The Tamaqua Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual holiday traditions, including the Angel Tree Program and the Christmas Kettle Campaign.
The Angel Tree Program provides a season brightener for needy children who may not otherwise receive any gifts during the holidays. Names of participating children have been written on angel tags, which are then placed on angel trees at participating locations. Each Angel Tag provides the name, age, gender, clothing sizes and special Christmas needs/wishes of the child.
Deadline to return new, unwrapped items will be Dec. 12.
The Christmas Kettle Campaign will kick off on Nov. 17, at 10 a.m., at Depot Square Park, at Tamaqua's Five Points Intersection. Volunteers are asked to spend two or more hours ringing the traditional bells at designated kettle locations. Funds collected are used to support local needy residents in the Schuylkill-Carbon area.
For more information on either program, call the Tamaqua Salvation Army at (570) 668-0410.
The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. church service. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m.
Activities for next week will include: Monday, Zion's Women's Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., in the social hall; Tuesday, fundraising committee meets at 6:30 p.m., preschool meeting at 7:30 p.m.
The Rev. Thomas Reinsel will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday. Sunday school classes meet at 8:45 a.m.
Activities for next week will include: Monday, consistory meeting at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Bible study at 7 p.m.; Thursday, senior choir rehearsal at 6:30 p.m.
A congregational meeting will be held following the 10 a.m. service on Nov. 18.
The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:30.
Also on Sunday, the First Communion class will meet at 11 a.m. and Scouts will meet at 6 p.m.
Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Scouts meet at 6 p.m.; Thursday, senior choir rehearsal will be held at 7 p.m.