HANOVER TWP. — Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 N. Main Road, in the Buttonwood section of Hanover Township, will hold a Soup for the Souls sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 11. The soup of the month is clam chowder, and the cost per soup is $8. Pre-orders are appreciated. For more information or to order, call 570-825-6370.
MOUNTAIN TOP — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. There will be an open house at the Kaufmans’ home on Dec. 31. The festivities begin after 3 p.m. and continue until the last person leaves. St. Paul’s will host a movie night on Jan. 2. The featured movie will be “Tuesdays With Morrie.” For more information, call the church office at 570-474-6616.
NANTICOKE — St. Faustina Parish, 520 S Hanover St, Nanticoke, will hold “Monday Night Worship” at 7 pm. Jan. 8. Come join us for a Holy Hour of praise and worship with the word music. Check Facebook for more news about the Monday Night Worship event. Contact Paul Walters 570-332-2963 for more information. The Annual Respect Life Mass, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Councils, Knights of Columbus, will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at St. Faustina Parish, 520 Hanover Street, Nanticoke. The Knights of Columbus, along with Pro-Life Representatives, will offer prayer intentions during the Mass for a greater respect of all Human Life and to end abortion. The Rev. James Nash, Pastor of Saint Faustina Parish, warmly invites the public to attend and to pray for the most vulnerable of Human Lives, those with disabilities, the ill, and the unborn. Info, 570-328-2430
WILKES-BARRE — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, will host Celtic Spirituality Nights at 6 p.m. Dec. 30 and Jan. 27.
WILKES-BARRE — The Jewish Community Alliance, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre , will host a Stroke Awareness Talk at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11. A meeting of the book club will take place at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 18 to discuss “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly. The book is available at Barnes & Noble in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Remember to make reservations for lunch. From 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 18, the JCA will offer free blood pressure screenings performed by Georgia Kornblatt from Geisinger. The JCA Institute of Learning will host a series of lectures that will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays from Jan. 10 through March 21. Rabbi Larry Kaplan (Jan. 10), State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski (Jan. 17), Justice Grown CEO Abbe Kruger (Jan. 24), Cantor Ahron Abraham (Jan. 31), Rabbi Roger Lerner (Feb. 7), Rabbi David Kaplan (Feb. 14), State Representative Aaron Kaufer (Feb. 21), Larry Newman of the Diamond City Partnership (Feb. 28), Susan Yelen and Chris Prater of Morgan Stanley (March 7), Wilkes-Barre councilman and historian Tony Brooks (March 14) and Janene M. Holter of the Office of Attorney General Bureau of Special Investigations (March 21) will be the featured lecturers. A snow date will be reserved for March 28.