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CROP walk scheduled for Juniata County
MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata County Ministerium is still looking for a coordinator for the Juniata County CROP Walk. Interested individuals should call Graham Fowler at 463-3138.
The 2014 CROP Walk will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Walker Township Park. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Everyone organization interested in walking is asked to pick up an information packet at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Licking Creek.
Public encouraged to learn about church
LEWISTOWN - Father William M. Weary, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Lewistown, and St. Jude Thaddeus Church, Mifflintown, invites area residents to investigate the Catholic church. Classes to join the church begin in the fall, but an initial conversation with the pastor is encouraged. Call Weary at 242-2781 for more information. There is no obligation to continue full membership.
35th bluegrass concert today in Belleville
LEWISTOWN - The 35th Annual Big Valley Bluegrass Gospel Concert and Ice Cream Social is set for 6 p.m. today at Belleville Mennonite School. Three bluegrass acts will perform: Randy French's group, Dry Bones Revival and The Tussey Mountain Moonshiners. The ice cream social will feature desserts contributed by guests and ice cream with sundae toppings. The Unusual Suspects String Band will play old-time gospel and support local gospel singers to conclude the evening.
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:
Sunday - YUM men's choir;
July 13 - George Birse, Charles Phillips and others;
July 20 - William Billett;
July 27 - Thiel family.
Church celebrating Independence Day
SIGLERVILLE - The White Memorial Congregationalist Church will hold an Independence Day program on Sunday. Regular worship is set for 9:30-10:15 a.m., and "Faith of Our Fathers," a special presentation, is set for 10:15-10:40 a.m. The video presentation will talk about how the Christian faith inspired America's founders to craft the Declaration of Independence. Re-enactors from the fifth battalion of the Cumberland County Militia will be in attendance. A picnic lunch is scheduled to be held after worship.
Grove Memorial UMC hosting special music
LEWISTOWN - The following musical guests will perform during worship services set for 10:45 a.m. weekly on Sundays at Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, in Lewistown:
Sunday - Mackenzie McCarter;
July 13 - Linda Mohler;
July 20 - Molly Sellers;
July 27 - Rick Alderton.
Mifflintown church hosting day camp
MIFFLINTOWN - A summer day camp, sponsored by Centre Lutheran Church in partnership with Camp Mount Luther, is set to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at the church, in Mifflintown. Children who have complete kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome. Day camp includes games, sports, Bible study, singing, crafts and worship. For more information or to register, call 436-8916 before July 1. A fee of $10 is due with registration. Financial aid is available.
Joy Seekers meeting to study outdoors
LEWISTOWN - Joy Seekers Bible Study will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday in Aldi's parking lot to carpool and travel to an outdoor location for Bible study. Regular meetings will continue to be held at 6 p.m. weekly on Mondays at Danny's Restaurant in Lewistown. Call 543-3324 for more information.
Niemond's hosting concert with quartet
RICHFIELD - Niemond's Independent Church will host a concert with Cross Over quartet, of Mahaffey, at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. July 12 at the church. Call 694-3700 or visit www.niemonds.org for more information.
Chiz Rider performing at local campground
LEWISTOWN - Chiz Rider will be in concert at 10 a.m. July 13 in the Canal House at Waterside Campground, in Lewistown. Rider is one of America's foremost professional trumpeters, touring and recording artists. He released his ninth album, "Live Worship," in 2011. Rider is performing with a newly-designed concert that incorporates a high-impact light show and large-screen video enhancement. Free admission.
Church service to kick off Dutch Days
RICHFIELD - A church service will kick off Dutch Days at 7 p.m. July 13 in Richfield. Visit www.dutchdays.com for more information.
Summer Art Camp set for Mifflintown
MIFFLINTOWN - Summer Art Camp is set to be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 14 to 16 at Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Mifflintown. There will be two classes held: Drawing Skills, for ages 13 and older, and Children's Painting and Drawing Class, for ages 6-12. Registration cost is $5 for all three days. To register, call 734-2122 or email email@example.com.
'Unusual Supects' to perform at Lake Park
LEWISTOWN - R.B. Powell and family, an instrumental group known as "Unusual Suspects" is scheduled to perform during the 10:45 a.m. worship service on July 20 at Lake Park United Methodist Church. The church is located on the corner of West Fourth Street and Crystal Springs Ave.
First Baptist hosting community picnic
MIFFLINTOWN - First Baptist Church will host a Sunday School Picnic, beginning with a concert by the Skyline Boys at 4 p.m. July 27 at the Mifflintown Park. A picnic meal will be held after the concert. Hot dogs and rolls will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring a hot and cold dish to share. Guests also should bring beverages, place settings and lawn chairs for their own family. A ball game will be held after the meal. Bring your own equipment.
If it rains, the picnic will be moved to the Family Ministry Center at First Baptist Church, on Route 35, one mile north of Mifflintown.
Local hymn sing to benefit health clinic
BELLEVILLE - A Big Valley Community Hymn Sing is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, in 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 at 935-2327.
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.