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Church to host cross lighting on Saturday

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St. (at Hasbrook Avenue), welcomes the community to attend the lighting of its cross on Saturday, April 20.

Ice cream and other refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. The cross lighting will take place at 8:15.

The cross was damaged by a fire last August. ••

Candidates at Holme Circle Civic

Holme Circle Civic Association will present Meet the Candidates on Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Jerome school hall, 3031 Stamford St. (at Colfax Street).

Candidates have been invited who are running for mayor, city election commissioner, register of wills, sheriff, the 6th Councilmanic District and City Council at large. Refreshments will be served. ••

Passover seder on Friday

Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave., will host a Passover seder on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m.

The evening will feature a kosher dinner. The cost is $52, or $28 for kids 12 and younger.

No money will be accepted at the door.

For additional information, call 215-673-2511 or email templebethami2@gmail.com ••

Job search workshop at NE Regional Library

Write and improve your resume and learn about job search techniques from CareerLink on Wednesday, April 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The event is free. No registration is required. ••

Holmesburg Baptist Church turns 190

Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., is celebrating its 190th anniversary on April 22.

The building is the home of Holmesburg Christian Academy, educating children from preschool through eighth grade. The Rev. Edward B. Johnson has been pastor since 2002.

All are welcome to worship with the congregation on Sundays at 11 a.m.

A Sunday school for children and adults begins at 9:30 a.m.. Bible study is Wednesday evenings at 6. ••

Upcoming services at Immanuel Church

Immanuel Church, 14100 Worthington Road in Somerton, will hold a number of upcoming events.

The church will celebrate Maundy Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. A soup supper will be served at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.

On Good Friday, April 19, there will be bilingual services at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and a German language service at 3 p.m.

On Easter Saturday, April 20, there will be an Easter egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. Easter fire and fellowship is set for 7 p.m., followed by an Easter Eve vigil at 7:30 p.m. and champagne toast and dessert at 8:30 p.m.

Easter services will be at 6, 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. ••

Holy Innocents going on casino trip

Holy Innocents Church will be holding a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem on Tuesday, April 23.

A bus will depart at 9 a.m. from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The bus will depart the Sands at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35. Guests will receive $25 in slot cash. To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Job fair at Vogt Recreation Center

The public is invited to a job fair sponsored by state Rep. Joe Hohenstein on Friday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vogt Recreation Center, 4131 Unruh Ave.

There will be representatives from local businesses, PA CareerLink, city and state government, unions and recruiters. Call 215-744-2600. ••

Designer Purse Bingo on May 19

Aid For Friends will sponsor Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday, May 19, at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave.

The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Doors open at 12:30.

The afternoon will feature 12 games. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door and include beer, wine and finger food. There will be a 50/50 and gift baskets. People must be 21 or older to attend.

Call 215-464-2224. ••

Spring tea at Emmanuel church

On Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m., Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church, 8201 Frankford Ave., will be having a spring tea.

The cost is $10 per person.

RSVP by April 29 to Esther at 215-333-2391 or Colleen at 215-624-8520, Ext. 1.

No tickets will be sold at the door. ••

Taco Bell is hiring

Taco Bell will host a hiring party on Thursday, April 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 499 Franklin Mills Circle.

The public is invited to apply, take part in an interview and learn about the education and career opportunities a job at Taco Bell offers, such as tuition assistance, scholarships and career development programs.

Full-time and part-time jobs are available.

Food will be served.

For more information, visit tacobell.com/hiringparties ••

House passes mutilation bill

The state House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-152nd dist.) to criminalize the act of female genital mutilation.

House Bill 315 would specifically make it a crime to cut or allow someone to circumcise or excise the genitals of a female minor. Under the bill, FGM would be a felony of the first degree.

FGM involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons.

The bill now moves to the Senate. ••

Sheriff sales workshop

Learn how sheriff sales work and how to buy a house and other property on Tuesday, May 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The event is free.

No registration is required. ••

Help build POW/MIA monument

The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good benefactors to donate granite for the construction of a POW/MIA monument at Penn’s Landing.

The PVVM Fund is about three-quarters of the way toward the $126,000 needed to build the national monument.

The design, by architect Doug Seiler, will feature individually cut pieces of granite arranged to look like a stockade of a POW camp.

“We launched a similar campaign, ‘Got Concrete,’ for the last major renovation at the memorial 10 years ago and acquired $30,000 of the product,” said project manager Jim Curry. “We’re hoping for a similar result with this monument, which will honor POW/MIAs from the Vietnam War.”

  The schedule calls for groundbreaking later this month, with construction completed by national POW/MIA Day on Sept. 20, 2019.

In addition to a semi-circle of granite at the rear of the monument, it features a bronze fence designed to replicate barbed wire in front of a recessed area with the POW/MIA flag in the middle. A granite marker with information about POW/MIAs will face the rear of the memorial.

To learn more about the monument and the memorial or to make individual contributions, visit pvvm.org or the fund’s Facebook page.

For more information about the granite campaign, contact Jim Curry at 215-574-9200 or jim@ownersrepinc.net ••