West End news
Take Off Pounds Sensibly Continues to meet at Salem-St. Paul’s Church in Kresgeville on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is hosting its next mission meal at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The Eldred Planning Commission is slated to meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Municipal Building on Kunkletown Rd. Meetings are being held virtually and in person. Call the township t to verify the meeting and how to join in virtually if need be.
Cornerstone Community Church, Kresgeville, is holding its VBS this week. The closing will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.
St. Matthew’s UCC, Kunkletown, is holding its VBS from 9 a.m. to noon in the grove, July 17-21 with the theme Hero Hotline.
The five days end with a Superhero Sendoff Luncheon on Friday, July 21 at noon. VBS participants, families, and congregation members are invited to attend.
In addition, a Superhero Parade will be part of the final activities and a local Boy Scout working on his Eagle Scout project will bring a solar telescope and show attendees the beauty out there in the sky.
For more information call 610-381-2442 or email email@example.com
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is accepting registrations, through Monday for its Vacation Bible School which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, July 24 through July 28, under the banner of Rocky Railway Adventures.
The theme is “Jesus’ Power Pulls us Through.”
For more information contact the church office. There is a cost.
Adults who are interested in sharing their faith journey can contact Linda Carbone, Director of Faith Formation.
The West End Mission’s meal is set for 4:30 p.m., tomorrow, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Brodheadsville.
The Knights of Columbus at our Lady Queen of Peace church will be meeting from 7 to 9:30 p.m., tomorrow.
The West End Little League Board of Directors meeting is slated for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The public meeting is on the calendar for 7:30 p.m. next Thursday.
Both meetings are held at the Chestnuthill Township Park.
A pancake breakfast fundraiser is again being held by the EAA Chapter 839 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday under the blue striped tent at Pegasus Airfield, 222 Hickory Lane, Saylorsburg.
The meal offers all the pancakes, sausage, coffee, OJ and breakfast cakes one can eat.
Additionally there will be aviation and autos, including flights of the paramotorists, the Young Eagle rides for youth ages 8-17, the parachutists, the displays of the hot air balloons and Kids making planes, and the Corvettes.
Members of the Allentown Area Corvette Club will bring their beauties out for display.
All flights and displays are weather dependent, but the pancakes will still be hot off the griddle.
More information can be found at the chapter website: www.eaa839.com/events.
QV special event
Quiet Valley, Monroe County’s living, historical farm, will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Saturday, beginning with a ceremony at 1 p.m.
There will be music on the farm and farm tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Anniversary ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
There is a cost.
For more information one may call QV at 570-992-6161.
The American Legion in Gilbert is holding a birthday bash for children 12 and under from 3 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are needed, but children under 12 are free. Only 250 tickets are available.
Free parking will be available at Our Lady Queen of Peace, but donations are very much appreciated.
Christmas in July
Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, will celebrate Christmas in July This Sunday.
The 9:30 a.m. service will include Holy Communion with Christmas carols.
At 10:15 there will be a Christmas Cookie Social Hour celebration. All attending are asked to bring some cookies to share.
Bingo at school
This Sunday, from 1 to 2 p.m., there will be bingo at the 1855 one-room Frantz School at 485 Church Road in Kunkletown.
There is no charge and parking is free and there are no bathroom facilities.
Two games will be played and prizes will be given out as long as the supply lasts.
The purpose of this event is, as to residents’, Tony and Renee Girodano’s involvement, is “to keep the historic schoolhouse ‘relevant’ and in people’s minds. Also to expose local residents to this “treasure” in their community.
The announcement continues: The government of the United States of America has seen fit to include the Historic Frantz 1855 One-Room School on the National Register of Historic Places (one of only 21 such designations in all of Monroe County and the only schoolhouse) we believe the legitimacy of the site to be unquestionable.
Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church will celebrate its postponed Freedom Celebration event on this at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Senior luncheons are held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on the third Monday of each month after the 12:10 p.m. Mass.
Men’s breakfast is held on the third Saturday each month after the 8 a.m. service.
American Legion Post 927, Gilbert, will hold its open-to-community Bingo Night on Monday, with card sales beginning at 6:30 and playing at 7 p.m.
Knit & Crochet
Zion Lutheran Church’s Knit and Crochet is meeting and working again at 1 p.m., Tuesday, to ply its collective needles for good gifts to those in need.
Newcomers, whether experienced needleworkers, or beginners, are welcome.
Blood drive held
Our Lady Queen of Peace will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 8 p.m., Tuesday.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: West End to schedule an appointment.
The Western Pocono Lions Club will be meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, at Cherry’s Restaurant in Kresgeville.
In August, the club will again be meeting on its traditional evening, Aug. 17, beginning at 6 p.m.
A new meeting is starting up at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in the cafe’, at 10 a.m. every Friday morning.
For additional information or details call Elizabeth at 973-283-1951 or Jane at 610-381-6176.
According to the announcement, Overeaters Anonymous is not a club for dieters: it is a fellowship of people who don’t want to suffer anymore. There are no fees or dues for membership. All one needs is the desire to stop eating compulsively,
The PVEN free summer lunches, available for children ages 18 and under, at the Chestnuthill Park, Pavilion 1, Monday through Friday, will continue through Aug. 18.
Said lunches are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They must be eaten on site.
Anyone with questions can call the PVEN at 570-992-3136.
Mission Team home
Effort UMC’s Youth Mission Team is expected back on Saturday.
Carwash to be held
Our Lady Queen of Peace church is holding a carwash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the parish parking lot right outside the McCawley Hall kitchen.
It is a benefit for the November pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
There is a suggested donation per car.