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U.M. Church of Pittston plans holiday

theater trip to ‘Miracle of Christmas’

United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church of Pittston will sponsor a holiday bus trip to Sight and Sounds Theater in Lancaster to see “The Miracle of Christmas” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, for the 3 p.m. show.

Bus will be at the Pittston Plaza at 8:15 a.m. and will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Price of the trip is $115 per person and includes bus seat, show ticket and lunch at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord.

Payment in full or a deposit of $60 is due by Sunday, Aug. 27, and final payment of $55 is due by Sunday, Oct. 15.

For additional information or to make reservations, call Lorraine 570-654-3755 or Charlotte 570-655-2189.

St. John the Evangelist Parish’s

18th annual bazaar continues this weekend

St. John the Evangelist’s 18th annual bazaar continues from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on the grounds of St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston.

Featured entertainment during the three-day festival will include Hillbilly D’Lux, Emerald Isle Irish Step Dancers, Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots, Pat Ward Magic Show and Flaxy Morgan.

A variety of ethnic foods and baked goods will be available for purchase. Booths, raffles, children’s games, bingo and a huge flea market will be available in the auditorium.

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 Shady Maple Smorgasbord after the show and driver tip.

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

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church announces upcoming activities

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

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

Planning will meet after service Sunday, Aug. 20.

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

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran 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 about the anniversary celebration 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 for information.

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 Parish plans

chicken barbecue dinner

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 chicken barbecue 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.

Walk-ins are limited for the event.