Detour ended

Tamaqua borough manager Kevin Steigerwalt wants to make sure readers know last weekend's 18-plus mile detour will not be repeated anytime in the near future.

The detour was due to replacement of a rail line, not the continuing bridge construction project.

The bridge project, which will take months to complete, will not require a detour as PennDOT is creating a temporary bridge over the Little Schuylkill River.

St. John UCC

The Rev. Kevin Duffy Guy will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. service this Harvest Home Sunday in St. John United Church of Christ.

The weekly service is broadcast on radio station WLSH, AM1410, at 11:30 a.m. Sundays.

Activities for next week will include: Wednesday, choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.

First UM

The Rev. James Cavallero will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in First United Methodist Church.

Sunday school classes for adults will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Chancel Choir practice at 7:30 p.m.

An addiction recovery program is available at First Church.

For more information, call (570) 668-3653.

The United Methodist Women's annual Christmas dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Dec. 6, at the church.

The Heidelberg Handbell Choir will present a concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9.

Calvary UM

The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at this Sunday's 10:25 a.m. worship service in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, an evening of praise, worship and Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday prayer and praise services are held at 7 p.m. in the church.

The annual Sunday school Christmas program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 18.