MC Relay kickoff set Thursday

ATLAS - Relay for Life of Mount Carmel will have its 2013 kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the banquet hall at Village Towne restaurant, Route 61.

This is a community event, all are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Grief support group to meet

SHAMOKIN - The Rev. Robert Barner, hospice chaplain for Geisinger Hospice will faciliate the next discussion of the Living with Grief support group, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, West Chestnut Street. This month's focus will be on "Coping with the Holiday Season," and Pastor Barner will focus on the challenges associated with the holiday season and offer coping strategies. Light refreshments will be provided.

Living with Grief, a free interdenominational support group, is a place where through small group discussion, one can move towards healing and wholeness after sustaining a loss which has lead to mourning and grief. Barner's visit, coordinated through the cooperation of Geisinger, is sponsored as a community service by The Shamokin Area Ministerium of Churches.

The group will meet in the church parlor which has an entrance on Seventh Street. Off-street parking is available at the Seventh Street entrance. Newcomers are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 648-7534.