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

* Salem Guldens UMC, 224 Low Dutch Road, Gettysburg, will hold a soup and bake sale on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, to raise funds to refurbish the stained glass windows.

*There is a drive-thru food pantry from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at GBC Church, 95 Fairview Road, Gettysburg, while supplies last. Visitors should stay in their vehicle while they wait. Visit for more information.

* Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast postponed indefinitely.

* Gettysburg United Methodist Church’s Clothing Closet is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

* The Gettysburg Food Pantry, 153 N. Stratton St., is open every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help those in need.

* Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4200 Carlisle Road, Gardners, has an outdoor food pantry on the church parking lot, available for those in need. Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church, 185 Ground Oak Church Road, Gardners, also has an outdoor food pantry located near the church on the parking lot. Donations will be greatly appreciated.

* Drive Thru Soup Sale is planned for Saturday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Orrtanna United Methodist Church, 1717 Carrolls Tract Road, Orrtanna; 717-642-9673. Ham and bean soup and chicken corn soup will be available for $4 a pint or $7 a quart. Orders will be taken curbside and the soup delivered to your car. Try to have correct change.

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