Hawley United Methodist Church is hosting a benefit soup and bread luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funds raised go towards purchasing Christmas gifts for needy children. Planning ahead, the annual Thanksgiving with Friends dinner is set for Thursday, Nov. 22 at 12 noon. The Thanksgiving dinner is open to all at no charge. Donations are appreciated. On Saturday, Dec. 8, Hawley United Methodist Church plans to hold their annual live nativity, with seven scenes. Tours of the scenes take place between 6 and 7:30 p.m. There will also be crafts for children. There is no charge; donations are appreciated. Hawley United Methodist Church, at 315 Church St., Hawley, may be contacted at (570)226-3875. www.hawleyumc.org