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 should arrive to The Sentinel by Wednesday afternoon for publication in the Saturday edition. Submissions will be published as space allows. The editor reserves the right to edit all submissions.


Mt. Zion to host

revival service

MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS — Revival services will be held today and Sunday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Dressler’s Ridge Road, near Knousetown. Snacks will be available at 6:45 p.m. and the service begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be guest speakers and special music. All are welcome.

Turkey dinner to

benefit homeless

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville, will host a turkey dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday or until sold out. The dinner is by donation and all are welcome to come. Proceeds from the meal will benefit Mifflin County School District’s Homeless Children fund. Takeout is available.

Calvary church hosts Fall Festival

LEWISTOWN — Calvary Bible Church will host a Fall Festival 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center on Nov. 2. There will be games, activities and a free lunch that includes, soups, hot dogs and more. For information, call (717) 248-5409.

Church offers

GriefShare session

LEWISTOWN –Pine Glen Alliance Church will hold a Grief Share session to help those dealing with the loss of a loved one during the holidays. The session will offer support and encouragement during the holidays.

The event will he held 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday at Pine Glen Alliance Church, 1058 state Route 103 N., Lewistown.

Lewistown Alliance hosts Chiz Rider

LEWISTOWN — Trumpet player Chiz Rider will perform at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Lewistown Alliance Church, 50 Hudson Avenue.

Schrader UMC to host special speaker

REEDSVILLE — Schrader United Methodist Church will host the following Sunday speakers at 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 3 — Bernard Carpenter

Nov. 10 — John Hughes

Nov. 17 — Charles Carolus

Nov. 24 — Eric Packard

Men’s chorus to

present program

LEWISTOWN — The Bunkertown Men’s Chorus will present a program at the Mattawana Mennonite Church at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The performance will be its last worship for its 85th anniversary year.

A variety of a cappella selections including familiar standards of four-part harmony along with lesser-known melodies will be performed. Additionally, four of the men will lead hymns as a brass quartet.

All are welcome. For more information, call (717) 463-3484.

Milroy UMC to host yard and bake sale

MILROY — Milroy United Methodist Church, 91 S. Main St., Milroy, will host a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9.

Bunkertown church to host concert

McALISTERVILLE — Gold City will perform at Bunkertown Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. A free will offering will be taken the night of the concert. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Annual ministry

concert held

McALISTERVILLE — Jeremy Goodling hosting his annual ministry concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Bunkertown Brethren Church near McAlisterville. Goodling, who has been singing gospel music throughout Central Pennsylvania for nearly 30 years, will be joined by his daughters, The Goodling Girls and Carlisle gospel singer Randy Simpson. The concert is free to the public. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call (717) 463-2063 or visit www.jeremygoodling.com.

Thankoffering service held Nov. 10

MIFFLINTOWN — Messiah Lutheran of Mifflintown will hold its annual Thankoffering service on Nov. 10, with the Rev. Erin Bovendam as a guest speaker. A congregational meal with follow in the fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish if you are able. The congregation is also asked to bring items for the food pantry between now and the service. A $20 donation will purchase one complete meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Reedsville UMC to host movie night

REEDSVILLE –Reedsville United Methodist Church will hold a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

The film shown will be “A Box of Faith.”

First Baptist to host conference

MIFFLINTOWN ä First Baptist of Mifflintown, state Route 35, on mile north of Mifflintown, will host a Creation Conference with Mike Snavely Nov. 16 and 17.

On at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a seminar, “Grand Canyon, The Puzzle on the Plateau” will be held. Nursery care will be provided.

At 8 and 10:30 a.m., a seminar, “God’s Way or Man’s Way?” will be provided.

At 9:15 a.m., a combined teen and adult seminar, “Mission Imperative Ministry Update and Question and Answer will be provided.

At 7 p.m., “The Serpent,’ will be provided. Nursery care will be available during this time.

Mike Snavely was reared in rural South Africa, the son of missionaries. After graduating from college in Minnesota in 1979, he returned to South Africa to work for the National Parks Service. Following this, he began a career as an African wildlife artist. In 1985 he married Carrie Baum who grew up near Hershey. In 1986 they returned to South Africa and taught at Durban Bible College. Since returning to the United States, they’ve developed the ministry Mission: Imperative! teaching creation subjects in seminar format, using nature and wildlife as a basis. 

Bannerville CMA to host Jeremy Goodling

McCLURE — Jeremy Goodling will perform at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Bannerville Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Women’s group to meet at Lost Creek

MIFFLINTOWN — LIFT, Ladies in Fellowship Together, will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at Lost Creek Mennonite Church for a workshop on Gift on the Magi and diffuser bracelet. Attendees will join Wendy Kerstetter in learning about the Gifts of the Magi that were given to Jesus as a baby. We will be making a beautiful essential oil diffuser bracelet to take home and also give one to our LIFT childcare workers. A $10 fee will help cover expenses for the event.

LIFT is a joy-filled time of fellowship. Attendees can bring a friend or neighbor. Childcare is provided for infants to age 5, with activities for their age group. church is located in Oakland Mills.

First Baptist to host patriotic service

MIFFLINTOWN — The First Baptist Church of Juniata County, 1 mile North of Mifflintown on Route 35, will hold its annual patriotic service honoring Military at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

Special guest speaker is Chaplain (Maj.) Jonathan W. Anderson, who is currently serving as the Group Command Chaplain for the 902nd Military Intelligence Group in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Veterans will be honored. Invite your friends and family to attend.

Holiday teas offered

in Port Royal

PORT ROYAL — The annual Port Royal Community Holiday Teas will be held in the social room of the Port Royal Lutheran Church. The Thanksgiving Tea will be at 10 a.m. Nov.21 and will include a short devotional, special music and fellowship for busy women preparing for the holiday season.

The Christmas Tea will be celebrated on Dec. 12 and will also include a Christmas Musicale performed by a Brass Ensemble from Juniata High School.

International gift sale comes to Mifflintown

MIFFLINTOWN — Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown, will host the 25th annual Fair Trade Gift Sale will be held 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23. A bake sale will be held Friday and Saturday to help defray cost to ship items.

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