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St. Paul’s Church in Imler is selling homemade soup. Orders for ham and bean, turkey noodle corn and chili are due Dec. 2 for pickup between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 5. cost is $7 per quart and $4 per pint. Call Lois at 276-3306 to order or to make other arrangements for picking up orders.

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Churches of Southern Morrisons Cove will host a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Faith United Methodist Church in Woodbury. Sponsored by the Southern Cove Ministerium, the service will include a Thanksgiving message by Pastor Darwin Steele of the Bell Seventh-day Baptist C…

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Thanksgiving dinner will be served free of charge on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The meal will be coordinated by the Bedford Service Unit of the Salvation Army and will be served at Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Penn St., on Bedford’s Public Square. The dinner buffet will be open from 11 to…

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Manns Choice Church of God will host a veterans appreciation dinner with a free meal and concert at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Veterans may bring one guest. The concert, featuring the Flight 93 memorial chorus, will begin at 6 p.m. Sign up in the foyer of the church or make reservations by calling t…

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“The Equalizer” was a TV show from the 1980s. A brief premise is that a former secret agent used strong-arm tactics to help those who could not help themselves. Often in the show, the main character would say, “There are no surprises.” The point being, he was prepared for anything that might…

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Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren Clothing Ministry will host a clothing giveaway at 9 a.m. Nov. 2 at the church, 4285 Raystown Road, Hopewell.

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Trunk or Treat will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 E. Second St., Everett. Pizza, hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served.

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When people my age (I am 60) look at the differences between now and “back in the day,” technology tops the list. Today everyone is walking around with a phone in their pocket. When I was a kid, we knew of one person, a doctor, who had a phone in his car.

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Trunk or Treat will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 E. Second St., Everett. Pizza, hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served.

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Bedford Valley Bible Church is showing appreciation to its pastor by recognizing its minister of 46 years, Pastor John Hollis, and his wife, Gloria Mae, during worship services at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20.

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Weyant United Methodist Church will host Homecoming at 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Guest speaker will be Gary Blankley. Special music will be provided during the service and a meal will follow.

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“I love you” are words that seem to be said either too often or far too little.

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Annual Bedford County Life Chain will take place Oct. 6 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Signs may be picked up at the Bedford Elementary School parking lot beginning at 2 p.m. The Life Chain will stretch along Business Route 220 from the elementary school to St. Thomas Catholic Church at the corner o…

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Fishertown Community Bible Church recently celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special service and dinner. Shown are, from left, former pastors Craig Manges and Lew Button, current pastor David Lambert and former pastor Ned Donaldson. The church is located at 2743 Valley Road, Fishertown…

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When rotten things happen in life; God does have a plan.

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Hyndman United Methodist Church, 183 First Ave., will have its annual apple butter boil on Sept. 28. Quarts will $8; pints will be $4.50; half-pints will be $3.50. To place an order, call 842-3830.

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The other day, I was with a group of ministers, and the conversation somehow turned to the times when people come to the church to ask for monetary help. We all had experiences with phone calls, visits, and surprising as it may seem, each of us has had someone come in interrupting church ser…

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Clothing giveaway will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford.

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This morning while reading through social media, I saw a post listing eight promises from God. Every one of them is true, but the problem is, many people will apply God’s promises to themselves when they only apply to God’s children.

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Breezewood Trucker Traveler Ministry will host a bazaar and bake sale Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 E. Second St., Everett. Lunch will be available.

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Last week, this column was a call to repentance. This week, I hope to address a problem that seems to be rampant among Christians today — not believing the Bible.

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Calvary Baptist Church, located at 615 Barclay Drive, Bedford, will host Pastor Appreciation Day Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Uruguay, South America, missionary Robert Johns will be the special speaker. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. After the luncheon, a baptismal service will be…

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One of the rules of journalism is not to use old cliches, but sometimes I feel like I am barking up the wrong tree, or beating a dead horse. Here we are a new week and another column containing the words, “Another mass shooting.”

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Power House, a weekly community youth ministry for students age 8-18, will restart on Sept. 11 at Dunnings Creek Church. Each week, a meal is offered at 5:30 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. Then, from 6 to 6:45 p.m., age-level “breakout sessions” led by volunteer leaders allow the grou…

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“For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.” — The Apostle Paul, Romans 7:15.

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You know the Ten Commandments and the seemingly endless list of dos and don’ts that people think appear throughout the Bible. What has God done with the law?

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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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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.