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Women's Group Plans Brunch May 23, 2018

The Elizabethtown/Mount Joy Christian Women's Connection invites area ladies to its "Glass Fusion Creations" brunch at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy, on Thursday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m. The price is inclusive.

Kathleen Forney of Elizabethtown will share about fusing glass and making artful creations. Mary Lejcar of Palmyra will give a brief presentation on the 80th anniversary of Stonecroft Ministries. Speaker Jan Edgerton of Newfane, N.Y., will share "How to Have a Fulfilling Future Despite the Past." Vocalist Lisa Shaver of Middletown will provide special music.

Reservations for the brunch and free preschool child care must be made by Friday, June 1. To make reservations, readers may call Judy at 717-367-3076, Karen at 717-397-8987, or Sandy at 717-367-5140. Reservations not canceled by Tuesday, June 5, must be honored.

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Monday Quilt Group To Meet May 22, 2018

The Monday Morning Quilt Group will meet the first Monday of every month at St. James Lutheran Church, 2335 Cramer Road, Brogue, at 10 a.m. The next meeting will take place on Monday, June 4. No sewing is done at the meetings. A show-and-tell of works and a problem solving discussion will take place.

People of all skill levels are welcome to attend. For further information, readers may call the church office at 717-927-9497.

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Church To Hold VBS May 21, 2018

The Lewisberry United Methodist Church, 309 Market St., will offer the "Rolling River Rampage" vacation Bible school (VBS) from Sunday, June 3, through Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The program is open to children age 4 to sixth grade and will feature music, science projects, crafts, recreation, healthy snacks, and Bible stories.

For more information, readers may call the Lewisberry UMC at 717-938-1108.

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York Aglow Set To Meet May 17, 2018

York Aglow will meet on Saturday, May 26, at 9 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 2270 Susquehanna Trail North, York.

Guest speaker Lanny Swaim is an author, speaker, and worship leader. He has played in Christian bands, recorded a rock musical on the life and ministry of Jesus, recorded a worship CD, and is slated to publish his first book soon.

For more information, readers may contact Patty Bentley 717-343-3429.

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Seniors Plan Meeting May 10, 2018

St. Anne Neumann Seniors will meet at St. John 23 Center, 601 Delp Road, Lancaster, on Tuesday, May 22, at 1 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Wesley Singers.

The group welcomes new members age 55 and up. For more information, call 717-626-3932.

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Seniors Group To Meet May 10, 2018

St. Anne Neuman Seniors will meet at St. John 23 Center, 601 Delp Road, Lancaster, on Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Conlan Kerschner, who will present banjo tunes.

The group welcomes seniors age 55 and up. For more information, call 717-626-3932.

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Lifetree Cafe Sets Program May 9, 2018

Lifetree Cafe, located at Emmaus Road Cafe, 1886 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, will host a program on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m.

The topic of how people believe God feels about homosexuality will be explored. The program will feature filmed stories of Jeff Chu and Christopher Yuan. Participants in the Lifetree program will have an opportunity to discuss the topic in a safe, caring environment.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Readers with questions about Lifetree may call 717-473-9115 or email LTCLancaster@gmail.com.

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Lifetree Cafe Plans Program May 9, 2018

Lifetree Cafe will offer a program at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 2173 Stoverstown Road, Spring Grove, at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, and at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

The topic of how people believe God feels about homosexuality will be explored on May 23. The program will feature filmed stories of Jeff Chu and Christopher Yuan. Participants in the Lifetree program will have an opportunity to discuss the topic in a safe, caring environment.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Chip Hoover at 717-792-3153 or chip08@aol.com.

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Group To Present Drama April 27, 2018

Senior Moments, Rissers Mennonite Church's group for people age 55 and up, will present a drama titled "The Garden of Weedin' ... Life Began in a Garden" on Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. The presentation will take place in the schoolhouse located beside the church at 8360 Elizabethtown Road, Elizabethtown.

The evening, a celebration of spring, will include stories and music on the themes of gardening and springtime. All are welcome.

For more information, readers may call 717-653-4549.

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Women's Group Plans Friendship Day April 25, 2018

On Friday, May 4, all are welcome to attend Church Women United's May Friendship Day at Shiloh United Church of Christ, 2151 Willow Road. Registration and an afternoon tea will begin at 1:15 p.m.

