Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Safe Haven Pet Rescue

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville. Safe Haven will have many young dogs available to meet and get to know. A pre-adoption application with references and a home visit is required before adoption.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blood drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive today from 1-6 p.m., at Our Lady Queen of Peace. Call 1-800-RED-Cross to schedule an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

C and C topic

Members of the West End Rotary Club are slated to hear about the Rotary International Convention and the RYLA Camp 2013 at the Aug. 1 breakfast meeting at the Western Pocono Community Library. Presenting will be Karin-Susan Breitlauch and Erin Gallagher.

Evening worship

Zion Lutheran will host an evening worship service Saturday at 5 p.m.

Serving others

Friday, July 26, 2013

Smith Reunion

The annual Smith Reunion will be on Sunday, July 28 at the St. Matthew's UCC's picnic grove.

Bible study

St. Matthew's UCC will have a Bible study with the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, pastor, on Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. based on the book, "God Give Me Patience and Give It To Me Now!" This class is free and open to anyone.

Exercising seniors

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

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Crime Watch

The Wednesday, Aug. 7 Crime Watch meeting at the Polk Township Municipal Building has been canceled. The next meeting will be at the township building on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

School supplies

Effort UMW is collecting school supplies to be given to current food pantry clients and church members who have a need for assistance. Sign-up for school supplies will be July 27, during food pantry hours.

The only distribution will be at the food pantry Saturday, Aug. 10.

Blood drives

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Gilbert, is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on July 31, from 1-6 p.m. To set up an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

There will be no meeting of the Chestnut Ridge Seniors on Thursday, July 25.

They will meet again on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. at 11 a.m.

Exercising seniors

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

St. Matthew's

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Salem St. Paul's

Each August Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church operates a food stand at the West End Fair in Gilbert. It needs the support of all church members and friends to make this effort a success.

The work schedule for this year's fair stand is posted on the community bulletin board. Volunteers must be 13 years and older to work in the stand. If you are able to sign up for more than one shift, that would be great. Volunteers will receive a free fair entry ticket and a free meal for the day they are scheduled to work.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

VBS under way

St. Peter UMC's Vacation Bible School is under way this week. Coming in August is the VBS at Effort UMC, from Aug. 5 -9, from 9 a.m. until noon. The theme is: Kingdom Rock.

For more information call the church at (570) 629-1890.

Equilibrium guest

The Western Pocono Lions Club will host a representative from Equilibrium at its monthly dinner meeting tonight at The Old Mill Pizza on Route 209 in Sciota. The club gathers at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Blood drives

Friday, July 12, 2013


St. Matthew's UCC will hold its Vacation Bible School Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Children from ages 3 and up are invited to join them for a week of learning Bible stories, songs, play games and make interesting crafts with the theme of Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.

If anyone would like to donate healthy snacks for refreshments, please drop off at the church Sunday morning or Monday morning.

To register or for more information, call 610-381-2442.

Exercising seniors

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Salem UCC July events

The Community Breakfast at Salem UCC in Gilbert is Saturday, July 13 from 8:30-11 a.m. The menu includes: eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, juice and coffee. Breakfast is free, but donations are accepted.

Vacation Bible School is the Week of July 15-19 from 6-8:30 p.m. The theme is Galilee-By-The-Sea: Catch Jesus in Action. Ages 3 and up are invited to attend. Parents also are welcome. Children under 3 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Come at 5:30 p.m. for a light dinner.