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The Northern Dauphin Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer
Will be held the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The mixer is held at a different location each month. Check the Upper Dauphin Sentinel's newspaper for the location.

HALIFAX • Halifax Senior Center, 3682 Peters Mountain Rd. (in the Valleys Evangelical Covenant Church), will hold a pinochle card party Wednesday, Dec. 20 at noon.

Everyone is welcome.

VALLEY VIEW • The second annual Christmas in the Park will be held Saturday, Dec. 16 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Valley View Park.

Santa Claus will arrive at 4 p.m. escorted by the Sacramento Fire Co.  Children will be able to visit Santa at the Christmas Cottage. A picture will be taken of each child’s visit with Santa and will be available at no cost.

Food and drink, concessions, crafts, Chinese auction, Christmas cookie decorating, model train displays, caroling, Christmas tree decorating contest, horse-drawn carriage rides and a coloring contest will be available.

A live Nativity presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Volunteers are still being sought to help with all events, parking and activities thoughout the park.

For donations, to help with the event, or any other questions, contact Christmas in the Park Chairman Jim Reed at 570-682-3707 or Dave Williams at 570-573-9467.

HALIFAX • Word of Life Chapel, 27 Fellowship Dr., announces its upcoming Christmas services.

• Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.: Annual children’s program with hymns and a message.

• Sunday, Dec. 24 at 9:30 a.m.: Christmas worship service with adult choir, Christmas hymns, message and candle lighting. No Sunday School.

No Christmas Eve service will be held this year.

DORNSIFE • Himmel’s Church, 107 Covered Bridge Road, announces its upcoming Christmas events:

• Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10:15 a.m.: Cantata “Season of Praise” written by Joseph and Pamela Martin.

• Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.: band prelude with candlelight service to follow at 7:30 p.m. Lighting of the Advent candles and a nativity scene featuring the youth will be held.

LECK KILL • St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4330 Schwaben Creed Rd., announces its upcoming Christmas events.

• Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m.: A community choir will present the cantata, “What Sweeter Music – A Festival of Carols.” The community choir is comprised of singers from the congregations of St. John’s; Himmel’s Church, Rebuck; and Christ Church, Leck Kill. The choir is directed by Dana Brown and accompanied by Diane Schreffler. Variations of familiar carols will be performed with the Christmas story narration. A freewill offering will be received for area food banks.  The public is invited and welcome to attend.

• Sunday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m.: Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service. The theme of the evening worship is “Be the Light,” and the presiding minister will be Upper Susquehanna Synod Bishop Barbara Collins.  The public is invited to attend.

Services at St. John’s, Leck Kill, are held every Sunday with Sunday School beginning at 9:15 a.m. and worship services beginning at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.

WICONISCO • Calvary United Methodist Church Choir, 519 Pottsville St., will hold its annual Christmas Cantata “Sing Joy to the World!” by Lloyd Larson Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.

Light refreshments will follow the program.

The community is invited.

MILLERSBURG • Northern Dauphin Christian School will present its annual Christmas program “The Christmas Shoe Tree” Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at David’s Community Bible Church, 1072 Route 25.

Karen McLaughlin and the students in kindergarten through fourth grade will present the musical drama about the Loggins family and their Christmas tree farm. Through scripture, songs and a heart-warming story, the children’s choir will share the “Good News” of Christmas and more importantly, have the opportunity to put into action donating their used shoes for the shoe drive this month. Boxes will be available that evening to accept donations of new or gently used shoes that will go to

The program also includes performances by the early education students, a human video performance by the fifth and sixth graders, as well as choir chime music from the high school students.

The public is invited to attend.


MILLERSBURG • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 324 North St., will hold a classical Christmas concert with soprano Amy Sprenkle and pianist Jim Slemmer Saturday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m.

The event is free, but a love offering will be taken.


For a complete list of upcoming events in our area see the print edition of Upper Dauphin Sentinel.

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