Church Briefs

October 24th, 2015 9:43 am

DALLAS: The Dallas Baptist Church, Briarcrest and Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake, (next to the Idetown Fire Station), is planning some great community outreach events this fall - we are calling it “A Back Mountain Christmas.” Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the church.

There will be a prayer walk on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the community to meet people and identify the needs among our neighbors.

A food bank drive will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, to benefit the Noxen Pastor’s Food Pantry. Baking and big meal items, along with any non-perishable items will be accepted. Paper and cleaning products are also very much appreciated. Items may be dropped off at the church between 6-8 p.m., or e-mail to arrange a pick-up.

New or gently used books for children of all ages, including teens, will be collected from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, for Christmas gifts for children in our community. Contact to arrange a pick-up.

A Christmas gift wrapping party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Bring your gifts and we will wrap them while you wait. There is no charge and anyone is welcome to participate.

HUNLOCK CREEK: A luncheon will be served for World Community Day at noon on Friday, Nov. 6, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 State Route 29, Lake Silkworth.

Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. with the annual business meeting at 11:30 a.m. The cost for the luncheon is $7 with reservations and payment needed by Wednesday. Send to Ruth Gavenus, 373 Rutter Avenue, Kingston, Pa 18704, 570-288-5374.

World Community Day Worship will follow at 1 p.m. with a theme of “Our Journey Together.”

MOUNTAIN TOP: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is traveling to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to experience the exhibition “Splendors of the Vatican” and also have the opportunity to view the National Geographic’s movie “Jerusalem,” which will take you on a journey into the ancient city.

Participants will leave at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. The cost for adults is $55; youth $37. You may contact the church office at 570-474-6616 for more information, or send your reservations to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top, Pa, 18707.

WILKES-BARRE: Our Lady of Hope Parish will be hosting a special event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Halloween night in front of the Marymount Parish Center, 154 South Hancock Street. Halloween trick or treaters and their families will be served hot dogs, a beverage and a bag full of goodies.

In 2014 over 450 needy children benefited from this event.

WILKES-BARRE: The Ladies of Charity of the Diocese of Scranton have scheduled their annual Day of Recollection at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Wilkes-Barre. Rosary will be at 10 a.m. and the speaker will be Msgr. Joseph Kelly with Mass directly afterward.

There will be a luncheon following the mass in the cafeteria next door. Reservations are required by Tuesday, Nov. 3, and the cost is $15. Checks may be made payable to “Ladies of Charity” and sent to Evelyn Raitter, 33 Oak Drive, Mountain Top, Pa, 18707. Call her at 570-474-5192 with any questions.

A collection basket for Pro-Life donations will be available. New members are always welcome.

WILKES-BARRE: The Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope Parish will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the parish rectory. All women of the parish are invited to attend.

The crowning of the Blessed Mother statue by Sue Cosgrove, vice president, will be followed by a covered dish supper.

To participate in the supper contact Mary Gluchowski at 570-825-3925.