Thursday, December 18, 2014

Palmerton - Lehighton

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bethany E.C. Church

Sunday worship, Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor, 10:45 a.m.

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages, including adult Bible study class.

Monday: Kid's Club (ages K-seventh grade) at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Ladies Bible study at 10 a.m., official board meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.

Thursday: Men's Bible study at McDonald's at 5:15 a.m.

Friday: True Women Bible Study and Play Group at 9 a.m.

Looking Ahead: Sunday, children's Christmas program followed by a "Happy Birthday Jesus" luncheon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blue Christmas


Are you grieving a recent loss? Are you suffering from emotional, health or financial issues? Are you overwhelmed with the upcoming holiday preparations? Does the holiday season make you feel sad and depressed?

A Blue Christmas service is a nontraditional workshop that focuses on God's comfort and hope in times of difficulty and despair.

It is a quiet, somber atmosphere that offers solace and spiritual support in the midst of an overwhelming time of year.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bethany E.C. Church

Sunday worship with the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor, is at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages, including adult Bible study class.

Other events next week include: Monday, Kid's Club (ages K-seventh grade) at 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Prayer Meeting at 7 p.m.; Thursday, men's Bible study at McDonald's at 5:15 a.m.; and Friday, True Women Bible Study and Play Group at 9 a.m.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Trinity happenings

First Saturday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third Street, Lehighton, is at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Michael Frost, pastor at Zion's Stone Church, New Ringgold, presides.

Sunday worship with Holy Communion begins at 9 a.m. Guest pastor, the Rev. C. Hope Knobler, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Weekly Sunday school classes for young people ages 3 through grade 12 begin at 10:30 a.m. Parents are reminded to drop off children at the church sanctuary.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Community meal

A free community meal will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Food pantry

The Palmerton Food Pantry will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19.

The food pantry is at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2915 Fireline Road, Palmerton.

Santa arrives

Santa Claus will be arriving in Palmerton at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship with baptism of a baby girl and Service of Healing at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, begins at 9 a.m. The Service of Healing with prayers and the "laying on of hands" is said for those with emotional, physical and spiritual burdens to help lighten one's loads. Designated pastor, the Rev. Nancy L. Moore, will preside. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lioness Lions to meet

The Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of Bob and Alicia Silliman. Gifts will be wrapped for the Breakfast with Santa to be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Lehighton Recreation Center. The breakfast will feature a basket raffle hosted by the Environmental Services Department & Caring Committee of the Blue Mountain Health System.

The club Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Carbon Career & Technical Institute. Reservations can be made by contacting Alicia.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

All night party

Lehighton Area High School All Night Party planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the high school in the rear of the auditorium.

For more information email

Community dinner

All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 N. Second St., Lehighton, will host its free monthly community dinner from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 20. All are welcome.

Trinity Highlights

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trinity Highlights

Sunday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., begins at 9 a.m. Designated pastor the Rev. Nancy L. Moore presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

The annual meeting of the congregation begins at 10:15 a.m. Agenda items include Trinity's building projects under consideration, election of council members and more. Sunday School classes will not meet Sunday; classes will resume Nov. 23.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine St. in Bowmanstown, will offer a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22 at the church.

The meal will be served at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy. There are no takeouts.

Transportation arrangements for disabled or homebound delivery is due before Tuesday.

For more information, call 610-852-3833, 610-377-4127 or 570-386-5586.

Help needed

The Meals on Wheels program in Palmerton is always in need of more delivery people.