Community Advent Breakfast

 Tickets for the ninth annual Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast go on sale the beginning of November. The breakfast is Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church at the corner of Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets. Tickets are available from each congregation’s Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network representative or church office. Tickets will also be available at the Tamaqua Community Art Center and Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office. Richard Hadesty, Tamaqua Citizen of the Year, will deliver the Advent message. Carol Tempest is this year’s musical guest. Tickets are limited and not sold at the door the day of the breakfast. The breakfast features a special candle lighting ceremony and is sponsored by TAFFN, the Tamaqua Area Ministerial Association, the Tamaqua Community Partnership and the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Culinary Crew at Zion Lutheran Church. TAFFN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership.

Free diapers for Tamaqua area families

Diaper Depot, a ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua, is providing free diapers to families living within the boundaries of the Tamaqua Area School District.
Program guidelines and an online request form are available at
Diaper distribution takes place the third Saturday of the month and is by appointment from 9 to 11 a.m. Requests must be made the Wednesday before distribution Saturday.
Individuals must provide proof of residence and a birth certificate or some other identification for each child being served the first time they pick up diapers. Diaper sizes newborn to size 6 and some pull-ups are available for children to age 4.