Art show

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will sponsor a "Meet and Greet" session for artist Tammy Gilbert on Dec. 19. Gilbert, who lives in Jim Thorpe, draws on her childhood experiences and those of her children to create "A Whimsical World." The reception will be held from 6-9 p.m.

The art center is located at 125 Pine St. The public is welcome to attend.

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption Forms for the year 2014 will become available on Monday for Borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Forms will also be available at tax collector Alan Kerr's office, the Tamaqua Area School District Administration building, the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, Majestic House Apartment Complex, the Tamaqua Public Library and the Tamaqua Post Office.

Residents must complete the form each year to qualify for the tax exemption.

Exoneration forms must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

St. John Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Sunday school and Confirmation class meet at 10:30 a.m.

Next week's activities include: Monday, church council meets at 7 p.m.; Thursday, angel choir rehearsal at 6 p.m., shepherd choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m., chancel choir rehearses at 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.

The guild will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, in the social hall. On Tuesday, the fundraiser committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. and a preschool meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m.

The church has a new web page at www.zionchurchlewistownvalley.com.

Calvary Evangelical

The Rev. Dr. Edward 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.

Also on Sunday, a candle light service, with the devotional "The Messy Christmas Story," will be held a 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming activities include: Dec. 15, annual Christmas party follows the morning worship service; Dec. 22, Sunday school program will be presented at 6:30 p.m.