Sight & Sound Bus Trip

Join United Churches of Lycoming County on our Bus Trip to see “Daniel” at Sight and Sound Theater!  We will leave on April 9th at 6:45 a.m. from First Church, 604 Market Street, Williamsport.  We will stop en route for a chance to grab breakfast or stretch your legs before arriving for an 11:00 showtime.  On our return trip, we will stop at Bird-in-Hand Family Inn, Restaurant for a lunch buffet.  With our bellies full, we will then wander the Edwards Nut and Candy Company for goodies to bring home.  Our anticipated return time is 7:30 p.m.  Please email Tammey at [email protected] to reserve your seat or additional questions.

Songs For The Soul

The Williamsport Civic Chorus invites you to experience
“Songs for the Soul” this Spring!

If you’re looking for some music to soothe the soul, the Williamsport Civic Chorus has you covered. Join us for a selection of “Songs for the Soul” that offer spiritual and emotional refreshment across a range of cultures, featuring the work of composers who range from Sergei Rachmaninoff to Pablo Casals; from Samuel Barber to our own Michael Connor. A truly eclectic mix of styles and themes with one purpose in mind – to keep you singing long after the concert is over!

This uplifting, feel-good concert is set for Sunday, April 21st, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 142 Market Street, Williamsport. Tickets are available at the door, but also at a discount from Robert M. Sides Family Music Center and Otto’s Bookstore, or online at And, as usual, we offer refreshments after the concert – the delicious kind!

Bring yourself, bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of musical bliss!

Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale

What:  Rummage and Bake Sale with Marine Corps League holding hot dog sale in parking lot.
When:  April 13th, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where:  St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church
1427 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport
Please enter by back corner door.

Raise The Region

I am reaching out to you, asking that you take five minutes to give to United Churches of Lycoming County at   All the fun begins at 6:00 p.m. tonight!
Your donation of any amount will help!
Food Pantry:
Our Food Pantry, located at 202 East Third Street, is a 100% Client Choice Food Pantry.  Each one of our neighbors can shop our shelves with dignity, choosing the items they are able to prepare and that they know their family will eat.  The Pantry operates on a budget of $3000 a month.  With that we are able to provide meat, dairy, bakery, and shelf stable items for our community’s most vulnerable.  $25 purchases 130 pounds of food…impossible to do at the grocery store these days!
Shepherd of the Streets:
Our Shepherd of the Streets, located at 320 Park Avenue, provides for medical and self-care needs that our neighbors otherwise would go without.  On a daily basis, we provide funds for medical transportation, prescription co-pays, dental exams/oral surgeries, eye exams/glasses, and personal hygiene kits.  At an annual operating budget of $165,000, this ministry spends almost $3000 a month on prescription needs alone.  That means your loved ones, and mine, will not need to make a decision between their health and their electric bill!  Just $50 will provide a hygiene kit, allowing our neighbors to utilize their funds towards an ever-growing list of financial burdens they are facing.
Rise Up Village Bakery:
I hope by now, you have had a chance to try some of the delicious baked goods coming out of the kitchen of Rise Up Village Bakery, located at 202 East Third Street!  Not only will your stomach thank you, but your donation supports a training program that strengthens our community at large.  Justice involved individuals are given a chance to learn skills that they can carry with them into the work force.  The skills are second, though, to the support system they receive in this ministry.  As the Bakery continues to expand, our current annual ingredient budget of $7000 will need to be adjusted.  A donation of $100 will purchase a week’s worth of eggs.

Housing and Utility Assistance/Church Fuel Co-op:
As living costs soar, we have seen an increase in our neighbor’s needs for some of the most basics.  From the time I arrive at the office until the time I leave, I am answering calls for housing and utility assistance…many from people who have never found themselves in need before.  One vehicle repair, one medical bill, one lost babysitter all can lead to a crisis.  It is very difficult for some of our neighbors to ask for assistance; having been raised that it is a sign of weakness.  During the first week of January, I received a visit from a young couple that had been without heat since before Christmas.  They had exhausted their LIHEAP funds, and since they were both working and didn’t have any children, they didn’t qualify for some of the other assistance programs.  They had been told several times that there was “no money to be given.”  Holding hands, the love apparent between the two, they told me they would be fine.  They understood that there were people worse off than they were.  They explained that they had placed blankets up on the doorways and were wearing several layers of clothes and a coat to keep warm.  I wish that I recorded the phone call I received from the young woman, in tears, unable to believe that a fuel company showed up at their address one afternoon to deliver 125 gallons of fuel for them with no questions asked!  That phone call was thanks to all of you!  A donation of $500 will help the next family in a similar situation.
And, so much more…
Together, we make a difference!


Pro-Life Prayer Breakfast

The Susquehanna Valley Chapter Pennsylvanians for Human Life will host a Pro-Life Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 90 Pine Street, Williamsport.  This event is not a fundraiser or one of a political nature.  It is a time of prayer.  The money collected for the tickets is used to help defray the cost of the breakfast.

The principal speaker will be Pam Burkholder. Pam resides in Williamsport with her husband of 47 years. She is the mother of 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. She has served in many roles at Expectations Women’s Center, beginning as a volunteer when the Williamsport office first opened in 1996 and is currently serving as their Executive Director. Pam has a heart to help everyone be the very best they can be.

RSVP by March 15, 2024 to Doris 570.745.3502 or Tammy 570.745.3328.