An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in Tamaqua on Nov. 17. The collection center will be at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health is eligible to become a blood donor. Tips for a successful donation include: drink extra water and non-alcoholic beverages; avoid caffeine; get a good night's sleep before donating blood; wear cool, loose clothing; eat a healthy meal before arriving at the donation center; and drink plenty of fluids after donating blood.

Sponsor for this visit will be Bittner's General Store.

St. John's Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this All Saints Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. The service will be followed by a coffee fellowship in the church parlor. Sunday school and Confirmation classes meet at 10:30 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, Worship and Music Committee meets at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Messenger assembly at 1 p.m., Property Committee meeting at 7 p.m., Chime Choir meets at 5:30 p.m., Angel Choir rehearses at 6 p.m., Shepherds at 6:30 p.m. and Praise Choir at 7:30 p.m.

SS. Peter and Paul

The committee planning the 100th anniversary celebration of SS. Peter and Paul Lithuanian Catholic Church will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Choir rehearsals are held on Wednesdays, Youth Choir at 6 p.m. and Adult Choir at 7 p.m.

The choir and ladies auxiliary will hold a combined Christmas party at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Viennese Villa, Coaldale. Reservations may be made by calling the rectory at (570) 668-1150. There will not be a gift exchange this year.

The children's Christmas party and liturgy will be held Dec. 4 in conjunction with the 5 p.m. Mass. A sign up sheet is located in the church vestibule.

First Methodist

The Rev. James Cavallero will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service at First United Methodist Church. Holy Communion will be celebrated in First and Salem United Methodist Churches this Sunday.

Also this Sunday, a charge conference will be held at First Church, at 6 p.m.

First Church will sponsor a Christmas Festival of Music, featuring Audrey Christ, the church choir and the Heidelberg Bell Choir. The event will be held Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. For information call (570) 778-3546.

Sunday school classes are being formed. For more information, call Celina Sagan at 668-3344.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. A children's service will be included. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

For more information concerning Zion's activities, visit [1].