Family Passover Seder will be celebrated at Time Ministries Church at 7 p.m. April 10. Rabbi Jack Zimmerman, staff evangelist of Jewish Voice Ministries based in Arizona, will officiate the feast. He has a deep understanding of the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. He is a former stand-up comedian and is 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. He will be telling the story as participants celebrate Passover the way Jesus did. Participants will go on a journey through Jesus’ last Supper, understanding how it fulfills the Passover story in Exodus as each one partakes of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate, and recline in celebration of freedom. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Make reservations by April 1 by calling 624-2444 or register through The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford.

Snake Spring Valley Church of the Brethren will serve an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper from 4 to 7 p.m. March 16 in the church fellowship hall. The menu will include spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Cost will be $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-11 and free for children ages 4 and under. Take outs will be available. All proceeds benefit District Disaster Response.

Spring dinner will be served at Pleasant Union Church in Clearville March 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal will include steak, chicken, ham, pulled pork, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, roll, applesauce, cake and soft freeze ice cream. Donations will be accepted, and takeouts will be available.

Frank Menhart of Refiner’s Fire Ministries will be held at the Everett Assembly of God at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The church is located behind the Shell station along Route 30 east of Everett. For more information, call 652-6917.

“Angels: Are They Reaching Out to You?” will be the topic of discussion at the Lifetree Cafe at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at Faith United Methodist Church, Woodbury. The program will feature the filmed story of a man who believes meeting an angel in the Rocky Mountains saved his life during a hunting trip. The man, who had become lost as night fell, encountered someone whose presence he couldn’t explain. “I’m convinced an angel saved my life,” he said. Participants will consider whether angels exist and, if so, whether angels interact with humans. Participants who believe they’ve encountered angels will be encouraged to share their stories. Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Spring craft and vendor show will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Imler from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27. Table space rental will be $20 for inside and $15 for outside. The kitchen will be open. For more information, call 977-2844.

Point Church will host a Worship and Movie Night from 6 to 9 p.m. March 16. An hour of praise, worship, and prayer will be held in the sanctuary from 6 to 7 p.m. The movie “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” will follow at 7 p.m. Snacks will be available during the movie. The church is located at 1822 Point Road near Schellsburg. Admission is free. For more information, call 733-3003.

Free community lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 13 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Imler. For more information, call 276-3852 on the day of the meal.

Living Last Supper ministry presentation will be offered at 3 p.m. April 6 at Mt. Pisgah AME Zion Church, 246 W. John St., corner of West and John streets, Bedford. Several local pastors will be part of the presentation. An offering will be taken. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Teen Encounter and Ladies Encounter ministries have announced upcoming events, slated for April 26 and April 27 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. The speakers and presenters will be Alan and Lisa Robertson from “Duck Dynasty.” Lisa worked with Alan at the church and then joined him at Duck Commander. With a romance that began in junior high, she will share about many bad decisions that were made, but will also share God’s redeeming love and mercy A Teen Girls Encounter pizza party and girl time with Lisa will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 26. Girls in grade 6 and up are welcome to attend. Youth leaders are encouraged to attend, and mothers are welcome. Robertson will speak on “Ducky Decisions” and will share how decisions affect people’s lives. She will share some of the very bad ones she made but will also share how God’s love and grace can redeem. Advance tickets will cost $10, while tickets at the door will cost $12. A Men and Teen Guys Encounter with Alan Robertson will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. April 26. Males in grade 6 and up are invited. Robertson will speak on “Reflections from the Beardless Brother. What is it like to be part of the Duck Dynasty family?” He will insight and videos. Advance tickets will cost $20 for men and $10 for teens. Walk-in tickets will cost $25 and $12, if available. The Robertsons will both speak at the Ladies Spring Encounter event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27. Their message will be “Hope for Any Situation.” Advance tickets will cost $25, while lunch tickets will cost $15. Walk-in tickets will cost $30; no lunch tickets will be available at the door. Advance ticket sales for all three events ends April 21. Tickets may be purchased at Roaring Spring True Value Department Store, Thompson Pharmacies in Hollidaysburg and Juniata, the Everett Flower Shop, Northern Bedford Pharmacy or from Doris Miller at 224-5443. Tickets also may be ordered online at

Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. April 20 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Imler. There will be prizes and candy. All ages are welcome.

