Upcoming Events

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.

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.

Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child – 2020:

Saint John’s-Newberry UMC will be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child again this year!

I know it is a little early to be talking about Christmas; however, this is a fantastic time to collect items for the Operation Christmas Child boxes, all the stores have school supplies on sale right now!  If you are unable to shop for the needed items, we also need cash donations to pay for the postage of each box.  Each box needs to be sent with a $9 donation to cover the cost of transportation in the U.S. and all the way to another country, as well as The Greatest Gift Gospel booklet which accompanies shoeboxes.

This is a fun and easy project that anyone can get involved in. Operation Christmas Child brings good news and great joy to children all over the world through simple gifts. People like you and me pack shoeboxes with a “wow” toy (such as a doll, stuffed animal, or soccer ball with pump), school supplies, hygiene items, and other gifts, sending them off with prayer that God would bless a child in need. Every gift filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 146 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories. Those are some big numbers, but each gift goes to a child–and every child matters.  Please begin to pray over our shoebox collection project so we can offer hope to others.

The shoeboxes will be packed in early November so they can be delivered to the collection location the third week of November.

Donations can be dropped off at Saint John’s-Newberry UMC, located at 2101 Newberry Street, during office hours: Monday through Thursday 8am to 4pm, or when you attend one of our three worship services. There will be a marked container to place your donations. Please do not leave donations outside.  Monetary donations can be dropped off to the church office or mailed to the church, please indicate that it is for Operation Christmas Child postage or supplies.

We thank you in advance for your donations and for your generous spirit!

Bible Study:

Looking to begin this study in August. Please comment below or call the church office to let us know if you would prefer a daytime (face to face) or evening (ZOOM) study group, looking at continuing on Tuesdays. You can also place your name on the list for us to order you a book if you are interested. Pastor Lenore will lead. (Also available on Kindle and to purchase paperback on Amazon if you want to get a jump start.)

Please contact the church office if you will be participating so that we can monitor numbers for our in-house meeting, provide enough books and get your email if you are doing the online option.

Church Directory:

Copies of the latest Church Directory are available and may be picked up at the church office during office hours.
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.