MultiMedia Ministry Team:
To all who are interested in being part of the Media Team for Sunday worship services: We will be holding two (2) MediaShout 6 trainings, one of Saturday, January 25 th at 8 a.m. and one on Tuesday, January 28 th at 7 p.m. to give those who currently on the team and also for those who wish to join the team a chance to familiarize themselves with the program and controls in preparation of our February 2 nd switch. We will be holding future in-depth trainings for those who are interested in helping to prepare the MediaShout6 service.
Williamsport Area Christian Mental Health Support Group:
is a space for Christ-centered support, safety and healing for those in our community who experience mental health difficulties, either themselves or in their families. A spiritual support group is not group therapy, but a ministry in which members seek to help support each other during their time of need and to grow spiritually in their relationship with God. When & Where: (Beginning September) 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the Month; 6 – 7:30 p.m. at West End Christian Community Center, 901 Diamond Street and 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month; 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Sojourner Truth Ministry. Bring your lunch if on lunchbreak. An experience of supportive relationships, prayer, healing and inner strength. You are not alone. Call 570-323-9456 or 570-326-5569 with any questions.
This study will begin Tuesday, November 26th at 7 p.m. Join us for a 4-week study Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Study. Supplemental books are available on Amazon or Cokesbury, but are not required for the study.
Community Bible Experience:
Did you ever think that you could read through the whole New Testament in eight weeks? Join us for the Community Bible Experience on Sunday evenings beginning January 19th from 6-7 p.m. at the church as we discuss God’s Word. Books will be available at the church or can be purchased online.
Longest Night/Blue Christmas:
This will be held on Sunday, December 22nd at 6 p.m. The Christmas season is often marked by expressions of joy, excitement, and happiness. It’s a time for family to gather and for churches to worship, pointing to the hope that is found in the coming of the Christ child. However, this time of joy and expectation can often overshadow the pain and hurt many experience during this season, when the world’s merriment comes up against many person’s grief and sorrow at their loss of a loved one or other struggles they are facing in their lives. All are welcome to join us for a time of reflection and healing as we remember this God who is Emmanuel, God with us, even in our trials and tribulations. Service to be held in the sanctuary
Take What You Need, Give What You Can… 24-Hour Food Pantry:
Suggested items to be donated: soups; paper products; canned fruit; laundry supplies; canned vegetables; personal care items; peanut butter, etc. Please no glass!! Items may be placed in the basket in the lounge by the fireplace. Monetary donations are also appreciated.
Christmas Music Program – He Is Born! by Lloyd Larson:
This year’s music program and potluck dinner will be held on December 15th. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. and the program will be at 6:15 p.m. (Please note the change in times this year!) The program consists of short choral cantata, involving all of the music groups, narration, and congregational singing, which recounts the Christmas story and its universal significance. The evening is anticipated to end by 7 p.m. or shortly thereafter.
All Church Christmas Caroling and Bell Ringing:
Join us on Friday, December 6th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the entrance to K-Mart, 1915 E. Third Street, for a time of caroling, bell ringing and fellowship. There will also be hot chocolate and cookies! Bundle up come out and help us share the spirit of Christmas with others. Hope to see you there. Any questions, please see PattyJo Kline.
A Cup of Christmas Tea:
Ladies, Please join us for A Cup of Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 7th from 1 – 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy special music, light refreshments and fellowship. RSVP by November 23rd by calling the church office (570-326-5569) or sign up in the lounge. There will be NO COST, but donations would be appreciated.
Christmas Cards for Shut-Ins:
Help remember and bless our shut-ins over the Christmas season. There will be cards and lists of the names available in the narthex . Please return your signed cards by December 9th. Volunteers are needed to deliver them. If you have an idea for something we can add with the cards and/or are willing to help deliver them, please contact Jan Walters at 570/244-5637. Gift bags will be ready for pick up December 14th and 15th at the church.