Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings week of May 6, 2018


Corpus Christi Parish

605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston


Weekday Celebration of Eucharist – 7:30 a.m.

Weekend Celebration of Eucharist Saturdays – 4 p.m.; Sundays – 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church

Water Street, Pittston


Sunday school 11 a.m.

Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Men’s Fellowship, 8:30 a.m., second and fourth Saturday of every month.

Women’s Fellowship, 10 a.m., fourth Saturday of every month.

Teen Fellowship, 10 a.m., second and fourth Saturday of every month.

All schedules are subject to change and additional events may be added. Please check the church website or visit us on Facebook for updates.

First Congregational Church U.C.C.

500 Luzerne Ave.

West Pittston, PA 18643

570-654-8052, leave message

A golf outing will be held May 14 at Huntsville Country Club in Dallas.

First United Presbyterian Church

Corner of Wyoming Avenue and Institute Street, Wyoming


Rev. James Thyren

Sunday, May 6: Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.; Confirmation/Commissioning Class, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8: Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Deacons, 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9: Morning Circle, 9 a.m.

Thursday, May 10: Session, 7 p.m.

Throughout the remainder of the year there will be special monthly events at the Institute. Some of them are familiar, like the strawberry festival and the rummage sale and a Halloween party for children. Others will offer one-hour programs on a variety of topics. For more information, go to and click on the Community Connections tab or send an email to The next event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 and will be Luzerne County Intermediate Unit Interagency Coordinator Janice Oriel discussing the cycle of poverty and how it relates to education and faith communities. She will include an overview of the agencies and services available in Luzerne County to help students and their families.

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Mt. Zion Road, Harding

The 29th Annual Chicken Barbeque will be held Saturday, May 19. Dinners include half a chicken, a baked potato, corn on the cob, pepper slaw, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Takeouts start at 4 p.m. and dining room will start serving at 4:30 p.m. Cost of dinners for adults is $10 and children’s meals cost $6.50. To reserve tickets, call Karen Daniels at 570-885-1650.

Oblates of St. Joseph

Highway 315, Laflin


Our Lady of Fatima is calling to Pay for Peace in the World and Meditate on the Mysteries of the Rosary. In response to her call, a monthly evening of prayer and song will be held in the chapel. The evenings will be led by Ernie Pappa and will include hymns and Fatima prayers, the Rosary, scriptural mysteries in song, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Prayers will be at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21; Monday, June 18; Monday, July 16.

Queen of the Apostles

715 Hawthorne St., Avoca


Facebook page: Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the rectory.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont


Rev. Thomas Petro, pastor

A flea market will be held Sunday, May 6 in the church hall.

The old church pews will be removed from the church to make way for interior renovation work Monday, May 21. The pews will be available to people who would like them. Those interested are to make your their request at the parish office as soon as possible.

Travel with Fr. Petro to Slovakia and Polan June 16-26. Visit Bratislava, Sastin, Levoca, Krakow, Zakopane, Lagiewniki, Auschwitz, Czestochowa and Warsaw. Cost: $3,700, airfare included. To register, call 855-842-8001.

St. Barbara’s Parish

28 Memorial St., Exeter


A chicken dinner featuring Kundla’s famous BBQ chicken will be held at the St. Anthony’s Center, 156 Erie Ave., Exeter on Sunday, May 20. The dinner includes half a chicken, potato, vegetable, salad, roll, and dessert. Takeout is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and eat-in from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 per dinner, pre-sales only. Information and tickets available at St. Barbara Parish rectory, 224 Memorial St., Exeter, or by calling 570-654-2103. Dinner benefits programs of the Men’s Holy Name Society, Christian Women’s Organization, and Social Concerns Committee.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston


Facebook: stjohnslutheranchurchpittstonpa

Sunday service 8 a.m.

Fellowship is before and after service.

Communion is the first and third Sunday of each month.

Planning meeting will be held after service Sunday, May 6.

Council will meet after service Sunday, May 13.

Ship Wrecked Vacation Bible School will be held July 9 to 13.

Weekday School Wednesday is held at 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

AMPED meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

We have a surplus of sanctuary candles for purchase at $4 each. Contact the church and leave a message if you are interested in purchasing.

Outside of Council, all events open to the general public. Times and dates subject to change.

Two of our church members, Mary Ann and Alan, are selling GLS Scripts (gift) card for that special someone who is hard to get a gift for any occasion.

St. John the Evangelist Church

35 William St., Pittston

A new weekend Mass schedule will begin Sunday, May 20 and will be as follows: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 11:30 a.m.

The Greater Pittston Kids Clothes Closet is open from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Care and Concern Free Health Clinic is open every Wednesday and is free of charge. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the former Seton Catholic High School and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Patients for The Pediatric Health Clinic opens at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday and third Thursday of the month at the Care and Concern facility, 37 William St. Children’s immunization records are required upon registration. Parents or guardians must be present to have their child examined. All services are free and confidential.

The food pantry is always in need of the following items: cereal, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, soups, vegetables, canned hams and other non-perishable items. Call 570-654-9923 for more information.

St. Joseph Marello

237 William St., Pittston


A new weekend Mass schedule will begin Sunday, May 20 and will be as follows: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.

An “All You Can Eat” Breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 6. The menu consists of home fries, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham and cereal. There will be a drink station with orange juice, white milk, chocolate milk and coffee. Cost to attend is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 10 and under and free for children age 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

New members of the Knights of Columbus Council 16071 are always welcome. Contact Jim Nardone at 570-299-0717, John Bingham at 570-947-4994 or email info@ for additional information.

Anyone interested in renting the parish banquet hall or conference rooms, call the hall manager, Christine Silinskie at 570-704-8861 or e-mail

United Methodist Church of Pittston

Corner of Church Street and Broad Street, Pittston


A bus trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster to see “Songs of the Silver Screen” will be held Saturday, May 19. Following the show will be dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord with time to visit the gift shop. Cost of the trip is $100 per person and includes show, dinner, bus seat, taxes and tips. Bus leaves from the Pittston Plaza at 11 a.m. For additional information or to reserve a seat, call Cathy at 570-603-1915.

A bus trip to see “Nunsense” starring Joyce DeWitt, known from the classic television sitcom “Three’s Company,” at Hunterdon Hills Dinner Theater will be Wednesday, July 25. Cost of the trip is $100 all inclusive. To make a reservation or for additional information, call Cathy at 570-603-1915.

Wyoming United Methodist Church

376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming


A piggie dinner will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The dinner includes piggies, mashed potatoes, vegetables, applesauce, dinner roll and dessert. Cost for dinners is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 5 to 12. This event is dine in and take out. For more information, call the church.