The Northmont United Presbyterian Church announced its Holy Week schedule:
• Palm Sunday: The service will be recorded and available online March 28 at 11 a.m. There also will be a parking lot service held at the same time (11 a.m.). Participants are encouraged to attend either service or both. The content will be the same for both services.
• Maundy Thursday/Good Friday: There will be a combined virtual service. This service will be live at 7 p.m. on April 1. The recorded version will be available after the service.
• Easter: The service will be recorded and available online at 11 a.m on April 4. There also will be a parking lot service held at the same time (11 a.m.). Participants are encouraged to attend either service or both. The content will be the same for both services.
The Hampton Presbyterian Church announced its Holy Week schedule:
• Palm Sunday: There will be two services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on March 28. Remember to bring your Fish Bank for the One Great Hour of Sharing.
• Maundy Thursday: The church will not host a soup supper on April 1. Families are encouraged to gather around their family table at home with a bowl of Lenten Bean Soup and homemade bread.
• Good Friday: There will be an hourly prayer vigil on April 2 and continuing until 9 a.m. on April 3. At 7:30 p.m., there will be worship service.
• Easter Sunday: There will be three in-person worship sessions and one virtual meditation April 4. A recording of the Easter Service will be avilable for later viewing, and there will be a brief virtual service available Easter morning.
The in-person services will be: Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. and located at the firepit; and the traditional Easter Worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.
For more information, call the church office at 724-443-3201.
The Township of Hampton has asked local businesses to participate in this year’s Easter egg hunt by adding an Easter egg to their storefront window. Families are encouraged to drive around and find as many eggs as they can.
The socially distant Easter egg hunt will take place from March 27 to April 3. After completing the hunt, participants will fill out a form online to report how many eggs they found.
There will be prizes for families who find the most eggs. While residents and nonresidents can participate, only Hampton residents will qualify for the prizes. Winners will be announced April 6.
For more information, visit hampton-pa.org.
At the library
The Hampton Community Library is offering virtual programming.
• On the Road: A Family Adventure on Wednesdays Mornings at 8 a.m.
We care about the important learning that happens through reading, writing, singing and playing. Tune in to a new adventure each week with Ms. Annie and get ready to go places, make things, think about stuff and share ideas. This will be posted on the Hampton Community Library Facebook, Instagram and blog pages Wednesday mornings at 8 through April.
• ABC Storytime on Thursdays at 1 p.m.
Miss Suzy is still traveling down alphabet lane. Each week will star a different letter of the alphabet with stories, songs and smiles. Posted on the Hampton Community Library Facebook, Instagram and blog pages on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. through April.
• Listen Up! on Friday afternoons at 1 p.m.
Somewhere between book club, podcast and digital workshop lives an opportunity for children and youth to be inspired by a story. Each week, listen to the first chapter of a book guaranteed to light a fire in the brain. Explore discussion questions, a journal prompt and project extension, or just check out the entire story using your library card (eBook, print book and audiobooks available). Posted on the Hampton Community Library Facebook, Instagram and blog pages on Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. through April.
• Good Night — Sleep Tight! on Sundays at 7 p.m.
Sundays are a good time to relax and wind down from the weekend. Join Miss Suzy and Fluffy in your pajamas and with your favorite bedtime friend for bedtime stories, songs and rhymes. Posted on the Hampton Community Library Facebook, Instagram and blog pages on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. through April.
• Betty’s Book Buzz Discussion Group on March 19th at 1 p.m.
The book is “The Flight Attendant,” by Chris Bohjalian. Betty’s Book Group will be meeting in the library, after the library closes. This will happen only weather permitting and if the library is open. Books no longer will be available at the circulation desk. Please call the library to request a copy of the book.
• Spring into Wine! A Virtual Wine-Tasting Event! on March 26 at 7 p.m.
Back by popular demand, John Eld will present two wines that pair well with popular spring dishes. What goes best with Easter ham, lamb and spring greens? Join us to find out. Hampton Community Library and Shaler North Hills Library will be hosting this virtual ZOOM event to celebrate that Spring has finally sprung. Registration is limited. Register at tinyurl.com/1s4se456 or call Shaler North Hills Library at 412-486-0211. This free program is for adults 21 and older. You will receive an email one week before the event with your Zoom invitation and the names of the wines to purchase.
Hampton Community Clean-Up Day
The Township will be sponsoring a communitywide program to help clean up township roadside areas of debris on March 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt as a token of appreciation for their service. Because of the covid-19 pandemic, children younger than 16 must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian who can drive the children to the cleanup locations. All volunteers/volunteer groups must have a driver.
Should you be interested in volunteering, registration is required in order to schedule cleanup locations as well as provide T-shirt sizes. You can register on the township’s website at hampton-pa.org/cleanupday. Volunteers will meet at Hampton Community Center. Gloves, safety vests and trash bags will be provided at that time. Please wear appropriate work clothes and shoes. For more information or to volunteer, call assistant township manager Susan Bernet at 412-486-0400, ext. 1303.
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