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Christ Episcopal Hosts Tea, In-Gathering
Centennial Methodist Christmas Service
Elkdale Baptist Christmas Musical

Christ Episcopal Hosts Tea, In-Gathering

The Rev. Canon Carol Horton welcomed those attending the holiday tea and local food bank and Women’s Resource Center in-gathering, held at Christ Episcopal Church, Susquehanna, on Saturday, December 11. The afternoon began with The Rev. Margaret Merrill providing a lovely organ prelude for the listening pleasure of those in attendance. Refreshments were served during that time.

Close to seventy guests and hostesses enjoyed an afternoon filled with wonderful entertainment provided by the Brushville Baptist “Son-shine” Band. Their lively music put the gathering in a toe tapping, head swaying, and hand-clapping mood. Danny and Diane Botts, Lolly and Keith Snell and twelve-year old Phillip Barnes used mandolin, keyboard, guitars and voice to delight those gathered for the afternoon. Such songs as “Grandma’s Feathered Bed,” “Winter Song,” “In the Garden,” “I’ve Got a Mansion,” “The Angels Cried,” “Mary’s Baby Boy,” and “Step by Step,” just to name a few, were sung in perfect harmony and to the delight of all gathered! A special thank you to Becky Cizike for suggesting this group for entertainment.

Following the entertainment, the guests were invited to the church hall where tables were beautifully and festively decorated, where a time of friendship and fellowship was strengthened, and where all enjoyed a variety of delicious food. Each guest was the lucky recipient of a door prize and a holiday favor, provided by the hostess of each table.

Santa’s Helpers, Donner and Blitzen, who were donned with reindeer antlers and all (better known as Andy Cizike and Todd Moffett) provided a wonderful helping hand where needed.

The hostess committee wishes to thank the guests who traveled from far and near for their generous contributions to the food bank and the Women’s Resource Center; 100 items were collected and their wonderful company made the event a truly enjoyable time.

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Centennial Methodist Christmas Service

The Centennial Methodist Church will be holding a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Friday, December 24, at the Centennial Methodist Church, corner of Main and Dundaff Streets, Forest City. Worship will begin at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to join for this beautiful worship service.

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Elkdale Baptist Christmas Musical

The Elkdale Baptist Church of West Clifford cordially invites you and your family to attend their original musical drama entitled, “No Greater Friend” on Friday evening, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) at 7 p.m. The drama is based on the story of a National Guardsman MP and his experience in Iraq.

All the Christmas music is original and was written by Pastor Frank Bissol. The drama was written by the Bissol Family and will be performed by various members of the church. The musical includes choir, solos and original digitally orchestrated background music. CDs of the performance will be available that night.

The general public is invited and there is no charge for admission. Refreshments will be served following the program.

The church is located between Exits 206 and 211 off Interstate 81. Follow Rte. 106 to the sign in West Clifford.

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