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Wesley Bazaar Expands To Two Locations November 15, 2018

The annual Christmas craft bazaar hosted by Wesley Church has expanded to two locations. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wesley Church, 1104 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, and at Colerain Church, 1923 Noble Road, Kirkwood.

"The Wesley Church location is full, and since Colerain Church has just recently become a part of Wesley, it was decided to see if any vendors on the wait list would like to sell their items at the Colerain Church location, which is only 2 miles south of Wesley Church," coordinator Bonnie Aukamp explained.

The bazaar at Colerain will be a smaller version of the one at Wesley. Breakfast and lunch foods will be available at both sites, and vendors at both locations will sell sweets and treats as well. Between the two venues, shoppers will be able to buy wooden toys and other items, health and beauty supplies, candles, painted signs, wreaths, handcrafted jewelry and hair pieces, artwork and photography, seasonal and home decor, pet items, and knitted, crocheted, or sewn goods, along with much more.

One of the vendor booths at Wesley has been reserved by The A-Team. The group meets at Wesley on two Thursdays a month and on Sunday mornings. It offers a safe place where people with intellectual and physical disabilities can socialize, have fun, and grow spiritually. Special needs coordinator Tami Shaub noted that the group is still planning what all it will sell at the bazaar, but popcorn, cookie gift plates, and crafts are on the confirmed list.

"This opportunity just came up, so we are still trying to figure it all out," Shaub said.

Proceeds from the Christmas craft bazaar will go to Wesley Church's discretionary fund. For more information about Wesley Church, readers may visit www.wesleyqville.org, call the church at 717-786-8322, or email info@wesleyqville.org.

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Annual Bazaar Will Now Include Vendors November 15, 2018

A number of women, incluing pastor Carlene Wolf, from Washington Boro United Methodist Church (UMC), 1964 Water St., Washington Boro, are known as the congregation's mission and nurture committee.

"We organize events and fundraisers that support our local and foreign missions and support the church and our local community," said committee member Lori Gee.

"The other thing you can identify these women as is the best cooks in Washington Boro, and I don't live in Washington Boro," Wolf said with a laugh.

The committee members, along with other members of the church, will focus their talents on preparing baked goods, soups, and other foods for the church's annual Christmas bazaar. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the kitchen will offer breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, beef barbecue, grilled cheese sandwiches, and freshly fried cinnamon breadsticks. Soup varieties will include chicken corn, beef vegetable, French onion, and tomato prepared following a recipe from a Civil War-era cookbook. The soups may be purchased in small quantities or in quarts. Preorders for quarts of soup will be appreciated, and folks may contact committee member Tabetha Young at 717-341-7783 or jty@embarqmail.com to place orders.

The baked goods table is slated to include buckeye candy, sweet breads, pies, cookies, fudge, and more.

"You never know what people will bring," observed committee member Petra King.

The bazaar itself will look a bit different than it has in previous years.

"We're trying something new this year," committee member Diana Boswa remarked. "Rather than asking people to donate things (to sell), we're bringing in vendors."

The vendors will sell crafts, jewelry, cookware and other kitchen supplies, clothing, books, totes, and handbags. There will also be a white elephant table.

Santa Claus will visit the bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will pose for photos and give children candy canes and small gifts.

Proceeds from the bazaar will go to the congregation's general missions efforts.

The community is also invited to attend the Washington Boro UMC's Advent festival on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m. Originally, the festival was started as a celebration while church members worked together to decorate the sanctuary and other parts of the building for Christmas. Now that a church member has claimed that task, all that remains of the festival is the celebration. Thus, on Nov. 24, festival attendees may partake of a baked potato bar and make a Christmas craft. There is no charge to attend, but folks are asked to register by calling the church at 717-684-9309 or emailing Wolf at pastorwashingtonboroumc@comcast.net.

Other holiday events on the congregation's calendar include a children's Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10:30 a.m.; Christmas caroling at area homes and health care facilities on Sunday, Dec. 16, at a time to be announced; and a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. All are welcome to participate. Folks may also attend Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship services at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. A nursery is available.

"We have a lot of fun when we do stuff. We're a fun and friendly church," Boswa said. "We're small, but when there's a need, we pull together to meet that need."

