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Holiday events abound at places of worship

For those looking for spiritual holiday experiences, Centre County churches are the ideal venues for Christmas traditions. From Handel’s “Messiah” to Christmas Eve candlelight services, a look around the region highlights numerous worship opportunities.

Nov. 30

“Free For All” Shop, 10 a.m.-noon, Woodycrest United Methodist Church, 219 W. Clearview Ave., State College, 355-3979.

Dec. 1

•  “A Christmas Revival!” 10 a.m., Berean Baptist Church, meet at St. Joseph’s Academy, 901 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg, 570-419-0019, 954-7473 or

gdfinn@comcast.net

.



•  Advent Services, 10:15 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 105 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg, 466-6061 or

churchoffice@zlcboalsburg.org

.



•  “What a Prophet to Foretell the Messiah!” 10:15 a.m., Milesburg Presbyterian Church, 103 Turnpike St., Milesburg.



Dec. 5

Handel’s “Messiah” by the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra with the Orpheus Singers, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, State College Alliance Church, 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College. www.centreorchestra.org, 234-8313.

Dec. 6

Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Park Forest United Methodist Church, 1833 Park Forest Ave., State College.

Dec. 7

•  Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m.-noon., Park Forest United Methodist Church, 1833 Park Forest Ave., State College.



•  Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College, 237-3549 or:

www.mtnittanyumc.org

.



•  Free Christmas Dinner and Carol-sing, 6 p.m., Lifegate Baptist Church, 5 Axemann Road, Pleasant Gap, 359-3183;

lifegatebaptistchurch@verizon.net

.



Dec. 8

•  Alternative Christmas Fair and Children’s Fair to benefit Save the Children, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 S. Burrowes, State College, 237-2708 or

www.ubbcwelcome.org

. Choose a gift of a charitable donation that supports the programs of nonprofits. The Children’s Fair is on the second floor of the Christian Education wing, where crafts, activities, games and food are provided. Funds raised are used to sponsor a child from Save the Children.



•  “A Christmas Revival!” 10 a.m., Berean Baptist Church, meet at St. Joseph’s Academy, 901 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg, 570-419-0019, 954-7473 or

gdfinn@comcast.net

.



•  Advent Services, 10:15 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 105 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg, 466-6061 or

churchoffice@zlcboalsburg.org

.



•  “What a Prophet to Foretell the Messiah!” 10:15 a.m., Milesburg Presbyterian Church, 103 Turnpike St., Milesburg.



•  “Sing A Song of Christmas,” a Christmas cantata presented by the Fillmore Singers, 2 p.m., Fillmore United Methodist Church, 2262 Buffalo Run Road, corner of state Route 550 and Fillmore, Bellefonte, 355-4658. Donations for food bank.



•  “An Out of the Box Christmas,” presented by Runville Charge Youth, 6 p.m., Runville United Methodist Church, 1216 Runville Road, Bellefonte, 353-8389 or

www.runvilleumc.com

.



•  Community Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long, 7-8 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 218 N. Church St., Boalsburg, 466-7162 Email:

joyousucc@comcast.net

.



Dec. 14

•  Christmas shoppe, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte.



•  Christmas concert featuring Joyful Noise, time TBA, Moshannon United Methodist Church, 512 S. Moshannon Ave., Snow Shoe, 387-6238.



Dec. 15

•  “A Christmas Revival!” 10 a.m., Berean Baptist Church, meet at St. Joseph’s Academy, 901 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg, 570-419-0019, 954-7473 or

gdfinn@comcast.net

.



•  Advent Services, 10:15 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 105 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg, 466-6061 or

churchoffice@zlcboalsburg.org

.



•  “Wild West” Children’s Christmas Program, 10:15 a.m., Howard Christian Church, 367 Walnut St., Howard, 625-2764,

www.howardchristianchurch.org

.



•  “What a Woman! What a Man to Parent the Messiah!” 10:15 a.m., Milesburg Presbyterian Church, 103 Turnpike St., Milesburg.



•  Christmas concert featuring Joyful Noise, 2:30 p.m., Hannah United Methodist Church, RR 220, Port Matilda, 692-5272 or

www.facebook.com/HannahUMC

.



•  WPSU Winterfest ’13, 4 p.m., Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, 201 Pollock Road, University Park.



•  Community Christmas Concert featuring the Valley Choristers and the Community Youth Choir, 4 p.m., St. Kateri Catholic Church, 3503 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills, 422-8111 or

peggy@myersfarm.com

for information.



•  Christmas pageant, 5 p.m., Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College, 238-5442;

churchoffice@oakwoodpca.org

,

www.oakwoodpca.org

•  “All I Want for Christmas,” 5 p.m., a children’s program; 6 p.m., dinner, Mount Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College, 237-3549 or:

www.mtnittanyumc.org

.



