AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

Holy Spirit offers

inquiry sessions

LOCK HAVEN — Do you wonder what life is all about? Ever ask yourself, “What is my purpose? Why am I here?” Ever think, “There has to be more to life than just completing my ‘to do’ list!”

Bring your questions and discover how Jesus has a plan for each one of us individually that leads to the fullness of a life well lived.

Holy Spirit Catholic Parish invites everyone, no matter your personal history, age, income, background, gender, race, ethnicity, spirituality, or marital situation, to join in exploring the Catholic Faith in community and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ.

Weekly, “no obligation” inquiry sessions start Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Sessions will meet most Mondays, mid September to mid May, at Holy Spirit Parish Center, 7 E. Walnut St.

All inquiries are welcome. Contact Tammy Nesbitt, director of religious education, 570-748-7303, tnesbitt@dioceseaj.org, with questions.

New home Bible study

to begin Sept. 13

LOCK HAVEN — Good News Lock Haven, a project of the church planting ministry of FIRM in Christ, invites area residents to a home Bible study at the home of Michele and Pete Whipple, 318 S. Highland St.

The Bible study will be an informal, interactive, relevant chapter-by-chapter study of the Apostle Paul’s New Testament letter to the Colossians.

Sessions start Sept. 13 and will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

FIRM is Foundational Instructional Relational Ministry in Christ. For more information, call 570-858-5619 any time, email GNLH2018@gmail.com, or find Good News Lock Haven on Facebook.

Sunshine Club invites

all seniors to picnic

BEECH CREEK — The Beech Creek Wesleyan Church Sunshine Club will meet this coming Friday at 12 noon. A picnic meal is planned in the church pavilion. Following the meal, Clinton County social worker Fran Decker will speak about Alzheimer’s.

This event is open to all senior citizens. The cost is free; an offering will be received. The church is at 217 Main St.

The Beech Creek Wesleyan Church Sunshine Club is open to all adults age 60 and up. For information, call the church office at 570-962-2732.

Lutherans to help

JS backpack program

JERSEY SHORE — St. John Lutheran Church will participate in “God’s Work: Our Hands” on Sunday, Sept. 9.

It will join other congregations throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on that day in service projects for others.

In the Jersey Shore area, all the Lutheran churches are invited to donate pudding cups or Jell-O cups to the backpack program which provides backpacks of food for the weekend for 175 students every Friday of the school year. Bring pudding cups or Jell-O cups to the sanctuary for a blessing that day.

Rote U.M. to host joint

outdoor service

ROTE — The Rote United Methodist Church will host the sister congregation at Salona for a combined outdoor service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. A luncheon outdoors will follow

In addition, Bible study at the Rote church resumes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. The study will be on the Book of Revelations, and everyone is welcome to attend.

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