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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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dessert and show

Western Pocono Lioness Club enjoyed a mini fashion show and ice cream social, with Sherri Gallagher doing the fashion show moderation.

The show was a review of the fall luncheon and fashion show the Lioness will have in September.

Special guest was Western Pocono Lions Club President Charles Rush and his wife, Joanne.

Rush guided the Lioness through documentation requirements they must follow to keep records up to date.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

PV Class of 1961

The Pleasant Valley High School Class of 1961 will formally celebrate the 50th anniversary of its graduation Saturday at the high school in Brodheadsville.

Reservations for the event have been received and are closed. Informal gatherings for breakfast and lunch on Sunday are in the works.

Lions travel

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Help is needed to drive a Salem St. Paul's Church member to and from dialysis in Lehighton on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

You will be reimbursed for your gas. Pick-up from her home is 10:45 a.m. Pick-up from dialysis is 4:30 p.m.

Any help is appreciated, even one day a month. If you can help, call the church office at (610) 681-5191.

Blood drive

There will be a Blood Drive at Getz's Personal Care Home on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Getz's is located on Route 534 in Jonas.

Friday, August 19, 2011

St. Matthew's Church picnic

St. Matthew's UCC of Kunkletown will host its 122nd Annual Kunkletown Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 20 in the picnic grove. The free afternoon entertainment is "Olde Friends" from 3-6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or sit in the pavilion.

Children's activities begin at 4 p.m. with games, a Kiddie Cake Walk, Fish Pond and a frog jumping contest (BYOF-bring your own frog.)

If you love to make pies, bring your favorite homemade apple, other fruit, other kind of pie to be judged by 5 p.m. and win a prize. The judging will begin at 6 p.m.