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.


Church to host special speakers

REEDSVILLE — Schrader United Methodist Church will host the following special speakers during its services:

¯Aug. 15 — John Hughes

¯Aug. 22 — Chip Baumgardner

¯Aug. 29 — Bobbi Kuhns

Church hosts back to school bash

REEDSVILLE — Mountain View Chapel, 104 Shelly Dr., Reedsville, will host a Back to School Bash from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. The event will include games, prizes and food for children preschool to sixth grade. Families may leave children at the church or stay and enjoy the fun.

Church Hill to screen ‘The Chosen’

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville, is showing season 1 Of “The Chosen” series. “The Chosen” is a new telling of the life of Jesus and his disciples. All are invited to attend. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. every Thursday to the end of August. Study guides are included for each week.

Church to host upcoming events

BELLEVILLE — Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, at the corner of Walnut and Greet streets, will host the following events at its 9 a.m. worship services with Pastor Steve Swigart:

¯Aug 15: Greenwood Furnace Outdoor Church at 10:30 a.m. with meal to follow. There will also be a service at Watts Church at 9 a.m.

¯Aug 29: Homecoming at Watts Memorial. Family and friends are invited back to church for a reunion and rally to begin the fall program at 9 a.m.

¯Sept. 12: Sunday School for youth and adult class in the Fellowship Hall along with continuation of the Willing Workers Class in the sanctuary

¯Sept 19: 5 to 7 p.m. Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Concert for the community on church lawn (or inside if questionable weather) with refreshments.

The Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band consists of sibling duo, Autumn and Canyon Moore. They have been performing together since 2008, and they play a variety of music styles including, but not limited to, Bluegrass, Gospel, Civil War, Patriotic, Country, Irish, Canadian, and Scottish. The duo performs regularly at a variety of venues, and they are excited to share their love of music with others. To learn more about them, visit their website: www.buffalomountainbluegrass.com.

JC Fair to hold worship service

PORT ROYAL — Juniata County Fair’s Community Worship Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 rain or shine.

The event will be held under a large tent located on the upper Juniata County Fairgrounds (inside the fairgrounds fence and roadway that run adjacent to 8th Street). The event is led by the Juniata County Ministerium members and pastors.

Local pastors will lead the service and past Pennsylvania state FFA President and current seminarian Libby Baker-Mikesell will serve as a guest speaker.

Special music and a cappella hymn support will be provided by the local Juniata County singing group The Boyz.

A freewill offering will be collected to help support Meals of Hope (communities coming together to end hunger).

Bring your own lawn chair. Arrive at 4 p.m. to secure parking and seating. Parking will be free of charge in the field adjacent to the fairgrounds.

Church to host movie night

REEDSVILLE –Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., Reedsville, is having a movie night at 6:30 p.m. Sept 12. The movie is “An Interview With God.” Refreshments will be available.

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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