The eighth annual Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast is set for Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. and hosted by Zion Lutheran Church.
This year’s musical guest is the Tamaqua High School Jazz Chorale under the direction of John Buglio.
Keynote speaker is Loren Collura, manager of the Hope & Coffee Shop in Tamaqua.
Members of the Tamaqua Ministerial Association will also participate in the community event. The program includes a special candle lighting ceremony.
Tickets for the breakfast will be available from TAFFN representatives in Tamaqua area congregations beginning in late October. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Tamaqua Art Center and the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office.
The breakfast is a project of the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network and is modeled after the Advent Breakfast in Bethlehem.
Diaper Depot, a ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua providing free diapers, will begin in October.
The program is open to families in the Tamaqua Area School District.
Diaper distributions will take place by appointment only the third Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m.
Individuals requesting diapers must provide proof of residence and a birth certificate or some other identification for each child being served. Diaper sizes newborn to size 6 are available for children to age 4.
Requests for diapers must be made online (www.ziontamaqua.com/diaper-depot/) or by phone (570-668-2180 M & W, noon to 5 P.M.; T & Th, 8 a.m. to noon) at least three days prior to the distribution.
Complete guidelines for the program are available at www.ziontamaqua.com/diaper-depot/.