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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
N. TIER NEIGHBORHOOD Crime Watch meeting, Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Boro building. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, December 15, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
LAYETTE KIT OUTREACH quarterly kit assembly and board meeting, Friday, December 16, 10 a.m. at the TREHAB Center, Lake Plaza III, Montrose. For info call 743–9969.
BORDERLINE BRASS QUINTET Christmas concert, Friday, December 16, 7 p.m. at United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE breakfast, Saturday, December 17, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY BONFIRE, Saturday, December 17, 6:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Memorial Park. Caroling with the Blue Ridge Brass Ensemble. Free refreshments. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 18, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, December 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
TWELVE MONTHS OF HISTORY Calendar available, commemorating Clifford Township’s upcoming bicentennial. Call 222–4035 for info.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, December 21, 5-8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE, Wednesday, December 21, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. For info call 879-4506. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, December 22, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, December 27, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
Monday, December 19: Christmas dinner, all centers except Lenoxville; cranberry juice, chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered green beans, spiced apple rings, carrot cake, dinner roll and butter.
Tuesday, December 30: Salisbury steak with gravy, noodles, tossed green salad, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.
Wednesday, December 21: stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, butterscotch pudding or diet butterscotch pudding.
Thursday, December 22: Lenoxville Christmas dinner; chicken Marsala with long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, pears.
Friday, December 23: seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, whole wheat bread, chewy granola bar.
Christmas Dinner Set In Montrose
Elk Lake Band & Chorus Concerts
A Blue Christmas Service will be held Wednesday, December 21, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main Street, Great Bend.
For many people the approaching Christmas holiday does not bring with it the joy and happiness that is advertised on television or in greeting cards. They may be facing a holiday after the death of a loved one, following a divorce, or having lost their employment. Perhaps they have been unable to have a child, or have suffered through an emotional trauma. Or perhaps they feel pressured and overwhelmed by holiday preparations.
In recent years, many churches have attempted to reach out to people who feel such burdens by adding Blue Christmas services to their worship offerings. This service has also been referred to as a “Longest Night Service” and has been traditionally held on the evening of the Winter Solstice. This is often called the shortest day of the year, which makes it the longest night, and the longest time of natural darkness that we experience.
The service will have a more quiet, somber feel than a traditional Christmas worship service but is directed for everyone to celebrate the greatest gift the world has ever received... Jesus. Scripture, music and meditation will focus on the comfort God offers during dark times and the comfort that we are never alone.
Be a friend. Invite a friend.
The Brushville Baptist Church Choir will be presenting the cantata, “A Carol to the King,” on Christmas Sunday morning, December 15, at 11:00 a.m., under the direction of Mrs. Carlene VanCott. There will be several songs from the children, as well as some congregational carols. All are invited to come and join to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Please call 465–3861 for more information or directions.
Christmas Story At Forest Lake Baptist
Borderline Brass Quintet will present a concert of Christmas music on Friday, December 16, 7 p.m. at United Methodist Community Church in Great Bend, PA. Local musicians, youth and adults, will join Borderline Brass for a portion of the concert. Come and sing dome of your favorite Christmas carols!
Refreshments will be served following the concert. A freewill offering will be taken.
The Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area is pleased to announce they will conduct their annual Christmas Toy Drive in cooperation with the Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau. For the past 25 years the Kiwanis Club has participated in the collection and distribution of toys during the Christmas season for needy families throughout Susquehanna County. Last year 450 children were able to enjoy Christmas in a special way because of the generosity of so many caring neighbors and organizations that contributed to the Toy Drive.
The Kiwanis Club is asking for the public’s help and support in this service project. Donations of new toys or used toys in clean, reusable condition are requested. Cash donations are urgently solicited and gladly accepted in order to meet the goal of giving at least one new toy to each child. Please forward cash contributions to the Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area, P.O. Box 275, Montrose, PA 18801.
Distribution of toys will be coordinated by the Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau. Christmas toys and food baskets will be distributed on Thursday, December 15 at the Montrose Bible Conference.
The Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area invites community participation in this annual service project to provide the opportunity for everyone to enter the spirit of the holiday season and help “Put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas.”
The community is invited to attend the Christmas Eve candlelight service at the Evangelical Free Church of Montrose, 89 Lake Avenue, on Saturday, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. Hear the message of God’s great love for all people through the Biblical account of His birth, enjoy singing Christmas carols, and participate in the candle-lighting. You’ve been busy with holiday preparations, now take the time to quiet your heart by focusing on the One whose birth we are celebrating. On Christmas morning the church will have a worship service, at 10 a.m.
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