Rev. Roddy Runyan will head the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, July 2, 7:45 a.m. at the Apple Bin Restaurant outside Biglerville.
Runyan, a former missionary in Colombia, is executive director of the Fruitbelt Farmworker Christian Ministry (FFCM) and also serves as pastor of a Church of God congregation in North Middleton. Fluent in Spanish, he deals with hundreds of migrant workers in four counties providing assistance and ministry. Approximately 28 churches in South Central PA are sponsoring migrant camps during this apple season as part of the FFCM ministry. With workers arriving and churches friending the camps, Pastor Runyan is interested in sharing information about the Christian outreach to these essential workers in our very important local fruit and vegetable industry.
The Upper Adams Prayer Group meets for breakfast on the first Tuesday of each month at the Apple Bin Restaurant, located on Route 234, just west of Biglerville. It commences at 7:45 a.m. with coffee and breakfast orders and continues at 8 with singing led by Jean Finfrock accompanied by Barbara Frey at the keyboard. The guest speaker’s presentation follows, including special prayer for many named by the group. Breakfast and fellowship conclude the meeting by about 9 a.m.
Pastor Ben Siebert of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arendtsville, will head the next meeting of the prayer group on Aug. 6. Siebert has guided the white-steepled congregation for five years and has been involved in both founding and leading the cooperative ministry named UACT (Upper Adams Christians Together).