Pastor Kevin Fruchtl said Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli, celebrated its 273rd anniversary Jan. 20 to get people thinking, and to celebrate the fact "We are here."
In his sermon, Fruchtl planned to talk about the things that change and the things that remain the same all in hopes of getting people thinking about the 275th anniversary.
The worship liturgy for the day was taken from the German Reformed Worship Book of 1929. Video clips from the 1930s and '40s were shown.
During a moment of silence at the opening of the Jan. 16 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting President Darryl Schafer asked people to keep the families of Sandy Hook in mind. He also read a statement in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
The proposed charter school resolution for the Circle of Seasons school was discussed.
The subject had attracted an overflow crowd to the meeting both from Northwestern and other interested districts.
Groundhog aficionados plan annual banquet.
According to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, a South Whitehall Township man has been charged with operating a methamphetamine laboratory out of his home.
Martin says police seized an assault rifle with a loaded magazine, chemicals, packaging materials and other items used to manufacture methamphetamine Jan. 17 when they entered the home.
Upper Lehigh Lions Club holds fundraising breakfast.
Local Girl Scout troops pick up their supply of cookies at Dorney Park.
Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.
The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.
More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.
Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610- 395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Edward D. Reibman has issued a 60-day stay in the hearing regarding a lawsuit filed by the citizens group, The Voice of the Jordan Inc., against North Whitehall Township supervisors.
The delay, until March 6, is so The Voice of the Jordan can retain new counsel following the death of Attorney John E. Roberts on Jan. 4.
Roberts, of Coopersburg, represented the community group opposed to the location of a proposed sewage treatment plant in North Whitehall.
Calling all women! On Jan. 28, Heidelberg Church's Women of Faith group will meet 7 p.m.
Women of all ages are invited to come on out and enjoy an entertaining night of good, clean Christian comedy.
Bring along a friend or two and settle in for a night of fun and fellowship.
Any questions, call Eleanor Klevenhagen at 610-767-5065.
Spread the word! An open house for the new Heidelberg Union Church Preschool is planned for Jan. 30. Snow date is Jan. 31.