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 of Penn and Bedford streets. Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing in honor of over 59 million lives lost to abortion. Lawn chairs, umbrellas and strollers are welcome. For more information, call 839-4806.

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.

Clothing giveaways will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and Oct. 22 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford.

Rummage sale will be held at Hyndman United Methodist Church, 183 First Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. The sale is sponsored by the Four Point Harmony Charge, Hyndman, Cooks Mill, Wellersburg and Palo Alto churches. People can take what items they want and donate the dollar amount they wish to the local mission fund. For more information, call 842-3830.

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.

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.

Yard and bake sale to benefit Faith Heart Family Fellowship Church music ministry will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 in the parking lot of Battery Boys, 3691 Business Route 220, Bedford. For more information, call 327-9290.

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.

St. James Episcopal Church in Bedford will celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi with a service of pet blessing on Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. on the church grounds. The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the parish hall. Bring pets, who must be properly restrained, or their photos. People may also bring a photo of pets who are deceased. For more information, contact deacon Pete Gdula at with the subject line Oct. 4, Pet Blessing.

Bedford United Methodist Church will be selling quilted pot holders and other quilted items on the front lawn of the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. All proceeds will benefit the youth group.

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.

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 provide sound and lighting. 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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. For more information, call 839-4595.

Deadline to submit items for publication on the Church News Page is 5 p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, call 623-1151, ext. 120, or email

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