Noteworthy: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Food distribution set for Saturday
MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Borough Food Pantry will hold its monthly distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Notary Shop, 215 S. Oak St., for borough residents who have signed up in the past. Residents of the Mount Carmel Mid Rise are asked to meet in the lobby between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Religious freedom to be discussed
ELYSBURG - Religious freedom will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.
The program, titled "Religious Freedom: Standing Up for What You Believe," features a filmed interview with former White House attorney and Air Force officer Michael Weinstein, who believes the U.S. military is under attack by a group that threatens both morale and battle-readiness: Christian fundamentalists.
"People need to understand that their fundamentalist Christian rights will never trample the civil rights of their American brothers and sisters," said Weinstein.
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.
Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For more information, call 672-2873, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.lifetreecafe.com.
Shamokin Area School Board to meet
COAL TOWNSHIP - The regular monthly meeting of the Shamokin Area School District board of directors will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board conference room.
Tickets available for Birthright dinner
SUNBURY - Plans are in the works for the Birthright of Sunbury 30th anniversary dinner celebration, set for Saturday, Nov. 2, at Townside Too, 253 Front St., Northumberland.
The organization is a non-denominational group that provides young mothers support and help during pregnancy as an alternative to abortion.
The ticket price, $20 per person and $150 for a table of eight, is a donation toward Birthright and the dinner is complimentary, followed by a special program. For more information, or tickets, call 286-8560 or 286-7556.