The annual Coffeehouse for a Cause will be held Saturday, October 13, in the fellowship hall of St. Paul’s Church in Millers. The doors and kitchen will open at 6 p.m., with seating at candlelit tables decorated for autumn.

There is no charge for admission, food, and beverages, but freewill financial donations are requested to support this year’s cause: First Fruits Farm, the nonprofit Christian ministry located in Freeland that is dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious produce to those experiencing hunger in the Mid-Atlantic region.


The benefit event will continue until approximately 9 p.m., with instrumental and vocal performances representing a range of musical varieties from bluegrass to gospel songs to folk.

During the coffeehouse, the church will serve barbecue sandwiches, tacos-in-a bag, and hot dogs, as well as snacks, desserts, and hot and cold beverages.

With a goal of “Serving Others through Food, Faith, and Fellowship in the Fields,” First Fruits Farm has provided over 13.4 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to share with local food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and other food providers since 2004.

To learn more about First Fruits Farm, visit

St. Paul’s Church is at 5010 St. Paul’s Road, near River Valley Ranch. For more information about the coffeehouse, call the church at 410-374-1875.

Worldwide Communion at Emmanuel UCC, Oct. 7

Worldwide Communion will be celebrated at Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. during the morning worship. Children's Sunday School will be during the worship service.

The church is located at 2950 Old Taneytown Road in Tyrone. Pastor of the church is Rev. Jeffry Dull. For more information call 410 751-12347 or email

St. John parish breakfast set for Oct. 7

St. John Catholic Church, Westminster, is having its first parish breakfast of the season on Sunday, Oct. 7 starting at 8 a.m. Breakfast is held on the St. John campus, 43 Monroe St. in the Portico. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, items include eggs, sausage, pancakes, French toast, creamed chipped beef, corn beef hash, potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits. Cost is a goodwill offering and proceeds are to benefit the Tender Care Pregnancy Center. All are welcome.

St. Matthew’s ‘Blessing of the Animals’ set for Oct. 7

On Sunday, Oct. 7, St. Matthew's will have “The Blessing of the Animals” service at 10:45 a.m. They ask all to bring pets and other animals for a very special blessing, noting that they have had much success and fun with this day in the past. For more information, contact Pastor Debra at 301-471-3200.

Yard sale Oct. 13 at Mount Union Lutheran

Mount Union Lutheran Church, Taneytown, will be hosting a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. All proceeds go to benefit Carroll Hospice. Donations in good condition are accepted. For more information, visit- or call Fred at 301-639-4723.

Musical celebration coming to First Presbyterian, Oct. 14

Everyone is invited to attend a musical celebration worship service with a theme of “Redemption” at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at First Presbyterian Church of Westminster. Based on the scripture reading Ephesians 1:7, this service will joyfully celebrate the biblical message of redemption through a variety of music and spiritual worship. Featured during the service will be relevant musical arrangements by the Contemporary Praise Band, the Chancel Choir, Adult Bell Choir, a flute trio and the Children’s Choir. First Presbyterian Church is located at 65 Washington Road. For information call 410-861-5600 or visit

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