Special events, services
Mill Creek UMW Bazaar
The Mill Creek United Methodist church will hold its annual bazaar from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the church. There will be craft vendors, homemade soup, a bake sale and silent auction. The kitchen will be open. Proceeds from the bazaar go to support both local and denominational organizations such as Meals on Wheels, local senior citizen centers, Altoona HUB, Mission Central and more.
All Treats, No Tricks
Come one, come all to the Oasis of Love Church’s “All Treats No Tricks, Community Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 pm to 8 p.m.! There will be treats to eat, games to play, and fun activities for the whole family. Come in your best costume and stay as little or as long as you like. The Oasis of Love Church is located across from Southside Elementary. Any questions, please, telephone the church office at 627-3819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The McConnellstown Church of the Nazarene is having a fall celebration, Lighting the Path to God, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6–8 p.m. There will be luminaries, candy, and worship music for all to enjoy! The church is located on Newtown Avenue, in the former Woodcock Valley School.
Halloween candy blowout
Christ Reformed Church, 502 Main Street in Alexandria, invites you to join us for our Halloween Candy Blowout during Alexandria Trick-or-Treating on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8p.m.! Join us for an evening of free family fun with carnival games, hayrides (weather permitting), hot dogs, door prizes and of course, candy. Kids and families of all ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged, but not required. For more info, check us out at www.CRCAlexandria.org or by contacting Marie Valle at email@example.com or 814-669-4135! We look forward to seeing you!
Linus, the blanket-toting Peanuts character said, “Happiness is a warm blanket.” First Regular Baptist Church, 307 6th St., Huntingdon, would like to spread some warmth to our community at its Blanket Giveaway held at the church from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Anyone is welcome to come and select a blanket (while supplies last) and enjoy some refreshments.
Community prayer service
The Cassville United Methodist Church, 30 Maple St., Cassville, will host a community prayer service at 9 a.m. Monday mornings. A lay leader will be on site for anyone who wishes to stop in and offer prayers for family, friends or loved ones in need. Those unable to stop in can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Prayer Breakfast
The Ladies Prayer Breakfast for November will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 2, at Sugar Run Church of the Brethren in Hill Valley. Our speaker will be Myra Mowrer. Please plan to join us, We hope to see you there!
Senior coffee hour
Calling all seniors looking for a refreshing social hour! You’re invited to join us for Senior Coffee Hour, …an informal, relaxed time to enjoy coffee, goodies, conversation and laughter. Coffee Hour is held the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Whether you come for the coffee, the conversation or both, we’re hopeful you’ll leave glad that you came! Who knows you may just make a new friend or two? Senior Coffee Hour is hosted by The Oasis of Love Church located at 10991 Station Road, Huntingdon, across from Southside Elementary School. Please call 814-627-3819 with any questions. All are welcome to this free, fun event.
Stone Church of the Brethren, 1623 Moore St, Huntingdon, will host a Taizé worship service Sunday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend! Dress is very casual. The 45-minute service consists of music, prayers, and silence. A small group of instrumentalists accompany songs which are prayerfully repetitive. A Taizé service is an excellent opportunity to find some stillness and quiet in our busy world. Come, join us, and experience rest and peace for your spirit. If you are interested and want further information please call the Stone Church office at 643-3390 or email@example.com. You may also visit our web site at: www.huntingdonstonechurch.org.
MU native gives organ/piano concert
Alex Ashman, a Mount Union native, will present an organ and piano concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the sanctuary of the Mt. Union Presbyterian Church. Ashman currently holds the Director of Music position at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg. His musical endeavors have brought him to perform at notable venues such as St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, the Church of St. Agnus in Rome, Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, and various churches in the NYC metro area. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at the corner of Shirley and Division Streets and is handicap accessible on the Division Street ramp. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the church’s maintenance fund. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.
