Belle of the ball

Organizers and volunteers for "The Second Annual Community Belle of the Ball" event have been collecting gently used gowns, shoes and jewelry, which will be distributed to girls feeling the financial pinch of today's economy.

Distribution will be held from 5-8 p.m. on March 1, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 2.

Last year's event provided 200 gowns to deserving young women, a "tremendous success" according to Gwen Evans, one of the organizers.

The collection is just a small part of Zion's outreach ministry.

For more information, contact Evans at (570) 668-0666 or Deb Davies at 668-4554.

First Methodist

The Rev. James Cavallero will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in First United Methodist Church. The service will include Holy Communion and a children's message, which will be offered by Marge Kropp, followed by children's Sunday school. Adult Sunday school classes are held at 9:30 a.m.

Also this Sunday, the Welsh Songfest will be presented at 2 p.m., followed by a tea, a covered dish supper will be held at 6 p.m. and the Lenten Bible study session will be held at 7 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, chancel choir rehearses at 7 p.m.; Thursday, trustees will meet at 6 p.m. and the administrative council will meet at 7 p.m.

A presentation of the Easter Passion Play "Born For This" will be held at 6 p.m. on March 17.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Cheryl Moore will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville.

The service will include Holy Communion and will be followed by a breakfast.

Also on Sunday, the Confirmation class will meet at 11:30 a.m., Daisies, Brownies and Cub Scouts will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Sunday school teachers and officers will meet at 7 p.m.; Thursday, prayer group meets at 4:45 p.m.

The choirs rehearse on Thursdays. Next week's schedule will include: cherubs at 6:30 p.m., junior choir at 7 p.m.; senior choir at 7:30 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Sunday school classes will meet at 10:30 a.m.

Also this Sunday, classes for First Holy Communion will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, worship and music committee meets at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, midweek Lenten service at 7 p.m. at St. John's; Thursday, angel choir rehearsal at 6 p.m., shepherd choir meets at 6:30 p.m., chancel/adult choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m., finance committee will meet at 7 p.m.