Church briefs

ASHLEY — The Holy Name Society of St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley, will offer meatless food sales on Fridays through Lent through March 23. Halusky, pirohy, Manhattan clam chowder, cream of mushroom soup, tuna hoagies and potato pancakes mix will be available from noon to 5 p.m. in the church hall. Order ahead at 570-825-6669.

CENTER MORELAND — The Center Moreland United Methodist Church, Creamery Road, Center Moreland, will hold a Souper Bowl of Caring on Feb. 4 after the 10 a.m. morning worship. Soup and sandwiches will be served for lunch. Monetary donations will be collected to go to Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen in Tunkhannock. Food donations will be collected for the Lower Wyoming County Food Pantry. The church will celebrate Scout Sunday on Feb. 11 with local scouts leading 10 a.m. worship. Boy Scout Jared O’Neil will deliver the morning message.

CLARKS SUMMIT — First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., will host an Art Show organized by Elaine Tweedy and featuring local artists and congregation members from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 and 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 18. The Northeast Photography Club will hold a juried exhibit as part of the show. The Chili Cafe will provide a place to warm up, grab a bite to eat, and listen to student musicians perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17, and Eddy Ray, “Pennsylvania’s Busiest Magician,” will perform from 2 to 3 p.m.

DALLAS — Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 Main St., Dallas, is offering Chef John Hudak’s clam chowder every Friday during Lent. The offering of New England and Manhattan clam chowder switches weekly. Orders must be placed with the church by noon on Wednesday of each week. For more information about the soup sale and to place an order visit or call the church office at 570-675-1723. The church will offer two served on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon and 6 p.m. The noon service will begin a few minutes after noon to accommodate those on their lunch break and will be 30 minutes long. The evening service will be the traditional service of the Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes.

DALLAS — St. Andre Bessette Parish, 668 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, will sponsor a Fish Dinner on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Fr. Zolcinski Hall. Dinners will be served from 4 to 6 p.m., including take-outs. Dinners cost $9. Tickets must be purchases in advance by calling Mary at 570-823-4988. There will be a matching funds project by Senior Branch 350 of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. Proceeds will benefit the parish Social Justice Ministry.

EXETER TWP. — The Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion Road, Harding, will host their first All-You-Can-Eat Soup and Salad Supper of the year from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3. A variety of soups, chili, salads, breads, beverages and desserts will be available. Adult dinners cost $7, and children’s dinners cost $4. Everyone is welcome to enjoy food and fellowship.

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 on Feb. 8. The soup of the month is piggie soup. Pickup will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Soup costs $8 per order. Pre-orders are appreciated. For more information, call 570-825-6370.

LARKSVILLE — St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville, is making pierogies on Feb. 12 and every Monday of Lent through March 19. Pierogies cost $8 per dozen and can be picked up on Mondays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Pre-orders are required. To place an order, call Mary Mack at 570-779-3626 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

MAYFIELD — St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 700 Hill St., Mayfield, will hold a Take & Bake Pizza Sale in time for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4. Pickup will be between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the church center. Plains trays cost $10 and pepperoni trays cost $11. Pre-orders can be place by calling 570-876-3576, 724-366-2015 or 570-876-0730. The church will also conduct a Pirogie Sale on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. Deep fried or frozen pirogie will be sold at $7 per dozen. No orders. First come, first served. To place “business orders” fax to 570-876-2534 no later than Feb. 12. Business orders will be delivered upon request.

MOUNTAIN TOP — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, will host a Valentine Gathering on Feb. 10. Ash Wednesday services will be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 14. A Mini Christian Concert will be held at 6 pm.. Feb. 18 featuring singer-songwriter Kalli Hannon. After the concert, a meet-and-greet will be held. A freewill offering will be received. The event is open to the public. A blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 20. A Parent Appreciation Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 25. Kids are invited to come at 4 p.m. to prepare dinner. A trip to Sight & Sound Theatres will take place on June 16 to see the musical “Jesus.” The trip costs $130 for adults, $73 for children and $50 for children 12 and younger. A $50 deposit is required to secure a seat. For more information, call the church office at 570-474-6616.

MOUNTAIN TOP — St. Martin in the Fields, little stone church at corner of Nuangola and Church roads in Mountain Top, will host a meatloaf dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 28. The meal costs $10 for ages 12 and older and $5 for ages 5 to 11. Those younger than 5 are admitted free. Welsh cookies will also be available for purchase.

NANTICOKE — Transfiguration of our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church will host its 12th annual Myasopusna Celebration, a pre-Lenten event, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Meatfare (Myasopusna), Feb. 4, in the church banquet hall, 240 Center St., Hanover section of Nanticoke. Dinner features holubtsi (stuffed cabage), kobasa, verenyky (Transfiguration pierogies), kapusta, blackbread and dessert. Borscht will be for sale as well as Ukrainian and other beverages. Dinner followed by entertainment until 4 p.m. from teh Holy Year Choir, Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble and Saint Mary’s Traditional Ukrainian Dancers. Doors open at noon with Ukrainian crafts on display and for sale throughout event. Dinner tickets cost $13 on or before Jan. 29 and $15 after Jan. 29. and are available at 570-735-4654 or 570-824-3880.

