York Rescue Mission sponsors children's outreach

The York Rescue Mission will sponsor the Children's Christmas Outreach program starting at 9 a.m. on Christmas Eve.

The Mission, at 373 W. Market St., expects to serve more than 1,400 children, providing a backpack full of goods as well as a sleeping bag and blanket. Donations for the program are still welcome.

The Rescue Mission will also offer a Christmas Eve church service, set for 3 p.m. in the chapel. A meal will be served after the service.

For details or to make a donation, call 717-845-7662.

Anglican Lessons and Carols service planned Dec. 30

St. Benedict's Episcopal Church will host a popular service of Lessons and Carols at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 30.

The service is so popular that churches of the Anglican Communion throughout the world use it.

The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns.

St. Benedict's rents the historic St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at 315 N. Constitution Ave. in New Freedom for the service. Light snacks and beverages will be served in Neumann Hall, directly behind the church, following the service.

For more information on St. Benedict's, visit www.stbenedictschurch.org.

Flute and Friends to perform on New Year's Eve


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The Flute and Friends duo will give four performances on New Year's Eve at the York Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse, 135 W. Philadelphia St., York.

The free performances are at 7, 8:15, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. They will give an informal concert of baroque and light classical music, including works by Bach, Mozart, Handel, Borodin, Schubert, Haydn, Stravinsky, Telemann, and others, intertwined with anecdotes and humor.

The duo first performed in 1979 and have performed at the Quaker Meetinghouse on First Night for the past seven years. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.

For more details, call 717-259-6388.

CALENDAR

THURSDAY

Service

Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road, Springettsbury Township, Thursday in Advent. Worship with Communion at 7:30 p.m.

Event

Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1907 Hollywood Drive, Spring Garden Township, Christmas Caroling to the Neighbors and Tree Decorating at 6 p.m.

FRIDAY

Service

Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St., York, "Longest Night Observance" at 6:30 p.m. The service is designed for those who have experienced grief or loss, as well as those with health concerns, depression or anxiety. For details, call 854-7125.

SATURDAY

Fellowship

Friendship Community Church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover Township, worship 6 p.m. For details, visit www.FriendshipCommunity.org or call the Church at 779-0400.

Events

Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, Cookie Walk from 9 a.m. until sold out. Large assortment of homemade cookies at $10 a bin. For details, call 993-2507, ext. 1.

Lord's Lunch

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 E. Main St., New Freedom, The Lord's Lunch serves a meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and all are welcome. There is also a children's area with coloring sheets and books for young children. For details, call the church at 235-2315.

SUNDAY

Fellowship

Trinity United Methodist Church, 101 N. Second St., New Freedom, 6 p.m. Faith Link Café. For details, call 235-2544 or visit www.trinityumnf.org.

Worship

Manchester Assembly of God, 4115 Board Road, East Manchester Township, 6 p.m. praise and prayer every Sunday. For details, call 266-7029.

Friendship Community Church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover Township, worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m.

Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church, 1155 Felton Road, Windsor Township, contemporary service at 11:30 a.m.

Centre Presbyterian Church, 83 New Park Road, Fawn Township, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 3227 N. George St., Manchester Township, 10:45 a.m. worship service with junior church and nursery provided. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. The church supports the Northeastern Food Bank by collecting nonperishable food items, personal care and paper products.

Immanuel United Methodist Church, 1 New St., Glen Rock, Traditional worship service at 8:30 a.m. Lecture-Based Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Contemporary worship service at 11 a.m. For details, call the church at 235-1915.

Quickel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 60 Canal Road, Conewago Township, church services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., Springettsbury Township, Traditional worship at 8:30 a.m., children's Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., adult Sunday school at 10 a.m., casual worship service at 11 a.m. Communion will alternate between the two worship services. For details, call the church at 840-0382.

Christ Lutheran Church of Gettysburg, 30 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Celtic Worship Service, 6 p.m. The service has been written and played by Rev. Steve Folkemer and his musicians. The service has a mix of candlelight, periods of silence, Celtic prayers and music.

Christ Lutheran Church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville, Fourth Sunday in Advent. Holy Communion served at both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. For details, call 428-3523.

Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road, Springettsbury Township, Sunday in Advent. 8 a.m. worship and Communion, 9:15 a.m. Sunday church school, 10:30 a.m. worship and Communion. For details, call 757-7626.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 N. West St., York, Fourth Sunday of Advent. Worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St., York, Fourth Sunday of Advent at 10:45 a.m. The fourth Advent Candle will be lit and the fourth Tree of Advent will be decorated and lit. Refreshments and fellowship will follow. For details, call 854-7125.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St., North York, Fourth Sunday in Advent at 9 a.m. For details, call 854-0589.

Hayshire United Church of Christ, 100 Haybrook Drive, Manchester Township, Fourth Sunday of Advent at 10:30 a.m. For details, call 848-4007.

Starview United Church of Christ, 4832 N. Sherman St. Extd., East Manchester Township, Celebrate the Children service at 9 a.m. For details, call 266-4248.

New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, Christmas Eve for Those Who Grieve; a special Service of Lights at 6 p.m. For details, call the church at 764-0252 or visit www.newcreation25.net.

Bethel AME Church, 356 W. Princess St., York, Christmas Candlelight service at 6 p.m. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims will be honored and remembered. For details, call 515-7585.

Zion (Shaffer's) United Lutheran Church, 4535 Shaffer Road, Codorus Township, The Magnificat in Word and Music at 10:15 a.m. service of Holy Communion.

First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, Springettsbury Township, Christmas Carol Sing at 10:30 a.m. service.

Events

Pinchot Park Assembly of God, 2755 Rosstown Road, Warrington Township, "Christmas Star" will be presented at 10 a.m. For details, call 432-2869.

Red Mount United Methodist Church, 1883 Baltimore Pike, Washington Township, "The Joy of Christmas" at 5:30 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 25 W. Springettsbury Ave., Spring Garden Township, all children's Sunday school classes will be combined for a special presentation called "The Sweetest Story Ever Told."

Bible study

Calvary Bible Church, 603 Wilson Ave., Penn Township, 10-week Bible study begins Jan. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact the church office by Sunday for additional registration information at 632-3954.

CHRISTMAS EVE

Services

Grace Baptist Church, 3920 East Prospect Road, Windsor Township, candlelight service at 7 p.m. For details, call the church at 755-0091.

Harmony Grove Community Church, 6390 Harmony Grove Road, Dover Township, candlelight service at 6 p.m. For details, visit www.hgcc.org.

Newberrytown Church of God, 2290 Old Trail Road, Newberry Township, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. The service will include the lighting of the Christ Candle, special music, children's story, candle lighting. For details, call the church at 938-1597.

Calvary Bible Church, 603 Wilson Ave., Penn Township, Communion service at 5 p.m. For details, call 632-3954 or visit www.cbc-hanover.org.

Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road, Springettsbury Township, candlelight service at 4 p.m. festival service at 7 p.m. candlelight service at 10:30 p.m. All services include Holy Communion. For details, call the church at 757-7626.

Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, 5898 Steltz Road, Codorus Township, Christmas Eve Choral program begins at 6:30 p.m. and features "First Christmas" by Joe Parks. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the birth of Christ. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service. For details, call the church at 235-1523.

Locust Grove United Church of Christ, 1035 Locust Grove Road, Windsor Township, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. This will be a candlelight service and will include Holy Communion.

Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Church, 402 Valley Road, Fairview Township,will hold six Christmas Eve services. Two services will be at 5 p.m. - in the fellowship hall led by the informal worship team with the youth choir and in the sanctuary with Holy Communion and music by the ensemble. Two services at 7 p.m. will be in the original 1800s chapel and in the sanctuary with the adult and children's choir. The 9 p.m. service will be in the fellowship hall and will include Holy Communion. The 11 p.m. service will be in the sanctuary with Holy Communion and special music. All of the services will end with candle lighting. For details, call 938-1928.

Otterbein United Methodist Church of Spry, 50 School St., York Township, Family Christmas Eve worship service at 7 p.m. The children's Choir will sing and there will be a special visit from Santa Claus. The Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve service with Holy Communion will be at 11 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For details, call 741-1429.

Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township, Christmas Eve Candlelight services at 4, 6 (nursery provided), and 8 p.m. (no nursery provided). For details, call 767-6491.

Immanuel United Methodist Church, 1 New St., Glen Rock, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. and a Carol Sing at 9 p.m. at Glen Rock Mill Inn, 50 Water St. For details, call the church at 235-1915.

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Spring Grove, Christmas Eve Children's service at 4 p.m. Candlelight Vesper's service at 8 p.m. Candlelight service of Word and Sacrament at 10:30 p.m.

