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Published July 07. 2011 05:02PM

Salem St. Paul

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church is celebrating Thanksgiving in July on Sunday, July 17. They will sing Thanksgiving songs, collect boxes and cans of food for PVEN (West End food pantry) and have a Thanksgiving "feast," the Eucharist or Holy Communion.

Volunteers are needed to help beautify Salem St. Paul's church gardens by weeding. They will start at the library garden and work toward the Sunday school wing. Come when your schedule permits.

Bring a bucket, garden gloves and hand tools. Place weeds in the parking lot dumpster. Gardening is great exercise for the mind and body.

Any questions call Kim Hughart (570) 236-4191 or email

In accordance with the new 911 addressing, the church's new physical address is 138 Trach Road, Kresgeville, PA 18333. The mailing address stays the same at P.O. Box 168, Kresgeville, PA 18333.

Members are asked to let the office know of their new address either by calling the office, putting it in Norma's box across from her office or emailing the church at

Vacation Bible School

Salem United Church of Christ, on Route 209 and Gilbert Road, Gilbert, will host a Vacation Bible School July 11-15 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The theme this year will be "Big Jungle Adventure: A Faith Journey with Jesus." Children in the community, ages 3-12, are welcome to attend the free program.

Preregister and receive a free CD of program music at (610) 681-4733.

Cornerstone Community Baptist Church

Ride the wild surf to the excitement this year at SunSurf Beach Bash July 10-15, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., with a closing finale with the children on July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at CCBC, located next to the Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Kresgeville.

Children from 4 years old to those entering 6th grade in the fall will learn songs, create crafts, play games and explore lessons of God's love for them with a special program this year just for grades five and six.

For more information or to register, call (610) 681-3534.

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