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

* Yard Sale-Bake Sale today at Gettysburg United Methodist Church, 31 W. High St., from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Indoor Yard Sale continues today at Great Conewago Presbyterian Church, 174 Red Bridge Road, Hunterstown, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine.

* St. Mark Lutheran Church, 129 Charles St., Hanover, is honoring medical professionals at its worship service on Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. Handicap entrance is located on Willow Street. All welcome. For more information, go to

* Designer Purse Cash Bingo on Sunday, May 19, at Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Games start at 2 p.m., with 20 regular games of bingo with designer purse and cash prizes, as well as other games. Concessions available for purchase. Benefits local Catholic schools.

* MOPS (Mothers of preschoolers, ages birth to 5) will meet May 22, from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Gettysburg Church of the Nazarene, 1110 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg. Child care provided. Call 717-334-3209 for more information.

* St. Francis Xavier Church will hold a Rummage Sale at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, on Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many items for sale. Call 717-334-3298.

* A mini-retreat called “Into the Deep” with speaker Dan Burke will be held June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Mass at 8 a.m.) at St Mary’s Parish Hall, 256 Tract Rd, Fairfield. St. Mary’s and St Rita’s are hosting this retreat. For cost, which includes gift bag and snacks, call 717-642-8815.

* Bethel Mennonite Church invites all to its 80th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 2, at 10 a.m. at 2335 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg. The commemorative worship service will include a history presentation and a time of sharing. A Fellowship Meal will be served after the service. Visit, call 717-420-5655 or email

* Trinity United Church of Christ, Gettysburg, is sponsoring a bus trip to The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 15. Admission to the museum is included in the cost per person. The bus will depart from Trinity, located at 60 East High St., at 7:30 a.m. and return around 7 p.m. To register for the trip, call Trinity UCC at 717-334-7266.

* The 2019 Summer Worship series, sponsored by the Gettysburg Ministerium, will be held every Sunday during the summer at 8 a.m. at the Battlefield Amphitheater on Confederate Avenue. Rev. Dale Williams, retired, Presbyterian, will be the worship leader for June 16. All are welcome. A free will offering is collected to support the Ministerium Emergency Assistance Fund.

* The 26th annual Biglerville Oakside Community Park Summer Bluegrass Gospel Concert Series kicks off on Sunday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. with Chapter VII Gospel Quartet. The concerts are held on Sundays through July 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, concert held at Centenary United Methodist Church.

* 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. If able, bring a dish to share. The studio will provide water, coffee and place settings. 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.

* Day of Pilgrimage is held Sunday through Friday starting with a 1:30 p.m. Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, Md.

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

* The Gettysburg Food Pantry, 153 N. Stratton St. is open every Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Upper Adams Food Pantry serves soup/sandwiches plus provides food assistance every second and fourth Monday from 6-7:30 p.m., at Centenary Methodist Church, 99 N. Main St., Biglerville. Call 717-677-6951.

* Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4200 Carlisle Road, Gardners, has an outdoor food pantry on the parking lot of the church for those in need. Donations greatly appreciated.

* Immaculate Conception Church Thrift Shop, 5 Carlisle St., New Oxford, is open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 717-624-1272.

* The St. Vincent Church Thrift Shop, rear 224 Third St., Hanover, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekly sales, First Friday specials and Super Sale Saturdays with 50 percent off entire shop.

* Free Fitness Program at Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church, 1865 Knoxlyn Road, Gettysburg, on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

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