Christmas Eve Services & Community Events


Washington Presbyterian Church
17076 West Branch Hwy, Allenwood, PA
December 24 at 6:00 pm for more information call the church office at 570-538-2436
Benton Presbyterian and Raven Creek Presbyterian Church will have a joint service of Christmas music and communion on Christmas Eve at 7:30 pm with Rev. O Allen Lumpkin at the Raven Creek Church
993 Upper Raven Creek Road, Benton, PA 17814
First Presbyterian Church
320 Market Street
Berwick, PA
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve Service and Communion 7:00pm
First Presbyterian Church, Bloomsburg, PA
345 Market Street, Bloomsburg
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)
Grove Presbyterian Church
330 Bloom Street, Danville
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve Services 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Parkhurst Presbyterian Church
302 W. Main Street, Elkland
December 24 ~ 5 PM – Family Christmas Eve service
includes Christmas Pageant by any and all children in attendance, a Christmas story read by the pastor, a birthday cake for Jesus and a cupcake to take home.
11 PM – traditional Communion Candlelight Service
First Presbyterian Church
18 Market Street, Lewisburg
December 24 ~ A family service at 7pm and a candlelight service at 9pm
Great Island Presbyterian Church
12 W. Water Street, Lock Haven
December 24 ~ Family Service at 5:30 PM and a Traditional Candlelight Service at 7:15 PM.
First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield
29 E. Wellsboro Street, Mansfield
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Lessons & Carols
December 24 ~ 730 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Milton
47 Walnut Street, Milton
Sunday, Dec. 21 @ 4:00PM – Candlelight Service
Wednesday, Dec. 24 @ 7:00PM – Christmas Eve Communion
Montoursville Presbyterian Church
900 Elm Street, Montoursville PA
December 21 ~ Christmas Cantata at the 10:45 service
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve services  at 5:00pm and 7:30pm
The Presbyterian Church of Muncy
10 Penn Street, Muncy
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve Services 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Sunbury
238 Market Street, Sunbury
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 PM, December 24th.
Sharing the Word and Singing of Carols will be part of the service.
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
6 Broad Street, Tioga
December 21 ~ 9:30 am Cantata and Children’s program
December 24 ~Christmas Eve Candle light Service will be at 7pm. 
First Presbyterian Church, Watsontown
401 Main Street, Watsontown
Sunday, December 21 – Christmas program during worship starting at 10:30 am – “An Eyewitness Account: The Animals”
Wednesday, December 24 – 6:30 to 7:00 pm Musical Ensemble as a Prelude to a Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
102 East Third Street, Williamsport
The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with various musical preludes.  We will observe Holy Communion and a traditional candle light service.
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

Parish Paper

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Krislund Korner Newsletter

 Click on the link to receive the December issue of the Krislund Camp Newsletter – the Krislund Korner: 

Nov Dec Krislund Korner

Northway Presbyterian Church

Northway(1)Northway Presbyterian Church * 1520 Northway Road, Williamsport is searching for a part time church organist. 

For more information contact the church at 570-323-4293 or



Pray For Our Missionaries – December

burkhard_petzold_001-2_medium250Burkhard Paetzold ~ Mission co-worker in Germany  since 1998
Serving as regional liaison for Central and Eastern Europe
and facilitator of work with the Roma people.

As regional liaison Burkhard Paetzold helps connect Presbyterians in the United States with partner churches and programs in Eastern and Central Europe. He also implements regional strategies and provides support for mission personnel. Much of his ministry is with the Roma people of Central and Eastern Europe. Formerly referred to as “Gypsies,” a term now considered pejorative, they have encountered discrimination and oppression for centuries. Burkhard works with partners to promote the participation of Roma in congregational and church life, develop Roma leadership, and improve the economic development and education for Roma.

Burkhard Paetzold is helping PC(USA) partner churches to get a fresh vision of the Christian faith that transcends old divisions and builds on new opportunities. “Christians and non-Christians need to be enabled to see Christianity in a new light,” Burkhard says. “The challenge for Christians is to work for peace, justice and the integrity of creation and to communicate expressions of faith, hope and solidarity within a seemingly overwhelming “new world‟ of greed, selfishness and material temptations.”  {you can read more on Burkhard by clicking here ~ mission connections – paetzold-burkhard/

You can also download a prayer card here ~ Prayer Card


Christmas – Presbytery Office Closed

The Northumberland Presbytery Office will be closed on December 25 and 26, 2014 and January 1 and 2, 2015

 forgivingandforgivenLet how we live reflect the Light of Jesus during this season of His Birth and let us carry His Light with us through the New Year.


Bloomsburg First Presbyterian Church

Carols2012-1024x512CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

On Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY CHOIRS will present their annual “Carols by Candlelight” under the direction of Dr. Alan Baker at First Presbyterian Church, Bloomsburg, located at 345 Market Street. Admission is free but tickets are needed to attend. Please call the First Presbyterian church office at 570-784-2322 to reserve your tickets. The maximum is 6 tickets. Thank you.


Northway Presbyterian Church

announcementPart-time position available at Northway Presbyterian Church for an Administrative Assistant. Three days per week totaling 12 hours – extra hours as needed. Please contact the church at 570-323-4293 for more information.
Church office hours: M, W, F from 9:00 to Noon.

Christmas Joy Offering

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Giving Tuesday – Changing Lives


Time for Presbyterians to up their game!

In 2013, the Methodists raised $5 million in one day for mission and ministry.  The day was Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  And the Presbyterians? We raised about $100 that day. What can we do?

We have nearly 2 million generous souls who claim the Presbyterian moniker.  That is a good place to start.  We also have an online giving system ~ The Presbyterian Mission Exchange.  Best of all, we have a theology that inspires us to give out of gratitude for all that God has given us. Giving our first fruits – the best we have to offer – is core to who we are as Christians.

So join your fellow Presbyterians and participate in the third annual #GivingTuesday supporting  mission and ministry around the world and here at home. The Presbyterian Mission Exchange makes it easy to do all your online giving in one place.