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.


Stony Run to host special services:

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

¯ Dec. 5 — Downin Lane will be sharing in a Christmas concert at 10:15 a.m.

¯ Dec. 12 — A Christmas program will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Church to host special speakers

REEDSVILLE — Schrader United Methodist Church will host Eric Packard during its 8:30 a.m. service on Nov. 28.

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.

Pine Glen host special service

LEWISTOWN — The Pine Glen Church of the Brethren will hold a special service, “The Celebration Begins,” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.

Special guests will be Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band from Perry County. They will sing Christmas and gospel songs. The brother and sister duo have played various venues, including the Farm Show, since 2009.

During the service, the church will be decorated for Christmas. A “joy tree” hosted by In His Service Sunday School class, will be decorated and waiting for members to choose anonymous tags to buy gifts for needy children. Also, a “Jesse Tree” will be displayed with pictures and scripture to reveal messages in the Old Testament that point to the coming of a Messiah. Pastor Randy Fiske will present the seasonal message related to “The Celebration Begins.”

Members and guests are invited to join in a fellowship meal following the church service.

Concert slated Nov. 28

McALISTERVILLLE — Ernie Haase and Signature Sound will be in concert at Bunkertown Brethren Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. For tickets, call the church at (717) 463-3572 during morning hours.

Presbyterian church hosts concert

LEWISTOWN — An Advent concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. 3rd St. Youth and adults from the community will perform music in the church sanctuary. An offering will be taken for Shelter Services. Refreshments will be served in the Baraca Room.

Stony Run to host events

McALISTERVILLE — Stony Run Mission Church, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville, will offer the following programs:

¯Dec. 5 — Downin Lane will share in a Christmas concert at 10:15 a.m.

¯Dec. 12 –A Christmas program will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.

¯Jan. 2 –James Neimond will share at 6 p.m.

¯Jan. 9 –Danny Stouffer will share at 6 p.m.

¯Jan. 16 — The Seger family will sing at 6 p.m.

¯Jan. 23 — Jason Voneida will share at 6 p.m.

¯Jan. 30 — Hymn sing with Mike Neimond at 6 p.m.

Journey church to host gift wrapping

LEWISTOWN — A Christmas gift wrapping will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 at The Journey Church, 604 Electric Ave. There will be cookies and hot chocolate for free. Parking courtesy of Kish Bank. Donations accepted.

Christmas caroling offered

YEAGERTOWN — The Yeagertown United Methodist Church will offer Christmas caroling. To participate, meet at the church at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Bring a flashlight.

UMC hosts

Christmas service

YEAGERTOWN — Yeagertown United Methodist Church, 7 N. Mann Ave., Yeagertown, will hold a Christmas eve service at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. There will be a candle lighting service.

McCoysville hosts Christmas tea

McCOYSVILLLE — The congregation of McCoysville Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Christmas Tea at 1 p.m. Dec. 4. This year it will be a virtual tea party using Facebook Live. The Theme this year is “Christmas Cards.” Pastor Graham Fowler will share a devotion that draws on the history of Christmas cards and Barb and Leif winter will play Christmas carols inspired by the themes in our Christmas cards. Visit facebook.com/mccoysvillepc for more information on the event.

Hanging of the greens held

MILROY — St. Marks United Methodist Church on Havice Valley Road, Milroy, will hold a hanging of the greens service at 6 p.m. Dec. 28. Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass will perform prior to the service.

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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