The Montgomery Church of the Brethren located at 5227 Purchase Line Road in Commodore, PA will host a community forum on the impacts of drug abuse on the community and how the local church can be a powerful agent for change on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring four Christian community leaders, they will speak on how God's community can begin to be of help to this epidemic. State approved childcare and refreshments are provided. For more information contact the church at 724-254-9720 or by emailing pastor@montgomerycob.com. 10/4)

The Altoona Chapter of Aglow International will meet at Hoss’s on 7th Street and Pleasant Valley Blvd. in Altoona. On October 17th, Lunch will be served at noon. The meeting will follow, with prayer, praise, and worship being the focus. For additional information call 814-515-2059 or 814-410-7843. (10/11)

 LIFT, Ladies In Fellowship Together, will be meeting Wednesday, October 18TH from 9AM until 11AM at  Lost Creek Mennonite Church.  Lift is a joy-filled time of fellowship. So plan to attend and bring a friend or neighbor.  Childcare is provided for infants to age 5, with activities for their age group.  The Lost Creek Mennonite Church is located in Oakland Mills, Juniata County. Turn at Dean's Store off Route 35. Follow Van Wert Road for about 1.5 miles to the church.  You can also check us out on the web @ http://www.JuniataLIFT.blogspot.com and we are also on Facebook under Juniata Ladies in Fellowship Together. (9/26)

Revival Services are taking place at Lewistown God's Missionary Church 1107 W. 5th St. in Lewistown.  Oct. 18 - 22 7:30 pm Wed. - Sat. 6:00 pm Sun. Different speaker each evening

.Email: donahey3@verizon.net

"Hear stories of faith, triumph, and a passion for God when you attend the 2017 Ladies' Autumn Night at Big Woods Bible Church, Lock Haven! Come 'Fall Together' Friday, October 20 6:30-9pm! Hear Lori Sanner from Williamsport relate how she landed a job where she could travel the world, flourishing in a sales career for twelve years. But a single doctor's diagnosis flipped her world upside down. Open to ladies 14 & up, childcare provided, & a love offering will be taken. Deadline to register is Oct. 8. Call Big Woods Bible Church to sign up or for more information 570-893-8274." (9/26)

Heartbeat Community Services invites you to their Annual Fall Banquet that will take place at the Bunkertown Church of the Brethren 52 Bunkertown Road in McAlisterville. This will be October 28th beginning at 6PM. Reservations are needed by October 20th. For more information call 717-589-7208. (9/18)

 

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead. Our group meets every Thursday at The Meeting House Church in Carlisle, PA. We know it hurts, and we want to help. For more information please contact us at (717) 243-1863 (9/18)

Howard Volunteer Fire Company's Annual Punkin' Chunkin' Festival - Please come join us for a day of fun at Bald Eagle State Park in Central Pennsylvania. Attractions include crafts vendors, food vendors, hay rides, chain saw carver, magician, mini Punkin chunkers for the public to launch and of course, large PUNKIN' CHUNKIN' taking aim at floating targets on the lake! October 21st 10am- 5pm. Admission and Parking are free, donations are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Howard Volunteer Fire Company. Visit us at howardfire.com or on Facebook at Howard Fire Company. (9/5)

Join us at New Life Church, 1006 Village Rd., in Pennsdale, on October 21st from 8:45 til 4 for a daylong Christian Conference. Anita McCoy will be our speaker. Costs just $17.00, and lunch in included. All welcome! For more information Email: carolwcamargo@yahoo.com (9/14)

Faith for Families in the Coming Conflict is a family enrichment series designed to help build stronger families and relationships against all odds! It will be held in the Community Services Building behind the Mifflintown SDA Church at 23547 Rt. 35 North, Mifflintown  Oct. 21st, 7:00 p.m. Email: darcyjl@centurylink.net (9/29)

 

Fall Enrichment Day with Aglow Saturday, October 21st, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with  Anita McCoy at New Life Church, 1006 Village Rd.in Pennsdale, Pa. Cost = $17.00, plus donation for lunch. Email: carolwcamargo@yahoo.com (10/5)

There will be a Soup, Sandwich and Bake Sale plus some Christmas Items for sale, At Arch Rock United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 21st  from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.

