Manns Choice Church of God will host a veterans appreciation dinner with a free meal and concert at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Veterans may bring one guest. The concert, featuring the Flight 93 memorial chorus, will begin at 6 p.m. Sign up in the foyer of the church or make reservations by calling the church at 623-5065 or John Kring at 839-4980 with the name, number attending and contact phone number.
Heaven Bound will minister in music on Nov. 10 at St. Johns Christian Church, Cessna, at 10:45 a.m. and Bible Gospel Church, Hyndman, at 7 p.m.
Citrus fruit orders through the Everett Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located at 203 Drive-In Lane, behind UPMC Bedford Memorial, will be accepted until Nov. 24 for delivery between 4 and 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church. Available fruit includes navels, grapefruit, navel/grapefruit mix, mandarin and Oregon pears. For more information, call 979-3737 or 735-3440.
Biscuits & Gravy will present a concert at Yeager Lutheran Church on Nov. 10. A potluck dinner of “foods around the world” will be shared at 5 p.m., and the group will begin to play at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the dinner and/or the concert. The group members are Dawn Nave, guitar; Brenda Popelish, bass guitar and banjo; Kim Amick, percussion; and Roger Vance, lead guitar. The church is located at 3419 Main Road, Bedford, along Route 326 near Rainsburg. Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/yeagerlutheranchurch for more information.
Free community Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren, 3729 Brumbaugh Rd., Route 869, New Enterprise.
“Personal Story of Immigration” presentation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the church’s Trinity Hall. Women of Trinity, in cooperation with the Bedford Presbyterian Church, will present the program in order to deepen the awareness and understanding of immigration as it has become a growing global issue. The speaker, Amer Al Fayadh, emigrated as a refugee from Iraq in 2010 and became a U.S. citizen in 2016. In Baghdad, he received a degree in engineering and was owner of a successful business. However, he said, life became such that he knew, at age 28, that he needed to leave his beloved country in order to live in peace and safety. He now works as a language services coordinator for Church World Services. He said he feels part of his call is to share his story in order to deepen an understanding with others as to why someone leaves home and everything he or she knows and loves to try to build another home in an unknown culture and place. Area churches and community members are welcome to attend the presentation. To register, call 623-8813.
Craft fair and turkey dinner will be hosted by the Dunnings Creek Church of the Brethren Women’s Fellowship Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, located along Route 96 in Ryot, between Pleasantville and New Paris. There will be local vendors. Cost for dinners will be $9 each.
Free community Thanksgiving meal will be served at Weyant United Methodist Church Nov. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Building Bridges, a new contemporary service, will be held at Weyant United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Nov. 11. For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page.
Freedom House Ministries is selling Pearl Valley Cheese as a fundraiser. Orders and money are due by Nov. 24. Orders will be delivered on Dec. 12. For more information, see the flyer on the ministries’ Facebook page or call 494-2949.
Turkey and waffle supper and bazaar will be held at Trinity Reformed Church, Osterburg, Nov. 23, beginning at 4 p.m. Cost for the all-you-can-eat dinner will be $11 for anyone 13 and older, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, free for children under 5 and $12 for takeouts.
Faith Bible Institute November classes will focus on a study in Ephesians, one of Paul’s prison epistles. Classes will be held at Foundations Christian Academy, Upper Snake Spring Road, Everett, Nov. 12, 19, 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dale Chamberlain will teach. There is no cost. For more information, call 623-6744.
Chestnut Ridge Fellowship Church, Route 56, Fishertown, will host a special Veterans Day concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 10. The Bridge Choir will perform. For more information, call 839-2207.
Carmelite Community of the Word Hands and Hearts Haiti Ministry will sponsor a Harvest Tea & Basket Auction from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Newry. Tickets are $18. The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 18. To reserve tickets, send names of all persons attending, along with payment to: CCW Hands & Hearts Haiti Ministry, 394 Bem Road, Gallitizin, PA 16641. For more information, call 886-4098.
Giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 at Clear Ridge Fellowship Church, 10721 Clear Ridge Road, Everett. There will be a kitchen table, twin mattress and box springs, trucks, Legos, coats, books, clothing, shoes, household items, puzzles, kitchen items and more. Call 652-5203 for more information.
