Religion calendar

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Music offered during summer services

YEAGERTOWN — Yeagertown United Methodist Church will hold the following summer music performances at 9:15 a.m. during Sunday services:

¯Aug. 12 — Anna Rowles

¯Aug. 19 — Miranda Shoop

¯Aug. 26 — Abby Traxler

Church services feature performances

McVEYTOWN — Spring Run Church of the Brethren will hold the following summer music performances at 9:45 a.m., during Sunday services:

¯Aug. 12 — Donna and Loren Rhodes

¯Aug. 19 — Praise band

¯Aug. 26–Sharon Lawson

¯Sept. 2 — Shining Stars

¯Sept. 9 — Trillogy

¯Sept. 16 — Common Ground

¯Sept. 23–Kathy and Xin

¯Sept. 30–Tenesha DeArment

Special music through August in Matamoras

MATAMORAS — Matamoras United Methodist Church, Matamoras and Mountain Road, off of 75, south of Port Royal, will offer music through August beginning at 9:30 a.m.

¯Aug. 12 — Tena Kauffman

¯Aug. 19 — Jeff Moore

¯Aug. 26 — Thelma Bollinger

Divine Healing is program theme

LEWISTOWN — First Baptist Church, Lewistown, 111 E. Third St, will continue its Wednesday summer program at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 15 with speaker Pastor Charlie Stump.

“Divine Healing and the Bible” is the topic for the adult class. Stump is a retired news director and afternoon host for WTLR and WQJU, State College. He has been ministering in divine healing ministry since revival came to his church in 1972. His favorite authors in healing ministry are Father Francis McNutt and Dr. Albert Simpson. His topic will be “Twelve reasons people are not healed.”

A program runs simultaneous with the adult program. August leaders are Barbara and Phoebe Jones for ages 6 to 11. The program concludes at 8 p.m.

First Baptist Church is located across from The Bon Ton parking lot. The program concludes at 8 p.m.. For information, call Pastor Charlie Stump at (814) 380-1489.

Reedsville church to host movie night

REEDSVILLE — Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., will host a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The movie will be “I can only Imagine.” Refreshments will be served.

Service features backpacks for kids

LEWISTOWN — Aug. 12 will be “Backpack Sunday” at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown. Every school-age child who attends worship that day will receive a free, fully stocked backpack. The service begins at 9:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Church Hill UMC to show movie

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, will host a free outside movie night at 8 p.m. Aug. 18. The movie “Coco” will be shown. Games with a Mexican theme will be available from 6:30 to 8 p.m., prior to the movie. refreshments will be served. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Church to celebrate 150th anniversary

BELLEVILLE — Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville will hold a celebration at noon, Aug 10-12. There will be a bean soup and moon pie luncheon. Donations accepted. Weekend events will include, hymn sing on Friday and guest speakers John Sharp, Julia Spicher Kasdorf and Duane Kauffman. An Amish wedding feast will be held Saturday evening. Tickets are $15. Cookbooks and history booklets will be for sale and a quilt will be auctioned off. Visit or call (717) 935-2513 for more information.

Benefit dinner held for mission trip

McVEYTOWN — Centre Union Church will host a spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m., Aug. 18 at the McVeytown Firehouse. The dinner will be donation only and benefit a mission trip to Mexico in November.

First Assembly hosts Church Festival

MOUNT UNION — First Assembly of God Church, 609 N. Jefferson St., will host a Church Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18.

Attendees can enjoy music, food, vendors and more. Musical entertainment includes: John Gibson, Trena Figard, Tonya Stoner, hymn sing-along and more. Local area vendors will have products for sale. Kids activities such as Bible stories, crafts and face painting will be available. There will also be food and baked goods available. The day ends with local youth competing in a lip sync competition.

Church picnic to feature music

MOUNT UNION — The Assembly of God Church, 609 N. Jefferson St., Mount Union, will host a church picnic 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. There will be music, food, vendors and more. Music entertainment includes Bob and Donna Piper, Paul Zook, Eric Armstrong, Trena Figard, Erica Wilson, John Gibson, Tonya Stoner, Linda Shope, a sing-a-long and more. Local vendors will have products for sale. Kids activities include Bible stories, a youth lip sync competition and crafts. Food and baked goods will be available. The kitchen will be open.

Senior gatherings held in East Waterford

EAST WATERFORD — Faith United Methodist Church, Main Street, East Waterford, is continuing its twice monthly community outreach, The Senior Gathering. August’s meetings will be 9:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 23. The Gathering will be filled with fun, activities, guest speakers and snacks.

To participate, enter at the fellowship door at the back of the church. For more information, call (717) 734-2330.

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. Aug. 25. Entry into the tournament is free and includes lunch. The winning team will receive two Amazon Fire Tablets and 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 before the event at for a chance to win a set of cornhole boards. Registration is also available the day of the event.

Workshop to help understand trauma

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 in the daily lives of children in the classroom, community and home. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 25 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.

Hymn sing scheduled at Burnham church

BURNHAM — Windy Hill Bible Church will hold a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Aug. 26.

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., Aug. 28. 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.

Sacred Heart to host Bible study

LEWISTOWN — Adult Bible Study will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Parish office at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 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.

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.

Faith preschool registration accepted

McALISTERVILLE — Faith preschool at Bunkertown Church of the Brethren is still accepting registration for the 2018-19 year.

The preschool is open to any child 4 years of age or younger as of Sept. 1.

Cost is $25. For more information, call (717) 463-3572.

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 or (717) 248-6741, ext. 117. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion.