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Calendar Countdown: Area Happenings

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (All day) - Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All day)

West End Library of Laurelton hosts Discover on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.  Children from birth to age five, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to this early-literacy program.  Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773.

The Salvation Army is of Williamsport is participating in the Feinstein Foundation challenge now through April 30.  Donate food items at 457 Market Street, Williamsport, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4 pm.

Pointman Ministries will host a Free Breakfast for Veterans the 1st Saturday of every month at the American Legion Post 1, located at 3rd and Market St. Williamsport. The breakfast is from 8am- 11am. Donations are welcomed. Valid Military I.D. required. For more information contact Frank Ritter at 570-546-4937.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of State College offers a free mid-week Lenten lunch and service starting at 11 am on Wednesdays (March 19 to April 16).  The church is located at 250 East College Avenue in State College.  For information, call 814-237-2163.

McVeytown United Methodist Church with host a coffee time from 8:30 to 11:20 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until April 30th.  The church is located on Queen Street in McVeytown

Living Last Supper is a live portrayal of Leonardo da Vinci's painting as each disciple asks, "Is it I?" Performances include: 6 pm on Palm Sunday, April 13 and 7:30 pm Maundy Thursday, April 17 at Fairbrook UM Church, 4201 W. Whitehall Road in Pennsylvania Furnace.  Call 814-238-5870.

St. John the Baptist Church in Pottsville will host Dramatic Stations of the Cross at 7:15 pm on Palm Sunday (4/13) and Good Friday (4/18).  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  The church is located at 10th and Mahantongo Streets in Pottsville.  For details, call 570-622-5470.

Easter Week Services will be held at Beavertown God's Missionary Church April 15-20 with Evangelist Rollin Mitchell and Singers Keith and Sharon Waggoner.  All are invited to attend the nightly services at 7:30 pm with Sunday services at 10 am&6:30 pm.  Good Friday services will be at 2:30 and 7:30 pm. 
For more information, call 570-837-7813 or visit www.beavertownchurch.com.

The Public is invited to join the Maundy Thursday Service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milton at 7 pm, April 17.  The church is located at 100 Mahoning Street in Milton.  For details, call 570-742-4601.

The Resounding Cymbals Theatre Group will present "The Living Last Supper" on Thursday, April 17 at the American Rescue Workers Church, 25 Ross Street, Williamsport, PA.  Performances are at 6 and 8 pm.  Everyone is invited to watch as the disciples depicted in Da Vinci's painting come to life and ponder the question, "Is it I, Lord?"     

The public is invited to join Easter services at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milton.  A Good Friday Service will be held Friday, April 18 at noon, followed by a prayer vigil.  An Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 am, followed by breakfast.  Easter communion worship services will be at 8:30 and 11 am.  The church is located at 100 Mahoning Street in Milton.  For details, call 570-742-4601.

Christ Church of Beaver Springs will be demonstrating the 2nd Annual Cross Walk on Friday, April 18, 2014.  At daybreak, men from the church will carry a full size wooden cross from Shumaker Industries on Water Street in Northumberland via Rt. 11/15 in Shamokin Dam to Rt. 522 in and ending at the church in Beaver Springs.  The walk will conclude with a 7 PM worship service at Christ Church, 800 Center Ave.  For more information, call 570-658-4312.

A Community Good Friday Worship Service will be held April 18, 12:00pm-3:00pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury, Market and South 5th St.

UPC Lewisburg will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 2822 Buffalo Road in Lewisburg on Saturday April 19th.  Registration starts at 10 am and the egg hunt begins at noon.  For details, call 570-966-3342.

Roaring Creek Valley U. M. Church of Catawissa will host a benefit breakfast (for Wesley UM Soup Kitchen and Boy Scout Camp Lavigne) from 7–9:30 am on Saturday, April 19.  The church is located at 6 Orchard Drive in Catawissa. For more information, call 570-356-2497. 

Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church, 967 Mile Hill Road in Sunbury on Saturday, April 19.  Registration for children in 5th grade and under begins at 9 am and the hunt starts at 10 am.

