Weekly prayer meetings

prayer-3-01Starting in February for three months, New Life Assembly of God will be hosting a prayer meeting for our country, Israel and our community and its churches on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. We will be praying that God would move in this land. We’ll pray for His protection and that hearts will be opened to the Gospel. All are welcomed. Bring your Bibles so you can pray prayers from the Word of God. We ask God for a change in our country and community as we have gone far away from our spiritual and moral roots. For more information, contact Faye Montgomery at famontgomery@yahoo.com

Saturday evening worship

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Busy on Sunday? Come as you are and worship with us Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Our Saturday evening service is a mixture of traditional and contemporary worship featuring familiar hymns and music by Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Don Moen, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redmann and others in an informal setting.

All are welcome!

Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets, Tamaqua.

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.

‘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.