HONESDALE: The St. Padre Pio Prayer Group will meet on Sunday at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 416 Church Street. The meeting will begin with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 2 p.m.
The Rev. William J.P. Langan, host pastor and spiritual director, will lead the prayer for all priests and the rosary will be offered with group members leading the decade. A scriptural reading will be given by Mercy Sister Elizabeth Brody, followed by a spiritual reflection by Langan.
A book of special intentions invoking the intercession of St. Pio will be presented and special prayers will be offered. The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will also be administered to the seriously ill and those about to undergo surgery.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be chanted at 3 p.m., followed by vespers, benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and closing with the individual blessing with the relic of St. Pio.
All are welcome. There will be no prayer group meeting in December, January or February.
MOUNTAIN TOP: Mountain Top Baptist Church invites the community to share in a Thanksgiving praise service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The family-style service features singing, special music, scripture reading and testimonies in gratitude for God’s blessings. The church is located one mile west of Route 309, across from the Albert Cemetery. For more information, call the church office at 570-868-6868 or visit www.mtbaptist.org.
MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Ministerium is hosting a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Church Road, near Rice Elementary School. Pastors will lead the service. For more information or directions, call 570-868-5675.
MOUNTAIN TOP: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is participating in the Feed-A-Friend program. Volunteers are needed to sort, pack and hand out Thanksgiving baskets to area residents. Volunteers are needed to help from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for sorting and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday to help carry turkeys and bags to cars. Youth Group members are encouraged to help with the packing the Feed-A-Friend family bags from 6-8 p.m. on Monday. Pizza will be served. For more information contact Angie Burke at 570-709-4191.
NANTICOKE: The 24th annual National Night of Prayer for Life, which unites the feast of the Immaculate Conception with the feast of St. Juan Diego, will take place from 9 p.m. on Dec. 8 to 1 a.m. on Dec. 9 at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, 520 S. Hanover Street.
PLYMOUTH: The Plymouth Ministerium is holding a community Thanksgiving service at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Plymouth Christian Church, Main Street.
Area pastors will take part in the service and the speaker will be the Rev. David Quesenberry. All are invited to attend.
SHICKSHINNY: Town Hill United Methodist Church, 417 Town Hill Road, is celebrating anniversary Sunday with a visit from Bishop Jeremiah J. Park at the 9 a.m. worship on Sunday. There will be a covered-dish brunch after the service. Everyone is welcome.
WILKES-BARRE: The Ministerium of Downtown Churches is sponsoring an ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street.
The speaker will be the Rev. Shawn Walker, pastor of First Baptist Church. All faiths are welcome.
Donations of non-perishable goods will be accepted and a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen. A reception will take place after the service in the church hall.
WILKES-BARRE: Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center, recently announced the upcoming events.
• Dec. 1: Licensed Unity Teacher Candidate Davienne Piatt will present a Sunday lesson entitled, “Putting Your Christ in Christmas,” at 10 a.m. The service will focus on practical ways to boost your relationships to new positive dynamics through prayer and time-tithing in honor of others. The service will be followed by Christmas decorating.
• Dec. 8: Senior Minister the Rev. Diane Sickler will present a Sunday lesson entitled, “Getting Ready for God” at 10 a.m. A potluck fellowship and a Thriving in Unity meeting will take place at 11:45 a.m. after the service.