Kimmels Road just east of Orwigsburg Borough, is a growing church family that has been an integral part of this community for more than 167 years.

But the church spirit is very young, alive and active. Whether you have been a church-goer for a long time, gotten out of the habit since your teen-age years, or never been one at all, the church invites and welcomes all to participate in the church family.

On Sunday mornings, the nursery opens at 8:50 a.m.; adults and teens begin the morning with Sunday School at 9 a.m. and is followed by the worship service at 10. Communion takes place every first Sunday of the month and a time of Corporate Prayer is held that evening at 6:30 p.m.

Other regular ministries include the Iron Men Get- Together on Thursday mornings at 6 a.m. and the Hearts & Hands Prayer Ministry on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. For the complete schedule of ministry programs and events, visit the website calendar page at www.kimmelschurch.org.

    Special programs and events upcoming include:

• Orwigsburg Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 8 – Kimmels will have a booth “on the square” with information, games for the children, handout balloons, and a lot more in addition to a bounce house that will be in action.

 • Family Fun Day will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 – This kick-off to the fall season will feature a Celebration Worship Service followed by a Family Fun Day, both at the park in Deer Lake. All are welcome, just bring a side dish and join in for fun and games.

• Each fall Kimmels Church hosts a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Program. Being a mom might be the hardest job you’ll ever have, but we bet that it’s the best one too! Sometimes you just need a safe space to breathe, and get much needed encouragement. The MOPS fall program “Find Your Fire” begins Tuesday, Sept. 11 and continues every 2nd and 4th Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Childcare is provided. To learn more and to register, visit www.mops.org/join and enter code ucl4.

Kimmels Church will again be the official “tea and cookies” stop on the Orwigsburg Holly Trail. Mark your calendar now and plan to stop by on Saturday, Dec. 1.