Posts Tagged ‘church community’

Promise Players Auditions

July 12th, 2023 No comments

The Promise Players call for auditions for their fall show, The One You Need. Written by Janette Frankford-Book, the play is a story of one man’s journey to Heaven. Can he save his daughter along the way? Maybe . . . if she doesn’t accidentally kill him first! Jan is refusing to accept the fact that her father is dying. Despite his pleas for her to trust the Lord, she continues to take matters into her own hands – possibly expediting his inevitable demise!

Casting needs: 5 male roles (2 age 30+, 2 age 45+, 1 age 55+), 2 female roles (flexible age), and 2 flex roles (either gender, 1 age 30+, 1 flexible age) are available.

Auditions will be held at Lampeter Church of the Brethren: 1900 Lampeter Road, Lancaster, PA 17602 on August 26 & 27 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. To schedule an audition appointment or for more information, please contact directors Wayne Rhinier and Janette Frankford-Book at

We’re also looking for crew members! If you’re interested in helping with lighting, sound, or stage crew, or as a house manager or front desk manager, please contact the Promise Players at

Performance dates are November 3-5 and 9-12, 2023.

Palmyra First EC Church 100th Anniversary Festival

June 22nd, 2023 No comments

Palmyra First E.C. Church turns 100 years old this year, and we want to celebrate our anniversary with you!

We’ll be hosting a community celebration on Saturday, July 29, starting at 4pm. We’ll have lawn games, kids’ games, live music, a historical display of our congregation, a cakewalk, a pie-baking contest, and more! Food will be available for purchase from The Chubby Unicorn food truck!

The festival will be outdoors, weather permitting, on our lawn at the northeast corner of Main and College streets (55 West Main Street, Palmyra). We look forward to seeing you there!


4:00 Festival Begins! Children’s Games, Activities and Food Truck begin

5:00 Cakewalk

5:30 Pie Judging contest

6:00 Praise & Worship with the Palmyra First EC Praise Band!

6:30 Lawn games like volleyball, gaga and cornhole continue

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IGNITE: Summer Sound

June 13th, 2023 No comments

Join us for this youth and young family focused day filled with worship, music, fun, family, and Jesus Christ
This event is held in two parts.
Part 1: Youth Conference | 2-6:30pm
This part is geared for youth/young adults ages 12-30 and costs $10 (registration found at our website
During this part, there will be lots of music, activities, small group discussions, prize giveaways, and messages. The main theme for this segment is based on Romans 12:2 “do not be conformed…” so our messages will be speaking directly on not conforming to the culture norms of today but that we are to seek renewal in Christ.
Part 2: Community Connection | 6-9pm
This part is open to all (NO COST) – young families, children, elders, etc. We will be hosting food trucks, in and outdoor activities (lawn games, kickball, basketball, tag, etc), live music, fireworks, prize giveaways and more.

Free Coffee House

April 3rd, 2023 No comments

On Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM, Enola First Church of God is hosting a FREE COFFEE HOUSE featuring entertainment by Greg Morrison of the Life and Death Worship Band ( The Coffee House will be held in our lower level Fellowship Hall. Come join us for free snacks, beverages, and Christian entertainment in an informal atmosphere! A freewill offering will be received. For a schedule of upcoming Coffee Houses throughout 2023, visit our website at

Easter Sunday Services

March 16th, 2023 No comments

Petra’s Easter Celebration Services will take place on Sunday, April 9, at 9 and 11 a.m. Join us as we celebrate Easter Sunday and the resurrection power of our savior, Jesus Christ! We will kick off the morning with a special song featuring a vocal ensemble, and Lead Pastor Brian Coles will bring us a POWERFUL Easter message. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to this time of reflection, celebration, and impact! Childcare will be available for children from Birth through Pre-K. Spanish translation will be available at the 11 a.m. service.

Chili Fundraiser

January 23rd, 2023 No comments

Join Emmanuel UMC for their annual “Big Game Chili Sale” on Saturday, February 11th, 10am – 2pm!

Chili will be $10/ quart.
Cornbread will be available.
A variety of styles and levels of heat available!
Come early for the best selection!

Emmanuel UMC – 11 N. Church St, Brownstown, PA 17508

Community Christmas Party

November 21st, 2022 No comments

All are invited to join us for a family friendly Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 3rd at Manor Church from 6-8PM. We will have Christmas caroling, snacks, crafts + games, and MORE!

Food Truck Fridays at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren

June 10th, 2022 No comments
Spring Creek Church of the Brethren hosts the final summer Food Truck Friday on August 26, 2022, from 5-8 PM in the church parking lot located at the end of Areba Avenue, Hershey (335 East Areba), rain or shine. The event is free and open to the public — just pay as you eat!
Purchase from a variety of food trucks including: Mac Stack, Wich Way Sandwiches, A Taste of Italy, Shredderz BBQ, Cheesesteak Shuttle, Premium Shaved Ice, Maple Street Barkery with doggie treats, as well as fresh bouquets for sale from Palmyra Greenhouse’s flower truck. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Enjoy delicious food while supporting local businesses.
Plus come see the Unit 66 Search & Rescue Dog Team from 5-8 PM and the Party Animalz Petting Zoo from 6-7 PM. Be sure to stop by our “Food for Thought” table and prayer labyrinth.
For event details: 717-533-7192 or

Persons Of Integrity-The Early Church

May 22nd, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Persons of Integrity from the Bible is the early church.

Acts 2:42 to 47 describes the patterns of the early church. Here is an abbreviated description: “they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer….They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

Here was a community of believers who really loved God and enjoyed being together. They were teachable, sincere, and generous toward those with financial needs. They were committed to prayer and intentional worship. Their witness for Jesus was bearing fruit. This description of the early church shows how we can contribute to a healthier church by the way we live our lives.

The faithfulness of the early church to meet regularly for times of worship inspires us to be connected to a local church and to live a life of integrity.

John Shirk