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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lenten services

Effort United Methodist Church begins its Lenten evening with soup and salad at 5:15 p.m., a study time using Adam Hamilton's Final Words from the Cross, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. and a Lenten worship service in the sanctuary from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Gilbert, will continue with its Following Christ program from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. That time includes dinner, worship through prayer and music and a teaching followed by small group discussion.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lenten service

The next shared Lenten service will be on Wednesday, April 2, at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Trachsville. At 6:30 p.m., Jerusalem will serve soup, you bring your own sandwich. The service will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope of St. Matthew's UCC will be the guest preacher.

St. Matthew's cemetery

Thursday, March 27, 2014

AARP tax prep

AARP Tax Preparation Services for seniors are available at Salem UCC, located behind the Turkey Hill in Gilbert from 9 a.m. until noon Mondays and Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall. This is a free service and no appointments are needed

Sunday school

Salem UCC is changing its Sunday school program. The goal is to have more children attend classes by changing it to a once a month project based program.

They will now meet the first Sunday of each month for a Bible study, craft, service project, and take home activity.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lenten services

Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, Brodheadsville, will host a multichurch Lenten service this evening with soup and bread at 6:30 p.m. and worship at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Harry Laubach from Appenzell Lutheran will be preaching.

Effort UMC continues using a study book and DVD by Adam Hamilton called Final Words from the Cross. The evening will begin with soup and salad at 5:15 to 5:45 p.m., followed by the study from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in Wesley Hall. The Lenten service takes place in the sanctuary from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

American Red Cross Blood Drives

There will be a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Getz Personal Care Home, located on Route 534 in Jonas.

The Red Cross will hold another blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Cornerstone Community Church located at 338 Polk Township Road in Kresgeville.

As a bonus, all presenting donors during the month of March will be eligible to win a $250 VISA gift card.

All presenting donors at these two drives will receive a free 16 ounce clear, double wall tumbler with a straw.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lenten services

Effort UMC will using a study book and DVD by Adam Hamilton called Final Words from the Cross. The evening will begin with soup and salad at 5:15, followed by the study from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in Wesley Hall. Immediately after the study, folks will move up to the sanctuary for the Lenten service from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Movie and lunch

St. Matthew's UCC's CIA will host a free Christian movie and covered dish lunch at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, March 16.

Anyone is invited to attend in fellowship. Please bring a covered dish to share for lunch.

Lenten service

St. Matthew's UCC will host the community Lenten service, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19. The guest preacher will be provided by Salem UCC.

There will be a soup and sandwich dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Laymen's Fellowship will provide the soup and desserts. Bring your own sandwich.

Historical society

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hunter Trapper

Education Class

Pennsylvania Game Commission's Hunter Trapper Education Class will be sponsored by Indian Mt Rod & Gun Club, located on Route 534, Kresgeville, on Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

You must register online at

Class size is limited and the minimum age requirement is 11 years old. The certification earned is required by Pennsylvania law for first time hunters.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bird feeders made

Forty-two kids and many adults made bird feeders from pinecones at the Chestnuthill Township Park on Saturday, Feb. 22. Pictures are posted on the group website.

Relay for Life

Pleasant Valley High School, Brodheadsville, will again be the site for the West End Relay for Life being held May 31-June 1. Activities begin at 10 a.m.

Zion Noiz, the team from Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville, will be one of the many participating team.

PIC meets

Friday, March 7, 2014

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Trach Drive, Kresgeville, is hosting the Soup supper for Lent on March 12. Volunteers are needed to help make soup that day and to bring desserts that night. A sign-up sheet is located outside the church office. Guest pastor for this service is Bill Ellsworth

A fair meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.

Blood drive

A Red Cross blood drive will be held at Cornerstone Community Church from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are always encouraged.