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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Harper and Vincent Cocca attended the dinner in Christ’s Church at Lowhill fellowship hall. Harper brought her friend, a pig, which has no name. Harper and Vincent Cocca attended the dinner in Christ’s Church at Lowhill fellowship hall. Harper brought her friend, a pig, which has no name.
Jenna Dottery brought her baby, Daxton, 6 months, to church. Jenna Dottery brought her baby, Daxton, 6 months, to church.
Press photos by Elsa KerschnerThose who helped with the Lights of Wonder presentations gathered in the front of the sanctuary at Christ’s Church at Lowhill. Jason Ruhe is on the right in the front. Press photos by Elsa KerschnerThose who helped with the Lights of Wonder presentations gathered in the front of the sanctuary at Christ’s Church at Lowhill. Jason Ruhe is on the right in the front.
Jason Ruhe, project organizer, Miriam Ludwig of the Autism Society, and Corin Watt, church treasurer, participated in the $4,800 check presentation. Jason Ruhe, project organizer, Miriam Ludwig of the Autism Society, and Corin Watt, church treasurer, participated in the $4,800 check presentation.
Bernie Levan was welcomed into membership at Christ’s Church at Lowhill by Pastor Chris Cocca. Bernie Levan was welcomed into membership at Christ’s Church at Lowhill by Pastor Chris Cocca.

Christ’s Church at Lowhill donates to Autism Society, Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Elsa Kerschner ekerschner@tnonline.com in Local News

Money donated by visitors to view the Christ’s Church at Lowhill’s Lights of Wonder presentations was recently given to the Autism Society, Lehigh Valley chapter.

Jason Ruhe, organist, is in charge of the Lights of Wonder program and, when a photo was taken of all those who helped with that presentation, there were many from the church family.

Wanda Kalusky and Cindy Smith do the outreach for the church.

Smith said they had the best attendance, 1,500, in the history of the program which began in 2014.

The light show involves lighted wreaths, trees and ropes flashing in combination with music. There was also an appearance by Santa Claus and dancing in the aisle.

Ruhe said they were presenting these gifts to the Autism Society.

Mimi Ludwig, president of the Autism Society, Lehigh Valley Chapter, said the donation comes when there is particular need.

She thanked the church as she received the $4,800 check from Corin Watt, church treasurer.

The total amount raised over the years through the Lights of Wonder is $18,000.

Pastor Chris Cocca said the church thinks of everyone as a resource and as family.

“We thank you for the generosity of everyone who came,” Cocca prayed.

For the children’s message, Cocca picked up a king from a small nativity scene and said there probably were more than three kings because they came a great distance to see the Baby Jesus.

They were foreigners who came with three gifts, so regardless of how many accompanied them, the number three for the visiting kings was apt to be accurate.

Christ’s Church at Lowhill is beginning a year-long celebration of its 250th anniversary.