New pastor

Effort UMC learned this past weekend that when the Rev. Dave Felker, pastor, retires at the end of June, the pastorate will be filled by the Rev. Robin G. Fisher, as of July 1. Her move to Monroe County will include her husband, also a pastor, who has been appointed to serve Reeders UMC.

Rev. Deb Hoffman awaits notification of where her next pastorate will be.

Rev. Robin Fisher is currently serving Bethany UMC, Lebanon, Pa.

Healing service

Zion Lutheran Church will offer a Service of Healing at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24.

West End Rotary

The featured speaker at the March 25 meeting of the West End Rotary Club will be Dick Cipoletti.

The club meets at 7:30 a.m., at the Western Pocono Community Library.

Board of education

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in the district office in Brodheadsville.

PVHS Musical

This weekend, the Pleasant Valley High School musical will take the stage. Shows are at 7 p.m., Friday, March 26; 7 p.m., Saturday, March 27; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28.

PVEN service

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is sponsoring an ecumenical Good Friday service at 1 p.m., Friday, April 2, at the Neola Methodist Church, 738 Neola Road.

Participants are asked to bring a donation of canned goods.

All are welcome to attend.

Silver Bugle

Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, will host a Silver Bugle Contest at JAMBO100. It is open to all registered Scouts 18 or younger. The competition will be held at Kutztown University, at 1 p.m., May 15. All participants will receive a patch and the contest winner will receive a Silver Bugle.

Birthday celebrants

Happy Birthday greetings can be extended to: Edward Koehler, March 23; Delbert Heller Sr., Karl Lange, Marilou Conklin, Louis Tagliaferri, William Holland, William Bishop, Gabrielle Mosier, Faith Morales, March 24; Gary Schaeffer Sr., Karen Catina, Douglas Atherton, Andrew Atherton, Ava Morales, March 25; Nathan Seigfried, Phillippa Brotherton-Haynes, Tiffany Rotondella, Carlos Morales, Fran Wylie, Pam O'Keefe, Wendy Edwards, Jason Cameron Jr., Maribeth Wicoff, March 26; Jim Hawk, Jose Soares, March 27; Donna Dowchess, Shawn Bohanon, Pam Borger, Nick Lehinsky, Carleen Ramirez, March 28; Dan Phillips, Carole Burrus, Eva Martin, Pam Hiorton, Beth-Linn Mackes, Nyiah Nevarez, Nyiem Nevarez, March 29; Andrew Russo, Jackie Bartholomew, Samantha Bishop, Michael Cimino, Nathaniel Loch, March 30.

Job Fair

The Latino American Alliance of Northeast Pennsylvania (LAANEPA) is hosting a Diversity Job Fair 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at the Quality Inn in Stroudsburg. For more information, call LAANEPA at (570) 420-3725.