Christmas storytime

The Tamaqua Public Library is offering Children's Christmas Storytime sessions next week. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are welcome to attend either session, Dec. 15 or Dec. 16. Both sessions will be from 10-11 a.m.

In addition to hearing/reading Christmas stories, participants will join in Christmas songs, construct a craft item and enjoy goodies. There will also be a special guest.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 668-4660.

The library will be closed on the following dates due to the upcoming holidays: Dec. 25 + 26 and Jan. 1. Abbreviated hours will be held Christmas and New Year's Eves - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Nursery care is available. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, Triad Leaders will meet at 11:45 a.m. and members will meet at 4 p.m. for Christmas caroling. In addition, carolers will visit the Tamaqua ABC Hi Rise at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Prayer Time at 8:30 a.m. and GriefShare at 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Tamaqua Youth Ministry at 6:30 p.m., prayer/Bible study at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, long distance Christmas caroling at 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, Praise practice will be held at 9 a.m., ladies' Christmas Eve rehearsal at 10 a.m., men's Christmas Eve rehearsal at 10:30 a.m.

Class of 1984

The Tamaqua Area Class of 1984 will meet Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., at Two Kings Restaurant, Hometown. All class members are welcome to attend.

For further information, contact Lori Schmerfeld at 952-1277 or Daryl Breiner at 292-3020.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Dr. David Grant will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ. The service will include the lighting of the Third Advent Candle and words for young Christians. Nursery care is available during the service. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:45 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the Church Family Christmas party will begin at 11 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Consistory meeting at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Bible study at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Confirmation class meets at 4 p.m. and Senior Choir rehearsal will be at 6 p.m.