Upcoming Events

Bible Studies… 

Daytime Study: All are invited to join us on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church (room  114) for a 6-week Bible Study on “Ruth.” No Books are required. Bring your Bible and a willingness to participate. To begin November 2, 2021.  

Evening ZOOM Study: You are invited to join us online on Tuesdays at 7 pm beginning November 2nd for an 8-week Short Term Disciple Bible Study: Invitation to the New Testament.  Please contact the office if you plan to attend so that we can send you the ZOOM link and have  enough books for everyone. (Can also be ordered online).  

Thanksgiving Eve Service 

Before we gather around the table for turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, let’s gather to give God the praise for all of the many blessings in our lives. November 24th @ 7pm in the sanctuary. You are encouraged to invite family and friends as we worship together. 

Advent Worship

Join us for our Advent Series, “Come, Kneel at the Manger.” We begin with our Hanging of the Greens Service on November 28th. Bring a friend or neighbor who doesn’t have a church home. All are welcome.

Craft/Dessert Night
Fun for all ages! All are welcome to join us for a time of fellowship as we make some fun, simple, seasonal crafts. Bring along a dessert to share (and a recipe if you are willing). We will have large posters to color, so bring your favorite colored pencils, crayons or markers if you would like. December 5th at 6 p.m. at the church. Enter through the canopy doors and come to the children’s Sunday School classrooms in the back of the building.

Longest Night/Blue Christmas
While many are feeling festive and jolly in this season, there are others who struggle with pain and sadness. Maybe it’s the loss of a loved one, recently or in the past. Maybe it’s broken relationships or the loss of a job. Whatever it might be, for those who are not feeling quite so “merry” this Christmas, we offer a service of healing and remembering. Join us on the Longest Night of the year, December 21st, as we join together in the sanctuary for a short worship service at 7 p.m. You are welcomed and encouraged to bring along a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker who might be uplifted in this time.

Christmas Eve Worship Services
3 p.m.: “Unwrapping the Christmas Story.” Join us as we tell that special story from God’s Word while we unwrap some presents from under the tree.
7 p.m.: “The Music of Christmas.” A service full of music from various choirs, groups and individuals.
10 p.m.: “O, Holy Night.” A simple service of candlelight and communion as we welcome the
Christ Child once again.

Christmas Weekend Services
Saturday, December 25th: There will be no Saturday evening worship on December 25th. We encourage everyone to join us Friday night for our Christmas Eve services and Sunday morning.
Sunday, December 26th: We will be combining all three of our weekend worship services to one service on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. (No Sunday School) Let’s all get together as one Saint John’s-Newberry Family to sing the carols of the season and worship as one! Kids are encouraged to bring along one of their favorite gifts (within reason, of course) to share in our Children’s Message time.

Advent Giving Tree

We will be offering, again this year, ornaments for our Advent Giving Tree. If you would like to
hang an ornament in honor or memory of a loved one, fill out an Advent Giving Tree Card
(located on the round table in the lounge), attach your money or a check made payable to Saint
John’s-Newberry UMC and place it in the basket on the table or the offering plate. We ask for a
donation of $10 per ornament. Fill out an Advent Giving Tree tag and, using the string, attach
your ornament to the tree. Following Christmas, you may remove your ornament from the tree
and take it with you.

Help Wanted

Pianist for Saint John’s – Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport.  Part time position to accompany three weekend worship services and choir rehearsal.  Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience. Employment application required.  Application and job description available by contacting the church office 570-326-5569 Monday through Thursday or by clicking here.  PA state clearances and FBI fingerprint clearance required.

 

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:  1st Tuesdays of the Month; 6 – 7:30 p.m. at West End Christian Community Center, 901 Diamond Street. 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.

24-Hour Food Pantry Team:

The 24 Hour Food Pantry, located outside the canopy entrance of the church, is in need of vegetables and soups. Please no glass jars or outdated items.