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East Brady Christmas event
The “We Believe” committee in East Brady will sponsor a two-day Christmas event that showcases local crafters, specialty shops, churches and downtown merchants. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4. To locate participating business, churches and crafters look for the large Santa flags displayed on the exterior of the buildings. “We Believe” brochures are available at many local businesses in East Brady and surrounding towns. These brochures provide additional information and a local map.
Businesses will offer crafts, windows (painted or plain) hand sewn items, homemade vinegars and relishes; primitives, florals, shelves, hand painted wood and tin items, homemade baked goods; homemade natural body products, wooden items and decorations, baked goods; jewelry designed by Ann Ball, floral arrangements, hand knit hats, scarves and purses, gifts; fine loose and bagged teas, gift items, complimentary tea and scone samples; gifts for fishermen, hunters and gardeners, live bait and supplies, Christmas decor, live trees; crafters, hot sandwiches, soup and homemade desserts, soup sold by the quart at the East Brady UMC; ornaments, crafts, specialty coffees, olive oils, jewelry, cookbooks, coffee and dessert at the Presbyterian Church; open house, coupons, specials, demos, samples, fruit baskets, cookie trays, catering ideas; gift items including Donna Sharp purses, Melissa & Doug Toys, candles; antiques, china, glassware. Register for piano or acoustic guitar lessons beginning in January. Lunch special at the St. Cloud Hotel: homemade soup and sandwich, free coffee with brochure; lunch special at Outlook Inn: homemade soup, salad and beverage.
Trip to Bethlehem set by area church
A trip to Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ will be held Dec. 3-5, at the Walkchalk Salem Baptist Church, 1006 Butler Road. Programs begin at 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 p.m. each day. Event is held outdoors and those attending are asked to dress appropriately. There is no charge, a love offering will be received. Questions may be directed to 724-543-5161.
Clothing drive set Dec. 4
Gently used donations will be accepted for the free clothing drive from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Church of God of Prophecy, Route 85 Sunnyside. A free clothing drive will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 4 at the Church of God of Prophecy, Route 85 Sunnyside.
Advent services start next Wednesday
The Mid-Week Advent services will be held at noon Wednesday at Ford Memorial United Methodist Church in Ford City. There will be a brief devotional message followed by a light lunch. A freewill donation will be accepted. The speaker will be Pastor Joan Armstrong from Christ/Emmanuel Lutheran Churches. These events will be held for four weeks in December prior to Christmas and are sponsored by the Ford City Ministerium.
Christmas drama set next weekend
A Christmas Prayer (musical drama) will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at the Harvest Community Church, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning. Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the performances. For information call 724-548-5643 or www.harvestpa.org .
Christmas workshop set next weekend
A Jesus Christmas workshop and a bake sale of homemade goods will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the New Hope Assembly of God, NuMine. Donations of gently used toys, gifts, or clothing will be accepted from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, and 3 and before 10 a.m. Dec. 4. No junk will be accepted. This is a toy, gift and clothing sale/exchange. Questions may be directed to the church office at 724-783-7353.