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.
Everett Seventh Day Adventist Church, 203 Drive-in Lane, will host a veterans appreciation meal on Oct. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. The meal will include chicken, macaroni and cheese, vegetable medley, cole slaw, rolls, vegetables, fresh fruit, cheese chips and desserts from noon to 3 p.m. Speakers will be retired Army chaplain Robert Snyder and Bedford County Commissioner Josh Lang, who was a former Army scout and sergeant. Patriotic music also will be included. Each veteran and current member of the military service may bring one guest. Seating is limited to the first 100 (that includes one guest) who make a reservation. Call 860-380-3643 by Oct. 24 with name, number attending and a contact phone number to confirm the reservation.
Fall revival services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20-23 at Raven Run Church of the Brethren, 616 Raven Run Road, Saxton. The speaker will be Pastor Jim Myer from Lititz. The message titles and special music presenters will be “How Amazing Is Grace?” and Raven Run Church Choir, Oct. 20 morning; “Why Be Biblical” and Terry Starr and Chris Earlston, Oct. 20 evening; “Believer’s Baptism” and Pastor Allen Baker, Oct. 21; “Good, But Not Good Enough” and Frank Huhn, Oct. 22; and “Taking the Plunge” and Saxton Church of God Praise Team, Oct. 23.
United Church of Schellsburg will host a chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. For more information, call 733-4811.
Everett Church of the Brethren, corner of Water and Second streets, hosts an hour of Centering Prayer at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Enter the church from the Second Street door where the light is on.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Imler, will celebrate 150 years of ministry in the greater Imler area on Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. A worship service, followed by a family-style dinner, will highlight the afternoon. If planning to attend, make reservations by Oct. 14 by either calling 276-3306 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Paul’s was founded in 1868-1869 as a Lutheran-Reformed congregation, and in 1957 became a member of the United Church of Christ. St. Paul’s has been the place of many weddings, funerals and countless home-cooked meals, always a place of fellowship and welcome, organizers said. The congregation still has members who can trace their lineage to the original members, and the many families that have at one time or another been part of the family of faith is vast.
Ham pot pie supper will be served at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Upper Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg. Takeouts will be available. Donations will be taken at the door. For more information, call 239-5449.
Newry Lutheran Church will host a craft and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Lunch will be available. The church is located two blocks west of the traffic light in Newry (towards Blue Knob) at 1030 Shamrock Lane. Proceeds benefit the Claysburg Food Bank and the church.
Faith Bible Institute will offer a study on how to understand and apply the teachings of James, beginning with James 1:1-2, on Oct. 15, 22 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Foundations Christian Academy. Participants will learn how to consider joy when falling into various trials.
Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 14-17 at the Black Valley Federated Church. The speaker will be the Rev. Russell Hoffman, pastor of the Milligans Cove Christian Church. Special music will be presented by Country Praise on Monday, Jules Reighard-Bratton on Tuesday, Joanne Stiffler on Wednesday and Shining Rays on Thursday. Randy Parish is the host pastor.
Chestnut Ridge Fellowship Church will host a Fall Fun Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26. There will be hay rides, games, prizes and food. For more information, call 839-2207.
Big 50 Bingo will be played at St. John the Baptist Church in New Baltimore Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Admission will be $30. Refreshments will be served.
Clothing giveaway will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford.
Special fall services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-17 at Raystown Brethren Church, 8753 Raystown Road, Saxton. Speakers will be Brian Warner on Oct. 13, Craig Manges on Oct. 14, Neil Stevenson on Oct. 15, Laurie Stiles on Oct. 16 and Danielle Miller on Oct. 17. Special music will be provided nightly.
Jyothi Reddi, missionary from Southern India, will minister at Time Ministries Church at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Reddi is the founder of Jyothi’s Home for Children, an orphanage which is home to 460 kids. He will share his first-hand experience raising the children. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford. For more information, call 624-2444.
Veterans will be recognized at Time Ministries Church on Nov. 10. The morning will start out with a free breakfast for everyone and veterans from 8:15 to 10 a.m. A special program and recognition service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Veterans will be recognized and each will receive a special gift. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford. For more information, call 624-2444.
GlowFest 2019 has been scheduled for Nov. 9 at Time Ministries Church. Registration is from 4 to 4:30 p.m. The event will run from 4:30 to 8 p.m. A variety of activities are already in the works including the popular indoor Giant Maze, a bounce house, lots of door prizes for children and adults, snacks, music, interactive games, a craft station and much more. Admission is free. Attendees can register at the door or register ahead by calling 624-2444 or through Facebook.com/TimeMinistriesChurch. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford.
Operation Christmas Child season is right around the corner. Millions of shoeboxes will be collected around the country during National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25. Before the gifts can be sent to children around the world, each one has to be carefully inspected and made ready for overseas shipment. People must be at least 13 years of age to participate. One-day trips on charter buses are being organized to the Baltimore Processing Center for Dec. 6 and Dec. 14. The cost is $30 per person, food not included, and is based on a full bus. To register, or for more information, contact Mary Fazenbaker at email@example.com or 735-4859. The deadline is Nov. 1.
