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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter at St. Matthew's UCC

St. Matthew's will hold a community egg hunt and games at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19, in the picnic grove on Grove Road, Kunkletown.

If you would like to donate candy and eggs (hard-boiled and dyed and plastic) please have these items at the church by noon Saturday.

Easter Sunrise service will be at 6 a.m., Sunday in the picnic grove.

There will be a breakfast immediately following in the church fellowship hall.

At 9 a.m. there will be a traditional Easter worship service in the church. Communion will be served at both services.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maundy Thursday events

Effort United Methodist Church will hold Holy Thursday's Soup & Bread in Wesley Hall at 6 p.m. and the Living Last Supper Service at 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will offer Holy Thursday morning prayer at 8 a.m., but no Mass at 8 a.m.; a 7 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper, and an 11 p.m. Night Prayer.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cemetery cleanup

St. Matthew's UCC asks if anyone wants to keep items placed on cemetery plots to please remove them by early Saturday morning. There will be a cemetery cleanup April 12 and all items left on the grave sites will be removed.

Holy Week events

St. Matthew's UCC will observe Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 13. The traditional worship service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday School, for all ages, is at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rosary Society

Our Lady Queen of Peace church's Altar Rosary Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in Rooms 114 A and B at the church in Gilbert.

Fill the Truck

The annual Fill-the-Truck event for the Garden of Giving is scheduled for Saturday at Brodheadsville Tractor Supply Company.

The first planting event of the season will be onions at The Garden in McMichaels, and is scheduled for April 12 and 13.

For more information call 570-402-1282 or email

Lenten services

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lenten service

The next Lenten service will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 at Salem UCC in Gilbert. The Rev. Deb Scheffey will be the guest preacher.

There will be a soup and sandwich hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. Salem UCC will provide the soup, you bring your own sandwich.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 10 at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. They will be celebrating Easter with Easter eggs and cupcakes. They will be playing bingo. Bring a bag lunch.

Cemetery clean up

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.