The Thrill of Hope

It’s one of our favorite Christmas songs, “the thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices…”
And we are weary world in need of joy.
We always have been…

Christmas is the whisper of hope in our hearts.
It’s the silent tug of our souls hinting at the good yet to come.

Join us this Christmas season as we unwrap the thrill of hope.

Christmas Eve


A 45-minute, candlelight service with carols and a message from Pastors Vince Smith and Scott Leddy.

Friday, December 24th, Time: 6pm
Location: Calvary Penns Valley

*There is no regular Sunday morning service on December 26.

Christmas Online

A special Christmas experience
with carols, some thoughts on hope, and a candlelit Silent Night.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect

At Calvary Penns Valley, you’ll be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment.  The service is pretty informal and will only last about 45 minutes. 

We will celebrate Christmas with carol singing, candles for Silent Night, and a message of encouragement from the Pastor Vince.

The service will start at 6pm sharp, so plan to arrive in plenty of time to park, and make your way to the gathering. 

Can I come if I'm ......?

Fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted: divorced, single parent, broke, an addict, bi-racial, a skeptic, etc. You are welcome at Calvary.

However, if you have recently tested positive or are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please choose to enjoy the online Christmas experience instead. 

What about our kids?

Christmas is better with family and that’s why our Christmas services are designed for the whole family to stay together.

What do I wear?

We’re pretty relaxed at Calvary.  Some people may get dressed up for Christmas, so if that’s you, go for it!  Otherwise, just come in what you’d wear to Christmas with your family.

Where do I park?

There is ample parking available in the lot behind the church.

Is the building handicap accessable?
Yes! There’s a ramp at the front door should you need it, and convenient and comfortable seating for everyone.
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Calvary Penns Valley
117 Penn Street, Millheim

Calvary Penns Valley