AREA CHURCH BREIFS

Swissdale UM to

celebrate Cookie Sunday

SWISSDALE — The Swissdale United Methodist Church will celebrate “cookie Sunday” on Sunday, Dec. 9 during the Sunday School hour at 10 a.m. in the church social hall.

Children will be baking and giving out cookies during the following worship service.

Also, on Sunday, Dec. 16, Swissdale will celebrate the Advent season with a carol sing during the 11 a.m. worship hour. The choir and congregation, along with special guest singers will join in favorite Christmas carols.

The service begins at 11 a.m. and everyone is invited.

Blue Christmas service

at McElhattan UM

McELHATTAN — McElhattan United Methodist Church, 502 McElhattan Dr., will be having a Blue Christmas Service on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

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.

Covenant UMC to

hold Christmas Concert

LOCK HAVEN — Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven, will be hosting a Chancel Choir Christmas Concert with special music on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

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 Dec. 16.

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.

Both programs are offered free of charge and will be held at the church located at 417 Summit Hill Road.

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 Dec. 16 at Heartland Personal Care Home, Susque-View.

Christmas concert and carol sing

LOCK HAVEN — The annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing will be Dec. 16 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.

Trinity Christmas Program

at Mackeyville UM

MACKEYVILLE — The Mackeyville United Methodist Church, 23 Fairground Road, will present their popular Trinity Christmas Program on Sunday at a new time of 6 p.m.

Joyful Noise Christmas concert

HOWARD — Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Rd., Howard, will be hosting a Joyful Noise Christmas concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided after the concert. For more information contact Diane Grieb at 814-769-0017.

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