Soup will be Chicken Corn, Ham & Bean and Vegetable Beef.  Eat in or take out.  Will sell by the quart and pints.  We will also have Hot Dogs  & Barbeque with Coffee and Soda for Beverage.  All kinds of Baked goods from  pies, cookies, cup cakes, fudge, etc.  Please come and enjoy some good food and fellowship. Questions, 717 436-2882 (10/9)

"The Gregg Township Fire Company Auxiliary will hold their Fall Bazaar on October 21st, from 9am-2pm at the firehall.  Crafts, baked goods, soups, ham pot pie and hoagies will be available to purchase.  For questions contact Kay Guisewite @ 422-8608 or Marsha Bailey @ 422-8596"

(10/17)

Doan’s Bones and Community Members have teamed up to hold a BENEFIT DINNER/RAFFLE at the Stone Valley Community Charter School 13006 Greenwood Road in Huntingdon,  . It will be held on October 29th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission by DONATION. You may Dine-in or Take-out: Please contact Anita @ Doan’s Bones for more info about this event or let her know that you plan on attending so we can assure that we have enough food. (814) 667-3670 or doansbonescatering@gmail.com. 100% of the donations will go towards helping those affected by the recent hurricanes in the US. (10/11)

Evangelical Methodist Church of Oakland Mills Invites you out to their Fall Friends & Family day

The guest speaker will be Rev. Dan Durkee, giving his life story: “From Bus Kid to Preacher”

October 22nd, 10:00am & 6:00 pm. A meal will follow the morning service on the church grounds. Everyone is welcome! The Church is located at 148 Leonard Rd. Oakland Mills. just off of Route 35. Email: pastornate08@gmail.com (10/2)

The Anchormen Quartet will present a Gospel Concert at the Clearfield Alliance Church

45 Alliance Road, on Sunday, October 22nd at 6:00 PM. All are invited to attend. a free will offering will be received, the doors open at 5 PM  Questions please contact the church at 814-765-8827 (10/2)

Trinity Assembly of God will be hosting Destiny Drama for four nights of the grace-filled, powerfully visual drama entitled,” Your Final Destination” on Sunday, October 22nd through Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00pm each night. This evangelistic presentation seeks to unmask man’s true enemy with the hope that those ensnared by his evil schemes would be set free by the power of God. For free tickets or informations, please contact Pastor Greg at gslloydd@yahoo.com or text him at 814-644-3484 or the church at 814-643-4650. Trinity Assembly of God is located at 2411 Cassidy Avenue, in Huntingdon. (9/26)

Fall Revival services will take place October 22-25 at 7PM nightly. At Raystown Brethren Church located at 8753 Raystown Rd. in Saxton.

Crossroads has been serving the communities in Huntingdon, Juniata, and Mifflin Counties for with pregnancy care and options counseling more than 30 years. This year's Fundraising Banquet is Tuesday, October 24th at 6pm at Locust Grove Mennonite Church in Belleville, PA. The evening will feature Mike G. Williams, nationally known speaker and writer who has a passion for life. The dinner is complimentary, but reservations are required. More information and reservation forms can be found at www.cpcforlife.org or by calling 717-242-0301. (9/18)

Salvation Army of Juniata County will hold sign-ups for their Christmas toy give-away throughout the month of October. This give-away is for children ages 12 and under whose families reside in Juniata County. Financial guidelines will apply. Sign-up is by appointment only. Please call 717-543-1459 for more information, or to make an appointment.” (10/17)

The Nittany Valley Fellowship will be hosting "Light the Night" on Wednesday, October 25th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Township Park located at 816 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte.  There will be games, food, candy, a bounce house and more.  All activities are free.  Everyone is welcome.  Scary or horror costumes are discouraged and all faces must be visible through the costume.Join us for fellowship and fun as we celebrate our Light, the Lord, Jesus Christ!

