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CONYNGHAM: The Conyngham United Methodist Church, Main Street, is conducting a 10-week Alpha program from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Sept. 9 in the social hall. There is no fee to register, but an optional student manual is available for $5. Everyone is welcome. Church membership is not required. To register, call the church at 788-3960 or email conynghamumc@ptd.net.


LAFLIN: The Oblates of St. Joseph Congregation is planning its annual triduum and special Labor Day Mass honoring St. Joseph the Worker over the Labor Day weekend at the seminary chapel, Route 315, Laflin. Masses will be held at 7 p.m. each evening from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Devotions to the patron saint of laborers will take place after the Masses. Confessions and praying of the rosary will precede each Mass. Guest celebrant and preacher for this year’s triduum will be the Rev. Matthew Spencer, rector of Mount Saint Joseph Seminary, Loomis, Calif.


A special Mass celebrated by the Oblate Fathers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Labor Day at the chapel. Principal celebrant and homilist will be the Very Rev. Paul A. McDonnell, provincial superior of the Oblate USA province. Liturgical music will be provided by the St. Joseph Marello parish choir of Pittston. Bread will be blessed and distributed to all the faithful as the symbol of the fruit of their labor after the Mass.


For more information, contact the seminary office at 570-654-7542.


MOUNTAIN TOP: Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 7768 Blue Ridge Trail, announces the following events:


• Choir practice will begin on Wednesday. The Kid’s Choir will meet at 6:30 p.m and the Chancel Choir will meet at 7 p.m. All singers and musicians are welcome.


• Rally Day and the kick-off of the new Sunday school program, LIVE, will begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9. The new program uses hands-on Bibles filled with science experiments, crafts, Bible hero biographies, fun facts and more.


• A special Rally Day worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. and is centered around the children. A picnic will take place after the service with a moon bounce and other games. All are welcome. For more information, call Denise at the church office at 868-5675.


PLYMOUTH: The Plymouth Christian Church, 9 E. Main St., is hosting a friends and family gathering at 10 a.m. on Sept. 8. Light refreshments will be served after the church service in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Joy Kocher at 570-771-6280.


TRUCKSVILLE: Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, is starting its AWANA program at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11. The goal of the program is to reach children with the gospel of Christ and to train them to serve. The program also helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children.


AWANA meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year. The CrossRoads and Revive youth groups for grades 6-12 and adult Bible studies also take place during this time.


For more details, call 696-0399 or email info@crosscreekcc.org.


WILKES-BARRE: The CCD program of Our Lady of Hope Parish is holding registration after the 4 p.m. Mass on Aug. 31 and after the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Masses on Sept. 1 in Marymount Parish Center. New registrations require a copy of the child’s baptism certificate.


CCD classes will begin with the children’s liturgy Mass at 9 a.m. on Sept. 8. Children’s backpacks will be blessed. Classes will be from 10-11 a.m. in Marymount Parish Center. Children should report to the Assembly Room.


For more information, contact June Swida at 570-825-4966.


WILKES-BARRE: The Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the parish center. All women of the parish are invited. Plans for the annual turkey bingo to be held on Oct. 13 will be discussed.


WILKES-BARRE: Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center is hosting guest speaker Lee Vanderhoof at the 10 a.m. services on Sept. 1. His topic will be “I Am Love.” The Love Without Conditions book study with Davienne Piatt will begin at 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 1 in Harmony Hall.


Senior Minister the Rev. Diane Sickler will speak about “The Rules of Prosperity” at 10 a.m. on Sept. 8. A birthday potluck will be held at 11 a.m. after the service in Harmony Hall.


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