Parkland Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

UPPER MACUNGIE: Easter Egg Hunts being offered

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., both in Fogelsville, will have their annual community Easter Egg Hunt March 24 at Upper Macungie Park (Falcon Pavilion), Route 100 N., Fogelsville. Rain date is March 31.

Registration begins 9:15 a.m. with the event starting at 10 a.m.

Children from infant up to and including sixth grade are invited to participate.

Goody bags for all participants.

For more information, call 610-395-5535.


Take home some soup after donating blood at Union UCC

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will be hosting the Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25.

Individuals who donate a pint of blood will be given a pint of homemade soup to take home.

The church is having a takeout soup sale on the same day with proceeds going to Miller-Keystone.

Many varieties of soup will be available in quarts or pints.

Call 610-767-6961 for more information.

During Holy Week, Union UCC will have a potluck supper, worship, and informal communion 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 29.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Italian dinners on various menus in North Whitehall

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host an all-you-can-eat Italian dinner from 4-7 p.m. March 10.

Menu includes salad and breadsticks, chicken Marsala, baked ziti, white vegetable ziti, pasta with Alfredo, sausage or marinara sauce, cake, and beverages. Proceeds benefit church youth.

Tickets will be available at the door but a discount is given if purchased in advance from the church office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Call 610-767-6884 for more information.


SOUTH WHITEHALL: Trivia Night March 13 at library

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will host Marvel and DC Comics Illustrator Scott Hanna 12:30-2:30 p.m. May 5 for a special appearance for Free Comic Book Day at the library.

He will discuss his career as one of the top comic book illustrators, participate in a question-and-answer session and demonstrate his artistic process.

Hanna’s work will also be on display.

His appearance will take place in the South Whitehall Township Building meeting room.


The library will have Trivia Night March 13.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Relay for Life team cooking pork and sauerkraut dinner

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Team members of Cedar Believers Relay for Life are having a pork and sauerkraut supper fundraiser 4-7 p.m. March 3 in the social hall of Cedar Church, 3419 Broadway, Cetronia.

Proceeds from the supper will go to the American Cancer Society.


Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be hosting Miller-Keystone bloodmobile for a blood drive 3:30-7 p.m. Feb. 27.

To sign up go to and enter Group No. 3303.


NORTH WHITEHALL: Looking at the history of St. John’s UCC

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The passing of former pastor, the Rev. Harry Kissinger, in December 2017, brought to mind some history of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station.

The Rev. Kissinger began his ministry at St. John’s in 1961 when it was a union church with active Lutheran and Reformed congregations.

They worshipped on alternate Sundays, although many people attended every week, no matter which denomination was in charge that day.

Soon after the Rev. Kissinger’s arrival, people started talking about merging the two congregations.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Area churches having events for Lent

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, notes Lent starts on Valentine’s Day this year and ends with the Easter celebration on April Fool’s Day, April 1.

Before that spiritual journey begins, Union UCC will have a pancake, sausage, applesauce and fastnacht supper 6 p.m. Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The mealis free but donations will be accepted.

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, worship services will be in the sanctuary with a quiet time for prayer, communion and ashes, noon to 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP Good Will Fire Co. accepting fastnacht orders

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville is accepting orders for its fastnacht sale.

There are limited quantities, so order early.

Fastnacht pickup will be after 8 a.m. Feb. 10; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 11; and from 6 6 p.m. on Feb. 12.

To order, call 610-398-3152.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will host baby story time with picture books, rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 2 years old at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29.

A caregiver must attend with each child.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP The Vine Church extends a welcome

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Under the direction of Pastor Adam Kern, The Vine Church has been meeting at the Schnecksville Grange, 5322 Route 873, for more than a year.

Services take place at 6 p.m. every Sunday on the upper level.

On the first Sunday of each month, a free meal is offered at 5 p.m.

Kern explains the worship experience.

“We teach verse by verse through the Bible,” Kern said. “It is a contemporary worship with a more modern type of songs.

“Child care is provided up to third grade with snacks, play and a short Bible lesson.”

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Games, snowflakes, puzzles at library

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will host Games We Love at 1 p.m. Jan. 19.

Everyone is invited to play bridge, pinochle, canasta or chess. The library will provide the games.

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to make snowflake suncatchers from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

Kids in grades three to six can team up with other padawans to solve Jedi quest puzzles at the Star Wars Escape the Room 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20.