The program, "In Gratitude for God's Presence," will start at 2 p.m. Both Shiloh's preschool children and Terri Rentzel, nutrition education adviser for Penn State Extension's Nutrition Links program, will give presentations.

Interested attendees should preregister for the meal by contacting vice president Judith Grove at judygrove@verizon.net or 717-741-4366.

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Donations Sought For Organization April 24, 2018

Our Lady of Lourdes of the Knights of Columbus will collect donations for the ARC of Pennsylvania at Yoder's Market, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland, on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All donations will help to improve the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Women's Group Plans Brunch April 19, 2018

The Elizabethtown/Mount Joy Christian Women's Connection invites area ladies to its "Fresh Coat of Paint" brunch to be held on Thursday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m. at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The set price is inclusive.

Bill Tilghman from Millerstown will give insight on home repairs. He has been a contractor for 30 years. The speaker, Pam Tilghman of Millerstown, will share her story, "Snapshots of Life." Special music will be provided by vocalist Johanna Spangenberg of Leola.

Reservations for the brunch and free preschool child care must be made by Friday, April 27. To make reservations, call Judy at 717-367-3076, Karen at 717-397-8987, or Sandy at 717-367-5140. Reservations not canceled by Tuesday, May 1, must be honored.

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Book Discussion Group To Meet April 13, 2018

Exploring, Growing Together, a book discussion group at Lititz United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St., Lititz, will continue its 2017-18 series, which aims to help people explore beliefs in a safe discussion environment.

The group will meet on Thursdays on the lower level in room 103 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees should use the lower-level parking lot entrance to the building.

On May 3, 10, and 17, Al Schaub, Penn State associate professor emeritus, will conclude the year series with "Is It Logistical to Be a Christian?" Doug Powell's book "Guide to Christian Apologetics" will be used for discussions and group activities.

Session one will explore ideas for meaningful conversation with others, and there will be a discussion of how guidance can be found in the Methodist Book of Discipline. Sessions two and three will be devoted to a review and discussion of Powell's book.

Individuals do not have to be readers to join in the discussions. Each person must acquire the materials to read. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat during discussions, if they wish. A flyer and brochure can be obtained at the Lititz UMC front lobby small group foyer.

The series will resume in September. Information on the next series, set for September 2018 to May 2019, will be available in August. Readers with questions, concerns, or suggestions may contact Linda at 717-626-0745 or raven303@ptd.net.

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Free Lunch For Seniors Slated April 6, 2018

First Presbyterian Church, 7 Marietta Ave., Mount Joy, will hold a Neighbors Connect free lunch for seniors on Wednesday, April 18. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will begin at noon.

The speaker will be from Discover Lancaster, the visitors' center on Greenfield Road in Lancaster, and will share about opportunities for seniors to discover Lancaster County.

Walk-ins will be welcome, but preregistration is appreciated. To register, readers may call 717-653-5888 and leave a message or email fpcmj1@gmail.com.

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Revival Fellowship Plans Meeting March 29, 2018

The Revival Fellowship of Central Pennsylvania invites the public to attend a meeting on Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the Forest Hills Mennonite Church, 100 Quarry Road, Leola.

The meeting will begin with worship led by Nathan and Karen McLaughlin of Berrysburg. Devotions will follow, led by Don Jacobs of Lancaster. Jacobs is retired from years of missionary service in East Africa. Also, Nathan McLaughlin will share his personal testimony. At noon, a luncheon prepared by Becky Maust Kurtz of Elizabethtown will be available for a fee.

The Revival Fellowship of Central Pennsylvania began as a group of missionaries who returned from East Africa with testimonies of renewed faith.

For more information, readers may call Wayne Lawton at 717-361-8990, Tom and Sheila Hess at 717-756-7921 or Paul Burkholder at 717-581-3964. Information is available by searching for Revival Fellowship - Lancaster, PA on Facebook.

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Lifetree Cafe Posts Programs March 28, 2018

Lifetree Cafe, located in the pole barn behind Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 W. Main St., Strasburg, will offer programs on Wednesdays in April at 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.

On April 4, the program "The Struggle to Forgive: Finding a Way Forward" will feature the filmed story of Alicia Brady, who was the victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting. The program will offer guidance for people who find it difficult to forgive others who have wronged them.

The April 11 topic will be "In the News." More information is forthcoming.

