Northwestern Press

Thursday, December 12, 2019

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union UCC to have tailgate party fundraiser to fight hunger

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Welcoming Committee of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will be hosting a tailgate party from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3, the day of the big football game.

Enjoy a free lunch of subs, pizza, wings, chili, salads, snacks, birch beer and dessert. The occasion is a welcome party not only for new church members but also for anyone who would like to have some food, fun and fellowship.

Union UCC joins thousands of churches across the country on Super Souper Sunday to collect food and funds to fight hunger.

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, January 18, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann’s maeryets newwlich is un der Newwel geht in die Heh, gebt’s ball Regge; wann er fallt, gebt’s en scheener Daag.

If morning fog rises, it will rain before the day is over; if it falls, the day will be fine.

Fer Naasblude soll mere en roder Bendel um der Hals binne. To stop nosebleed, tie a red string around the neck.


New Tripoli Fire Company, 7242 Decatur St., New Tripoli, is opening its doors Jan. 17 to Pennsylvania Dutch classes under the auspices of Don Billig.

Classes will run from 6:30-8 p.m. every Thursday until the end of April.

LOWHILL TWP: Zoo celebrating Penguin Awareness Day

Friday, January 18, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting Penguin Awareness Day with feedings of the African black-footed penguins 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 20.

There will also be a fun assortment of conversation, crafts and activities.

Stop by the Bison Room and make a penguin bracelet, then see if it matches any of the penguin’s identification bands at the zoo.

For more information, call the zoo at 610-799-4171.


Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will have a bake sale 9 a.m. Jan. 20.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Living Stone Fellowship offering community meal

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

January is typically a slow month as everyone is recovering from the holidays. Not so in Lynn Township.

There is plenty to do with free events and monthly bingo.



Living Stone Fellowship, New Tripoli, will have its monthly Family and Community Get-Together on Jan. 12.

The free meal features pizza and salad, followed by the movie “Same Kind of Different As Me.”

Everyone is invited to attend.

Call 610-298-3020 to RSVP for the meal.


NORTH WHITEHALL: Union Lutheran kids buy chicks and piglets

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Children at Union Lutheran Sunday School are collecting pennies as their contribution to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger program.

They showed up at the God’s Work, Our Hands event last fall with piggy banks, pots, coffee cans and plastic bags all filled with pennies.

At that time, the group had amassed $120 for the ELCA World Hunger piglet campaign.

The amount enabled needy families to receive piglets.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Happy New Year, Lynn Township!

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

With these last remaining days in 2018, it is always good to reflect upon the year.

Are you making New Year’s resolutions? Why not volunteer in the community? You are needed.


Ebenezer Church UCC, New Tripoli, is offering after-school homework help.

The program provides tutoring, homework help, materials and resources for projects.

Contact Tammy Rex at to register for this program.

Ebenezer’s Closet will be open 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, and 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 12, 2019.

Clothing is available for the entire family.

NORTH WHITEHALL: U.L. Lions Club celebrates 71 years

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club is celebrating its 71st year with 62 members dedicated to serving the local community and some national and worldwide endeavors.

Recently, the club presented a check for $3,000 to the Center for Vision Loss to help screen children for eye issues and to assist with expenses of the organization.

The club donated $200 to Family Promise to help families who are homeless, decorated the township Christmas tree and sponsored a spaghetti supper to benefit the Schnecksville Fire Company kitchen rebuilding fund.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Food pantry seeking volunteers

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all retirees! Heidelberg Association of Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will meet 11 a.m. Jan. 8, 2019, in fellowship hall at Heidelberg Union Church.

In addition to a friend or two and a covered dish to share for lunch, bring along your favorite board game, cards or anything to enjoy an amusing afternoon of game playing.

Remember you do not need to be a Heidelberg Church member to attend. All retirees are welcome.

For details or if inclement weather is possible, call Eleanor Klevenhagen at 610-841-9803 or Katherine Blose at 610-336.0555.


UPPER MACUNGIE: New Year’s Eve fun for kids

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will host a Kids Noon Year’s Eve 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 at Good Will Volunteer Fire Company, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

This free event will have something fun to do for the entire family.

There will be a balloon drop at noon, Dazzling Doodles face painting, games, giveaways and DJ JJ Sands.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

For information, go to



Thursday, December 20, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Hallich Grischtdaag un en Hallich Nei Yaahr! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“Schtille Nacht! Heiliche Nacht! All is ruhich, gaar ken Yacht. Hoch im Himmel blinselt ’n Schtann, Weist der Weg so das yeder Mann. Wees wu des Grisht-Kindle schloft. Wees wu des Grisht-Kindle schloft.

Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, with no noise. High in Heaven blinks the star, showing the way to everyone. Do you know where the Christ-Child sleeps. Do you know where the Christ-Child sleeps.