Upcoming Events

Help Wanted

Organist/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.

Summer Special Music

Anyone who is interested in offering Special Music this summer is invited to contact Ellen Davis at the church. Many dates are still open. Commitments involve both services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and at 10:45 only on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Saturday services are available too if desired.

150th Celebration

This year, Saint John’s UMC will be celebrating 150 years in the Newberry community. We would like to offer a celebration this fall, but we are in need of people who would be excited to be part of a team to coordinate this celebration. Please contact Pastor Lenore if you might be willing to help out. More hands make lighter work. This is a great milestone in our life together, and we want to give glory to God and honor His faithfulness.

VBS (Vacation Bible School)

VBS will be held live on ZOOM, posed to Facebook Monday, June 28th – Thursday, July 1st, 7:30 p.m. each evening. Designed for ages 3 – 8 and special abilities adults. Includes: Stories, activities and a Light Snack. A bag with the ZOOM information and all the supplies for the week will be prepared and available for pic-up or delivery prior to the start of the program. Registration deadline is Sunday, June 20th.  Contact the church office for registration forms. This will be a combined VBS with other participating churches in the city.

Rwanda Shoe Shower

One of my favorite Sunday School choruses was “Sermon in Shoes.” One of the verses is:
      Do you know, Oh Christian, you’re a sermon in shoes?
      Do you know, Oh Christian, you’re a sermon in shoes?
      Jesus calls upon you, to spread the gospel news,
      Live it, and give it, a sermon in shoes.
I’m coming to you today, asking you to also be a sermon in shoes. We are going to sponsor a “shoe shower” for the children of Rwanda. We are seeking monetary donations which will be forwarded to Mama Arlene where they will purchase the shoes directly in Rwanda at $5 to $10 per pair. In the past we had collected shoes and shipped them to Rwanda but the cost of shipping is so great and those monies could be placed towards purchasing more shoes. This also allows for the proper needed sizes to be purchased and also helps feed their economy as well. Donations may be made payable to Saint John’s-Newberry UMC and marked for “Rwanda Shoe Shower.” If you have any questions, please ask.
Thank you.

Doreen Mileto

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:

We would like to thank all who donated food and personal items to the Pantry.

We have a lot of Peanut Butter and Jelly. Thank you for your generosity.

June will be MAC AND CHEESE month.

If the Church office is open please leave your donations inside the Gathering Area.

We are feeding approximately 7 to 10 people a day through your donations to the 24 Hour Food Pantry.

Thanks to all the volunteers who help stock the Pantry on a daily basis.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Burns, 24 Hour Food Pantry Coordinator