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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Salem St. Paul will host the Shake it Up Café, where kids carry out God's recipe for living. Vacation Bible School starts Sunday, June 26 at 10:20 a.m. after the worship service, and continues Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The closing celebration will be Thursday at 8 p.m.

The VBS program is for the whole family, with classes for ages 4 through grade 6, with adult classes too. Junior and senior high students are encouraged to come and be teacher's aides, or help with crafts, music, games or snacks.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Three consecrated

Effort UMC 's Pastor Robin Fisher consecrated three adult volunteers this past Sunday.

Karen D'arcy was consecrated as the new food pantry director at the church, replacing Mark Baylis. She has volunteered at the pantry since its inception, about 10 years ago.

Joining her in administrative leadership, also from the ranks of volunteers, is Anne Marie Klemm as assistant director. Klemm has about four years experience, says D'arcy

The third volunteer, Deborah Audett, will serve as Vacation Bible School director.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Free Yoga class

A free yoga class will be conducted on Wednesday, June 8 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class will be held in St. Matthew's UCC's picnic grove in Kunkletown. This will begin an eight-week class. Come to one, or come to all. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or a beach towel. Call Renee Keiper if you have any questions at (610) 381-2253.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

On Sunday, June 5, there will be Church Music Sunday with Holy Baptism and Celebration of Pastor Deb Scheffey's 25th Anniversary of Ordination. Come and join Pastor Scheffey in her celebration. Service will be at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Disaster relief

Zion United Lutheran Church of Brodheadsville has a disaster response team named Mission Possible. The group is in its 15th year.

The first trip was to Moorhead, MN and Fargo, ND in 1997. Each year since then Mission Possible has gone someplace in the U.S. to assist in rebuilding homes damaged from a natural disaster.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day

Observance

Everyone is invited to attend a Memorial Day Observance at Eldred Township's Veteran's Memorial on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m.

St. Matthew's cemetery

The St. Matthew's UCC cemetery committee asks that during the summer months no one put any flower pots or baskets on a grave site. It makes it hard for the mowing crew to mow and keep the cemetery neat. Only items able to go on the tombstone are allowed.

St. Matt's youth group

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Polk PTO Meeting

Polk Elementary School will have a PTO Meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 4 p.m. Parents of Polk students are invited to come and share their ideas. Baby-sitting is available.

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School

PVI will be having a 6th grade Chorus Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria on Tuesday, May 31. All are welcome to attend.

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to Cindy Faust on June 3.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Road cleanup

Pride in Chestnuthill (PIC) will have another roadside cleanup day May 28, weather permitting. Check with Chestnuthill Township at (570) 992-7247 for other dates and times.

Members of the community are welcome to join the group and help keep the township clean and green.

Help is needed as PIC is a small volunteer group made up mostly of senior citizens, who have been cleaning up and beautifying the township for over 10 years.

Chorus Concert

Pleasant Valley High School will present its chorus concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Eldred Township municipal building in Kunkletown. Gail Boscia will be giving a presentation on Victorian lace. All are welcome to attend.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will be meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. Bring a bag lunch and a dessert for the Chinese auction. Seniors are welcome to join the fun and socializing.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Community Call for Help

A sense of community in today's economy is essential, in that there are many families going hungry. Salem United Church of Christ, Route 209 and Gilbert Road, Gilbert, has provided West End Missions the facilities to provide meals twice a week for the hungry.