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Clothing giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Chestnut Ridge Fellowship Church center, Route 56, Fishertown. For more information, call 839-2207.

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Harmony Chord Factory, a men’s barbershop quartet, will sing at 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at Bethel United Methodist Church, located 3 1/2 miles north of the Maryland state line along Route 220.

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Freedom House Ministries is partnering with Christian Literacy Associates to offer a free tutor training workshop Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 176 Chalybeate Road, Bedford. Attendees will learn how to use The Christian Literacy Series to teach an adult how to read while introducing …

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Ice cream festival will be hosted by the Everett Church of the Brethren, corner of Water and Second streets, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17. There will be homemade ice cream, as well as pies, cakes, sloppy joes, hot dogs and baked beans.

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Ice cream festival will be hosted by the Everett Church of the Brethren, corner of Water and Second streets, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17. There will be homemade ice cream, as well as pies, cakes, sloppy joes, hot dogs and baked beans.

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Without getting into a sizeable theological debate on the several different judgments the Bible talks about, let us assume, come judgment day, God asks you a straightforward question, “Why should I let you into heaven?” What would your answer be?

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“A watched pot never boils.” I have heard that line since I was a child. I know it is not valid. If you watch a pot of water over a flame long enough, it will start boiling. The problem is, most people do not have the patience to sit there long enough, looking at nothing more than a pot of w…

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All American picnic, sponsored by Time Ministries Church, will be held at the Camp Living Waters, 300 Camp Living Waters Road, Schellsburg, Aug. 18. The morning will start out with a celebration service at 10:30 a.m. with the picnic immediately following. Admission is free, but reservation i…

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“When He Becomes She: A Transgender’s Journey” will be the topic of discussion at the Lifetree Cafe at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at Faith United Methodist Church, 133 Main St., Woodbury. The session will examine issues surrounding transgender people such as family dynamics, workplace complications, …

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Community Christian Day Camp will be held July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children in kindergarten through eighth grade at Bedford Presbyterian Church. Krislund Camp, located near State College, will bring the camp experience to Bedford. Trained counselors and a director to lead a week-…

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The marriage of Christ is not taught much in churches anymore, but the church is the Bride of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 21:2,17). Christ is referred to as a groom in several passages (Matthew 9:15; 25:1,6; John 3:29; Revelation 21:2). Furthermore, to make sure this is more than …

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When was the last time you heard a good old, hell, fire, and brimstone sermon? You know the kind; the preacher gets a little loud, pounds the pulpit a few times and tells people to repent of their sins or else. Even if he does not yell or beat on the pulpit, he will warn people of an eternit…

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Wayne Wozniak, missionary to Peru and Colombia, South America, will be exploring the topic “Two Attacks Against the New Testament” on June 26 at 7 p.m. Time Ministries Church. Wozniak will walk the congregation through answers to attacks that the New Testament was not written by First Centur…

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Music festival, chicken barbecue, silent auction and softball tournament to benefit Love In the Name of Christ will be held June 15 at Snake Spring Recreation Park. There will be performances by Tom Smith, John Topper, Weaver Believers, Joyful Noise Quartet and Caleb Shaffer from 11 a.m. to …

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It is common when studying written documents to look at the circumstances, the predicaments, surrounding the text. Example — Grabbing your rich uncle, putting a gun to his head, and having him write a will leaving you his vast fortune will not stand up in a court of law because Uncle was not…

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“How to Live to 100: Advice From Those Who’ve Done It” will be the topic of discussion at the Lifetree Cafe at 6:30 p.m. June 6 at Faith United Methodist Church, 133 Main St., Woodbury. The discussion will feature a short film in which centenarians share their secrets for reaching the centur…

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Grace United Methodist Church will provide a strawberry festival after the Memorial Day Parade and Service at the HOPE for Hyndman School May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes sandwiches, baked beans, salads and desserts.

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Let us consider for a moment that there is no God. No Creator, no Supreme Being, no Guiding Light in the universe.

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The Chancel Choir of the Bedford United Methodist Church will present its annual concert on May 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Bedford United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St., Bedford. The selections for the concert are favorite songs the choir has sung over the past year. Attendee…

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Members from the Bedford/Fulton PA Area Team pose at the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Connect Volunteer Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Pictured are, front, from left, Karen Diehl, Ruth Maruca and Deanna Bowser; and back: Barb Hillegass, Dottie Smith and Harry Smith. The purpose…

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The middle of Ephesians chapter six is a famous passage among Christians. It describes the armor of God — spiritual clothing every Christian is commanded to wear. Truth protects our belly and private parts, a breastplate of righteousness covers our chest, the helmet of salvation rests upon o…

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The Chancel Choir of the Bedford United Methodist Church will present its annual concert on May 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Bedford United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St., Bedford. The selections for the concert are favorite songs the choir has sung over the past year. Attendee…

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Clothing giveaway will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford, from 4 to 5 p.m. May 7 and May 21.