Revival with Tom Zuercher will be held at Woodbury Church of the Brethren Nov. 10-13. Pastor Zuercher will begin Sunday morning at 9:25 a.m. by asking people to consider if being an “Almost Christian” works. He will continue at 7 p.m. each evening with the following: “A ‘Tree’ is the Answer to Struggle With Sin,” Sunday; “Toxicity: Sickness and Death – In the Spiritual World,” Monday; “Doing the Right Thing When Nobody Notices,” Tuesday; “Shake Off Discouragement or Your Faith Will Never be Strong and Bold,” Wednesday. There is a free fellowship meal Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Zuercher is a retired pastor and district executive from northern Ohio. The church is located at 4359 Woodbury Pike, Woodbury. For information, call Pastor David Ulm at 793-2288.
Free veterans’ banquet will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at Liberty Independent Baptist Church, 13619 Lincoln Highway, Everett. The music group “The Gospel Strings” will provide music, starting at 5 p.m., and the free meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 652-9504.
Second free Thanksgiving dinner at the Tatesville United Methodist Church will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 24. The meal is open to the public.
Turkey dinner will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Palo Alto United Methodist Church, Hyndman. The menu will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie or cake and drink. Cost will be $10 for anyone 12 and older, $6 for children under 12 and free for veterans.
Bedford-Fulton Christian Conference will meet at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Black Valley Federated Church of the Brethren.
Members of St. Matthew Lutheran Church at 115 E. Penn St., Martinsburg, will present a walk through the Christmas story, “Journey to Bethlehem,” Dec. 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. As shepherds guide visitors along the “Journey to Bethlehem,” the angel Gabriel tells about the message he delivers to Mary and Elizabeth; Joseph and Mary share their fears and joys along their journey; the busy innkeeper tells of his conversation with Joseph; the wisemen describe what it was like to follow the star; and God’s message of peace is presented. Refreshments will be served following the “journey.” Plenty of free parking is available. There is no charge for the journey. In support of the Martinsburg Food Pantry, St. Matthew will accept donations of non-perishable food items at both presentations. An offering will be accepted for people wishing to make a monetary donation. For more information or directions to the church, contact the office weekday mornings between 9 and noon by calling 793-2413. This year, the church also will present “Journey to Bethlehem” as a stage play at Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at Martinsburg, on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. for people unable to participate in the walking tour at St. Matthew.
Spaghetti dinner will be served all-you-can-eat style by the Knights of Columbus of St. John’s Parish in New Baltimore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church hall. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, dinner rolls and dessert. All profits are donated to local charities. Admission will be $8 for anyone 12 and older, $3 for children ages 3 to 11 and free for children under 3.
Six Mile Run Methodist Church will pay tribute to emergency medical services personnel, emergency medical technicians and veterans during the 9 a.m. service Nov. 10. A lunch brunch will follow the service.
Community meal will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Imler. The meals are served on the Saturday of every month. Eat-in or takeout services are available. For more information, call 276-3852 after 11 a.m. on the days of the meals.
Veterans will be honored at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Nov. 10 at St. Johns Christian Church, Cessna. Josh Lang will speak.
New Life Bible Camp will host the annual Luncheon at the Lodge Nov. 13. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a concert by local Country Gospel Singer Tom Smith. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs and to help the ministry of New Life Bible Camp. Call 842-3325 or write Andy Maples at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Space is limited; reservations are requested. The luncheon is open to the public.
Veterans will be recognized at Time Ministries Church on Nov. 10. The morning will start out with a free breakfast for everyone and veterans from 8:15 to 10 a.m. A special program and recognition service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Veterans will be recognized and each will receive a special gift. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford. For more information, call 624-2444.
GlowFest 2019 has been scheduled for Nov. 9 at Time Ministries Church. Registration is from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. A variety of activities are already in the works including the popular indoor Giant Maze, a bounce house, lots of door prizes for children and adults, snacks, music, interactive games, a craft station and much more. Admission is free. Attendees can register at the door or register ahead by calling 624-2444 or through Facebook.com/TimeMinistriesChurch or online at www.GlowFest2019.com. 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. 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.
Family Fun Nights will be held at Time Ministries Church from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and Jan. 31. The event will kick off with bingo. Admission is free. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford. For more information, call 624-2444.
Free senior luncheons will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday at Pleasant Hill Bible Church, 2793 Briar Valley Road, Imlertown. For more information, call 803-8614.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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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