Local Church Briefs
Prayer Shawl Meeting
MILL HALL — Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, will hold its Prayer Shawl meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at noon with lunch.
The building is handicap accessible and yarn is provided to make the shawl projects. There will also be needles and patterns available.
All denominations are welcome to come and fellowship with the members. All skill levels are welcome.
The Stevens Family in Concert
BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek Wesleyan Church would like to extend an invitation to The Stevens Family in concert. The church will be hosting The Stevens Family on Sunday, Sept. 12 with the concert beginning at 6 p.m.
The Stevens Family has been traveling in music ministry since 1985. Their ministry has been described as one that spans the generations, effectively sharing the gospel and connecting with people of all ages. They have completed many recordings, which showcase their creative songwriting abilities. They have written songs that have been recorded by artists such as Greater Vision, The Whisnants and The Inspirations.
The Stevens Family have shared their ministry in more than 4,000 concerts throughout the United States, Canada and a few other countries. The Stevens Family has a special message and an apparent sense of direction in their ministry. The purpose of their ministry is to offer encouragement and hope through the message of God’s Word in song. A love offering will be collected to show our support and appreciation for their ministry. They hope to provide a nice audience for The Stevens Family and hope to see you there.
Beech Creek Wesleyan Church is located at 217 Main St. in Beech Creek.
9/11 Memorial Service
BELLEFONTE — The Bald Eagle Valley Community United Methodist Church will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Prayer Service on Saturday, Sept. 11 starting at 9:30 a.m. The service will be held outside on the church lawn (weather permitting) and will feature prayers and times for sharing stories about loved ones we lost on that day.
A moment of silence and the sounding of Taps will be offered at each of the following times:
— 9:37 a.m. – Crash of Flight 77 into the Pentagon
— 9:59 a.m. – Collapse of the South Tower
— 10:03 a.m. – Crash of Flight 93
— 10:28 a.m. – Collapse of the North Tower
You are welcome to join us for the entire service, or just for a part. Let us join our hearts and voices as we honor those we lost and pray that peace may someday become a reality for our world.
Sugar Valley Community Picnic
LOGANTON — The 104th annual “Sugar Valley Community Picnic” will be held Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Booneville Campground.
The day’s activities will begin at 10 a.m. with the morning program, followed by a potluck lunch at 12 p.m. The special entertainment at 1:30 p.m. will be provided by Josh Oldaker, a country/gospel performer. Children’s games and bingo will follow, and a chicken BBQ is scheduled for 5 p.m. The Sugar Valley Community Band will perform from 6:30-8 p.m. Food and drink stands will be available throughout the day.
FLEMINGTON — Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall, holds youth group meetings each Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Middle and high school students will stay until 8:30 p.m.
Bring a friend along and have a great time. Children K-12 are invited to participate.
Freedom Life to show
MILESBURG — Freedom Life Church will host a public showing of “Unplanned,” the true story of Abby Johnson’s journey from a Planned Parenthood Clinic Director to a pro-life activist on Sunday, Aug. 22.
“Unplanned is the one of the most important movies you can see on one of the most controversial issues of our time,” says Josh Simonetti, Freedom Life Centre County Campus Pastor. “It plainly shares what happens behind closed doors and gives a voice to the unborn and workers in the abortion industry. People need to see this film.”
The community is welcome to attend free of charge, though the movie content is not recommended for children. (Kids’ programs will not be offered in the evening.) Online reservations for the movie event are strongly encouraged to ensure seating availability. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and refreshments will be available.
Freedom Life is located at 113 Sunset Acres, Bellefonte. Details regarding the events can be found online at freedom.life.
As part of a full day celebrating life, Abby Johnson will be interviewed live at the Freedom Life Main Campus in Lancaster County. The service will be video-streamed to the FL Centre County Campus at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22. Also, before the movie showing at 6:30 p.m., Freedom Life will present a donation to a local pregnancy center and recognize local foster care and adoption agencies for their services. All are welcome.
Labor Day dinner
WILLIAMSPORT — Immaculate Conception Parish, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport, will be hosting a Labor Day country style ham and turkey dinner on Monday, Sept. 6 from noon to 6 p.m.
In addition to the dinner, sandwiches, French fries, funnel cakes, pies and ice cream will be available on the grounds along with small games of chance and bingo.
The church will also offer a variety of homemade jams and jellies, fudge and candy in the Summer Kitchen.
Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12 and children three and under eat free. Take out will be available after 1 p.m. and cost $10.
FLEMINGTON — Hands and Feet Ministry and HOPE Mission West will hold a cash Bingo at the Red Eye Center on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.
Doors open at 11 a.m. and tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door.