‘Hunger Walk’ May 18



Members of TAFFN and The Tamaqua Area Community Partnership are encouraging service organizations, businesses, church groups and individuals to collect food and funds that will be given to the community food banks at the Tamaqua Salvation Army and Tamaqua Trinity United Church of Christ which in turn distribute food to those families that need help. The date for the weekend is May 17 and 18 with a rain date of May 24 and 25.

Hunger Weekend culminates on Sunday, May 18 with the Tamaqua Hunger Walk. Walkers will meet at St. Luke’s parking lot on South Railroad and walk north to Broad, west to Catawissa, north to Lafayette, east to Nescopeck, south to Broad, east to South Railroad, south to the parking lot. Those choosing to walk will ask people to sponsor them.

Anyone having an idea how the Tamaqua area can make the “Hunger Week-End” more beneficial to the needy of our area please call Paul Dodson at 570-668-0289.

For more information or for participation and donation forms, contact Paul Dodson at 570-668-0289.

Lenten fish bakes

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Every Friday in Lent

March 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th

April 4th, 11th, & 18th

Trinity United

Church of Christ

22 Lafayette St-Tamaqua

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Adults: $10.00 a platter- Children under 12:  $5.00

Baked Haddock, Deviled Crab Cakes, Cod Fish Cake, or Baked Chicken, Stewed Tomatoes, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Macaroni & Cheese, Dessert, and Beverags


CALL 668-4630

Saturday evening worship

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tamaqua will begin offering a 5:30 p.m. Saturday worship service July 6.

The service will run every Saturday and is intended for those who find it difficult to make it to regular Sunday services and for those who are shopping for a church to attend.

The Saturday service is more of a contemporary service in its structure and content. Saturday worship will be held in the downstairs Social Hall.

All are welcome. Zion is located at the corner of Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets.

For more information call 570-668-2180.

Friends in Need Food Pantry

food_pantry2The Friends in Need Food Pantry is located at Trinity United Church of Christ in Tamaqua. We help individuals and families that are in the Tamaqua Area School District by providing them with groceries when the need arises. We are asking that local churches and organizations that would like to participate help us collect one or two items for each month to help us replenish our pantry shelves. Due to cutbacks from funding we are in need of many items. If you can help us please place the announcement in your bulletins so that we may once again fill the shelves of the Friends in Need pantry. Here is a list for the upcoming months:
Trinity’s Friends in Need Food of the Month:

‘Ball’ gowns get second chance

George Taylor and Bethlehem YWCA Prom Gown Day coordinator Amber Mirza at the Y’s storeage facility in Bath after the local gowns had been unloaded.

George Taylor and Bethlehem YWCA Prom Gown Day coordinator Amber Mirza at the Y’s storeage facility in Bath after the local gowns had been unloaded.

Our “Belle of the Ball” program recently donated over 100 gowns to the Bethlehem YWCA which hosted a “Prom Dress Day” March 23 at the State Theatre in Easton. It’s a nice touch since we “borrowed the “Belle of the Ball” idea from the Bethlehem Y.

Our thanks to Deb Davies and Gwen Evans for championing this project the last two years. “Belle of the Ball” can continue with the full support of all Tamaqua congregations.

Last year 300 gowns were collected and over 200 distributed. This year’s collection was not as great but still about 25 gowns were distributed. Prom gown projects have sprouted up in other local communities including Hazleton and Palmerton.

TAFFN on Facebook

Facebook_logoThe Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship is now on Facebook. Keep in touch with congregations in the Tamaqua area and other organizations doing God’s work in our community. Go on Facebook and search for TAFFN. Like it and you’re linked.