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Friendship Village Campground in Bedford will host a gospel sing July 20 at 7 p.m. featuring The Anchormen from Asheboro, North Carolina. Members of the group are, from left, Scott Mullins, Ronnie Bright and Derrick Boyd. A free popcorn pop will follow. The campground will host a Sunday morning service will be held July 21 at 10 a.m. An offering will be collected at each service. For more information, call 623-1677.

Ice cream festival will be hosted by the Everett Church of the Brethren, corner of Water and Second streets, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17. There will be homemade ice cream, as well as pies, cakes, sloppy joes, hot dogs and baked beans.

All-American picnic will be hosted by Time Ministries Church at the Camp Living Waters, 300 Camp Living Waters Road, Schellsburg, Aug. 18. The day will start out with a celebration service at 10:30 a.m., with the picnic immediately following. Admission is free, but reservations are requested by calling 624-2444. The picnic menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages and many side dishes. There will also be prizes and games. The public is invited to attend.

St. James Thrift Shop will host a buy one, get one sale July 22-26. The shop, located at 210 E. John St., Bedford, is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Patrons can buy one item at regular price and get one donated item for free.

Back to school carnival will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bedford Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, located along Route 30 east of Bedford. Children ages 4 to 12 or preschool to sixth grade can be signed up by calling 623-8882. School supplies will be distributed at the end of the carnival to the first 80 children who have signed in by 3 p.m. The carnival will featured games, treats, a bounce house and more.

Clothing giveaway will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. July 23 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford.

“Giddyup Junction” will be the theme for Vacation Bible School at Faith Brethren Bible Church, located along Route 96 between Schellsburg and New Paris, July 29 through Aug. 2. Sessions for children ages 2 through 12th grade will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. each evening and will include games, Bible time, music, memory verses, snacks, crafts and more. For more information, call the church at 733-4336.

“Where’s the Justice? What to Do When Life Seems Unfair,” which includes a filmed interview with Jasmine Lima-Marin, whose husband, Rene Lima-Marin, served 10 years in prison for a robbery conviction, will be the topic of discussion at 6:30 p.m. July 25 at the Lifetree Cafe at Faith United Methodist Church in Woodbury. After rebuilding his life and finding employment, Rene was sent back to prison when it was discovered the court made a mistake regarding the length of his sentence.

Freedom House Ministries will host events on Aug. 10 at 176 Chalybeate Road, Bedford. There will be a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a tractor run beginning at 10 a.m.; music sing from 1 to 4 p.m., dedication of the Doc Dawson Room at 3 p.m., non-profit ministry tents with information and free resources, as well as refreshments, gift shop and resale shop items and chicken barbecue. Dinners will cost $9 and will include a half chicken, applesauce, baked beans, roll and butter. Tickets can be purchased at the ministries building from 6 to 8 p.m. July 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20 and at the event until sold out. For more information, visit Facebook or call 814-494-2949.

Heaven Bound will minister at 11 a.m. July 21 at Whips Cove Church, 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg.

Take Back Our Town will meet at 11 a.m. July 20 at Freedom House Ministries. Anyone wishing to offer support or anyone in need of support is invited to attend.

99th Annual Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will be held July 28 through Aug. 2 at Lakemont Park Casino, Altoona. Services will begin at 6 p.m. July 28 and 4 and 7 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2, with dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. for people who attend all sessions. The theme of the Conference will be: “Fellowship in the Family of God.” Guest speakers will be Evangelist David Kistler of HOPE Ministries International and Dr. Wendell Calder of Local Church Evangelism Ministries. Missionary Guest will be Ken Duah with the Way of Truth Baptist Mission in West Africa. For more information, call 944-2894 or visit

Manns Choice Church Of God, 6150 Allegheny Road, will host a cruise-in from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3. There will be food, prizes and music. All proceeds benefit the Manns Choice Church Of God Youth ministry.

Peach festival will be held rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Palo Alto United Methodist Church pavilion, 1798 Hyndman Rd., Hyndman. Hot dogs, sloppy joes, barbecue ham, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, peach Jell-O, peach pie, peach crisp, peach dumplings, peach cake, peach cobbler, coffee, water, soda and homemade peach ice cream will be available. Whole pies will be sold. The festival will be hosted by the Four Point Harmony Charge: Hyndman, Palo Alto, Cooks Mill and Wellersburg United Methodist churches. For more information, call 842-3830.

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.

Upper Claar Church, Claysburg, will serve a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. July 20. All proceeds will benefit Jane Musselman, who was involved recently in a motor vehicle accident. For more information, call 239-5449. Takeouts will be available. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Servants Heart Camp will be conducting the morning services July 28 at Liberty Independent Baptist Church, 13619 Lincoln Highway, Everett. The camp will provide special music, and evangelist Dan Burbaker will preach during the 10 and 11 a.m. services. Servant Hearts Camp is located in Ramey and works to help people become Christians and learn to grow as Christians.

