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UMC will host a Bible study

LEWISTOWN — First Bakers United Methodist Church will hold a Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. They will also host a youth group for those under 18 on the first Thursday of every month except July.

Autumn festival in Troxelville

TROXELVILLE– A fall festival will be held Oct. 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grace Reformed Church in Troxelville. The event features food, fun and camaraderie, including a bouncy house with slide, combo sports, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, wagon rides and games. Located at 8170 Troxelville Road. For more information, call (570) 658-6146.

Lisa Griffith will sing at First United Methodist Church

LEWISTOWN — Lisa Griffith will sing at First United Methodist Church in Lewistown on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the service.

Schrader will host special speakers

MILROY — Schrader United Methodist Church will host the following speakers for its 8:30 a.m. services:

• October 9 — Eric Packard

• October 16 — Harorld Sharp

• October 23 — Bill Romig

• October 30 — Bernard Carpenter

• November 6 – Mike Bailey

Stony Run Mission Upcoming Events

McALISTERVILLE — Upcoming events at Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Rd., McAlisterville:

• Oct. 9-12 — Wake-up services with Mark Fultz. Sunday services at 9.15 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Services from Monday to Wednesday at 7 p.m.

• Oct. 16 — No evening service.

• October 23 — New Creation Chorus will sing during the 6:00 p.m. service.

• October 30 — Barry Brubaker will share at 10:15 a.m. Danny Stouffer will share at 6 p.m.

• November 6 — Randy Alderfer of Echo Ranch Bible Camp will share at 10:15 a.m. One Heart One Voice will sing during the 6 p.m. service.

Launch of Divorce Support and Divorce Support for Children (DC4K)

BELLEVILLE – Divorce Care for Adults and DC4K (Divorce Care for Kids) is currently underway at New Life Church, 101 N. Beech Street, Burnham, PA and Locust Grove Church at 3358 W. Main Street, Bellevile, PA.

The Divorce Care program operates in conjunction with Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K). In Burnham, parents attending Divorce Care at New Life Church are encouraged to enroll their children there at Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) while families attending the Belleville Group will enroll their children at Locust Grove. Registration can be done in advance by calling the telephone numbers below. DC4K is a student support group for children ages 5-12 whose families are going through separation/divorce.

At DC4K, kids indulge in crafts, games, activities, DVD dramas, and music. The program is scheduled to run until December 12, 2022 and will feature small groups. DC (Divorce Care) for Adults is a divorce support group that meets weekly for 13 weeks to help adults recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Participants experience a warm and caring environment led by caring people who are eager to help participants find healing and wholeness in the midst of their situation. A DC participant said, “My life was pretty much a mess when I started DivorceCare.

This program totally changed the direction of my life. For more information and/or to register for the program at New Life Church, call or text 717-250-6852 or 717-242-1481. For the Locust Grove group, text or call 717-247-4915 or 717-437-4946. [email protected] for either group at www.divorcecare.org.

Juniata County’s 50th Annual CROP Hunger Walk

MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata County’s 50th Annual CROP Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at Walker Township Park or on Facebook Live. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m. and the Juniata County Pantry. For more information, call (717) 463-3138 or Facebook.com/JuniataCoCROP. To register online: CropHungerWalk.org/MifflintownPA.

Reverend Glen Bayly to speak at First Baptist in Mifflintown

MIFFLINTOWN — Rev. Glen Bayly will be the guest speaker at First Baptist Church in Mifflintown on Sunday, October 9 at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Rev. Bayly is ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He served as senior pastor in VA, VT and PA for 38 years. Since retiring from full-time pastoral ministry, he has held several positions and is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, “The Lions’ Den University Report” (thelionsdenuniversityreport.org ). Everyone is welcome. First Baptist Church, Route 35, one mile north of Mifflintown. For more information, call the church office at (717) 436-9261.

Heartbeat Community Services Inc. Annual Fall Banquet

LOYSVILLE – Heartbeat Community Services, Inc., invites you to its annual fall banquet at the Church of the Living Christ, 2401 Fort Robinson Rd. in Loysville on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Allison Bragg, who along with her husband lost their only daughter at the age of six months. She will give her testimony of God’s love and share her story of surviving what a parent fears most. She will share her belief that the greater the struggle, the more powerful the love. There is hope in sorrow and there are no mistakes. There are lessons in our pain and it is up to us to learn from them, if we choose to. The cost to attend the banquet is $20 per person. (teens are free, but must be registered) Please make checks payable to: Heartbeat Community Services, Inc., and send check and reservations by Sunday, October 9 to PO Box 25, Millerstown, PA , 17062.

Autumnal awakening at Bunkertown Brethren Church

BUNKERTOWN – The Lore family will be at Bunkertown Brethren Church for their fall revival on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Soul’d Out Quartet will be at Bunkertown Brethren Church on Friday October 15th. 21. A voluntary offering will be taken on the evening of the concert.

Homecoming Celebration at Watts Memorial Church

BELLEVILLE — Watts Memorial United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. The church is located at the corner of Green and Walnut streets in Belleville. Everyone is welcome. The Glory Bound Quartet will share special music. The memory of former member Tom McFarland lives on in their music. A convivial lunch will follow in the basement of the church. Spread the word and plan to join your friends and family.

Creation Conference at First Baptist Church of Mifflintown

MIFFLINTOWN — A creation conference will be held at First Baptist Church in Mifflintown. The guest speaker will be Mike Snavely. Snavely grew up in South Africa and is President and Founder of Mission Imperative – 1995. He leads tour groups at the Grand Canyon and African Wildlife Safari. Snavely will talk about the global flood, dinosaurs, snakes, spiders and more. This is a great seminar for all ages. Conference hours are Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.; Services for Sunday, October 23 at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with message title, “Passing the Torch.” Combined teen/adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Evening session at 6:30 p.m. Invite your friends. The First Baptist Church is located on Route 35, one mile north of Mifflintown. For more information, call (717) 436-9261 or (717) 436-2221.

Gator Wilderness Camp School Outreach Dinner Planned

BELLEVILLE – Gator Wilderness Camp School announces its annual Camp Gator Awareness Dinner to be held at Locust Grove Mennonite Church on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Alligator

Wilderness Camp School is a nonprofit school for boys ages 10-16 in Southwest Florida.

At Gator Wilderness Camp, the boys focus on building relationships, problem solving and learning

responsibility. There is no charge for dinner, but a free offering will be raised. All donations go directly to Gator Wilderness Camp School. Reservations must be made by October 24, 2022 and can be

done locally by contacting Ann Kanagy @ (717) 437-4946 or calling Gator Camp @ 941-639-7722 or

email [email protected]

Sharing grief at Pine Glen

Alliance Church

MCVEYTOWN – ‘Surviving the Holidays’ is a one-day program presented by Grief Share at Pine Glen Alliance Church near McVeytown on Thursday, November 3 from 6-8 p.m. The program offers practical and biblical information that will help you deal with the upcoming leave after the death of a loved one. There is no cost and no pre-registration is necessary.

Pastors invited to submit messages

LEWISTOWN – The Sentinel invites religious leaders in the region to submit articles for “Professions of Faith” in the Sentinel’s weekly religion column. Interested persons can contact Erin Thompson at [email protected] or (717) 248-6741, ext. 117. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the discretion of the publisher.

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