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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Miller Keystone Blood Drive slated

Cornerstone Community Church, 338 Polk Township Road, Kresgeville, will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from noon-5 p.m. Please call (570) 455-02018 to schedule an appointment to give the gift of life. For eligibility or questions please call 1-800-223-6667 or you can visit www.GiveaPint.org.

Meet Your Friends Night scheduled

PVI's 5th grade will be having a Meet Your Friends Night on Friday, Sept. 23 from 3:45-6 p.m. in the school gym.

Please make sure to pick up your child promptly at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vote taken

Pride in Chestnuthill (PIC) voted on the annual Chestnuthill Township Beautification Award at its monthly meeting on Sept. 8. The award will be presented to the winner at the November Chestnuthill Supervisors' meeting.

PIC extends its thanks to all the businesses in the township that did an outstanding job, maintaining and beautifying their businesses with landscaping and flowers.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. Bring a bag lunch to play Bingo.

Sunday School

Sunday School will begin this Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown. They will begin the new Sunday School year with Rally Day. There will be classes for children of all ages including adults. Everyone is welcome.

St. Matthew's

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School

On Friday, Sept. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. PVI PTO will be hosting a Family Bingo Night in the cafeteria. All PVI students and their families are welcome to attend.

On Monday, Sept. 19 at 1:15 p.m. there will be a PAC meeting in the library. This meeting is open to parents of PVI students to share their thoughts and ideas.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 4:15 p.m., PVI PTO will meet in the all purpose room. Here is your opportunity to help make plans for the upcoming school year.

Polk Elementary School news

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Flood buckets

Effort UMC is making up cleaning buckets for those who have been impacted by flood or hurricane within the United States.

For particulars of items needed, including the resealable five-gallon bucket and its contents of cleaning supplies as well as sizes and kinds, one can call the church office at (570) 629-1890.

Chestnuthill open house

The Chestnuthill Elementary School in Brodheadsville will host its open house tonight from 6-8 p.m.

Zion Seniors

Friday, September 9, 2011

St. Matthew's bid's pastor farewell

The Rev. Joesph Lachcik will be giving his farewell sermon at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. He will be retiring. He has been the pastor of St. Matthew's for the last 11 years.

There will be a farewell luncheon immediately after the service.

The public is welcome to attend and give Pastor Joe, his wife Nancy and their children their wishes for a happy retirement.

9/11 service

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cornerstone Community Church

There will be a Community Worship Service for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 at Cornerstone Community Church, HTY and Polk Township roads, Kresgeville, beginning at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11.

The public is invited to attend and hear the story about the events experienced on Sept. 11, 2001, from a local ground zero survivor. Cornerstone Community Church will "Remember the Rescuers" during the service.

Child care is provided for nursery and toddler ages. There is Junior Worship for grades K-3 and a Preteen Zone for grades 4-6.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Candlelight Vigil

The 10th annual Memorial 9-11 Candlelight Vigil will take place at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at the American Legion West End Memorial Post 927, Gilbert.

The program includes the Pocono Region Pipe and Drum, guest singer Kim Sutton, state representatives, New York Fire Department, U.S. Military, a memorial presentation and special guest Staff Sgt. Richard Hoffman.

Parking will be available in the ball field behind the Legion building.

Friday, September 2, 2011

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

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church News

SSP's last council meeting was held on Aug. 8. The council voted to support Adam Jablonski's Eagle Scout project with a financial contribution. They are all anxious to see "The Faith Garden" when completed, as it will provide a beautiful place for prayer and reflection.

They are also looking for someone with website design talent. They would like to create their own Web page, and need help. Please talk to the Rev, Scheffey if you can help with that church project.