A rain or shine rummage and bake sale with a luncheon will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the basement of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St., across from Newberry Park. Enter at the rear of the building.
Victorian tea party
Katy's Church, intersection of Katy's Church and Wolf Hollow roads in Columbia County, will hold its first Victorian tea party from 2-5 p.m. Traditional sandwiches, desserts and tea will be served. Reservations are requested by calling 764-2412. Tickets are $10 with proceeds benefiting the continued renovation of the 143-year-old church. Guests are invited to wear Victorian attire.
Beef, noodles dinner
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WATSONTOWN - Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eighth Street Drive, will hold a beef and noodles dinner starting at 4 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and 4 and under are free. A children's meal will be offered. Takeouts available. For more information, call the church office at 538-1017.
Baked steak dinner
DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., will hold a baked steak dinner from 4-6 p.m. featuring baked steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, roll and dessert. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children 3-10 and under 3 eat free. Takeouts available.
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.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 100 Walnut St. in Montoursville, will celebrate its annual May Crowning at 7 p.m. Participants will include the parish's 12th-grade senior theology class as well as its first communion class. Kayla Cillo, a senior at Montoursville Area High School, will place the crown at Mary's shrine.
Special guest speaker
MUNCY VALLEY - Rock Run Church, 39 Route 220, will host international speaker the Rev. Dr. Samuel Raj, of South India, at 10:30 a.m. Raj is the president of the Assembly of God Bible College in Madurai, India. For directions, call Pastor James Bechtel at 482-2277.
Sunday school event
LIBERTY - The 100th anniversary of the District 5 Sunday School Convention will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Liberty Lutheran Church, Brick Church Road. The speaker will be Rodney Pry, executive director of the state Sunday School Association.
New church begins
"Turning Point Ministries," a new ministry of the Church of God of Prophecy (cogop.org) will begin praise and worship services from 6-8 p.m. in the Colonial Room of the YWCA, 815 W. Fourth St.
Cross Fire, Youth Encounter's International Team Ministry Band, will present a free contemporary Christian concert at 6:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St. in South Williamsport. Afterward, a campfire-style worship service will be held at 7:45 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. The band recently toured in Africa and is eager to share its experiences with our community.
JERSEY SHORE - The Prayer Group will meet at 11 a.m. at Phelps Chapel Church, off Pine Creek Exit of Route 220.
Yard sale slated
JERSEY SHORE - First United Methodist Church, 236 S. Main St., will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Items available include material, Red hats, household items, clothing ($1 per bag) and more.
2-day yard sale
JERSEY SHORE - Oriole United Methodist Church, 39 Main Road, will hold a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. both days.
Famed pilot to share
Blackhawk Down pilot Jeff Niklaus will share his combat experience in relation to his spiritual transformation from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St. Cost is $12. Veterans may eat free. Register by May 9 by calling 322-8407.
MIFFLINBURG - Mifflinburg Alliance Church, 1.2 miles north of Route 45 off Forest Hill Road, will hold a brunch for ladies and young ladies from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Esther Lovejoy will be the guest speaker. Brunch will include waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, pastries and fruit. Admission is free. For more information or to make a reservation call 966-4899.
Baked ham dinner
TURBOTVILLE - Holy Spirit Church, 10275 Route 44 between Turbotville and McEwensville, will hold a baked ham dinner from 4-6 p.m. featuring baked ham, with scalloped potatoes, string beans, Jell-O and a cookie. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 4-8. Takeouts are available. Call 649-5822 for more information.
MAINESBURG - Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Route 6, will hold a Southern oven fried chicken dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children age 5-12 and under 5 eat free. A Mother's Day bake sale also will be held.
The Kingdom Kidz Inc. will present "God Wants You" during a mother-daughter event at 6 p.m. at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave.
LAIRDSVILLE - St. Mark's Church, Route 118, will host the Greenwood Valley Boys country gospel and bluegrass group from 6-8 p.m. to celebrate the church's new beginning. Light refreshments will follow. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit local long-term flood recovery.
PENNSDALE - Messiah/St. James Lutheran Church, 1579 Lycoming Mall Road, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children age 5-12 and under 5 eat free. Proceeds benefit the Messiah/St. James youth group.
Sky Family to perform
COGAN STATION - Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 W. Creek Road, will host the Irish music and dance group "The Sky Family: Celtic Revival" from Prince Edward Island, Canada, at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are needed. A free-will offering will be taken for expenses. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tony Nolan to speak
GALETON - First Baptist Church of Galeton, 240 W. Main St., will host an area-wide youth rally featuring special speaker and author Tony Nolan. Recognized among the country's most influential Christian communicators, Tony speaks to more than 800,000 students each year though radio, TV, conferences, festivals, concerts and church events. The event is open to youth in grades 7 to 12. There is no cost, but registration is required. Check-in is at 3:30 p.m. The event ends at 8 p.m. For more information or to register call 814-435-6560.
Mother's Day tea
McELHATTAN - McElhattan United Methodist Church, McElhattan Drive, will hold a Mother's Day tea at 5 p.m. Women of all ages are welcome for a time of fellowship and fun. Tea and sandwiches will be served.