Annual Appetizer Madness and Talent Show will be hosted by Time Ministries Church at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. The evening will start out with a talent show, presented by the church family. Following the show, there will be a big spread of appetizers. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite appetizer to share if they wish. Admission is free. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford.

Whips Cove Church will host its annual festival Aug. 3, starting at 5 p.m. The church is located at 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg. There will be homemade chicken corn soup and ham and bean soup, steamers, hot dogs, french fries, homemade pies and ice cream. There will be cakewalks and games. Sandy Uttley Hann will provide entertainment for the evening. There will be a silent auction on multiple items, and a hand-quilted and embroidered quilt will be raffled. For more information, call 717-294-3229.

Movie Night will be held at Point Church, 1822 Point Road, Schellsburg, on July 20. A light dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by the showing of “Angel in the House.” For more information, call 733-3003.

Christmas in July to benefit the Breezewood Trucker Traveler Ministry will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26 and 4 p.m. until an unknown time July 27 at the Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 E. Second St., Everett. There will be crafts and food items.

Camp meeting will be held at July 21 through Aug. 4 at the Hyndman Camp Grounds, 1155 Gooseberry Road. A hymn sing and praise service will be held July 21 from 2:30 to 7 p.m. and will include performances with Central Christian Church Choir at 2:30 p.m., Sam Harman at 3 p.m., Caleb Shaffer at 3:30 p.m. Jim Jeffries at 4 p.m., the Bagley Family at 4:30 p.m., Mark Jewell at 5:30 p.m., Mark Durst at 6 p.m. and Harry Burchell at 6:30 p.m. The speakers and special music for the rest of the meetings will include: July 22, Jim Jeffries and LaVale Baptist Church; July 23, John Miller and Prosperity Christian Church; July 24, Harry Burchelle and Ellerslie United Methodist Church; July 25, Tony Stair and United Methodist Church; July 26, Nathan Elliott and Glad Tidings Assembly of God; July 27, Dave Klink and First United Methodist Church; July 28, Jim Swauger and Fairhope Community Church; July 29, Ethel Stevanus and Four Point Harmony Charge; July 30, Mark Durst and Frostburg Brethren Church; July 31, Gary Pensyl and Bible Gospel Church; Aug. 1, Ken Haines and Four Point Harmony Charge; Aug. 2, Philip Mack and Glad Tidings Assembly of God; Aug. 3, Caleb Shaffer and Tri-State Ministry Center; and Aug. 4, Terry Elliott and Central Christian Church. A junior camp will be open July 22-26 for attendees ages 7-12, and a teen camp will be held July 29 through Aug. 2 for youth ages 13-19. For more information about the camps, call 842-6294.

Snake Spring Valley Church of the Brethren’s Annual Ice Cream Festival will be held July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Food available will include sandwiches, salads, pies and cakes. Donations will be accepted for the food and beverages. There also will be eight flavors of ice cream available for a small fee. All proceeds will be used for community outreach.

Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4-7 at the United Church of Schellsburg for children in pre-kindergarten to 11 years. Registration will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 4. For more information, call 733-4811 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Salemville Area Community Picnic will be held at 4 p.m. July 21 at the German Seventh-day Baptist Brick Church, 786 Golden Rule Drive, Salemville. Food will be served at 5 p.m., and there will be a bounce house, hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring a covered dish and a chair. There will be programs and games for children.

Manns Choice Church of God will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. July 24-26 for children ages 4 to 12. The school will conclude with a Sunday fun day at 10:30 a.m. July 28. This year’s theme is “Roar! Life is wild God is Good.”

Liberty Bible Church, 2840 Chalybeate Road, Bedford, will sponsor a “Weekend with Missionary Dan Gross” at 7 p.m. July 19, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. July 20 and 10:30 a.m. July 21 at the church. Gross will speak on “Understanding the Law.” Lunch will be served on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. The Sunday meeting concludes with a “pot luck” picnic in the church pavilion. Gross is the founder of Rejoicing in Grace Ministries and has preached for several years in the Philippines, Singapore and India. For further information, call David Greenwood, administrative pastor of Liberty Bible Church, at 931-3040.

Mid-summer bazaar, yard sale, flea market and craft vendors fair will be hosted by the Covenant Women of God from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and July 20 at Christ Victory Church in New Buena Vista. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A pie baking contest will be held. Judging will be done on July 20, and pies will be available for purchase after the judging. Anyone is invited to enter the contest or set up a table. Inside and outside tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be rented for $10 for one or $15 for two. To rent table space or for more information on the pie baking contest, call 733-4478 or 977-0208.

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 pm. Refreshments are available.

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 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.

Choice Spot, a community youth center located in the Fellowship Center of the Manns Choice Church of God, 6150 Allegheny Road, is open Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

“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. Bring laundered, gently used clothing. 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.

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. For more information, call 839-4595.

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