To learn more about the church, readers may visit www.washingtonboroumc.com.

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Boehm's Chapel To Host Advent Service November 15, 2018

Boehm's Chapel Society will commemorate the start of the Christmas season by holding its annual Advent service on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. at the historic Boehm's Chapel, 13 W. Boehm's Road, Willow Street. Executive director Dolores Myers noted that the service time has been changed from the traditional vespers.

"(We scheduled it) so everyone can be home before dark," she explained.

The service will take the form of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Boehm's Chapel Society members and friends will read the Scriptures that foretell and retell the story of Jesus Christ's birth. Joanne Swords-Wang will lead the music, performing solos on harp and accompanying congregational singing on keyboard.

"The congregation can participate. Most people like to sing traditional carols," Myers remarked. "It's a great way to kick off the season."

Swords-Wang has been involved with music practically her entire life. She played cello in school and studied piano for many years. Swords-Wang worked as a pianist and organist at Boehm's United Methodist Church (UMC), which grew out of the chapel. She now serves Saint Paul's UMC in Mountville and Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church in Brownstown. Singing opera was a hobby that led her to the harp. While performing with the Lancaster Opera Workshop in the mid-1990s, Swords-Wang had the opportunity to observe Jane Brye's skill at the strings.

"She played her harp so beautifully," Swords-Wang recalled.

Interested in the instrument, Swords-Wang purchased a kit and built a harp herself with some assistance from her father. Once it was successfully assembled, she took lessons from Brye's sister, Rebekah Kauffmann Weaver. Ever since that first year of lessons, Swords-Wang has been in demand at weddings and on other special occasions. This will be the second time she has performed for the chapel's Advent service, and she is looking forward to playing in the 1791 structure, which will be minimally decorated with holly, ivy, and candles.

"It's stark and echoey, and it has great acoustics," Swords-Wang commented.

"Early Methodist services were pretty plain," Myers pointed out. "The Mennonites were a big influence here."

The public is welcome to attend the Advent service free of charge, but donations will be accepted. The doors to the chapel will open at 2 p.m.

For more information, readers may visit www.boehmschapel.org or call 717-872-4133.

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Night To Shine Meeting Slated November 15, 2018

GBC Lancaster will hold a Night to Shine volunteer meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at Manheim Brethren in Christ Church, 54 N. Penryn Road. Night to Shine is a prom experience for teenagers and adults with special needs sponsored in part by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The meeting will provide information on how to get involved with Night to Shine.

For more information, readers may contact Joell Ketcham at j_bomb_67@yahoo.com or 717-314-7125 or visit www.Gbclancaster.org/night2shine.

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Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing Set November 15, 2018

New London Presbyterian Church, 1986 Newark Road (Route 896), New London, invites the community to an old-fashioned hymn sing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Chuck Cole will be the organist, and Rachel Byrd will be the soloist.

A social hour will follow, and attendees are welcome to bring desserts.

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Cowboy Church Plans Service November 15, 2018

Silver Spurs Cowboy Church will return to the Lewis Family Farm, 2200 Channel Road, Pylesville, Md., on Sunday, Nov. 25. The children's message will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the praise and worship service at 1 p.m. led by Brad Rineholt, an ordained Cowboys for Christ chaplain. Those who are able are asked to bring something to share at the potluck dinner following the service.

A drive is continuing to collect nonperishable items for a local food bank, as well as items for the Children's Home of York. The home has indicated that the items most needed are toiletries, white athletic socks, gift and phone cards, "fuzzy" bedroom socks for girls, school and art supplies, and AA and AAA batteries.

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CROP Walk Held November 15, 2018

The Stewartstown Area CROP Hunger Walk was held on Oct. 21. Stewartstown Presbyterian Church was the starting and ending point. A total of 39 walkers and support staff raised $3,192. The funds were to be used to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to reducing hunger. A portion of the proceeds will support the food pantry of Mason-Dixon Community Services in Delta.

In addition to collecting funds, participants also packed 200 snack kits for Mason-Dixon Ministries, a new project. The goal of the ministry's programs is to prevent homelessness.