Augustaville Wesleyan Church will host a Children’s Easter Celebration at 9:30 am, Saturday, April 19.  The church is located on Rte. 890, 5 miles south of Sunbury.  For details, call 570-286-8051.

An Easter egg hunt will be held at UPC Lewisburg on Saturday, April 19th.  Registration starts at 10 am and the hunt begins at noon.  The church is located at 2822 Buffalo Road in Lewisburg.  For details, call 570-966-3342.

Fairbrook UMC of Pennsylvania Furnace will host an Easter egg hunt at 1 pm on Saturday, April 19.  Please bring baskets or bags.  The church is located at 4201 W. Whitehall Road.  See information at www.fairbrookumc.org.

A Free Community Dinner will be hosted from 4:30– 6 pm, Saturday, April 19 at Christ United Methodist Church, Front and King Streets in Northumberland.  For details, call 570-473-8543.

The Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren is sponsoring an EASTER EGG FAIR on Saturday, April 19 so you can "come and go" between 10:30 and 12:30.  Fill your Easter basket with eggs and other prizes while enjoying games, crafts and an inflatable amusement.  There will be a free hotdog lunch.  This is an inside event for all children through 5th grade, so come rain or shine.  The Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren is located 1.5 miles west of Mifflinburg on Route 45.  For more information, call 570-966-1183. 

Christ Community Church in Millmont will host a 6:30 am Easter Sunrise Service followed by breakfast.  The church is located on Rte. 235 in Millmont.  For information, call 570-922-4488.

The Easter Sunrise Service at Fairbrook Park, Tadpole Road, Pennsylvania Furnace will begin at 6:15 am on Sunday, April 20, followed with breakfast at Fairbrook UMC, 4201 W. Whitehall Road. (If rain, service will be at Fairbrook UMC.)

Experience the joy of Easter at the 7 am outdoor service, Sunday, April 20 at McVeytown United Methodist Church on Queen Street in McVeytown.

An outdoor Easter Son-Rise Service will begin at 9 am, April 20 at Mifflinburg Assembly of God followed by breakfast.  Please call 570-966-1714.

Everyone is invited to attend Easter Service with the Holy Communion at 9 am on April 20 followed by an Easter Program at 10 am at Grace Reformed Church, located at 8170 Troxelville Road in Troxelville. For directions or details, call 570-658-6146.

The public is invited to join the Easter celebration at 10 am Sunday, April 20 at Emanuel Dutch Hill Bible Church, 592 Dutch Hill Road in Bloomsburg.  For details and directions, call 570-784-1680.

The choir of Strodes Mills Baptist Church of Lewistown will present the cantata "Lord of Glory: A Celebration of the Risen Lord" on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 am.  The church is located 4 miles west of Lewistown on US 522 S.  For more information, call 717-248-9484.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of State College invites the public to celebrate the risen Lord this Easter Sunday, April 20 at 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 9:15 am, or 10:45 am. For more information, call 814-237-2163 or stop by 250 East College Avenue in State College.

The Richfield Lions Club is holding a Leo Club Formation Meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 22 at the Richfield Community Building. The club encourages interested youth (ages 12-18 during 2014) and parents to attend. The community building is located at Water St. and Heister Valley Rd. in Richfield.  For more information, call 717-694-3894, email clkuhn@embarqmail.com, or visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/richfieldpa.

The Richfield/Mount Pleasant Mills Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 pm, Thursday April 24 at Reisinger Family Practice, Rte. 35 in Richfield.  Patients, survivors, and caretakers are welcome.  For details, call 570-765-2841.

The Snyder County Conservation District and the Lower Penns Creek Watershed Association will host a Rain barrel workshop at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 24.  This workshop will take place at the Monroe Township Snyder County Municipal Building, at 39 Municipal Drive in Selinsgrove.  Make reservations at 570- 837-3000 ext. 112.

West End Library of Laurelton hosts Needlework and Friendship  at 1 pm Friday, April 25. Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting and other needlecraft projects for an afternoon of fun and friendship the third Friday of each month. 

