Local Church Briefs
Thanksgiving Service this Sunday
LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Ministerium is holding their annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Dec. 1.
The service is graciously being hosted by the Salvation Army, 119 E. Church St., Lock Haven with Captain Dan and Captain Holly Johnson.
Desserts will be served at 6 p.m. and the service is at 7. Majors John and Martha Wheeler will be leading worship and speaking.
This service is held not only to thank God for all His blessings but to also celebrate the One Gallon Challenge program. The CCM One Gallon Challenge was started to help people with their heating needs. All offerings stay in Clinton County and are totally used for heating assistance. The offering at this service will be given to the One Gallon Challenge. Many have been giving to this outreach all year long as well.
CCM thanks all who have given to the One Gallon Challenge. Any questions, please contact Pastor Janis Heiser, 570-660-6008. All are invited to worship, fellowship and thank God.
Pleasant Gap UM announces events
PLEASANT GAP — Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., will be holding two church functions in the next two weeks.
On Sunday, the church will hold a Lighting of the Community Christmas tree beginning at 6 p.m. at 120 E. College Ave. The night will include caroling, refreshments and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
On Dec. 14, the church will hold a free community breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. until 9. Mrs. Claus will be back again to see the children with a gift.
Christmas concert at Covenant UM
LOCK HAVEN — On Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., Covenant United Methodist’s Adult Choir, under the direction of Kay E. Knarr-Fisher, will present many anthems of the Christmas season. Conrad D. Schlesinger will play the organ/piano and Beverly Schmidt will provide musical selections. Mark and Martha Rowedder, Bill Bovier and Kay E. Knarr-Fisher will provide two quartet selections. Refreshments will be served following the concert.
Spaghetti dinner to benefit cancer patient
AVIS — On Friday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m., Avis United Methodist Church and All Things Bright and Beautiful Daycare, 215 Prospect Ave., Avis, will be having a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Diane Goodreau and her family in their fight against cancer. Take outs are available. The cost is a donation. For info call 570-398-1172 or 570-753-8137.
JERSEY SHORE — St John Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, will have its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be a Cookie Table, Christmas Crafts, Holiday Arrangements and a Gift Table. Lunch platters will be available for $5.00, kids eat free. Visit with Santa between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Pancakes with Santa
AVIS –Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., Avis, will be having their annual Pancakes with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Concert at JS Assembly of God
JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Assembly of God in Antes Fort will host The Stevenson Family in Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. during the evening service.
The Stevenson Family has been ministering the gospel for 30 years.
MILL HALL — Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, will be offering a complimentary, all you care to enjoy, New Year’s Day sauerkraut dinner including desserts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take outs are available and the church is handicap accessible.
Christmas concert at Swissdale
SWISSDALE — A Christmas concert by Rachael Karwowski will take place today at 3 p.m. at the Swissdale United Methodist Church. A love offering will be taken and light refreshments will be served.