DALLAS: Grace Community Church, 4122 Memorial Highway, recently announced the start of its AWANA program for boys and girls ages two to sixth grade. The first meeting will be from 6-7:45 p.m. on Oct. 2 and meetings will be held until the end of April. The program teaches children from an early age about Jesus Christ through activities such as flag time, Bible lessons, verses, games, prizes and special theme nights.
To pre-register, or for more information, call 675-3723 or visit www.gracechurchdallas.org.
HARVEYS LAKE: Huntsville Christian Church is sponsoring “Lanterns of Hope,” a benefit for the Hope Center, from 4-9 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Beach Club at Sandy Beach. Lanterns will be available for $5. There will also be food and beverages, a bake sale, the Hillside Ice Cream truck, a basket raffle and live music. For more information call Sherry at 362-4576.
LEHMAN TWP.: Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. The speaker will be Nancy Piteley, pastor at Wesley Village. She will discuss spirituality and the elderly. All women of the church are invited. Hostesses are Jeanne Barrall and Jayne Haefele.
PITTSTON: The First Baptist Church, Water Street, is holding a youth revival Tuesday to Thursday. The theme will be “What About the Children?” and will begin each night at 6:30 p.m. with praise and worship followed by a nightly message delivered by the Rev. James H. Breese. Although a youth revival, everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact the church at 654-0283.
TRUCKSVILLE: Just Us Girls, a free non-denominational girl’s group for first- through sixth-grade students, is starting its fourth year on Oct. 15 at Trucksville United Methodist Church.
Group activities include crafts, discussions, snacks, guest speakers and more. Girls learn about bullying, self esteem and individual and team building skills that help prepare them for middle school and high school.
Meetings are held from 6:30-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the William and Melba Dickson Educational Facility, 40 Knob Hill Road.
For more information call Carol Hadsall at 570-690-7295.
WILKES-BARRE: North Anthracite Council, League of Ukrainian Catholics, will meet on Sept. 29 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 635 N. River Street. Moleben prayer service will take place at 2:30 p.m. A business session will be held at 3 p.m. followed by a reception and fellowship. Main agenda items include membership renewal and the national convention scheduled for Oct. 4-6 in Cheektowaga, Buffalo, N.Y. All members are reminded to renew their annual membership. For more information, contact Dorothy Jamula, president, at 822-5354.
WILKES-BARRE: Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center announced the following activities:
• The Rev. Diane Sicker, senior minister, will speak on a transcendent treatment at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. She will also conduct a Unity class on the “Life of Prayer” at 11:45 a.m.
• The Unity for The Hip Sip Coffee House Series will continue on Sept. 28 with an 80’s karaoke night at 6:30 p.m. in Harmony Hall.
WILKES-BARRE: St. George Chapel, Loomis Street, will begin its nine-day novena of devotion to St. Therese Little Flower of Jesus on Monday. Prayers will be offered at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., except on Oct. 1, the last day of the novena. On Oct. 1, Mass and novena prayers will be offered at 6 p.m. and will conclude with individual veneration and blessing with the miraculous relic of St. Therese. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call the rectory at 570-824-3599.
WILKES-BARRE: The Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Marymount Parish Center, 154 S. Hancock Street. Hostesses are Martha Lock and June Swida. Plans will be finalized for the annual turkey bingo to be held on Oct. 13. The Oct. 23 meeting, which will include the crowning of the Blessed Mother and a covered-dish supper, will also be discussed. All women of the parish are invited.