area church briefs
St. John to receive special offerings
JERSEY SHORE — The Women of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church will receive their annual offering of monetary donations for blankets tomorrow. (They no longer receive actual blankets.) The donations will buy blankets in other countries where they are used for warmth and shelter in refugee camps and orphanages.
Also at the church, Harvest Home will be observed Sunday, Nov. 12. St. John has played a part in feeding the 450 families each month who come to the New Love Center Food Pantry, located in the church basement. The church is now requesting boxes of turkey-flavored stove-top stuffing for the Harvest Home donation day, with the goal of 100 boxes. They may be placed on the front pew of the church. To make a monetary donation, make out the check to St. John with “New Love Center” on the memo line.
In December, the center will seek donations of frozen turkeys. Its large Christmas distribution will be Friday, Dec. 15.
Presbyterian sets dates
MILL HALL — The Let’s Do Lunch group at Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church plans to travel to the Country Cupboard for lunch Wednesday. Shopping is optional.
Also at the church, Nov. 12 is New Member Sunday and the church’s Veterans Day celebration. New members will be received into the church during the service, and a turkey and ham dinner is planned to immediately follow. Everyone is invited.
A special Hanging of the Greens service will kick off the Advent season Dec. 3. This will take place during the regularly scheduled service, and again the public is invited.
program to begin
BLANCHARD — High Point at Blanchard Church of Christ, a six-week program of games, food, worship, a message and friendship for high school students, starts Tuesday at Avenue 209 Coffee House.
Participating students are picked up after school and go to a different location each week.
The church is also seeking donations for its annual Thanksgiving baskets program to help families in need. Turkeys may be placed in the freezer, and other non-perishable foods may be placed in the food pantry collection box.
The Thanksgiving offering will be used to buy supplies for projects the church’s Haiti Mission Team will work on at GVCM in January.
Tomorrow is Youth
Sunday at Rote
ROTE –Youth Sunday at Rote United Methodist Church will be celebrated tomorrow, with the youth leading the service, at 10 a.m. Lunch will follow the service.
The Rote church will host the sister congregation in Salona for this special morning.
Trinity plans Game
JERSEY SHORE — Tomorrow is Game Day at Trinity United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to eat, play games and have fun from 11:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall, and to bring a covered dish if you wish.
plans Music Sunday
BOONEVILLE — Tomorrow is Music Sunday at St. John Lutheran Church, and Dusty Heggenstaller will give a guest performance during the worship service, at 10:30 a.m. A soup and sandwich luncheon will follow.
Reserve for free game banquet
HOWARD — A free wild game banquet is planned next Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Liberty Sportsmen’s Club, 1140 Marsh Creek Road. The free event is sponsored by Marsh Creek Brethren in Christ and Eagle Heights Bible churches. Outdoorsman Adam DeVine of Sandy Lake, Pa. will present a program, and a free prize drawing is included.
There is no charge but reservations are required and are due tomorrow. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-625-3544 or 814-353-8191.
Flemington First to
FLEMINGTON — Shoeboxes filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child may be dropped off at Flemington First Church of Christ on Canal Street, tomorrow and Sunday, Nov. 12. The church has a goal of 100 boxes.