Saturday, December 20, 2014


Friday, December 19, 2014

St. Matthew's

The annual Christmas cantata, "Images of Adoration" by Pepper Choplin, will be at St. Matthew's UCC at 7:30 p.m. today and then again at Effort UMC at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The children and youth of St. Matthew's UCC will present a Christmas pageant at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Christmas Eve

St. Matthew's UCC will hold two services on Christmas Eve, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The 7 p.m. service will be with the Family Table style worship with most of "The Path" band, featuring Randy Cramer and vocalists.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lioness events

On Thursday the Western Pocono Lioness Club will be meeting at Getz Personal Care Home to help Santa hand out presents and sing carols.

On Saturday the service club will be meeting at the Buck Wha Pub in Kunkletown at 1 p.m for the group's Christmas luncheon.

Rotary speaker

The West End Rotary Club will welcome Eric McWhirler of MCW Custom Woodcraft at this Thursday's breakfast meeting. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Due to the Christmas holiday, the club will not meet on Dec. 25.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Special

St. Matthew's UCC's Family Table will be hosting a very special Christmas treat Sunday, Dec. 14. The regular Alternative Worship service will be held at 12 p.m. featuring The Cramer Brothers.

St. Matthew's welcomes everyone to this upbeat service with Communion for all.

Then at 1:15 p.m. the band will perform a Christmas Special with Christmas music and sounds of the season with a visit from Santa.

New members

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas caroling

The Health Ministry Team at Zion Lutheran will be hosting a caroling event for the church's shut-ins on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments.

Carolers will leave at 6 p.m. and return at 8 p.m. The snow/ice date is Dec. 19.

St. Peter's Methodist in Saylorsburg will be caroling for its shut-ins on Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m.

Santa's coming

Santa arrives at 6 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Park in Brodheadsville. Music, hot cocoa and cookies will be available. Families may bring a camera for pictures with Santa.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Band concert

Pleasant Valley Middle School band concert will be presented tonight at the middle school.

Legion events

The West End Home Association, West End Memorial Post 927, will meet tonight at 7:30.

The West End American Legion meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Post Home.

PVEN board

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network's board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

PV Band Parents

Pleasant Valley Band Parents will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school.

Friday, November 28, 2014


healing service

There will be an Advent Healing Service at St. Matthew's UCC at 7 p.m. Monday. Communion will be served.

Exercising seniors

There is a low-impact exercise class for those over 55 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company.

Friday, November 21, 2014

PVEN needs

Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is asking the community for donations of holiday foods, like hams and turkeys, gravy, stuffing mixes, cranberry sauce, pie filling and muffin mixes.

The clothing department needs sheets, towels and blankets.

PVEN will gladly accept any gift cards from Weis or ShopRite to help purchase holiday meats.

Any of these items can be dropped off at St. Matthew's UCC during office hours of Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays, 8-11:30 a.m.

PVEN Thanksgiving service

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Knit & Crochet

Zion Lutherans' Knit & Crochet group will meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday. For more information call the church at 570-992-6988.

West End Republicans

The next regular meeting of the West End Republican Club will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cherry's Sunset Family Restaurant. An optional dinner is at 6 p.m.

Sounds of the Season

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Altar & Rosary

The Altar & Rosary Society of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will have its monthly meeting today at 6 p.m. in the Café at Our Lady Queen of Peace. Details of the upcoming craft fair on Nov. 29 and other projects will be presented.

Lions meet tonight

The Western Pocono Lions Club will hold its monthly dinner meeting tonight at The Old Mill Pizza on Route 209 in Sciota. The social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Club assembly

Friday, November 14, 2014

Project One Step

Members of St. Matthew's UCC will be participating in Project One Step's benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stroudsburg Area High School auditorium. They will be performing "Images of Adoration," written and directed by Pepper Choplin.

Exercising seniors

There is a low-impact exercise class for those over 55 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company.

Free presentation