Christmas Eve Services



First Presbyterian Church
320 Market Street
Berwick, PA
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve Service and Communion 7:00pm
December 25 ~ Christmas Day worship service at 10:15 am
First Presbyterian Church, Bloomsburg, PA
345 Market Street, Bloomsburg
December 9 & 10 ~ Bloomsburg University Choirs will present their annual “Carols by Candlelight” in the church sanctuary.  Admission free but you must have a ticket.  Tickets available at the church
December 24 ~ 7:15 p.m.  Pre-Service Music.  Come enjoy the sounds of carols and  serenity of sanctuary.
7:30 p.m.  Worship, lighting the Christ Candle (please note new time)
December 25 ~ No regular Sunday School.  10:30 worship service after worship serving joining Wesley UMC at the fountain to sing Christmas Carols.
Grove Presbyterian Church
330 Bloom Street, Danville
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve Services 7:00 PM traditional candlelight service with music and 10:00 PM service of quiet contemplation with lessons and carols.  Professional childcare provided at both services.
Parkhurst Presbyterian Church
302 W. Main Street, Elkland
December 11 ~ 3:00 PM – Community Christmas Cantata
December 24 ~ 5:30 PM – Family Christmas Eve service
includes Christmas Pageant
11 PM – Traditional Communion Candlelight Service
First Presbyterian Church
19 Germania Street, Galeton
December 24 – Community Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 pm.  Everyone is welcomed to join in celebration of the birth of Jesus.
First Presbyterian Church
31 E Wellsboro Street
Mansfield, PA
December 24 – 7:00 pm with Carols and Lessons
First Presbyterian Church, Milton
47 Walnut Street, Milton
December 18 – 4:00 pm Brass Quintet, music from choir, passing of the light, birthday cake for Jesus and reception.
December 24 – 7:00PM – Candlelight Service, special music & carols, walk up communion, all in our beautiful darkened sanctuary
December 25 – 10:15 am No Sunday School, a relaxed service of special music and readings.
Montoursville Presbyterian Church
900 Elm Street, Montoursville PA
December 11 Christmas Cantata during the first service at 8:15 am
December 18 Christmas Cantata during the second service 10:45 am
Christmas Eve Service 5:00 and 7:30 pm
They will only have one worship service on Christmas Day and New Years Day at 9:30 am


First Presbyterian Church, Shamokin
826 North Liberty Street, Shamokin
Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm with scriptures and hymns
First Presbyterian Church, Sunbury
238 Market Street, Sunbury
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 PM,
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
6 Broad Street, Tioga
December 11 ~ 4:00 to 6:00pm Surviving teh Holidays grief share program for getting through the holidays after losing someone you love.
December 18 ~ Christmas Cantata and children’s Christmas program at 9:30 am
December 24 ~Christmas Eve Candle light Service will be at 7pm. 
First Presbyterian Church, Watsontown
401 Main Street, Watsontown
December 24 – 6:30 to 7:00 pm Music from members and friends of the church and choir.
Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
130 Main Street, Wellsobor
Christmas Eve Worship Service @ 7:00 pm
Covenant Central Presbyterian Church
807 West 4th Street, Williamsport,
8 p.m. with Candlelight service with lessons and bells
Lycoming Presbyterian Church
825 Arch Street, Williamsport 
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve Service 7:00 PM Special Christmas Music
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7:30 PM
Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Merry Christmas
Northway Presbyterian Church
1520 Northway Road, Williamsport
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5:00pm


Muncy Presbyterian Church


DECEMBER 4, 2016 AT 10:30 AM




Call 570-546-5205 or 570-584-3509 for more information

Lisa Kraus Installation Service


Rev Darlene Little


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Mooresburg Presbyterian Church


Pastor Tier Meetings

The Central Tier Meeting –  will meet the 12:00 pm the first Wednesday of every month at First Presbyterian Church, Williamsport.

Place: Williamsport First Presbyterian Church 102 East Third Street, Williamsport.  For more information contact  Rev. Sam Hwang at  or 570.220.5993  or 326.3706


The Northern Tier Pastors will meet on Thursday January 19th at 9:30am

Place: Wellsboro First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro   For more information contact Rev. Michael Birbeck at 570-724-3431 or at _____________________________________________

The Southern Tier ~
To be determined

Mansfield University Protestant Campus Ministry

The Protestant Campus Ministry Board at Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA is looking for an individual to serve as Director of Campus Ministry, ½ time (25 hours per week). It is preferred, but not required, that this individual holds a M. Div. Degree from an accredited seminary. It is expected that candidates be a strong leader, with a contagious faith, and able to relate to all students on a personal level. Responsibilities would include, but not limited to, facilitating local churches in making connections with students, coordinating on campus ministries, and assisting in the discipleship of students. They will also be an ongoing presence within the university community. All serious inquiries and resumes may be emailed to The Campus Ministry Board is looking to fill this position as soon as possible and we will accept resumes until the position is filled.

Grove Presbyterian Church

events-logo2Grove Presbyterian Church is hosting the Susquehanna Valley and Williamsport Chapters of the American Guild of Organists annual “Planning for Music Ministry” program.
Saturday Oct 8 from 9 AM – 4:30 PM.

It will be a great day for lots of valuable info, teaching and inspiration!

For more information contact Joy  Christian at 570.847.8659,
or visit the website at

Wellsboro First Presbyterian Church

wellsboroWellsboro First Presbyterian Church is having a donated quilt sale for Syrian Refugee Relief. We have an anonymous donor who will match funds up to $4000.00 dollars. Our missions committee is sponsoring this effort. I’m attaching a flyer in hopes you may post it somewhere so it will get some exposure. We are selling tickets at $5.00 dollars and 3 tickets for $10.00 dollars. We can mail tickets to anyone who wishes or needs to send a check (note it for Syrian Ref Relief) to First Presbyterian Church * 130 Main Street, Wellsboro PA 16901.
Drawing is August 31st.