St. John’s Reformed Church in Loysburg will host a Southern Cove Area “Photograph and Storytelling Sharing Session” on March 30 from 2-4 pm in the church fellowship hall. Special guests sharing and describing the background of their old photos will be Clay Hull, local professional photographer, insurance salesman and farmer (1940-2017) and David Snyder, historian and former proprietor of “The Morrison’s Cove Herald.” Both gentlemen will bring some of their favorite community pictures and tell the background information associated with each. For those who attend and bring their own old pictures associated with people and places in “The Cove,” Dave and Clay will attempt to help clear up any family “mysteries.” For more information, call 494-6898 or 766-2500.

Freedom House Ministries will host a pastor and church leadership breakfast May 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. at 176 Chalybeate Road, Bedford. It is open to all pastors and church leadership. To reserve a spot, call 494-2949 or email There is no charge. Guest speakers will be Pastor Dave Klink, chaplain at Somerset Laurel Highlands State Prison, and Eric Poteat, pastor and former staff of Teen Challenge.

Freedom House Ministries is selling Pearl Valley cheese for a fundraiser. Seventeen different kinds of cheese will be available. Orders and money are due March 24; delivery will be April 6. Anyone who wants to order can stop by the building at 176 Chalybeate Road, Saturdays, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 494-2949 to order.

“Where’s Your Hope” Christian Women’s Retreat will be held at the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church, near Fishertown, March 16, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Featured speakers are Cyndi Bulger from Everett, who teaches a Bible study she wrote and had published in 2017, and Carol Deremer, a Bedford County native, author of three Christian books, and an experienced communicator. Leading the music will be “The Joyful Noise,” worship leaders at Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church. Cost is $20 at the door. For information, contact Susan Mickle at 839-4143 or or Carol Deremer at 494-4601 or

Freedom House Ministries will host a vendor, rummage and bake sale on April 6 at the ministries house, 176 Chalybeate Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables for vendors will be $10 each. To reserve a spot, call 494-2949. There will be baskets to chance off.

Seafood buffet will be served all-you-can-eat style on Fridays in Lent through April 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s, 731 Patrick Lane, Newry. There will be baked haddock, deep-fried fish, shrimp, clams, seven side dishes, two soups, beverages and dessert. Cost will be $13 for adults, $12 for seniors over age 60, $8 for children ages 5 to 12, free for children under age 4 and $13.50 for takeouts.

Faith Bible Institute will offer spring classes on the study of Ephesians, one of Paul’s prison epistles. Classes will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. March 19, 26, April 2 at Foundations Christian Academy, Upper Snake Spring Road, Everett. Dale Chamberlain will be the teacher. There is no charge. For more information, call 623-6744.

Fish fry dinners will be served all-you-can-eat style on Fridays in Lent through April 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall, New Baltimore. The menu will include fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, fried clams, vegetables, baked potato, soup, salad, dessert bar and beverage. Cost will be $14 for adults, $4 for children under age 12 and free of children under age 5.

Annual spring turkey and noodle supper will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ from 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 4. Cost for the all-you-can-eat supper will be $11 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 11 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Takeouts will be $12.

Pancake and sausage breakfast will be served at St. John’s Parish Hall, New Baltimore, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24, March 31 and April 7. There will be buckwheat cakes, pancakes, whole hog sausage, pure maple syrup and beverages. Cost will be $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger and free of children ages 4 and younger.

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.

Family Fun Night will be held at Time Ministries Church every last Friday of the month. The next one will be on March 29. The evening will start with indoor archery from 5 to 6 p.m. Bring archery equipment. At 6 p.m., all the other activities will start and will include basketball, volleyball, foosball, air hockey, four square, bounce house, ping pong, badminton, dodge ball, billiard and more. Activities may vary from one night to another. There will be a Toddler Zone, a play area for little kids. 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.

Rockin’ Oldies Dance will be hosted by Champion Life Church, 1314 12th St., Altoona, at 7 p.m. May 17. Dress in a 1950s or 1960s accident for a chance to win a prize. Admission will be $10. Light refreshments will be provided. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 942-9400 or going to the website

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.

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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