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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERT: Elk Lake 5th & 6th Grade, Thurs., December 16, 7:00 p.m. at Elk Lake School.
MUSIC BY SIZZLE, Thurs., December 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., December 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., December 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
BLANKET DRIVE - new blanket donations taken until December 17 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Montrose. For info call 278-5800.
SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS, dinner/concert, December 17, 6:30 p.m. at Mt. View Restaurant. Reservations required, call 222-3331.
SEMINAR: The First Step, Starting Your Business, Fri., December 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at U. of Scranton. For info call 570-941-7588.
DINNER, Fri., December 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, December 18, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Mt. View High School.
FOOD PICKUP, Angel Food Ministries, Sat., December 18, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Susquehanna UM Church.
COOKIE WALK, December 18, 9:00 a.m. - noon at Clifford UM Church.
HAM & HEN PARTY, December 18, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Elk Lake American Legion Post 154.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., December 18, noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Free, all welcome.
BINGO, Sat., December 18, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.
BORDERLINE BRASS & FRIENDS, Sun., December 19, 1:30 p.m. at UM Community Church, Great Bend.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., December 19, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All you can eat.
SANTA VISIT, Sun., December 19, 1:45-2:30 p.m. at Montrose Theatre. Free. Bring camera.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, December 19, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Thompson Hose Company. All you can eat.
BINGO, Sun., December 19, doors 11:00 a.m., play 1:00 p.m. at American Legion, Post 357, Hallstead.
FAMILY DINNER, Sun., December 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
WING NIGHT, Tues., December 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
FREE MEAL, December 25, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at UM Community Church, Great Bend. All welcome.
FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER sponsored by The Good Samaritan & Body of Christ Church, December 25, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Three Sisters Café, Susquehanna. Transportation, delivery available. Call 570-396-6331. All welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sun., December 26, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at American Legion, Post 357, Hallstead. All you can eat.
Monday, December 13: baked ham, green beans, sweet potatoes, grain bread, graham crackers, peach pie.
Tuesday, December 14: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, ww bread, apple strudel.
Wednesday, December 15: grilled chicken breast, vegetable stir fry, rice, ww roll, orange.
Thursday, December 16: Christmas dinner - chicken cordon bleu, red skin mashers, baby carrots, dinner roll, peppermint parfait.
Friday, December 17: roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, grain bread, chunky applesauce, banana.
Senior Center Menu December 20 - 24
Monday, December 20: eggplant parmesan, rotini, Italian bread, apricots.
Tuesday, December 21: bbq riblet, oven roasted potatoes, corn, crackers, peaches.
Wednesday, December 22: roast beef, red beets, mashed potatoes w/chives, ww roll, pumpkin pie, cranberry juice.
Thursday, December 23: Mediterranean chicken, spinach salad, rice pilaf, ww pita bread, pears.
Friday, December 24: closed for Christmas holiday.
The Worship Committee of the First Universalist Church of Brooklyn announces the following services at Christmas.
At 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, with the sanctuary in pine and candles, organist Gloria Smith will open with “Melodies at Christmas.” Special music under the direction of Linda Kulick and pianist, Maddie Murray, will lead the choir in the spirit of Christmas carolers performing carols less familiar. They will conclude with “Angels on a Midnight Clear.” Pastor Christianson will deliver the sermon entitled “The Most Intimate Moment at Christmas.” At the close of the service, candles for sharing light will be blessed for greater peace and harmony in the world.
Sunday, January 2, at 10:00 a.m. will be a moving New Year’s service with a visit from “Father Time.” The Pastor will deliver the sermon, “Now is the Time!”
Sunday, January 9, at 10:00 a.m. will open the Season of Epiphany. Pastor Christianson will deliver the sermon “Our Own Times, by the Light of a Star.” The congregation will share a “Twelfth Cake” and merry-making. The public is invited.
The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Friday, December 24, in observance of Christmas. All court related offices will be available.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of New Milford has announced a Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols for Saturday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the church, located at 115 Main Street in New Milford. The program is a free gift to the entire community and everyone is invited to attend. The Rev’d Randy Webster, priest at St. Mark’s Church, will officiate. The program will follow the annual Christmas Good News Lunch to be held at 12:00 noon in the Parish House.
A Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols is a format for a service of Christianworship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music. The format was based on an Order drawn up by Edward White Benson, later Archbishop of Canterbury but at that time Bishop of Truro, in Cornwall, for use on Christmas Eve (December 24) 1880. Tradition says that he organized a 10 p.m. service on Christmas Eve in a temporary wooden shed serving as his cathedral and that a key purpose of the service was to keep men out of pubs on Christmas Eve. The original liturgy has since been adapted and used by other churches all over the world. Lessons and Carols most often occur in Anglican churches, and in some Roman Catholic and Lutheranparishes and institutions. However, numerous Christian churches have adopted this service, or a variation on this service, as part of their Christmas celebrations. In the UK, the service has become the standard format for schools' Christmas carol services.
The Endless Mountains Children's Choir will present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church under the direction of Dr. Christine Plonski Sezer, Founder and Artistic Director. The children will sing beautiful carols from various countries in foreign languages such as Noel Nouvelet (French), Stille Nacht (Silent Night-German) and Lulieze Jezu (Polish), among others. Come and enjoy an afternoon of holiday music, all are welcome!
A chicken barbecue fund raiser will also be taking place on December 19. Dinner pick-up is available from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 570-942-0250. The children are raising money for their bus trip for their holiday performance at the capital in Harrisburg. As the choir is totally funded and dependent on donations and fund raising events, the group is very thankful for the support of everyone.
Susquehanna - All Post Offices in the Central PA District will be open on Friday, December 24, but many will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon. Regular mail delivery for December 24 will be unaffected by the change.
Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office and commercial customers are asked to check with their Bulk Mail Acceptance Unit for December 24 hours of operation. In addition, mail should be deposited into blue collection mailboxes by noon for early pick-up on December 24. Customers requiring postal services later that day are encouraged to contact their local postmaster.
Post Offices will be closed on Christmas day, Saturday, December 25. Sunday/Holiday Express Mail only will be delivered on December 25. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Monday, December 27.
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