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Here’s what will happen in the Lancaster County Faith Community in the coming weeks.
Concert at Highland Presbyterian
Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Road, will present a concert by mezzo-soprano Amy Jovanovic and tenor Christian Sia at 7pm on Wednesday, March 30th.
The vocalists will perform a repertoire of classical, sacred and musical theaters.
The concert is part of a series of concerts by Dorothy Smith. Other upcoming performances in the series include the British Lancaster Brass Band on May 4 and the Highland Chancellor Choir on June 8. All concerts are free, but donations will be collected at will.
Guspel band The Hoppers will perform in Elizabethtown
Guspel band The Hoppers will perform at Elizabethtown College on Saturday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., to benefit the Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, which provides support and resources to recover from addiction.
The concert will take place at Leffler Chapel and the College’s Performance Center, located on campus at 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown.
The Hoppers have performed to global audiences for decades and have repeatedly appeared in the Gaither Homecoming video series.
The show will be opened by Randy Miller, a lawyer from Elizabethtown who also records and performs gospel music.
The Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge was founded by the Rev. David Wilkerson in 1958. Today, the nonprofit offers faith-based drug treatment in both boarding and outpatient programs.
The concert is sponsored by CECEA Productions, which shares gospel music and raises money for nonprofits.
Tickets for the concert on April 9 can be purchased by calling 800-965-9324 or online lanc.news/etownhoppers.
Messiah University will give a free concert
The Messiah University Concert Choir will give a free concert at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 167 E. Main St., at 4pm on Sunday, March 27th.
Perhaps the concert is organized by the Anne Brosman Swigart Charitable Foundation, according to a press release. The show is a preview of Messiah’s upcoming choir tour of Spain in May. The musical selections reflect the theme of walking with God.
Also performing will be chamber singers from Euphrates High School, who will sing two pieces to begin the program. They will also join the Messiah singers at the end of the program to complete Peter Christian Ludkin’s song “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”.
The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is accessible to people with disabilities. You can get to the elevator through the entrance marked “office” at the back of the church. Disabled parking is clearly marked near this entrance. Parking is located at the back of the church.
MobilePack needs volunteers
We need volunteers for the seventh mobile package “Feed My Hungry Kids” in Lancaster County MobilePack, a charity mission that works to send healthy food to malnourished children around the world.
According to a press release, 1,250 volunteers are needed to pack food March 25-27 at Mennonite Church on Willow Street, 399 E. Penn Grant Road on Willow Street.
Each volunteer who signs up for a change of packaging is invited to make a personal cash contribution of $ 52 or more to the cause. According to a press release, each meal costs less than 25 cents, which means that $ 52 covers the cost of one box of more than 200 packaged meals. However, the press release said that “whether a person can contribute 25 cents or $ 250, we invite you to take part in this MobilePack event.”
Vacancies are also available for volunteers who need to sit during the shift.
To sign up for a shift, visit fmsc.org and click on “Volunteer” and then select “MobilePack Events”. Participants will need to create an account to sign up for the event online.
Cash donations can be made online at fmsc.orgor mailed to Feed My Hungry Kids, attention: MobilePack # 2203-001MI, 401 93rd Ave. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Make checks to be paid to the FMSC and write MobilePack № 2203-001MI in the memo line.
The community church is completing a major renovation and expansion
The Community Church in East Hampfield has completed an extensive 16-month expansion and renovation project.
Highlights of the project include new children’s classes, an additional student auditorium, new offices and an additional meeting place.
The church marked the end of the project with a ribbon cutting and dessert on March 10, which was attended by more than 200 people, a press release said.
Fry Associates Architecture of Lancaster, the company that designed the original building in 2004, has also developed an expansion and refurbishment project. Completed Weaver Construction & Roofing East Earl.
The community church is a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. It is located at Bethel Drive, 200, in the Jacobs Creek area near Spring Valley Road. Services are held on Saturday at 18.00 and on Sunday from 9.00 and 11.00. Find more information at communityfellowship.com.