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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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Church to host special speakers

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

¯ Oct. 24 — Rick Bender

¯ Oct. 31 — Molly Phillips

Stony Run to host special services:

McALISTERVILLE — Stony Run Mission Church, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville, will host the following upcoming events:

¯ Oct. 24 — Gary Krabill will share at 6 p.m.

¯ Oct. 31 — Hymn sing at 6 p.m. with Mike Neimond

¯ Nov. 7 — Keith Plott will perform at 6 p.m.

Ministry to support single moms

BELLEVILLE — The Mifflin County Single Moms Care and Support Group will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays at New Life Church Cafe, 101 Beech St., Burnham from Sept. 10, 2021 to May 27, 2022.

Dinner is served from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for mothers and children. Child care runs from 7 to 8 p.m. while mothers meet in a group. For more information, call or text Ann at (717) 437-4946.

New Beginning to host music

PORT ROYAL — Canaan’s Land Bluegrass Band will perform 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at New Beginning Church, 6 miles South of Port Royal. A free will offering will be accepted.

Kish Valley to host concert

REEDSVILLE — Kish Valley Grace Brethren, 99 Taylor Dr., Reedsville will host a concert with Joe Bonson beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 24. There will be refreshments following the concert. For information, call (717) 667-2500 or email at kishvalleygrace@gmail.com.

Church to host homecoming

McCLURE — The Wagner United Methodist Church will hold its annual homecoming service at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24. There will be special music by Jack Kearns and a meal of breakfast casseroles, donuts and drinks after the service with Pastor Josh Randolph.

Heartbeat Services hosts banquet

MIFFLINTOWN — Heartbeat Community Services, Inc. will host its Annual Fall Banquet at Mifflintown FMC building, behind First Baptist Church, 23964 Rt. 35 N., Mifflintown, at 6 p.m. Oct. 30.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. Speaker will be Anita Keagy, author of “The File: A Mother & Child’s Life Changing Reunion & DVD Series, “Seeking God First.”

Cost to attend is $20 per person. Make checks payable to Heartbeat Community Services and mail to P.O. Box 25, Millerstown, PA 17062 by Sunday, Oct. 24. Teenagers are free, but must be registered.

Gator camp dinner scheduled

BELLEVILLE — Gator Wilderness Camp School will hold its Annual Gator Camp Awareness Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church.

Gator Wilderness Camp School is a school for boys, ages 10 years-16 years, in southwest Florida. At Gator Wilderness Camp School, boys focus on building relationships, problem solving, and learning responsibility.

There is no charge for the dinner, but a free offering will be lifted. All donations go directly to Gator Wilderness Camp School. Reservations do need to be made no later than Oct. 23, and can be made locally by contacting Ann Kanagy at (717) 437-4946, Gator Camp at (941) 639-7722 or emailing gatorcamp@gmail.com.

Church to hold open house

McCOYSVILLE — McCoysville Presbyterian Church will celebrate 220 years of ministry and 150 years in McCoysville on Sunday, Oct. 31. The church will offer a special worship service at 11 a.m. and then host an open house from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring memorabilia about McCoysville and the church to share. Contact Pat Henry (717) 734-3876 for information.

Group aids

survivors in coping

McVEYTOWN — Pine Glen Alliance Church, Route 103, near McVeytown, is offering a free program to help cope with the death of a loved one called Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare. The program will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. The program uses practical Biblical based tools to help face tough emotions with a measure of peace and assurance.

Reedsville UMC to host movie night

REEDSVILLE — Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St. will host a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

The film is “God Bless the Broken Road,” which tells the story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence. The film combines elements of faith, country music, and stock car racing while paying tribute to those who serve in the United States Military. Refreshments will be served.

Group to perform at Brown’s

McALISTERVILLE — Re-Creation will perform at Brown’s United Methodist Church, 33401 Rt. 35 N, McAlisterville, at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

Patriotic service offered

MIFFLINTOWN — The First Baptist Church of Juniata County, 1 mile north of Mifflintown on Route 35, will hold its annual patriotic service honoring military veterans at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

Guest speaker will be Chaplain Maj. Damon C. Missouri. Missouri has served for 11 years in the New Jersey Army National Guard. He is currently the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Command Chaplain overseeing six battalions. He and his team are responsible for providing pastoral care for over 3,000 soldiers and their families.

All veterans will be honored. Invite your friends and family to attend.

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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