- Artist: First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Val
- Format: CD
- Release Date:10/31/2006
The First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley is a combination of two churches that have been sold to combine into one church, The First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley. The two churches were The First Presbyterian Church of Peckville, Pa., and Calvin United Presbyterian Church of Olyphant, Pa. With have congregations that were diminishing or waining in attendance both churches, governed by the same Minister Virginia Miner, decided with the assistance of both churches governing board ( called the Elders or Session) to sell the churches and establish a brand new church. It is because of this that fund raising ideas have started upon the actual sale of the properties which include making this CD called 'Christmas Favorites.' Recorded by one of the Elders, Bill Vargas, the project includes members of the congregation, members from both past churches, showing their talents to support the need to gain the needed funds to build the new church. Everything from instrumentals to vocal songs are on the CD. Piano solos, organ solos ( the organ on the CD is the pipe organ from Olyphants Calvin church), guitar solos, Youth group aca pella vocals, band selections and the combined churches Bell Choir. We hope you enjoy our project and desire to purchase this CD so we may 'see the light at the end of the tunnel, that being, the light of God in his house in the way he wants us to see it.' We Thank You.