Free Thanksgiving dinners will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, by the Salvation Army’s Bedford Service Unit. Dinners will be served from Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Penn St., Public Square, Bedford. Hot, ready-to-eat takeout will be available for pickup from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie and drinks. Advance reservations are required by November 18 and can be made by calling Trinity at 814-623-8813. For more information, call Stacy at Trinity Lutheran Church at 623-8813.
Calvary Baptist Church, located at 615 Barclay Drive, Bedford, will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Missionary to India Wisdom Nayak will be the special speaker. There will be special music and hymns.
Bedford Alliance Church will host an evening of thanksgiving and praise at 6 p.m. on November 20. For more information, visit bedfordpacma.org.
The giveaway will be hosted by Clear Ridge Fellowship Church, 10721 Clear Ridge Road, Everett, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 19. There will be free furniture, toys, coats, books, clothes, shoes, puzzles, kitchen items and more. . Thrift stores and flea market vendors cannot participate. For more information, call or text 814-414-5287.
Paul Snyder will officiate the Pastoral Leadership Team installation and dedication service at Bethel Brethren Church, Tatesville, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. Richard Clark, Matthew McCall and David Mohr will join the pastoral team. Light refreshments will be served after the service.
New Life Bible Camp, 451 Tar Water Hollow Rd, Buffalo Mills, will be hosting a fundraiser for the Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament on November 19, starting at 9:30 a.m. Seven-player teams for ninth graders year until the adults will compete. The registration cost is $8 per person. Each person on the winning team will receive a $10 gift card and a medal. Teams can register at www.newlifebiblecamp.com or on the camp’s Facebook page. Participants who do not have a full team can register individually and will be assigned to a team. All registrants will receive gift bags. The camp will also host other events. There will be door prizes and a Punt, Pass and Kick contest with three divisions including Elementary, Intermediate and Open. Prizes will be awarded. Non-gamers can purchase $8 Gobbler passes to participate in the Punt, Pass and Kick contest, a hay or pony ride and lunch. The maximum family cost will be $25. Children 5 and under can participate for free.
Youth from First Christian Church will perform ‘Picture a Christmas’ at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the church, 57 Providence St., Everett. There will be hot chocolate and cookies in the social room after the play. For more information, call 814-652-5010.
Special speaker Bruce Frye will testify at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Liberty Independent Baptist Church, 13619 Lincoln Highway, Everett. Frye is a former Nashville recording artist turned preacher. For more information, call 814-979-3373.
Bedford Valley Assembly of God, 5973 Bedford Valley Rd., Bedford, will host a Veterans Concert by the Flight 93 Choir from 6-7:30 p.m. on November 12. The choir will pay tribute to veterans with songs and some testimonies will be shared. by veterans. Admission will be free. Donations to support the choir will be collected.
The turkey and waffle supper will be served drive-thru on Nov. 19 at Trinity Reformed Church in Osterburg. Meals can be picked up between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the basement doors of the church. Each meal includes turkey, garnish, gravy, waffles, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, coleslaw, and pie. The cost will be $12 per meal.
The Big 50 Bingo will be held at St. John The Baptist Parish in New Baltimore on November 20, starting at 1 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Admission will be $30. Refreshments will be available.
National Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week is scheduled for November 14-21. Here is the list of drop off locations in Bedford and Fulton counties. Bedford – United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St. (Paul Kendall, 814-494-3657, [email protected]) — Nov. 14-18, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; November 19, 9-11 a.m.; 20 Nov, 12.30pm-2.30pm; November 21, 8-10 a.m.; other times by appointment. Breezewood – Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1092 Lighthouse Road (Lynne Shaffer, Collection Center, 814-934-2940, [email protected]) – Nov. 14-18, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; November 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Nov. 20, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; 21 Nov, 10am-2pm; other times by appointment. Buffalo Mills – United Methodist Church, 164 Church St. (Heather Chaney, 814-977-6768, [email protected]) — Nov. 14-18, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; November 19, 8-10 a.m.; 20 Nov, 10.30am-12.30pm; November 21, 7-9 a.m.; other times by appointment. Clearville – Pleasant Union Church, 259 Pleasant Union Church Road (Bonnie Mills, 814-717-658-2498, [email protected]) — Nov. 14-18, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; November 19, 9-11 a.m.; Nov. 20, noon-2 p.m.; November 21, 9-11 a.m.; other times by appointment. Everett–Pennwood Bible Church, 440 Hospital Drive (Diane Flaaen, 814-623-9444, [email protected]) – Nov. 14-18, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 19, noon-2 p.m.; Nov. 20, noon-4 p.m.; November 21, 7-9 a.m.; other times by appointment. Fishertown – Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church, 1486 Quaker Valley Road, New Paris (Deanna Bowser, 814-839-9378, [email protected]) – November 14, 5-7 p.m.; Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Nov. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Nov. 17 and 18, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; November 19, 7:30 p.m.-noon; Nov. 20, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 21, 7:30-9:30 a.m.; other times by appointment Hopewell – Grace Brethren Church, 5320 Raystown Road (Dale Ellis, 814-766-3747, [email protected]) — Nov. 14-18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; November 19, 9-11 a.m.; Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.; November 21, 9-11 a.m.; other times by appointment. Imler – St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1338 S. Imler Valley Road (Debbie Yoder, 814-239-8375, [email protected]) – Nov. 14-18, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Nov 19-20, noon-3pm; November 21, 9-11 a.m.; other times by appointment. Woodbury – Healing Waters Church of God, 4061 Woodbury Pike (Mindy Hillegass, 814-585-0055, [email protected]) – November 14, 11am-1pm; Nov 15-19, 11am-1pm; 20 Nov, 2.30pm-4.30pm; November 21, 8-10 a.m.; other times by appointment. Fulton County – Needmore – Needmore Bible Church, 6939 Great Cove Road (Billie White, 717-573-2212, [email protected]) — Nov. 14-15, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 16, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m.; Nov. 18, noon-3 p.m.; Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 20, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; November 21, 7-9 a.m.; other times by appointment.
One-day charter bus trips to the Baltimore Processing Center to help prepare Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for shipment to overseas destinations are scheduled for Dec. 2 and 10. The cost is $32 per person for a full charter bus; food is not included. Participants must be at least 13 years old. To register or for more information, contact Mary Fazenbaker at [email protected]. Register before November 16.
A free meal will be served from noon to 2 p.m., or while supplies last, Nov. 13 at Schellsburg United Church as part of the church’s Called to Care outreach program. The menu will include roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Meals will be served as take-out only. No pre-orders will be accepted. See Facebook for updates.
Free Thanksgiving dinners will be served take-out only from the Ryot Church of the Nazarene, 406 Dunkard Hollow Road, Alum Bank, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. signs; lunches will be brought to each vehicle. Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. Nov. 17 by calling 814-839-2543; leave a message if no response.
Freedom House Ministries at 176 Chalybeate Road, Bedford, will hold a Christmas Open Day from 4-7pm on November 11 and 9-2pm on November 12. There will be opportunities for holiday shopping, sample tastings, stocking stuffers and door prizes. For more information, call 814-494-2949.
Veterans will be recognized at Time Ministries Church on November 13 with a free breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and a special program and recognition service at 10:30 a.m. Veterans will be recognized and will receive a special gift. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford. For more information, call 814-624-2444.
Family Fun Night, with activities for attendees of all ages, will be held at Time Ministries Church from 6-9 p.m. on November 18 and January 27. There will be no Family Fun Night in December. The Fun Zone opens at 6 p.m. with activities. There is also a toddler area for the youngest. There will be bingo with prizes from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is also a catering station. Free entry. The church is located at 5202 Business 220, Bedford. For more information, call 814-624-2444.
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