Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Area churches preparing for Lenten season

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Ziegels Church, 9990 Church Road, Breinigsville, will offer a soup meal after the noon Ash Wednesday service on March 6.

There will also be a soup meal at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. service the same day.

For more information, call the church office at 610-285-6157.

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St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will have Ash Wednesday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 6.

For more information, call the church office at 610-398-1000.

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NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Union UCC church members to flip flapjacks on March 5

Friday, February 22, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will serve free pancakes, sausage, applesauce and fastnachts at 6 p.m. March 5.

This tradition of eating heavy food on Shrove Tuesday, before the start of Lent, will be hosted by the fellowship committee and served by the youth group.

On Ash Wednesday, March 6, all are welcome to stop by noon to 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a time of prayer, communion and reception of ashes in the sanctuary.

Staff will distribute ashes 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. at drive-thru locations in the parking lot.

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UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Library offering Valentine’s Day programs for kids, adults

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall Township, will be offering a restorative yoga class with Karen Klubertanz from Five Paths at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

The library is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day party for kids in grades six through 12 at 1 p.m. Feb. 16.

Create a rude heart craft and take a swing at a piñata while munching on plenty of snacks.

Everyone is invited to play bridge, pinochle, canasta or chess at the library’s Games We Love program 1 p.m. Feb. 15.

Library staff will provide the games.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Got an aluminum can tab? Union Lutheran can use it

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, is collecting aluminum can tabs from beverages to support the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia.

Funds from recycling these tabs help offset expenses and give families with children in a hospital an affordable place to stay.

Tabs must be aluminum. Although soup and cat food cans also have tabs, those are not aluminum and cannot be used in this project.

To participate, drop off beverage tabs at the church office where they will be greatly appreciated.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Various events offered at Parkland Community Library

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall, will be offering baby story time with picture books, rhymes and songs at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4 and 11 for children ages birth to 2 years old. A caregiver must attend with each child.

Preschool story time for children ages 3 to 5 is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Feb. 6, 7 and 13. A caregiver must remain in the library.

Toddler story time with stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers from 18 months to age 3 will be offered 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5, 6, 12 and 13.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union UCC to have tailgate party fundraiser to fight hunger

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Welcoming Committee of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will be hosting a tailgate party from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3, the day of the big football game.

Enjoy a free lunch of subs, pizza, wings, chili, salads, snacks, birch beer and dessert. The occasion is a welcome party not only for new church members but also for anyone who would like to have some food, fun and fellowship.

Union UCC joins thousands of churches across the country on Super Souper Sunday to collect food and funds to fight hunger.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Story times, games and more offered by Parkland Library

Friday, January 18, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will be offering baby story time with picture books, rhymes and songs for children age birth to 2 years old 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21 and 28.

A caregiver must attend with each child.

Preschool story time for children ages 3-5 is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Jan. 23, 24, 30 and 31.

A caregiver must remain in the library.

Toddler story time with stories, songs and rhymes for kids 18 months to 3 years old will be presented 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 23, 29 and 30.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union Lutheran kids buy chicks and piglets

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Children at Union Lutheran Sunday School are collecting pennies as their contribution to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger program.

They showed up at the God’s Work, Our Hands event last fall with piggy banks, pots, coffee cans and plastic bags all filled with pennies.

At that time, the group had amassed $120 for the ELCA World Hunger piglet campaign.

The amount enabled needy families to receive piglets.

NORTH WHITEHALL: U.L. Lions Club celebrates 71 years

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club is celebrating its 71st year with 62 members dedicated to serving the local community and some national and worldwide endeavors.

Recently, the club presented a check for $3,000 to the Center for Vision Loss to help screen children for eye issues and to assist with expenses of the organization.

The club donated $200 to Family Promise to help families who are homeless, decorated the township Christmas tree and sponsored a spaghetti supper to benefit the Schnecksville Fire Company kitchen rebuilding fund.

UPPER MACUNGIE: New Year’s Eve fun for kids

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will host a Kids Noon Year’s Eve 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 at Good Will Volunteer Fire Company, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

This free event will have something fun to do for the entire family.

There will be a balloon drop at noon, Dazzling Doodles face painting, games, giveaways and DJ JJ Sands.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

For information, go to uppermac.org.

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