Soup sale will be hosted by St. Paul’s Church in Imler on March 26. Pick up time will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To place an order for ham and bean, chili and turkey and rice soups, call Lois Ickes at 276-3306. Price is $7 per quart.

Easter Sunday Celebration at Time Ministries Church will start with early morning prayer from 6 to 8 a.m. From 8:30 to 10 a.m., there will be a special free Easter breakfast, including sausage and french toast. Easter celebration service, including a performance of the drama “He Is Risen” by the Alive Drama Team, will begin at 10:30 a.m. The drama will focus on the time between Christ’s death on Friday and Christ’s Resurrection on Sunday. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit disaster response ministries will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. March 14 at the Snake Spring Valley Church of the Brethren. Eat-in and take-out services will be available. Cost will be $8 for anyone 12 and older and $4 for children ages 5 to 11.

Bedford Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and musicians will present the “Psalm 23 — A Journey with the Shepherd” cantata by Pepper Choplin on March 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Friends Cove Charge of the United Church of Christ will host Palm Sunday services April 5 at 9:15 a.m. at Trinity and 10:45 a.m. at Cove. A Maundy Thursday service will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at Cove, and Trinity will host a Good Friday Tenebrae at 7 p.m. April 10. The Easter egg hunt will be held at Cove at 2 p.m. April 11. Easter Sunday events include a sunrise service at 7 a.m. at Old Double Brick, an Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. in Cove’s basement and an Easter service at 9 a.m. at Cove.

Free community ham pot pie dinner will be served March 21, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Tatesville United Methodist Church.

Eighth annual benefit dinner and auction for ReNewing Hope Ministries ladies recovery center will be held April 25 at the Breezewood Fire Hall. Doors will open and the silent auction will begin at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. A live auction will follow dinner. Tickets are $10 per person or $75 for a table of eight. Auction items include furniture, Steelers memorabilia, country and primitive selections, home decor, collectibles, homemade goodies, gift basket, gift cards and more. For reservations, email renew or call Theresa Bricker at 717-860-3782.

Mary Southerland and Gwen Smith will speak about “Getting Good at Being You” during the Ladies Spring Encounter event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. Advance tickets are $30, plus $15 for advance lunch tickets. The advance ticket sales end April 11. Walk-in event tickets will cost $30 at the door; no lunch tickets will be sold at the door. Advance sale tickets are available at Roaring Spring True Value Department Store, Thompson Pharmacy (Hollidaysburg and Juniata locations), Everett Flower Shop and Northern Bedford Pharmacy or from Doris Miller at 814-224-5443. Tickets also may be ordered at the website

Pancake, eggs and sausage breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. March 21 at Palo Alto United Methodist Church, Hyndman Road, Hyndman. Cost will be $7 for anyone 12 and older and $4 for anyone under 12.

Union Bible College’s 40-member choir from Westfield, Indiana, will tour through Bedford County on March 17. The choir will present an evening of worship and praise at the Clear Creek Brethren in Christ Church at 7 p.m. March 17. The college has been training people for the ministry since 1911 with a strong emphasis on the word of God. The church is located 1 1/2 miles south of Everett along Route 26. For more information, or directions to the church, call 652-6409. For more information about the college, visit

Holy Week schedule at the Manns Choice Church of God, 6150 Allegheny Road, includes an Easter cantata presentation at 10:30 a.m. April 5, Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 10, an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 11, sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. April 12, followed by the Resurrection breakfast, and Easter service at 10:30 a.m. April 12. For more information, call 623-5065.

Community Lenten lunches will be served at the Bedford Presbyterian Church every Wednesday at noon through April 8. Lunches feature a message and a meal sponsored by local area churches. The meal is free. An offering will be received for the Bedford Food Outreach. Call 623-6891 for more information.

Freedom House Ministries is taking orders for Pearl Valley cheese products until March 22. The items will be delivered on April 15. Each item is 12 ounces in size. Call 814-494-2949 to place an order.

Vendor fair will be hosted by Freedom House Ministries from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4. Cost to reserve as table is $10. Tables will be provided. A variety of products will be available. An egg hunt will be open to children 10 and younger at noon; bring bag or basket to collect eggs. There will be slime demonstrations throughout the day. For more information, or to reserve a table, call 814-494-2949.

Love in the Name of Christ ham and cheese sandwich sale fundraisers will be held June 4, Sept. 3. Cost is $5 for a sandwich and chips. To place orders, call 652-0025.

Faith Bible Institute will host classes on the Book of Hebrews, with Dan Campbell teaching, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17, 24, 31, at Foundations Christian Academy, Upper Snake Spring Road, Everett. There is no cost.

St. Paul’s Church in Imler will serve a community free lunch March 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The lunch is served to everyone. Take-outs will be available. The free meals are served the second Saturday of every month. Call the church at 276-3852 after 10:30 a.m. on the day of the meal for more information.

Conference with Rabbi Jack Zimmerman will be held at Time Ministries Church at 7 p.m. March 30 to April 1. The topic for March 30 will be “The Ancient Jewish Wedding and the Wedding to Come.” On March 31, the topic will be “The Biblical Festivals and their Fulfillment in the Book of Revelation,” which will include certain themes, such as the “Coronation of the King.” On April 1, Zimmerman will officiate the celebration of the Family Passover Seder. Zimmerman is a staff evangelist of Jewish Voice International, based in Arizona. He is a former stand-up comedian and has an engaging wit and dynamic speaking style. He has a deep understanding of the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. He is also an award-winning reporter, radio and television host, and has taught Bible classes throughout the United States, and at theological universities in Russia and the Ukraine. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Make reservations for the Passover Seder by March 18 by calling 624-2444 or through The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford.

Building Bridges, a new contemporary service, will be held at Weyant United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page.

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.

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.

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.

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 members, births, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages and death for Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dutch Corner, Bedford, have been compiled and published in a book. Families included in the book are Anderson, Beegle, Claycomb, Deffibaugh, Dibert, Fetter, Hershberger, Imler, Reighard, Smith, Walter and Weyant, who were among members of the church when it was founded in the early 1800s. 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. The church was the home church of Indian Eve and family after her return from captivity. Eve cooked for the men building the church. She is buried in the church cemetery.

Love In the Name of Christ Seek and Find Shop, State Street, Everett, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bag day sales are held on the last Thursday of each month.

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.

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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