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.

National Day of Prayer May 2


A community breakfast and prayer time is planned in Tamaqua to mark the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2. The event begins at 9 AM with breakfast served in Founders Hall at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua. Following the meal, participants will move outside to the parking lot overlooking Tamaqua to offer prayers for various areas of American society and culture. Chairs will be available if needed. The prayer portion will be led by members of the Tamaqua Ministerial Association. All are welcome. A free-will offering of $5 is suggested and will be taken to defray the cost of the breakfast. Excess offerings will be donated to the Tamaqua Hunger Walk that weekend. Churches are asked to announce the event and determine the number of attendees. Please relay that number of attendees to George Taylor at 570-668-4451 or gtay200@verizon.net by April 21.