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Published October 30. 2009 05:00PM

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 words for young Christians and the celebration of Totenfest. Nursery care is available during the service. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:45 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, Election Day pork and sauerkraut dinner; Wednesday, Bible study at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Senior Choir rehearsal at 6 p.m.; Saturday, soup sale.

Poll change

Voters in Tamaqua's South District will see a change in polling place for next Tuesday's election. Instead of the South Ward Playground, voting will now be held at the South Ward Fire Company on Van Gelder Street.

Details of the change have been mailed to all registered voters in the district.


An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in Tamaqua on Nov. 18, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health is eligible to donate.

Bethany EC

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

Also on Sunday, the Budget Committee will meet at 11:45 a.m., a spaghetti dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and a worship service will be held at 6 p.m. at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Prayer Time at 8:30 a.m. and GriefShare at 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Tamaqua Youth Ministry, prayer and adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m., parenting class at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Praise practice will be held at 9 a.m. and the LWG will meet at 10 a.m.

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Oct. 27 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 38 members in attendance. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine provided the invocation.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting and reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. A and C Catering will be providing refreshments for the annual Christmas party, which is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the Ryan Township Fire Company.

Readings were offered by Shirley Becker, Florina Martin and Jean Machamer.

The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, at the fire company. Anyone 50 years old or older is welcome to join.

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