Northwestern Press

Thursday, January 18, 2018

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Journeymen hosting potpie dinner

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

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.

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Christman to head security at LVHN

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Police Chief John Christman has retired from township employment to take the position director of security services for Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Christman commented during the Jan. 2 South Whitehall Township commissioners’ meeting on his new venture.

“It’s an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” Christman said. “It’s a big force with about 85 security officers. I have a lot to learn.”

Christman, who led the 39-member police department in South Whitehall, began as a patrol officer in the township 25 years ago.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Schnecksville Fair plans underway

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

A group of officers and board members of the Schnecksville Community Fair will travel to Hershey Lodge in January 2018, for the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs 106th annual convention.

They will attend various seminars to find ideas which can be brought back to Schnecksville.

One aspect of the convention is for showmen such as carnival acts, concessionaires and ride operators to publicize what they have to offer.

Performers such as jugglers and musicians will display their talents seeking to be booked by local fairs.

Article By: SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, has selected Kayli Freeman of New Smithville as associate pastor.

She fills the position vacated by the Rev. Kris Snyder-Samuelson who advanced to senior pastor one year ago.

A 2006 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, Freeman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Shippensburg University in 2010.

She graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2013.

Freeman’s ordination took place Dec. 10 at her home church, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus.

Union UCC welcomes new associate pastor to the fold

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, has selected Kayli Freeman of New Smithville as associate pastor.

She fills the position vacated by the Rev. Kris Snyder-Samuelson who advanced to senior pastor one year ago.

A 2006 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, Freeman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Shippensburg University in 2010.

She graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2013.

Freeman’s ordination took place Dec. 10 at her home church, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Clear toy candy, cookie sale Dec. 10 at Schneck House

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Upper Lehigh Historical Society will have a clear toy candy and cookie sale at the Schneck House 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

The clear toys will be made by Suzanne Wainwright-Evans in various shapes formed in molds from her collection.

Select homemade cookies to be weighed and sold by the pound.

The Schneck House is the log structure across from McDonald’s along Route 873, Schnecksville.

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Parkland High School Chorale will present a holiday concert 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union Lutheran Church having holiday craft show

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, will host its annual holiday craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Eighty-five crafters will be present with items such as jewelry, bird houses, floral arrangements, greeting cards, purses, embroidered and crocheted children’s apparel, fine art, photography, wooden crafts and more.

A Chinese auction and bake sale will be included. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

Here is a great opportunity to experience the holiday atmosphere while also looking for gifts for any occasion.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Schnecksville Fire Company cooking breakfast in pavilion

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Schnecksville Fire Company will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the pavilion from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5.

Menu includes any style eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, homemade chipped beef, applesauce, toast and beverages.

The fire company is working to restore the building since the roof collapsed earlier this year and damaged much of what was inside.

The fire hall will need new trusses and roof, new heating and air-conditioning, new kitchen appliances and a handicapped accessible bathroom.

Election Day voting on Nov. 7 will take place in the pavilion.

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Pastor Moore to be honored at Union Lutheran Church

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Rev. Dennis W. Moore will be recognized as pastor emeritus of Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, during the 9 a.m. Oct. 29 worship service.

The event will be a celebration of Moore’s 20 years of service to the church, as well as a special occasion commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Interim pastor, the Rev. Mark Swanson, will officiate at the service and Moore will preach the sermon. A huge chocolate party celebration will follow.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: St. John’s UCC, Laurys Station, having craft fair, quilt show

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, will have a craft fair and quilt show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14.

The event features crafters set up in rooms throughout the church and quilts displayed over the pews in the sanctuary.

Refreshments and homemade baked goods will be available, in addition to a Chinese auction and raffle.

The crafts are great for gifts and provide a chance to do some holiday shopping.

The quilts are not only beautiful to look at but also are available for purchase.

Call 610-262-8061 for more information.