Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group will spring back into action on March 19, marking the beginning of the popular program's sixth year. Since its beginning in 2009, as a way for seniors to get together and discuss important topics, the program has grown and spun off additional programs, such as the Bell Choir, the Needlebugs Quilting group and Exerette gentle exercise.

The regular Wednesday meetings are held from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., and include a light luncheon. The first meeting of the year will have an Irish/Green theme. Special guest speaker will be Tina Soley of Schuylkill Community Action.

Emily Daly of AmeriHealth will present a program on elderly abuse at the March 26 meeting.

For more information on the Older and Bolder group, or to join, call Dina at (570) 668-0410.

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization met Tuesday to discuss activities for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year.

Parents of the fifth-grade students will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Basile's Restaurant in Hometown. Topics for discussion will include the class trip and the end of year fifth-grade dance.

St. John UCC

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

The service will be followed by a time of fellowship. Sunday school classes for all ages will be held at 11 a.m. The weekly radio program will be aired on WLSH AM1410, at 11:30 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, spiritual council meeting at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, bell choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, joint Lenten service, 7:30 p.m., at St. John's.

For more information, visit the www.stjohnucctamaqua.net.

Zion's Stone Church

The Rev. Michael Frost will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion's Stone Church in West Penn Township. Sunday school classes are held at 10 a.m.

A Bible study session is held from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday.

The youth group will be participating in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine the weekend of March 14-15. Members and advisers will go without food in an effort to help hungry children throughout the world. Sponsors are needed and may send donations to 45 Cemetery Road, New Ringgold, PA, 17960.

St. Peter's Union

Sunday worship services are held at 9 a.m. in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville.

Also this Sunday, a healing prayer will be offered at 10:40 a.m. in the sanctuary; the church board will meet with the Confirmation class at 10:45 a.m.; Daisies, Brownies and Cub Scouts meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, Women's Association of St. Peter's will meet at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, mid week Lenten service at 7:30 p.m., Zion Stone Church; Thursday, prayer group meets at 4:45 p.m.