•  “O Holy Night,” the Runville Charge Christmas Cantata, 7 p.m., Runville United Methodist Church, 1216 Runville Road, Bellefonte, 353-8389 or

www.runvilleumc.com

.



Dec. 18

Christmas Carolling, 7-8 p.m., Nittany Baptist Church, 430 Mountain Back Road, Spring Mills, 466-6064.

Dec. 21

“The Night Christ was Born,” a Christmas Cantata, 6 p.m., Mount Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College, 237-3549 or: www.mtnittanyumc.org.

Dec. 22

•  “Bethlehem Morning” Cantata, 9 a.m., Howard Christian Church, 367 Walnut St., Howard, 625-2764,

www.howardchristianchurch.org

.



•  Christmas breakfast, service and HOPE Outreach, 9 a.m., breakfast; 10:30 a.m., special service, HOPE Giveaway (clothing, toys, etc.) following service, Penns Valley Area Elementary/Intermediate School, 4528 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills, 422-8740 or

www.flpv.org.

•  Christmas Children’s Service, 10:15 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 105 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg, 466-6061 or

churchoffice@zlcboalsburg.org

.



•  “What Devastation Caused by the Messiah’s Birth!” 10:15 a.m., Milesburg Presbyterian Church, 103 Turnpike St., Milesburg.



•  “A Christmas Revival!” 10 a.m., Berean Baptist Church, meet at St. Joseph’s Academy, 901 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg, 570-419-0019, 954-7473 or

gdfinn@comcast.net

.



•  Christmas concert featuring Joyful Noise, 2 p.m., Eagle Valley Personal Care Home, 500 Railroad St., Milesburg, 355-3417 or

www.eaglevalleypersonalcarehome.com

•  Candlelight Communion Service, 6 p.m., Bald Eagle Baptist Church, 6644 S. Eagle Valley Road. Port Matilda, 357-8387 or

www.baldeaglebaptist.org

•  Christmas concert featuring Joyful Noise, 6:30 p.m., Christ’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Allegheny St., Julian, 353-8802.



Dec. 24

•  “Royal House for the Eve of the Nativity,” 10 a.m., Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 119 S. Sparks St., State College.



•  Family Christmas Eve Service, 4 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 S. Burrowes, State College, 237-2708 or

www.ubbcwelcome.org

.



•  Traditional Orthodox Holy Supper, 4:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 119 S. Sparks St., State College.



•  Christmas Eve Service including Scripture readings, music, candle lighting and a Nativity Scene, 5:30 p.m., Grace United Church of Christ, 118 Two Steeples Lane, Spring Mills, 422-8111.



•  Christmas vigil, 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 119 S. Sparks St., State College.



•  Christmas Eve candle light service, 7 p.m., Runville United Methodist Church, 1216 Runville Road, Bellefonte, 353-8389 or

www.runvilleumc.com

.



•  Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m., Green Grove Brethren in Christ Church, 301 Brush Mountain Road, Spring Mills, 422-8740 or

www.flpv.org

.



•  Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m., State College Alliance Church, 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College, 237-7991.



•  Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m., Grays United Methodist Church, 5687 Buffalo Run Road, Port Matilda (Stormstown), 237-5531 or

www.graysumc.org/

•  “Candles, Carols and Communion” Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m., Howard Christian Church, 367 Walnut St., Howard, 625-2764,

www.howardchristianchurch.org

.



•  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m., Zion Community Church, 3261 Zion Road, Bellefonte, 383-4161,

zioncommuitychurch@gmail.com

or

www.zioncommunitychurch.com

.



•  Christmas Eve family worship service, 7 p.m., Milesburg Presbyterian Church, 103 Turnpike St., Milesburg.



•  Christmas Eve Candlelight Lessons and Carols Service, 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 105 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg, 466-6061 or

churchoffice@zlcboalsburg.org

.



•  Christmas Eve candelight service and festival of lessons and carols, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 145 W. Linn St., Bellefonte, 355-9072 or

secretary.bellefonteucc@gmail.com

or

pastor.bellefonteucc@gmail.com

•  Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Service, 7 p.m., ., Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College, 238-5442; churchoffice@oakwoodpca.org,

www.oakwoodpca.org

.



•  Christmas Eve candlelight worship, 8 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 277 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills, 237-2081 or

stpaul68@combast.net

or

www.spaulpgm.org

.



•  Christmas Eve Service, 9 p.m., Christ’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Allegheny St., Julian, 353-8802



•  Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service, 11 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 105 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg, 466-6061 or

churchoffice@zlcboalsburg.org

.



Dec. 25

•  Christmas Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m., Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 119 S. Sparks St., State College.



•  Christmas Night Candlelight Service, 7 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 S. Burrowes, State College, 237-2708 or

www.ubbcwelcome.org

.



Dec. 31

First Night Soups and Sweets Café, 4-8 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 S. Burrowes, State College, 237-2708 or www.ubbcwelcome.org.

List includes events submitted to the Centre Daily Times for Holiday Happenings.

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