The book sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 at Friends Cove Trinity United Church of Christ, 6701 Main Road, Bedford. There will be hundreds of books from Nancy Rock’s library. Proceeds will go to the Nancy Memorial Church.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Osterburg will host a Funds2Orgs fundraiser from August 1 through September 30. Anyone can help by donating new and lightly worn shoes. St. Peter’s will earn funds based on the total weight of shoes collected. Contact Fay Dellinger at 814-276-3192 or Rita Walker at 814-932-2346 for more information on drop off locations.
The blood drive will be hosted by the Everett Seventh-day Adventist Church from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on August 1. To register, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
St. James Thrift Shop at 210 E. John St., Bedford, is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. End of summer offers are available.
The Youth Cornhole Tournament will be hosted by the Clearville Community Church at 2 p.m. on August 13 in lieu of the Clear Ridge event. Teams of two people between the ages of 11 and 18 can enter. There will be cash prizes, door prizes, food and activities. For more information or to register, call or text 814-977-2038.
Blessed Assurance, including Marty Walters, Wendy Heeter, Zane Bagley, Linda Bagley, Lance Walters and Angela Ebersole, will perform an outdoor gospel concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Real Life Church, 621 W. Pitt St., Bedford. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors. Food will be available.
The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will mark its 102nd year during a summer session July 31-August 5 at the Lakemont Park Casino in Altoona. Services begin at 6:00 p.m. Sunday and 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Stedfast in the Faith”. Speakers will include Dr. David Kistler with Hope Ministries International of Hickory, North Carolina, and Dr. Wendell Calder with Local Church Evangelism of Bangor, Maine. The guest missionary will be Dr. Kevin Callahan, president of International Partnership Ministries. Special musicians will include Jim and Kera O’Bryon, The Keystone State Quartet, The Hyssongs and The Agee Family. In addition to adult services, there will be a children’s conference led by Carrie Biddle, director of the Local South Central PA Child Evangelism Fellowship. A youth rally led by Pastor Barry Yingling of Woodcock Valley Bible Church will be held Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. at Lakemont Park with guest speaker Tom Lamborn of High Point Camp and play director Seth Hoffman of Camp Kanesatake. For more information, call 814-944-2894 or visit tcpbc.org.
The annual Peach Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while seats last, on August 6 at the Palo Alto Pavilion, 1798 Hyndman Rd, Hyndman, Pa, 15545. There will be sloppy joes, hot -dogs, chili dogs, barbecue ham, macaroni and potato salad, baked beans and peach products, including pies, cobbles, cakes and homemade ice cream. Money earned will be used for Four Point Harmony Charge mission work.
Schellsburg United Church will host “The Faithful Food Truck” Vacation Bible School program from 6:30-8 p.m. July 31-August 3 for ages 5 or K-12 or the sixth year. There will be lessons, songs, crafts, snacks, science projects and games each evening for all the young “chefs” who attend. For more information, call 814-733-4811 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday or visit www.facebook.com/Schellsburg.UCC.
Faith Brethren Bible Church, located between Schellsburg and New Paris and along Route 96, hosts the Vacation Bible School, “Zoomerang: Back to the Value of Life,” August 1-5 from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. daily. Children ages 2 through 12 can attend. There will be Bible lessons, songs, games, snacks, puppet skits and crafts. For more information, call 814-733-4336.
Time Ministries Church has announced two upcoming events. The church will host “Be Your Best 2022” from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 20. “HayDay” is the theme. The event is open to preschoolers up to 12 years old. Kids will “visit” the farm to enjoy the moo-sic, meet silly Sunflower Sam, and go wild with games while learning about Jesus. The annual appetizer craze and church talent show to celebrate the new school year will take place at 7 p.m. on August 24. The evening will begin with a talent show presented by the church family. After the show, there will be aperitifs for everyone to enjoy. Customers are encouraged to bring their favorite entree to share. Free entry. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford.
The camp meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. until August 7 at Hyndman Camp Grounds, 1155 Gooseberry Rd. Speakers and special music for the remainder of the meetings, beginning at 7 p.m., will include: July 29, Nathan Elliott and Glad Tidings Assembly of God; July 30, Dave Klink and United Methodist Church; July 31, Jimmy Swauger and Fairhope Community Church; August 1, Ethel Stevanus and JoAnn Dermer and Four Point Harmony and Brethren; August 2, Mark Durst Church and Frostburg Covenant Brethren; August 3, Gary Pensyl and Bible Gospel Church; August 4, Derek Platt and Four Point Harmony; August 5, Philip Mack and Glad Tidings Assembly of God; August 6, Caleb Shaffer and Tri-State Ministry Center; and on August 7, Terry Elliott and Central Christian Church. A teen camp will be held August 1-5 for youth ages 13-19. The cost is $75 per youth. For more information about the camp, call 814-842-6294.
Winona Avenue will perform a free concert from 7-9:15 p.m. on August 5 at the Bedford Valley Assembly of God, 5973 Bedford Valley Road, Bedford. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 814-356-3550 or visit the church’s Facebook page.
An All-American Smoked Pork Picnic will be hosted by the Time Ministries Church and will be held at the Bedford Sportsman’s Club, 210 Fresno Road, Bedford on July 31. The morning will begin with a celebratory service at 10:30 a.m., followed by the picnic. Slow-smoked pork with or without barbecue sauce will be available. Free entry.
The End of Summer Community Festival will be hosted by ReNewing Hope Ministries, 14275 Lincoln Highway, Everett, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 3. children’s entertainment, to be set up during the festival. If interested, email Theresa at [email protected] or call 717-860-3782.
In One Accord Ministries, formerly Love In the Name of Christ, will be hosting half-price garage sales from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 75 State St., Everett.
Rock Hill Cemetery Association is soliciting donations to help cover maintenance costs. Donations may be sent to: Linford Karns, Treasurer, 872 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537.
Freedom House Ministries Christian Gift and Thrift Shop, 176 Chalybeate Road, Bedford, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. There will be a Christmas event in July all month with 50% off the entire thrift side of the store. A community garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 6. Vendors and garage sale attendees are welcome to set up for $10. Participants must provide their own tables and canopies. For more information, call 814-494-2949.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center is open by appointment. Dial 814-623-2482, 814-310-5047 or 814-733-4403 to make an appointment.
The records of membership, births, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages and deaths of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Messiah at Dutch Corner, Bedford, have been compiled and published in a book. The 325-page book retails for $25, plus $5 for shipping and handling. 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 by contacting any member of the church.
Family Fun Night, with activities for attendees of all ages, will be held at Time Ministries Church from 6-9 p.m. on the final Friday. The Fun Zone opens at 6 p.m. with activities. There is also a toddler area for the youngest. There will be bingo with prizes from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is also a catering station. Free entry. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford. For more information, call 814-624-2444.
The deadline for submitting articles for publication on the Church News page is 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, email [email protected] or call 814-310-5277.