area church briefs

St. John Lutheran helps others

JERSEY SHORE — St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church is again participating in the Christmas-at-Sea ministry of Seafarers International in New York City.

Christmas-at-Sea satchels will be collected at the church office through Sunday, Nov. 19. The satchels will be distributed to seafarers who will not be at home with their families for Christmas.

Satchels are available in the church office. Each should contain the following so that all sailors receive the same sorts of gifts: a sweatshirt – hooded or unhooded (size L-XL), three pairs of socks – thermal or white gym socks, a casual pullover T-shirt (size M-L), a knit winter cap, a can of nuts or bar of chocolate, and a Christmas card from the donor.

Harvest Home will be observed tomorrow, and boxes of turkey-flavored stove-top stuffing are particularly requested for the New Love Center Food Pantry, which operates in the church basement. Boxes may be placed on the front pew of the church. Those who wish to make a monetary donation to the center may make out a check to St. John Lutheran with “New Love Center” on the memo line.

First Baptist to celebrate milestone

LOCK HAVEN — The First Baptist Church of Lock Haven will celebrate 150 years of ministry at its only permanent home, on the corner of East Church and Vesper streets. The celebration will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, starting at 9:30 a.m. with an hour of reflections, followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. A complimentary lunch will follow. Tomorrow is the deadline for lunch reservations. To make a reservation, call the church office at 570-748-3744 and leave a message.

Drop off shoeboxes

at St. John’s UCC

TYLERSVILLE — Tomorrow is the last day to bring a shoebox filled with little gifts to St. John’s United Church of Christ, to send it on its way through Operation Christmas Child. Look for information and boxes in the vestibule, if needed. The church youth have a goal of 50 boxes.

BE Presbyterian

plans special service

MILL HALL — Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church will celebrate Veterans Day and receive new members tomorrow during the service at 10:30 a.m. A turkey and ham dinner is planned immediately following worship. Everyone is invited.

Flemington First collects shoeboxes

FLEMINGTON — Shoeboxes filled with gifts, to be delivered to needy children around the world through Operation Christmas Child, may be dropped off tomorrow at Flemington First Church of Christ on Canal Street.