Kindergarten news

The Tamaqua Area School District will have a make up day for kindergarten registration for the 2011-2012 school year. The district is offering this opportunity to parents/guardians of kindergarten age children who missed the March session.

The make up day will be held May 24. To schedule an appointment, call (570) 668-3306, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

DARE graduation

DARE graduation will be held April 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Tamaqua Middle School Auditorium.

This year's guest speaker will be James Warren, whose topic will be "Magic With a Message."

The public is welcome to attend.

Lenten service

The Tamaqua ministerium will sponsor a series of free community Lenten services leading up to Easter. The services will begin at noon and will be followed by light luncheons.

Upcoming services and locations will be: April 13, Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.; Community Good Friday, April 22, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The Good Friday service will not be followed by a luncheon.

St. Jerome's

St. Jerome's Office of Adult Formation will host a free coffee and donut session on April 17, Palm Sunday, from 9-10 a.m.

New catechists are needed for the parish religious education program in the fall. Classes are held Sundays, from 9 to 10:15 p.m. Anyone willing to volunteer to teach the third or sixth grade class may call (570) 668-4416.

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 school year, from 3- and 4-year-old pre-school classes through eighth grade. Call (570) 668-0837 for more information.

St. John's Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. The service will be followed by a coffee hour. Confirmation, First Holy Communion and Sunday school classes meet at 10:30 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, Church Council meets at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Learning Ministries Committee meets at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, midweek Lenten service at 7:30 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church; Thursday, 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.

First Methodist

The Rev. James Cavalerro will officiate at two worship services Sunday: 9:30 a.m. at Salem United Methodist, and 10:45 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Both services will include Holy Communion. Children's Sunday school will be offered at First Church.

First Methodist activities for next week include: Monday, recovery from addiction program meets at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m., pot luck supper at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study session; Wednesday, senior choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.

The Herald Biblical Theater Company will present "His Last Days" at First Church on April 8, at 8 p.m.

First Church is now on Facebook. Church news, schedule changes and motivational thoughts will be available.