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Senior Menu

Forest City, Ararat UMC Host Hanging Of Greens
60th Wedding Anniversary!
“Carol of Christmas” At Thompson UMC
Susky First Baptist Christmas Cantata


November 23

DINNER, lasagna or fish, Friday, November 23, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 24

FULL MOON Labyrinth Walk, Saturday, November 24, 6 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation requested. Call 278–9256 for info.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, November 24, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Community Building. All you can eat! Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team

BINGO, Saturday, November 24, at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 1 p.m..

BENEFIT for Alan Heller, Saturday, November 24 at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. Entertainment, Chinese auction. Admission. Must be 21.

November 25

HUNTERS’ BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 25, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. Sight-In day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., open to the public. Instructor and targets provided free.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 25, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 27

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 28

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, November 28, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 29

ENDLESS MTS. CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, November 29, 6 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. For info call 756–2961 or 756–3047.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

November 30

CHICKEN & BISCUIT or fish dinner, Friday, November 30, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

December 1

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. White elephant table, baked goods, crafts, decorations, more. Refreshments available.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, December 1, 7 PA – 11 PA at East Ararat United Methodist Church. There will also be a bake sale that day to support the Christmas fund.

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. at the South Auburn Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.

December 2

FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Sunday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at the Montrose Presbyterian Church. The “Buddy Spencer Band” will present Christmas music and seasonal songs. A freewill offering will benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Susquehanna County.

December 1 & 2

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Susquehanna.

December 6

ENDLESS MTS. CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, December 6, 6 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. For info call 756–2961.

December 9

MONTROSE COMMUNITY CHORALE program of sacred and secular Christmas music, Sunday, December 9, 3:00 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School.

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Senior Center Menu November 19 – 23

Monday November 19: Sloppy Joe, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, hamburg bun, chewy granola bar, banana.

Tuesday, November 20: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian green beans, wheat bread, peaches.

Wednesday, November 21: pork chop in mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, rye bread, graham crackers, mandarin oranges.

Thursday November 22: Centers closed, Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 23: Centers closed, Thanksgiving.

Senior Center Menu November 26 – 30

Monday, November 26: chicken parmigiana, parsley potatoes, tossed salad, green beans, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, diced pears.

Tuesday, November 27: breaded cod fillet, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburg bun, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, November 28: sweet and sour meatballs, white rice, emperors blend vegetables, honey wheat bread, vanilla pudding.

Thursday, November 29: chicken casserole, cranberry sauce, California blend vegetables, rye bread, pineapple.

Friday November 30: Salisbury steak with noodles and gravy, green peas, cranberry juice, whole wheat bread, cantaloupe cubes.

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Forest City, Ararat UMC Host Hanging Of Greens

It’s hard to believe, but the Christmas season is just around the corner. And already, the folks at Centennial United Methodist Church, Forest City, and East Ararat UnitedMethodist Churchare busy preparing to make it a merry and festive one.

The Advent season begins at Centennial UMC on Saturday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m., with the Hanging of the Greens celebration. On Sunday, December 2, at noon, East Ararat UMC will also have a Hanging of the Greens celebration.These are not worship services, but an evening or afternoon of fun and fellowship as people gather to decorate the sanctuary and grounds, trim the Christmas trees, sing carols, enjoy special music and comedy skits, and prepare the church, and themselves, for the Christmas season. Both celebrations wrap up with refreshments downstairs in the Fellowship Halls of both churches.

These fun-filled events are not just for church members. Everyone from the surrounding communities are welcome to come help decorate the churches, enjoy the entertainment, food and fun, and begin to feel the Christmas spirit!

The Advent season continues for four weeks, leading up to Christmas Eve. “That means I’ll need four Sunday morning sermons, plus one Christmas Eve sermon, for a total of five,” said Tony Schwartz, the pastor at Centennial and East Ararat. “I began thinking about the number ‘5’ and how I could make it work for me this Advent season, and I came up with a sermon series I’m calling, ‘The Five Senses of Christmas,’” he said.

“Each Sunday and Christmas Eve we’ll explore another of the five senses and what we experience with our senses during the holiday season – The Sights of Christmas, The Tastes of Christmas, The Touch of Christmas, The Sounds of Christmas, and The Smells of Christmas. I’m not sure which order I’ll do them in yet, so you’ll just have to come and find out!” Pastor Schwartz said.

He continued, “All this leads up to the Christmas Eve candlelight service, December 24, at 7 p.m., at Centennial Church in Forest City. This wonderful service ends with everyone holding their own lit candle, bathing the entire sanctuary in beautiful candlelight, once again reminding us that the Christ Child is born, the true light of the world. We at Centennial and East Ararat United Methodist Churches wish everyone in the surrounding communities a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year, and invite them to any and all of our holiday worship services and festivities.”

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60th Wedding Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. James Brady, formerly of Viaduct Street, Lanesboro, will celebrate their sixtieth anniversary on November 29, 2007.

They now reside in Forest City Nursing Home, 915 Delaware Street, Forest City, PA 18421.

They would enjoy hearing from friends and neighbors.

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“Carol of Christmas” At Thompson UMC
Submitted By Mary Gray

“Carol of Christmas,” a cantata by John W. Peterson will be directed by Brenda Tiffany and accompanied on piano by Dr. Christine Sezer, a recent retiree from thirty-nine years of public school teaching; Dr. Sezer was also artistic director and conductor of the NJ Chamber Singers Children’s Choir. Dr. Sezer resides in Gelatt and is actively involved in forming a Children’s Community Choir in our area.

Every Wednesday evening since the beginning of October, a group of thirty voices have filled the Thompson UM Church with joyful noise. The Ecumenical Choir is comprised of members belonging to area churches of several denominations.

The program will be held on Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Lloyd Canfield will open the program with a prayer of Thanksgiving. Everyone is invited to come and join in giving praise during this Christmas season with carols we all know and love. Immediately following the program, refreshments will be served in the church dining room.

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Susky First Baptist Christmas Cantata

You are invited to attend a Christmas cantata and drama presentation at the First Baptist Church, 312 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna. This will be presented on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. The cantata is entitled, "Good Will to Men" and will remind you that at Christmas time there are basically two kinds of people: those who need to love more, and those who need more love. The cast includes Pastor Johnson as Schyler, Beverly Johnson as Willa, Charlie Wormuth as Ben, Tom Brienze as the police officer and Priscilla Heller as Sarah. Shoppers will be Crystal and Amber Ross and Lisa DePew. The cantata will be directed by Miriam Page, and the drama is directed by Fran Sheldon. The choir will be singing such beautiful songs as Bow the Knee, Only Jesus, and the inspiring Glory to the Newborn King, just to name a few. Come prepared for a laugh or two and a lesson in human relations.

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