The Rise Up Village Bakery became an official ministry of the United Churches of Lycoming County on November 1, 2022.

Our mission is to provide training in baking skills, and to offer support and guidance for individuals having difficulty in securing employment. Priority is given to those who are involved with the criminal justice system. An applicant who is on probation, parole, or who is returning to the community from incarceration must be involved with a supportive agency. Our vision for the graduates of our program is that they will be able to secure employment and be successful, productive members of our community.

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The new Rise Up Village Bakery is operated by volunteers. We lease the kitchen at the New Covenant United Church of Christ. Currently we are only baking on Mondays, but we hope to expand as we involve more volunteers and trainees. Weekly orders for breads, rolls, muffins and cookies are accepted by 5pm on Saturdays. Sign up at [email protected] to receive notices of our weekly offerings. You can also check out our Facebook page for updates.

As part of our mission we also donate or provide baked goods at a reduced cost to churches which host community dinners, to Blessing Boxes, and to social service residential facilities.

Information

Location: 202 E. Third St., Academy St. Entrance, Williamsport.

Mailing Address: United Churches, 202 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

Telephone: (570) 295-8434

Contact Person: Marty, Program Manager

Hours:

Tuesday: 8am-1pm - Baking
Tuesday: 1pm-2:30pm - Pick up Baked Goods

How can you help?

  • Volunteer to help in the kitchen, or to package and organize orders for pick up.
  • Provide a monetary donation to help with operating expenses.
  • Become a bakery customer.
  • Spread the word about our ministry.