HAZLETON: The Hazleton Area Reformed Presbyterian Church, 680 Roosevelt St., is hosting a conference on raising Godly children from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. The program will include three sessions presented by the Rev. Dr. William Edgar, a pastor of the Broomall Reformed Presbyterian Church for decades. The main topic is “Except the Lord Builds the House: The Blessing of Children in Your Quiver.” The conference is free and childcare is available. To reserve a space contact Pastor Paul Brace at 570-379-2148.
KINGSTON: Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., is celebrating the feast of All Saints at its 10 a.m. service on Nov. 3. As one of the oldest feasts celebrated in the church, it is also a time when the church members gather to celebrate the truth, unity and concord that strengthens Christians on their journey through life. For more information contact the Rev. John Hartman at 570-714-2622.
PLAINS TWP.: The Womens Society of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, will hold its annual retreat on Nov. 9 at SS. Peter and Paul Church parish center. The theme will be anxiety and depression, from the gospel of St. Luke. The event will start at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The Rev. Thomas Looney, King’s College, will be the retreat master. The cost is $25 and includes a hot lunch and donations. The conference will end with confession and Mass at 4 p.m.
Payment is due to make a reservation. Checks can be made payable to Joan Pisack or Gloria Flynn and put in the collection basket or mailed to the rectory at 13 Hudson Road, Plains, Pa. 18705. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 3.
All women are invited to attend. For more information contact 570-822-3815.
TRUCKSVILLE: Members of the Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road, are hosting an Election Day Café beginning at 7 a.m. on Nov. 5. The menu will include hot and cold beverages, donuts, sticky buns, brownies, cookies, sandwiches, homemade soups, chili, hot dogs and wimpies. A lunch-to-go, all freshly prepared, can be ready in just minutes any time during the day.
The café, which is completely handicap accessible, has plenty of seating with table service, if preferred, and will remain open until 4 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Mother Teresa’s Haven, previously known as V.I.S.I.O.N.
WILKES-BARRE: The parishes of St. Robert Bellarmine, Wilkes-Barre, and Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Hanover Township, will note All Souls Day on Nov. 2 with a special service at St. Aloysius Church, Barney and Division streets, Wilkes-Barre. The “Remember with Love Mass” will be held at noon and will remember all those in the parish community who have died.
The names of those who died between Nov. 1, 2012, and Nov. 1, 2013, and were buried from St. Robert Bellarmine and Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parishes will be read. As the name is read, a family member will light a candle in remembrance.
All parishioners of St. Robert Bellarmine and Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parishes are invited. For more information call 570-823-3791.
WILKES-BARRE: St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., will celebrate its annual days of Eucharistic devotion (Forty Hours Devotion) on November 3-5. Monsignor Joseph G. Rauscher, the Rev. Fidel Ticona, the Rev. John Victoria and the parish community of St. Nicholas Church invite the public to join in the annual days of prayer and renewal.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately after the noon (Spanish) liturgy on Nov. 3. The church will be open Nov. 4-5 after the 8 a.m. Mass for prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Services will be held each evening at 7 p.m. Services will include evening song, sermon, and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharistic liturgies will be celebrated on Nov. 3 at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (English) and noon (Spanish). Mass will be celebrated on Nov. 4-5 at 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. The Tuesday evening services will conclude with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Rev. Joseph Elston, chaplain and Dean of Students, at Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre, will be the guest preacher for the Eucharistic days. His theme will be the “Year of Faith and the Eucharist.”
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers, school students and visiting priests of the Diocese of Scranton will participate. The parish choir will lead the music for the celebrations. Edward Loch is director of music.
For more information call the rectory office at 570-823-7736.