Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group will have a new slate of officers in 2010, with installation ceremonies to be held at the Jan. 7 meeting. New officers will be: Jean Machamer, president; Doris Brobst, vice president; Eleanor Schmerfeld, secretary; and Dolores Walck, treasurer.

Last week's meeting was attended by 80 members. President Jean Yanik conducted the business session. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Let Us Worship Him." Vice President Jean Behr reported sending get well cards to Helen Trimmel and Murph Shigo. Mame Dietrich and Mary Herbig were added to the sick list.

Reports were offered by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and treasurer Dolores Walck.

Readings were offered by Jean Machamer and Dolores Walck

The next meeting will be held Jan. 7, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The meeting room is handicap accessible.

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, the Ministry Council will meet at 11:45 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Prayer Time at 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday, prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, praise practice at 9 a.m.

Calvary Methodist

The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley.

The service will include special music by Matthew Zuber. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.