Services and events at Time Ministries Church have either been postponed or cancelled. Family Fun Nights will resume April 24. The special conference with Rabbi Jack Zimmerman will be rescheduled for fall. Sunday morning services will be live-streamed at 10:30 a.m. They can be viewed at

Everett Church of the Brethren has canceled services for the time being. Visit the church’s Facebook page for weekly meditations and more information.

Crossroads Bible Church announced it will not meet physically on Sundays until further notice. Services will be livestreamed on Sundays at 11 a.m. and can be viewed at or on the church’s Facebook page.

Vendor fair hosted by Freedom House Ministries and scheduled for April 4 has been canceled. The ministry has also canceled its Pearl Valley cheese sale.

Family History Center at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church is closed until further notice. For more information, call 623-2482.

United Methodist churches in Manns Choice, Buffalo Mills and Helixville will be closed on April 5.

Trinity Lutheran Church, located on Bedford’s Public Square, has suspended Sunday morning liturgies until further notice in an effort to mitigate the spread of the current coronavirus pandemic, in solidarity with the recommendations of world, national, state and local public health officials and in consort with many of regional ecumenical Christian partners. The pastors are planning to create worship experiences, using web-based resources, to provide nurture and explore ways of staying connected. The church will be open Sunday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for personal prayer and mediation.

Women’s retreat at Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church will be postponed to next year, March 20, 2021. All fees paid will transfer to next year’s retreat. Anyone who needs a refund is asked to contact Susan Mickle at or call 839-4143 or Carol Deremer at or call 814-494-4601.

St. James Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. No donations or consignments will be accepted during the time of closure.

Churches in the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese have canceled all fish fry dinners and breakfasts, which includes the ones at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Bedford and St. John the Baptist in New Baltimore.

Free community ham pot pie dinner will be served April 25, beginning at 3 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 or call Theresa Bricker at 717-860-3782.

Ladies Spring Encounter on April 18 has been canceled.

Holy Week services at the Manns Choice Church of God have been canceled. The church will have online services each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. There are three ways to join the services — through Facebook live on the Manns Choice Church of God Facebook page, at the website and click on the live stream tab or by visiting

Community Lenten lunches at the Bedford Presbyterian Church every Wednesday through April 8 have been canceled. The church issued a message urging people to support the work of the Bedford Food Outreach.

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.

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. 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.

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

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