Church briefs

ASHLEY — Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley, is offering Saturday evening weekly church service. Worship service begins at 4 p.m. Questions: Contact Pastor Roger Noss Jr. at 570-735-1514. Everyone is welcome.

COURTDALE — The Courtdale United Methodist Women are holding a Rummage-Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the church, 225 Courtdale Ave., Courtdale. May 5 is also bag day.

DALLAS — The Dorcas Society of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, will hold its Spring Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon May 5. Items for sale include clothing for men, women and children; shoes; coats; household goods; games, puzzles and books; linens; small appliances; household decorations; jewelry and more. Homemade baked good will be available for purchase.

EXETER TWP. — The Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 1422 Mt. Zion Road, Harding, will host a chicken barbecue from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 19. Take-out will start at 4 p.m. Dinner costs $10 for adults and $6.50 for children. Menu includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, pepper slaw, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Tickets: Call Karen Daniels at 570-885-1650.

HARVEYS LAKE — Making A Difference Ministries will host a Concert Under the Stars from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 with national singer-songwriter Mike Lewis from Nashville, Tenn., and local country act Broken Road Duo during Lake Fest, at Pole 187, The Harveys Lake Beach Club.

KINGSTON — A meeting of Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) will take place at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The group meets to help those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction manage their emotional and psychiatric illness in a healthy way. Contact: Allan, 570-820-7832

LAKE TOWNSHIP — A meeting for the Chestnut Grove Cemetery will take place at 1 p.m. May 6 at the Loyalville United Methodist Church, Loyalville Road, Lake Township.

MOUNTAIN TOP — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon May 5. $1 bags will be on sale from 2 to 4 p.m. Setup will take place from noon to finish May 4. Rummage can be dropped off starting April 30. “New evening hours drop-off” from 6 to 8 p.m. May 2. No furniture or exercise equipment. Questions: Call Sue at 570-474-6558. The church will host a trip to Sight & Sound Theatres 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. May 5. 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. The church is also taking orders for pasties, which are available with or without onions. Orders can be placed by calling Joan at 570-474-5587. May 5 is the last day to order.

MOUNTAIN TOP — Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 7768 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top, will hold its annual 300 Club Fundraiser beginning at noon July 16. An admission fee of $35 gives a patron and a friend will be given a pass for free food and entertainment for the day plus a ticket which enters the patron in hourly drawings for monetary prizes with the grand prize drawn at 6 p.m. Patrons do not need to be present to win. If patrons wish not to be entered in drawings, they can still participate and enjoy food and entertainment by donating $15 per person at the door. A silent auction will take place with call at 5:30 p.m., and no 300 Club ticket is necessary to participate. Tickets/directions: Allen Dennis at 570-868-5120 or church office at 570-868-5675.

MOUNTAIN TOP — New Life Community Church, 570- S. Main Road, Mountain Top, in conjunction with Making a Difference Ministries, will present music of The Truth Cafe Christian Coffee House every second Friday of the month through October. May 11: Yvonne Hartman, national singer-songwriter from Oley.

NANTICOKE — St. Faustina Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, will hold Monday Night Worship at 7 p.m. May 7. There will be Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship.

PITTSTON — St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston, will hold a Stuffed Cabbage Roll (Piggie) and Halushki Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 and 19. Piggies cost $2.25 each and $13 for six. Halushki costs $6 per quart. To place orders, call Linda at 570-905-7387.

PITTSTON — The United Methodist Church of Pittston is sponsoring a bus trip on May 19 to the American Music Theater in Lancaster to see “Songs of the Silver Screen,” which pays tribute to the biggest hits from movies of the past and present. After the show, participants will have dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord with time to visit the gift shop. $100 per person includes the show, dinner, bus seat, taxes and tips. Bus leaves from Pittston Plaza at 11 a.m. For information or to reserve a seat, call Cathy at 570-603-1915.

PLAINS TWP. — Plains United Methodist Church, 133 North Main St., Plains Township, will host its annual Homemade Lasagna Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. May 19. Dinner costs $9 for a large portion and $6 for a small portion. Tickets will not be sold at the door but can be ordered ahead of time by calling 570-200-5040. Handicapped parking available. In conjunction with Making A Difference Ministries, of Wilkes-Barre, the church will present music of the Hilltop Christian Coffee House every first Saturday of the month through November. May 5: Benjamin Horrevoets, national Christian artist from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 6:30 to 8 p.m.

