Clothing giveaway

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network has collected a number of gently-used uniforms and backpacks, as well as new school supplies, to be distributed to Tamaqua Area students before the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. The distribution will be held from 5-8 p.m., today, Aug. 15, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenwood and Mauch Chunk streets.

The project is a joint effort of all the church congregations within the Tamaqua Area School District and was created to ease the financial burden, due to current economic conditions, of providing students with the appropriate school attire.

For more information, contact Rochelle Evanousky at (570) 467-3042.

Bowling league

The National Bowling League will hold a reorganizational meeting at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 20. The meeting will be held at the Spare Time Bowling Center, Hometown, as the league gears up for the 2012-2013 season.

All league members and those interested in becoming members are welcome to attend.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 8 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship services this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the ordination of the Rev. Adam Roberts will be held at 6 p.m. in Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Kutztown.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Acts of Worship-Drama group meets at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Prayer time at 8:30 a.m., Playground Pals at 11:45 a.m., at the South Ward Playground; Wednesday, Waterside Whistle Stop at 2:30 p.m., at the Bungalow, Tamaqua Youth Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, musician rehearsal at 8:30 a.m. and praise practice at 9:30 a.m.

Church painting will be done Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers are needed.

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors held its annual picnic on Aug. 9 at the West Penn Park. The event was catered by Christy Joy. The festivities included cards and social games.

The group meets every Thursday at 1 p.m., at the community center. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The center is handicap accessible.

Calvary Evangelical

All services connected with Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church will be held at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Road, through Labor Day.

Sunday services are held at 10:25 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Edward Bean officiating. This week's service will include Holy Communion.

Also on Sunday, a time of praise, worship and Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Tabernacle services will begin Aug. 24 and continue through Labor Day evening. Evening services will be held daily at 7 p.m.

Special guests will be evangelist and song leaders, the Rev. Larry and Tamala Leckrone of Kurtz, Ind.; and missionaries Rod and Jan Dormer on Aug. 29.

Special music will be presented by the Wehry Family on Sept. 2 and Larry Moore on Labor Day, Sept. 3.