MOUNTAIN TOP: Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 7768 Blue Ridge Trail, houses the food bank for the Wapwallopen Ministerium. All contacts are kept confidential. Call 570-868-5675 at least 24 hours in advance to make an appointment for assistance.
A concert for Rebecca, “Rebecca-stop Violence 5,” will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 25 at King’s Pizza, Route 309. Snow date is Feb. 2.
Paint classes with Lois Scott will begin at 6 p.m.on Jan. 27. No experience is needed. A small fee will be charged for the class and supplies are separate. Paint is supplied.
MOUNTAIN TOP: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., is collecting new or gently used winter coats and jackets for adults and children during daily office hours 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
SCRANTON: Pennsylvanian’s for Human Life will hold its annual “Respect Life” prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. on Jan. 25 at St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Avenue.
The principal speaker will be Dr. Anthony Levatino, who will share his unique perspective about why a physician who has been trained to give life would take it away. The story of his conversion from an abortionist to right-to-life activist has educated and motivated audiences worldwide. Dr. Levatino, who testified before Congress supporting the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, relates the toll abortion took on his family until a personal tragedy occurred that changed his life.
To register, contact Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Scranton chapter, at 570-343-5099 or 570-347-8299. Early registration is suggested. A capacity crowd is expected.
WILKES-BARRE: The Knights of Columbus Council 302 is honoring Monsignor Thomas V. Banick at an anniversary dinner dance at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Touch of Class, 228 George Avenue. The event is open to all, especially parishioners of St. Mary’s Church, Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Ticket requests and ad copy for the booklets should be submitted as soon as possible. Contact Frank Capozzi, chairman, at 570-903-8773 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.