St. Alban Anglican Church, 505 N. George St., North York, Christmas Eve service at 10 p.m. For details, call Rev. Barry Yingling at 848-1099.

Prospect United Methodist Church, 8 Orchard Road, Fawn Township, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend this traditional candlelight service to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Longstown United Methodist Church, 2975 Carol Road, Springettsbury Township, Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1907 Hollywood Drive, Spring Garden Township, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. For details, call 428-3523.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 N. West St., York, Christmas Eve Communion service at 7 p.m. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St., North York, Nativity of Our Lord with Carol Communion at 5 p.m. and Candlelight Communion at 10 p.m. For details, call 854-0589.

Hayshire United Church of Christ, 100 Haybrook Drive, Manchester Township, Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 8 p.m. For details, call 848-4007.

Starview United Church of Christ, 4832 N. Sherman St. Extd., East Manchester Township, Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 7 and 11:30 p.m. Holy Communion will be served at both services. For details, call 266-4248.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 124 Broadway, Hanover, Christmas Eve service with Holy Communion at 11 p.m. For details, call 632-8281.

New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, Family Candlelight service at 7 p.m. and a Traditional Candlelight service at 10 p.m.

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., York, Christmas Eve services at 3, 6, 8, and 10:30 p.m. For details, call 845-2721.

Zion (Shaffer's) United Lutheran Church, 4535 Shaffer Road, Codorus Township, The Nativity of Our Lord at 7 p.m.

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 E. Main St., Dallastown, Family service at 5 p.m. Contemporary service at 7:30 p.m. and the Traditional Candlelight service at 10:30 p.m. For details, call 244-1486.

St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, 1569 W. Market St., West York, Candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St., York, service of Lessons and Carols at 9 p.m. For details, call 854-7125.

Christ (Roth's) Lutheran Church, 580 Roth's Church Road, Jackson Township, Carols and Candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church, 1155 Felton Road, Windsor Township, Candlelight with Holy Communion service at 7 p.m. For details, call the church at 244-2585.

Christ Lutheran Church, 126 W. Main St., Dallastown, services at 5, 7, and 10 p.m. For details, call 244-2605.

Monaghan Presbyterian Church, 1185 Gettysburg Pike, Carroll Township, services at 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30 p.m. For details, call 432-4324.

First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, Springettsbury Township, Candlelight service at 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., Springettsbury Township, services at 6 and 10 p.m. with Communion. For details, call 792-6024.

Meeting

Chapel Church, 3050 Cape Horn Road, York Township, The Romeo Club meets at 8:30 a.m. at Meadow Hill Restaurant.

Events

Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, a live nativity drama will be staged on the lawn at 7:30 p.m. The 25 minute drama will include carol singing and candle lighting. The audience is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. All are welcome to attend. For details, call the music ministry office at 993-2507, ext. 1.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, 5005 Carlisle Road, Dover Township, "Christmas Eve at the Lighthouse" at 6 p.m. Music of the season begins at 5:30 p.m. For details, call 292-5000 or visit www.lighthousebap.org.

CHRISTMAS DAY

Service

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., Springettsbury Township, 10 a.m. For details, call 792-6024.

Christmas dinner

New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, Free Christmas dinner from noon to 3 p.m. If you or your family is in need of the meal to be brought to your house call the church at 764-0252 or visit.

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 E. Main St., Dallastown, community Christmas dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call Gloria Paduhovich at 244-0248.

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., York, Christmas community dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, call 845-2721.

WEDNESDAY

Bible study

Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township, 9:15 a.m. Women and children through 12th grade are welcome. For details, call Patty Pettiford at 650-2964 or the church at 767-6491.

Events

First St. John's Lutheran Church, 140 W. King St., York, Rev. Jim Driskell will hold a coffee break Bible Study at 10 a.m. at Green Bean Roasting Company, 100 S. Beaver St., York. Free parking on the church property. For details, call the church at 843-8597.

Zion (Shaffer's) United Lutheran Church, 4535 Shaffer Road, Codorus Township, The Feast of Stephen, Deacon and Martyr at noon with abbreviated service of Holy Eucharist.

Moms group

Pleasureville United Methodist Church, 2606 N. Sherman St., Springettsbury Township, Moms 2 Moms brings together mothers of preschoolers and their children to meet new people, share ideas, learn new things and have fun. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For details, call the church at 757-3216.

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