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Today is final day to participate in annual Alternative Gift Fair
REEDSVILLE — East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church is celebrating the holiday season by giving back. The church hosted its annual Alternative Gift Fair on Dec. 3, and is accepting additional donations from those who could not attend. The donation deadline is today. The event is a fundraiser to support local and international charities. To download a donation form, visit www.eastkish.org. Click on “Events” in the navigation bar at the top of the page, and select “Alternative Gift Fair — 2017.”
Joy Seekers Ladies group to resume meeting in January
LEWISTOWN — Joy Seekers Ladies Bible Study will not meet Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
Meetings will resume at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at Lewistown Presbyterian Church, Third Street, Lewistown. More information: (717) 543-3324.
Stony Run to host The Dixie Melody Boys on Dec. 29
McALISTERVILLE — The Dixie Melody Boys, a southern gospel quartet, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville. A free-will offering will be lifted.
Trinity UMC to host combined service with Freedom Avenue
LEWISTOWN — Trinity United Methodist Church will host a combined service with Freedom Avenue UMC at 10 a.m., Dec. 31, at Trinity, 428 S. Main St., Lewistown.
Stuffed animals welcome at New Year’s ark-themed service
PORT ROYAL — A New Year’s Eve worship service is set for 10:45 a.m. Dec. 31 at Port Royal United Methodist Church. The event will have a Noah’s Ark theme, and children are encouraged to bring their stuffed animals.