The weekly deadline is noon Friday to submit items for this calendar: religion@yorkdispatch.com. Information: 505-5423.

BLOOD DRIVE

Advent Lutheran: Blood drive, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 1775 E. Market St. Information: 755-5007.

CHILDREN/YOUTH

Hanover Seventh-day Adventist: Activities for children ages 3-11, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in October at the church, 865 Gitts Run Road, Hanover. Includes a light supper at 6 p.m. Registration: 637-1005.

Otterbein United Methodist: Kid's Club, for ages 4-12, with games, snacks, crafts and more, 2-4 p.m. the first and third Sundays monthly at the church, 50 School St., Spry. Information: 741-1429.

Pleasureville United Methodist: Pville Kidz Club for kindergartners to sixth-graders with crafts and snacks, 2-4 p.m. the first and third Sundays monthly at the church, 2606 N. Sherman St. Information: 757-3216.

Stewartstown United Methodist: Parents night out (childcare for infants through elementary students), 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. Cost: $10 per child, $5 per sibling. Registration due by Nov. 7: 993-2507, ext. 1.

CROP WALKS

East Berlin Area: Registration, 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Zwingli United Church of Christ, 403 W. King St., East Berlin. Rain-or-shine walk, 1:30 p.m. Pledges: www.cropwalkonline.org.


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Hanover Area Council of Churches: Registration, 12:30 p.m., and walk, 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at South Western High School. Information: 633-6353.

Mount Zion United Methodist: Through Spring Valley Park for churches of Loganville, Jacobus, Seven Valleys and Potosi area, 1 p.m. Oct. 14 from Mount Zion UMC, Potosi. Information: 235-1132.

York County Council of Churches: Registration, 12:30 p.m., and mini, three- and five-mile walks, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at John Rudy County Park, eastern hemlock pavilion, 400 Mundis Race Road, East Manchester Township. Pets welcome. Free t-shirts for those who raise $75 or more. Information: 854-9504.

DONATIONS NEEDED

Christ Lutheran: Donations needed to make items for those in need: new or used pillowcases and fitted or flat sheets, T-shirts, bias binding, ribbon, cotton fabric and drawstring cording, to be dropped off at the church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville. Information: 428-3523.

ENTERTAINMENT

Christ Lutheran: Fall festival with food a silent auction, activities, live music and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 126 W. Main St., Dallastown. Information: 244-2605.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ: Afternoon of games, 1:30-4 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays monthly at the church, 124 Broadway, Hanover. Bring your favorite board or card game. Information: 632-8281.

Faith United Methodist: "Tommy's Prayer" theater production, 7 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the church, 126 E. Market St., Hellam Township. Admission: canned food for Eastern York Food Pantry. Reservations: 252-2539.

Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist: Chicken dinner and show, "What is Susan's Secret?" 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and noon and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 402 Valley Road, Etters. Tickets are $18: 982-1256.

Jewish Community Center: Jewish Film Festival, 3 p.m. at Frank Theatres, Queensgate. Films: "A Bottle in the Gaza Sea," Oct. 14; "The Flat," with a speaker afterwards, Oct. 21; and "The Day I Saw Your Heart," Oct. 23. Tickets: $9 each or $25 for all three, available in advance at the JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive. Movie trailers: www.yorkjcc.org.

Mount Carmel Lutheran: Rain-or-shine pet event with vendors, demonstrations, pet blessings and more, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 1398 Moulstown Road North, Hanover. Information: 632-2688.

Mount Wolf Community: Family movie, "What If ...," with free popcorn and drinks, 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, South Sixth Street, Mount Wolf. Information: 266-8453.

Wrightsville Presbyterian: Stewardship comedy by Shelly Sellepack, 6 p.m. Oct. 20 (dinner theater, $12-$7), and matinee, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 (hors d'oeuvres, $7-$5) at the church, 205 N. Second St., Wrightsville. Tickets: 252-2116.

FREE RESOURCES

St. James Lutheran: Free clothing and accessories for all ages, 8:30-10 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at the church's Clothes Closet, 2335 Cramer Road, Brogue. Information: 927-9497.

FUNDRAISERS

Bethel United Methodist: Soup and rummage sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 20 at the church, 1674 Furnace Road, New Bridgeville.

Christ Lutheran: Soup sale orders due by Nov. 7 for chicken corn, ham bean and vegetable crab soups, sold Nov. 17 (Christmas Time in Loganville) at the church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville. Cost: $6 per quart. Orders: 428-3523.

Christ Lutheran: Christmas craft show with food, a silent auction, Santa's Secret Shop, and more, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the church, 2385 S. Queen St., Spry.

Christ United Church of Christ: Auction with food available, 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Jefferson Fire Hall, Berlin Street. Information: 229-2561.