The April 18 program, titled "How to Live Before You Die: Embracing Life to the Fullest," will feature a filmed interview with Sasha Vukelja, who as a young girl escaped from communist Yugoslavia and immigrated to the United States.

The program on April 25, titled "Pass or Fail? The State of Education," will feature filmed interviews with Nikhil Goyal, TED talk speaker and author of "One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School," and Sajan George, the founder of Matchbook Learning, a school-turnaround organization.

During the session Lifetree participants will have to opportunity to discuss the current state of public education and what changes might improve the system for schools, parents, and students.

Admission is free. For details, readers may contact David Alderson at 717-687-6392 or ltcstrasburg@gmail.com.

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Program To Discuss Current News Topics March 26, 2018

Lifetree Cafe, located at Emmaus Road Cafe, 1886 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, will discuss current news topics on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.

The program, titled "In the News," will provide opportunities for civil discussions about stories that have made news headlines recently. Topics may include sexual misconduct, gun control, and immigration reform.

Admission is free. For details, contact 717-473-9115 or ltclancaster@gmail.com.

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Book Discussion Group To Meet March 23, 2018

Exploring, Growing Together, a book discussion group at Lititz United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St., Lititz, will continue its 2017-18 series, which aims to help explore beliefs in a safe discussion environment.

The group will meet on Thursdays on the lower level in room 103 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees should use the lower-level parking lot entrance to the building.

April 5 and 12, lay leader Rosalie Custer will discuss "The Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. The book tells the story of the Osage Indian Nation murders between 1921 and 1924. Readers with questions about the book discussion may contact Custer at 717-627-3837.

On April 19 and 26, the Rev. Art Rettew will complete his discussion on "The Intertestamental Period: The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical." The reading will be the Apocrypha.

The series will conclude on May 3, 10, and 17 with "Is It Logical to Be a Christian?" with Al Schaub, Penn State associate professor emeritus, using Doug Powell's book "Guide to Christian Apologetics."

The series will resume in September.

Individuals do not have to be readers to join in the discussions. Each person must acquire the materials to read. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat during discussions, if they wish.

A flyer and brochure can be obtained at the Lititz UMC front lobby small group foyer. Readers with questions, concerns, or suggestions may contact Linda at 717-626-0745 or raven303@ptd.net.

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Book Discussion Group To Meet March 23, 2018

Exploring, Growing Together, a book discussion group at Lititz United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St., Lititz, will continue its 2017-18 series, which aims to help explore beliefs in a safe discussion environment.

The group will meet on Thursdays on the lower level in room 103 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees should use the lower-level parking lot entrance to the building. If Warwick School District is canceled, the group will not meet that day. If the district has a delay, the group leader will determine if the meeting will be held.

On March 8 to 29, certified lay minister Linda Van Til will lead discussions on the novel "The Shack." The movie based on the book will be shown, and there will be handouts for discussion each week. Additional optional reading can include "Finding God in the Shack" by Roger E. Olson, "People of the Lie" by M. Scott Peck, and "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" by Harold Kushner.

April 5 and 12, lay leader Rosalie Custer will discuss "The Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. The series will conclude on May 3, 10, and 17 with "Is It Logical to Be a Christian?" with Al Schaub, Penn State associate professor emeritus, using Doug Powell's book "Guide to Christian Apologetics."

The series will resume in September.

Individuals do not have to be readers to join in the discussions. Each person must aquire the materials to read. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat during discussions, if they wish.

A flyer and brochure can be obtained at the Lititz UMC front lobby small group foyer. Readers with questions, concerns, or suggestions may contact Linda at 717-626-0745 or raven303@ptd.net.

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Women's Group Plans Brunch March 23, 2018

The Elizabethtown/Mount Joy Christian Women's Connection invites area ladies to its "Songs Of Hope" brunch to be held on Thursday, April 5, at 9:30 a.m. at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The set price is inclusive.

The feature will be presented by Wendy Ober of Mount Joy. Vocalist and pianist Sandy Heisey from Mount Joy will provide special music. The speaker, Pam Cahill from Salisbury, Md., will share her story, "Diva or Princess: What Defines You."

Reservations for the brunch and free preschool child care must be made by Friday, March 30. To make reservations, call Judy at 717-367-3076, Karen at 717-397-8987, or Sandy at 717-367-5140. Reservations not canceled by Tuesday, April 3, must be honored.

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