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.


Ministerium to host Gospel concert

MOUNT UNION äPastor Adam Shawver in conjunction with Mount Union Ministerium will be having a Gospel/Christian concert at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Solid Rock Church Wellness Center. Special music will be provided by Paul Zook and friends.

The event is open to the public. There is no charge, but a free will offering will be accepted. Homemade ice cream, pies, hot dogs, cookies and other refreshments will be served.

Schrader UMC to host special speaker

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

Nov. 17 — Charles Carolus

Nov. 24 — Eric Packard

First Baptist to host conference

MIFFLINTOWN — 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.

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. The group will make an essential oil diffuser bracelet to take home and also give one to a 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. Childcare is provided for infants to age 5, with activities for their age group. The church is located in Oakland Mills.

Goodling to perform at Bannerville CMA

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

Holiday teas held 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.

Windy Hill hosts hymn sing Nov. 24

BURNHAM — Windy Hill Bible Church in Burnham will host its monthly hymn sing from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 24 with fellowship and snacks to follow.

Goodling to perform in McAlisterville

McALISTERVILLE — Jeremy Goodling will perform at Stony Run Mission Church, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville, at 6 p.m., Dec. 1.

Church Hill to host kid’s activity night

REEDSVILE ä Church Hill United Methodist Church will hold Kids Activity Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

Counselor to speak on relationships

MIFFLINTOWN — LIFT, Ladies in Fellowship Together, will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Lost Creek Mennonite Church for the workshop, Hope in the Journey.

Professional counselor from Hope in the Journey Counseling Center, Diane Raudensky, will share with us Christ-centered guidance on relationships.

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. The church is located in Oakland Mills.


Presbyterian hosts tea

McCOYSVILLE — McCoysville Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Christmas Tea at 1 p.m. Dec. 7.

This year’s tea will feature Jodi Strawser, of McAlisterville, who will be showing wedding dresses and inviting attendees to see them as symbols of our own lives in Christ. The Women of the Church will be serving a variety of teas and desserts. This event is free and open to the public.

Reedsville UMC to host movie night

REEDSVILLE — “The Christmas Shoes” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Reedsville United Methodist Church for a free movie night. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Christmas tea offered at Lost Creek

MIFFLINTOWN — LIFT, Ladies in Fellowship Together, will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Lost Creek Mennonite Church for a Christmas tea.

Christmas program slated Dec. 13

McALISTERVILLE –A Christmas program will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville.

March for Life bus trip planned

MILLERSTOWN — Heartbeat Community Services Inc. will host a bus trip to the 2020 March for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 24, 2020.

The bus will leave promptly at 6:30 am from the Millerstown Community Building (the concessions building for the carnival) and return home between 10:30 and11 p.m. Bring a packed lunch.

A restroom/coffee stop will be made on the way as well as a dinner stop at Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse in Maryland on the way home.

Meals at both stops will be the responsibility of the attendee. Dress in plenty of layers. Pastor Wyatt Taylor, of Turkey Valley Methodist Church, will be the group leader. The cost of the trip is $40 for adults. No charge for teenagers.

Checks should be made payable to Heartbeat Community Services, Inc and mailed to P.O. Box 25, Millerstown, PA 17062. For information, call (717) 589-7208.

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.


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