Holy Spirit Rain Down is the theme of a revival which will be held at Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Union, (Pastor Herman Burks) Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 17. Speakers are as follows:
November 15th at 7 p.m. — Rev Bernard Carpenter
November 16th at 7 p.m. — Rev Greg Lloyd
November 17th at 5 p.m. — Rev David Bowen
Join us for some old-time religion. All are welcome.
A ladies’ Bible study will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Shade Gap.
Propel Women’s series
All are invited to attend a series hosted by the Oasis of Love Church in the Valley, 2159 Broad Top Mountain Road, Saxton, the third Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Join the ladies of the church for an exciting time of fellowship, learning and inspiration to enhance the passion, purpose and potential in every woman. For more information, contact 635-3424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Kingdom Living’ class
All are invited to attend an empowering “Kingdom Living” Bible class hosted by the Oasis of Love Church in the Valley, 2159 Broad Top Mountain Road, Saxton, every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the church. For information, contact 635-3424 or email@example.com.
The Salvation Army on Shadyside Avenue, Huntingdon, hosts a youth program for children and teens ages Head Start to 12th grade from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Free community meal
The McConnellstown United Methodist Church at 1125 Ward St. hosts a free community meal from 5-6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. All are welcome to attend.
Christmas assistance available
If you need assistance this year to help put a smile on your children’s faces Christmas morning, don’t wait or delay! Mark your calendars to remind you to register for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program, also known as the Angel Tree Program. Registration will be held at the Salvation Army building, Huntingdon on the following date: Oct. 22, from 3-7 p.m. Sign-ups will also be held in Mt Union at The William C. Rutter Community room, Federal Drive, on the following dates: Oct. 15-17, from noon-3 p.m. and Oct. 29, from 3-7 p.m. Registrants must have the following items or the application will be considered incomplete: picture ID — for the person applying; birth certificate or Social Security card — for all members of household; proof of current residence; proof of all monthly income — paycheck, stubs, Social Security, SSI, child support, food stamps; proof of all expenses — rent/house payment, utilities, water bill, phone, car payment, car insurance, charge card, medical bills, etc.
Free community meal
The 12th Street United Methodist Church holds a free community meal from 5-6 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. The meal for Oct. 12, will be chili. All are welcome.
Mill Creek free community meal
The Mill Creek United Methodist Church hosts a monthly community meal on the second Wednesday of each month. This meal is free. Doors open at 4 p.m. Come enjoy the company of your friends and neighbors. Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m. All are welcome.
Men’s prayer breakfast
The Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship will have its first meeting of the new season at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Vineyard Outreach, US522 N. The Rev. Derrick Grogan, Orbisonia, will be the guest speaker. Men and boys are invited to attend the fellowship, to honor the Lord in worship music, a message from Rev. Grogan, and a fellowship breakfast. The Rev. Carl Horne is pastor of the Vineyard Outreach. For more information, call (814)-506-4214 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mill Creek Baptist to hold revival
Fall Revival services will be held at the Mill Creek Baptist Church Oct. 9 — 13. The theme for the week is ”Trust.” Services will be at 7 pm each evening and also at 10:30 am Sunday morning. Special music will be provided.There will be prayer time at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and again at 10:20 a.m. Sunday. The slate of speakers is as follows:
Oct. 9 Pastor David Ford
Oct. 10 Pastor Ed Seeley
Oct. 11 Pastor Michael Childs
Oct. 12 Pastor Lanny Hoover
Oct. 13 Pastor Mark Masherjahn-Smith
Free Community Meal
A free community meal of roast turkey with all the trimmings will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 pm — ? at the Beech Run Church of the Brethren, Hares Valley Road , Rt 655, three miles South of Mapleton.
Chill Chaser event
The annual Chill Chasers winter clothing giveaway will be held at The Salvation Army building, 2514 Shadyside Ave., Huntingdon, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9. Please bring ID for everyone that lives in your household and proof of residence. Some of the items to be given away are: socks, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and more. If you would like to donate, we could use the following items: socks, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, winter clothing and boots. Donations should be received at the office by Thursday, Oct. 31.