AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

Living Faith offers

family fun series

MILL HALL — Living Faith Ministries invites families to “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage In Captivity,” offered over eight Sundays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 28.

“Babylon” is based on a Vacation Bible School.

Families will step back in time at Babylon, exploring Daniel’s adventures as a captive in a foreign land. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Daniel, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. All participants should learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called “God Sightings.” Each day concludes at “Celebration,” a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.

Kids and adults in “Babylon” will join more than a million participants reaching out to needy kids through a hands-on mission project called Operation Kid-to-Kid, in which families will raise money to feed families in Haiti.

Babylon will run from 10:45 a.m. to noon each Sunday at the church, which is at 7175 Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64).

For more information, call Gail at 570-295-4495.

River of Life hosting give-aways

LOCK HAVEN — River of Life Fellowship announces a coat and winter wear give-away on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the church at 507 E. Main St. (the former East Main Street United Methodist).

Also at the church, today is the last day of a “free yard sale” being held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to noon.

Pastor Janis Heiser said the building, which the church moved into in June, holds opportunity for future outreaches, expansion and growth. “We are so blessed it be here,” she said.

River of Life has Sunday worship at 10 a.m. and Bible study Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For further information, call Pastor Heiser at 570-660-6008.

United Lutheran plans

Rally Day brunch

LOCK HAVEN — United Evangelical Lutheran Church, First and West Church streets, will have a Rally Day potluck brunch following the service Sunday, Sept. 9, to kick off the Sunday school year.

St. John offers

Blessing of Backpacks

JERSEY SHORE — St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St., offers a Blessing of the Backpacks service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Students and teachers are encouraged to bring their backpacks to the service for a special blessing as the new school year begins.

Also Sunday, the church youth will take a short bicycle ride for ice cream from the rail trail parking lot at Waterville, starting at 11:30 a.m.

The youth plan a trip to the Williamsport Crosscutters game against the State College Spikes on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:05 p.m., with fireworks following the game.

First Church to host Sing

FLEMINGTON — An area-wide Sing Celebration will be held Sunday at Flemington First Church of Christ. The church will provide a meal from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and the sing will begin at 7 p.m.

Curtin UM to host concert

HOWARD — Joyful Noise will give a concert of contemporary Christian music Sunday at 3 p.m. at Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Road, three miles north of Milesburg near historic Curtin Village. A documentary on the band will be filmed during the concert. For more information, call Larry Beahm at 814-355-9588.

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