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Published March 02. 2012 05:01PM

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Feb. 28 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 49 members in attendance. Two new members were welcomed, Eleanor Arner and Joyce Krell.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. A get-well card was sent to Neal Flexer.

Nancy and Bill Godanis and Dolores and Roger Walck were congratulated on their anniversaries.

Readings were offered by Florina Martin and Shirley Becker.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Senior drivers

A basic AARP defensive driving course for mature adults, formerly known as 55 Alive, will be held April 2-3 at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. The eight-hour class had been divided into two sessions, both to be held from noon to 4 p.m.

While membership in AARP is not required, there is a discount for AARP members. There are no tests involved and the classes are taught by trained volunteer instructors.

Participants who successfully pass the course will be provided with a certificate, which will qualify them for a discount with their auto insurer, for a three-year period.

Class sizes are limited, so reservations are highly recommended.

For more information, or to reserve a space, call (570) 668-0410.

Salvation Army

Sunday services at the Tamaqua Salvation Army are held at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes meet at 10 a.m.

Weekly activities include: Tuesday, men's and women's fellowship meets at 5 p.m., youth drama meets at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Timbrels, Bible study and prayer meeting at 5 p.m.; Thursday, youth group meets at 4 p.m., band rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.

Basic computer classes will begin March 6 and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for the next eight weeks. Classes will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, the fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the preschool committee will meet at 7:30 p.m.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Thomas Reinsel, interim pastor, will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:45 a.m. The service will be followed by a coffee hour.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Bible study at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, joint UCC mid-week Lenten service at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, senior choir rehearsal at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, fish fry from 4-7 p.m.

Zion Lutheran

The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the senior choir will rehearse at 11 a.m., a coffee fellowship will be held at 11 a.m., Bible study session will be at 4 p.m. and the Scouts will meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, property committee meeting at 6 p.m., Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m., finance committee meets at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, joint Lutheran midweek Lenten service at St. John's; Thursday, endowment committee meeting at 9 a.m., Scouts meet at 6 p.m., rejoice and sing choir rehearsal at 7 p.m.; Saturday, "Belle of the Ball" gown collection from 10 a.m. until noon, Scouts 100th birthday celebration at noon.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 8 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship services this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, Triad and growth group leaders will meet at 11:45 a.m., CareNet Steering Committee meets at 2 p.m. and the monthly service at the Tamaqua ABC Hi Rise will be at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Women of the Old Testament group meets at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Prayer time at 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Tamaqua Youth Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m., GriefShare will be held at 6:30 p.m. and The Story group will meet at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, the Jesus' Final Week group will meet at 1 p.m., Men's Fraternity will meet at 6:30 p.m.; and the Forgiveness group will meet at 7 p.m.; Friday, the group Courageous for Men and Women will meet at 7 p.m.; Saturday, musician rehearsal at 9 a.m., Praise practice at 9:30 a.m.

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. Sunday school, First Communion and Confirmation classes will meet at 10:30 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, worship and music committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, joint Lutheran mid week Lenten service at 7 p.m., at St. John's; Thursday, Angel Choir rehearsal at 6 p.m., Shepherd Choir meets at 6:30 p.m., Chancel/Adult Choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m.

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