Parkland Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

NORTH WHITEHALL: Area churches respond to world, national crises

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will observe blanket Sundays Feb. 9, 16 and 23.

Donations from the Neffs congregation and others throughout the United States are forwarded to Church World Service which supplies blankets to families affected by severe weather events, homelessness and poverty.

Recipients can use the blanket to keep warm or as a soft padding to sleep on hard surfaces.

Sometimes, they hang the blankets as room dividers for privacy in emergency shelters.

Other individuals use the blankets to carry items as they move from place to place.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Good Will Fire Company cooking breakfast Feb. 9

Friday, January 31, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will be cooking up breakfast from 8 a.m. from 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Meal includes two eggs cooked to order, one to three pancakes, two choices of meats — sausage, ham, bacon or mackerel — toast, coffee, orange juice and water.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is hosting a take your child to the library day for all ages 10 a.m. Feb. 1.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union UCC collects food for starving people in Africa

Friday, January 24, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, hosted Feed My Starving Children of the Lehigh Valley for a meal-packing event before the winter holidays.

Organizer Eliot Lightner commented on the effort.

“This year’s event was huge,” Lightner said. “We packed over 100,000 meals again, and now they are on their way.

“This time they have two destinations.”

He noted 69,984 meals are going to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, to be distributed through the Global Aid Network known as GAIN.

UPPER MACUNGIE: St. John’s Lutheran Church offering free community dinner

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is hosting a free community dinner 5-7 p.m. Jan. 17.

The meal includes chicken potpie, applesauce, salad, dessert and more.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations are not required.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-5535.


Parkland Library is offering a “Growing Adventurous Eaters” class for adults with registered dietitian Kim Slack of On Your Table from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Chicken potpie dinner offered Jan. 11 at Union Lutheran Church

Friday, January 10, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Members of Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, will host a chicken potpie dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Jan. 11. Snow date is Jan. 18.

The buffet-style meal includes biscuits with honey butter, pickled cabbage, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, assorted beverages and cake.

Proceeds will be directed to the Journeymen’s Outreach Ministry.

For information, call 610-767-6884.


The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will be baking apple dumplings for the first fundraiser in the new year.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union Lutheran Church offering fall prevention program for seniors

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, is offering the “Healthy Steps for Older Adults” fall prevention program free to the public.

Sponsored by the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services, Part I will be presented 1-3 p.m. Jan. 21 and 28, 2020.

Call the church at 610-767-6884 by Jan. 7, 2020, to register for the series.

The program is designed to raise awareness while providing guidance to help reduce risk of falling and improve overall health.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Churches offering Christmas Eve services

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, is offering a Christmas Eve service 4 p.m. for families, and a festival service at 9 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, 610-398-7000.


St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is offering two Christmas Eve Communion services. One is at 4 p.m. for families, and a candlelight at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-5535.


NORTH WHITEHALL: Clear toy sale at Schneck House

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Historical Society will have a sale of clear toys and cookies at the Schneck House 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Clear toys will be made by member Suzanne, using her extensive collection of molds to produce the interesting figures.

Choose homemade cookies to take home for a by-the-pound fee.


Jazz pianist Patrick Kerssen will join the Heidelberg Handbell Ensemble to present a concert at Union Lutheran Church 3 p.m. Dec. 15.

A freewill offering will be accepted.


UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Zion’s Union Church live Nativity, Dec. 14

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

The Sunday School at Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be offering its annual live Nativity 5-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.

Shows will be every half-hour with the final show at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 610-683-7485.


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will participate in Wreaths Across America noon Dec. 14.

They will be laying more than 200 wreaths for veterans at Ziegels cemetery.

There will also be a ceremony before the laying of wreaths.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: NOVA Holiday Shop on Dec. 1

Saturday, November 30, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will host a holiday shop and cutout cookie sale in the social hall at 2375 Levans Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1.

Here is a chance to do some shopping from various vendors while avoiding traffic and crowds.

Lunch and homemade baked goods will be available.


The Sunday School Singers of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, will perform the Christmas musical, “Cake!” 7 p.m. Dec. 7.