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Religion briefs

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.

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Schrader church to host speakers

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

¯May 23 — Dennis Hetrick

¯May 30 — Bradley Kauffman

Stony Run to host special speaker

McALISTERVILLE — Stony Run Mission Church, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, will host a hymn sing at 6 p.m. May 23 with Mike Neimond.

Regular services held outdoors

LEWISTOWN — Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road, will hold its regular Sunday services outdoors at the adjacent pavilion and prayer garden during the month of June.

A light breakfast will be served prior to the 9:30 a.m. services. Special music will be part of the worship service. Everyone is invited. Attendees may bring a lawn chair.

The schedule is as follows:

¯8:30 a.m., June 6 –Breakfast (muffins, fresh fruit salad, coffee and tea). Special music will be Bob Ritchey.

¯8:30 a.m., June 13 –Breakfast (cinnamon rolls with icing, fruit salad, coffee and tea). Special music will be Rich Burns.

¯8:30 a.m., June 20 –Breakfast (frozen fruit salad, pastries, coffee and tea). Special music will be Erica Wilson.

¯June 27 — Church Picnic following the services. Special music by Tonya Stoner and Jill Miller. The IHS class will host the picnic.

Alliance church hosts Mystery island

LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Alliance Church will host Mystery Island VBS from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 6-10.

Program is open to children in grades fourth and fifth grade. To register, contact Pastor Bill at lac.familyministries@gmail.com.

Pine Glen offers ‘Rocky’ VBS

LEWISTOWN — Pine Glen Alliance Church, Lewistown, will hold Rocky Railway VBS: Jesus’ Power Pulls us Through from June 16 to June 18.

The event will be offered to kids age 3 to 5th grade. Youth will be able to participate in singing, playing teamwork-building games, engaging in fun snack-eating experiences and Bible adventures and more.

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. To register online, go to www.pineglencma.org. For more information contact (717) 899-7740. Walk-ins welcome.

First Baptist to host VBS

MIFFLINTOWN — First Baptist Church, Route 35, one mile North of Mifflintown, will hold vacation Bible school with the theme Concrete & Cranes: Building on the Love of Jesus from 6 to 8 p.m. June 13 to June 17.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. outside the FMC on Sunday, June 13. Doors open at 5:55 p.m.

Participants can enjoy Bible lessons, songs, crafts, snacks and more. Ages kindergarten to fifth grade are welcome.

For more information, call (717) 436-9261.

Bible lessons

offered at family fair

LEWISTOWN — Grace Covenant Church of Lewistown, 227 Washington Avenue, will hold a Family Fair Vacation Bible School with the theme Rocky Railway “Jesus’ Power Pulls us Through.” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26.

The event will also include crafts, games and food.

For more information, call (717) 248-4579.

Locust Grove to offer VBS

BELLEVILLE — Locust Grove Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, will offer Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 27-30 for children ages 4 through grade 5. The adventure includes interactive Bible skits, games, experiments, crafts, special snacks and fun. Register online at www.locustgrovemc.org/ministries/children/

Bunkertown Church hosts VBS

McALISTERVILLE — Bunkertown Brethren Church/Good News Lutheran Brethren Church will hold Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 to 12. The theme is Rocky Railway-Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through.

Vacation Bible School will be held 5:45 to 8 p.m. July 19 to July 23 at the church, 52 Bunkertown Road, McAlisterville.

Those interested can register by Thursday, July 1 for free T-shirt at www.bunkertownchurch.com. Closing for registration is Sunday, July 18.

In conjunction with the Bunkertown/ Good News Church VBS, Good News Lutheran Brethren Church (across from East Juniata High School) will hold a Community Adult Bible Study from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 19 through Thursday, July 22, followed by a snack time.

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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