Youngsville Free Methodist slates holiday events

The Youngsville Free Methodist Church has several holiday events starting today.

The church will host a live nativity event from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Rouse Daycare Parking lot, 238 E. Main St. There is no charge to attend.

On Sunday, Dec. 12, the church will host award-winning GloryWay in concert at 6 p.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis St. All are welcome to attend the free concert.

The church will also hold Christmas Eve services on Friday, Dec. 24, at 6 and 8 p.m. Each Christmas Eve service will conclude with a candlelight ceremony that is sure to inspire. All are welcome.

Youngsville Free Methodist Church also holds two services Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. with a staffed nursery and children’s program during both services. The church also offers a sixth- through eighth-grade Sunday school class at both services as well. For more information visit www.ybfree.org.

Free community meals are served Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Joyful Cafe inside the church. All are welcome. Note: there will be no meal served on Dec. 22 or Dec. 29.

Youngsville Free Methodist Church also hosts a free food giveaway every Friday. The church receives food from Walmart and Country Fair every Friday that is available to the public. Distribution begins at 10 a.m. and is self-serve. Church officials ask those picking up food to enter through the door located off of Marsh Avenue as all food is located at the end of the building. The church also has food available two Mondays and Wednesdays a month. The schedule is based off of the first and third Wednesday of the month. If the distribution is the first or third Wednesday, the church also gets food on Monday of that week.

The Hands of Love Food Ministry is a group of dedicated individuals who have been packing up food and distributing it to those in need all over Warren County, based out of the Youngsville Free Methodist Church.

“We are blessed to have this food ministry and it brings us great joy that we are able to share it with others. However, we do need assistance with this ministry, mainly with the distribution. Please consider volunteering your time so we can continue this outreach,” church officials said.

Online sign ups available. Those interested can visit YBFree.org website and scroll to the “Our Ministries/Food Ministries” tab on the homepage or message Mandy Kellogg at kellogg3m@yahoo.com.


Free Career Development Help: On Wednesday, Dec. 8, Rebecca Whitney will hold three separate, free career help workshops at the Youngsville Library. From noon to 1 p.m., Whitney is offering a “walk-in” question and answer where area residents can ask question regarding general job search help, resume assistance, navigating the PA CareerLink site, how to register online for future workshops, and more. The “Budgeting 101” workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. and the “Interview Skills” workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. require registration. It is possible to attended either the budgeting or interview skills workshops via phone call (cell or landline) or via computer, if unable to attend in person at the library. For details or to register contact Rebecca Whitney at 814-853-5141 or RebeccaWhitney@NWPACareerLink.org. The workshops count towards weekly unemployment requirements as they are part of PA CareerLink.


To provide time for Youngsville Public Library staff to enjoy holiday time with their families, the Youngsville Library will be closed Christmas Eve Day and New Year’s Eve Day. However, the library will be offering extended hours Monday through Wednesday during the weeks of Dec. 20 and Dec. 27, so the library will still be offering the same amount of business hours while allotting for holiday time for staff. Visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org for details.


Through Wednesday, Dec. 22, the Youngsville Library’s 13th annual “Library-Angel” fundraiser is occurring. A corresponding “Library-Angel” is placed on the Library-Angel tree for each donation made and specifies if the donation was in honor of or in memory of an individual. Library Angels are also mentioned on our website and listed in the Times Observer. To become a Library Angel: (a) stop by the Youngsville Library during business hours, (b) visit the library’s homepage at YoungsvilleLibrary.org for a downloadable Angel Tree donation form, or (c) mail a Library Angel donation (without a form) to: Youngsville Public Library c/o Library Angel Program, 100 Broad St., Youngsville, PA 16371. Be sure to include the name to be placed on the Angel (and if the donation is in memoriam or in honor of someone). Regular business hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.

The most recent Library Angels who have made donations towards the following library needsare:

¯ CD Book: In Memory of Ethel Chalfant from Darla Herrnberger;

¯ General DVDs: In Memory of Jeane Clark from Sue Uhron, In memory of Jim Smith from Sue Uhron;

¯ Children’s book: In honor of Jazzy’s birthday from Anonymous donor;

¯ Towards kids/youth programming: In Honor of cousin Liam from Ellie and Ruby Paul;

¯ Towards security system costs: In Honor of the friendly library staff from Dave and Joyce Lucia;

¯ Towards phone bill costs: from anonymous donor;

¯ Children’s DVD: In Honor of my grandchildren from Mary Sullivan; and

¯ General Donation: In Honor of friends and family from Dave and Joyce Lucia.


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