In brief

January 19, 2013

KINGSTON: Dorranceton United Methodist Church recently held an All You Can Eat Soup Fest on Jan. 12.

For admission, those who attended were asked to bring a canned food item or make a free-will donation to the West Side Food Bank.

One hundred thirty-three items were collected and more than $300 was raised.

The event was sponsored by the church's Missions From The Kitchen committee.

MOUNTAIN TOP: Christ United Methodist Church, 175 South Main Road, has announced the following events:

• A free class on Internet safety will be offered for parents and youth at 6 p.m. Jan. 27.

• A Fat Sunday dessert auction will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Everyone is invited to this Mardi-Gras themed luncheon. Homemade desserts will be offered for auction.

• The following items are need for the food bank: jelly, peanut butter, canned and dry soup, canned fruits, Jello and pudding mixes, sugar, flour and coffee. Any non-perishable food items are always useful.

• The Friendship Circle meets the third Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome. Easter candy making will continue at 6 p.m. Jan. 22, 23, 29 and 30.

MOUNTAIN TOP: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, has announced the following events:

• The Book of Faith Bible Study group will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. • The second annual congregational meeting will be held Jan. 27 with a snow date of Feb. 3. The business of the church will be reviewed. There will be one service at 9:30 a.m. The singing choir and bell choir will perform. The meeting will follow the service with a congregational brunch to follow.

SCRANTON: Pennsylvanians for Human Life will host a Respect Life Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 9 at St. Mary's Center, 320 Mifflin Ave.

Carol Everett, former abortion clinic owner, will be featured speaker.

To register, contact Pennsylvanians For Human Life, Scranton Chapter at 343-5099. Early registration is suggested.

WILKES-BARRE: Rod Gereda, facilitator of the Interfaith Resource Center for Peace and Justice (the Peace Center), will present a workshop entitled I Love My Congregation; It's the People I Can't Stand at noon Sunday at the Unity Center for Spiritual Living, 145 South Grant St.

The event celebrates the beginning of the King/Ghandi Season of Nonviolence. Individuals of all faiths are invited to attend. Gereda will also speak at the 10 a.m. service at Unity.

Parking is available behind the church on Bethel Street.