Rabies clinic to benefit the Wells Valley Presbyterian Church will be held from 8 a.m, to noon June 6 at the Wells Tannery Community Park. Rabies shots will cost $10; other vaccines will be given for additional costs. Dr. Edwin Bracken will be the veterinarian.
Time Ministries Church has planned a Memorial Day service in memory of fallen heroes for 10:30 a.m. May 24. Due to the state COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be live-streamed and can be viewed online through www.Facebook.com/TimeMinistriesChurch or Time Ministries Church channel on YouTube.com.
Black Valley Church has canceled its annual Strawberry Festival this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is held annually on the second Saturday in June.
St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will offer worship online. Pastor David Meckley will conduct each service. All services can be viewed by clicking on the “live stream” option on the church’s home page. The website is www.sjrcl.org. All Sunday services will be posted by 9:30 a.m. The services can be viewed/heard on the church facebook page as well as the website. The services will remain on the website and can be viewed any hour at one’s convenience.
Bedford Valley Assembly of God is reopening, beginning May 24, for inside services. There will be no Sunday school. Service time will be from 10 to 11:15 a.m. The church will follow CDC guidelines as well as “PA Yellow Phase” recommendations. People who do not feel comfortable going inside can sit in the church parking lot and listen to the service on FM radio 87.7.
Combined worship and memorial service normally held at the Frame (Bethel Reformed) Church, located along Frame Church Road, will be held online at 9:30 a.m. May 24. The Black Valley Church will host the service on Facebook Live. Search Facebook for Black Valley Church and like the page for updates. Pastor Randy Parish will conduct the services with assistance by Monte Adams.
Fairview Church in Artemas has canceled all Memorial Day services on May 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family Fun Nights at Time Ministries Church will resume as soon as the state restrictions due to the COVID-19 are lifted.
Election Day ham pot pie sale will take place at Wolfsburg United Methodist Church from noon to 5 p.m. June 2. Cost will be $8 for one quart of pot pie, two rolls and two gobs. Drive-through to pick up orders. Pre-orders also will be accepted by calling 623-6595 or 623-8927.
Faith Baptist Church of Altoona will serve free hot lunches on Saturday as a ministry outreach for people in need. The meals will be available for pickup each Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. A hot main food item, as well as fruit and other items, will be provided for each individual present on a first-come, first-served basis. Meals will be distributed at the lower level of the church, corner of 4th Avenue and 40th Street. For more information, call 944-2894 or visit www.fbcaltoona.org.
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’s services will be livestreamed on Sundays at 11 a.m. and can be viewed at crossroadsbible.info or on the church’s Facebook page.
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 until further notice.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Bedford has suspended Sunday morning liturgies and other “in-person” gatherings throughout the week. Parishioners and friends are invited to access a variety of online resources posted weekly on Trinity’s website at www.trinitylutheranbedford.com. The resources include Sunday morning “E:Worship,” Sunday school lessons for children/families, and “Pastor’s Ponderings.” Two online live Bible studies are held each week: Sundays at 9 a.m., The Prophet Amos, and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. The church office provides charitable assistance, particularly shelter, utility and food needs, in partnership with The Bedford Service Unit of the Salvation Army. Call the church at 623-8813 prior to visiting. In ecumenical partnership with neighboring congregations, Tuesday evening’s weekly free community dinners are served as take-home meals, available at 5 p.m., at the church’s (east) Penn Street door. Call the church for links to the online (Zoom) Bible studies or for any further information.
St. James Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. No donations or consignments will be accepted during the time of closure.
Manns Choice Church of God 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 mannschoicecog.org and click on the live stream tab or by visiting mannschoicecog.livechurch.com.
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. Families included in the book are Anderson, Beegle, Claycomb, Deffibaugh, Dibert, Fetter, Hershberger, Imler, Reighard, Smith, Walter and Weyant, who were among members of the church when it was founded in the early 1800s. 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.
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.
Deadline to submit items for publication on the Church News Page is 5 p.m. Tuesdays.