Upcoming Events

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.

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 Weekend Services

Christmas Eve (Saturday) 3pm, 7pm and 10pm
Christmas Day (Sunday) 8:15am Worship 9:30am Combined Sunday School in Fellowship Hall

Mission Opportunity

With Christmas falling on a Sunday this year, we have decided to collect baby/children’s diapers/pull ups and baby wipes to be given to the WECC Center. Please bring your donation and put it in the pack and play.

Office Closed

For Christmas and the New Year holidays, the church office will be closed Monday, December 26th, Tuesday, December 27th, and Monday, January 2nd.

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 all food types and personal hygiene items. Please no glass jars or outdated items.