The Cross Roads Ministerium - which includes Cross Roads United Methodist and Hopewell and Round Hill Presbyterian churches - sponsored the walk. Eureka Fire Police of Stewartstown also assisted with the event.

The next Stewartstown CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. For more information, readers may contact judygrove@verizon.net or 717-741-4366 or visit www.crophungerwalk.org. Details about Mason-Dixon Community Services are available at www.mason-dixon.org.

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Dance Raises $3,600 For Flood Victims November 15, 2018

Chanceford Presbyterian Church has announced that its benefit line dance to support local flood victims raised more than $3,600.

A number of local businesses, organizations, and individuals donated and assisted with the event.

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Bethesda Church Marks 175 Years November 15, 2018

Every five years, Bethesda United Methodist Church has observed anniversary celebrations in recognition of its 1843 founding. This year, current and former members and families were invited to attend the all-day 175th Homecoming Celebration, held on Oct. 21.

The morning service included a variety of musical renditions with vocal numbers by the Esh girls, Verna, Mary, and Cindy; organ and piano duets by Esther (Armstrong) Watts and Bonnie Berrier; and music by the Community Choir, composed of present and past church members. A message was given by Bishop Peggy Johnson.

The afternoon service featured piano music by Diane (McClenaghan) Jacobs; "A Look Back at Bethesda" by Daphne (Zercher) Hathaway; additional memories shared by Jim Eshleman and Pete Metzler; and the dedication of a 12-by-7-foot oak memorial/history display cabinet that was custom made by local resident Floyd Yeager.

A reunion of the Bethesda youth softball players (1973-2009) and the men's fast-pitch teams, Bethesda (1940-1964), Saints (1969-1981), and Angels (1969-1990), added to the afternoon service. Softball history was presented by Merle Farmer, and a poem written by Merle "Squeak" Aukamp was read during the recognition program.

A hot meal at noon and a soup and sandwich social in the evening were prepared by ladies of the church. Members of Boy Scout Troop 2, sponsored by Bethesda, served as waiters, bus boys, and the cleanup crew.

A 50-minute video presentation compiled by Judy (Bleacher) Metzler was presented between the afternoon service and a lite fare evening meal. The day ended with a hymn sing led by Teri (Rineer) Nicodemus. Participating musicians were pianist Donna (Boyd) Shirk and organist Joyce (Boyd) Burger, who was chairperson of the Homecoming Committee. She was assisted by Karin (Zercher) Paxson and numerous other church volunteers.

Bethesda Church, which is handicapped-accessible, is located at 1086 Hilldale Road, Holtwood. The Sunday schedule includes Sunday school at 9 a.m., social time at 10 a.m., and a 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service with pastor David Ryan.

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Students Give Up Smartphones November 8, 2018

Lancaster Mennonite High School (LMHS) students were recently challenged to go 48 hours without using their smartphones or social media accounts.

Jimm and Kaylene Derksen, chapel speakers for LMS's Commitment Week from Oct. 16 to 19, focused on the theme "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Beautiful" over four different sessions. They highlighted the kinds of disconnection from God and other people that one can experience, sometimes resulting from smartphone addiction.

The Derksens are both certified soul care providers and also staff members at Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). Jimm is a personnel placement coach and Kaylene is the development director.

One of EMM's three core values is well-being. EMM seeks to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of its workers and those whom they serve around the world, as well as stakeholders. Lancaster Mennonite School students are among those whose well-being EMM seeks to enhance.

Students were encouraged to fill their smartphone voids by journaling about what they noticed. One student observed a woman sitting on a bench next to her making a scarf. The student was inspired to make a scarf as a result of stopping to notice the woman next to her. In her own way, not being on her phone helped her enter into creativity.

Other students shared about how they had a greater sense of respect and appreciation for people around them as a result of disconnecting from their smartphones. A common observation among the students and staff members who took on the challenge was that they had more time due to not using their smartphones or social media accounts.

The goal was not just to disconnect from technology, but to also use the time as an opportunity for students to reconnect with their communities. Focusing on how disconnection from others can eventually lead to dehumanization, the Derksens addressed human rights crises in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, and Syria.

As the 550 students exited the auditorium after the last session, teachers stood at the doorways with bowls of chocolate truffles. Each student was handed a truffle and sent off with the statement "You are a gift."