SUGAR NOTCH — Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch, will hold its annual Spring Derby Night at the Races beginning at 5 p.m. May 5. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and post time is 6:30 p.m. A four-star buffet is free with horse donation (dessert and beverages included. Menu features salsa chicken, pulled pork with rolls, chili, kielbasa, ziti and meatballs, pasta salad, coleslaw, bean salad, copper penny salad, tortilla chips and dips. To sponsor a horse, call the rectory at 570-822-8983.

TRUCKSVILLE — The Trucksville United Methodist Church, will hold its annual Spring BBQ on May 5 at its educational facility, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville. Menu features half a chicken, baked potato, fixings, homemade desserts and beverages. Tickets cost $9. Eat in from 5 to 7 p.m. Take-out begins at 4:30 p.m. Reservations required: 570-696-3897

WILKES-BARRE — First Assembly of God, 424 Stanton St., Wilkes-Barre: WOW Ministry will hold its Spring Craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 in the church parking lot. The event is rain or shine. The craft show will consist of canvas prints, purses, soy candles, Lularoe, Scentsy, It Works, Pinkn Zebra, Norwex, Usborne Books, Avon, vitamins, supplements, handmade jewelry, cake pops, handmade cards, and more. WOW Women’s Ministry will sell refreshments. Free and open to the public. Proceeds benefit the First Assembly Women’s Ministry. For more information or an application to participate, contact Robin Burridge at 570-868-3194.

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. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, will hold Celtic Spirituality Night on May 26.

WILKES-BARRE — The Jewish Community Alliance, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 15 in the Weiss Auditorium. The Men’s Club will welcome speaker Larry Newman of the Diamond City Partnership at 11 a.m. May 15. Speak with Julius Copelan, club president, with any ideas or suggestions. The JCA Book Club will discuss “The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Dander, Newfoundland” at 12:45 p.m. May 24. Everyone 90 and over is invited to a Special Birthday and Welcome to Summer Party at noon June 21. A captain and crew Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 16 at Huntsville Golf Club. Proceeds to benefit Rick Evans JCC Day Camp Scholarship Fund and Autistic Program. Individual player costs $150.

WILKES-BARRE — The Catholic Men’s Conference will take place on May 5 at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. The conference will feature inspirational speakers, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and a concluding Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera. Featured speaker Jessie Romero, a bilingual Catholic speakers, former US middleweight kickboxing champion and retired sheriff, will encourage the audience to rise above mediocrity and embrace the true hope that comes from Jesus Christ. Register at or call the Diocesan Pastoral Center at 570-207-2213. Information: Michael Kilmer at 570-746-0100 or [email protected]

WILKES-BARRE — Making a Difference Ministries will hold the Miles for Missions One Hour Walk/Run A-Thon to benefit the Bishop’s Partners in Mission May 12 at Kirby Park, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. Registration/check in begins at 8:30 a.m. A Christian Worship Concert will take place at 8:45 a.m. The Walk/Run kicks off at 9:30 a.m., and another Christian Concert follows at 11 a.m. Music by Stephen Perillo and the Followers. For more information and download resources, including a sponsorship form, or Contact Dorranceton United Methodist Church (570) 288-1477.

WYOMING — Wyoming United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, welcomes the public to join the congregation at 11:45 a.m. May 26 for a dedication to its new Carillon chime system and to proclaim its commitment to God through hymns. Inquiries: Call the church office at 570-693-2821 or Wayne Harris at 570—693-0905.

WYOMING — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley, 20 Church Road, Wyoming, is hosting a monthly discussion group which explores the history behind the concept of race in America. The congregations will be listening to a series of podcasts from Scene on Radio called “Seeing White” to help them find new stories and understandings about our history and our current racial and ethnic reality. They meet on the first Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. It is open to the public. For more information, visit or contact the church at [email protected] or 570-696-3949.

WYOMING — The Hinkle Family, traveling from coast to coast ministering to seniors in nursing homes and retirement centers, will be in concert at 7 p.m. May 22 at the First Baptist Church, 52 E. Eighth St., Wyoming. The public is invited for a night of gospel music and message. Admission is free; a free-will offering will be taken. Parking is available at Luzerne Bank.

WHITE HAVEN — The Beaumont Free Methodist Church and Making a Difference Ministries will hold a three-part mini Christian music Concert Series at the church, 380 Buck Blvd., White Haven. June 23: Yvonee Hartman, American folk and contemporary worship from Allentown. Aug. 3: Mike Lewis, nationally known songwriter from Nashville, Tenn. All concerts take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and admission is free.