Youngsville Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Northwest Bank will be collecting items at the Youngsville and other braches to send to our troops this Christmas season, collecting items from November 27 to December 2. Some examples of donations are: toiletries, shaving supplies, coffee, and snacks. We appreciate any help that we can receive. Pictured are Marina Burch, Office Manager and at Northwest Bank Youngsville, and Northwest Manager Jenna Thomas.

Hometown Heroes Round II Banner Project

Round I of the Hometown Heroes Banner Project was finished and proudly displayed on Railroad Street and part of East Main St on Memorial Day 2017. One of the most interesting things derived from the project has been the stories collected about the honorees. Now, the committee is working on Round II scheduled to be installed for Memorial Day 2018.

If you have a Hometown Hero that you would like to honor, now is the time to get the forms completed and submitted especially if you would like to give it as a Christmas Gift. What better gift could you give to a service person “who has everything” and is hard to buy for? We have a special gift card to present to your honoree revealing the gift that shows your love and appreciation of their service.

Any branch of Service, past or present, home or abroad, war time or peace time is eligible. The easy three- page form is available at the Youngsville Borough Building. One page is an overview of the project. One page is the photo release form, and the third page is the Honoree’s information form. Call 563-4286 for questions.

Movie Nights at Otterbein

Movie Night at Otterbein UMC is Friday night at 7pm. The following movies will be shown:. The Nativity, December 8. Left Behind, January 12. Free Popcorn. Everyone is welcome.

Leap for Love

Leap for Love: Get the date on your calendar! February 3, 2018. Leapers will be garnering financial sponsors to raise money for Love INC. We had 10 polar patrons take the plunge last year, raising $2,000! We are hoping to increase both numbers in 2018. Do you know of anyone daring enough to take a dip?

Youngsville Old Fashioned Christmas

The Youngsville Old Fashioned Christmas will take place on Saturday, December 2nd from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in downtown Youngsville. The event will start with a parade at 4 p.m. Immediately following the parade will be a Dress Like an Elf Contest with prizes given for the best elf in three age groups, 0-3, 4-6, and 7-Adult. Live entertainment will follow the elf contest. Kids will be able to make an ornament to decorate the town tree and a keepsake ornament to take home at the First United Methodist Church. A special guest will be reading Christmas stories at the Retro Station. There will be a Chinese auction, craft and food vendors, trolley rides, games, and a winter wonderland for photo ops. Vendors will be selling pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, walking tacos, chili, pizza and caramel corn. Some local businesses and church groups will be providing complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Of course, no Hometown Christmas is complete without a visit from Santa! Visit with Santa from after the parade until 6 p.m. At 6:15 we ask all in attendance to join us around the town tree for a few Christmas carols and tree lighting. We hope that you will join us for this community event!

Evangelical and First United Methodist Church Advent Events

The five Sunday’s of December at the Youngsville First and EUM will be caroling at the Rouse and Rouse Suites and around town on December 3. Youngsville First Bell Choir will be performing on December 17 at Youngsville EUM’s 11 a.m. service and on Dec. 24 at Youngsville First at the 9:30 a.m. service. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be held at Youngsville Frist at 7 p.m. and EUM at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

On December 31, at 10 am., a concert will take place at the Evangelical United Methodist Church on 18 Second St, Youngsville.

Dan Schall is from Zelienople. Through his music and testimony, he conveys his love for Jesus Christ and his concern for his fellow man’s eternity. His ministry focuses on encouragement and God’s love for man.

Youngsville Free Methodist Church Happenings

Drop & Shop “Kids Day Out” Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per child, breakfast & Lunch will be provided. Call the office 814-563-9009 for more information.

Experience Christmas at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church

Sometimes it seems there are so many events going on around the holidays that we almost miss the real reason we are celebrating in the first place!

Your neighbors at the Free Methodist Church would like to invite you and your family to take advantage of several great opportunities to remember and experience the “Reason for the Season.”

We begin with a re-telling of the birth and life of Jesus on December 16th, where costumed players will walk you through the life of Jesus. Join us on our interactive “Journey to Christ,” where the entire church will be transformed into a variety of tiny shops displaying crafts and goods from Bible times. You will also be able to sample tasty treats and there will be a live petting zoo for the kids. Bring your family and your friends, take some pictures and make some memories!

Again, this year, we will be offering a “Blue Christmas” service that will take place on Wednesday, December 20th, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Blue Christmas service is held on the longest night of the year and is structured to 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 of year for you due to loss of a loved one, separation from family, or simply because you feel disconnected from the traditional “cheeriness” of the season, this service may be just what you are looking for.

On December 24, we will be holding our regular Worship Service at 9:30 am. We will also be holding two Christmas Eve services, one at 8 p.m. and one at 11 p.m. We conclude each Christmas Eve service with a candlelight ceremony that is sure to inspire.

We hope that you will be able to find some time in your busy Holiday schedule to take in one or several of these services and add even more meaning to your Holiday.

Youngsville Library

Library Angels:

Become a “Library Angel” and help the Youngsville Public Library. From now through Friday, December 22nd the Youngsville Public Library has a special tree on display near the Circulation Desk. The Library Angel Tree is filled with a variety of ornaments listing basic items (& their costs/donation denomination) that are vital to the survival of the library. There are many items that you wouldn’t necessarily think about that a library needs to provide year-round service to the public. Everything from custodial supply items to energy-saving lightbulbs to office supplies, acid-free historical collection materials and more (just to name a few).Community members are encouraged to take an ornament from the tree and make a donation at the circulation desk. You will receive a Library Angel ornament to place back on the tree for each Angel-donation that is made. You also have the option to make a donation to honor of someone or in memoriam.

A special thank you to our most recent Library Angels: Towards annual software updates: Rosann Paul; towards Building Insurance costs: Kristy & Roger Wallace; Postage stamps: anonymous donor; towards Telephone bill: Darla & Phillip Herrnberger.

YPL business hours are M & Tu Noon-7:30 pm, W 10-5 pm , and F 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.

See Santa this Saturday:

Be sure to stop by and see Santa Claus during Youngsville’s Hometown Christmas event this Saturday, December 2nd from 4 to 6 p.m. The Friends of the Youngsville Public will be providing young visitors with a candy cane, a goody-bag filled with seasonal items and a book to take home with them as part of their annual “Stories & Santa” program (while supplies last). Santa will be located in the building next to the Galley.