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Thursday, December 12, 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.


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.


St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is offering a worship service with communion and imposition of ashes 7 p.m. March 6. There will be Lenten evening prayers at 7 p.m. Tuesdays March 12 through April 19.

The Ladies Aid is accepting orders for its potato and cheddar pierogi sale March 21-23. Pickup will be on March 23.

For more information about these events or to place pierogi orders, call the church at 610-395-5535.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, will offer its Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. March 6.

The Busy Bees are accepting orders until March 10 for their hoagie sale with pickup on March 20.

Choose either Italian or ham with or without onion.

To order, call Marilyn Roth at 610-395-3083, Marge Cope at 610-395-0002 or Beulah Snyder at 610-285-6608.

For more information about the church service, call 610-398-7015.


St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 340 E. Hamilton St., Allentown, is sponsoring a variety bingo with a silent auction, gift cards and prizes March 2.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Games begin at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Donate a food item for the food bank and be entered into a drawing for a ticket to the next bingo.

The church will be holding an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:30 p.m. March 6.

For more information, call 610-442-8866.


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

Pickup will be anytime after 8 a.m. on March 2; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3; and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4.

To order, call 610-398-3152.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall Township, will show the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” during Modern Brown Bag Classics 1 p.m. March 4.

Bring a lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Maker Mondays for kids ages 4 to first grade is scheduled for 5 p.m. that day.

Explore a variety of art and STEM-related activities and story time.

The library in partnership with The Center for Humanistic Change will present a heroin and opioid prevention education lecture 6:30 p.m. March 5.

Hear stories of local families coping with addiction and learn about the drugs, their use, effects and efforts to overcome the drug crisis.

To observe National Oreo Day, the library is hosting an Oreo Taste Test for kids in second grade and older 4:30 p.m. March 6.

Teens in grades six through 12 will learn how to apply basic concepts in geometry, physics and computer science to create video games at the Teen Game Design class 5:30 p.m. March 7.

The Tinkerlab for kids in second- to fifth grade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 7.

Lil Builders for kids age 2 and older is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 8.

Come play and build with the library’s block collection, MagnaTiles and more.

The Teen Mario Kart tournament for kids in six through 12 grades will take place 1-3 p.m. March 9.

Kids ages 3 to 6 may take part in various STEAM activities at the Discovery Zone 1 p.m. March 12.

The Senior Book Club will meet to discuss the novel “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate 3:30 p.m. March 12 at Luther Crest retirement community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.

There will be a film shown and discussion on “Separated, Children at the Border” by the PBS Frontline Series at 6:30 p.m. March 12.

Everyone is invited to in the library’s writing workshop “What’s Your Story” at 3 p.m. March 13. Learn how to write a memoir.

All these programs are free and held at the library except the Senior Book Club.

Registration is needed to attend Maker Mondays, drug lecture, Oreo Taste Test, Teen Game Design class, Tinkerlab, book club, Frontline conversation and memoir writing workshop.

For more information or to register for a program, call the library at 610-398-1361.