Joyful Noise Preschool: 5K run and kid's fun run, 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane. Registration: www.zionjnp.org.

Mount Royal United Methodist: Fried oyster and hog maw supper, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 6441 Old Carlisle Road, Dover. Information: 292-1352.

Otterbein United Methodist: All-you-can-eat chicken pot pie supper, 3-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 50 School St., Spry. Admission: $8-$5. Information: 741-1429.

Pleasureville United Methodist: Holiday artisan and vendor sale, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the church, 2606 N. Sherman St. Vendor spaces available: 757-3216.

St. John Lutheran: Porky's Place chicken barbecue meals, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave. Cost: $8. Pre-orders: 840-0382.

St. John's Blymire's United Church of Christ: Cruise-in and yard and craft sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 1009 Blymire Road, Dallastown. Vendor space is $10-$15: 741-1166.

St. Luke's Lutheran Preschool: Orders are due by Oct. 12 for personalized cake, pie and brownie pans, sold to benefit the New Bridgeville preschool. Orders: 757-2584.

St. Paul Hametown Lutheran: Ham supper, 3-7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the church, 11894 Susquehanna Trail South, Glen Rock. Information: 235-1841.

St. Paul United Church of Christ: Holiday bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at the church, 161 S. Main St., Shrewsbury. Craft vendor spaces: 235-7003.

St. Paul's Lutheran: Spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at North Codorus Township Social Hall, Fire Hall Road, Stoverstown. Benefits Lisa Calderone and her family to help with cancer treatment expenses. Tickets: kyma2456@comcast.net.

St. Paul's United Church of Christ: Chicken corn and ham bean soup and bake sale, 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at the church, 2173 Stoverstown Road, North Codorus Township. Sandwiches, soup by the bowl and drinks will be available until sold out. Soup cost: $4.50 per quart. Pre-order soup by Oct. 14: 225-6357.

St. Stephen's United Church of Christ: Family-style ham supper, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 1569 W. Market St., West York. Admission: $8. Information: 854-6736.

Shiloh United Church of Christ: Craft show with food available, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church, 2251 Willow Road, Shiloh. Ten percent benefits Autism Association. Information: 764-3569.

Temple Beth Israel: Hanukkah holiday boutique, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the temple, 2090 Hollywood Drive. Vendor space: (724) 301-6166.

HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVES

Friendship Community: Crafts and trick-or-treat rooms for children up to age 12 and their parents, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover. Information: 779-0400.

Gateway International: Free family festival with food, activities, music and more, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church, 50 Blunston Lane, Hellam Township. Safari-theme costumes encouraged. Pre-registration: www.gatewaychurchyork.com.

St. John's Blymire's United Church of Christ: Fall festival with trick-or-trunking, food, a pumpkin hunt and more, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 1009 Blymire Road, Dallastown. Information: 244-0655.

Zion United Methodist: Rain-or-shine trick-or-trunking with activities, refreshments and more, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 1155 Felton Road, Windsor Township. Information: 246-7216.

MEETINGS

Advent Lutheran Leisure Group: Covered-dish meeting with music and program by Kerry White, noon Oct. 16 at the church, 1775 E. Market St.

Hope Baptist: Meetings for deaf and deaf workers with food and entertainment, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 6450 Hope Way, Hanover. Deaf Leader videophone: (717) 524-5225.

Women's Reach Out Program: Meetings, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 at Stony Brook Mennonite Church, 15 Locust Grove Road. Information: 324-6894.

MUSIC

Arlington Evangelical Congregational: Concert by Bill and Karen Itzel, 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at the church, 585 Lombard Road, Red Lion. Information: 246-3563.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ: Concert by Courtney Allison Ross, soprano, with a dessert reception afterwards, 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 124 Broadway, Hanover. Information: 632-8281.

First Presbyterian: Abendmusik Concert by organist Eric Plutz, 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 225 E. Market St. Child-care reservations: 843-8041.

Grace Lutheran: Free 3 p.m. concert series: Christyan Seay (tenor), Oct. 14; Tyler Canonico (organ), Nov. 15; and Grace Choir (Christmas), Dec. 9 at the church, 220 N. Charles St., Red Lion. Refreshments served. Information: 244-3603.

Hanover Seventh-day Adventist: Musicians and vocalists ages 5-25 needed for a youth music fest, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church, 865 Gitts Run Road, Hanover. Register by Oct. 20: 632-2325.

Otterbein United Methodist: Concert by the Lancaster Brass Quintet, 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 50 School St., Spry. Information: 741-1429.

