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Monday, August 19, 2019

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union Lutheran kids buy chicks and piglets

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press 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.

Then, the Sunday School children volunteered to collect pennies all through the year to provide chickens for hungry families around the world.

The chicks can make a big difference for a disadvantaged family by providing eggs for eating and for hatching additional chickens as time goes on for a continuing food supply.

A $10 donation will purchase 10 little chicks.

Church office administrator Donna Remaly commented on the penny collection, which has already paid for six piglets.

“The Sunday School is so excited to be doing that,” Remaly said.

“They changed from piglets to chicks.

“Miraculously the pennies are collecting fast. The children just love it.”

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Don’t forget the chicken potpie dinner hosted 4:30-7 p.m. Jan. 12 by the Journeymen at Union Lutheran,

Tickets will be available at the door but a discount is available if purchased in advance.

Call 610-767-6884. Snow date is Jan. 19.

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There are a few more days left to reserve apple dumplings at Northern Valley Ambulance Corps.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 by Jan. 14 for pick-up on Jan. 20 or 21.

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The Youth Group at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, is hosting a Suds and Spuds baked potato lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20.

Enjoy a baked potato with a wide variety of toppings, beverage and dessert.

Takeout containers will be available.

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Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will host a performance of choral music presented by a seven-member group 3 p.m. Jan. 13.

“Praised in Stillness” concert will include classical selections, solos and one Billy Joel piece.

William Marshall, who is working toward his Master’s degree at Peabody School of Music, wanted to organize a professional-style vocal ensemble to bring fine music to the Lehigh Valley.

He was in the Parkland production of “Phantom of the Opera” several years ago.

A freewill offering will be accepted.