Area church briefs


Perogi sales to start

The Auxiliary of Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 1725 Holy Cross Lane in Loyalsock Township, will begin a new a new season of monthly perogi sales. Normally held the first Friday of each month, the first sale will be Sept. 6 with pickup in the church’s Fellowship Center from noon to 3 p.m. Orders should be placed by the prior Wednesday by calling the parish office at 322-3020.

Beatenbos in concert

LAIRDSVILLE – The Beatenbos will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118, Lairdsville. Call Pastor Max L. Walters Jr. for more information at 584-2765.

SEPT. 6-7

Thrift shop reopens

Family Thrift Shop at the Fairfield United Methodist Church, 833 Fairfield Road in Montoursville, will reopen from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday with a new supply of fall and winter clothing and accessories. All summer items are free.


Arts and crafts show

JERSEY SHORE – Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., will hold its 14th annual arts and crafts show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the Grove Street entrance. Lunch will be available.

Tractor ride and pork sandwich dinner

WATSONTOWN – Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10275 Route 44, will hold its third annual tractor ride and pork sandwich dinner. Rides leave Rovenalt Acres at 10 a.m. and dinner will be available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $15 registration to ride (includes one dinner) or $8 for dinner along. Takeouts available until gone. Call 649-5822 for tickets or more information.


Evangelist featured speaker

LOGANTON – Evangelist Ken Lynch, of Taylors, N.C., will be the featured speaker during the 9 and 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. services at Mt. Pleasant Bible Church, 4561 Long Run Road, 2.5 miles north of Loganton along Route 477. A lunch will be served at noon. Meetings will continue at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call 725-2162.

Evangelist to speak

Trinity Assembly of God, 332 N. Loyalsock Ave. in Montoursville, announced that the Rev. Austin Jones, of Palmer, Alaska, will be the guest evangelist at the church during the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 368-1026.

Anniversary celebration

HUGHESVILLE – Hughesville Baptist Church will celebrate its 123rd anniversary during the 10:15 a.m. worship service with former pastor Jim Waugh serving as the guest speaker. There will be special music with a tureen lunch and time of sharing to follow.

Community picnic set

LINDEN – Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Road, 1.7 miles north of Route 220, will host a community picnic at noon. The public is welcome for free food and games. Call 398-1100 or email with questions.

Tea, luncheon set

MONTGOMERY – A tea/luncheon will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 43 West Houston Ave. Music by With Faith, country and gospel singers. Cost is $7.50

Re-Creation to perform

Re-Creation will perform in concert at South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main St., at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received.

Memorial service set

MUNCY – The sixth annual memorial service honoring those at rest in the Webster Cemetery, adjoining the Huntersville United Methodist Church, 5263 Rabbitown Road, will be held at 10:30 a.m. A light luncheon will follow the service.

Fall kick-off slated

LINDEN – Lycoming Christian Church, 20 Chapel Hill Road, will hold its fall kick-off with games for all ages starting at 4 p.m., a meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by a time of worship around the campfire. Call the church office at 322-9940 for more information.

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Bishop installation service

The Rev. Charles V. Daniels Sr. will be installed as a bishop in the New Life Pentecostal Churches International Fellowship during a 3 p.m. service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 527 Park Ave.

AUG. 28

All-you-can-eat buffet

PENNSDALE – Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road, will hold an all-you-can-eat buffet catered by Springman’s Country Store, of Pennsdale, from 4-7 p.m. The menu features pulled pork barbecue and spit fired barbecue chicken. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 5-10) and free for children under 5 years. Takeouts are available and cost $10 each.

AUG. 31

Free lunch offered

WATSONTOWN – Shepherd’s Community Kitchen will offering a free lunch starting at 11 a.m at the Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eighth Street Drive. Call the church at 538-1017 or Linda Smith at 538-9373 for more information.

Free clothing give-away

WATSONTOWN – Joseph’s Closet will hold a free clothing give-away from 8-11 a.m. at the “old” Watsontown United Methodist Church on Third Street. Call the church at 538-1017 or Linda Smith at 538-9373 for more information.


1st Tuesday dinner

Farragut Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will hold its monthly First Tuesday Fellowship Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Free-will donations are accepted. The church is along Route 864 near the intersection with Route 87.


TIVOLI – The Revs. Michael Gingerich and Thomas Kaden will speak about the non-profit counseling and spiritual guidance service they founded called “Someone to Tell it To” at 1 p.m. at Tivoli United Methodist Church, 2 miles north of Picture Rocks along Route 220. Gingerich, of Hershey, is a former pastor of the Picture Rocks parish.

SEPT. 4-OCT. 16

Healing house training

West Branch Valley Healing House will hold training for potential team members from 6:30-8 p.m. for seven Wednesdays from Sept. 4-Oct. 16 at Citychurch, 36 E. Fourth St. Visit to learn more or to register email or call 323-9847.

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Allshouses in concert

LAIRDSVILLE – Jim and Wendy Allshouse will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118. Call Pastor Max L. Walters Jr. for more information at 584-2765.


Combined service set

Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St. in South Williamsport, will hold a combined service at 9:30 a.m. as a farewell for Pastor Susan Lynch. A reception will follow.

Ken Osborne in concert

JERSEY SHORE – Southern Gospel music artist Ken Osborne will perform at 10:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Wesleyan Church, 220 High St. Osborne served as the music director at College Terrace Wesleyan Church in Traverse City, Mich., for 21 years.

Special evening worship service

ROARING BRANCH – A special worship service will be held at 6 p.m. at Zion Fellowship Church with members of Unity Christian Fellowship, in Williamsport, leading in an evening of worship and special music.


Free fellowship picnic

WATSONTOWN – A free fellowship picnic will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane, at 5 p.m. featuring grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

AUG. 24

Animals blessing set

WOOLRICH – Woolrich Community Church, 1080 Park Ave., will hold a blessing of the animals at 9 a.m. All who attend and bring their pet will receive a certificate. Animals must be on a leash or in their appropriate cage.

Daniel’s Closet open

Daniel’s Closet, a free clothing program for children, men and women, will be open from 9-11 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1101 Washington Blvd. Clean, seasonal (no summer or winter items please) clothing will be accepted at the church on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 5-6 p.m. Please use the stairwell on Washington Boulevard.