Lancaster Mennonite School holds chapel services four times per week at its Lancaster Campus.

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Christmas In The Country Set For Nov. 10 November 8, 2018

The 41st annual Christmas in the Country bazaar and craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ (UCC), 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster. The bazaar typically draws more than 1,000 visitors each year and boasts 60-plus juried crafters who are carefully selected for each new show.

This year's bazaar will include many longtime and new vendors who will feature crafts such as handmade wreaths, baskets, pillows, stained glass decorations, jewelry, paintings and other artwork, doll clothes, holiday and seasonal ornaments and decor, hand-carved wood novelties, and more. In addition to the crafters, the bazaar will include the Apostles Crafters Room, which will offer handmade craft items created throughout the year by church members. There will also be a Corner Cupboard with jams, jellies, candies, and other homemade treats.

Food will be available in the fellowship hall throughout the event. The menu will include soups, sandwiches, hot dogs, barbecue, beverages, and a large variety of homemade baked goods. The soups for sale will be vegetable beef, vegetarian chili, and chicken corn.

An assortment of homemade pies and apple dumplings will once again be made by the Bischoff family and members of the Apostles choir. This year, pie varieties will include apple, blueberry, sweet and sour cherry, and pumpkin. A selection of sugar-free pies and dumplings will also be available.

Throughout the day, special music will be presented in the sanctuary by some of Church of the Apostles' talented musicians and choir members. Visitors are invited to sit, relax, and enjoy the music during shopping breaks.

Proceeds from the food tables, Apostles Crafters, and rental fees will go to the UCC Disaster Ministries Fund, a ministry that responds to the needs of people affected by hurricanes around the world, as well as to outreach missions, community projects, and special needs of the church.

There is no charge to attend Christmas in the Country, and there will be ample parking available at the church. For more information, readers may visit www.apostlesucc.org or call the church office at 717-392-5718.

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Event Aims To Bring Hope To Addicts, Survivors November 8, 2018

It feels wrong when parents outlive their children, and that grief is compounded when the cause of death is drugs or alcohol. Jacquelyn Grimsey knows that firsthand, as she lost her 26-year-old daughter, Samantha Simpers, on Sept. 3, 2016, to a drug overdose. Grimsey is now raising her two grandchildren, and she is organizing A Glimmer of Hope and a Celebration of Life, an event to honor the memories of loved ones who have died due to overdose or suicide.

"We need to talk about the disease (of addiction)," Grimsey explained. "We should not be ashamed, but we should band together as a community. We'll bring hope from those working on their recovery every day."

Grimsey is a member of Mothers Doing Battle, a support group for women whose children have a drug or alcohol addiction. Of the 44 members, eight have lost children to the disease. Two of the women will share during the celebration, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Wesley Church, 1104 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville. Additionally, two people who have overcome their addictions will share their stories.

"Everybody has a story. It's all the same, but it's not," Grimsey remarked. "(Even if we're not abusing substances), we all become addicts because that's all we think about (when our loved ones are addicted)."

Grimsey hopes that by talking about addiction and suicide, the shame will dissipate, making it easier for folks to get help. Celebrate Recovery (CR) is one organization that aims to help people caught in addiction, and members of the CR group that meets at Wesley will be part of the celebration. CR leaders Mike Powers and Chuck Taylor will share their stories.

"We both come from a background of addiction, but we're here today," Powers said.

Other CR participants will be on hand to talk with attendees as well.

"Part of recovery is to serve," added CR leader Dave Eckardt. "We're coming alongside this program because we believe in this."

To personalize the celebration, Grimsey invites folks to submit the names and photos of their loved ones - family members or friends - who have died as a result of overdose or suicide for recognition during the event. The photos, along with names and dates of birth and death, should be emailed to grimsey383@gmail.com by Friday, Nov. 30. The photos will be displayed, and each beloved's name will be read during the celebration.

"It's an honor for us to recognize their loved ones," Grimsey commented. "We don't want to make it such a sad thing. We want to offer hope in the good Lord to get through these struggles."

