Posts Tagged ‘community’

GiGi’s Playhouse Lancaster’s Casino Royale Gala

February 22nd, 2024 No comments

Sponsorships & Tickets Available…
GiGi’s Playhouse Lancaster’s Casino Royale Gala
When: April 6, 2024
You are cordially invited to our Casino Royale Gala to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse Lancaster, PA’s only Down syndrome achievement center. Help us provide purposeful programming to those with Down syndrome in our community!
Where: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

What: Join us for an evening of dinner, games, dancing, raffles, entertainment by Colin York, silent auction items, casino fun, inspiration, and to support our mission of Changing the Way the World Views Down Syndrome and to help support those with Down syndrome in our community!
This is a ticketed event; Purchase your tickets today!
Sponsorships at different levels also available to local businesses. Or donate to our silent auction.
If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please email us at
Thank you for considering attending or supporting us through sponsorship or donation of silent auction items. Hope to see you there!

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The Promise Players present: Sarah Mae

January 29th, 2024 No comments

Please join us as The Promise Players present an encore performance of Sarah Mae and Her Kinfolk, a family musical with well-known gospel favorites, from “I’ll Fly Away” to “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

The setting is a family reunion in the 1930s that has its joys and challenges, like any family would! Bein’s mountain folk, they deal with a passel of characters that bury moonshine in Mason jars in the flowerbeds, marry young, and build their own stills. Balance that against strong mountain faith and a relative that was raised from the dead, and you have the makin’s of one intrestin’ reunion!

Reservations are strongly encouraged, though seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons without reservations will be seated 20 minutes prior to show time on a first-come, first-served basis as seats are available.

Reserve your seat(s) today, as Promise Players shows are often sold out! If needed, call the church office Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at 717-464-2050.

A suggested minimum donation of $9 for adults is payable at the door. Children 12 years old and under may bring the donation of a canned good or $2 for local food banks.

2024 Cottage Craft and Vendor Show

January 22nd, 2024 No comments

“The Cottage” Craft and Vendor Show is a fundraiser for “The Cottage,” a ministry of Millersville Community Church ( We are currently raising money to purchase a home for families who are in need of safe housing in the Penn Manor School District. We are excited to work with families through Good Samaritan until we raise the funds for a home. The show will have 50-55 spaces available. Admission is free. The show will be open from 4 pm-7 pm on Friday, September 27, 2024 and 9 am-3 pm on Saturday, September 28, 2024. The church is handicapped accessible and has plenty of parking.

Arts and Crafts Vendors and Home Party Merchandise Vendors are wanted. 6′ x 6′ Spaces (with 2 chairs) are available for rental at $35 with a 6′ table / $30 without a table, the proceeds of which will benefit The Cottage. Setup of spaces is from 1-4 pm on Friday, Sept. 27, 2024. Donations from vendors would be appreciated for a silent auction to benefit The Cottage which will run from Friday evening until Saturday at 2 pm. Spaces will not be reserved until application and payment are received.

Contact: Judy Schroeder – or Sarah Hamblin – Please put “The Cottage Craft Show” in the subject line. You may also submit photos of your art, crafts, or products for promotional use on our Facebook Event page.

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Free Coffee House

November 7th, 2023 No comments

Join us on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Enola First Church of God for the Christmas version of the game, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics”! Pastor George Jensen will serve as game show host for the evening. Free Coffee, tea, and cold beverages will be served along with other food and snacks. Bring the whole family for free FUN, FOOD & FELLOWSHIP.

