Youngsville Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Amaya Cradduck receives a goodies bag from Chief Todd Mineweaser, at the Youngsville Hometown Christmas.

Experience Christmas in Youngsville at the Church on Davis Street

Your neighbors at the Free Methodist Church on Davis Street would like to invite you and your family to several great opportunities to remember and experience the “Reason for the Season.” On December 16th we will have a drama that will re-tell the story of the birth and life of Jesus Christ. You don’t want to miss this. Journey to Christ Drama will be performing at 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.

On the same night, there will be an interactive Marketplace where you will find tasty treats to sample and a petting zoo to enjoy. Bethlehem Marketplace from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with Petting Zoo There will be a variety of shops that will display crafts and goods from Bible times.

Everything is free, so bring the family, take some pictures, and make some memories.

On December 21st at 6:00 pm we will be having a “Blue Christmas” service in the sanctuary. The Blue Christmas service is held on the longest night of the year and will minister to those who want to celebrate the birth of Christ, but find it difficult to experience the joy of Christmas. If Christmas isn’t an especially cheery time for you due to life circumstances, this service may be just what you are looking for.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services you are welcome to join us at 8:00 pm or 11:00 pm on Saturday, December 24th and please join us on Christmas morning Celebrate and receive the greatest gift and Celebrate Christmas Day at 9:30a.m. Worship Service. For more information on any of the events contact the church office at 563-9009 or youngsvillefmc@gmail.com

The Pittsfield Wesleyan Methodist Christmas Celebration

The Pittsfield Wesleyan Methodist Church on Route 27 is doing their Christmas Music Program on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th at 6:00PM. There will be Orchestra numbers, Bell Choir numbers, Trumpet duet; Clarinet, Flute, Viola, and Piano specials. There will also be a Ladies Trio special, Men’s Trio special, and a Mixed Quartet special. Come on out and help us celebrate the birth of Jesus. Come As You Are! Everyone Is Welcome!

Christmas Happenings at Evangelical and First United Methodist Churches

“p1″>Sunday, December 18 at the 11 a.m. service the Evangelical U.M. Sunday Schools will share the “Good News” to the congregation. On Sunday evening at 6:p.m. the First U.M. will present the KLFC Christmas Pageant. On Sunday December 24, Christmas Eve Frist U.M. Candlelight Service at 7p.m. and Evangelical U.M. will hold their Candlelight Service at 11p.m.   

On Christmas morning, a Charge Worship Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at First U.M. both congregations and you are invited to share the celebration.

Christmas at the Otterbein Church in Pittsfield

You are invited to join us, December 11, at 4p.m. for supper and “Caroling.” Our Christmas Eve Services will be held at 6p.m. and 8:30p.m. Christmas Day Service will be at 10a.m. Please join us at 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield.

Presbyterian Serveries During Advent Season

The Irvine Presbyterian Church will observe Twilight Before Christmas; our Pre-Christmas Eve service will be held on December 18, 2016 at 6 p.m. Christmas day Service will be at 9 a.m.  No fellowship time after the service so everyone can enjoy the holiday with their families.

St. Francis of Assisi Decorate for Christmas

St. Francis of Assisi families and friends are gathering ThursdaySt. Francis Thursday after 6pm, we are making wreaths and preparing for our annual Christmas morning free breakfast buffet 8:30 am.  The community is invited to join us for breakfast and Christmas morning service for Father Scott’s message “Christmas in the Trenches” Call more details, Nancy 563-9491

Youngsville First United Methodist Church Preschool Christmas Program

Family and friends are invited to the Youngsville First United Methodist Church Preschool Christmas Program will be held on December 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary.

Youngsville Public Library Update

Recent Library Angels:

Next week marks the last week of this year’s Annual Library Angel Tree fundraiser at the Youngsville Public Library. The tree on display near the circulation desk is filled with a variety of ornaments listing basic items (including an associated denomination) that are very important to the survival of the library. Many of the ornaments include items that you would not necessarily associate with “daily operational costs” for a library, such as custodial supply items and energy-saving lightbulbs.

When a community member chooses an ornament from the tree and make a donation at the circulation desk they receive a Library Angel to place back on the tree for each donation that is made. You also have the option to make a donation in honor of someone or in memoriam. Special cards are available at the circulation desk if you wish to send a gift acknowledgement to the honoree or a family member.

Youngsville Public Library regular business hours for next week are Monday & Tuesday Noon-7:30 pm, Wednesday 10-5 pm and Friday, Noon-4 or you can mail your Angel Tree donation to Youngsville Library c/o Angel Tree 100 Broad Street Youngsville, PA 16371, please be sure to specify who the donation is from and if it is a memorial or in honor of donation.

A special thank you to our most recent Library Angels: General donation: In Honor of Geraldine Dailey by Denny & Kathleen Benedict; Gas bill for one month: Philip & Darla Herrnberger.

(2) Library Holiday hours:

The Youngsville Public Library will be closed for the week following Christmas, 12/26/16 – 12/30/16 but will resume regular business hours on Monday, January 2nd from Noon-7:30 pm. The YPL drop box will be still be open 24-7 and checked regularly for any items that are being returned. Regular business hours for 2017 will continue to be Monday & Tuesday Noon-7:30 pm, Wednesday, 10 am – 5 pm, & Friday Noon-4 pm.

Youngsville Borough Offices Holiday Hours

Youngsville Borough Offices will be CLOSED at Noon Friday, December 23rd and all day Monday, December 26th to observe the Christmas holiday.  Youngsville Borough Offices will also be CLOSED at Noon Friday, December 30th and all day, Monday, January 2nd to observe New Year’s Day.

Garbage pick-up

Monday, December 26th garbage pick- up will be Tuesday, December 27th. Tuesday, December 27th Garbage pick- up will be Wednesday, December 28th. Monday, January 2nd garbage pick-up will be on Tuesday, January 3rd. Tuesday, January 3rd Garbage pick- up will be Wednesday, January 4th.   December recycling day is Wednesday, December 21st

Annual Christmas Open House at the Rouse Home

The Annual Christmas Open House will be held at the Rouse Home Thursday at 6:30 PM – 8 PM.  There will be activities, entertainment and refreshments served. You are invited to join us this time of the year and experience our home away from home. We are located at 701 Rouse Ave, Youngsville, Pennsylvania 16371

ROY Christmas Basket

ROY is having a Christmas Basket raffle as a fundraiser that will help support our revitalization projects. A Christmas welcome mat forms the basket which contains 4 gift certificates from local businesses, a bottle of campaign, “Peace on Earth” book by Mary Engelbreit, ceramic Tree dish, tin Angel sculpture, wooden country Angel, Poinsettia paper plates in two sizes with matching napkins, table cloth, and coasters, a candle, a three item gift box of Redkin products, china cup and saucer, the work “Cheers” cut from 1/2″ wood suitable to hang over a bar, Christmas package shaped salt and pepper shakers, small Christmas bowl, box of Sleepy Time tea, package of gift boxes, and a mid- sized gift bag and assorted useful Christmas knickknacks. The basket will be in the window of the Youngsville Pharmacy; where tickets may be purchased to benefit ROY.