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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Trinity

happenings

First Saturday worship with Holy Communion and baptism at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, is at 5 p.m. The Rev. Michael Frost, pastor at Zion's Stone Church, New Ringgold, presides.

Sunday worship with Holy Communion is at 9 a.m. Guest pastor, the Rev. Catherine Ziel, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Weekly Sunday School classes for young people ages 3 though grade 12 begin. Special opening "Rally Day" activities will take place in Luther Hall starting at 10:30 a.m.

Free dinner

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Church celebrates anniversary

McMichaels UMC is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, the United Methodist Bishop for the Northeastern Methodist District, will be visiting and presenting the children's sermon and adult sermon at the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Holy Communion will be served by the bishop and the Rev. Ron Schane, who is escorting her. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the worship.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center's bimonthly Palmerton community blood drive at the First United Church of Christ on Aug. 28 drew 70 potential donors, and 61 pints were collected.

Since donations typically decrease during the summer, and there were no Trima machines (with which one donor can give two or three units) this time, the registration goal was lowered from the usual 65 to 50. Faithful donors from community showed up as usual.

The visit was sponsored by Janet Snyder and Carol and Joseph Frey, in memory of Jean Behler.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Summit Hill

Car show

The Tamaqua Street Machine Association and the Summit Hill Diligence Fire Co. No. 1 will hold an Antique, Classic & Special Interest car show at the Phillip Ginter Field in Summit Hill on Sept. 21.

For more information contact Fred at 570-657-6731 or at poppop103@hotmail.com.

Lansford

Preschool story hour

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, will hold a free, preschool story hour from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday beginning Sept. 9.

Stories, snacks and activities are provided for the children.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bible study

The Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope at St. Matthew's UCC will be starting a Bible study class on "Discovering the Bible" on Sept. 17. If interested, contact the church office so books can be ordered, 610-381-2442.

PVEN needs

Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is in need of school supplies, school clothes (especially uniforms), new socks (adult size) and new packaged underwear for boys and girls, all sizes.

They also need macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, cereal and all nonperishable food items.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Healthy adults

Diakon Community Services will offer a free "Healthy Steps for Older Adults" Program for Tamaqua area residents. The two-part program is being offered to residents age 50 and older and will be held Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 at the Majestic House Apartment Complex, 201 E. Broad St.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Nesquehoning

The following is a list of upcoming activities at the Panther Valley Senior Center, 90 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

All activities begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Sign in by 10:30 a.m. for the next day's lunch.

Monday: Center closed.

Tuesday: Yahtzee

Wednesday: Pay Bingo

Thursday: Name That Tune

Friday: Exercise

Monday, Sept. 8: Horse racing

Tuesday, Sept. 9: Independent Living Services Bingo at 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10: Now You Have It, Now You Don't

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lansford

Preschool story hour

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, will once again hold a free, preschool story hour from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday beginning Sept. 9.

Stories, snacks and activities are provided for the children.

Nesquehoning

Conservation Club

The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Shade Meadows.

Members are asked to bring in their Redners Save-a-tapes from the summer months.

Progress at the Nature Park will be discussed.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., begins at 9 a.m., and includes blessing of the assembled prayer shawls and a Service of Healing.

The Service of Healing with prayers and the "laying on of hands" is said for those with emotional, physical or spiritual burdens to help one's loads become lightened.

Guest pastor, the Rev. Robert Mitchell, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nesquehoning

Free community dinner

Meed's UMC, 126 W. Catawissa St. in Nesquehoning will host a free community dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The menu is spaghetti with meat sauce. All are welcome to enjoy food and fellowship.