The Ministeriums of Lycoming County

It has been said that the ecumenical movement forms one fabric. At every level, it seeks to help us discover the unity we have in Jesus Christ, and to find ways through which that unity may be expressed in common witness, service, and action. The eleven Ministeriums listed above are the channels for such ecumenical ministries in Lycoming County for their respective communities. Feel free to call their leaders when there are matters which should be brought to their attention.

Name President/Contact Person Meeting Time Meeting Place
Williamsport City Ministerium Rev. Ken Wagner-Pizza  570-322-0126
Trinity Episcopal Church
844 W 4th St., Williamsport PA 17701
trinityrector@comcast.net
First
Tuesdays
1:00 P.M.
St. Marks
Lutheran
142 Market St
Wmspt.
Hepburn Lycoming Rev. Lou Gatti   570-220-9211
Church of the Nazarene
3200 Lycoming Creek Rd., Williamsport PA 17701
revlou.lg@gmail.com
First Mondays
September-June
8:30 A.M.
Church of the
Nazarene
Jersey Shore Rev. Charles Winkelman   570-398-1909
Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church
cwinkelman@aol.com
Second Thursday at
Noon for lunch
Sept – May
Geisinger Jersey
Shore Hospital Board
Room (off cafeteria)
Montoursville Rev. David Letscher    570-368-8933
Bethany Lutheran Church
369 Broad Street, Montoursville PA 17754
pastorbethanymalc@gmail.com
Third Wednesday
11:30 A.M.
Bethany Lutheran
Church
East Lycoming Rev Robert Ingram    570- 549-2568
Moreland Baptist Church
118 Moreland Baptist Road, Muncy PA 17756
pastor@morelandbaptist.org
Fourth Wednesday
8:00 A.M.
Country Fork
Restaurant
Muncy Rev. Arlene Beechert         570-546-8030
First United Methodist Church, Muncy
602 South Market Street, Muncy PA 17756
abeechert@susumc.org
Fourth Thursday
10:00 A.M.
Rotates
Montgomery Rev. James Pentz       570-244-8939
New Covenant Assembly of God
1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery PA 17752
Montgomery PA 17752
Third Tuesday
11:00 A.M.
as announced
Rotates
South Williamsport Rev. Mark Brumbach      570-326-0302
South Williamsport United Methodist Church
409 Main Street, South Williamsport 17702
revymark@comcast.net
As announced OIP
South
Williamsport

Williamsport City Ministerium

  • Rev. Ken Wagner-Pizza  570-322-0126
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    844 West Fourth Street
    Williamsport PA 17701
    trinityrector@comcast.net
  • First Tuesdays
    1:00 P.M.
  • St. Marks Lutheran Church
    142 Market Street
    Williamsport PA 17701

Hepburn Lycoming

  • Rev. Louis Gatti     570-220-9211
    Calvary Church of the Nazarene
    3200 Lycoming Creek Road
    Williamsport PA 17701
    revlou.lg@gmail.com
  • First Mondays
    September – June
    8:30 A.M.
  • Calvary Church of the Nazarene

Jersey Shore

  • Rev. Charlie Winkelman  570-398-1909
    Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church
    cwinkelman@aol.com
  • Second Thursday at
    Noon for lunch
    September – May
  • Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital
    Board Room (off cafeteria)

Montoursville

  • Rev. David Letscher  570-368-3833
    Bethany Lutheran Church
    369 Broad Street
    Montoursville PA 17754
    pastorbethanynalc@gmail.com
  • Third Wednesday
    11:30 A.M.
  • Bethany Lutheran Church

East Lycoming

  • Rev Robert Ingram   570-546-2568
    Moreland Baptist Church
    118 Moreland Baptist Road
    Muncy PA 17756
    pastor@morelandbaptist.org
  • Third Wednesday
    8:00 A.M. Country Fork Restaurant

Muncy

  • Rev. Arlene Beechert  570-546-8030
    First United Methodist Church
    602 South Market Street
    Muncy PA 17756
    abeechert@susumc.org
  • Fourth Thursday
    10:00 A.M.
  • Rotates

Montgomery

  • Rev. James Pentz  570-244-8939
    New Covenant Assembly of God
    1270 Pinchtown Road
    Montgomery PA 17752
    newcovag@comcast.net
  • Third Tuesday
    11:00 A.M.
  • Rotates as announced

South Williamsport

  • Rev. Mark Brumbach  570-326-0302
    South Williamsport United Methodist Church
    409 Main Street
    South Williamsport 17702
    revymark@comcast.net
  • As announced
  • OIP  South Williamsport
Heroin Syringe

Faith-Based Initiative Committee of the Heroin Task Force

Lycoming County’s Faith Community has been working to facilitate healing of spirit through the power of God’s love.

