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Friday, September 30, 2011

St. Matthew's UCC

This Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m., the guest preacher at St. Matthew's UCC will be the Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks Cope, director of Pastoral Care-Phoebe Ministries.

Also, if you would like to make food donations to PVEN, please bring items to the church on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or Sundays from 8-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Sunday, Oct 16 from 3-6:15 p.m. is Family Fun Day. Pocono Lutheran churches will host a Family Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 6:15 p.m. The event is outdoors and will include games, supper and worship at St. Paul's picnic grove in Albrightsville, off Rte. 534. Bring food to share. Drinks and dinnerware will be provided.

See the Rev. Scheffey for more information.

Care Package committee

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PVEN statistics

During the quarterly hunger ministry meeting held at the Monroe County Administrative Center last week, the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network Community Service Center statistics led in new families served in this August and overall clients served for the previous program year. The PVEN provided help to over 720 clients from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.

Friday, September 23, 2011

St. Matthew's UCC

The Rev. H. Robert Samuels will be the guest preacher at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the 9 a.m. worship service.

This Sunday is also observance of Harvest Home. Please bring any produce and nonperishable items to the church. The donations of these food items will be given to the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network for distribution to families in need in the West End.

Sunday School is now in session and begins at 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome from 3 years old to adult.

PVEN

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