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Woodlyn Baptist Church: MacDade Boulevard and School Lane will hold its Christmas Dessert Concert on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. All are invited to experience “Hope is Born, Emmanuel,” a multimedia musical performance that celebrates His coming and gives voice to our yearning for His promised return. A holiday dessert buffet will follow for all guests. All are welcome.
Upland Baptist Church: 325 Main St., Upland, will celebrate the Christmas season with The Night of Music! On Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., come together for a night of carols, bells and music. All are invited to enjoy this casual evening.
Trainer Trinity United Methodist Church: 3705 W. Ninth St., Trainer. Food cupboard available Saturday, Dec. 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Donations of food items joyfully received throughout the week for Food Cupboard distribution. Email: [email protected]. Facebook: Trainer Trinity United Methodist Church. YouTube: trainertrinityumc
A Home Is a Right: (AHARI) is sponsoring a veterans’ holiday festival at The Church of the Overcomer, 1010 Sunset St., Trainer, on Dec. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. There will be free giveaways and resources for veterans and anyone that attends AHARI strives to help at-risk and under-served veterans become self-sufficient. AHARI is committed to establishing collaborations with other nonprofit organizations with a similar passion that provide housing, programming, and auxiliary support services.
Immanuel Lutheran Church: 501 Chester Pike, Norwood, will hold its annual Christmas bazaar Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade Christmas cookies will be pre-packaged in small quantities, but still available to select favorites to purchase by the pound. Homemade baked goods and sweets will be available, too. Members have made a variety of fresh soups in Mason jars ready to eat or to refrigerate until ready. Stromboli, ready to heat, can be taken home. Lunch will be available for purchase on site. Handmade crafts are available for gift shopping. Plus, there’s a flea market table to pick up odds and ends, including some holiday decor. Santa will be present for families to take their own photos. Handicapped access is available from Winona Avenue. For information, call 610-586-5860 or visit http://immanuelnorwood.org/.
St. James Episcopal Church: 732 11th Ave., Prospect Park, will hold its annual Canterbury Market on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The market will include a cookie walk, bake and soup table, crafts, tired jewelry, white elephant tables, tea room and lunch room. Kids can decorate gingerbread men as well as take chances on toys. There will also be 50/50s, lottery wreath, raffles, and a silent auction that will include a Phillies basket with tickets and an Eagles basket with tickets. Santa will also be there for pictures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on the Canterbury Market, go to https://stjamesprospectpark.org/events.
St. John’s Episcopal Church: 16 W. Third St., Essington, will be holding a Christmas bazaar on Dec. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Crafts, food, cookie walk and more. Come have some fun out with friends and family.
The Slavic Christmas/St. Nicholas luncheon: will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 at noon at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Ukrainian Catholic Church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore. Enjoy traditional Slavic foods like pierogis, kielbasa and more. Children 10 and under are free. Please provide the name and age of the child for St. Nick’s visit. Older children are $10 and adults are $20. Advance ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door and there will be no takeout. There will also be a St. Nick basket at the dinner for donations of new socks, gloves, hats, undergarments and thermals for the orphans in Ukraine. Please bring something with you to share with those in need. Contact the church for tickets at 610-544-1215 or [email protected].
St. Gabriel Parish, Norwood: will host a holiday trip to the Christmas Show at The American Music Theatre in Lancaster, with dinner afterwards at Miller’s Smorgasbord, on Thursday, Dec. 15. Trip will be from noon to 8 p.m. Cost is $130. To reserve a seat, call 610-586-1225 or email [email protected]/.
Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church: 256 Bethel Road, Glen MIlls will continue the monthly “first fruits” collection the first Sunday of each month.
Fridays at 6 p.m.: at Norwood United Methodist Church is game night, hosted by the youth ministry. This event is for students in grades 5-12. We will have an NFL Madden, NBA 2K tournament, and a host of other games for students to play. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Pastor Mike Nelson at [email protected] with any questions you may have on the free event.
Prospect Hill Baptist Church and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: 703 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park. Sunday worship, in-person and online, 11 a.m., www.prospecthillbaptist.org. Visit us on Facebook: @prospecthillbc. The pantry serves residents of Delaware County with meat, dairy, fresh produce, and canned goods. Hours: Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 4 – 7 p.m. Thursdays 1 – 4 p.m. More info on Facebook at delcoloavesandfishes and www.delcoloavesandfishes.org; 610- 532-9000
Holy Myrrh-Bearers 2022 pierogi sales: Pierogi sales are vital to our small parish. We appreciate your support and ask that you share our remaining sale dates with your friends and families. Potato and Cheese $10/dozen. Pierogi hotline is 610-544-1216. Order dates: Dec. 1-2, 14-15. Pickup times: Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Order no later than the preceding Sunday.
The Foundry Church: 25 Cedar Road, Wallingford, new hours, Tuesday 6-8 p.m. We offer fresh and frozen food, canned and dry goods. Visit www.the foundry church.org or arts programs studio4:10 Facebook page. Our pantry number is 610-872-3344
Evangelist Outreach in Chester: Are you an individual, group, church or organization that have a desire to share the gospel in our community with the opportunity to receive a $500 stipend. If so, email prayingfr[email protected] for more information and register to participate.
First United Methodist Church: 350 W. State St., Media, The church is home to the Media Food Bank which serves 75-100 families each week and is supported by individuals, area churches, and local businesses. The food bank is open Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10-11 a.m. The church also serves the community through its clothing closet which is open Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and every Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. The Transition Town Media Free Store is located at First United and serves as a place to donate used items and take (for free) items that can be used or repurposed. First Church offers free beginner yoga classes Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Middletown Presbyterian Church: 273 South Old Middletown Road, Media. Just GRIT, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., teen activities. Bible study with pizza. Adult Bible Study, Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m.
Temple Baptist Church: 736 W. Seventh St., Chester, will now have afternoon Bible study on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. Come out and share the joy of God’s love to his people. https://www.loc8nearme.com/pennsylvania/chester/temple-baptist-church/6148723/
The Christian Church of Chester: 308 W. Third St., Chester cafe will be open on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Enjoy a free hot meal. Zumba is held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Come for the fellowship and get fit for free. In the instance of inclement weather, contact the church at 610- 874-9690 or check our social media pages to see whether an activity has been delayed, canceled or rescheduled. www.thechristianchurchofchester.com
The Healing Rooms of Delaware County: A multi-church ministry with the goal of connecting people to God’s love and power. Location is New Hope Christian Church, 551 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall. 484-422-8145. Hours of operation: Monday, 7:30-9 p.m. No appointment necessary. Facility is wheelchair accessible.
Turning Point Ministries: 624 E. Eighth St., Chester, is collecting food as part of its endeavor to continually build up the city. Congregants are willing to pick up any and all donated nonperishable items that can be stored in the church’s pantry until the time comes to serve. The pantry is open the first and third Wednesdays of every month. For information and to set up donations, call LeeVetta Smith at 267-475-7087 or email [email protected]