First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal. Guest speaker will be Judy Hoppes of the Carbon-Tamauqa Unit of the American Cancer Society. Her topics will include cancer risks and prevention.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or the Rev. Rodney Hall at 668-2191.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Dr. David Grant will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ.

On Monday, the executive committee will meet at 7 p.m. in the pastor's office.

The Sunday coffee hour will begin Sept. 5, following the worship service.

Sunday school classes will resume Sept. 12 at 8:45 a.m.

Zion Lewistown

This weekend, members of Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley will participate in a family retreat weekend at the Boy Scout Camp on Indian Run Road, New Ringgold. Activities are planned for the entire weekend and a joint worship service will be held Sunday at 10 a.m.

Zion Valley Christian Preschool is taking applications for the 3- and 4-year-old programs. For more information, call (570) 668-6038.

For more information concerning Zion's activities, visit the website at

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Nursery care is provided. Sunday school for all ages is held at 9:30 a.m.

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

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, prayer time at 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Tamaqua Youth Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m., Prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, musician rehearsal at 9 a.m., praise practice at 9:30 a.m.