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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:
Today - 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.
Ascension Day service set for Beth-El church
BELLEVILLE - An Ascension Day service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beth-El Mennonite Church, 1150 Front Mountain Road, Belleville. The Rev. Loren Yoder, of Belleville, will be the speaker.
'Ascension' worship to be held Thursday
LEWISTOWN - A community Ascension Day service is set for 7 p.m. Thursday 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 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 to host hymn sing May 31
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.
Churches to present special music services
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 set to sing at local churches
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.
Church to celebrate Pentecost and family
BANNERVILLE - Bannerville Church of the Brethren will be celebrating Pentecost and the family during worship at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. June 8 at the church. A meal will be held after Sunday school.
Rev. Patterson to host Pentecost Sunday
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.
Messiah Lutheran to host professor of music
TROXELVILLE - Jim Hendricks, professor of music at Chicago State University, will perform a concert at 3 p.m. June 8 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Troxelville. The concert is hosted by the church and by the Middle Creek Valley Council of Churches. There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering will be taken. A reception and fellowship will be held after the concert in the social room. The building is handicap-accessible. Call Michelle Bixler at (570) 658-5300 for more information.
VDov family to be in concert on June 8
REEDSVILLE - The VDov family is scheduled to perform a concert at 6 p.m. June 8 at Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville.
The concert will be held outdoors, and desserts and drinks will be provided. A free-will offering will be received.
Local hymn sings to benefit health clinic
BELLEVILLE - Big Valley Community Hymn Sings is scheduled to be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. The schedule is as follows:
June 8 - University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College;
Aug. 10 - Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Belleville.
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. For more information about future hymn sings, call Mercer at 935-2327.
Special services set for Father's Day
BELLEVILLE - Special Father's Day services are set for 9:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 15 at Beth-El Mennonite Church, 1150 Front Mountain Road, Belleville. The Rev. Steve Yoder, from Floyd, Va., is scheduled to speak.
Niemond's church to host Heritage Day
RICHFIELD - Niemond's Independent Church is hosting its annual Heritage Day celebration beginning at 4:30 p.m. June 21 at the church, along Route 35 in Richfield. Free food will be available until 6 p.m. Local talent will perform and childrens' games will be offered from 6-7 p.m. A concert by Paradise Quartet will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Call 694-3700 or visit www.niemonds.org for more information.
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. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor's discretion.