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Local church briefs

Prayer Shawl Ministry

to meet July 6

MILL HALL — The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Wednesday, July 6 at noon with a complimentary lunch. Guests will be representatives from the Pregnancy Resource Center.

They will share their mission and plans for a facility in Lock Haven. All skill levels are welcome to join. If you would like to learn to knit or crochet, there are people available to teach you. Yarn is being funded by the Clinton County Community Foundation.

The ministry meets at the Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall.

All denominations are welcome to come and fellowship with the ministry. Any questions, contact the church at 570-726-4112.

Vacation Bible School

JERSEY SHORE — Join members of St. John Lutheran Church, for a community Vacation Bible School July 18-21 from 6-8 p.m. each evening at the church, 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore.

Registration will be on Sunday, July 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. Ice cream and popcorn will be available to all families Sunday evening, July 17. This is for all children ages 3-12. Bring your children, your grandchildren, invite your neighborhood children as you learn about God’s love through stories, songs, crafts, and games.

Theme is Discovery on Adventure Island.

Christmas in July

MILL HALL — Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, will hold a Christmas in July service on July 10 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

The church is handicap accessible with plenty of parking in the rear of the church.

The church will be celebrating Christmas in July because Mary, the Lord’s mother, at that point in time was three months pregnant. She went to see her Aunt Elizabeth who was expecting also and the mothers-to-be were joyful months before their children’s arrival.

Those who would like to join in the celebration are asked to consider wearing Christmas colors. The sanctuary will be decorated and Christmas carols will be sung.

Walk by Faith

McELHATTAN — The next “Walk by Faith” scheduled walk is on July 6 at 6 p.m. at the Old River Road in McElhattan. Meet in the parking lot or call Fran Decker at 570-748-4302 or 570-263-2084 if you wish to carpool or need further information.

You can walk at your own pace, get lots of fresh air and fellowship with one another while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. You do not need to register — just show up on the scheduled dates and bring a friend!

Worship change

The churches in the Nittany Valley Charge UCC has changed its worship times. Emmanuel UCC at Jacksonville will worship at 9 a.m. and Mt. Bethel and Salona will worship at 10:30 a.m. Mt. Bethel/Salona continue to alternate Sunday services at each church. This scheduled time will continue until the first Sunday in June 2023.

Pastor Cindy Killinger and the congregations welcome all to join Sunday worship service.

Change in service times

FARRANDSVILLE — The People’s United Methodist Church of Farrandsville will be changing its service times beginning the first Sunday in July.

The service will be held at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. to allow Pastor Jack Hocker time to travel to another church where he is providing his services.

Youth Group

FLEMINGTON — Flemington First Church of Christ’s Youth Group will meet weekly on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The program is offered for kids in grades kindergarten through 12.

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