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Published March 03. 2011 05:00PM

Walk for life

Care Net of Tamaqua, an organization providing services to pregnant women, plans to open an office in Tamaqua, at 223 E. Broad St.

The center will provide life-affirming guidance, counseling, prenatal classes, parenting classes and much more to area women and families.

The organization will sponsor a Walk For Life on April 2, beginning at 1 p.m.

The route will begin at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, then head west on Broad Street to Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Participants will then head east on Broad Street to to the Stone Gardens area before returning to the church.

For more information, or a sponsorship package, call (570) 668-4059.

Class of 1976

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1976 will meet Sunday, March 6, at 7 p.m., at the home of Sandy Roberts Kleckner. All class members are welcome to attend.

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.

First Methodist activities for next week include: Monday, recovery program meets at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m., Worship Committee meeting at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, senior choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.

A Lenten Christian Development Series will begin March 13 and run for six consecutive weeks. The 6 p.m. workshops will be preceded by covered dish socials.

Plans are underway for the annual Tamaqua-Panther Valley Welsh Songfest, scheduled for March 13, 2 p.m. The event is sponsored annually by First Church. Rehearsal will be held this Sunday, at 3 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.

Calvary UM

The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at Sunday's 10:25 a.m. worship service in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, a session of praise, worship and Bible study, in the evangelistic style, will be held at 6:30 p.m.

An Ash Wednesday service will be held March 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Church, McKeansburg. The service will be preceded by a hymnsing, beginning at 7:15 p.m.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Rodney Wells will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. The service will include Holy Communion. Also on Sunday, the Youth Group and the Daisies will both meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Wednesday, retirees meeting at 10 a.m., Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, prayer group meets at 5 p.m., Worship and Music Committee meets at 5:45 p.m., Confirmation class meets at 6:30 p.m., Junior Choir meets at 7 p.m. and Senior Choir rehearses at 7:45 p.m.

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