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Panther Valley News

Published September 08. 2011 05:01PM


The JROTC of Panther Valley High School will hold a meeting in the classroom of the high school on Monday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

Summit Hill

Presbyterian church

The Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, will return to its regular hours of worship and Sunday school beginning Sunday, Sept. 18. It was incorrectly stated in this column last week that the regular schedule has resumed.

The congregation will host a Homeland Cantata Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., to observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attack on America.

Beginning Sept. 18, the worship service will return to the starting time of 10:30 a.m. The Sunday school meetings will begin that day at 9:15 a.m. A fellowship time is observed following the services.

The Rev. Frederick Rodgers is the pastor. Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month.

St. Paul Lutheran

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, will begin its Sunday Church School classes on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. The classes are non-denominational and all children ages 4 and older, regardless of religious affiliation, are welcome to attend. In addition to learning about the people of the Bible, the children are encouraged to reflect God's love through kindness and acceptance in their daily lives. Crafts are a part of each class and activities are planned throughout the year and for holidays. Several teachers rotate throughout the year, which provides variety to the lessons. Anyone who may be interested or having questions can call Tammy Faenza, (570) 645-6182.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the worship service will be officiated by the Rev. Richard L. Hinkle, a retired pastor from Weatherly. It will begin at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul's Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the church.

Scripture sharing

The weekly scripture sharing sessions at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, has changed to Wednesday nights at 7 o'clock in the parish rectory. Participants will be examining the changes to the Liturgy due to the incorporation of the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal (English Translation) on the First Sunday of Advent (Nov. 26-27). There will be a cursory look at these changes during Mass beginning in mid-October.


Memorial service and block party

A memorial service honoring Sept. 11 will begin at 11 a.m., Sunday outside of the First Baptist Church of Lansford, 15 W. Ridge St., Lansford. It will be followed by a Community Block Party beginning at 1 p.m.

All are welcome.


NCFC dinner

A dinner meeting will be hosted by the New Columbus Fire Company Auxiliary on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Restaurant at the east end of Nesquehoning.

President Gerry McConnon will preside.

Healing ministry

A bereavement group at St. Francis of Assisi in Nesquehoning is forming for anyone struggling with the grief in the loss of a loved one, regardless if the loss is recent or happened a long time ago.

The Fall Session Bereavement Group will begin Monday, Sept. 19 and will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday for a period of six weeks. The group will meet in the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Spiritual Library, 15 East Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning. The meetings are strictly confidential.

Anyone is welcome and does not have to be a member of the parish.

Crime watch

The meeting of the Nesquehoning Crime Watch will be held on Wed., Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Nesquehoning Borough Hall on West Catawissa Street.


First Congregational Church

Morning Worship is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at First Congregational Church, Ruddle Street.

The church board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.

Morning Worship will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, followed by the opening of Sunday School at 10 a.m. for children and youth ages two to 18.

Adult Sunday School is continuing and all are welcome to attend.

Coaldale Lions

The Coaldale Lions will be returning to their indoor schedule of bimonthly meetings with a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13; and Tuesday, Sept. 27. Both meetings will be at the Viennese Villa in town, and will start at 5:45 p.m.

President Robert E. Ames will preside. The guest at the Sept. 13 meeting will be District Gov. Scott Dudley.

All members are encouraged to attend.

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