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Published June 01. 2012 05:01PM


The Tamaqua Historical Society will sponsor its 22nd Annual Summerfest celebration on Father's Day, June 17. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. and will be held in the West Broad Street downtown area.

Potential vendors have until June 11 to contact the society or Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call (570) 668-6899 or (570) 668-1880.

ESRC volleyball

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission will sponsor a Summer Volleyball League for adults 18 and older. Registrations are now being accepted.

Contests will be held at the sand volleyball court at the Black Diamond Park, Coaldale.

The league is co-ed and teams may have between six and 10 players. Games are scheduled to begin June 14 and will then be held Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer months.

For more information, or to register, contact Jason Boris at (570) 668-2919 or email Deadline for registrations will be June 4.

St. John UCC

The Rev. Kevin Duffy Guy will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John United Church of Christ. Sunday school classes for all ages will be held at 11 a.m.

The weekly radio program will be aired on WLSH - AM1410, at 11:30 a.m.

The consistory will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Class of 1972

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1972 will hold a reunion planning meeting on June 6, 6 p.m., at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua. This will be the final planning session before the June 30 reunion.

The reunion will be held at the West Penn Community Park, beginning at 1 p.m. Reservation deadline is June 16.

For further information, call Kathy Jones Kropp at 570-668-2505 or Linda Weaver Whetstone at 668-5905.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include communion and a children's service. Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m.

A combined Bible school, for Calvary and Zion Lewistown Churches, is being planned for June 11-15. This year's theme is "Incrediworld Amazement Park," which will be held from 6-8:15 p.m. at Zion's Church. Registrations are being accepted online at or by calling (570) 668-2398 for more information.

St. John 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 include Holy Communion and the celebration of the Holy Trinity.

Activities for next week include: Monday, worship and music committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Bible study session at 6:30 p.m.

Summer office hours are now in effect. The office will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Thomas Reinsel will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ. The service will include graduate recognition and will be followed by a congregational meeting.

Also on Sunday, a coffee fellowship hour will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed by preparation for the annual rummage sale, which will be held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

On Thursday, choir rehearsal will be held at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the website

Zion Lutheran

The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The service will include the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Also on Sunday, scouts will meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, blanket ministry meets at 9 a.m.; Tuesday, vacation Bible school meeting at 6 p.m., property committee meeting at 6 p.m., Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m., finance committee meets at 7:30 p.m.; senior choir rehearses at 7 p.m.

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