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Published June 26. 2013 05:03PM

Bible study

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network is sponsoring a six-week series of Women's Bible Study, which will begin on July 14. The in-depth "Study of David For Women" explores the life of David and the lives of three Bible teachers Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur.

Each of the author's messages are divided into two lessons. The three segments, one for each author, focuses on a different stage in the life of David: as a young man (Priscilla Shirer); as a middle-aged man (Beth Moore); and as a man facing the final third of his life (Kay Arthur).

The sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 N. Greenwood St.

For more information, or to register, contact Lucy at (570) 668-2818 or

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met June 20 at the Masonic Lodge in Hometown, with 74 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided humorous readings.

Jacqui Patrick provided the invocation, titled "Short Road." Reports were offered by the secretary and treasurer. Fern Balliet was added to the sick list.

A representative from the state attorney general's office will present an informational session on identity theft at 11:30 a.m. on June 27. The annual picnic will be held Aug. 15. Registrations are now being accepted. A Chinese auction is planned for July 11.

A thank you was sent to E. Franklin Griffiths for his continued financial support of the monthly birthday celebration.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

The seniors meet at 1 p.m. every Thursday, at the Masonic Lodge, located on SR54 (East) in Hometown.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The center is handicap accessible.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 8 a.m. traditional service this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. The later service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Tamaqua YMCA

Also on Sunday, the ministry council will meet at 1 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, Playground Pals at 11:30 a.m. at the South Ward Playground; Wednesday, Waterside Whistle Stop at 2:30 p.m. at the Bungalow, Tamaqua Youth Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, musician practice at 8 a.m., praise rehearsal at 9:30 a.m.

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