Grimsey noted that while the service is being held in December, it is not a Christmas event. "But it's a good time of year to have it," she said. "Hopefully it will bring comfort to people who have lost loved ones."

In addition to the loved ones of people with addictions, A Glimmer of Hope and a Celebration of Life is open to people who are dealing with addictions themselves.

A time of fellowship will be held following the service, and refreshments will be served.

For more information about the event, folks may email Grimsey or call Powers at 484-880-3864.

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Wesley UMC Plans Three Holiday-Related Events November 8, 2018

Wesley United Methodist Church (UMC), 40 W. Main St., Strasburg, is anticipating welcoming community members to three special events.

A home business, craft, and antique show will be held in the fellowship hall and pole barn, beside and behind the church, respectively, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"It's Small Business Saturday, and we want to encourage people to stay in town and shop," said church member Kay Graybill.

Nearly 30 vendors are slated to participate in the event, which is new to the church. Previously, the congregation had hosted yard sales in spring and fall. The items at the Nov. 24 event will include kitchen products and cookware, handbags and totes, self-defense equipment, wooden items, knitwear, essential oils, surprise balls, jewelry, neck wraps, makeup and other skin care products, home decor, and gifts for men. Candy and baked goods will be offered, and the kitchen will sell barbecue, hot dogs, and snacks.

The holiday festivities will continue with Breakfast With Santa, an event co-chaired by Graybill and Vickie Buller. The meal will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the fellowship hall. Children age 2 and under will be admitted free of charge, and one price has been set for everyone else. Youngsters attending the event may make crafts and write letters to Santa. There will be a variety of holiday games for attendees to play, and Santa Claus will be available for photos. A full buffet meal will be offered; the menu will include scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, milk, juice, hot chocolate, and coffee.

"Members of Interact at (Lampeter-Strasburg) High School will help us," Graybill said. "It's a fun morning out."

The bakers of the congregation will spend the month preparing for the annual cookie sale, which will run concurrent with Breakfast With Santa. The church will be open from 8 a.m. to noon as part of the Strasburg Heritage Society's Holiday Home Tour, and baked goods will be available during those four hours. Folks may tour the church, sample cookies that will be for sale, and enjoy coffee during the event.

Last year, church members made more than 216 dozen cookies in about two dozen varieties. Most cookies will be sold by the dozen, while a few will be available in quantities of six.

"I make coconut macaroons because most people don't make them," said cookie coordinator Wanda Albright.

"A group of us gets together to make sandtarts. There are women who have rolled them for years," Graybill commented.

"It's a fun thing to do," Albright added.

Traditionally, the bakers made 90 dozen sandtarts, but this year, that number will be reduced. Previously, the excess cookies were served at the performances of the Christmas pageant, which had been an annual tradition for more than 50 years. Since the pageant has been discontinued, fewer cookies will be needed. Graybill noted that memorabilia from the dramatized retelling of Christ's birth will be on display in the church during the cookie sale.

For more information about any of the upcoming events, readers may call Graybill at 717-371-8753.

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Grace Campus Slates Special Service November 8, 2018

Grace Campus of Millersville Community United Methodist Church, 163 W. Frederick St., Millersville, will host its monthly service of peace, hope, and healing in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. Lay pastor Brad Phelan will present a message titled "What's in a Name?"

The service will include personal and community prayers, songs, Holy Communion, healing prayers, and, if desired, anointing and laying on of hands.

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Men's Bible Class Banquet Slated November 8, 2018

The Men's Bible Class Banquet at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, 1068 Chestnut Level Road, Quarryville, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

The speaker will be the Rev. John Hartman, who will talk about his recent trip to Israel and show pictures.

Tickets are available for a set fee in advance and may be reserved by calling Tom Henry at 717-203-4509.

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Thanksgiving Eve Service Set November 8, 2018

A Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at Water's Edge, 471 Abels Road, Craley. The message will be "Bless the Lord, O My Soul," based on Psalm 103.

For more information, readers may call the church office at 717-246-2428.

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Churches Announce Merger, Welcome Priest In Charge November 7, 2018

Saint Mary's Chapel in Elverson will now be known as the Church of Saint Mary at Calvary since the historic church has merged with Calvary Episcopal Church in Conshohocken.

