Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., in the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Last week's meeting was attended by 82 members. President Jean Yanik conducted the business session.

Francis Hill and Gale Wall were added to the sick list. Secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld offered her weekly report.

Eleanor Roberts offered an invocation, entitled “All Our Burdens." Readings were offered by Jean Machamer.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join.

St. Peter's

The Rev. Rodney Wells will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Reformation Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Sunday school classes will meet at 10:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the Confirmation class will meet at 1 p.m. and the Sunday school classes will hold a Harvest party at 4 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, Women's Bible study at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Prayer group meets at 5 p.m. and dinner theater rehearsal will be at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Youth group trip to Country Junction at 7:30 p.m.

The choirs rehearse on Thursdays. Next week's schedule will include: Junior Choir at 7 p.m. and Senior Choir at 7:45 p.m.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. The service will include the reception of new members. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the Ministry Council will meet at 11:45 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Prayer Time at 8:30 a.m. and GriefShare from 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Tamaqua Youth Ministry, prayer and adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m., parenting class at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Praise practice will be held at 9 a.m. and a church work day will begin at 9 a.m.