Local Church Briefs
Praise and Thanksgiving to God service
BELLEFONTE — On Oct. 17 at 4 p.m., the 42nd year of this Praise and Thanksgiving to God service, will be held at Christ’s Chapel in the woods. Located on the Benner’s property, 323 Nelson Road, Bellefonte.
Since the service was not held in 2020, the chapel will be having the service that was planned. Rev. Doug Conway of the Trinity Methodist Church, Bellefonte, will be the guest minister. Four Liberty Bells, plus some of their grandchildren will be providing music. Dave Benner will again have a children’s story.
It is a 15 minute walk to the Chapel from the Benners home. Help is available for those who cannot walk the distance. Light refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome.
Daddy/daughter costume dance
BELLEFONTE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte, will be holding a daddy/daughter costume dance on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Space is limited so please sign up at http://www.trinitybellefonte.com or call 814-355-9425. The cost is a donation. Please bring a donation of an item for Pets Come First.
A complete list of items needed can be found when you sign up online.
Indoor yard sale
MONTOURSVILLE — Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 31 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville, will be holding an indoor yard sale and a homemade vegetable soup sale soon.
The yard sale will begin on Friday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 23, the yard sale will continue and the soup sale will begin from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soup will cost $6 per quart and the yard sale will include baked goods, BBQ and hot dogs.
Call 570-368-1863 to order quarts of soup.
Pass It On program
FLEMINGTON — Lock Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 610 Frederick St., Flemington, is still hosting its Pass It On clothing distribution. The event runs ever other Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No documentation is needed. Please, no donations.
Winter dates are as follows: Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and 21, Dec. 5 and 19.
Anyone with questions may contact Kris Smeltzer at 570-769-6198 or Liz Wildly at 570-660-5281.
RAUCHTOWN — St. James Lutheran Church, 3242 Middle Road, Rauchtown, will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The general public can purchase a hot lunch, homemade soups, baked goods, holiday crafts and an assortment of items from their white elephant table. There’s something for everyone.
St. James Lutheran Church also invites people to attend their regular worship service each Sunday at 10 a.m. All are welcome. The church is located at the intersection of Middle Road and Route 880 in Rauchtown, about 7 1/2 miles from Jersey Shore, Pa.
HOWARD — Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main St., Howard, will be holding a take out only soup sale on Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Soups available are vegetable beef, ham and bean, chicken corn and chicken noodle for $7 per quart and come in a freezable container.
Preorders are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling or texting 814-625-2128.
Proveeds will benefit those in need in the community and beyond.
The church will be following CDC guidelines and encourage everyone to wear a mask when inside the building.
Ham, chicken pot pie sale
BELLEFONTE — Bald Eagle Valley Community Church, 111 Runville Road, Bellefonte, will be holding a ham or chicken pot pie dinner.
The drive-thru service meal will take place on Monday, Oct. 11 from 4 p.m. until gone and include ham or chicken pot pie and homemade bread at a cost of $8 per quart.
Pre-orders are recommended and can be made by calling 814-883-0893.
AVIS — Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., will have an annual family-style turkey dinner on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The dinner will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce and dessert.
Cost for adults is $10 and $5 for children above five years old.
St. Luke’s Fall Fair
FLEMINGTON — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Flemington will hold a Fall Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Fall Fair will feature an indoor yard sale, raffle and raffle basket sale, bake sale, fudge sale, and vendor stands. Soups will be sold by the quart and will include vegetable beef, chick corn and ham and bean.
Soup will be $6/quart and may be pre-ordered by calling the church office at 570-748-5741 and leaving a message on the answering machine.
Please note: Due to COVID-19 numbers lunch will not be served.
Fall Hymn Sing
HUBLERSBURG — Nittany Valley Fellowship will host a Fall Hymn Sing on Sunday at the Trinity Reformed Church in Hublersburg at 7 p.m.