Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has elected the Rev. Gordon A. Camp as its new full-time pastor.
Camp graduated from Temple University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and film.
He earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1995, and served his internship year at St. Paul’s, Catasauqua, with the Rev. Herb Gifford, who is now a member of Union Lutheran.
Camp’s wife, Cindy, is also a Lutheran pastor serving as the director of disaster response for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries.
Pennsylvania has created the Yellow Dot program as a way for individuals to receive appropriate emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their own needs.
Placing a Yellow Dot sticker in the vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check the glove compartment for vital medical information.
The Yellow Dot sticker and pamphlet with instructions and pages for emergency information are available from the office of state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th.
Heintzelman Funeral Home co-owner and Supervisor Robert Heintzelman spoke with The Press about Harold Reitz’s decades of service.
“His work ethic was second to none,” Heintzelman said. “He started at 7:10 a.m. for 8 a.m. and never left when he was supposed to. He said he would stop when his work was done.”
Heintzelman said Reitz, who recently retired, loved what he did.
“He was an integral part of everything we had going here,” Heintzelman said. “We gave him the fancy title ‘director of property management.’
Harold Reitz has retired after 61 years of service to the Heintzelman Funeral Home.
During that time, he was involved in nearly every aspect of the business and was recognized by many as he stopped traffic in the middle of Route 309 for visitors to cross from the parking lot to the Schnecksville funeral home.
In addition to his career with Heintzelman’s, Reitz has participated in many public events as PITSTOP the clown and other costumed characters. He plans to continue that hobby.
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will stage its annual Country Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5.
Vendors will be set up inside the church and outside over to the grove.
Highlights include a book sale, Santa’s Attic and homemade baked goods.
Lunch will be available with items such as homemade soup, barbecues, sides, and burgers cooked outside by the Grill Guys.
It’s a great time for the community to come together for fun and food.
The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is having a flea market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, Food will be available.
The 10th annual Hunger Walk to benefit the Northern Lehigh Food Bank will take place May 6, along the Slatington Rails to Trails.
The walk begins at 2 p.m. but arrive by 1:45 p.m. to sign in.
Organizers are looking for participants to walk the two miles from the food bank in Emerald into Slatedale and back again and to obtain pledges for contributions.
Anyone who registers before April 25 and has at least $25 in donations may receive a free T-shirt.
The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will host its annual bazaar with theme baskets 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.
The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures and theme baskets.
Drawing for the baskets begins at 2 p.m.
To purchase tickets in advance, or for more information, call Marie at 610-799-3483.
The annual spring flea market will be at the Schnecksville Grange, Route 873, near True Value, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.
Vendors will be set up with household items, toys, collectibles, and more.
The kitchen will be open.
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, notes Lent starts on Valentine’s Day this year and ends with the Easter celebration on April Fool’s Day, April 1.
Before that spiritual journey begins, Union UCC will have a pancake, sausage, applesauce and fastnacht supper 6 p.m. Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 13.
The mealis free but donations will be accepted.
On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, worship services will be in the sanctuary with a quiet time for prayer, communion and ashes, noon to 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Pastor Adam Kern, The Vine Church has been meeting at the Schnecksville Grange, 5322 Route 873, for more than a year.
Services take place at 6 p.m. every Sunday on the upper level.
On the first Sunday of each month, a free meal is offered at 5 p.m.
Kern explains the worship experience.
“We teach verse by verse through the Bible,” Kern said. “It is a contemporary worship with a more modern type of songs.
“Child care is provided up to third grade with snacks, play and a short Bible lesson.”
The Journeymen, the men’s ministry group at Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host a chicken potpie dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Jan. 13. Snow date is Jan. 27.
The buffet-style meal will include biscuits with honey butter, pickled cabbage, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, assorted beverages and cake.
All proceeds will go toward The Journeymen’s charitable outreach ministry.
For more information, call 610-767-6884.
Union Lutheran offers midweek Holy Communion services noon every Wednesday in January.