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Local church briefs

Light the Night

BELLEFONTE — Freedom Life Kids invites families to attend Light the Night at the Freedom Life Centre County Campus on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 6 until 8 p.m. It will be a safe and fun environment for children in 5th Grade and younger, and their families to enjoy games, activities, sweet treats and free food.

“We’ve always loved this event and we’re so excited to be bringing it back after not being able to host it last year,” said Pastor Josh Simonetti. “In the past we’ve organized it at the school, but due to the mask mandate, we’ve moved the location to our church building. We’re not disappointed. It’ll still be a good time with the bounce house and carnival games that the little ones love so much!”

Admission is free to Light the Night, and the event will be held rain or shine. More information is available online at freedom.life or by calling 814-355-4947.

Rosary Rally

LOCK HAVEN — Catholic Daughters of Americas Court Ave Maria #399 will be hosting a Rosary Rally this Sunday, Oct. 17 at 12 p.m. at the grotto beside Saint Agnes Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven, PA 17745, rain or shine. All are invited to this special time of prayer. Participants are asked to bring their own folding chairs and an umbrella.

The event is being held to commemorate the 104th anniversary of what many believe was the Virgin Mary’s final apparition to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal on Oct. 13, 1917. During this time, thousands of people witnessed what became known as the Miracle of the Sun, a promised miracle by Mary where the sun appeared to rotate and change colors like a firewheel.

Food Drive

LOCK HAVEN — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ will be collecting food items for the Clinton County Women’s Center. Because of the COVID pandemic, clients are being housed in hotels and food that can be microwaved or served without cooking would be greatly appreciated.

The collections will start Oct. 17, with peanut butter and jelly; Oct. 24, the requested item is soup; Oct. 31 will be pop tarts and Nov. 17 collection will be juice. Please, no out of date or glass items.

Fall Bazaar

RAUCHTOWN — A Fall Bazaar will be held at St. James Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade soups, hot sandwiches and baked goods will be available along with crafts and white elephant items. The church is located at the intersection of Route 880 and Middle Road, Rauchtown.

Chicken and waffle dinner

BLANCHARD — Liberty Baptist Church, 100 Bald Eagle St., Blanchard, will be holding a take-out only chicken and waffle dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29.

The dinner will include chicken, waffles, mashed potatoes, gravy, applesauce and dessert. There is no cost but a free offering will be accepted, with proceeds going to Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

Call or text 814-826-4006 or call 570-962-2214 to place your order. Kids will receive a free treat bag.

Mouliert coming to Curtin UM

HOWARD — Gwen Mouliert, a celebrated author, evangelist, pastor and teacher will minister at Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Road, Howard, on Oct. 16 and 17.

Gwen has ministered extensively across the United States, Canada, Europe and Africa. He will speak on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m.

A free luncheon will be provided on Saturday after the first session.

For more information please call Priscilla Beahm at 814-355-9588.

Praise and Thanksgiving to God service

BELLEFONTE — On Oct. 17 at 4 p.m., the 42nd year of the 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 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.

Fall Bazaar

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.

Soup sale

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 noodler 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.

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