Church briefs are devoted to news of upcoming special events and activities for the area religious community.

* There will be a tour of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (the Conewago Chapel) today, meeting at the front entrance of the church at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joseph R. Howard of the Basilica, will lead the tour. Tim Smith, local historian, will give highlights of the cemetery. This tour is open to the public.

* A free Patriotic Concert by the National Christian Choir will be held July 6, at 4 p.m. at Gettysburg High School. Call 717-321-3149 for more details.

* The 2019 Summer Worship series, sponsored by the Gettysburg Ministerium, will be held Sunday during the summer at 8 a.m. at the Battlefield Amphitheater on Confederate Avenue. Rev. Georg Fry, Gettysburg Church of the Nazarene, will be the worship leader for July 7.

* The 26th annual Biglerville Oakside Community Park Summer Bluegrass Gospel Concert Series continues Sunday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. with the Iron Ridge band.

* A Community Potluck Dinner is held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Under The Horizon, 2650 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg. Call 717-752-4593 for more information.

* First Baptist Church of Gettysburg, 1015 Chambersburg Road, holds a college-aged ministry (CAM) for ages 18- 25 every Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

* The Clothing Closet at Gettysburg United Methodist Church, High Street, Gettysburg, is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Immaculate Conception Church Thrift Shop, 5 Carlisle St., New Oxford is having a 50% off moving sale now until July 13, before moving to the Immaculate Conception School, N. Peter’s St, opening on Monday, July 29. Shop hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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