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Sunday, October 21, 2018

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: NOVA to host basket bazaar

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

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.

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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.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Area churches having events for Lent

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

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.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP The Vine Church extends a welcome

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

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.”

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.