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First Posted: 5/15/2013

DALLAS: Orange United Methodist Church, 2293 W. 8th St., is holding “Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God” Vacation Bible School from 5:45-8 p.m. June 16-20 for all children ages 3-12.

Adventures include Bible fun, creative crafts, hands-on mission work, water science and great music. To register, call Leslie at 570-333-4269.

HONESDALE: The St. Padre Pio Prayer Group is holding monthly devotions on Sunday at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 416 Church Street. Members will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the group’s inception on May 25, 2003.

Devotions will begin at 2 p.m. with exposition of the blessed sacrament followed by the prayers for priests. There will be a recitation of the rosary of the blessed virgin and a reading from sacred scripture. The Rev. William J.P. Langan, spiritual director, will hold a spiritual reflection and prayers and blessings will be offered for expectant mothers, the sick, addicts, unemployed and youth.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be chanted at 3 p.m., followed by prayers to St. Pio, vespers, benediction, closing hymn and individual blessing of the relic of St. Pio.

All faithful are invited.

MOUNTAIN TOP: A “Benefit for Bella” will be held at noon today at the American Legion Post 781, 1550 Henry Drive. Proceeds from the event will help a young child who is battling cancer. There will be tricky trays, raffles, face painting, massages, food, beverages and live music by the White and Grey Band. Cost is $10.

The American Legion Riders are hosting a benefit ride to the event beginning with registration from 10-11:30 a.m. at DBI Services, 100 N. Conahan Drive, Hazleton. Cost is $15 per rider and $10 for a passenger. Fee includes food and T-shirt prize to the first 100 registrants. Riders will depart at noon.

For more information email jpanco@dbiservices.com or call 570-956-9606.

SWEET VALLEY: The Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road, is holding a special Memorial Day service at 9:30 a.m. on May 26. The service will include special speaker LCDR Brian Gallagher, USN (Ret.) and patriotic music to honor the men and women of the armed forces. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call 477-2320 or visit thesvcc.org.

WILKES-BARRE: St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., is conducting its semi-annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the church hall. A bag sale will begin at noon.

WILKES-BARRE: Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center, 140 S. Grant St., announced the following events.

• A group will discuss the book “Love Without Conditions” at 11:45 a.m. on June 2. Class will include a video meditation. Cost is a love offering.

• The second Saturday spiritual cinema showing will be “Conversations with God” at 6:30 p.m. on June 8. Suggested love offering is $5.

• A meditation and music session, “Oneness Mediation with Ernie Pappa” will take place at 7 p.m. on June 10. Suggested love offering is $8.

For more information contact the center at 824-7722 or Davienne Piatt at 592-3016.

WILKES-BARRE: The Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., will meet on Wednesday.

There will be a Mass at 5 p.m. for living and deceased members, followed by a dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day at 6 p.m. in the Marymount Parish Center. Cost is $15. Reservations were due on May 17. For more information call Evelyn Evans at 829-5433 or Peggy Jones at 822-4780. All women of the parish are invited.

A flea market will be held in the church basement June 5- 7. Donations are now being accepted before and after all Masses. Call Ann at 826-6126 with any questions or to make arrangements to drop off items outside of the above times. No clothes, shoes or magazines needed.

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