End of life planning

Have you ever heard a terrible story of a family fighting over possessions or money after a loved one has died? Yes, the mention of dying is a sensitive subject and brings with it a variety of emotions and thoughts, most of them not good. However, if one could give others peace at such a difficult time, wouldn’t one want to do that? The Oasis of Love Church, located at 10991 Station Road, Huntingdon, will host an End of Life Planning Seminar at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. The seminar will cover the importance of planning and letting loved ones know final wishes. The professional information presented will include all documents that should be considered. Refreshments will be offered during the informal and relaxed seminar. For more information about the seminar, please telephone the church office at 627-3819.

Community 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 prayer requests to acoupleofjensens@gmail.com.

Bible study

A ladies’ Bible study will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Shade Gap.

Propel Women

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 saxtonoasis@comcast.net.

Open sanctuary

The First United Methodist Church, located at 15 W. Shirley St., Mount Union, will offer an open sanctuary for the purposes of prayer, meditation and quiet time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday (weather permitting). All are welcome.

‘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 more information, contact 635-3424 or saxtonoasis@comcast.net.

Youth program

The Salvation Army, located on Shadyside Avenue, Huntingdon, will host a youth program for children and teens ages Head Start to 12th grade from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Pioneer Kids Club

Kids ages kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend Pioneer Kids Club from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at McConnellstown Bible Missionary Church, located at 11383 Raystown Road, Huntingdon. Kids will enjoy fun, games, character-building Bible stories, arts and crafts, skills, field trips and snacks. Transportation is available if needed. Call the Rev. Jeff or Donna Rigsby at 627-0218.

Ladies’ Bible study

The Ladies’ Bible study will be held from 10-11:15 a.m. Fridays in the Pennsylvania Room of the Huntingdon County Library. Participants will be studying the book of Daniel. For more information, please contact the Valley View Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Huntingdon, at 643-5645.

Friday night jam session

The Orbisonia United Methodist Church will be hosting Friday night jam sessions at the Orbisonia Fire Hall from 6-9 p.m. Fridays beginning Jan. 11. Everyone is encouraged to bring food/drink items to share at no cost. A donation basket will be set up and all donations will go to the Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. for the use of the building.

New Bible Class Begins at Oasis of Love

A new class begins Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Oasis of Love Church. We all have questions about life, God, and wonder what the Bible says. Sorry, we don’t have all the answers but many of these questions can be answered in the Understanding God Class. Various topics are discussed, such as, “Where did the Bible come from?” “Who is God?” and “Do I have a purpose in life?” If you have determined to start the new year on a positive path, then Understanding God Class is for you! Classes will be held weekly at 6 p.m. Sundays. The Oasis of Love Church is located at 10991 Station Road across from Southside Elementary. For more information, please call 627-3819 or visit OasisInHuntingdon.com.

Hunter’s Dinner

Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Saltillo will have a Hunter’s Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Bring a dish to share with everyone and come and celebrate God’s beautiful creation and hear about God’s love in Jesus. Evangelist Mark Kerlin will be the guest speaker. There will also be a drawing for six $75 gift cards to Field and Stream in Altoona. The church is located on Route 655 South in Saltillo. Call Rev. Dan at 448-3652 or email pastordan@calvarybaptistsaltillo.org for more information.

Special service

The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church and Payne Church will worship together to commemorate the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Jan. 20. The theme of the service is “Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly with Your God.” Pastor Sylvia Morris of Payne will deliver the morning message. Other guest participants in the service are Mayor David Wessels, Zoe Morris, and Pat Hunter from Diversity Huntingdon – Everyone is Welcome Here! There will be special musical selections by the Chancel Choir and organist. The public is cordially invited to attend this special service which begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church.

Taizé services

The Stone Church of the Brethren at 17th and Moore Sts. in Huntingdon will continue its series of worship in Taizé style at 6 p.m. Suunday, Jan. 20. This is a chance to seek the presence of God with friends from the Huntingdon community through prayerfully repetitive scripture, song, silence and prayer. Dress is very casual. If you have questions, call 643-3390.


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