Sportsmen’s banquet will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 11 at Liberty Independent Baptist Church, 13619 Lincoln Highway, Everett. Admission is free; seating is limited. There will be a free wild game meal, a sportsman speaker and a drawing for door prizes. For more information, call 652-9504.

Prophecy series will be held at the Claysburg Bible Church on Thursdays, Jan. 16 to Feb. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The studies will focus on the books of Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation, putting together a proposed chronology of the seven-year tribulation period, including current events that are setting the stage for prophecies to be fulfilled. For more information, call 623-6744 or 937-9938.

Revival meetings will be held at Liberty Independent Baptist Church, 13619 Lincoln Highway, Everett, Jan. 12-15. Evangelist Mark Kerlin will speak. The time for services is Sunday, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and Monday through Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 652-9504.

St. Paul’s Church in Imler will serve a community free lunch on Jan. 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Takeouts will be available. The free community meals are served the second Saturday. Call the church, 276-3852, after 10:30 a.m. on the day of the meal for more information.

Faith Bible Institute will continue a study of “The Sermon on the Mount,” Matthew chapters 5-7, with Dana Umbel teaching, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 21, 28. The studies for January will focus on the “Extraordinary Christianity.” Classes meet at Foundations Christian Academy, Upper Snake Spring Road, Everett. There is no cost.

Building Bridges, a new contemporary service, will be held at Weyant United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page.

Everett Church of the Brethren, corner of Water and Second streets, hosts an hour of Centering Prayer at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Enter the church from the Second Street door where the light is on.

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.

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.

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 resume at Time Ministries Church Jan. 31. The fun nights are held on the last Friday of each month. The event is open to people of all ages, including adults. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an hour of bingo with prizes. At 6 p.m., the Fun Zone also opens with activities, including basketball, volleyball, foosball, air hockey, four square, two bounce houses, ping pong, badminton, dodge ball, billiard and more. There is also a Toddler Zone for younger children. Activities may vary from one night to another. There is also a food station. 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.

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.

“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.

“Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” returns to the tri-county area Jan. 13 and kicks off with speaker Bob Sjogren, author and president of UnveilinGLORY. Perspectives is a 15-week course focusing on the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic aspects of God’s heart for the world and how every believer’s passions and talents are designed to be used for sharing that love, no matter where they are, according to a news release from organizers. The first night is free and open for anyone to check out the course. Held at more than 250 locations across the country and around the globe each year, the local course will be held Monday nights, Jan. 13 to May 4, at Altoona Alliance Church, and repeats on Tuesday nights at DiscipleMakers in State College. Students can choose their level of investment based on their time constraints. The course can be taken for key reading, certificate, or optional academic or continuing education credit, available at high school, undergraduate and graduate level. Perfect for families from teens to retirees, work can be done digitally or in traditional paper format. Discounts and scholarships are available for families, church leaders, and financial need. The cost includes all books, 15 live speakers, and supper each evening. The Altoona and State College courses are partnering together to host Perspectives in the region. If participants miss a Monday class, they can attend the Tuesday session in State College and hear the same presentation, usually by the same speaker. This spring will be the eighth time the course has been taught in Blair County. Past hosts have included the Lighthouse Ministry Center in Altoona, Altoona Alliance Church, Grace Bible Church in Hollidaysburg and Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church.

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