Pleasureville United Methodist: Acting (experience not required) and singing auditions for the advent musical, "Another Night in Bethlehem," 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 17 at the church, 2606 N. Sherman St. Rehearsals begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Information: www.pleasurevilleumc.org. Appointments: 757-3216.

St. James Lutheran: Hymn sing and concert by Bluestone Bluegrass Band, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church, 25 N. Adams St., West York. Bring a nonperishable food item. Refreshments will be served.

St. John's Blymire's United Church of Christ: Hymn sing, 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in Red Brick Chapel, Blymire Road, Dallastown. Information: 244-0655.

Stewartstown United Methodist: Singers and others needed for the upcoming cantata, "Hope of the Broken World," to be performed 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 30 at the church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. Rehearsals: 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Nov. 4. Registration: 993-2507, ext. 1.

Trinity United Church of Christ: 270th anniversary concert series featuring saxophonist Tim Warfield Jr., 7 p.m. Oct. 20; Belle Voix, 7 p.m. Nov. 10; and the Harrisburg Choral Society Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 32 W. Market St. Receptions held afterwards. Tickets ($15-$5) required for Dec. 8 concert: 848-1775.

SEMINARS, PROGRAMS, ETC.

Calvary Bible: Precept Upon Precept Bible study, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at the church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover. Register by Oct. 21: 632-3954.

St. James Lutheran: AARP's 55-Alive mature driving program, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 10-11 at the church, 2335 Cramer Road, Brogue. Reservations: 993-3605.

SERVICES

Calvary Bible: Orphans Day with a service, 10:30 a.m., a luncheon, 12:30 p.m., and movie, "October Baby," 6:35 p.m. Nov. 11 at the church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover. Luncheon reservations required: 632-3954.

Christ Lutheran: Fall/winter schedule now in effect with services, 8 and 10:30 a.m., and Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Sundays at the church, 80 S Main St, Loganville.

Christ Lutheran: Service, 9:30 a.m. (no Sunday school), and congregational meeting with a luncheon afterwards, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 80 S. Main St, Loganville. Information: 428-3523.

Church of the Open Door: New relaxed service with refreshments, live music and a pre-recorded message, 11:11 a.m. Sundays at the church, 8 Carlisle Court.

Mount Wolf Community: Bereavement service, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the church, South Sixth Street, Mount Wolf. Information: 266-3863.

Quickel Evangelical Lutheran: 250th anniversary celebration services honoring 75-year baptized/confirmed members and a reception after both, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the church, Zion View. Information: 266-4179.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran: 100th anniversary celebration with a re-dedication service, 11 a.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 415 N. West St.

Trinity United Church of Christ: 270th anniversary celebration with a concert by saxophonist Tim Warfield Jr., 7 p.m. Oct. 20, and a service with guest speakers, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at the church, 32 W. Market St. Information: 848-1775.

Zion (Shaffer's) United Lutheran: Refreshments, 9 a.m., and Rally Day service with Dr. Deborah Wortham, superintendent of York City School District, as the guest speaker and music by the Equine Singers, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 4535 Shaffer Road, Codorus Township. Information: 229-2932.

Zion United Methodist: Rally Day combined service (no Sunday school) with music by Keith Grim, 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at the church, 1155 Felton Road, Windsor Township. Information: 244-2585.

VETERANS DAY

Christ Lutheran: Veteran's Day patriotic choir concert with a reception afterwards, 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the church, 2385 S. Queen St., Spry.

Christ United Methodist: Patriotic celebration with music and honoring of veterans, 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the church, 200 N. Main St., Jacobus.

OUT OF TOWN

Bethesda Mission: Music festival with Poet Voices, The Ball Brothers and The Baptones, 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Mechanicsburg Middle School, 1750 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. Tickets: $25-$6. Information: 443-2583.

Clover Lane Coffee House: Concert by Drew Nelson, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 564-1885.

Concordia Evangelical Lutheran: Pastor installation service for the Rev. Mary Anne Kingsborough, of Manchester, and a meal afterwards, 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the church, 3825 Concordia Road, Columbia, Lancaster County.

First Lutheran: Concert by From the Well, 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle, Cumberland County. Information: 249-3310.

Maryland Line United Methodist: Soup, sandwich and baked goods sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 21500 York Road, Maryland Line, Md. Information: (410) 343-0052.

Maryland Line United Methodist: Thrift shop, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 20 at the church, 21500 York Road, Maryland Line, Md. Information: (410) 343-0052.

Strive for Greatness: Women's conference with Sarah Rachel Hill as the keynote speaker, 10 a.m. Oct. 12 and 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Crowne Plaza, 23 S. Second St., Harrisburg. Registration: (888) 612-5070.

Unitarian Church of Harrisburg: Democracy Around the World by HACC professor Ben Christ, 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg. Information: 564-4761.