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October – December 2014

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

Fill the Trailer- food drive
Nov 11 – Dec 8 all-day

5971 Division Highway
Gap, Pennsylvania 17555
United States

Fill the trailer and help feed the hungry at Bridgeville E.C. Church. Trailer will be open for people to drop off food items to benefit local food banks. It will be there through Dec. 8th. Help us help those in need.

Touch-A-Truck event
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

901 Eden Road
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
United States

Touch-A-Truck is designed to engage families in a fun-filled day (post turkey and while mom is busy Black Friday shopping!) of learning about and interacting with some of the most interesting “vehicles” around. We’ll have everything from fire trucks to earth movers, agricultural equipment and even the Life Lion EMS Mobile Intensive Care Unit on site. A local food truck, inflatables and some guests from WJTL FM90.3 with the Kid’s Cookie Break car will also join us. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, PA and also the athletic programs at Lancaster Bible College.

Free Coffee House
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Enola First Church of God, 9 Sherwood Dr, Enola, PA 17025

“Variety Show,” efreshments served. FWO / FMI: 717-732-4253 or

Holiday Model Railroad Open House
Nov 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturdays, Nov 29-Dec. 27, 1:30-4pm   /  Garden Spot Village, 433 S Kinzer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557

Create a great holiday memory. The Garden Spot Village Train Club invites area families and train enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy the sights and sounds of its annual model railroad open house. The interactive exhibit includes a brand-new O-gauge display and an HO-gauge display with more than 600 feet of main line track, a talking Thomas the Tank Engine, wireless video-cam and more. FWO / FMI: 717-355-6000.

Swag Service: “Saturday Worshiping an Awesome God”
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

con’t every Sat  /  Bright Side Church, 515 Hershey Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602

Everyone is welcome: “Creating an atmosphere where one encounters God.”

Re-Creation – 40 Years of Christmas
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fourth United Methodist Church
1067 E Market St
York, Pennsylvania 17403

Please join us for this once in lifetime concert. Admission is free and the doors open at 6:00 p.m.  A “free will” offering will be taken to benefit Re-Creation.  A Christmas Prelude begins at 6:30 p.m. featuring vocalist Troy D. Winemiller and the Music Department of Fourth UMC.

Post-Thanksgiving Sunday Worship
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

911 Rohrerstown Road
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601

Worship Celebration at Lancaster Grace for a special Post-Thanksgiving Sunday Worship led by Cort and Katrina Walker and a sermon shared by Pastor Jonathan Wiley (on “Ask, Seek, Knock”). Cort and Katrina Walker are from Cary, NC, where Cort works as an attorney and Katrina as a music teacher in an area Christian school. Jonathan Wiley (with his wife Kim) has been serving as a staff pastor at Grace Polaris, a large church in Columbus, Ohio. They are passionate about sharing God’s timeless truth of life in Jesus Christ with the ever-changing cultures of our world today. They are also children of Pastor Galen and Elsie Wiley, current pastor and wife at Lancaster Grace.  Lancaster Grace is located at 911 Rohrerstown Rd here in Lancaster, just south of route 30 on route 741 (one exit west of Park City Mall). Feel free to call Pastor Galen Wiley at 717-397-9991 or email for more information.

Christmas Putz
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

First Moravian Church
41 N. Duke St.
York, Pennsylvania 17401

Every Friday: 6:00 & 6:45 PM, Saturday:10:00 & 10:45 AM, Sunday: 3:00 & 3:45 PM, starting Nov. 30 and concluding Jan. 4. The Putz is a 20-minute sight and sound presentation of the birth of Jesus beginning with the prophesy of Isaiah and concluding with the mission of the church today. No charge.

COBYS Offers Orientations for Foster/Adoptive Parents
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

COBYS Main Office, 1417 Oregon Rd, Leola, PA 17540

This orientation is designed for families who want to learn more about infant adoption, foster care, and adoption through foster care. During a two-hour educational session, families receive an introduction to the roles, expectations, and approval process for COBYS resource families. The orientation is free and places no obligation on those attending. Child care is not provided. FMI: 717-656-6580 or To learn more about COBYS go to