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Schrader UMC to host special speakers
REEDSVILLE — Schrader UMC will host the following speakers during its 8:30 a.m. services:
¯Feb. 16 — Bradley Kauffman
¯Feb. 23 — Molly Phillips
Locust Grove to host ‘Team Kid’
BELLEVILLE — Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, for the spring session of Team Kid for prekindergarten to sixth graders.
There will be Bible stories, playing games and eating snack. The group will meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18, March 3 and March 17.
Participants are asked to bring their Bibles and friends.
Register: www.locustgrovemc.org or fill out a paper registration sheet in the church’s lobby.
8-week Bible study
REEDSVILLE ä Church Hill UMC will host a Bible study from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. each Thursday beginning Feb. 13. The Life and Ministry of the Messiah studies the teachings of Jesus as he travels toward the cross. All are welcome.
St. Jude to host Lenten dinners
MIFFLINTOWN ä The Knights of Columbus of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 3918 William Pen Highway, Mifflintown. will serve fish dinners in the church social hall on Friday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 through April 3 for Lent.
The all-you-can-eat meal includes fried and baked fish, popcorn shrimp, fried clams, French fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, corn, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, puddings and a selection of desserts.
Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for ages and free for ages 5 and under. Information: (908) 892-0271.
Milroy church to show ‘Overcomer’
MILROY — Journey Church, 283 Broad Street, will host a free movie night at 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Refreshments and child care will be provided. The film “Overcomer” will be shown.
Methodist men to host Lenten breakfasts
LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Men’s Lenten Breakfasts, sponsored by the Methodist Men of Mifflin County, will be held at 7:30 a.m. each Saturday during the Lenten season on the following dates and locations:
¯Feb 22 — First Methodist UMC, E. 3rd St., Lewistown
¯Feb. 29 — Westley Chapel UMC, Lockport
¯March 7 — Rhodes Memorial UMC, Highland Ave, Lewistown
¯March 14 — Freedom Avenue UMC, Burnham
¯March 21 — Grace United Methodist Church, Logan St., Lewistown
¯March 28 — Lake Park UMC, W. 4th St., Lewistown
¯April 4 — Grove Memorial UMC, S. Main St., Lewistown
¯April 11 — Granville UMC, Granville
¯April 18 — Women’s appreciation breakfast, for women who served the Lenten breakfasts. Held at 8 a.m. at Trinity UMC, S. Main St., Lewistown
Windy Hill to host hymn sing
BURNHAM — Windy Hill Bible Church in Burnham, across from the Super 8 Motel, will host its monthly hymn sing 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 with fellowship and snacks to follow. All are welcome.
Stony Run to host
McALISTERVILLE — Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville, will host Revival services with Dale Vance Feb. 23 to 26. Vance will share in word and song. Sunday services will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Parish to host Shrove Tuesday breakfast
MILROY — The Valley Parish will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Havice Valley Road. Donations will be accepted.
Presbyterian church to host movie night
McCOYSVILLE — McCoysville Presbyterian Church will host a free movie night at 6 p.m. Feb. 23. The movie “Overcomer” will be shown
The free movie presentation will be in the fellowship hall. Attendees are asked to RSVP at the event page on Facebook/mccoysvillepc by marking yourself as “going,” or calling the church office at (717) 463-3138.
Brethren church to screen ‘Overcomer’
McALISTERVILLE — Bunkertown Brethren Church, 52 Bunkertown Road, McAlisterville, will show the family-friendly movie, “Overcomer” at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the church’s Family Life Center. Light refreshments will be served. Information: (717) 463-3572.
Chorale ensemble to perform at Grace UMC
LEWISTOWN ä Methodist University’s premier touring choral ensemble, the Methodist University Chorale, will contribute to the morning services and then present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown.
Port Royal to host Lenten Pray Breakfast
PORT ROYAL — Port Royal Men’s Lenten Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. each Saturday in the Port Royal Community Building on 4th Street, Port Royal. The speakers will be as follows:
¯Feb. 29 — Ken Kitzmiller, retired pastor
¯March 7 — The Rev. Dale Graybill, assistant pastor at River Church
¯March 14 — The Rev. Don Hemikson, Thompsontown Baptist
¯March 21 — Al Ream, Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church
¯March 29 — The Rev. Jeffrey Henry, Lighthouse Community Church
¯April 4 — George Zimmerman, retired pastor
¯April 11 — The Rev. Terry Brosius, Port Royal Methodist Church
Ministerium hosts Lenten series
McALISTERVILLE — The McAlisterville Ministerium will host the 2020 Lenten Series, “Clashing Attitudes: a Study on the Beatitudes.”
The following services will also be held at 7 p.m.:
¯Feb. 27 — Graham Fowler will speak at East Salem UMC on Poor in Spirit. Includes the sacrament of Holy Communion.
¯March 1 — Jen Heikes will speak at Delaware Mennonite on Mourning.
¯March 8 — Keith Graybill will speak at Brown UMC on Meekness.
¯March 15 — Terry Smith will speak at Otterbein UMC on Righteousness.
¯March 22 — Kevin Brophy will speak at Lost Creek Mennonite Church.
¯March 29 — Erin Bovendam will speak at Lost Creek Presbyterian on Pure in Heart.
¯April 5 — Dave Gingrich will speak at McAlisterville UMC about Peacemakers.
¯April 10 — Dave McElwee will speak at Free Spring Church of the Brethren on the Persecuted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 248-6741, ext. 117. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion.