Pasta dinner scheduled
NORDMONT - St. Paul's United Methodist Church will hold a pasta dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the community hall.
Advent lesson and carols
Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., will hold a service of Advent lessons and carols. The 8 a.m. service will include readings from Holy Scripture and prayer and the 10 a.m. service also will include music of the Advent season and special music from the youth string quintet.
Bell choir to perform
HUGHESVILLE - The Heavenly Notes bell choir will perform and the Hughesville Methodist Charge Praise Team will present an "Old Fashion Christmas" program during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 S. Main St.
1st Tuesday dinner
Farragut Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, along Route 864 near the intersection with Route 87, will hold its monthly First Tuesday Fellowship Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Free-will donations are accepted.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., will hold a lasagna dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $6 for lasagna slabs only, and $5 for children 12 and under. Takeouts available.
'Christmas is Coming' musical
CANTON - The Canton-Troy area's Advent/Christmas Tradition continues with the 2013 Christmas musical special "CHRISTMAS IS COMING ... Sing for Joy," at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 170 N. Minnequa Ave. The Christmas Celebration Conglomeration, which consists of 75-plus Canton/Troy area adults, youth and children, is the area's premier ecumenical, seasonal, musical organization. Presentations are scheduled for 7 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6-7. Sponsored by the Canton Area Ministerium, reservations may be made by calling the church at 570-673-5796, Susan May at 570-297-4213 or David Morris 570-673-3156. People with reservations will be seated first. The seats will be reserved until 15 minutes before each presentation.
Whery Family in concert
LAIRDSVILLE - The Wehry Family will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118 highway. Call Pastor Max L. Walters Jr. for more information at 570-584-2765.
Fairfield United Methodist Church, 833 Fairfield Church Road, will hold a family thrift shop from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Sasturday. All items will be half-price.
DEC. 6, 13 and 15
Perogi, baklava, bake and craft sales set
The auxiliary of Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 1725 Holy Cross Lane in Loyalsock Township, will hold perogi sales on Dec. 6, with pickup between noon and 3 p.m., and trays of baklava, a rich Greek dessert, with pickup Dec. 13. The auxiliary will hold its holiday bake and craft sale in the Orthodox Fellowship Center at noon Dec. 15. Proceeds benefit charitable programs and the parish education fund. For further details or to order food items, call 570-601-4291 or visit holycrosswilliamsport.org.
Alternative Christmas Fair
WELLSBORO - First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., will hold its fourth annual Alternative Christmas Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. where shoppers will have the opportunity to buy a box of nails, a cot and bedding, or other such items for needy persons and communities that can be given on behalf of themselves or another. The person in whose name the gift is given will receive an appropriate card informing them of the gift. Seeds of Hope Partners, Wellsboro Food Pantry, The Samaritan House, Haven, the Wellsboro Area Salvation Army, Tioga County Homeless Initiative, Friends of Laurel Health, His Thousand Hills and Child Evangelism Fellowship have been invited to participate. Last year's event raised close to $5,000 for area ministries.
JERSEY SHORE - A Christmas Bazaar, including lunch and dinner, will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St. A lunch of a hot dog or a barbecue platter will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for $3. The turkey dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. Takeouts will be available. The cost is by donation. There also will be baked goods, including cookie trays, a greens table, hand-crafted items and ceramics for sale all day.
Bell choir to perform
HUGHESVILLE - The Heavenly Notes bell choir will perform during the 9 a.m. worship service at Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 S. Second St.
Christmas concert scheduled
AVIS - Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., will present its annual free concert at 6:45 p.m. The choir will sing various selections, as well as the congregation singing hymns. Soloists will be Jim Allen, Cindy Flook, John Fisher, Beverly Schmidt and Kent Weiland. Piano and organ duets will be played by Kay Knarr-Fisher and Conrad Schlesinger. Childcare will be provided and refreshments will be served after the concert.