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Rummage sale will be hosted by the Four Point Harmony Charge churches — Hyndman, Cooks Mill, Palo Alto and Mt. Harmony Wellersburg United Methodist Churches — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 and May 4 at the Hyndman church, 183 First Ave. People can take what they want and make a donation. All p…

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Annual Schellsburg community Easter Egg Hunt will be sponsored by the United Church of Schellsburg at 11 a.m. April 20 at the Schellsburg Community Park, behind the Zone gym. Children through grade 6 are welcome to participate. There will be prizes for all participants, snacks and a visit fr…

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Annual Schellsburg community Easter Egg Hunt will be sponsored by the United Church of Schellsburg at 11 a.m. April 20 at the Schellsburg Community Park, behind the Zone gym. Children through grade 6 are welcome to participate. There will be prizes for all participants, snacks and a visit fr…

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The Adult Choir of St. John’s Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford, will present the Easter cantata “We Are Witnesses” in the church sanctuary on Palm Sunday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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Family Fun Night will be held at Time Ministries Church every last Friday of the month. Doors open at 5 p.m. for indoor archery, which ends at 6 p.m. Bring archery equipment. Other activities will begin at 6 p.m. and will include basketball, volleyball, foosball, air hockey, four square, bou…

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St. Thomas Youth Choir will sponsor the annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Palm Sunday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas Hall, 129 W. Penn St., Bedford. Cost will be $7 for adults, $4 for children under age 12 and free for children under 2. The menu will inclu…

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Teen Encounter and Ladies Encounter ministries have announced upcoming events, slated for April 26 and April 27 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. The speakers and presenters will be Alan and Lisa Robertson from “Duck Dynasty.”

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I do not remember where, or exactly when, but it could not have been long after I became a Christian in 1975 when I first heard a Preacher say, “You may be the only Bible some people read.”

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Jim Hocking, founder and CEO of Water for Good, a water-drilling ministry in the Central African Republic (CAR), will speak at 10:30 a.m. March 24 at the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church.

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Over a quarter century ago, a church with a Christian school suddenly lost their pastor and asked me to teach his Bible class at the school. Shortly before they asked, I had gone through a series of events that gave me a burden about Christendom. My concern came because I found so many belie…

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“Family Do-Over: Is It Ever Too Late?” will be the topic of discussion at the Lifetree Cafe at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at Faith United Methodist Church, 133 Main St., Woodbury. The presentation will feature a screening of the award-winning short film “The Ride.” Participants will follow the story…

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Family Passover Seder will be celebrated at Time Ministries Church at 7 p.m. April 10. Rabbi Jack Zimmerman, staff evangelist of Jewish Voice Ministries based in Arizona, will officiate the feast. He has a deep understanding of the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. He is a former stand-up…

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There are two things you should never talk about — politics and religion. Well, here is a religious column that is about to talk about what the Bible says about the body politic.

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St. John’s Reformed Church in Loysburg will host a Southern Cove Area “Photograph and Storytelling Sharing Session” on March 30 from 2-4 pm in the church fellowship hall. Special guests sharing and describing the background of their old photos will be Clay Hull, local professional photograph…

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Seafood buffet will be served all-you-can-eat style on Fridays in Lent, March 8 through April 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s, 731 Patrick Lane, Newry. There will be baked haddock, deep-fried fish, shrimp, clams, seven side dishes, two soups, beverages and dessert. Cost will be $13 for…

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Bedford Bible Church at 15 Meadow Lane, Bedford, will host a special service on Feb. 24 at 10:45 a.m. to welcome Martin Wickens as pastor. Pastor Wickens comes from Mauldin, South Carolina, with his wife, Carrie, and children Ashleigh, Samuel, Sophie and Emily. Pastor Wickens attended the Em…

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Freedom House Ministry will share its vision and mission for helping people in need of recovery from addiction. The presentation will take place at Calvary Baptist Church Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. The church is located along Barclay Drive in Bedford.

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Did you know that George Washington would have used the same type of plow people employed during the days of Julius Caesar? The first real change with the plow was when Charles Newbold of New Jersey received a patent for a cast-iron plow in 1797, two years before Washington’s death.