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St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine

Catholic Church will host cookie walk

St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main Street, Pittston, is hosting a cookie walk Sunday, Dec. 17, in the church hall. The sale starts at 10 a.m. and will last to approximately 1 p.m., or until all the cookies are sold. Tables will be set up displaying a large variety of cookies. Those attending walk around the hall selecting whichever cookies they like and place them into a container which will be provided. The containers are weighed at a cost of $8 per pound. Types of cookies include: Kolachi, Italian ricotta, peanut butter, chocolate chip, Linzer, cherry winks, Russian tea cakes, butterscotch Scotchies, gingerbread, nut and fig filled cookies, fudge and many more.

In addition to the cookie walk, a Christmas basket raffle will be featured with plenty of gifts and surprises in each basket. All proceeds benefit St. Michael’s Church.

For information about this or other events at the church, contact Linda at 570-905-7387 or visit

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

Church announces upcoming events

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7 Wood St., Pittston, announced the following activities:

Christmas Eve service will be normal time.

Planning will meet Sunday, Jan. 7, after service.

Christian Education Night is Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A child-friendly dinner starts at 5:30, followed by interactive lessons and activities. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with cooking, serving and/or clean up can contact the church and leave a message for Marcia.

Outside of council meetings, all events are open to the public.

Members can pick up their fourth quarter church helper list and Portals of Prayer in the rear of the church at the beginning or end of services.

The church has a surplus of sanctuary candles. The candles are available for purchase for $4 each. Contact the church and leave a message if you are interested in purchasing candles.

The church is renting out its lower level for $100 for three hours and $35 for each additional hour, plus $100 returnable security deposit.

The hall can accommodate a maximum of 50 people. Email the church to receive photos of the space.

The church has gift cards for a variety of area locations and in a variety of denominations. See Mary Ann Denman or Alan Drummond after any of the services for information.

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic

Church plans cookie walk

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 140 Church St., Old Forge, is having a cookie walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the church hall.

The public is invited.

Nativity of Our Lord Parish

plans holiday cookie sale

Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, will have a Christmas cookie sale in the church hall, 127 Stephenson St., following the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Dec. 16, and the 8 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses on Sunday, Dec. 17.

There will be a variety of homemade cookies available.

Priests will be available for confessions

at St. John the Evangelist Monday

On Monday, Dec. 18, approximately 12 priests from the Greater Pittston Area will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Beginning with a Penance Service at 7 p.m., the priests will then be available for individuals to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This communal service provides an opportunity for the faithful to prepare for the celebration of Christmas.

Queen of the Apostles Parish selling

tickets for ‘Stocking Stuffer’ raffle

Queen of the Apostles Parish is selling tickets for its Pot of Gold Stocking Stuffer raffle. Tickets, which are $10 each, offer a chance to win $75 daily and $100 on Fridays throughout January, as well as $250 on Jan. 15 and $500 on Jan. 1 and 31. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact the parish office at 570-457-3412. The daily winning number must match the state lottery’s evening Pick 3 number.

Game night scheduled

at Langcliffe Presbyterian Church

Langcliffe Presbyterian Church will host its monthly game night from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the church, 1001 Main St. From chess to Uno, Parcheesi to Settlers of Catan, they’ll have an assortment of fun games to play. Stop by to learn a new game or play an old favorite. All ages are welcome.