Tamaqua softball

The Tamaqua Area Girls Youth Softball Association has released the registration dates for the 2013 season. Registration is open to girls between the ages of 5 and 16 who reside within the Tamaqua area. Teams will be split into age groups: 5-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-16.

Registrations will be held Feb. 9 and Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Tamaqua Elementary School; and Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Tamaqua Elks.

For more information, call (570) 386-2717, 778-2878 or (570) 617-0584.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Cheryl Moore will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Sunday school classes will meet at 10:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the church board will meet at 10:45 a.m., the Confirmation class will meet at 1 p.m. and Daisies, Brownies and Cub Scouts will meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Women's Bible study at 6 p.m.; Thursday, prayer group meets at 4:45 p.m.

The choirs rehearse on Thursdays. Next week's schedule will include: junior choir at 7 p.m.; senior choir at 7:30 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 a children's message, offered by Marge Kropp, followed by children's Sunday school.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, chancel choir rehearses at 7 p.m.

A new Bible study session, "The Life You Always Wanted," will begin Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. The evening will begin with a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. The study will include six sessions. For more information, or to reserve a space, contact Pastor Cavallero at (570) 668-3344.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. church service this Sunday in Zion's Church, Lewistown Valley. Sunday school and Confirmation class will meet at 9:30 a.m.

Also this Sunday, the combined youth group will meet at 3 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

On Tuesday, the soup kitchen volunteers will meet at 4 p.m. and the yearly event committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.