Leadership group begins Oct. 10

Each month, the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership hosts a Leadership Club meeting–an informal discussion group for existing leaders who are interested in developing and improving their leadership skills.

It’s not a “book club” but the group uses leadership videos & book excerpts to improve leadership skills and to spark discussion.

The group has been meeting on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:45 am at LCCC’s Morgan Center for several years and received requests to also host an evening meeting for those who cannot participate on a Tuesday morning.

I am excited to announce that a new  group will be meeting every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the Tamaqua Library!    The first meeting of this new group will be Tuesday Oct 10th.

As a leader in our community, I invite and encourage you to attend one of these monthly meetings.

Let me (or George Taylor) know if you are interested!


Micah Gursky


P.S.  Click on this example of one of the videos (3 min) we used to start a discussion—there was no dancing at our meeting but it did start a great conversation!


Back to Church proclamation


Back to Church proclamation

Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison presents his proclamation declaring Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at Back to Church Sunday in Tamaqua. With Morrison at Depot Square Park are Ron, Dorothy and Hunter Sassaman from St. John’s UCC, Nate Gerace, Anjelica Vartuli, Pastor Rick Clemson of Primitive Methodist Church, Pastor Darryl Kensinger and Frankie of Trinity UCC, and the Ben, Lisa and Sam Shafer of St. John’s UCC. Back to Church Sunday is a national program to encourage people to come to church. Back to Church Sunday can be implemented year-round, but many churches choose ton participate on National Back to Church Sunday, which is always the third Sunday in September. For 2017, it is Sept. 17. Over 31,000 churches around the world from 120 denominations have participated since Back to Church Sunday began in 2009. The Borough of Tamaqua has 14 active congregations.

The Power of Music

The Power Of Music:
Hi! I wanted to inform you of something positive going on in our area, and to ask for your help. Jacob Kulick (the band Kulick)(@Kulickofficial) has filmed a documentary about Alex Sienkiewicz, the drug issues in our area to raise awareness of heroin overdoses, and how it affects the family. 2 months before her passing, she wrote a poem about her addiction, and Kulick made it into a song as well. Please help this cause and become part of the solution. All we ask is for you to watch and share this link:
I hope you can help us out, and support this movement! The documentary can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQiz9D0pyAs&t=2s
More about Kulick: www.kulickofficial.com

Back to Church proclamation

DSC_0188Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison reads a proclamation declaring Sunday, Sept. 18 as Back to Church Sunday in the borough of Tamaqua. With Morrison is the Sassaman family, Ron, Hunter and Dorothy, from St. John’s UCC, and Ruth Kerr and Pastor Darryl Kensinger from Trinity UCC. Back to Church Sunday is national observance. All Tamaqua congregations have been urged to participate. Local churches and their worship times can be found at www.backtochurch.com. Back to Church Sunday is sponsored locally by the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network, a group of lay leaders from area congregation with the goal of promoting understanding and cooperation among all organizations doing God’s work in the community.