Northwestern Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Church members to go caroling

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Big hearted! Members of Heidelberg Union Church will be Christmas caroling for homebound members Dec. 16.

Those wishing to spread some cheer, should meet 1 p.m. at the church.

For information, call Sheri Hausman at 610-440-0648.

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Picture perfect! Germansville Fire Company, 6011 Memorial Road, Germansville, is hosting a Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 17.

To have Santa to give your child a gift, be sure to give it to Santa’s elf the day of the event.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Services offered by churches

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year!

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St. Peter’s UCC, 5129 Schochary Road, Lynnville, has a Blue Christmas Service scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 21.

Their regular Christmas Eve service will be 7 p.m. on Dec. 24.

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New Tripoli Fire Company, New Tripoli, announces Santa will be stopping by the fire station noon Dec. 23.

He’ll be swapping his sled for a shiny red fire truck.

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Ebenezer UCC, 7293 Decatur St., New Tripoli, invites the community to attend Christmas services 7 p.m. Dec. 24 and 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Zwischich Grischtdaag un Neiyaahr soll mer sich net wesche un aa net rumschtrippe, odder mer hot ken Glick. Between Christmas and New Year, we should not wash and also not change clothing or we will not have any luck.

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Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, invites community members to listen to the Christmas story from their cars’ CD player 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16.

Call 484-518-4673 for information.

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UPPER MACUNGIE: Churches having Christmas Eve services

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church Road, Fogelsville, will have two Christmas Eve services.

The regular service will be 10:30 a.m. At the 7:30 p.m. service, there will be candlelight communion.

There will no Bible Study or Sunday School, but there will be a coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. service.

For more information, call the church office at 610-398-7015.

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St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church Road, Fogelsville, will have three services with communion on Dec. 24.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christmas programs being offered

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will be offering a pancakes and sausage breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus 8-11 a.m. Dec. 16.

There is a small fee for the breakfast.

The church will have a Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony noon Dec. 16 at the Morgenland Union Cemetery.

For more information, to sponsor or make a donation, contact Debbie Arner at 610-844-4433.

The church will have Christmas Eve candle lighting services 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-6885.

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HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP All invited to handbell festival

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Merry and meaningful! Heidelberg Union Church will present a Christmas Handbell Festival 11 a.m. Dec. 3.

All are welcome to come for a very special time of worship as the Concert Handbell Choir performs a unique arrangement of memorable Christmas carols.

Come and share the joy of the season and spirit of Advent through scriptures, song and word.

For additional details, call the church office at 610-767-4740.

The public is invited to attend the Heidelberg Handbell Christmas Concert Dec. 9 at the Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville.

LYNN TOWNSHIP Santa Claus is coming to town

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

New Tripoli Fire Company, New Tripoli, announces a big visit.

Santa will be stopping by the fire station at noon Dec. 23.

The man in red will be swapping his sled for a shiny red fire truck to tour the community.

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Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 2. Snow date is Dec. 16.

There is a small per person fee.

Come for a hot breakfast, Christmas crafts and a photo with Santa.

Register with Tammy at tsrex@ptd.net or call 610-737-3583.

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.

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wammer drei Logesfliggel in der Hut dutt, hot mer viel Glick eppes zu finne. If we put three locust wings in our hat, we will have good luck in finding things.

En fremmer Mann muss sich immer hiehocke wann er an en fremm Haus kummt odder er nemmt de Leit die Ruh. A stranger must always be seated when entering a strange house, or he will take the peace from the family.

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LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: LV Zoo, Christmas Décor offering holiday light shows

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, and Christmas Décor are hosting their third Winter Light Spectacular 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday nights until Dec. 21.

This season will feature 36 scheduled events.

There will be no event showings on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Disney Frozen Princess Elsa will be onstage 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 27, 29 and 31.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Princess Bella will be onstage 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Dec. 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 28 and 30.