Parkland Press

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union Lutheran Church to host craft show on Nov. 17

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will present its seventh annual holiday craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

The event includes 85 crafters with homemade items such as jewelry, bird houses, floral arrangements, greeting cards, purses, hand-woven baskets, crocheted children’s apparel, chocolates, and more.

This is a great time to enjoy fellowship, do some Christmas shopping, and hear music of the season.

Breakfast, lunch, and baked goods will be available.

Admission is free.


UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Churches having Thanksgiving Eve services

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, will be having a Christmas craft night at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in fellowship hall.

All ages are welcome to participate. Bring favorite snacks. Beverages will be provided.

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

St. John’s Lutheran and St. John’s United Church of Christ will have a combined Thanksgiving Eve service 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at St. John’s Lutheran.

The Busy Bees of St. John’s UCC are having a candy sale.

Choose from milk or dark chocolate.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Basket social Nov. 2 at St. John’s UCC

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laury’s Station, will host a walk-in basket social from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3,

The drawing begins 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Plenty of food and beverages will be available for purchase to eat in or take out.


The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will have a bake, soup, and sandwich sale in the social hall, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod, on Election Day, Nov. 6.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Psychic medium to visit park on Nov. 8

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie will host psychic medium Lauri Moore 7-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Independent Park Community Center, 150 Independent Park Road, Breinigsville.

Space is limited and there is a fee to attend.

For information, visit


Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will host the Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile for a blood drive 3:30-7 p.m. Nov. 6.

To donate, go to or call 1-800-223-6667.

For more information, call the church at 610-683-7485.


NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Union churches invite kiddies to trunk or treat

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, and Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, invite children to trunk-or-treat 3-5 p.m. Oct. 20.

Decorated vehicles will be set up at both church parking lots. Children can wear costumes, walk through the cemetery, and pick up treats at each place.

Both churches will have food for the hungry ghosties and goblins.


Come to hear lovely music performed by Trio Jolie at Union UCC, Neffs, at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Oct. 21.

UPPER MACUNGIE Canines to be barking with joy at Barktoberfest on Oct. 13

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will host its sixth annual Barktoberfest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Upper Macungie Park, 1625 N. Route 100, Fogelsville. Rain date is Oct. 14.

This free event will feature a pet parade, DJ, shows, demonstrations, costume contest, food and plenty vendors.

The township is having a photo scavenger hunt until Oct. 15 for residents to display their love of the community’s parks.

Contestants with the most cumulative points will win a prize.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Quilts and crafts at St. John’s UCC

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, is hosting a craft fair and quilt sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13.

The event features handmade crafts, refreshments, bake sale, Chinese auction and raffle.

Quilts will be displayed in the sanctuary. They may be purchased or simply viewed for their interesting patterns.

This is an opportunity to find gifts for any special occasion.

Come and enjoy lunch with a variety of homemade items including barbecue and soup.

Enjoy a fun filled day in the country at St. John’s UCC.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Worship times change at Union Lutheran Church

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, announces Sunday worship times are now at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A variety of music will be offered at each service.

Christian education hour is 9:30 a.m. each Sunday for all ages.

The catechetical program begins Sept. 25.

A contemporary worship service will be offered 6 p.m. Sept. 22. The service will feature the group SWIM, with Bobby Siegfried leading the music along with youth musicians.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Upper Macungie offering one-day safesitter course

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township and The Nanny Loft will be offering a one-day Safesitter Essentials course with CPR 9:30-4 p.m. Sept. 30.

Class content includes safety, child care, fire aid and rescue skills and life and business skills.

To register or learn more about the Safesitter course, visit

For information, go to


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is offering senior yoga with instructor Karen Klubertanz of Five Paths 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13.

NORTH WHITEHALL: St. John’s UCC having barbecue and Community Day events

Friday, September 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, kicks off the new church year with a chicken barbecue from 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 for those eating in and until 7 p.m. for those taking out their meal.

Adult meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, lettuce with bacon dressing, beverage and dessert.

The kids meal has two drumsticks, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, cookie and beverage.

Tickets will be available at the door or may be reserved in advance by calling 610-262-8061.