Kay Lynn in concert
LAIRDSVILLE - Kay Lynn will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118. For more information, call Pastor Max L. Walters Jr. at 584-2765.
Orthodox Christians to begin Lent
Orthodox Christians throughout the world commence the season of Lent this year on Sunday evening, leading to their celebration of the resurrection of Christ on April 15. Locally, members of Holy Cross Orthodox Church will usher in Lent in a Vesper Service at 6 p.m. today in the church, off Northway Road in Loyalsock Township. Daily 7 p.m. services will be held the following week. In addition to the normal weekend schedule, the church will conduct Lenten worship on subsequent Wednesdays and Fridays for the duration of Lent. For further information: holycrosswilliamsport.org
Church briefs submissions
Items submitted for Area Church Briefs will run just once. Those submitting information should indicate which Saturday the item is to be used. To ensure publication, briefs should be submitted at least one week prior to the requested publication date via the Sun-Gazette's Virtual Newsroom or email to email@example.com. Briefs should be submitted in the following manner and include: Church name, address, event, time, date, cost or other information. (i.e.: All Saints Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott St., will hold a rigatoni and sausage dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children/ or Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118, will host Lynn Swizinsky in concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. )
Gospel Sunday at Faxon Kenmar
The "Essence of Joy" alumni choir, directed by Dr. Tony Leach of Penn State University, will perform at Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave., at 10:15 a.m. A choral clinic Saturday afternoon for the "Inspirational Singers" will prepare the Faxon Kenmar's Adult Choir for a combined selection within the service.
Talk on science and religion
Dr. Roy Fontaine, professor of psychology at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, will give a talk titled "Science and Religion Education" at the 10:45 a.m. service of the Lycoming Unitarian-Universalist Congregation in the Mosaic Room of the Pajama Factory on Memorial Avenue and Rose Street. Fontaine's presentation will discuss the challenges, questions, breakthroughs and criticism of the science and religion academic movement.
Harpists to perform
CANTON - New Life Church, 2.3 miles north of Canton along Route 14, will host Michael-David Moon and his wife, Zsiporah, during the 10 a.m. service. A harpist, composer and producer, Michael, along with his wife who is an author and singer, have produced numerous original musicals. The inventor of the Harpella, Michael-David leads worship and holds harp schools internationally. For more information, call 673-5810.
A Lenten study, an exploration of the seven last words of Christ, based on the book by Adam Hamilton and led by Ministry Intern Adam Miller, will be presented at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., from 7-8:30 p.m. in the conference room.
Episcopal Lenten series
Episcopal churches in the Williamsport area will hold a Lenten soup supper and DVD series at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent. The topic is Embracing the Prophets Confronting Today's Pharoahs featuring Walter Brueggemann. Dates and sites are:
Today - Church of Our Savior, 31 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville;
March 7 - Christ Church, 426 Mulberry St.;
March 14 - All Saints, 1656 Scott St.;
March 21 - Trinity, 844 W. Fourth St.;
March 28 - Church of the Good Shepherd, 827 Good Shepherd Road, Montoursville.
Tate Music Group artist Mariah Hostrander will perform songs from her new album "Picture It" at 6:30 p.m. at Christian Light Bookstore, 1009 Washington Blvd.
LOGANTON - Albright United Methodist Church, Main Street, will hold is Friday supper from 4-6:30 p.m. featuring ham, browned potatoes, warm lettuce, string beans and a variety of desserts. Cost is $8.50. Takeouts available.
Stations of the Cross
Episcopal Churches in the Williamsport area will hold Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent. Dates and sites include March 2, March 16 and March 30 at Christ Church, 426 Mulberry St., and March 9 and March 23 at All Saints, 1656 Scott St.
Family thrift shop
Fairfield United Methodist Church, 833 Fairfield Road, will hold a family thrift shop from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday featuring a lot of spring clothing and accessories.
MONTGOMERY - A Community Breakfast will be served at St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, Route 405, from 8-10 a.m. (snow date is March 10). The meal will include scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, potato hash and beverages. Donations will be accepted.
UNITYVILLE - Franklin Bethel Church, 1595 Route 42, will hold a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There are articles of clothing for men, women, teens and children. Everyone is welcome to pick up needed clothing. Monetary donations will be placed in the church Love Fund for use locally.
NORTHUMBERLAND - Sunbury Bible Church, 135 Spruce Hollow Road, will hold a women's and young ladies' expo "The Ultimate Day Out" from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $10 if registered by March 2 and $15 afterward. Cost includes lunch and door prizes. Call 473-7355 for more information.
WATSONTOWN - Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eighth Street Drive, will hold an all-you-can-eat cheese-filled rigatoni with meat sauce dinner at 4 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and 4 and under are free. Takeouts available. For more information, call 538-1017.
BASTRESS - Parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon in the Parish Social Hall. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years old. Children under 4 eat free. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, liver pudding, coffee cake and beverages.
Regional women's conference in June
CANTON - New Life Church, Route 14, will hold a regional women's conference featuring internationally known speakers Barbara Yoder and Sylvia Evans. Yoder is a leader and founder of a racially and culturally diverse church in Ann Arbor, Mich. Evans loves the Word of God and makes it come alive. For more information visit www.newlifechurchcanton.org.