Enola First Church of God
9 Sherwood Drive, Enola, PA 17025
717-732-4253 /

Fall Community Day, Trunk or Treat, & Car Show

October 11th, 2023 No comments

Load your family in your classic car and join us for a fun-filled day with activities for the whole family! Grace Church Lancaster at 911 Rohrerstown Road will be hosting a fall community day, trunk or treat, and car show on Saturday, October 28th. There will be free games, free barrel train rides and a free bounce house for the children. Stop by in costume and pick up some candy in the trunk-or-treat area. There will also be a display of vehicles from our local fire company and police force as well as police cruiser on display. Food and drink will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Grace Church Youth Assist Fund, to help our youth participate in youth events through the year. The activities will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Car show registration will go from 9:30am-12:30pm, or preregister at Car show awards will be presented at 1:30pm. Winners must be present to receive awards. Admission and registration are free!

Grace Church Lancaster is located just south of route 30 on route 741 (one exit west of Park City Mall). You can call us for more info at 717-397-9991 or email us at

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Touch-A-Truck Food Drive

October 4th, 2023 No comments

Join us to help fill a truck with non-perishable food and bless Power Packs, Arch Street Center, and Blessings of Hope with food for those in need in our community.
Oregon Dairy, The Manheim Township Police Department and West Earl Police Department are hosting the 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck Food Drive at the “Discover Lancaster” Corn Maze on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 10am – 2pm.
Last year, we raised over $15,000 and 2,000 pounds of food for Power Packs, Arch Street Center, and Blessing of Hope! This year, our goal is $20,000 and 3,000 pounds of non-perishable food to help these great organizations feed families in need in our community.

Keystone State Quartet Concert

October 2nd, 2023 No comments

Keystone State Quartet’s mission is to have a Christ-Filled music ministry and to always go where God may lead them. Their music is designed to minister to the unsaved, be an encouragement to believers, and to draw all to a closer and more intimate relationship with our Savior, experiencing His grace and presence in our lives. This quarter is not new to gospel music and collectively, their members have been singing for over 60 years. You are sure to enjoy the close harmony of the quartet as they sing and praise God – southern style.

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Free Coffee House

September 5th, 2023 No comments

On Friday, September 22 at 7:00 PM, Enola First Church of God is hosting a free coffee house featuring entertainment by Jeffrey Imboden (Christian music through trumpet, vocal, guitar). Come join us for free snacks, beverages, and Christian entertainment in an informal atmosphere! A Freewill Offering will be received. For more information and future Coffee House dates, visit our website at or call the church office at 717-732-4253.

Protect Young Eyes Seminar

August 14th, 2023 No comments

If you’re a parent, you may be weary of what your kids may stumble upon or experience online. We know this is a concern for our community which is why we’re bringing in Michelle Lothschutz from Protect Young Eyes to speak to our parents, grandparents, and caregivers about how to create a safe digital space in your home with a talk titled, The Digital Culture of Kids. This seminar is for anyone 14+ and will be held on Sunday evening, September 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Petra Church, New Holland, in the Sanctuary. Join us for practical solutions to prepare, balance and protect your family online.

Registration is not required. This is a FREE event.

Community Church Picnic

August 9th, 2023 No comments

“You will be loved, valued, and have purpose at the Emmanuel and Salem community picnic.”
Sunday, August 27, 2023
Outdoor (weather permitting) service with special music from Spare Time at 10:00 AM.
Free Picnic at 11:30 AM.

Food, games, fellowship.
Bring chairs and a side dish if you wish.
All are welcome.

Sponsored by Salem and Emmanuel
United Methodist Churches.
Picnic at Salem UMC.:
1744 Old Rothsville Road, Lititz, PA

Food Truck Fridays at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren

July 17th, 2023 No comments

Spring Creek Church of the Brethren hosts Food Truck Fridays on the 4th Friday of the month on 7/28 and 8/25 from 5 to 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! On Friday, July 28, purchase from a variety of food trucks including: Health Check, A Taste of Italy, Grappling Crab Shack, Cheesy Grill, and Here We Dough. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Enjoy delicious food while supporting local businesses.

Also for July, kids can enjoy Bounce House Fun from 5-8 PM, and KC The Clown will be there making free balloon art from 6-8 PM. For event details: 717-533-7192 or