The Christmas Cantata, The Wondrous Story, was held on Sunday afternoon Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. The Psalm 100 Choir includes members from Whitneyville, Niles Valley, Mansfield and Blossburg churches, and is directed by Carmen Toby with Pianist Kathy Fuhrer. The church was full and everyone enjoyed the Cantata and the Coffee and Cookies which were served after the Cantata.

The life size Nativity is displayed again this year in the Wilkinson yard at the four-corners in Whitneyville with the spot lights on from 5-10 p.m. nightly. The choir and anyone who likes to sing Christmas Carols will be singing at the Nativity on Friday, Dec. 21. at 5 p.m. and then we will go inside to warm up and have Hot Chocolate.

We were sorry to hear of the passing of E. Jeanne (Wagner, Mahosky) Miller on Dec. 2. Jeanne was the last of the eight Wagner Sister who grew up here in Charleston Township and all, including her brother Fred Wagner, were members of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. Jeanne will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Butch Toby is scheduled for eye surgery this week at the Eye Clinic in Harrisburg. Prayers for Butch and his Doctors.

Fred Kennedy and Eileen Dewey both had doctor appointments this past week and both received good reports.

We continue healing prayers for Wade Gile (back problems) Eleanor Moore, Pastor Sandi and others suffering from colds and the flu. Safe travel prayers for those who are traveling during this busy season, especially Bill and Jan Shumway on their business trip to Atlanta.

Good news is that Spencer Rice has returned safely from Afghanistan.

Happy birthday to Reitha Starkweather on the 13th and to Bill Shumway, Sylvia Sumner and MacKenzie Fuhrer on the 15th, Cynthia Benedict on the 16th and Tonya Wilkinson on the 18th.