Area church briefs


Hymn sing set

WATSONTOWN – A summer Sunday hymn sing will be held at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane. Homemade ice cream with toppings will be available following the hymn sing.

Christmas in July

LAMAR – The Sky Family, of Prince Edward Island, will present Christmas in July – a Celtic Christmas concert – at 7 p.m. at Lamar Lighthouse Camp, Route 64.


Clothes closet open

Little Ones Clothes Closet is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Castellano Center, 320 Park Ave. Free children’s clothing is available for newborns to size 6. Donations welcome. (St. Joseph the Worker Parish).


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 from 4-7 p.m. This month’s menu features pulled pork barbecue and spit-fried chicken. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 5-10) and free for children under 5. Takeouts are available for $10 each.


Fish fry

Christ Community Worship Center, 436 W. Fourth St., will hold a fish dinner from noon-6 p.m. Cost is $7.50 per dinner.

Noels to lead an evening of worship

Jonathan and Amanda Noel, who have written and toured with many of today’s top Christian artists, will lead an evening of worship at 7 p.m. at Light and Life Chapel, 1680 Four Mile Drive.

Pre-school registration

TURBOTVILLE – Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise St., is accepting applications for its pre-school program. The class primarily is designed for children who turn 4 by Sept. 1; however, 3 year olds may be placed if there are openings at the deadline for registration on Aug. 1. The class meets from 9-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is taught by Tracy Rhoades and assisted by Jennifer Wooland. More information is available on the church website at, by calling the church office at 649-5195, or by calling Rhoades at 570-847-5160.

AUG. 2

Free clothing exchange

A free clothing exchange will be held from 8-11 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 101 W. Southern Ave. in South Williamsport. Park free in the church parking lot across the street from the church. Bring clothes to exchange, or if nothing to bring, come anyway to see what you can use. Clothing for all seasons is available, as well as accessories.

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Damaris Carbaugh in worship

CEDAR RUN – Singer and speaker Damaris Carbaugh will lead an evening of praise and worship starting at 6:30 p.m. at Cedar Run Baptist Church, 18577 Route 414. A love offering will be taken. For more information, visit

JULY 24-25-26

Holy Spirit Parish Fair set

LOCK HAVEN – Holy Spirit Parish, 3 E. Walnut St., will hold its third annual fair from 5-9:30 p.m. daily. Food booths open at 5 p.m. and games at 6 p.m. Live entertainment will feature Snug on Thursday, Dixie Land on Friday and Loose Cannons on Saturday. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Church. Rain date is noon-6 p.m. July 27.


Ice cream social

NAUVOO – St. Paul’s-Nauvoo United Methodist Church will hold a homemade ice cream social from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Nauvoo schoolhouse. Other food items available. For more information, call Leona Schmouder at 570-324-6331.


Family Fun Fest set

LEWISBURG – A free family fun fest, with special guests Caz Russell and his trained dog, Chilli, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lewisburg Bible Church, 311 Hospital Drive, 0.8 mi behind Evangelical Hospital. All ages welcome, children under 6 must be accompanied by parents or other adult. To register or for more information, call 570-523-7249 or 570-524-7729.

Daniel’s Closet open

Daniel’s Closet, featuring free clothing for children and adults, will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1101 Washington Blvd., from 9-11 a.m. Clean, seasonal clothing/shoes will be accepted from 5-6 p.m. July 24 at the church. Please use stairwell on Washington Boulevard.

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Ask the rabbi

Rabbi Joel Kessler, of Ohev Sholom Congregation, is available to answer questions at Starbucks, 154 Academy St., from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Ladies group to meet

TIVOLI – The Christian Ladies Group will meet at 1 p.m. at Tivoli United Methodist Church, 2 miles north of Picture Rocks along Route 220. Thomas Paternostro will speak on gardening in colonial times.


Blueberry festival

MONTGOMERY – St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, Route 405, will hold a blueberry festival from 3-7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Mason Moyer family (Mason suffers from a severe heart problem) and Ashley Winder for Crohn’s Disease. There will be food, bingo, basket raffle and from 3-5 p.m. Chantilly Lace, a 50 and 60s band, will perform and from 6-7 p.m. the Montgomery Area High School musical group Virtuoso will perform. Bring your lawn chair.

Blueberry festival

FARRAGUT – Farragut Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, along Route 864 near the intersection with Route 87, will hold its annual blueberry festival from 4-7 p.m.


Amy Peck in concert

A praise concert featuring Amy Peck will be held from 7-8 p.m. at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave. Call 570-322-5054 for more information.

JULY 20-27

Camp meeting set

Stabler’s Grove Camp Meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the majestic wooded mountain top setting outside of Salladasburg. This year, Evangelist LeRoy Wion, an ordained pastor of the Wesleyan Church and a commissioned officer in the American Rescue Workers, will be the featured speaker. From Route 220 between Williamsport and Jersey Shore follow the signs to Stabler’s Grove. For more information, call 570-998-9033


Mother-daughter brunch set

A mother-daughter brunch will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, Route 87 North, in Montoursville. Hosted by the Christian Women’s Club of Williamsport, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, the brunch will feature Jean Bisnett, of The Best is Yet to Come; Donna Bridge, of Kingdom Kidz Inc.; and sololist Winnie Schweikart. Cost is $12. Reservation deadline is July 18. Call either Linda Gordner at 570-546-2406 or Janice Sunderland at 570-368-1078 for more information.


Mom’s morning out

LINDEN – Registration deadline is July 18 for the July 26 Mom’s Morning Out at Lycoming Christian Church, 20 Chapel Hill Road. The free event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. includes lunch, snacks, games and fun. Swimsuits and a towel needed for use of a giant slip-n-slide. The program is for babies through those who have completed fifth grade. Call the church office at 322-9940 to register.

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Weaver Believers to perform

LAMAR – The Weaver Believers, a Gospel bluegrass group from Georgia, will perform at 7 p.m. at The Lamar Lighthouse Camp, Route 64. For more information, contact Lynette Trick at 570-327-9460 or


Nationally-known speaker in city

Jack Zimmerman, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi of one of the largest Messianic Congregations in the country, Tree of Life in Phoenix, Arizona, and also the staff evangelist for the Jewish Voice Ministries International, will speak at 7 p.m. at The GAP Fellowship, 312 Maynard St. Zimmerman is a former stand-up comedian with an engaging wit and dynamic speaking style. He has a deep understanding of the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith that makes him a valued and respected teacher of the Scriptures. He also is an award-winning reporter, radio and television host. For more information, call 570-220-9514.


Grilled pork chop dinner

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott St., will hold a grilled pork chop dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Take-outs available by calling 570-326-0191.


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 570-584-2765.