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Women of First United Presbyterian Church

of West Pittston plan rummage sale

The Women’s Association of the First United Presbyterian Church of West Pittston will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Institute, Wyoming Avenue and Institute Street, Wyoming.

Bag day sale begins at 1 p.m.

Coffee and cake will be available at the snack bar.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church

plans all-you-can-eat soup and salad supper

Members of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church on Mount Zion Road in Harding are holding an all-you-can-eat soup and salad supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

A variety of soups, chili, salads, breads, beverages and desserts will be available.

Meals cost $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

For more information, call Karen Daniels at 570-885-1650.

Everyone is welcome.

St. Peter’s pipe organ turns 100

The community is invited to a 100th birthday celebration for the M.P. Möller pipe organ at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rock and Center streets, Hughestown, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. 

Visiting organist Michael Sowa will play works by past and present composers on the 100-year-old instrument, which was rebuilt in 1994. 

A reception will follow the program.

Contributions to the organ fund will be accepted at the event.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church announces upcoming events

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

Council will meet after service Sunday, Oct. 8.

Planning will meet after service Sundays, Oct. 15.

Reformation breakfast will be held after the service Sunday, Oct. 29.

Trunk-or-Treat will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, rain or shine.

Week Day School is held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. A child-friendly dinner will be followed by interactive lessons and activities. For information, contact the church and leave a message for Marcia.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate its 160th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 12, with a dinner at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company.

The anniversary 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.

Members can pick up their fourth quarter church helper list and Portals of Prayer in the rear of the church at the beginning or end of services.

The church has a surplus of sanctuary candles. The candles are available for purchase for $4 each. Contact the church and leave a message if you are interested.

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 for a variety of area locations and in a variety of denominations. See Mary Ann Denman or Alan Drummond after any of the services for information.

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 Sound Theater in Lancaster to see “The Miracle of Christmas” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, for the 3 p.m. show.

The 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.

Deposits are past due. To check if seats are still available, call Lorraine at 570-654-3755 or Charlotte at 570-655-2189.

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church sells halupki

The society of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Winter and Church streets, Old Forge, will hold a halupki sale Saturday, Nov. 4. Orders may be placed with Dorothy at 570-562-1434, Sandra at 570-457-9280 or the church hall at 570-457-2875 and leave a message by Oct. 27. Price is $1.25 per order.

Queen of the Apostles plan pasta dinner

Queen of the Apostles Parish will host a takeout pasta dinner, sauce, meatball and homemade cannoli sale from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in the parish hall, 742 Spring St. The dinner, which is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 to 12, includes salad, bread, pasta, meatballs and dessert. The quarts of sauce are $5 each and the quarts of sauce with meatballs are $7 each. The homemade cannoli is $3 each.