Questions, 814-383-4161 zioncommunitychurch@gmail.com (10/17)

The Juniata United Methodist Church located at 808 North 4th Street, in the Juniata section of Altoona will provide a Noah’s Ark themed Trunk or Treat in the church basement, October 26 starting at 6 -8 pm. All children are welcome.  For more information contact the Juniata United Methodist Church office at 814-942-6065 or visit the website at www.juniataumc.net. (10/9)

 

Sprucetown United Methodist Church, on Upper Georges Valley Road, will be holding their Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  There will be baked goods, soups, crafts and gently used household items. (9/5)

Pennsylvania Furnace Community Halloween Party, October 28, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Baileyville Community Hall, 210 Deibler Road, for families with Toddlers and Elementary kids. Games, prizes and refreshments by Baileyville Grange, treats by Fairbrook UMC. (9/18)

It’s a Free Ham, Macaroni, and Cheese Luncheon at First United Methodist Church 200 East Third St.in Lewistown at the Corner of 3rd & Dorcas Streets, Wednesday, October 25th

Meal served at 12:00 NOON All are welcome!  Come taste the Bread of Life! For Transportation

call 717-248-1011 by NOON Tuesday. (9/26)

The Senior Class of Great Commission School, a non-profit, private school, will hold a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, October 27, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at the school. Great Commission School is located at 1100 6th Avenue in Altoona. The dinner will feature Delgrosso Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs, and Salad from the Olive Garden. Cost of the dinner is $8.00. Proceeds support the senior trip of the class of 2018. For more information, call 942-9710. (10/17)

Heartbeat Community Services Inc Annual Banquet will take place October 28th at 5:30.

Robert Rogers, an accomplished worship leader, pianist, songwriter, and author of 3 books, Into the Deep, 7 Steps to No Regrets, and Rise Above, teaches others to Live a Life of No Regrets with his inspiring words and original songs at the piano, will be speaking, the Banquet takes place at Bunkertown Church of the Brethren, 52 Bunkertown Rd,  in McAlisterville

Email: hhbashore@yahoo.com

 

Gator Wilderness Camp School announces its Annual Gator Camp Awareness Dinner to

be held at Locust Grove Mennonite Church on Saturday, October 28,, at 6:30 PM.  Gator

Wilderness Camp School is a school for boys, ages 10 years-16 years in southwest Florida.  At Gator Wilderness Camp School, boys focus on building relationships, problem solving, and learning responsibility. There is no charge for the dinner, but a free offering will be lifted.  All donations go directly to Gator Wilderness Camp School.  Reservations do need to be made no later than October 22, 2017, and can be made locally by contacting one of the following Sara Hartzler (717-348-4136), Tami Peachey (717-437-0871), Larry Yoder (717-363-0475) or Lou Ann Yoder (717-363-0473), Ann Kanagy (717-437-4946), or Rose Kauffman (717-437-1295).  

(9/14)

Free Central PA Observers Public Moon Program at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (viewing of the night sky through telescopes; moonwalk along the marsh trails) Friday October 28th, 8:00 - 10:00PM, weather permitting. This takes place at Millbrook Marsh, Puddintown Road State College. For more event info: visit www.cpoclub.org/skywatches (10/9)

Fall Bazaar, Saturday, October 28th, at Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, 150 West Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. Featuring:  Attic Treasures, home-made pies, soups, and baked goods, eat-in lunch available.  Call 814- 238-1860 with questions.

 

It's time for Trunk-or-Treat! Invite the neighbors, bring a friend, and join us for a free fall event open to all ages! State College Assembly of God in State College will have hayrides, firetrucks, bounce houses, free popcorn, hotdogs, cotton candy & much much more! Come in costume, or come as you are, have a great night out & take home loads of candy. For more information visit www.scassembly.org or contact State College Assembly of God at 814-238-3800. Trunk-or-Treat is free and will be held on October 29th from 5 to 7pm for all ages. State College Assembly is located at 2201 University Dr.

The Dysart Family, from Macon Missouri, will perform a gospel concert at the Brookside Wesleyan Church, on Sunday, October 29, at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 403 Bush Hollow Rd., in Julian. A love offering will be received for the concert and there is a covered dish dinner after. The public is warmly invited. Questions, Email: brookside451@gmail.com (10/10)

On Sunday, October 29th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be a hymn sing at Windy Hill Bible Church, 22 Windmill Hill, in Burnham. Refreshments and fellowship afterwards. (10/11)

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference Governing Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 Fall Session to be held Sunday, October 29th through Tuesday, October 31st at The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona.  The services will be at 10:30am & 6pm on Sunday and 7pm on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona is located on the corner of 4th Avenue and 40th Street in the Highland Park section of the city. For more information or to schedule transportation, please call 944-2894. (10/17)

