State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met July 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program director, to discuss his recently enacted law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.
Mackenzie said 32 states have maternal mortality review committees either in operation or in development.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.
·Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.
Calvary Moravian Church, 948 N. 21st, Allentown, stands warm and inviting in the West End of Allentown.
The church was established on the Moravian premise that ministering often means meeting people where they are, and sometimes rolling up one’s sleeves to do it.
“We really see ourselves at Calvary — and Moravians historically — with smaller churches that try to focus less on doctrine and dogma and more on what is in the end of our motto —
“In all things love,” said Pastor Janel Rice, who has led Calvary Moravian since September 2015.
Members of the Trexlertown Grange No. 1755 celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Grange June 22.
Organized Feb. 14, 1918, and chartered on April 1, 1918, the Trexlertown Grange added its voice to that of many other granges throughout Pennsylvania and the nation.
The mission of the Grange is to promote community and family connections, though it was originally started at the end of the Civil War in order to help southern farmers improve their farming techniques.