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United Methodist Church of Pittston

sets Doo Wop bus trip

United Methodist Church of Pittston will sponsor a Doo Wop Bus Trip on Saturday, Sept. 9, to the American Music Theater in Lancaster. Bus leaves the Pittston Plaza at 10 a.m. promptly. Cost of the trip is $115 and includes bus seat, ticket to show, dinner at the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord after the show and driver tip.

For additional information or to make a reservation, call 570-603-1915. Reservations must be made by Aug. 12.

First Baptist plans Vacation Bible School

First Baptist Church, Water Street, Pittston, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School the week of Aug. 7-11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Cave Quest.

The public is welcome. For Information, call 570-654-0283 or visit the church on Facebook.

Wyoming U.M. Church plans pork barbecue

Wyoming United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave., will hold a pork barbecue dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.

The dinner will be dine-in picnic style or take-out, with drive through available.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years. Tickets will be available at the door.

For information, call 570-693-2821.

St. John’s Evangelical

Lutheran Church announces activities

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7 Wood St., Pittston, announced the following activities:

Water Fun Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. Rain date is Wednesday, Aug. 9. Water Fun Night will feature a number of games, all involving water. All ages are invited. Bring a friend and a towel.

Congregation meeting will be held Sunday, Aug. 6, before the service.

Planning will meet after service Sundays, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20.

Council will meet Sunday, Aug. 16, after the service.

The church will hold a community picnic from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

The church will celebrate its 160th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 12, with a dinner at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company. The celebration will include a service of Thanksgiving and a dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. More details will be announced. Sharleen Palaima is planning committee chairwoman.

Outside of council meetings, all events are open to the public.

The church is renting out its lower level for $100 for three hours and $35 for each additional hour, plus $100 returnable security deposit. The hall can accommodate a maximum of 50 people. Email the church to receive photos of the space.

The church has gift cards available for a variety of locations and in a variety of denominations. See Mary Ann Denman or Alan Drummond after the service.

The church has off-street parking, with handicap parking next to the building. There also is an enclosed chair lift.

For information, visit Facebook, call 570-655-2505 or email

Prince of Peace plans

chicken barbecue

Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge will sponsor a chicken barbecue and basket raffle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the parking lot of Arcaro and Genell Restaurant, Main Street, Old Forge.

The barbecue chicken dinner is take out with some limited outside seating. The dinner will be prepared by Arcaro and Genell.

Tickets are $10 and include half a barbecue chicken, pasta salad, corn on the cob, a roll and dessert.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the rectory at 570-457-5900 by Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Walk-ins are limited.