The Orbisonia Church of God of Prophesy located at 354 Cromwell Street in Orbisonia will be having a Community Gospel Sing on Sunday Oct 29 from 6-8 pm. A variety of local Gospel singers and musicians will be providing the music for the worship service and the public is invited. There is no charge. For further information contact Pastor Don Pfligh or Duane Booher at 814-542-9410 (10/17)

On Sunday, October 29th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be a hymn sing at Windy Hill Bible Church, 22 Windmill Hill, in Burnham, Refreshments and fellowship afterwards. (10/17)

There will be a “Fall Party” with lots of fun activities including a gourd hunt, pumpkin painting, and animal train rides! We will also have pizza and candy. Event is held at the Community Services Building behind the Mifflintown SDA Church at 23547 Rt. 35 North, Oct. 31st, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Email: darcyjl@centurylink.net

St. John's UCC at 218 N. Church Street in Boalsburg, will decorate their car trunks and hand out candy to kids and kids at heart. There will also be cider, cocoa and other Halloween goodies. This event takes place October 31st from 6-8pm (10/20)

On October 31st from 6:30-8:30 PM It’s Truth or Treat: God's Love is out of the World. This takes place at Halfmoon Chrisitian Fellowship Church 1776 Halfmoon Valley Road, Rte. 550, Port Matilda. There will be a  Free! Bounce House! Games! Prizes! Popcorn! Beverages!

Questions, Email: bluebird0905@yahoo.com (10/17)

Join Nittany Christian School for an evening of "Experiencing Something New" during the 4th Annual Live and Silent Auction on November 3rd from 6-9pm at State College Alliance Church at 1221 West Whitehall Road State College. Contact Jennifer Long at klong2910@aol.com or 814-880-3742 for tickets or more information. (10/17)

Evolution-free hands-on science center sponsored by DominionScienceCenter.org. Takes place Nov. 3 from 10 to 8, Nov. 4 from 10 to 5 at Oakwood Pres.Church on Waddle Rd.in State College.  Exhibits and activities for all ages. Special preschool area included. FREE admission, small donations appreciated at the gift and snack shop. Questions, Email: ellenmchenry@hotmail.com (10/17)

The Central Pennsylvania Creation Fellowship is coordinating several meetings with Marine Biologist Dr. Rob Carter, on November 3-5 in State College. Speaking at several venues; he will be speaking to Christian School and home school students November 3 from 1-4pm, at the Ramada Inn on South Atherton St. November 4th from 9-11am. November 5th at 10am at the State College Assembly of God on University Drive, then that evening at 7pm at the Oakwood Presbyterian Church on Waddle Road. For more details or to make reservations for the Saturday breakfast, email centralpacreation@gmail.com or call or text 814-880 2578 (10/17)

The Altoona Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is hosting their annual show, “Thanks for the Memories” November 4th at 7PM, at the Altoona Area Junior High School Auditorium. For more information go to altoonachorus.com (10/9)

A Winter Craft Fair take place November 4th from 9 AM - 1:30 PM at Halfmoon Chrisitian Fellowship Church on Rte 550, Stormstown. Featuring: Crafts, Seasonal items, Baked Goods

Spaces available; contact:  lkg2@psu.edu (10/17)

A hurricane disaster relief event is scheduled for November 4, 5:30 PM at Lost Creek Mennonite Church, 2682 Long Road, Mifflintown.  There will be a light meal, followed by a painting party.  No art skills needed.  We will follow step by step instructions to paint a canvas of stacked pumpkins showing the words "Count Your Blessings."  All supplies provided for $35.00.  Call Linda at 717-535-5886 to reserve your meal and canvas.  All proceeds will benefit Mennonite  Disaster Service and Mennonite Central Committee hurricane disaster relief work. (10/17)

The Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Tusseyville, will hold it’s Annual Bazaar Saturday November 4th from 9 to 2. Featuring: Homemade Soups, and items, baked goods, barbecued chicken halves, along with various vendors. Also, lunch will be available. Questions, 814-364-1726 or ruthrshl@verizon.net

Compassion International presents the We Are Messengers Point to You Tour with Tyrus Morgan. This will be at Christ Community Church at 200 Ellis Place on November 5th at 7PM. Tickets are $12. and are available at www.itickets.com (8/24)

