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Tamaqua news for Sept. 23, 2021

Calvary Lewistown

Pastor Ralph Saunders will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church. Sunday school classes are scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Evening worship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, evening praise and prayer service at 7 p.m.

Upcoming events: Oct. 3. at 10:25 a.m., Debbie Henne will be the guest speaker. Service to be held at Lewistown Valley Tabernacle. Oct. 10 will be the annual Sunday school rally day. The 10:25 a.m. service will consist of sharing, music, puppets, along with Holy Communion. There will be a country-style gospel music concert by Mercy Run at 6:30 p.m. Call 570-668-9111 for more information.

Tamaqua seniors

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met on Sept. 2 with 28 members in attendance. The meeting was opened with the reading “The Eyes of God.” Buddy Feinayer was wished a happy birthday.

The group also met on Sept. 9 with 30 members in attendance for the summer picnic. Catering was provided by A&C Catering of Mahanoy City. The picnic was held at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club, Clamtown.

The Sept. 16 meeting was held with 22 members in attendance. The meeting was opened with the reading “God Is Always There.” Melody Weicker, Nancy Eisley and Nancy Nunemacher were added to the sick list.

The group meets every Thursday at the Coaldale Complex at 1 p.m. Anyone 55 and older is welcome to attend.

Hunger campaign

The key dates for the hunger campaign are:

Sept. 24: Deadline for restaurant owners to participate in a “Dine Out Against Hunger” day.

Sept. 27: Deadline for churches/organizations to let us know what soups are being made and quantity so it can be posted on the online soup sale page.

Oct. 1-Oct. 31: Tamaqua Hunger Campaign 2021 to raise at least $10,000 for Tamaqua’s food pantries to fight hunger in our community.

• Food collections all month.

• Individual and organization virtual walks on social media.

Oct. 1: Kickoff Event (TBD) featuring virtual walks.

Oct. 24: Last day to order Empty Bowl Soup Sale tickets.

Oct. 27: Dine-out event at local restaurants to support Tamaqua Hunger Campaign.

Oct. 30: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., pick up Empty Bowl Dinner soup.

Oct. 31: 2 p.m., Hunger Walk starting at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center.

For more information, contact Paul Dodson, Bethany ECC, 570-668-0289/dodsonp18252@gmail.com, or George Taylor, Zion Lutheran, 570-668-4451/gtay200@verizon.net.

Social Development Strategy Training

Tamaqua area ordained and lay church leaders are invited to a two-hour social development strategy training session to be held on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Tamaqua Community Art Center. RSVP: gtay200@verizon.net by Oct. 7.

Lewistown Valley Garden Club

At the August meeting the winners of entries to the Schuylkill County Fair were announced. Floral arrangements: “Making Fair Memories One at a Time,” first place, Mary Bridygham; second place, Judy Kellner. “A Walk in the Woods,” first place, Judy Kellner; second place, Evelyn Adams; third place, Mary Bridygham. “Farm Fresh Eggs”: first place and best in show, Judy Kellner; second place, Mary Bridygham. “Hand Bag Door Arrangement,” first place, Mary Bridygham; second place, Judy Kellner. Mary Bridygham also won a red ribbon for her palm plant and a blue ribbon for her fern plant.

In the quilt entries, Mary Bridygham won second place for her baby quilt and a blue ribbon for a full-size quilt.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Zion Church Hall in Lewistown Valley. New members are welcomed. For more information, call Judy Kellner 570-386-4783.

American Primitive

Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. at American Primitive Methodist Church. Service available at www.tamaquachurch.org and www.facebook.com/PMChurchTamaqua. There will be no Sunday school until further notice.

Hope in the Mountains Nar-Anon Family Group meets at 57 Hunter St. If you have questions or are interested in attending, contact Mark at 570-952-5098

Zion Lewistown

Pastor Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday at Zion Church, Lewistown Valley.

Eastern Schuylkill Democratic Club

The monthly meeting of the Eastern Schuylkill Democratic Club will be held on Monday at Basile’s Restaurant, 401 Claremont Ave., Hometown. Social hour is from 6-7 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.