TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will get a bit of a head start on the new school year, meeting on Aug. 9. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., in the school library. Parents/grandparents with students in grades kindergarten through five in either Tamaqua or Rush Elementary Schools are welcome to attend.

The main topic for discussion will be school year activities sponsored by the parent-teacher organizations at both schools.

Classes for the 2010-2011 school year will begin Aug. 30, with the exception of kindergarten classes.

Kindergarten orientation will be held Aug. 30 and 31. Parents will be notified by mail of kindergarten orientation dates and times.

For students in grades one through five, orientation will be held according to the following schedule: Rush Elementary, Aug. 3, from 6-7 p.m.; Tamaqua Elementary School, Aug. 3, from 7-8 p.m.; and at West Penn Elementary on Aug. 4, from 6-7 p.m.

For further information concerning orientation, call (570) 668-3306.

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.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, prayer time at 8:30 a.m., Playground Pals at 11:30 a.m. and GriefShare at 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Waterside Whistle Stop at 2:30 p.m., Tamaqua Youth Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m., Prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

Calvary UM

Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church continues holdings its services and events at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Rd. The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at this Sunday's 10:25 a.m. worship service. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also Sunday, evening prayer services will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Sunday school picnic will be held following the morning worship service on Aug. 8.