David Crowder’s  “American Prodigal Fall Tour” featuring special guest Jimi Cravity, and introducing The Young Escape. Takes place Monday November 6th at 7:00 PM at the I.U.P Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Dr. in Indiana, PA. Questions, 800.514.3849 or www.etix.com

ADMISSION:   $20.00 & $25.00 Reserved, $75.00 VIP, $20.00 Student (10/10)

Wild Game Banquet sponsored by Marsh Creek BIC and Eagle Heights Bible Churches

will take place at Liberty Sportsman’s Club 1140 Marsh Creek Rd, Howard. Saturday, November 11th at 5:30 pm The banquet is open for men, women, and children of hunting age. In addition to eating wild game, attendees will enjoy listening and talking to area hunters as well as outdoorsmen Adam DeVine of Sandy Lake, PA. There is no charge for the dinner and program but reservations are required. Free drawings for prizes! For reservations contact -

marshcreekbic@centurylink.net or (814) 625 – 3544 or (814) 353 – 8191

Reservations are due by Sunday, November 5th. (10/4)

 

Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Altoona is Saturday, November 11th at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jim O'Brien, guest speaker at the Memorial Service on 11th Avenue following the parade. Jim was an assistant director at the Pentagon and was in the building when one of the planes from 9/11 crashed into the building. Also, other pastors will be offering prayer. To wrap up the event there will be a flag tribute to the veterans.  For more information contact Lloyd Peck 814-942-3261. (9/7)

"New Hope Lutheran Church of Spring Mills (119 Cobblestone Court, 422-8417) will serve a Ham Pot-Pie Dinner on Saturday November 11th from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Eat in or take-out. Everyone is welcome." (10/17)

Civil War Round Table will have a Turkey Dinner Meeting at the Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road in State College, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. The featured speaker, Gene Barr speaking on "What I Thought I Knew About the Civil War." Mr. Barr is a long time Civil War reenactor and past President of the National Civil War Museum. His presentation will reflect what he learned about the Civil War while researching information for his book "A Civil War Captain and His Lady." (3/28)

 

Women's Mid Day Connection Country Fair featuring Sale & Live Auction, Homemade Food, Antiques, Collectibles, Hoagies & Misc. items. Along with Speaker & Music by Kathie Ann Pearcy who talks about "Life after a Meltdown". This will take place at the Mountain View Country Club, in Boalsburg Tuesday Nov. 14th, Doors open at 11:00 for shopping, program starts at 11:45 am. Questions: Email: jalene22@verizon.net

 

The Altoona Women's Connection will have a luncheon at the Blairmont Club, 242 Larch Street, Hollidaysburg. November 15, at 12 noon  Annual Bake and Soup Sale; speaker and singer, Joan Wurst, "A Cowgirl Who Never Gave Up Her Dreams. Come early to participate in the Bake and Soup Sale. Donations for sale are requested. Questions, Email: nancyhillis@atlanticbb.net (10/17)

The JMS Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run takes place November 18th with registrations at 8:30, with the trot beginning at 9:30. Find sign up info at www.jmsonline.org (8/21)

There will be a Free Thanksgiving Concert on November 18th beginning at 6PM at the Crossroads Bible Church 5564 Business 220 in Bedford. 2 southern gospel groups will be featured The Woodsmen Quartet, and the group New Journey. A free will offering will be taken, for more information call 724-454-9554 or newjourneyministry.com (9/18)

 "New Hope Lutheran Church (119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills) will be holding their 14th Annual Country Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 18th from 9:00am to 1:30pm. We will have various vendors, homemade soups, fresh hoagies and baked goods. For more information, please call 422-8318." (10/17)

Grace Community Church in Herndon will mark the 11th production of "Walk Through Bethlehem". Through this interactive program. individuals and families are able to simulate a journey back through time and experience for themselves, what it was like for Mary and Joseph as they traveled to Bethlehem long ago. This event is open to the general public on Friday, December 1st from 6:00-9:00 pm and on Saturday, December 2nd from 5:00-9:00 pm. Handicapped accommodations are also provided. The church is at 1715 State Route 225 in Herndon. For more information, call 570-758-5114. (10/10)

Civil War Round Table will have a joint meeting with Centre County Historical Society on December 12th at the Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Avenue in State College beginning at 7:00 p.m.  In first person period dress, professional actress, Emily Lapisardi, will appear as Confederate Spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow. (3/28)