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Tamaqua news for Nov. 18, 2021

American Primitive

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m. at American Primitive Methodist Church. The service is 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.

Preceptor Alpha Upsilon

Members of Preceptor Alpha Upsilon have resumed regular meetings. The chapter has participated in a number of service projects. We donated nonperishable food items to the Tamaqua food bank for Thanksgiving. In addition, we donated to the Jenna’s Walk fundraiser and to the Bethany Children’s Home for Christmas. The chapter also purchased three wreaths for the “Wreaths Across America” project.

Several members went on an outing to Studio 895 and Hawk Mountain. We also enjoyed some wine tasting and dinner at Westy’s in Hamburg.

Plans were made for our Secret Sister Christmas party to be held on Dec. 8. We will also conduct the Master’s Degree Ritual for Lewann Neifert.

Our next meeting is Nov. 17 at the home of Donna Sterling.

Decorating contest

The Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a Christmas tree Decorating Contest, which will add to the festivities in Tamaqua for the Holiday Season.

Rules for this are available from the Chamber of Commerce.

To support the festival, the committee is also selling Bayberry Candles. Purchases can be made at the Tamaqua Arts Center, Pedal Pushers Floral Co. in Hometown, and from Spirit of Christmas Committee members.

More information on all the events is available on the Spirit of Christmas Facebook page or by contacting the Tamaqua Community Arts Center at 570-668-1192.

Tamaqua Senior Citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met on Nov. 11 with 32 members in attendance. The meeting was opened with the reading “Keep Our Nation In Thy Care.”

Veterans honored for their service included Pat Fredericks and Jim Sloboda. The Christmas party will be held on Dec. 9 at the Coaldale Complex.

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

Calvary Lewistown

Pastor Ralph Saunders will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church, Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes are scheduled for 9:15 a.m. and evening praise service at 6:30 p.m. There will not be prayer meeting on Wednesday.

Upcoming events include: Nov. 28, first Sunday in Advent; Dec. 5 Holy Communion will be celebrated; Dec. 12 annual Christmas party/dinner following the morning worship service; Dec. 18 Christmas caroling - meet at the church at 4 p.m., refreshments will follow; Dec. 19 Sunday school Christmas program and the 10:25 a.m. service with candlelight service at 6:30 p.m.

Andreas VFW

Andreas VFW Post 5069 delivered 16 Thanksgiving Day meals to veteran families and other families in need on Veterans Day.

The next meeting will be held Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the West Penn Annex building.

To submit news, contact Susan Eckhart at 570-668-1250 or seckhart@tnonline.com or the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.