Clothing giveaway will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford.

Breezewood Trucker Traveler Ministry will host a bazaar and bake sale Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 E. Second St., Everett. Lunch will be available.

Heaven Bound will minister at Breezewood Community Church at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22.

Spiritual renewal services will be held at the Claysburg Church of the Brethren, 577 Bedford St., beginning Sept. 29, with Pastor Ron Bashore delivering the message at the 10:30 a.m. service. Pastor Randy Parish will be the guest speaker at the 7 p.m. services Sept. 29, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. Pastor Parish is serving as pastor of Black Valley Church of the Brethren, south of Everett. Parish previously served as executive director of operations at Suncrest Christian Church in St. John, Ind., then spent the last 35 years employed in a leadership capacity in the business community. In pursuit of full-time ministry as his calling, he is currently working to complete the ACTS program offered through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, an affiliate of Bethany Seminary. Parish has been married to Susan for 29 years and they have five children and nine grandchildren. The topic of the spiritual renewal series is “Guardrails.” Special music will be provided for the services.

Dunnings Creek Church will host “A Night of Worship,” featuring Reach Worship, on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Also performing will be Shaunna Rae Glessner and Lydia Martin. Reach Worship of Reach Church in Bear, Delaware, is led by Chestnut Ridge graduate Tyler Schoenberger. Also part of the Reach Worship team are Jordan Schoenberger, also a Ridge graduate, and his wife, Amanda. Glessner is a Bedford High graduate and currently a Liberty University student. Martin is currently a Chestnut Ridge senior and part of Dunnings Creek Church. The concert is free of charge, and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Soaring Eagle Productions will be providing sound and lighting for the event. Reach Worship will also be leading worship at Dunnings Creek Church Oct. 20. The service will begin at 10 a.m.

Ladies and Teen Fall Encounter will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Faith Assembly, 4870 Cove Mountain Rd., Roaring Spring. The speaker will be Lynn Cowell of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Her message will be “Keep The Cord Hanging,” in which she seeks to help people look at the bravest woman in scripture, Rahab, to learn what to do when people don’t know what to do. Cowell and her husband, Greg, have been married for more than 30 years and are the parents of three young adults. No tickets are required; an offering will be received. All ladies and teen girls are welcome to attend. For more information, visit or the Ladies and Teen Encounter Facebook page or call Joyce Bassler at 814-224-5119 of 814-207-6762.

End of Summer Community Festival will be held at Second Blessings, 14275 Lincoln Highway, Everett, formerly the Traveler’s Rest Motel, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28. There will be music, food, free inflatables, games for children, flea market and craft vendors, Cruise In for Hope, a silent auction and a bake sale. Registration for the cruise-in is $10 per registered vehicle, cars, trucks and motorcycles. The festival will be hosted by ReNewing Hope Ministries. For more information, visit, call 717-860-3782 or email

Fall fellowship dinner will be served at Pleasant Union Church Sept. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal will consist of steak, chicken, pulled pork, ham, ribs, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, roll, applesauce, cake and soft freeze ice cream. Music will be provided throughout the evening by Country Blend. Donations will be accepted as payment, takeouts will be available. The church is located at 259 Pleasant Union Church Road in Clearville.

Annual Mt. Zion Reformed Church of Pavia’s Fall Fest will be held Sept. 28 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the property of Dave and Carol Keithley, located along Route 869. There will be hot dogs, sauerkraut, sloppy joes, desserts, soft drinks and water, pumpkin decorating, a pinata, a peanut throw, prizes and more. Bring a covered dish, if able, to go along with the food that will be provided and also bring lawn chairs.

Music concert will be presented by Blessed Assurance, a southern gospel group, at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Chestnut Ridge Fellowship Church. For more information, call 839-2207.

Bedford Moms in Prayer group will meet the third Saturday of each month during the school year at Denny’s Restaurant, Route 220 north of Bedford, for breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. and prayer time from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, call Diane Flaaen at 623-7787 or Elyse Murphy at 847-2512. The group is part of a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization. The chapter’s primary purpose is to pray for the Bedford Area School District’s staff, students and administration. Mothers of students and concerned women in the Bedford district are invited.

Faith Baptist Church of Altoona will host a free fall festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. There will be a bounce house, carnival games, snacks and more. The church is located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and 40th Street in the Highland Park section of the city. For more information, call 944-2894 or visit

Three-night revival will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24-26 at the Robertsdale baseball field.

Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church at Osterburg will celebrate its 200th anniversary with a special service at 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Bishop Michael Rhyne will conduct the service, assisted by the Rev. David Wright. For more information, call Donna College at 276-3352 or Fay Dellinger at 276-3192.

Feast of Tabernacles with Pastor Don Kretzer from the Tribe of Judah Church in Maryland will be held at Time Ministries Church at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Kretzer will do a teaching to help Christians understand the Feast of Tabernacles and why it is important today. His teaching will include the biblical significance of this feast and present a teaching to bring a more complete understanding of who the Messiah and show how the feast prophetically points to the Messiah. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford.

Fully Engaged Women’s Celebration will be hosted by Christ Victory Church, New Buena Vista, 470 Buena Road, Manns Choice from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. Pastors Pat and Lynn Murphy will lead a day of worship, teaching and celebration. Speakers will include John Fike, Karen Burrows and Chani Zimmerman. Registration, which includes lunch, is $39.99 per person. Register online at, Fully Engaged Women’s Celebration, by Oct. 2. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

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. The technique is intended to help a person focus on hearing the voice of God speaking to them. Deacon Pete Gdula will lead the group. Enter through the door marked “Office,” located next to the rear of the church.

Hixon Bible Camp will host its 5th annual Fall Festival Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live music by Guilford Station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., old-fashioned apple butter making, activities for children, hay rides, vendors, bake sale, food, pumpkins and mums for sale. Bring a lawn chair. The camp is located at 3472 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg (Amaranth).

Faith Bible Institute will host classes on the study of “The Sermon on the Mount,” Matthew chapters 5-7, with Dana Umbel teaching, on Sept. 24, Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Foundations Christian Academy, Upper Snake Spring Road, Everett. There is no cost. Initial studies will focus on the “Extraordinary Christianity” assigned in the Beatitudes and God’s expectations that people function as salt and light in the world.

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.

Bingo is played every Wednesday night at the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Church, New Baltimore, starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are available.

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.

Solid Rock Independent Baptist Church will host a tour of Jordan and Israel Feb. 9-21. The trip includes flights, transportation, lodging, food, tips and taxes. Passports are needed and a $300 deposit is required by Nov. 1 for the $3,999 trip. Final payment is due Dec. 11. The trip will include various tour stops. Modern-day topics will be woven into the commentary. For additional information, call John Klink at 804-761-5088.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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. Call 944-2894 before 3 p.m. on the day before if a ride is needed.

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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