On Tuesday, May 7, Pastor Kim Blocher will lead the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast at the Apple Bin Restaurant near Biglerville.

The Rev. Dr. Blocher has shepherded the black-steepled Zion United Church of Christ in the middle of Arendtsville for nearly 20 years, but will be transitioning from Zion on June 9, into new ministry.

All are invited to share in Pastor Kim’s insights and expressions of the Gospel as she approaches this change in life and ministry.

The Zion congregation under Pastor Kim has been the spark plug of the John’s Meals program countering food insecurity in some families of three elementary schools in the Upper Adams school district by providing weekend backpack food supplies to 143 pupils. The program has been underway for five years with the help of many Upper Adams volunteers.

The Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast is open to everyone on the first Tuesday each month at the Apple Bin Restaurant on Pa. Route 234 between Biglerville and Arendtsville. It commences at 7:45 a.m. with coffee and breakfast orders and continues with singing led by Jean Finfrock and accompanied by Barbara Frey on the keyboard. The visiting pastor then leads the gathering with his/her presentation and special prayers for many requested by members of the group. Breakfast follows and the inter-denominational fellowship is typically completed by 9 a.m.

The June 4 meeting will present a new guest speaker as Pastor Peter Lagerman from the Gettysburg ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints addresses the group.

Lagerman is a member of the Gettysburg Ministerium who is just returning from a six-month mission in the western U. S. to the ward which meets in New Oxford.

All are welcome to attend this multi-denominational group and share it its fellowship and prayer.

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