A Ham and String Bean Dinner will be hosted by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 501 Catawissa Avenue in Sunbury from 4-6:30 pm on Friday, April 25.

The Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church will hold its semi-annual Rummage Sale on Friday, April 25,9 am to 4pm and Saturday, April 26, 9 am to noon, at the Mt.Pleasant Community Hall, RR1, Mile Post Road, Sunbury. Saturday will feature $2 per bag.

The 5th Annual Perseverance 5k with optional mud and obstacles will be held at Grace Community Church in Mt. Union on Saturday, April 26.  Options include: walk, run or obstacle.  Registration begins at 8:30 am.  For details, call 814-203-5399.  The race will benefit the ministry of Crossroads Pregnancy Center located in Mifflin, Huntingdon and Juniata counties.

Everyone is welcome to a meeting of the Columbia-Montour Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International at 10 am, April 26th at Spirit Life Church, 1338 Old Berwick Rd. in Bloomsburg. Guest Speaker: Earl Mattern. Call 570-799-0231.

A rabies clinic will be held from 10 am to noon, April 26 at Fairbrook UM Church, 4201 W. Whitehall Road in Pennsylvania. Furnace.  Yearly vaccinations and flea/tick products will also be available. (Co-sponsored with Baileyville Grange and Metzger Animal Hospital).

PARTNERS IN CARE is a support group for those who care for a family member with physical or mental challenges.  The next meeting will be at 1 pm, Saturday, April 26 at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Mifflintown. For more information, call 717-436-8085.

Paintersville CMA Church will host All Access 2014 for youth grades 6 – 12 on Saturday, April 26 from 1-9 pm.  There will be a drama and various activities.  The church is located on Back Maitland Road in Lewistown.  For event details, call 570-658-4655.

The State Road Women’s Ministry will hold its Spring Tea at 2 pm April 26 at the State Road United Methodist Church, 6738 Daugherty’s Run Road Linden.  The free program is open to the public.  Please call 570-322-3682.

The Father’s Hope Fundraiser Concert will be held at 6:30 pm Saturday, April 26 at Revival Tabernacle, 960 Susquehanna Trail in Watsontown.  The concert will feature local youth.   Donations of small stuffed animals will be accepted to benefit Father’s Hope, a Milton-based international orphan outreach project.

The Wesley's will be in concert April 26 at 7 pm., at Shiloh Bible Church, 123 Church St., Bloomsburg (Almedia). A free will offering will be taken. For more information call 570-784-3675.

Ridgeview Evangelical Free Church will host “The Islamist’s Conspiracy” presentation by Dr. Daniel Shayesteh April 26 and 27, starting at 7 pm Saturday evening.  Presentations on Sunday will be at 9:30 and 11:15 am, and 7 pm.  The church is located on Rte. 147, north of Northumberland.  For details, call 570-259-7102

Doug Koch will perform in concert at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118 in Lairdsville. Call 570-584-2765 for more information.

Gospel Bond from Selinsgrove will be in concert at the Lewistown Christian and  Missionary Alliance Church on Juniata Terrace on Sunday, April 27th from 9:30-11:00 AM. You may call the church at 717-248-6369 for more information.

On Sunday, April 27th, Crossroads Community Church in Jersey Shore will hold its 8th Annual Blessing of the Bikes Service.  Registration begins at 10:30 am.  Guest speaker Chaplain Russ Cockrum from Outbound Motorcycle Ministry will share his testimony at the 11 am service.  The church is located at 1454 S. State Route 44 in Jersey Shore.  There is no charge for the ride and picnic for bikers.  Please call 570-398-5533.

Camp Mount Luther will Host a Spring Brunch from 11 am-2 pm, Sunday, April 27.  A freewill offering will be taken.  The camp is located five miles west of Mifflinburg, just off Route 45.  Make reservations by April 21 at 570-922-1587 or e-mail cml@campmountluther.org

Milton Historical Society will host “In God We Trust,” the 150th anniversary celebration on Sunday April 27 from noon – 4 pm in downtown Milton.  Events include a Civil War era church service, encampments, an In God We Trust Tribute, street fair, and preview of the James Pollock Museum.  For details, call 570-412-1653.

