What's happening in your community November 28 to December 4
BETHEL, NY — Through Tuesday, December 10, people can donate non-perishable healthy food items and winter accessories: socks, gloves, hats and scarves. Collection bins can be found at the following participating Bethel businesses and locations: Barrio Kitchen, Bethel Market Café, Bethel Town Hall, Duggan Community Center, Fox’s Service Station, Jeff Bank, Hector’s Inn, Local Table and Tap, Sorella’s, the White Lake Post Office, and Body, Mind and Spirit Wellness Center. Items can also be brought directly to the Shepherds Food Pantry on Route 17B in White Lake, and left in the bin on the porch at Faith Hall.
For questions or additional information, contact Chris Cunningham, at 845/583-4350 ext. 110.
LORDS VALLEY, PA — The Pike County Area Agency on Aging will host a free workshop about the benefits of a cross-system collaborative approach to addressing hoarding behaviors and avoiding homelessness on Monday, December 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Blvd. Snow date is December 9.
The workshop is relevant to human services professionals but is also open to the general public. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, call 570/775-5550.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, one of Canada’s greatest champions for equal rights, will speak on Sunday, December 1 at the Narrowsburg Union. He served as senior pastor at Toronto’s Metropolitan Community Church for 40 years and plans to spend his retirement working with LGBTQ people of faith around the globe to help develop stronger religious-based responses to religious-based homophobia.
“My work will be change hearts and change minds,” he says.
In 2001, four years before it was legal for gays to marry in Canada, Rev. Hawkes gained international attention by performing a wedding ceremony for two same-sex couples.
All are invited to the one-hour service sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org