In addition, Saint Mary's now has a permanent priest in charge, the Rev. Thomas McClellan. He joins church staff member Alan Lindsay of Chester Springs, senior warden, who has been leading worship services since the reopening of the church in 2014.

Lindsay explained that Calvary Church lost its meeting place, so the decision was made to combine the two parishes. The churches already had a relationship; the Conshohocken church recently donated its baby grand piano for use at Saint Mary's.

"(Saint Mary's) had been a parish years ago, and it closed. The bishop gave me permission to see if I could get a congregation going again, and that was nearly five years ago," Lindsay explained. "Calvary Church sold their building five years ago, and the people they sold it to did not renew (the church's) lease. The parish - which is not a building, but the people - decided to relocate themselves here. The parish came here, (and) now we encompass both names."

McClellan explained that he served as the priest in charge at Calvary Church before being assigned to Saint Mary's. "I was helping (at Calvary Church), and the priest there died," said McClellan. "The people at Calvary asked the bishop if I could stay, so I was the priest in charge there for two and a half years."

McClellan said that he looks forward to serving the people in northern Chester County. "There is a lot of distance to travel; it takes me about 40 minutes to get here, but I am happy to do it," McClellan stated. "I love this part of the country. It's beautiful out here."

In his new role, McClellan said he would like to expand the church's community outreach. Currently, the church is holding a food drive for the Coventry Food Pantry and is packing shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child. The church also has a sewing group that knits hats and scarves for people in need. "My goal is that I would like to see this parish serve the community (even more)," he stated.

McClellan said he plans to introduce himself to the neighbors of the church, which is surrounded by historic homes in Warwick village. "We want people to know that this place is open, and now there is an assigned permanent priest," McClellan added.

Sunday worship at the Church of Saint Mary at Calvary is held at 10:15 a.m. and is preceded by an Adult Forum, which includes a Bible study and discussion, at 9 a.m. A free continental breakfast is also available before and after the service.

The church, which features a hand-carved wooden altar, is open for meditation and tours on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to stop by to view the building, which is listed on the National Historic Registry. The current church dates to 1843, when it was built to replace the original structure built in 1806. The church is a one-story, rectangular stuccoed fieldstone structure built in the Gothic Revival style.

It is surrounded by a cemetery, which includes gravesites of veterans from conflicts as early as the Revolutionary War. The cemetery also contains the grave of the church founder, the Rev. Dr. Levi Bull.

Newcomers are encouraged by the congregation to attend Sunday worship in the historic church building. Visitors can easily follow the service using worship booklets distributed at each service. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

The Church of Saint Mary at Calvary is located at 161 Warwick Road, Elverson. For more information, readers may email Lindsay at AlanL@DioPA.org.

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Church Sets Calendar Sale November 7, 2018

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 25 W. Springettsbury Ave., York, is holding a calendar sale fundraiser. The 2019 calendars feature original paintings by pastor Stanley Reep and may be purchased on Sundays between 9 and 10:30 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Room, during the week in the church office, or from any church member.

The proceeds will benefit the church's newly renovated preschool and food pantry. The original artwork will be auctioned off on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. For more information, readers may call 717-843-8155 or visit www.stpaulsyork.org.

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Christmas Treasures Sale Slated November 2, 2018

The Women's Association of Bethany Presbyterian Church, 25 N. West End Ave., Lancaster, will hold its annual Christmas Treasures Sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. Handicapped-accessible parking will be available in a rear parking lot.

The event will feature slightly used Christmas decorations, garland, lights, ornaments, bows, wrapping paper, and home decor at reasonable prices.

Also, the church-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 4 will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast during the same time period. Separate costs have been set for adults and for children ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and under may eat for free.

All proceeds will benefit church projects and Troop 4's activities.

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Church To Host Program November 2, 2018

Chiques United Methodist Church, 1215 E. Main St., Mount Joy, will host a free program, "The Different Drummer," at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Sloan Fellowship Hall.

Presenter Mark Yoh will offer advice for seniors on overcoming life's difficulties. He is retired and is a member of Mountville Church of the Brethren. The program will begin with a brief devotional and will conclude with snacks.

The event is sponsored by the Elderberries seniors group.

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