The opioid epidemic has affected the lives of people throughout the nation and Lycoming County is not exempt. In an effort to positively influence young minds to steer clear of harmful drugs a Sunday school program has been developed called Prevention Through Faith Intervention. It was part of Project Bald Eagle’s faith component.

In an effort to positively influence young minds to steer clear of harmful drugs the Prevention through Faith Intervention Series was developed.  They were designed locally by a host of area pastors and drug prevention professionals coordinated by the Revs. John Manno and Gwen Bernstine.

Ten lessons cover the topics of acceptance, affirmation, appreciation, care, courage, creativity, hope, relief, safety and success.  All of the lessons give kids reasons … to not get involved with drugs and alcohol. It gives them the strength to say, “I don’t need that, I’m already OK on my own.”

The program is not an effort to replace drug abuse education, but rather to back it up by teaching youth about self esteem, relaxation and natural highs. Each lesson takes scripture from the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testaments that relate to one another. Teachers will have questions to ask students about the objective of the stories and how it can relate to drugs.

These lessons, the prayer cards and the prayer walk scriptures are all available below at no charge. If you have questions or need more information please contact United Churches of Lycoming County.

9th  Annual  Golf  Tournament  for  United  Churches

Twenty eight foursomes enjoyed the day golfing in the United Churches 9th Annual Golf Tournament held on the White Deer Heritage Golf Course on Friday, September 27!

Each golfer received a gift (this year a beautiful duffel bag), breakfast goodies, snacks, grilled hot dogs, and beverages throughout the day. There was a delicious light lunch at the end of the day. Our generous sponsors make sure our golfers are well taken care of all day long, and we invite our golfers and faith community to thank them throughout the year.

Our sponsors help the golfers have a great day golfing, but most importantly they underwrite the ministries United Churches provides in our community throughout the year. Often when asking a sponsor for a donation we hear the response that we need to have the food pantry, the Shepherd of the Streets, the nursing home and prison services and the editorials and devotions available. They all give people hope and resources every day.

Our sponsors are very generous! There were fifteen major sponsors who donated between $200 and $1,000. Thirty one hole sponsors donated $100. Twenty sponsors donated other items like artwork, jewelry and other gift items for the day, with values this year between $70 and $400. Twenty four area restaurants provided gift cards that were used to make three beautiful gift baskets. I lost count of how many times golfers would tell me how amazed they were with the overwhelming support we have throughout the community.

Tournament winners were in two categories this year.

Flight Two – Coming in second place was a team from First Church of Christ Disciples, Williamsport; Dan Aichner, Diane Pysher, Jake Pysher, and Todd Pysher. Coming in first place was a team from Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport; Ed Feinberg, Barry Grove, Mike Larson, and Paul Ulrich.

Flight One – Coming in second place was a team from Muncy Baptist Church; Dave Dunmire, Matt Dunmire, Bob Rice, and Bill Yeagle. Coming in first place was a team from St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, Williamsport; Dan Brown, Keith Harvey, Howard Keiss, and Althea McBride.

Skill shot winners included: closest to the pin – Tim Kitchen, Vicki Fischer, Bob Walker, Sandy Bernan, Judy Mase and Josh Mensinger. Longest drive winners were Pat James and Cheryl Bergey.

United Churches Golf Committee works throughout the year to plan for this day. This year the committee included Rev. Gwen Bernstine, Chair, George Casella, Vicki Fischer, Jim Foran, Phyllis Girven, Patty Gohrs, Don Konkle, Bob Shimp and Yvonne Shenuski. The United Churches Board of Directors and Staff thank them and the volunteers as well as the White Deer staff. This was financially our most successful year to date, and with a few checks yet to come in we have a profit of over $12K.

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