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 held at the Bedford Sportsmen’s Club lake.

Saint John the Baptist Church in New Baltimore will host the Padre Pio Family Fest from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 8. The day’s 10:30 a.m. Mass will be replaced by the noon Mass. The festival will include live music, outdoor games, children’s activities, outdoor Mass at noon, praise and worship and food. Youth hour, adoration and confession and a healing service will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Three-night revival will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24-26 at the Robertsdale baseball field.

Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church at Osterburg will celebrate its 200th anniversary with a special service at 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Bishop Michael Rhyne will conduct the service, assisted by the Rev. David Wright. For more information, call Donna College at 276-3352 or Fay Dellinger at 276-3192.

Third worship service in the series of 2019 summer worship services at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church will be held on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jay Saxe officiating. The Stevens Chapel and Clearville United Methodist churches will join with the Mt. Pleasant congregation for the cooperative worship celebration. Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church is located along Mt. Pleasant Road that connects with East Mattie Road about one mile east of Mattie. Ample parking is available in the lot adjacent to the church building.

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 group to explore biblical truths and their applications. Finally, Pastor Dave Schoenberger leads the whole group in devotions, prayer and worship in the main sanctuary until 7:30 p.m. This year, an adult session will be added to the “breakout” time. Parents and adults can participate in an adult Bible study and then join the youth in the sanctuary for worship. Power House is ecumenical and does not endorse any single denomination. The devotions consist of basic, fundamental, biblical teachings. All youth and church youth groups are invited to attend. Call Schoenberger at the church, 839-2844, for more information.

Pennwood Bible Church will host a presentation by Chris and Johanna Sirbaugh, missionaries to New Life Bible Camp, at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 8. They will report about summer ministries at New Life. With them will be Maykon, missionary to Brazil, who will share briefly about his ministry.

Feast of Tabernacles with Pastor Don Kretzer from the Tribe of Judah Church in Maryland will be held at Time Ministries Church at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Kretzer will do a teaching to help Christians understand the Feast of Tabernacles and why it is important today. His teaching will include the biblical significance of this feast and present a teaching to bring a more complete understanding of who the Messiah and show how the feast prophetically points to the Messiah. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford.

Fully Engaged Women’s Celebration will be hosted by Christ Victory Church, New Buena Vista, 470 Buena Road, Manns Choice from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. Pastors Pat and Lynn Murphy will lead a day of worship, teaching and celebration. Speakers will include John Fike, Karen Burrows and Chani Zimmerman. Registration, which includes lunch, is $39.99 per person. Register online at, Fully Engaged Women’s Celebration, by Oct. 2. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

10th annual Mission Festival will be held Sept. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Market Street and First Avenue, Hyndman. Entertainment will be provided by The Fellowship Quartet, Joyful Noise, Kenneth Haines Family and Caleb Shaffer. The silent auction will be open for bids from 3 to 5:45 p.m. The live baked goods auction will begin at 6 p.m. Walking tacos, sausage sandwiches, chili burgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, desserts, fresh squeezed lemonade and more will be available. There will be prayer beads, jewelry, games and activities for children. All proceeds from auctions will benefit Emmett Sensabaugh and Adrielle Troutman, two local children with ongoing medical needs. For more information, call Kelly at 842-3830.

Saint 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.

Hixon Bible Camp will host its fifth annual Fall Festival Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live music by Guilford Station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old-fashioned apple butter making, activities for children, hay rides, vendors, bake sale, food, pumpkins and mums for sale. Bring a lawn chair. The camp is located at 3472 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg (Amaranth).

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., Johnstown, will host a Taize service at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 as part of its Community Common Prayer Series. The service is free. Free refreshments and conversation will follow the service. For more information, call 535-6797 or

Community meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Imler. The community meals are served on the second Saturday. Eat in or take out services will be available. For more information, call 276-3852 after 11 a.m. on the day of the meal.

Faith Bible Institute will host classes on the study of “The Sermon on the Mount,” Matthew chapters 5-7, with Dana Umbel teaching, on Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Foundations Christian Academy, Upper Snake Spring Road, Everett. There is no cost. Initial studies will focus on the “Extraordinary Christianity” assigned in the Beatitudes and God’s expectations that people function as salt and light in the world.

One-day revival will be held Sept. 15 at the Manns Choice Church of God, 6150 Allegheny Road. Pastor Garvin Floyd will return to the one-day, two-service revival. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Dewy College, who is battling cancer, will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Tatesville United Methodist Church. Donations will be accepted for the all-you-can-eat dinner. There also will be basket raffles.

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.

Family Fun Night will be held at Time Ministries Church every last Friday of the month. The event is open to all ages, including adults, and there will be a Toddler Zone. Doors open at 5 p.m. for indoor archery. Bring archery equipment. Other activities will begin at 6 p.m. and will include basketball, volleyball, foosball, air hockey, four square, bounce house, ping pong, badminton, dodge ball, billiards and more. Activities will vary. There also will be indoor board games. There will also be an area for snacks and coffee. Admission is free. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford. For more information, call 624-2444.

Bingo is played every Wednesday night at the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Church, New Baltimore, starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are available.

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.

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.

Records of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dutch Corner, Bedford, have been compiled and published in a book. The 325-page book sells for $25, plus $5 for shipping and handling. It also includes an index of 40 pages. All proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the church. The book can be ordered by making a check payable to Messiah Lutheran Church and mailing it to Messiah Lutheran Church, c/o Betty L. Johnstone, 212 Concord Drive, Bedford, PA 15522. Or patrons may contact any member of Messiah Lutheran Church to purchase a copy.

Yard sales will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Love In the Name of Christ, 80 State St., Everett.

Grief Support Group meets the first Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church. For more information, call 839-4143.

Family History Center at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church is open 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Make an appointment by calling 623-2482.

Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-centered addiction recovery program, meets every Sunday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and covers 10 biblical principles to help overcome addictions. Classes will be offered free of charge at Liberty Independent Baptist Church, 13619 Lincoln Highway, Everett, PA 15537. For more information, call 977-1463.

“Faith & Fun” groups for children and youth will meet on the first and third Sundays of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Hyndman United Methodist Church, 183 First Ave., Hyndman. Children from age 5 to 11 will meet in one group, while youth ages 12 to 18 will meet in another group. The program is hosted by six Hyndman area churches in partnership with New Life Bible Camp. For more information, call 842-3830.

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.

Children’s clothing exchange will be held at Genesis Cottage next to Robertsdale Church of God on the first Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every other Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Clothes for children ages newborn to teens years will be available. The exchange is a ministry of the church, located along Route 913.

Free community meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Baptist Cafe, located at the Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St., Altoona. Call 944-2894 before 3 p.m. on the day before if a ride is needed.

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. 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.

Deadline to submit items for publication on the Church News Page is 5 p.m. Tuesdays.

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