MOUNTAIN TOP: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church announces the following:
• Sunday is Food Bank Day. Members are reminded to donate non-perishable food items. Some of the items needed are coffee, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup, dry soup, pudding and Jello-O mixes, popcorn, pork and beans, canned tomatoes, canned soup, canned fruit, mustard, mayonnaise, tuna and macaroni and cheese.
• An Ascension Day service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday. A pot luck luncheon will take place after the service.
• The church’s “Yarn Spinners” are working on prayer shawls that will be donated in June and baby blankets and hats to be donated in July and August. New members are welcome. The group meets at 12:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information contact Lois at 474-5502.
• The church is offering a summer camp program for children ages 3-5 and a new school-age program for children who completed kindergarten through second grade. Two eight-day sessions are being offered. They will run from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, July 15-25 and Aug. 5-14. Cost is $96 per session. For more information and to register call Lisa at 474-6616.
NANTICOKE: The St. Faustina Parish Padre Pio Prayer Group will meet after the 6 p.m. Mass on May 15 at St. Faustina Parish, main site, South Hanover Street.
PLAINS TWP.: The Women’s Society of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, is holding a covered-dish dinner in honor of Mother’s Day after the meeting on May 13 in the parish center. All members are invited and new members are welcome. For more information on the type of dish to bring, contact Joan Pisack at 822-3815.
The group will resume reciting the rosary prior to the 8:30 a.m. Mass on the third Sunday of the month.
TRUCKSVILLE: Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, is hosting guest speaker Curtis W. Young from International Partnership Ministries (IPM) at the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services on May 19. Young is the vice president of specialized ministries and director of deaf ministries with IPM.
All family, friends and neighbors are invited. A staffed nursery is available for children younger than two and C4 Kids is also available. For more information call 696-0399.
WILKES-BARRE: Parsons Primitive Methodist Church, 193 Austin Ave., recently announced the following summer schedule for children’s events:
• SKY wrap-up party, noon to 2:30 p.m. on June 2. Lunch will be provided after church.
• Park Clean Up Game Day, noon to 2:30 p.m. on June 16. Lunch will be provided after church. Children will go to a park to pick up trash and clean. They will have time to play on the playground. Parents are encouraged to stay.
• Water Game Day, noon to 2:30 p.m. on July 21. Lunch will be provided after church. There will be a dunk tank, water balloons and more. Participants should bring bathing suits and towels. Parents are encouraged to stay.
• Vacation Bible School, 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 2; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 3; and noon to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 for the wrap-up party.
• Back to school party, noon to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. Lunch will be provided after church. More details will be provided.
WILKES-BARRE: Unity of NEPA, a spiritual center, 140 S. Grant St., is offering the following:
• The Bridge, adult book study class, at 6:30 p.m. on May 15. The Rev. Diane Sickler will present “The Heart of the Journey: Discovering Your Life Purpose and Plan.” Cost is a suggested love offering of $5.
• The Rev. Grace Taylor will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. service on May 19. The Michael Seaward webinar from last year, “Stand like Mountain; Flow like Water,” will be rerun after the service at 11:30 a.m. during fellowship in Harmony Hall. Cost is a $5 suggested love offering.
• Richard Pacheco will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. service on May 26.