Local church briefs
Blessing of backpacks
LOCK HAVEN — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1174 W. Fourth St., will be holding a Blessing of Backpacks on Sunday, Aug. 18 to prepare students for the return of school.
Chiz Rider to perform at Beech Creek Wesleyan
BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 217 Main St., Beech Creek, will be hosting Chiz Rider in concert on Sunday, Aug. 25 at the 9 a.m. Worship Service.
Chiz’s trumpet ministry appeals to a wide age range. Having been in ministry for over 37 years, Chiz has been blessed to have performed with many popular Christian artists. He has also performed at a Billy Graham Crusade and numerous times at the Crystal Cathedral as well as played for several Presidents.
All are welcome. An offering for Chiz will be received at the concert.
Ladies Chat and Chew tea party
LOCK HAVEN — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1174 W. Fourth St., will be holding a Ladies Chat and Chew tea party on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Good food for both the body and soul will be available.