Some members of Zion Lutheran will again be preparing and distributing July 4thfood baskets to Tamaqua area families. In the past. the baskets have included hot dogs and hamburgers and the following items:

            Hamburger and hot dog buns

            Ketchup, mustard, pickles

            Baked beans

            Potatoes or mac and cheese (boxed)

            Drink mixes (lemonade or ice tea)

            Chips or pretzels

            Freezer pops

You help by providing some of the above items is welcome. We will begin collecting immediately. We also welcome monetary contributions.

When you help by providing some of these items you may also provide some names of families who would benefit from this project. (Names with contact information would be appreciated.) A list of last year’s recipients is available upon request.

Contacts for this project: Judy Brennan (570-668-1197) and the Taylors (570-668-4451 or gtay200@verizon.net)

Thanks for your support!

Thanks to the generousity of the following Tamaqua area businesses, the 2019 Empty Bowl Dinner raised $2,336, which will be divided equally among Tamaqua’s three food banks (Salvation Army, American Primitive Methodist and Trinity United Church of Christ). We asked that you support these local businesses and they have seen fit to support this community event.

  • The Station Restaurant
  • Sisters Cantina
  • La Dolce Casa
  • Stadium Hill Café 
  • Skipper Dipper’s
  • Piercini’s
  • M&I Deli
  • Basile’s
  • Knepper’s
  • Nancy’s
  • Beacon Diner
  • Two Kings
  • Chantilly’s
  • Schick’s
  • Tommy’s
  • Paradora’s
  • Luigi’s
  • Senapes
  • Heisler’s
  • Pamcakes
  • Blondies 
  • Leiby’s 
  • Ritas – gift cards for those who do not win a bowl in the drawing
  • Thanks to Trinity UCC and Zion Lutheran for providing a soup.
  • And thanks to Black Diamond Pottery and the Tamaqua Art Center for providing hand-crafted bowls.

Memorial Day weekend concert

On Sunday evening, May 26, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 124 W Broad Street, Tamaqua. As the concert will be over Memorial Weekend, patriotic music will be included in the concert. Chiz Rider, will be presenting a musical program with his trumpets. Chiz performs over 250 concerts annually throughout North America. He has performed with such popular Christian artists as Carman, Margaret Becker, DC Talk, Newsboys, Cindy Morgan, Larnell Harris, and Michael W. Smith. He has also performed at a Billy Graham Crusade and numerous times at the Crystal Cathedral. His first recording at age 15, was a custom cd titled, ‘CHIZ’, soon followed by ’COLORS IN BRASS’, his debut on the Myrrh label was ‘CHIZ RIDER’, followed by ‘SOLD ON SALVATION’, ‘TO THE ONE I PRAISE’, ‘A BIG BAND CHRISTMAS’. In 2005 he collaborated with some of America’s most talented instrumentalists to create two albums ‘America’s Choice POWER PRAISE’ and ‘America’s Choice GENTLE WORSHIP’ and now recently, he has released his newest cd “LIVE WORSHIP“. Chiz’ trumpet ministry appeals to a wide age range. From the heartfelt “Amazing Grace,” which he played at a Billy Graham Crusade, to the high energy contemporary sounds of “SOS”, which he plays at youth concerts. Admission is free. A free will offering will be received at the concert. All are welcome at the concert. More information about the concert can be had by calling Pastor Sabas at 570-593-8744. 

Restore 2019 invitation

You are invited to participate in Restore 2019. The event will be held from Monday, June 17th thru Friday, June 21st. Outreach opportunities include either Children’s Ministry, Community Ministry or Construction Projects. The daytime sessions, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, are available for 5th grade thru adult. Daytime sessions begin with breakfast, worship, and a devotional. Evening sessions, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, are available for adults only. While it is best to commit to the entire event, you can work around your other commitments. The cost is $30 for all participants. This includes a T-Shirt. All adults who serve on the daytime teams must be compliant with KeepKidsSafePA. Please contact Cheryl Nemeth at (570) 449-4587 for more information or to register.

Making a PROMISE in Tamaqua

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania:  Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc. (COGI) is proud to announce the receipt of a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for an Opioid Misuse Prevention Project with the Tamaqua Area School District and the entire Tamaqua Community.  The project – PROMISE:  Preventing Raiders Opioid Misuse in a Safe Environment  – provides supports to middle school students and families to prevent the onset of substance use.  The long term goals is to prevent opioid abuse later in life by providing  youth with the skills and knowledge to avoid beginning to use any substances and to seek pro-social opportunities instead.  The project will be funded for 5 ½ years and COGI is one of 10 funded sites throughout the state.  There is a rigorous evaluation component to this project and we will be working with the Penn State University EPISCenter on evaluation activities.

PROMISE will host a press conference on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 3:15PM at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua Pennsylvania.  PROMISE project staff and Tamaqua Area School District representatives along with project partners including St. Luke’s Miners Campus, the Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Program, STEP Up Tamaqua, PCCD and the Penn State University EPISCenter will be present to discuss the program and the anticipated impact in Tamaqua and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend.

Caitlin Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Tamaqua Area School District
(570)668-1901 ext. 2115