Our community 10/23

Staff report


200th anniversary celebration 

Christ Lutheran Church of Starview will celebrate its 200th anniversary Reformation Sunday Service at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Bishop James Dunlop of Lower Susquehanna Synod will be the speaker.  

Desserts and beverages will be served following the service.  

The church is located at 4600 N. Sherman St. Ext., Mount Wolf.  Call 717-266-6064 for further information. The event is free, but donations will be accepted to help defray costs.      

Raab County Park 

Learn about the mines 

York County Parks will host a two-mile hike at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Raab County Park in North Codorus Township.         

Hikers will learn about mining, one of the 19th century’s leading industries in York County. They will find out how miners removed and shipped ore and see how this history has been preserved today as well as learn about efforts to conserve the bats living in some mineshafts.  

Hikers should meet at the parking lot on Hoff Road for a two-mile hike with steep terrain. Wear proper hiking attire and dress for the weather.  

There is no fee, and no registration is required. For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org. 



Calvary Bible Church of Hanover is offering classes for parents experiencing the pain of divorce, Divorce Care.  

The class is a weekly support group for parents who are going through a divorce.  It begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, and will continue on Sunday evenings through February 2020.   

Calvary Bible Church is located at 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover.  Call the church office at 717-632-3954 to register. 

New Song Community Choir will perform Sunday at Mount Zion Lutheran Church.

Mount Zion 

New Song Community Choir 

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road in York, will host New Song Community Choir at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the church sanctuary. 

            The choir is made up of some 40 members representing 20 churches from throughout southern York County. Southern gospel music, Christmas and patriotic music are included in its programs.   

            The program is free, and the public is invited to attend. A free-will offering will benefit the church’s community music series. The next recital is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, when the church welcomes the Hershey Handbell Choir.  

The Rev. Eric Hillegas will be installed as rector of St. John Episcopal Church on Tuesday.

Additional information is available through the church office at 717-757-7626. 

St. John Episcopal 

Installation of new rector 

St. John Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., will install its new rector, the Rev. Eric Hillegas, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.  The public is invited to attend.    

The Right Rev. Audrey Scanlan, 11th bishop of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, will install Hillegas as the rector of St. John.   


Seminars coming up 

The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (www.notary.org) will hold several educational seminars this month for York County notaries.   

PAN’s First Time Notary Seminar, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, is state-approved and fulfills the three-hour mandatory education provision for new notaries.  

The Everyday Notary Challenges Seminar, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, is offered in conjunction with the First Time Notary Seminar and covers problem documents, wills, powers of attorney and mortgages. The cost for each seminar is $69. 

The Notary Reappointment Seminar, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 30, fulfills the state’s educational requirement for reappointed notaries. It covers all the new aspects of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA),including the notary appointment process, identifying your customers, changes in notary equipment and the new notary act – witnessing or attesting a signature. The cost for the seminar is $69.  

The seminars will be held at the Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road. Pre-registration is recommended.   

For more information, call PAN at 800-944-8790 or visit www.notary.org/Education. You can access PAN’s Facebook and Twitter pages via the blog at http://blog.notary.org.