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First Baptist to host Bible conference
MIFFLINTOWN - A Bible conference is scheduled for 7 p.m. today and 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, on Route 35, in Mifflintown. The featured speaker is Dr. David Clemens, who has been involved in a national and international Bible teaching ministry for more than 35 years. A potluck meal will be held after the 10:15 a.m. service in the Family Ministry Center at the church.
Fair-trade goods to be sold at St. Mark's
LEWISTOWN - The Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The sale helps skilled artisans in 38 countries receive a fair price for their products. Featured items include hand-loomed textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, toys and a variety of nativities. Items are marketed through Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit fair trade organization based in Akron, Pa. This year the sale is being held in conjunction with Artstock. There also will be fair trade coffee and homemade treats for sale. Call 248-8327 for more information.
Burnham church to host informal worship
BURNHAM - A time of informal worship will be held at 6 p.m. May 18 at Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church. There also will be a brief time for a devotion and prayer.
Daryl Willow leading worship at Parkview
LEWISTOWN - Daryl Willow will lead a worship and praise service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Church. A love offering will be received. Refreshments will be served.
White Memorial to host gospel concert
SIGLERVILLE - The White Memorial Congregationalist Church, in Siglerville, will host a gospel bluegrass concert by R.B. Powell at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Fundraising concert to be held Sunday
BELLEVILLE - The Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church will host the Thiel family in a fundraising concert to support the Brethren in Christ World Missions "Family to Family" project. The project helps relieve starvation in Zimbabwe.
The concert is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 81 Wagner St., Belleville. Proceeds go directly to the ministry. Call 436-8010 for more information.
Special meetings set for Way Bible Church
McVEYTOWN - The Way Bible Church has special meetings scheduled for May 21-25 at the church, 2777 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown. The following guests will speak:
May 21 - 7 p.m., the Rev. Nick Smith;
May 22 - 7 p.m., the Rev. Sam Stoey;
May 23 - 7 p.m., the Rev. Vaughn Kanagy;
May 24 - 7 p.m., the Rev. Bernard Carpenter;
May 25 - 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Jerry Wise Jr.; 6:30 p.m., the Rev. William Wollett.
Call (814) 542-8254 for more information.
GCC to host night of worship May 21
LEWISTOWN - A Night of Worship with Patmos Worship is set for 7 p.m. May 21 at Grace Covenant Church, 205 Washington Ave., Lewistown. Patmos Worship is a team of young adults who are passionate about seeing lives changed for Christ. A free-will offering will be received for the team. For more information, call the church at 248-4579 or visit www.gcclewistown.com. To learn more about Patmos Worship, visit www.elim.edu/patmos-worship.
Joy Seekers will not meet Memorial Day
LEWISTOWN - Joy Seekers Bible Study soon is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The study meets weekly at 6 p.m. on Monday evenings at Danny's Restaurant, on the square in Lewistown. The group's focus is relationship building and encouraging participants through the study of scripture. Joy Seekers will not meet on Memorial Day. Meetings will resume on June 2.
Ascension Day service set for Rhodes church
LEWISTOWN - A community Ascension Day service is set for 7 p.m. May 29 at Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Margaret Patterson is the guest speaker. Special music will be an organ and piano duet by Dottie Isenberg and Marcie Barber and the Together in Praise choir. Refreshments will be served after the service. Call 248-1897 for more information.
Light Ministries to host Rev. Todd Levin
LEWISTOWN - The Rev. Todd Levin, missionary, evangelist and Bible teacher, is the special guest scheduled for 6 p.m. May 31 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 1 at Light Ministries Church, 181 Caldwell Hill Road, Lewistown. Light Ministries is associated with Rhema Bible Church, in Tulsa, Okla. A free-will offering will be received.
New Life Assembly
to host hymn sing
MIFFLINTOWN - A hymn sing is set for 7 p.m. May 31 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 1578 Cedar Springs Road, Mifflintown. Call 436-8174 for more information.
Special music set for Yeagertown, Rhodes
YEAGERTOWN - Yeagertown United Methodist Church and Rhodes Memorial Church will host special music during services this summer. The following guests will present music at 9:15 a.m. at Yeagertown UMC, on Mann Avenue in Yeagertown:
June 8 - Harpist Mary Hackenberger;
June 15 - Vocalist Jane Piper;
June 22 - Vocalist Chloe Woods;
June 29 - Flutist Marti Davis.
Hartsock singing in local performances
LEWISTOWN - Dave Hartsock, country gospel singer, has three local performances planned for the month of June:
June 1 - 10 a.m., at the Locust Campground, Lewistown;
June 14 - 7 p.m. at Alfarata Coffeehouse, St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown;
June 29 - 8:30 a.m., Millerstown United Methodist Church, Millerstown.
'Shining Stars' to sponsor hymn sing
McVEYTOWN - A hymn sing will be held at 7 p.m. June 1 at Spring Run Church of the Brethren, 6712 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown. The event is sponsored by the Shining Stars Sunday School Class. Tim Dunmire will serve as song leader, and Kathy Hartley will be the pianist. Refreshments will be served. A free-will offering will be received.
Pentecost Sunday to be held on June 8
LEWISTOWN - A celebration of Pentecost Sunday with the Rev. David Patterson is set for 10 a.m. June 8 at Light Ministries Church, 181 Caldwell Hill Road, Lewistown. Light Ministries is associated with Rhema Bible Church, in Tulsa, Okla. A free-will offering will be received.
Local hymn sings to benefit health clinic
BELLEVILLE - Big Valley Community Hymn Sings are scheduled to be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. The next event is scheduled for Jun 8 at University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College.
An offering will be received for the Central Pennsylvania Clinic for Special Children and Adults. Donations are tax deductible and will be matched by the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Pastors invited to write columns
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 Julianne Cahill, religion editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-6741, ext. 127.