RELIGION NEWS & NOTES
Yom Kippur services
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation: Join the congregation’s Yom Kippur Services. Tickets are free of charge. To reserve a ticket, call 610-640-2147. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The synagogue is at 1375 Kirkland Ave., West Chester. The service schedule is Tuesday, Oct.11 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kol Nidre Service; Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Yom Kippur Family Service; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Yom Kippur Community Service; 3 p.m. Yizkor and Neila Closing Service. Break-the-Fast tickets available by making advanced reservations. For information, phone 610-389-7774.
Autumn Fest 2016
Church of the Saviour: The church, at 651 N. Wayne Ave. Wayne, will host an Autumn Fest Friday, Oct. 21,
from 6 to 9 p.m. for children and their parents, extended family, friends and neighbors. The evening features food, drinks, candy and desserts, dozens of game booths, Moon Bounce and other inflatables, face painting and prizes. Costumes are encouraged. Autumn Fest will be held rain or shine, with free parking provided on campus. More information may be found at wayneautumnfest.org. Church of the Saviour is a Biblically based, intergenerational and multiethnic Christian church in Wayne for families and singles.
Missionary and YPD Day
MT. ZION AME CHURCH,
ATGLEN: The Evelina Hill Missionary Society and the Young People’s department will be celebrating their Annual Missionary and YPD Day Sunday, Oct. 16. The Reverend Clarence Stevens from Brighter Way Church in Newark Delaware will bring the word during the 10:30am service. The Reverend Frederick T. Faison, Chaplain at Lincoln University will bring the afternoon message at the 3:30 p.m service. The theme for the day is: “On the Battlefield for Our Lord!” scripture reference: “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV) Come and get your Blessing! For more information contact the church at 610-593-2531.
Men’s Day Kickoff
Saint Luke UAME Church: On Sunday Oct. 9, there will be The Men’s Day Kickoff at the church, 117 South Franklin Street, West Chester. Guest preacher will be Reverend William Smith of Ebenezer AME Church in Glenolden. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. with one service only. For information, phone 610- 692-8818. Pastor is Reverend James C. Burton.
Romansville UMC Pancake Breakfast
Romansville United Methodist Church: The Romansville UMC Women are partnering with Applebee’s at 3479 East Lincoln Hwy in Thorndale for their Annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8
a.m. to 10 a.m. Applebee’s does all the cooking and the women of the Romansville Church will be serving the pancakes, sausage, orange juice, soda, tea and coffee. Cost for the “all you can eat” Pancake Breakfast is $8 for adults and $4.50 for children under 6. The proceeds will support the cost to mail 100 shoe boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project. The boxes will be filled with small toys, stuffed animals, school supplies, tools and hygiene items. For information, visit www.romansvillechurch.org or call Debbie at 610486-6079.
UMC fall dinner and bazaar
United Methodist Church
of West Chester: 129 S. High St, West Chester; UMC Women host Annual Fall Ham Dinner and Bazaar Saturday, Oct. 8. Bazaar tables will be open from ll a.m. to 7 p.m.; dinners are served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Fiesta Center). The menu includes ham, potatoes, green beans, salad, baked pineapple, dessert, rolls/butter, and beverage, all for $12 (adults) $6 (child under 10). There will also be a “kid’s meal” (child under 10) featuring chicken nuggets, carrot sticks, mac’n cheese, applesauce and dessert for $5 which must be reserved ahead of time. Eat-in or Take-Out. For more information or to make reservations, call M. Light 610-696-6885) or email email@example.com.
Roast beef dinner
The Marshallton United Methodist Church: 1282 West Strasburg Road, West Chester; Roast Beef Dinner Saturday, Oct. 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes roast beef, mushroom and brown gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and butter, dessert, and beverage; Eat-in or Take-out; Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years of age. For questions, contact the church office at (610) 696-5247 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Book club discussion group
Calvary Lutheran Church: 730 South New Street, West Chester; Leaders of different faith communities are working together to promote understanding and peace. Pastor Dan Krewson believes “that we must be intentional to wage peace in light of the escalating religious violence and extremism of our day.” Members of the Religious Council of Greater West Chester are hosting a book discussion group in 2016-17. Participants are invited to read “Laying Down the Sword” by Philip Jenkins. The group will meet four times: Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Jan. 23 and March 6. All are welcome at 7 p.m. For more information contact facilitator Pastor Dan Krewson (email@example.com). All lectures are free, open to the public.
Baptist Church of WC Fall Fest
The Baptist Church of West Chester: 221 S. High St., West Chester; Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Open to the community, the afternoon includes music, facepainting, games, painting pumpkins, fall foods, and much more.
Blessing of the Animals
Willistown United Methodist Church: A “Blessing of the Animals” will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Bring your furry friends or just come to participate in this dedication of God’s gifts of companionship. All are welcome. Willistown UMC is located at 6501 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. Conveniently, between West Chester and Newtown Square. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at 610-644-2227.
Oxford United Methodist Church: The church at Market and Addison streets, holds a Harvest Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The outdoor arts and crafts event features a craft show, food, entertainment and more. You can enter to win in “Harvest Your Talent” contests such as pie baking, chili challenge, pumpkin decorating and Christmas Wreath. For craft and contest details, call 610-932-9698 or check www.oxford1851.org.
Missionary and youth day
Mt. Zion AME Church: The Evelina Hill Missionary Society and the Young People’s department will be celebrating their Annual Missionary and YPD Day on Sunday, Oct. 16. The Rev. Clarence Stevens from Brighter Way Church in Newark Delaware will bring the word during the 10:30 a.m. service. The Rev. Frederick T. Faison, Chaplain at Lincoln University, will bring the afternoon message at the 3:30 p.m. service. The theme for the day is: “On the Battlefield for Our Lord!” Mt. Zion AME is at 404 Zion Hill Road, Atglen. For more information contact the church at 610593-2531.