Genealogy workshop will be hosted by the Family History Center at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in Bedford from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 19. Center staff will help participants find their ancestors. For more information, and to reserve a space, call 356-0121 or 623-2482.
Trinity Reformed Church of Osterburg will celebrate its 200th anniversary with special services at 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Pastor Charles Miller will open the services, which will include guest speakers. There will be refreshments after the service.
Gospel Chalk Ministry will present programs at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at Liberty Independent Baptist Church, 13619 Lincoln Highway, Everett. The group members use their abilities to present the gospel at fairs, festivals and other outdoor events. For more information, call 652-9504.
Fall turkey and noodle supper will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Imler. Cost will be $11 for anyone 11 and older, $5 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for children ages 3 and younger. Takeouts will cost $12. There will be a bazaar table and a few baskets to chances off. For more information, call 276-3306.
Community meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Imler. Eat-in and takeout services will be available. Questions will be answered by calling 276-3852 after 11 on the day of the meal.
Dunnings Creek Church will host “A Night of Worship,” featuring Reach Worship, on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Also performing will be Shaunna Rae Glessner and Lydia Martin. Reach Worship of Reach Church in Bear, Delaware, is led by Chestnut Ridge graduate Tyler Schoenberger. Also part of the Reach Worship team are Jordan Schoenberger, also a Ridge graduate, and his wife, Amanda. Glessner is a Bedford High graduate and currently a Liberty University student. Martin is currently a Chestnut Ridge senior and part of Dunnings Creek Church. The concert is free of charge, and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Soaring Eagle Productions will be providing sound and lighting for the event. Reach Worship will also be leading worship at Dunnings Creek Church Oct. 20. The service will begin at 10 a.m.
Ladies and Teen Fall Encounter will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Faith Assembly, 4870 Cove Mountain Rd., Roaring Spring. The speaker will be Lynn Cowell of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Her message will be “Keep The Cord Hanging,” in which she seeks to help people look at the bravest woman in scripture, Rahab, to learn what to do when people don’t know what to do. Cowell and her husband, Greg, have been married for more than 30 years and are the parents of three young adults. No tickets are required; an offering will be received. All ladies and teen girls are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.ladiesencounter.com or the Ladies and Teen Encounter Facebook page or call Joyce Bassler at 814-224-5119 of 814-207-6762.
Bedford Moms in Prayer group will meet the third Saturday of each month during the school year at Denny’s Restaurant, Route 220 north of Bedford, for breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. and prayer time from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, call Diane Flaaen at 623-7787 or Elyse Murphy at 847-2512. The group is part of a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization. The chapter’s primary purpose is to pray for the Bedford Area School District’s staff, students and administration. Mothers of students and concerned women in the Bedford district are invited.
St. James Episcopal Church, corner of Richard and John streets, Bedford, will offer a form of Christian contemplative prayer called “Centering Prayer” each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the rectory. The technique is intended to help a person focus on hearing the voice of God speaking to them. Deacon Pete Gdula will lead the group. Enter through the door marked “Office,” located next to the rear of the church.
Copies of a directory for the Woods Church Cemetery are available by calling 847-2295. Cost is $10, with proceeds going to the Woods Church. The directory has information about all of the graves, including the unmarked ones.
Bingo will be played Oct. 16 at the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Church, New Baltimore, starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are available. This will be the final Wednesday night bingo for this year.
Free senior luncheons will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday at Pleasant Hill Bible Church, 2793 Briar Valley Road, Imlertown. For more information, call 803-8614.
Solid Rock Independent Baptist Church will host a tour of Jordan and Israel Feb. 9-21. The trip includes flights, transportation, lodging, food, tips and taxes. Passports are needed and a $300 deposit is required by Nov. 1 for the $3,999 trip. Final payment is due Dec. 11. The trip will include various tour stops. Modern-day topics will be woven into the commentary. For additional information, call John Klink at 804-761-5088.
Prayer, praise and seek services will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays at the Everett Assembly of God. For more information, call 652-6917. The church is located behind the Shell station along Route 30 east of Everett.
Peace knits charity knitting and crocheting group makes items to donate to local and global needs. The group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bedford Church of the Brethren, 310 Donahue Manor Road, Bedford. Beginner and experienced knitters and crocheters welcomed. Yarn, patterns and ideas provided. Bring needles, if possible. Donations of washable yarn welcome. For more information, call 623-6095.
Comforting Friends will meet every third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Reformed Church, 722 Main St., Osterburg. This is an opportunity for parents and grandparents who have lost a child or grandchild of any age, pregnancy through adulthood, to have a casual get together to talk about their children and find comfort. All bereaved parents are welcome. For more information, call 239-5410 or 239-5870.
“Stitches of Love Quilters” group makes child-sized quilts for children of Bedford County dealing with stressful situations. The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford. No skills are needed. There are lots of jobs in creating the quilts and group members are willing to teach skills to those who are interested. For more information, call 839-4595.
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