Sometimes your life may feel like a movie. The setting is perfect. The perfect song is playing in the background. Everything just clicks. I had one of those moments last Sunday. My parents wanted to take our canoe out on the river and they needed a ride to the launch point. I didn’t have anything better to do on a Sunday morning, so I went with them and ended up driving my dad’s car home — driving along Route 92 into our little Garden Village of West Pittston with the windows down, music playing, air crisp, and clouds in the sky so perfect looking that they seemed like they were from a cartoon. I never take for granted how truly fortunate I am to be able to call West Pittston my home. This was hardly the first time the beauty of where we are lucky enough to live took my breath away. And I would be willing to bet a substantial amount of money it won’t be the last.
I know that the changing of the seasons can definitely be a busy time for some, but carve out some time to drink in the beauty of your surroundings, whether that be fishing, taking a canoe or kayak on the water, or going for a nice morning or evening stroll. The beauty of our Garden Village is sure to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle anything that life may throw at you.
Here’s what else is happening around town this week:
Corpus Christi news
Corpus Christi’s religious education classes for students in second and eighth grades only will begin in person Sunday, Oct. 3. Classes will run from 9 to 10:10 a.m. Second grade classes will be held in the school classrooms and eighth grade classes will be held in the church hall. Children in all other grades, kindergarten through seventh, will be homeschooled. If you haven’t registered, please call the rectory.
A bereavement program will be held in the rectory at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 27. This program is offered to help care for yourself and facilitate healing. Program leader John M. Samony Sr. is author of “The Morning After: Surviving the Loss of Someone You Love” and is a University of Wisconsin certified grief support specialist. To register, call 570-654-2753.
Sunday, Oct. 3, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the parish welcomes pets of all faiths to a blessing to acknowledge their years of loyalty and companionship. For prayers and a blessing, bring your pets to the church parking lot at noon at Immaculate Conception Church and at 1 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church.
First United Methodist Church pastie sale
First United Methodist Church will hold a pastie sale Thursday, Oct. 7. Pasties include meat with or without onions, vegetable, and sausage and pepper. Cost is $7 each. To order, call the church office at 570-655-1083.
Valley Alliance Church
Valley Alliance Church conducts Sunday morning worship from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Junior church occurs concurrently with the Sunday service. Nursery is available.
Prayer and Bible study are offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
West Pittston Library will offer the following activities:
Craft-along: Hocus Pocus Cross Stitch — 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Get in the spooky spirit with a four-part cross stitch class. Join virtually on Facebook on Saturday mornings. Pick up your kit at the beginning of the month, then take time each week to stitch a section and be done before Halloween. Register at 570-654-9847, in person, or online at https://forms.gle/AcCo5CnHihJUNxp48. Non-refundable registration fee is $5, which covers materials and instruction. This registration is for four separate classes, airing on Facebook Live on Saturday mornings. The kit will have all materials needed. One section will be worked on at a time.
Parks and Recreation
West Pittston Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the municipal building.
John Bubul writes about West Pittston. To list an item, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-301-2187 by Monday.