Church radio broadcast is available for anyone who would like to listen to the church services of Liberty Independent Baptist Church while maintaining social distancing. The services will be broadcast to the church parking lot on 88.5FM radio. The church is located at 13619 Lincoln Highway, Everett.
Yeager Lutheran Church will share in “drive-in” parking lot outdoor worship services on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. People may park in the parking lot facing the church and stay in their cars or sit on lawn chairs. Sunday morning worship services will be held inside at 10 a.m. There will be prayers, hymns, scripture and messages. For more information, visit www.yeagerchurch.org.
Holy Ghost Miracle Revival with the David Harbison Ministries will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 17-21 at Christ Victory Church, 470 Buena Road, Manns Choice. All services will be streamed live on the church’s YouTube changel, “There’s Victory 4 Your,” and on the Facebook page David Harbison Ministries. For more information, call 618-235-6373 or visit the website www.theresvictory4you.org.
Heaven Bound will minister at Lebanon Christian Church, Artemas, at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2.
Whips Cove Church, Warfordsburg, will not hold its annual festival this year due to COVID-19.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Osterburg is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser Aug. 2 through Sept. 30 to raise funds for the church’s Women’s Organization and Outreach Fund. St. Peter’s will earn funds through Funds2Orgs based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at the church, or at several locations throughout the area. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school. St. Peter’s women’s organization is active in the community by volunteering at Pennknoll Village for birthday and Christmas parties, volunteering at the New Paris food bank, participating in the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child program, and working on many Lutheran World Relief projects. St. Peter’s Outreach Fund is used to help anyone in need. Contact Fay Dellinger at 276-3192 or Mary Bowser at 276-3748 for information on drop-off locations.
Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the fellowship room of the Everett Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 207 Drive-In Lane (near UPMC Hospital). Anyone wishing to donate is asked to go online and do the “Rapid-Pass.” Walk-ins are accepted, but “Rapid-Pass” is guaranteed and quicker. For more information, call Waneta at 814-979-3737.
Crystal Spring Camp Meeting will be held daily Aug. 7 through Aug. 16 at the campgrounds, 1008 Camp Meeting Road, Crystal Spring, off Interstate 70’s Exit 151. Nightly evangelical services begin at 7:30 p.m. under the leadership of the Rev. Carl Schmidt and Pastor Mark “Cappy” Lingenfelter. There will be special nightly music. Bible studies will be held daily at 10 a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be in effect and face coverings are strongly recommended. For more information, call 814-285-0986 or 735-4918.
Faith Brethren Bible church, located midway between Schellsburg and New Paris along Route 96, will host Vacation Bible School, “Big Fish Bay,” Aug. 3 through Aug. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. daily for children ages 2 through 12th grade. There will be games, snacks, Bible time, crafts, music and more. For more information, or to pre-register, call 733-4336.
Bedford United Methodist Church will live-stream services each Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11 a.m. either through Facebook Live on the Bedford United Methodist Facebook page or at the website at bedfordumc.org on the homepage (link under each worship time). Services will also be available later in the day under the sermon tab on the website. Services also will be held on location at 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary) with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Nursery is available. CDC guidelines for masks and social distancing are being observed.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Penn St., Public Square, Bedford, will gather for one Sunday morning Eucharist at 9 a.m. The church will practice social distancing (sitting in every-other pew), and worshipers are asked to wear masks while inside the church. Visit www.trinitylutheranbedford.com or call 623-8813 for more information about the congregation’s ministries.
Peach festival will be held rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Palo Alto United Methodist pavilion, 1798 Hyndman Road, Hyndman. Hot dogs, chili dogs, sloppy joes, ham barbecue, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, peach Jell-O, pie, crisp, dumplings, cobbler and cake, all featuring peaches, will be served, along with coffee, water, soda, homemade peach ice cream, whole pies and cobblers. The festival will be hosted by the Four Point Harmony Charge of Hyndman, Palo Alto, Cooks Mill and Wellersburg United Methodist churches. Social distancing will be practiced. People will be served. Attendees are asked to wear masks through the food line, if possible. For more information, call 842-3830.
Seek and Find Shop at Love In The Name of Christ of Bedford County is open each week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Until further notice, there will be no “Bag Days.” There will be weekly specials and giveaways. The shop is located along State Street in Everett.
Loysburg Reformed Church has resumed holding in-person worship services at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Those attending are encouraged to wear a facial covering while coming and going and practice the recommended social distancing while present. Sunday school is still suspended until further notice. Those who are uncomfortable about returning to church can still hear and see Pastor David Meckley delivering a sermon each week on the church’s Facebook page or the church website. Go to St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg (sjrcl.org) and click on “live stream.”
Family Fun Nights at Time Ministries Church will resume as soon as the state restrictions due to the COVID-19 are lifted.
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.
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.
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.