Panther Valley news
The meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers opened with a prayer and the reciting of God Bless America. Vice President Shirley Pavlick read a Thanksgiving message entitled "Thanksgiving Grace."
There will be no meetings scheduled for January and February. The next scheduled meeting will be March 12, 2012.
The Annual Christmas party was enjoyed by the members at St. Joseph's, Summit Hill.
The guests were the Rev. Kenneth Medve and the Rev. James Burdess. The group was entertained by Kathy Crampsie, Cassandra Hoben, Abby Yusella, Abby O'Donnell and Lauren Nietz.
Ruth Ann Feane read a Christmas poem and led the group in singing Christmas carols.
In conjunction with the Christmas season, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, has announced its seasonal schedule of services as follows:
Confessions: Saturday, Dec. 17 - 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 18 - 8-8:45 a.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 21 - after the 9 a.m. Mass until 11 a.m.; Thursday, Dec. 22 - after the 5 p.m. Mass until 7 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 23 - 6:30-8 p.m.
Christmas Mass schedule: Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve - 4 and 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day - 9 a.m.
Feast of the Holy Family: Friday, Dec. 30 - 9 a.m.
New Year's Eve: Feast of Mary, the Mother of God - Mass at 4 p.m.
New Year's Day, Jan. 1: Masses at 9 and 11 a.m.
Looking for yearbook
The Summit Hill Historical Society is looking for a copy of a 1954 yearbook for the former Summit Hill High School. If anyone is willing to donate one to the society's museum, they can call Maxine Vermillion, president, (570) 645-9772. The museum will be relocating in January to West Ludlow Street to the site of the former Jean McFadden's Store.
Chief Joseph Fittos Jr. of the Summit Hill Police Department has announced winter parking regulations in the borough that went into effect on Dec. 1.
Under borough ordinance, all vehicles parked on East White Street, between Spruce and Pine streets, and all vehicles parked on West White Street, between Poplar and Coal streets, must be parked facing west. These rules will be enforced through March 31.
In addition, borough law requires between Dec. 15 and March 15, all boats, trailers and campers must be off borough streets. Violators will be fined and the units will be towed off the streets at the owners' expense.
St. Joseph Catholic Church choir will rehearse on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the choir loft of the church. Robert Ames, director, will be in charge.
The Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, will hold its regular worship service on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday school will meet at 9 a.m. and an adult Bible study will take place at the same time.
St. John Lutheran
St. John Lutheran Church, Lansford, will hold an informal worship tonight at 7 o'clock in the church. 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 o'clock, followed by an adult Bible study at 6:30.
For more information, call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 645-0356
The children of Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, will present their annual Christmas play tonight at 6:30 in St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford.
The 2011 presentation is entitled "Lullaby at the Stable."
Zion Lutheran Church
Members of the Zion Lutheran Church, Nesquehoning, are asked to meet on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. to decorate the church for the holidays.
Morning worship begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The Rev. Durrell Seip will preside.
Coffee hour will be held on Dec. 18. All are welcome downstairs after morning worship for refreshments and fellowship.
Stephen and Betty Higgins are sponsoring coffee hour this month.
Christmas Eve at Zion Lutheran
Christmas Eve Holy Communion service will be held on Dec. 24 at 9 p.m. with the Rev. Marjorie Keiter leading the service.
Visitors are always welcome.