“The Road To The First Christmas” follows Mary and Joseph’s 20-day journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. It takes them to the places they passed where Old Testament events took place and where Jesus will be throughout His ministry. The confirmands did all of the scenery and will be telling of the journey. It will begin with a simple breakfast of scrambled eggs and baked apples made by the Culinary Crew as the caravan gets ready for a long, hard trip. Participants will be traveling throughout the first three Sundays in Advent. The Zion Culinary Crew will provide snacks each week. On the last Sunday, we will arrive at the Putz where we will sing songs in joyous celebration of the birth of Jesus. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. We invite everyone to come and share in this Christmas journey. It is Sunday mornings downstairs from 8:30-9:20 a.m., beginning next Sunday, Dec. 1. For more information, call 570-668-2180.
The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship is offering luminaria for use during the Advent and Christmas season. Kits containing five luminaria are available from TAFFN members, local church offices and the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office at 114 West Broad Street, Tamaqua.Each kit contains assembly instructions and a history of luminary. For more information, call 570-668-2775.
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.
The 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:
December – Applesauce & canned fruit
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.
The 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.