NANTICOKE — St. Faustina Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, will hold “Monday Night Worship” at 7 p.m. Feb. 5. The event will feature a Holy Hour of praise and worship with the word music. Check the church Facebook page for news on Monday Night Worship events. Contact Paul Walters at 570-332-2963 for more information.

OLD FORGE — St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St., Old Forge, will hold their annual Ham Bingo at 1 p.m. March 18. The event will be held in the church hall. Theme baskets, door prizes and various bingo specials will be available The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. A variety of food items and refreshments will be available. The church will sponsor a bake sale during bingo. Admission costs $3.

PLYMOUTH — Good Shepherd Polish National Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth, will be making potato cheese pierogi on Feb. 11 and March 11. Orders can be picked up from 3 to 6 p.m. in the church hall. Pierogi cost $9 per dozen. Call 570-690-5411 to place orders. The church will hold Lenten Fish Fries from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 and March 2, 9, 16 and 23 in the church hall. Menu includes fried haddock, french fries, cole slaw and dessert for $10.50. Manhattan clam chowder, halushki with homemade noodles, pierogi, potato pancakes and beverages will also be available. Eat in or take out.

SCRANTON — St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton, will hold its annual Pre-Lenten Pork & Sauerkraut/Kapusta Dinner at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 4 at the parish center. The menu features slow roasted pork loin, Ukrainian kapusta (sweet and sour cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and other beverages. $13 for adults, $8 for students ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger. Advance reservations for sit-down and take-out meals are required and can be made with Maria at 570-503-1514 by Jan. 30. Take-out available from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Door prizes will be awarded and a 50/50 drawing will take place. The Church will sponsor a springtime bus trip to New York city on May 19. There will be two stops in Manhattan: the 911 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero and the 42nd annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival on the Lower East Side. Adults, $70; seniors 65-plus, $64; youth 7 to 17, $62. Participants can follow the above two-stop itinerary or are free to do their own thing for part or all of the day. For those not visiting the museum, the cost is $44.00. Departure from St. Vladimir Church will be at 8:00am and departure from New York City will be at 8:30pm. For additional details and to make reservations, contact Dave Pietryka at 570 954-8517 or Paul Ewasko at 570 563-2275. Due to the large number of visitors, museum staff strongly recommends early confirmation of number of tickets to be ordered; therefore we ask that reservations and nonrefundable payment be made preferably before April 1. Check should be made out to St. Vladimir Church.

SCRANTON — St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 310 Broadway, Scranton, will have a Lenten food sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. Haluski, $7.25 a quart; red clam chowder, $8.25 a quart. Order deadline is Jan. 31. Call 570-343-8820 or 570-587-2738.

WILKES-BARRE — The Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 401 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, will hold a Super Bowl Sunday Piggy Sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Piggies cost $2.50 each and must be pre ordered at 570-313-2180.

WILKES-BARRE — St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre will host spaghetti dinners from 4 to 6 p.m. each Thursday in the church hall. $8 includes salad, pasta dinner, bread, dessert and beverage. Choice of six pastas and five sauces. Ample parking. 570-823-6692. Spaghetti dinner run through May and possibly into first week of June.

WILKES-BARRE — St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, will host its 53rd annual “German Nite” starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 10. Food will be served from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., and live music will be performed by Schutzengiggles from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and are available in advance only. For tickets, call the church rectory at 570-823-7736.

WILKES-BARRE — Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, will hold a take-out Piggie/Holubtsi Dinner between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Orders can be picked up at the parish school hall at the corner of North River and West Chestnut streets in Wilkes-Barre. Dinner includes piggies, mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter, and dessert. Dinners cost $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are encouraged by calling 570-829-3051.

WILKES-BARRE — The Council of Catholic Women of St. Benedict’s Parish, 155 Austin Ave., in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, will hold a Pre-Lenten Bake Sale before and after the 5:30 p.m. Mass Feb. 10 and before and after the 8 a.m. Mass Feb. 11.

WILKES-BARRE — Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas, will hold two opportunities for the Imposition of Ashes on Feb. 14. The church will be open for individuals to receive ashes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and an Ash Wednesday traditional service will be held at 7 p.m. The midday opportunity will include time for personal reflection and contemplative music. The service will be geared for the parents of young children. The evening service will include the Imposition of Ashes, and the Celebration of the Lords Supper will be served. The public is invited to attend.

WILKES-BARRE — The Jewish Community Alliance, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The JCA Institute of Learning will host a series of lectures that will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays through March 21: 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. The Purim Carnival will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 25. Those interested in volunteering should contact Barbara.The JCC Book Club will meet at 12:45 p.m. March 1 to discuss “The Museum of Extraordinary Things” by Alice Hoffman.