Weaver Believer from Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, will lead a gospel sing at 7 p.m. June 8 at Friendship Village Campground in Bedford. A free popcorn pop will follow. Weaver Believer also will perform during the Sunday morning service on June 9 at 10 a.m. An offering will be collected at each service. Members of the group are, from left, Tom Lepore, Sam Weaver, Johnny Weaver, Michelle Lepore, Sarah Weaver, Michael Weaver and Steve Weaver.

Music festival, chicken barbecue, silent auction and softball tournament to benefit Love In the Name of Christ will be held June 15 at Snake Spring Recreation Park. There will be performances by Tom Smith, John Topper, Weaver Believers, Joyful Noise Quartet and Caleb Shaffer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Barbecued chicken will be served at 11 a.m. The co-ed softball tournament will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. Cost will be $250 per team. There is a 15-player roster maximum. Chicken barbecue dinners will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a food cart serving breakfast sandwiches and snacks from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monetary prizes will be awarded. For more information, visit the Love INC Facebook page. Bring a lawn chair.

Clearville Area Community Churches Association Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 9-14 at Pleasant Union Church in Clearville. A light dinner will be served, and there will be Bible lessons, music, snacks, crafts and games for all ages, including teens and adults.. Busing is available; call if needed. For more information, call 814-594-2853.

Fundraiser car wash will be hosted by Bedford County Young Life from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at Town Hill Auto, 3613 Business 220, Bedford. Proceeds will help send youth to summer camp. Young Life is a nondenominational Christian organization for middle schoolers and high schoolers and introduces them to Jesus as Savior.

Bus trip to Lancaster will be hosted by the United Church of Schellsburg on June 27. Participants will eat at noon at an Amish home and then tour the Amish country with an Amish tour guide on the bus. The bus will pick up riders at 7:30 a.m. at the parking lot of the Bedford Square Shopping Center. Doris Clark-Imgrund will be the escort. The trip is open to the public. Call 733-4121 to make reservations.

Kidz Time will celebrate Father’s Day with a session from 10 a.m. to noon June 15 at Faith United Methodist Church, 133 Main St., Woodbury. Kidz Time meets once a month for a time of growing in and sharing faith through games, crafts, stories and more.

Yard sale will be held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at Faith United Methodist Church, 133 Main St., Woodbury. Donations of items are being accepted. All proceeds will be used to support missions.

Family Fun Night will be held at Time Ministries Church every last Friday of the month. The June 28 event will include outdoor activities, weather permitting. 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.

“Christ’mas’ the Whole Year Through” Vacation Bible School, presented by “The KnightLights” ministry team, will be hosted by Glad Tidings, 314 Cunningham Drive, Hyndman, on June 17-June 21 from 10 a.m. to noon daily. For more information, visit

“A Father’s Power: How Dads Shape Us — for Better or Worse,” which includes a filmed interview with former gang member and current father Mark DeEsparza, will be the topic of discussion at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at the Lifetree Cafe at Faith United Methodist Church, 133 Main St., Woodbury.

Breezewood United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 10 to noon June 24-26 for all children. Lunch will be served. The theme will be “Roar With the Lord.”

Steak and chicken dinner will be served at Pleasant Union Church Fellowship Hall, 259 Pleasant Union Church Road, Clearville, June 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal will consist of steak, chicken, ham, pulled pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll, cake and soft freeze ice cream. Donations will be accepted, and takeouts will be available. Music, with Country Blend, will be outside if weather permits.

Weyant United Methodist Church, located along Route 869 four miles west of Osterburg, will host Bible school June 17-20 from 6 to 8 pm. The theme will be “Farming with God.” There will be classes for children ages 3 through teens.

Strawberry Festival at the Rays Cove Christian Church will be held June 15, beginning at 4 p.m. Travel north of Breezewood along East Graceville Road and turn left onto Christian Church Road.

Bible school for the Friends Cove community will be held June 17-21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Light supper will be served to the children and helpers at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bible lessons, crafts, games and special activities. Classes for children ages 3 through the completion of 7th grade will be available. Older youth may be helpers. The theme is “Foods of the Bible.” There will be a Friday evening closing and a fish fry dinner for the families; donations accepted. For more details or to register, visit or call 847-2408 and leave a message.

