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Rescue Mission Food Drive
Oct 24 – Dec 20 all-day

373 West Market St, York, PA 17401

The York Rescue Mission along with our friends; Lancaster Water Street Ministries, Dauphin Bethesda Rescue Mission and Lebanon Rescue Mission are planning our Annual Rescue Mission Food Drive (RMFD) through Dec 20. You can help by shopping for the Mission. All food collected in York County stays in York County. Drop off your donations at the York Rescue Mission, all M&T Bank Branches, all Turkey Hill Minit Marts or the York Newspaper Company. FMI: or 717-812-1692

Fall Preaching Workshop – What Meaning Are You Communicating?
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601

Almost all homileticians and teachers continue to champion the value of communicating a single idea. This workshop explores a method for finding those little and big ideas that reside in your preaching portions. Dr Pelton will highlight various levels of meaning that reside in preaching portions and show how those meanings communicate theology for the Church. FMI: 717-560-8282. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Cost is $30.

Neighborhood Fall Festival @ Brookfield Bible Church
Oct 30 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

There will be food, games, treats, and a bounce castle. Everything is free.

Celebrate Recovery
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Conestoga Valley Church of Christ, 2045 Horseshoe Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602

Celebrate Recovery is a program for those who struggle with addictions of all kinds, not just drugs and alcohol – fear, anxiety, anger, or guilt. Give it a try. You have nothing to lose but your addiction. Please join us for this Christ centered Recovery Program every Thurs; registration is not required. FMI: 717-842-0088, 717-393-4281, or by email,

Trust Talks: Daniel Spanjer
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 N Market St, Lancaster, PA 17603

Hear Associate Professor of History at Lancaster Bible College, Daniel Spanjer, present his lecture entitled “Reclaiming the Vanishing Middle Ground in American Politics.” FMI & tickets:

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Oct 31 all-day

Community House, 264 W Market st, Marietta, PA 17547

Susquehanna Stage Company in Marietta is sponsoring a community pumpkin carving contest open to all ages and contestants may enter as many pumpkins as they wish. Entry fee for each pumpkin is $5. Pumpkins can be carved, painted or decorated and will be displayed on the front porch of the Community House. Candles will be provided for pumpkins which can be lit and  delivered to the Community House between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on Trick-or-Treat Night. Registration information for the Pumpkin Carving Contest can be found at

Community members can vote for their favorite pumpkin by casting a $1 vote. Voting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m. Ccommunity members treated with ice cream, candy bars, ice tea and water beginning at 7:30 p.m. FMI: 426-1277.

Youth Retreat
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day

Blue Mountain Christian Retreat, 1Christian Lane, New Ringgold, PA 17960

Youth Retreat open to all ages – bring your youth group for a fun filled time of Praise & Worship, Ministry in the Word, and lots of Sat afternoon activities. FMI and Reservations: 570-386-2154 or

2014 Petra Fall Fest
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

565 Airport Rd, New Holland, PA 17529

Join us for carnival games, hay rides, inflatables, bonfires, crafts, lots of food, and more. Everyone is welcome, and everything is free. The rain date is Novr 1 from 3 to 7 pm.

14th Annual Halloween Alternative @ Forest Hills Church
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Geared for children through 6th grade. This is not a costume event. The evening will feature a bounce house, a cardboard box maze, carnival-style games, wagon rides, homemade soft pretzels, and each child will be given a bag of treats to take home.

Fall Festival
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Oasis Fellowship, 650 Main St, Akron, PA 17501

A night of food, fellowship, and fun: games, candy, prizes, and bobbing for apples.