Kolten and Kirsten Barber will be in concert at 6 pm, Sunday, April 27 at Christ Community Church, 2746 Route 235 in Millmont. They will also lead Revival services Monday, April 28 through Wednesday, April 30 at 7 pm each night at Christ Community Church, 2746 Route 235 in Millmont.  For information, call 570-922-4488.

The American Rescue Workers’ “Stuff the Buss Clothing Drive” at Horsepower Harley Davidson, located at 1910 East Third Street in Williamsport will run from 9 am – 9 pm April 28 through Friday, May 2.

Expectations Women’s Center will host its golf tournament at 1 pm, Monday, April 28 in Milton.  Your $75 registration benefits Expectations, a pregnancy resource.  Call 570-523-6874 Ext. 2 or register at www.ewcfundraiser.weebly.com.

The Spring Senior Health and Lifestyle Expo will be held at the Silvermoon Banquet Hall in Lewisburg, Tuesday, April 29 starting at 7:30 am.  For more information, call 570-374-7007.

McVeytown United Methodist Church with host a coffee time from 8:30 to 11:20 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until April 30th.  The church is located on Queen Street in McVeytown.

Everyone is invited to a Pro-Life Town Hall Luncheon from noon to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 29 at the Pine Barn Inn of Danville. Lunch is $12 cash.  Please RSVP by April 23 at 570-271-0444. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.                         

A Pro-Life Town Hall meeting will take place from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday, April 29 at the Quality Inn and Suites, 13015 Ferguson Valley Road, Burnham. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Frank Cunningham at 717-667-9334.Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and the Mifflin/Juniata Citizens Concerned for Human Life.

St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church Route 405 Montgomery will host a chicken and/or ham pot pie dinner on Tuesday, April 29 from 4:30-6 pm.  $8 for adults and $4 for ages 6-10.  Take outs will be available by calling 570-547-6423.

Winfield Baptist Church is having an indoor yard and bake sale May 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  The hours are 8 am-4 pm on May 1st and 2nd.  The hours on Saturday, May 3rd are 8 am-1 pm.  The church is located at 330 State Route 304 in Winfield.  Call 570-524-2735.

The Association of Evangelical Pastors of South-Central PA will sponsor prayer gatherings in observance of the 2014 National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1, 2014:
- 12:15 pm at the flag pole in Lost Creek Park along Rt. 35, across from Trinity Lutheran Church in McAlisterville. Call Pastor Landis at 717-535-5035 for more information.
- 7 pm on the court house lawn in Mifflintown.  Contact Pastor Landis at 717-463-3188.
- 7 pm at the flag pole along Heister Valley Road in Basom Park, Richfield (just off of Rt. 35). Contact Pastor Smith at 717-694-3224.

Kingdom Kidz Puppet Ministry is sponsoring the National Day of Prayer program on May 1 at the Lincoln Park gazebo on Front St. in Milton at 6 pm. The public is invited. Please bring a chair. For details, call 570-742-4209.

Mifflinburg Assembly of God is hosting a Prayer Balloon Launch at 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 1. Please call 570-966-1714 to sign up.

The United Methodist Women host a Shriners Hospital presentation at 7 pm, Thursday, May 1 at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 West Main Street in Lock Haven.  For details, call 570-748-6481.

The Southern Clinton County Association of Christian Churches will observe the National Day of Prayer, May 1st at 7:30 pm at Triangle Park in Lock Haven.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets and gather to pray for the nation and community.  In case of rain, the event will be at Lock Haven First Church of Christ, 330 N Vesper St.  For more information, call 570-748-3519.

Camp Mount Luther near Mifflinburg is gearing up for its summer 2014 camping season and is accepting registrations for all programs.  For more information, call 570-922-1587 or visit www.campmountluther.org.