AREA CHURCH BRIEFS
offers Blessing of Pets
BELLEFONTE — Trinity United Methodist Church will host its first-ever Blessing of the Pets outdoor service on the church green, 128 W. Howard St. The service is open to the community.
The pastor, Rev. Christopher Passante, will bless each pet individually during the abbreviated service. A reception for all pets, and humans, will follow, with free food and refreshments for everyone under the tents outside. Music is also planned to be part of the event.
Pets should be leashed or contained in some way.
A poster is available on the website: www.TrinityBellefonte.com.
AWANA Club to
LOCK HAVEN — AWANA Club at First Baptist Church, 210 N. Vesper St. begins this coming Wednesday.
AWANA meets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. and is designed to be a fun time for 3-year-olds through sixth graders to learn about the Bible, play games, and make new friends.
AWANA stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed,” from 2 Timothy 2:15. Anyone with questions about the AWANA program should call the church office at 570-748-3744.
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, to kick off the Sunday school year.
Coffeehouse services to continue
MACKEYVILLE — The coffeehouse-style church services at Mackeyville United Methodist Church have proven popular and will be continued into the fall. The church has received many positive responses and has scheduled the next such service for Saturday, Sept. 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the church social room.
Everyone is invited. Coffee, tea, cold drinks and baked goods are offered. The services feature music in a variety of styles performed by local musicians, along with a brief inspirational message. For more information, call Dan Christopher at 814-359-0306.
Laurel Run U.M.
BEECH CREEK — Laurel Run United Methodist Church will hold a Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 23 during the 9 a.m. service.
There will be hymn singing and special music as well as a chicken barbeque lunch to follow. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. All are welcome.
For more information or to sign up to share your musical talent, call Tracy Foster at 570-660-0634.
St. Luke’s United Church of Christ to host luncheon
FLEMINGTON — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ will host a luncheon this Sunday. The luncheon will be held after the 10:45 a.m. service and will celebrate Grandparents’ Day. Everyone is invited to join in the fellowship and enjoy the food.
Trinity in Jersey Shore
JERSEY SHORE — Trinity United Methodist Church plans its picnic for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the home of a member. The church ensemble will play, lawn games and other fun activities are planned, there will be worship, and hot dogs, hamburg barbecue, and beverages will be provided. Bring lawn chairs, table service and a dish to pass.
If bad weather is predicted, the picnic will move to the church.
King’s Kids to resume Sept. 17
BLANCHARD — The fall session of King’s Kids at Blanchard Church of Christ starts Monday, Sept. 17 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The free after-school program includes snacks, lessons, games. Registration and permission slips are required. Transportation is available from Liberty-Curtin Elementary School to the church, and parents must pick up the kids at 4:30.
MH church invites
all to big Fall Kickoff
MILL HALL — Tri County Church (TCC): North Central, formerly named Mill Hall Church of Christ, invites everyone to a fun Fall Kickoff on Sunday. The day starts with worship at 10:45 a.m. After the service, kids and adults alike are invited to enjoy a 90-foot obstacle course, food trucks, games and other fun.
The church is on Main Street.
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, from 10:45 a.m. to noon.
The fun is offered in a Vacation Bible School-type format. Participants will visit a Bible-times marketplace, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, have Bible-times snacks, visit Daniel, collect Bible Memory Makers, join in Operation Kid-to-Kid which helps feed families in Haiti, and conclude each session in upbeat worship.
The church is at 7175 Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64). For more information, call Gail at 570-295-4495.