Tax exemptions

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2010-2011 school year. This will cover the 2010 calendar year.

Retired persons and housewives with no earned income, who have previously been exempted, do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income. Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age, who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district, need not file an application.

Students who reach the age of 18 by June 30, 2010, will be responsible for paying the tax unless exempt by application.

Requests for exemption must be filed with the district by March 1, 2010. Application forms are available at the following locations: school district administration building; local tax collectors' offices; the Tamaqua Public Library; Tamaqua Borough Hall; local post offices; and all local bank branches.

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. and Twin Pines campers meet at 11:45 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Prayer Time at 8:30 a.m. and GriefShare at 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Community Lenten service at Primitive Methodist Church, at noon, Tamaqua Youth Ministry at 6:30 p.m., adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. and Finance Class at 6:30 p.m.

St. Peter's

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

Also on Sunday, the Confirmation Class will meet at 1 p.m. and Cub Scouts will meet at 5 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, Daisy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday school teachers and officers will meet at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, mid week Lenten service, 7 p.m., St. John's Church, New Mahoning; Thursday, Prayer group meets at 5 p.m. and Brownies meet at 6:30 p.m.

The choirs rehearse on Thursday. Next week's schedule will include: Cherubs at 6:30 p.m., Junior Choir at 7 p.m. and Senior Choir at 7:45 p.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. A nursery room is available.

Also on Sunday, a time of evening praise and Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. This will include an in-depth discussion of the morning sermon.

Next Wednesday's Lenten service will be held at Congregational Free Church, McKeansburg. The evening will begin with a hymn sing at 7 p.m., followed by the service at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.calvaryeum.yolasite.com [1].

The next Youth Group meeting will be held Feb. 21, at 2 p.m.