hebrews chapter 11. In fact, in John 7:52, some Jews remarked that no prophet has ever come out of Galilee. Jonah did but apparently he was ...

Vacation Bible School

¯Maple Grove Mennonite Church, 115 Maple Grove Road, will hold Vacation Bible School 6 to 8 p.m. on July 25, Aug. 1 and 8. Ages 4 to fifth grade. Children will be served supper, starting at 6 p.m. The theme is Noah’s Ark. Call the church office at (717) 935-2513 to register. ¯Aldersgate ...

A letter to Mifflin County churches

Hello brothers and sisters in Christ. This letter has been sent to over 103 churches in Mifflin County and the surrounding area. We live in perilous times and are in major spiritual warfare in our region (Eph.6:12). Just take a look at the front page of The (Lewistown) Sentinel. Almost ...

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 ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com. Items also may be faxed to (717) 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Items should ...