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ALDEN: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 12 E. Kirmar Ave., invites all EMS personnel, firefighters and law enforcement officers from Newport Township, their families and the public to a Blue Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday. Celebrant will be the Rev. John Leo.

Special intention is to pray for the continued protection and safety of first responders in the performance of their duties and to remember those who gave their lives protecting and serving the communities.

Coffee and cake will follow the service.

Emergency personnel who plan to attend should come in uniform and RSVP by calling Joseph at 735-2472 or Linda at 736-7348 and leave a message.

HARVEYS LAKE: The Teen Challenge Choir from Rehrersburg, Pa., will present a concert at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 18 at Emmanuel Church, 239 Church Road.

The choir is comprised of young men from all over the United States who have struggled with drugs, alcohol and/or crime.

For more information, call 639-5858.

KINGSTON: Christ Community Church, 100 West Dorrance St., will hold Invite-a-Friend Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. A free luncheon will follow the service.

On Tuesday, the church will conduct the Biblical View of Death and Grieving Bible Study at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

For information, call 283-2202 or visit the church's website at

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

• The Mountain Top Thanksgiving Community Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at St. Paul's.

• Board game day will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at the church. Bring a favorite game and snack to share. A sign-up sheet is located on the table in the narthex.

• A healing service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 5. A pot-luck luncheon will follow.

• There will be no meeting of the Yarn Spinners in December. They have been making afghans to give to men of Vision for Christmas. Anyone who would like to learn to crochet, can contact Lois Burge for assistance.

• The Mountain Top Food Bank will not be open on Nov. 23 and the Mountain Top Free Medical Clinic will not be open on Nov. 26.

SHICKSHINNY: Town Hill United Methodist Church will celebrate its Anniversary Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The message will be brought in music by the Feola's, a local gospel ministry. All are welcome.

SWEET VALLEY: Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road, will conduct a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the church.

On Nov. 23, the church will sponsor a free supper and movie. Supper will be conducted from 4-8 p.m. (soup and salad) and the movie will be shown at 7 p.m.

Nursery and older kids care will be provided. For more information, call 477-2320.

TRUCKSVILLE: Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, is collecting gift-filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which benefits needy children around the world.

Shoe boxes may be dropped off at the church between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 17.

Instructions on how to pack a shoe box can be picked up at the church. For further details, call the church office at 696-0399.

WEST PITTSTON: Christ's Community Clothes Closet at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Ave., is extending operating hours. The closet will be open from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays; 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; and noon-2 p.m. Thursdays. It is open to the community without charge.

Those wishing to donate gently used clothing are asked to place donations in the shed in the church parking lot at any time.

For more information, call the church office at 654-2500.

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