2008-12-18 / Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Christmas Program Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, will hold its annual Christmas program on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. There are recitations, a Christmas play entitled "Angel Alert," followed by a candlelight service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Song Of Joy "A Song of Joy" will be presented by members of the children's Sunday School at the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Faith Center. In keeping with the theme of the musical, the children suggest that visitors bring a can or box of food to be given to a family. Show time is at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21.

Christmas Eve Program Dublin Mills Community Church, 2700 Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown, will be holding its annual Christmas Eve program on Wednesday, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. Also, a New Year's Eve service will be held on Wednesday, December 31, at 6:00 p.m. A film entitled "Flywheel" will be shown. Visitors are welcome to attend. More information may be obtained by calling 814-685-3910.

Christmas Program The Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold its annual Christmas program on Sunday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 221 Knobsville Road just off Rt. 522. More information may be obtained by calling Pastor Chris Elliott at 717-987-3935.

Christmas Program Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, 2507 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, will hold its Christmas program on Sunday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m. There will be special music and recitations and a play entitled "Angel Inn." All are welcome.

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily to listen, pray with you and help to find solutions for the challenges you are facing. Help is just a phone call away. Call 717-325-4200.

Musical Program to Be Presented in Memory of Steve Hoover Choirs from the Cito and McConnellsburg United Methodist churches will be presenting a special musical celebration entitled "Beyond Ordinary" on Saturday, December 20, at 7 p.m. at the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church and on Sunday, December 21, at 9:15 a.m. at the Cito United Methodist Church. The musical selections highlight the miracle of Christ's coming and extraordinary life found through Jesus Christ. Songs vary in style. The program is under the direction of Karen Godissart. Narration was written by Pastor John Godissart and will be delivered by Tom Howells. Saturday evening's program will be presented in memory of Steve Hoover. Steve had hoped to sing with the choir for this musical presentation. A freewill offering will be received on Saturday evening to help Steve's wife, Linda, offset funeral expenses. Sunday morning's presentation will be part of Cito United Methodist Church's worship gathering. Both programs are open to the public.

Christmas Eve Petting Zoo and Worship Encounter Mc- Connellsburg United Methodist Church will be hosting an interactive children's worship experience entitled "Journey to Bethlehem" at 5:30 p.m. on December 24. The church is located across the street from the Fulton County Courthouse. The worship experience is designed for children ages 12 and under. Parents are invited to join their kids on the journey. The event begins with a petting zoo outside in the churchyard. Children will then proceed to a live nativity in a shed behind the church. Following the live nativity, children will head to the church basement for a time of crafts and snacks. The encounter will conclude in the church sanctuary with a time of singing and storytelling. For more information, call the church office at 485-4815.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services McConnellsburg United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24. The service will feature special music, proclamation of the gospel and the celebration of Holy Communion. Cito United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 9:00 p.m. The service will also include special music, a message of hope and holy communion. The public is cordially invited to come and join in the worship gatherings as we share the reason for the season.

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