Student art show

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center will sponsor an art exhibit featuring local students during the weeks of Dec. 10-Dec. 27. A public reception will be held Dec. 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Individual school's arts program will select two representatives for the exhibit. The art work will be hung on Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The arts center is located at 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. For more information, or to register a school, call (570) 668-1192 or email leona@tacp.org.

All current offerings at the center are listed at www.tamaquaarts.org.

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library will offer its Christmas story time session from 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. The session is open to preschool children between the ages of 2-5, but older and younger siblings are also welcome. The evening will include crafts, books, snacks and a special visit from a resident of the North Pole.

Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, call (570) 668-4660.

The library is also conducting its semiannual used book sale from now through Dec. 17.

Bethany EC

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

Also on Sunday, the local conference committee and ministry council will meet at 11:45 a.m. at 2 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Wednesday, Community Advent service will be held at noon at St. John United Church of Christ, carolers will visit the home bound beginning at 1:30 p.m., Tamaqua Youth Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m., GriefShare meets at 7 p.m. and praise practice will be held at 8 p.m.; Friday, CareNet open house from noon to 2 p.m.; Saturday, musician's rehearsal at 8:30 a.m., praise practice begins at 9:30 a.m. for the men's group, 10:15 a.m. for the women's group and 11 a.m. for the children's group.

Calvary Evangelical

The Rev. Dr. Ed Bean will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.

An hour of praise and prayer is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Thomas Reinsel will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday. The service will include Holy Communion. Sunday school classes meet at 8:45 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, consistory meets at 7 p.m.; Thursday, senior choir rehearsal at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Christmas party will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 16.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. church service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. The annual Christmas party will be held immediately following the worship service.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Women's Guild meets at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, fundraiser meetings at 6:30 p.m.

First Methodist

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

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m., Bible study meets at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, United Methodist Women's Christmas dinner at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, Bible study session at 10:30 a.m.