Parkland Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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

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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.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union UCC celebrating Blues Nite Out

Thursday, August 23, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, welcomes the community to the 15th annual Blues Nite Out in the grove.

The event begins on Aug. 24 with Jake Kaligis and his band onstage 7-10 p.m.

The next night, Bev Conklin and her band will perform 4-6:30 p.m. Vocalist Sarah Ayers and harmonica player James Supra will entertain 7-10 p.m. Saturday.

Organizer Phil Wehr reports the musicians have won multiple awards in the Lehigh Valley.

“The bands enjoy coming up to our church grove to perform for the community and to bring live music to the area,” Wehr said.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union UCC plans outdoor events

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have the 10:30 a.m. worship service outdoors in the grove on Aug. 12.

The service will be followed by a picnic with fun, fellowship and food.

During the worship service, Holy Ground from Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge will present inspiring faith stories and music.

Pa. Adult and Teen Challenge is a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation treatment center which offers an inpatient clinical arrangement and a long-term residential faith-centered program.

NORTH WHITEHALL: U.L. Lions offer craft show, festival

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns


Special to The Press

Upper Lehigh Lions Club will be staging its annual festival and craft show this weekend at the Union United Church of Christ grove in Neffs.

The event begins on July 27, with refreshment stands opening at 5 p.m. The Scott Marshall Band will perform from 7-10 p.m.

On July 28, breakfast will be available between 8-11 a.m.

The craft show with about 75 vendors will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Matt Miskie, a roving musician who plays guitar, will entertain.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Zion’s Union Church offering VBS program July 30

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be offering its annual Vacation Bible School from July 30- Aug. 3.

The theme this year is “Splash Canyon.”

Closing program will be during the 10:15 a.m. service Aug. 5.

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


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have a Saturday Family Friendly Service 6-7 p.m. July 28 in the Fellowship Room.

SOUTH WHITEHALL: Township offering summer program

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Columns

South Whitehall Township is offering a summer playground program for kids ages 6-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Aug. 10.

Youngsters must have completed kindergarten and may not turn 13 before Aug 1.

The program will be offered at Kratzer Elementary, 2200 Huckleberry Road; Cetronia Elementary, 3635 Broadway; and Parkway Manor Elementary, 768 Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.

All locations are staffed by first-aid and CPR certified college-age instructors.

Kids will enjoy sports, games, team building, arts and crafts, fitness and nature programs.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Trexlertown Grange to celebrate centennial

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Trexlertown, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 22.

The grange is a nonprofit fraternal organization community service minded with agriculture roots starting in 1867.

A special program lined up to commemorate this milestone event in the grange’s journey.

The state grange president will be the main speaker.

Membership awards will be presented and entertainment will be by a young man who plays a mean banjo.

Citations from the local senator and state representative will be presented.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile at Heidelberg Church, June 17

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Great expectations! On June 16, the Heidelberg Game Protective Association is having a Sportsmen’s Flea Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 8886 Reservoir Road, Germansville. The public is invited

Vendors will be selling items related to hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear.

There will also be a Chinese auction, food and lots of great deals.

For information, contact Dan Staub at 610-509-8903 or email