Church briefs

September 9th, 2017 6:00 am

HANOVER TWP.: Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Buttonwood, is holding a Soup for the Souls Craft Festival 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sept. 23. Vendors wishing to participate can call Sabine, 570-313-6060.

KINGSTON: The Women’s Fellowship of the Westmoor Church of Christ will hold their annual flea market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9. Hot dogs, wimpies and meatball hoagies also will be available for purchase. The church is located at 57 South Goodwin Avenue.

LEHMAN: Victory Baptist Church, 1254 Market St., is having an ‘Old Fashioned Hymn Sing,’ Sept. 9, and ‘Old Fashioned Tent Meeting,’ Sept. 10 through 13, 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

MOUNTAIN TOP: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will host a Youth Group Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at 316 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Clothes, books, games, toys and household items will be among wares for sale. Chicken barbecue dinners will be for sale for $9.50 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Proceeds will benefit the church youth trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas.

OLD FORGE: St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, church hall, 320 Vine St, is having their annual flea market 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 16; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 17, rain or shine. Antiques, jewelry, household items, furniture, children’s clothing, toys and much more! A variety of ethnic food items, baked goods and refreshments will also be available.

PITTSTON: The United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church, Pittston, is sponsoring a bus trip to Sight and Sounds Theater, Lancaster, for the 3 p.m. show of “The Miracle of Christmas,” Nov. 8. The bus will be at the Pittston Plaza at 8:15 a.m. and leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. Cost of $115 per person includes bus seat, show ticket and lunch at the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Payment in full or $60 deposit due by Aug. 27, final payment of $55 due Oct. 15. For reservations or information call Lorraine, 570-654-3755; or Charlotte, 570-655-2189.

POCONO LAKE: The Pocono Lake United Methodist Church is seeking vendors for its annual Fall Festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at 1188 Route 940, Pocono Lake. Prices start at $20 for outside spaces. Crafters and businesses are welcome. For more information, call 570-646-2650 or email [email protected]

WILKES-BARRE: St. Stephens Pro-Cathedral will hold a Family Fun Fest after 10:30 a.m. service Sept. 10 in celebration of the 200th anniversary of its church school at 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Events themed “Living in the Early 19th Century” include writing with a quill pen and the science and art of plant-based dyes. The festival will also feature a YogaVoice workshop.

WILKES-BARRE: Unity of NEPA is joining with Silent Unity and other Unity Spiritual Centers around the world in celebrating the 2017 Unity World Day of Prayer on Sept. 14, with the theme “Peace in the Midst.” The celebration begins the previous evening, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, with a Unity Community Service led by the Rev. Diane Sickler. At noon Sept. 14 the church will live stream the “Silent Unity Prayer Service” for all who wish to come to Unity of NEPA and experience this event. After the Silent Unity Prayer Service, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. we will hold our own unique prayer vigil. Unity of NEPA is located at 140 S. Grant St. Parking is available behind the church off Bethel Lane. For info, 5:00 P.M. we will hold our own unique prayer vigil, call 570-824-7722.

WILKES-BARRE: Organizers of the Our Lady of Fatima Blessed Grotto, North Street, will celebrate Our Lady of Fatima’s 100th Anniversary beginning at 5 p.m., Sept. 10, with opening prayers at the Chapel of Christ the King, Jackson and N. Franklin streets. A procession to the Our Lady of Fatima Grotto, North Street, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Walter Camier will speak, at 6 p.m., at the Grotto, on “How Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is Crucial Today.” Refreshments will be served, followed by the 15-decade Rosary at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

WILKES-BARRE: The Ladies of Charity are holding a bingo/card party 2 p.m., Sept. 24, in the cafeteria at St. Robert Bellarmine (formerly St. Aloysius Church). Win monetary prizes and/or door prizes, raffle tickets will be sold and admission is $2 at the door. All are welcome. for more information call Evelyn, 570-474-5192.

WILKES-BARRE: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will host its annual vendor flea market and ethnic food sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at 401 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. For more information, call 570-819-3395.