Local Church Briefs
No in-person services
Due to the increase in COVID cases in our area Bishop Park and the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church has encouraged all united Methodist churches to temporarily close until further notice. They will be holding services beginning Sunday, Dec. 13 on Zoom.us or by phone at 9:30 a.m.
Both Zoom.us and phone number 415-762-9988 will use meeting ID 136 797 009. Also starting Sunday at 11 a.m. you can view service on “Albright United Methodist Church-Sugar Valley” Facebook page.
The Clinton County Cluster of the State College District will be conducting a 5 p.m. Christmas Eve drive-in service at the parking lot of the former McElhattan Out Mall. Also a Zoom/phone Christmas Eve service will be available for those wishing to stay in. Please use the above mentioned Zoom.us web connection or phone number and the same meeting ID.
FLEMINGTON — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Flemington will be cancelling its Service for this Sunday, Dec. 13 due to COVID-19. The church will be holding a virtual service that day beginning at 10:45 a.m.
Church updates services
BLANCHARD — Blanchard Church of Christ has updated its service times.
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. in-person and via livestream on the churches YouTube channel — Blanchard Church of Christ — and Facebook page. Those who worship in-person must wear a mask in the building at all times until 9:45 a.m.
Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. with masks optional and another worship service will follow at 11 a.m.
Social distancing is requested in the building at all times.
Christmas Eve dinner
JERSEY SHORE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, will be offering a take-out only ham dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church.
FARRANDSVILLE — The People’s United Methodist Church of Farrandsville will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
JERSEY SHORE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, will be holding a community Blue Christmas Service on Dec. 20 at 4:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Empty Chair.”
The service is being held in-person and may be viewed live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tumcjs.