Pastor retires

The Rev. Joseph Lachcik of St. Matthew's UCC is retiring from the ministry. His last worship service is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. The service will close with a formal ending of authorized ministry, led by the Rev. Toby Holleman, associate conference minister, PNEC.

After the service, there will be a Farewell Lunch in honor of Rev. Lachcik and his wife, Nancy and their children. If you would like to attend, please bring a covered dish or dessert.

Rev. Lachcik has served St. Matthew's for 11 years.

9/11 service

Sunday, Sept. 11 marks the 10th anniversary of the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. St. Matthew's will hold a service of special music, prayer and time of remembrance during it's 9 a.m. worship service. All are welcome to join St. Matthew's in this solemn observance.

Confirmation

If there is anyone who would like to have their child confirmed, please contact the St. Matthew's UCC office at (610) 381-2442.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. They will be celebrating Labor Day with hot dogs and ice cream. They will be playing bingo.