The purpose of the First United Presbyterian Church of West Pittston, Pennsylvania
(currently located at Wyoming Presbyterian Church in Wyoming, PA)
is to proclaim the Good News of a Gracious God and to form a community of Christians
to be Christ’s hands and feet in daily life.
2019 ADVENT and CHRISTMAS:
ADVENT BIBLE STUDY: The Advent Devotional Bible Study Straw for the Manger will be held on the four Sundays of Advent, beginning DEC 1, at The Institute from 6-7 PM.
MEMORIAL FLOWERS: If you’d like to place a poinsettia in the sanctuary for the Christmas season, fill out the form below. The deadline for orders is DEC 6.
ANGEL TREE: Share Christmas joy by providing presents for children through the Salvation Army. Tags on the tree include information about the child’s age, clothing size, and wish list. Please provide the gifts unwrapped. The collection date for the angel tree is DEC 8.
ADVENT CRAFT AND COVERED DISH LUNCHEON will be held on the second Sunday of Advent (DEC 8) at noon. This year we will be making not only ornaments to take home but also for the church’s Angel Tree. Church families and their friends are welcome to bring a covered dish and enjoy a meal, fellowship and crafts. Those who feel that may be “craft- challenged” are especially encouraged to attend and be amazed at their accomplishments. It will be yet another glue and glitter extravaganza!!!
ANNUAL HANGING OF THE GREENS in the sanctuary will be held at 6 PM on DEC 13. Please come and help decorate for this joyous season!
BLUE CHRISTMAS/LONGEST NIGHT The bright advent season can be painful for those struggling from a loss, separation, loneliness, or illness. At 7 PM Saturday, DEC 21, those who wish to experience Scripture, music, and meditations that focus on God’s comfort in difficult times may find meaning in this combined service of worship with other area churches. The service this year is at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 143 Parsonage St, Pittston, PA. Please consider coming and inviting someone you know.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS On Monday, DEC 23, at 6:30 PM, we will meet at the Institute to gather for Christmas Caroling to bring some cheer to shut-ins from West Pittston and Wyoming. Black Tie Limousine will provide transportation in vans, and we will return to the Institute for hot cocoa and goodies. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. If there is a shut-in who would like a visit please see Erin Viglione to be add them to the list!
CHRISTMAS EVE COVERED DISH SUPPER: On DEC 24, at 6 PM, we will have a Covered Dish Supper at the Institute to celebrate a meal together as a church family before our Christmas Eve Worship. Over the years, we have welcomed family and church members visiting for the holidays, extended families, community friends. If you can, please sign up so we know how many and what meal items are coming. We will set up for the dinner earlier that morning – Dec 24th at 10:00 AM. Please come help, and come eat!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE At 7:30 PM, DEC 24, we will celebrate the birth of Christ with a family friendly service. This will be a combined service of the West Pittston and Wyoming Presbyterian Churches; community members and friends are invited.