Golden Agers

The most recent meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of "God Bless America." Ruth Ann Feane led the group singing. An inspirational message was read by Norma Lee Burke titled "The Joys Of Summer Day." Frank Karnish and Irene Hudasky gave an update on future trips. Activities for the summer picnic were announced. It will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, were announced.

The next meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church Social Hall, Lansford. Bingo is scheduled to be played.

Nesquehoning

Healing ministry

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Nesquehoning, extends a personal invitation to anyone struggling with the grief process in the loss of a loved one.

The Fall Bereavement Group will begin Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the parish library, located in the basement of the rectory at 15 East Garibaldi Ave. Sessions will continue each Tuesday for six weeks and are strictly confidential.

Please call to register so there is enough material for everyone (there are no fees) the rectory number is (570) 669-6321 or Valerie Higgins at (570) 668-2386.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Post Home. President Mandy Breiner will preside at the session. Attendance at meetings has been very poor; a quorum is needed to properly conduct a business session. All members are asked to attend. Dues for 2012-2013 are now due and payable.

Lansford

St. John Lutheran

Tonight at 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, will hold an informal worship. This will be a spiritual, peaceful, evening service with Holy Communion. All are welcome to this relaxed, brief, musical, evening prayer. For those who wish to come early, a free simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a brief adult Bible study and confirmation program at 6:30.

For more information call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 273-4038.