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St. Joseph Marello Parish plans

annual Harvest Dinner

St. Joseph Marello Parish will hold its annual Harvest Festival Dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Takeouts begin at 11 a.m. and the sit-down meal will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. Menu includes Italian roasted pork, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and apple pie. A cash bar also will be available.

Adult tickets are $12 and student tickets for children 6 to 12 years old are $6. Children 5 and younger are free. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Wyoming United Methodist Church

will host pork and sauerkraut dinner

Wyoming United Methodist Church will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the church, 376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Tickets are $10; $6 for children 5 to 12 years old. The dinner will be eat-in or take-out from the drive thru.

The church is handicap accessible.

For information, call the church office at 570-693-2821.

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. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church announces upcoming events

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

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

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

Council and planning will both meet after the service Sunday. Nov. 5.

Week Day Bible 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. The anniversary celebration will include a service of Thanksgiving at 1 p.m. followed by a dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Dinner is free for children 5 and younger. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, Nov. 5. Contact the church at 570-655-2505 or email with questions or comments. Also include the number of people attending. Those attending are asked to pay before the deadline. The hall is handicapped accessible. 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.

Generations Sing XVI Concert

scheduled for St. Peter’s Cathedral

The Catholic Choral Society will present the 16th Generations Sing Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton. The Catholic Choral Society is composed of more than 50 members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.

Since its first presentation, the CCS has hosted singing groups of all ages presenting four or five different age groups at each concert.

This year, The Catholic Choral Society will both sing and host the following groups: elementary school, “Moscow Melodies” with director Michele Conaboy; middle school; Valley View Fifth Grade Intermediate Chorus with director Stacey Whitaker; high school: Greater Nanticoke Area High School Chorus with director Ellen Rutkowski; college, King’s College Cantores Christi Regis with director Rob Yenkowski.