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. The church will hold its annual Strawberry Social from 4 to 7 p.m. June 16. Full menu includes homemade strawberry shortcake. Donations: $9.50 for adults; $5.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger are free. $4.50 for just strawberry shortcake. Information: 570-735-1514

DALLAS — Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas, will hold its annual Rummage Sale June 1 and 2 in the Fellowship Hall at the rear of the church. Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 and 9 a.m. to noon June 2, which will be bag day: all you can stuff into a large brown grocery bag for $2. Items include clothing for men, women and children; jewelry; household items; smaller pieces of furniture; knick-knacks; collectibles; toys; books; holiday items. Proceeds benefit church programs and community outreach projects.

EDWARDSVILLE — St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church will hold a Memorial Day prayer service at 9 a.m. May 28 at Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street in Edwardsville. During the service, those who have lost their lives in service to the nation will be honored and remembered.

FORTY FORT — The Forty Fort United Methodist Church, will hold its annual Strawberry Festival from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 12 at the corner of Wyoming Avenue and Yeager Avenue in Forty Fort. Ticket may be purchased at the door, or patrons may call the church office at 570-287-3840. A ticket price of $4 includes ice cream, strawberries, cake and a beverage. There will be hot dogs and wimpies for $1.50 each as well. Take-out will be available.

FRANKLIN TWP. — Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, 536 Village Road, Franklin Township, will hold a Celebration of Hope at 4 p.m. June 2. Everyone is welcome for an afternoon of gospel songs featuring the Miller Family of Pottsville and the Harris Family of Cogan Station. Skits will be performed by the church youth, and the Rev. Frank Chorba. Following the service, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall. Information: 570-333-5172.

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.

HUNLOCK CREEK — The Oakdale United Methodist Church, 485 Oakdale Drive, Hunlock Creek, will hold a Memorial Day Service and Roast Beef Dinner May 28. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., and dinner will be served at 11 a.m. Menu features roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed cole slaw, baked beans, corn, apple sauce, bread and butter, homemade pie and beverage. An evening meal will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. and will feature hot roast beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Homemade ice cream costs $1 per scoop and $6 per quart. Call 570-735-1514 for more information.

KINGSTON — The Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. June 18 through 22. “Jesus is My Lifesaver” is this year’s theme. All students from age 3 to grade 6 are welcome. No charge. Call Amy Williams, director of Christian education at 570-288-8434 to register.

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

KINGSTON — St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston, will hold a Turkey Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 9. Take-out will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. $10 for adults; $6 for children under 12. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available by calling Roger at 570-288-6263.

MOUNTAIN TOP — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, 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 — Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 7768 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top, will hold its annual 300 Club Fundraiser beginning at noon June 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.

NANTICOKE — St. Faustina Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, will hold a Monday Night Worship and Healing Service at 7 p.m. June 4. The event will feature Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship. A healing service will be part of the evening with Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, the Rev. Michael Kmiotek, CFR. Confessions will be available. A meeting of the cast and crew of “Miracle of Bethlehem” will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at the Cultural Centre of St. Faustina, 38 W. Church St., Nanticoke. The play will be presented Dec. 7, 8 and 9. A new scene and song and casting changes will be discussed. Those who wish to re-join the play this year are asked to attend the meeting or call 570-550-7799 to assure all roles are filled. Those will will not be able to participate should call the number above.

PITTSTON — The United Methodist Church of Pittston will host a bus trip to see “Nunsense” starring Joyce DeWitt from classic TV show “Threes Company,” July 25 at Hunterdon Hills Dinner Theater. The trip costs $100 and is all inclusive. To make a reservation or for additional information, call Cathy at 570-603-1915.

PLAINS TWP. — Plains United Methodist Church, 133 North Main St., Plains Township, in conjunction with Making A Difference Ministries, of Wilkes-Barre, will present music of the Hilltop Christian Coffee House every first Saturday of the month through November.

SHICKSHINNY — Town Hill UMC, 417 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny, will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 26. Menu also features homemade soup, sandwiches, pies and cakes. Take-out available. 570-864-2401

WEST PITTSTON — The seventh annual Car Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. The show will feature a competition for all makes and models of automobiles and motorcycles. Registration on the day of the event costs $15 and will be held from 11 a.m. until noon. The event will also feature music, food and merchandise vendors, and raffles. The public is invited, and general admission is free. For more information, call Mike Flynn at 570-760-5704.

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 dinners 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: The 96th annual Temple Israel Dinner will take place at 5 p.m. June 10 at the Woodlands, with cash bar at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. $40 per person. RSVP by June 1 to Temple Israel: 570-824-8927 or via email at [email protected] 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. Rick Evans JCC Day Camp opens June 18 through Aug. 10 for girls and boys ages 2 to 14. Visit or call the JCC front desk at 570-824-4646 for camp applications. There is an open house for campers and parents to meet the camp staff at 6 p.m. June 14, rain or shine.

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.

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.