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Poconos

Friday, September 12, 2014

St. Matthew's UCC

St. Matthew's UCC will have two worship services on Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, pastor.

This Sunday, the regular worship service is at 9 a.m. and will be held in the picnic grove (weather permitting) with the members of the youth Camp Grove leading the worship service.

Sunday School for all ages is at 10:30 a.m.

Then at noon it is The Family Table. This relaxed casual service features Randy Cramer and The Path band and singers and country music. Dress is casual. Communion will be served.

Historical society

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Garden of Giving

The Garden of Giving is looking forward to the United Way Day of Caring, a one-day event for the community to come together to provide hands-on services to the United Way, its partners, and other local nonprofits, which will take place on Thursday.

At the end of the day a thank-you picnic will be held at Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville for all who participate. For more information go to www.unitedwaymonroe.org/day-caring-0.

For more information about the garden call 570-402-1282 or email GardenOfGiving@gmail.com.

PVI Book Fair

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sunday School

Sunday school at St. Matthew's UCC begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There are classes for every age from 3 through adult.

Calling all youth

St. Matthew's UCC will hold Camp Grove in the picnic grove the weekend of Sept. 12-14 for middle school through high school age. It will be a weekend of fun, games, campfires and worship.

The weekend will culminate in the Sunday morning worship service being held in the grove (weather permitting) and conducted by the youth. If interested, contact the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, pastor, at 610-381-2442.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Church celebrates anniversary

McMichaels UMC is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, the United Methodist Bishop for the Northeastern Methodist District, will be visiting and presenting the children's sermon and adult sermon at the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Holy Communion will be served by the bishop and the Rev. Ron Schane, who is escorting her. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the worship.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bible study

The Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope at St. Matthew's UCC will be starting a Bible study class on "Discovering the Bible" on Sept. 17. If interested, contact the church office so books can be ordered, 610-381-2442.

PVEN needs

Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is in need of school supplies, school clothes (especially uniforms), new socks (adult size) and new packaged underwear for boys and girls, all sizes.

They also need macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, cereal and all nonperishable food items.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Free backpack

The Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church, Brodheadsville, just off Weir Lake Road, will hold a free back-to-school event from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. The first 100 children will get a free backpack filled with school supplies.

Garden of Giving

The Garden of Giving in McMichaels is producing a bounty of crops, including fresh organic garlic, onions, cucumbers, green and fryer peppers, eggplant, parsley, basil, and also eggs. The fall crop will be ready for harvesting at the end of September through the fall.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will not meet Thursday, April 28 because it's West End Fair week. They will meet again on Thursday, Sept. 11.

PVEN needs

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is in need of school supplies, school clothes (especially Pleasant Valley school uniforms), new socks (adult size) and new packaged underwear.

They also need nonperishable food items such as macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, soups and cereals.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Keeping Sunday Holy

The ecumenical group, Keeping Sunday Holy, was formed to try to impact the community and create an awareness that Sundays are days for persons to reconnect with families after a busy week in school and work and to be nourished spiritually.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Church picnic

St. Matthew's UCC church picnic will be Saturday. The food stands will open at 3 p.m. There will be games, kiddie cake walk and fishing pond for the children.

Enter your favorite pie in the pie contest. There will be a horseshoe tournament, cake walk and The Hawks will provide entertainment.

Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 17.

Bible study

St. Matthew's pastor, the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, will be starting a Bible study, "Discovering the Bible" beginning in September. Call the office at 610-381-2442 to register or if you have any questions.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Blood drive

A Miller-Keystone Blood Drive is held every Wednesday, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville. For an appointment call 1-800-223-6667. Walk-ins are welcome.

Women's club speaker

The Western Pocono Women's Club will honoring Jake Sarwar of Saylorsburg when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jake was the club's 2014 representative at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar in May and will be sharing his experiences at the meeting.

He is the son of Mohammad and Maria Sarwar of Saylorsburg.