DALLAS: The Outreach Commission of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Dallas, sponsored a raffle benefiting the Back Mountain Food Pantry at the recent Dallas Harvest Festival. Members of the congregation donated funds and gift cards which were arranged by Kimberly Floral into a gift basket. The winning raffle ticket was held by Donna Cerza, Dallas.
MONTROSE: The Second Sunday Vesper Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 10 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Church and Chestnut streets. Ann Davenport will serve as greeter. Duane Hinds, captain,U. S. Navy, ret., will welcome the guests and Edward DeWitt will read the lessons. William (Bud) Wilcox of the U. S. Navy, ret., Bert Godoy and Mike Krause will present special trumpet trio music. Kathryn Lathrop and Emily Birchard will sing the introit The Spirit of America. Sarah Bertsch will serve as organist for the service. A simple supper will be served in the Parish House immediately following the service.
MOUNTAIN TOP: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, will hold a healing service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. A pot-luck lunch will take place after the service.
The Bible study group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday and Nov. 19.
The Yarn Spinner Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Twelve baby blankets and some baby hats were donated to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital last month. Anyone interested in learning how to crochet is welcome.
NANTICOKE: A Christian contemporary music service will be held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 16 at First United Methodist Church of Nanticoke, 267 E. Main Street. There will be praise and worship music along with a short message of faith. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Steve at 570-899-2264 or visit www.unitybymusic.org.
PITTSTON: A memorial to St. John the Baptist Church (1892-2008) and school (1917-2004) will be blessed by Monsignor John J. Bendik at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. The memorial is located on William Street on the actual site of the former church and school.
An inscription on the memorial states, “In memory of the Slovak immigrants and their descendants who worshiped here and learned to live the Gospel message of love.” The monument was made possible by the generous gifts of families whose loved ones’ names are inscribed on the back of the two black granite tablets.
A reception will be held in St. John the Evangelist church hall after the blessing.
PLYMOUTH: The Plymouth Christian Church, 9 E. Main St., is holding a rummage sale Monday-Wednesday in the church fellowship hall. Bag day will be on Wednesday. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.
The church will observe its 188th anniversary on Nov. 12. A fellowship time will be held on Nov. 10 following the morning worship service. The Rev. David Quesenberry is the pastor.
WILKES-BARRE: The Ladies of Charity of the Diocese of Scranton have scheduled the annual Day of Recollection for Nov. 16 at the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. The speaker will begin at 10 a.m. and a Mass with Monsignor Joseph Kelly will start at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be served after the Mass in the cafeteria next to the church. The cost for the luncheon is $14. Reservations are required. Checks made payable to “Ladies of Charity” should be sent to Christine Palmiter, president, 440 Ice Harvest Drive, Mountain Top, PA 18707. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 11. New members are welcome. A collection basket for Pro-Life donations will also be available. For more information call Christine at 570-868-3959.