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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.

Stony Race Mission

Events to come

McALISTERVILLE — Upcoming Events at Stone Run Mission:

• September 25 — There will be no church service. Join us for our 12th Annual Riding on Faith Tractor Service at Basom Memorial Park in Richfield. Bring lawn chairs and join us for church service with Downin Lane at 10am. Bring a covered dish and join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Bring your tractor and join us for our tractor ride from 1-3 p.m.

Schrader to host

special speakers

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

• September 25 — Teresa Williams

• October 2 — John Hughes

• October 9 — Eric Packard

• October 16 — Harorld Sharp

• October 23 — Bill Romig

• October 30 — Bernard Carpenter

• November 6 – Mike Bailey

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

Outdoor concert at Beavertown United Methodist Church

BEAVERTOWN – An outdoor concert by Joe Bonson will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Beavertown United Methodist Church, 124 North Orange St. The public is invited to attend. Bring lawn chairs. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

60th anniversary of First

Mifflintown Baptist Church

MIFFLINTOWN — The First Baptist Church in Mifflintown celebrates its 60th anniversary. Former pastor, Reverend Robert Miller, will speak at both morning services on Sunday, September 25 at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The post title: “The Joys and Pitfalls of Faith” – The life of Elijah. The church is located on Rt. 35, one mile north of Mifflintown. Invite your family and friends. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (717) 436-9261 or (717) 436-2221.

Carpenter featured speaker

at the conference

LEWISTOWN — The Pine Glen Alliance Church will host a Hearts and Hands Women’s Conference for women 18 and older at 6 p.m. on October 14 at the Family Life Center. The cost is $16 and places are limited. Seats can be reserved by calling (717) 348-5592, (717) 348-6431 or (717) 250-5143. The reservation deadline is September 25. The topic discussed at 7:15 p.m. will be “Shelter in the Storm.”

A love offering will be taken for the speaker, Becky Carpenter, the founder of One Day Closer Ministries.

Autumn festival in Troxelville

TROXELVILLE — A fall festival will take place on October 1 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grace Reformed

Church of Troxelville. The event features food, fun and camaraderie, including a bouncy house with slide, combo sports, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, wagon rides and games. The rainy date is October 8. Located at 8170 Troxelville Road. For more information, call (570) 658-6146.

McIntosh will speak at

Pasquerilla Spiritual Life Center

STATE COLLEGE – Professor Andy McIntosh, Emeritus Professor of Thermodynamics at the University of Leeds in England, will be the guest speaker at a one-day conference on October 4 at State College. At noon he will speak on the subject, “Has science killed God? at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Life Center Memorial Lounge on the Penn State campus. A free pizza will be offered during this lunch event. At 7 p.m., Dr. McIntosh will speak on the topic, “The Wonder of the Human Voice” at State College Assembly of God at 2201 University Dr. at State College. The public is invited to attend presentations sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Creation Fellowship. The scholarship features speakers who are credentialed scientists who believe in the Genesis creation story. Free entry. For more information about the Central Pennsylvania Creation Fellowship or to sign up to receive meeting announcements, please visit:

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 To register online:

Reverend Glen Bayly guest speaker at First Baptist Church

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” ( ). 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.

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.

Guest pastors

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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