AREA CHURCH BREIFS

Good News of Christ play

at Beech Creek Wesleyan

BEECH CREEK — The Children of Beech Creek Wesleyan Church will spread the Good News of Christ in their Christmas program, to be held in a combined service on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.

The group of children from Sunday School and Kid’s Club will remind us of the Joy that continues to come through the Greatest Gift of all!

Beech Creek Wesleyan Church is located at 217 Main Street in Beech Creek.

Blue Christmas at

Mackeyville United Methodist

MACKEYVILLE — Mackeyville United Methodist Church, 23 Fairground Rd., will hold a special Blue Christmas Service on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Randy Mark will lead the service to offer hope, peace, joy, love and the light of Christ in the Christmas Season.

The service will be held in the downstairs Social Room, allowing easy access from the parking lot. There will be refreshments after the service.

Christmas musical at Echo Hope

MILL HALL — Echo Hope Church, 320 Hogan Boulevard, will be performaing a special Christmas Musical on Sunday at 10 a.m.

“Arrest These Merry Gentlemen!” is when Bethlehem meets “Dragnet.” It’s a caper featuring a detective from the Bethlehem Police investigating an alleged gang of joyfully-rowdy shepherds disturbing the peace with a crazy story about angels and a mysterious baby.

Everyone is invited to enjoy this musical and cookies and cocoa will be offered after the performance.

Live nativity scene at

Beech Creek Wesleyan

BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek Wesleyan Church will present a Live Nativity on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Stop by and witness the scenes of Jesus’ birth played out by people from the congregation along with live animals. Get a cup of hot chocolate and visit for a while. Please note this event is weather permitting.

Beech Creek Wesleyan Church is located at 217 Main St. in Beech Creek.

Lamar UM to hold fundraiser

LOCK HAVEN — The Lamar United Methodist Church will be holding a fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wendy’s Restaurant, 205 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven. The church will receive 10 percent of all sales during this time.

Marsh Creek BC presents

two Christmas programs

HOWARD — Marsh Creek Brethren in Christ, 417 Summit Hill Rd., Howard, will present two Christmas programs. “Christmas with the Brungarts” concert will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

On Dec. 23 they will present “Do you Believe and Christmas Memories” will be presented at the 9 a.m. service. Children, teens and young adults will be featured in “Do you Believe.” Further information is available at marshcreekbic@centurylink.net or by calling 814-625 -3544.

Christmas Caroling

with New Hope

LOCK HAVEN — Members of the public are invited to join New Hope Fellowship Church of Central Pa. for an afternoon of Christmas caroling beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Heartland Personal Care Home, Susque-View.

Flemington church holds

luncheon, hanging of the greens

FLEMINGTON — The Flemington United Methodist Church recently held a luncheon and hanging of the greens ceremony at the church.

Christmas concert and carol sing

LOCK HAVEN — The annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at St Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Lock Haven. Pat Helbly is the accompanist and Kim Feerrar is the choir director. The prelude by the brass will beginat 6:45 p.m. The concert will be about one hour and open to the public at no charge. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.

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