Area church briefs


Movie night scheduled

Diamond Street Christian Church, 822 Diamond St., will hold movie night at 5 p.m. A free light meal will be served before the movie.


Soup fundraiser set

Katy’s Church, 440 Katy’s Church Road in Madison Township, Columbia County will hold its annual soup fundraiser from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. Proceeds benefit ongoing security and restoration. For more information, food or gift basket donation, call May at 570-764-2412.


African Children’s Choir to perform

WATSONTOWN — The African Children’s Choir will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at Revival Tabernacle, 960 Susquehanna Trail. For more information, call 570-538-2000.

DEC. 1

Holiday boutique set

Family Promise of Lycoming County will hold a holiday boutique featuring 25 vendors from 5-8 p.m. at Pine Street United Church, 441 Pine St.

DEC. 2/3

Thrift shop open

Fairfield United Methodist Church, 833 Fairfield Church Road in Montoursville, will open its family thrift shop from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday with all items at half price.

A Christmas Carol presentation

The Lutheran Shared Ministry Players will present “A Christmas Carol” in the fellowship hall at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. All donations will go to United Campus Ministry of Penn College. Doors open each night at 6:30 with the opening curtain at 7. A concession will be available, providing hot drinks and snacks before and after the performances. Admission is free with donations (recommended $8-$12) being made at the event. Tickets can be obtained from any of the congregations of LSM, from as cast member, or call St. Mark’s at 570-323-4619.

DEC. 3

Food packing volunteers sought

Registration now is open for the first 220 volunteers needed from 10 a.m.-noon at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Route 87, Montoursville, to help pack 40,000 meals. Visit to register online or pick up a handwritten form in the church foyer. For more information, contact organizer Paul Kinley at or call 570-419-4684.

Bazaar and cookie sale

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1101 Washington Blvd., will hold a Christmas bazaar and cookie sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Use the outside stairway to the social hall).

Christmas musical presentation

The Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra will perform Benjamin Britten’s cantata St. Nicholas, with holiday favorites featuring the Williamsport Youth Choir, at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 N. Market St. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

DEC. 6

Seniors to dine

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery area senior citizens will meet at noon at St. John’s Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road. Reservations required for the catered dinner (call 570-547-1953 by Nov. 30). Bring table service and an item for the local food bank. Business and meeting and entertainment to follow dinner.

Christmas concert

McEWENSVILLE — St. John’s United Church of Christ will feature the West Branch Chorus in a Christmas concert, barbershop style, at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterward. A free-will offering will be taken.