Community Vacation Bible School will be held at Woodbury Church of the Brethren from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 10-14 for ages pre-K through Grade 5. At the “Roar” VBS, children will experience an African adventure that engages the whole herd and learn that life is sometimes wild, but God is always good, organizers said. Register at vbspro/p/woodburyvbs. For more information, call 793-2288.

John Topper will sing at 7 p.m. June 9 at the Chestnut Ridge Fellowship Church. The Weaver Believers will sing during the morning worship at 10 a.m. and the evening service at 7 p.m. June 16. For more information, call 839-2207.

Wayne Wozniak, missionary to Peru and Colombia, South America, will be exploring the topic “Two Attacks Against the New Testament” on June 16 at 7 p.m. Time Ministries Church. Wozniak will walk the congregation through answers to attacks that the New Testament was not written by First Century eyewitnesses and that the manuscripts were changed thousands of times through the centuries. After the presentation, he will give an update on their mission ministry in Peru and Colombia. The church is located at 5202 Business 200, Bedford. For more information, call 624-2444.

Clothing giveaway will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford, June 18 from 4 to 5 p.m.

All-church yard sale at Bedford Forge United Methodist Church, 384 Jacks Corner Road, Hopewell, will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13 and June 14 and 7 a.m. to noon June 15. More than 20 families will participate. Proceeds will benefit the “Special Church Building Fund.”

Tent revival will be held through June 14 at Christ Victory Church, 470 Buena Road, Manns Choice. David Harbison Ministries will lead the services at 7 p.m. June 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 7-8 and June 10-14. All services will be streamed live on the YouTube channel There’s Victory for You and the ministries’ Facebook page. For more information, call 235-6373 or visit

Vacation Bible School will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. June 9-14 at Tulls Hill Bible Church. The theme will be “The Incredible Race.” There will be classes for all ages. There will be a kick off with the Weaver Believers at 6 p.m. June 9.

Basement and baked goods sale will be held at Clearville United Methodist Church, 119 Rock Hill Church Road, Clearville, June 7 and June 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. Enter the basement from the parking lot door at the rear of the building.

Stevens Family will minister in music at 10:30 a.m. June 9 at the Everett Assembly of God. Rich, wife Tami and daughter Erin have sang all over the United States and in other countries with their ministry. For more information, call 652-6917.

Chicken barbecue and car show will be held at Hixon Bible Camp, 3472 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22. Car registration, costing $10 per entry, starts at 10 a.m. One free chicken dinner will be given with each registration. Life music by Kenny Fetterman of Bedford will start at noon. Chicken dinners will cost $8. A half of a chicken will cost $6. Bring a lawn chair.

Free community lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 9 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Imler. The free lunches are served on the second Saturday. For more information, call 276-3852 after 10 a.m. June 9.

Strawberry festival will be held at the Black Valley Federated Church June 8 at 4 p.m. The church is located six miles south of Everett along Black Valley Road. There will be sandwiches, baked beans, green beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, cake, ice cream and strawberries. Biscuits and Gravy will sing at 5:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

Summer Kid’s Activity Days for children ages 3 through 12 are held at the Oasis of Love Church every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon June 18 through Aug. 13. No session will be held on June 25. On Aug. 13 at noon, families of the children are invited to a picnic and closing program. The theme for the program is “God’s Big Backyard,” where children will learn valuable lessons from the Bible about how to love God, serve others and choose good friends. There will be Bible lessons, object talks, songs, games, crafts and a variety of activities. Lunch is provided for the children. Limited transportation is available by calling 627-3819. For more information, email The church is located at 10991 Station Road, Huntingdon, across from Southside Elementary School.

“Be Your Best” event will be hosted by Time Ministries Church from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 21 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 22. Event graduation will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 23. The event is open to young people ages 5 to 18 and aims to build character through hands-on activities. Girls will decorate cookies, make jewelry and paint their nails. Young boys will build and race cars, while older boys will learn to build planters. There will be recreation time, including a bounce house, pool table, foosball, air hockey, ping pong, volleyball, basketball and more, in the family fun area on June 21 and June 22. Admission is free but registration is requested by calling 624-2444 or visiting or

Bingo is played every Wednesday night at the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Church, New Baltimore, starting at 6:30 pm. 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.

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.

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.

Grief Support Group meets the first Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church. For more information, call 839-4143.

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.

Choice Spot, a community youth center located in the Fellowship Center of the Manns Choice Church of God, 6150 Allegheny Road, is open Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

“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. 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.

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.

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. 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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