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Palmerton - Lehighton

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lenten services

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran and Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Trachsville; Salem United Church of Christ, Gilbert; Salem-St. Paul Lutheran, Kresgeville; and St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Kunkletown, join together for Lenten services. Tonight, services will be held at Salem United Church of Christ, with guest preacher, Pastor William Ellsworth. Wednesday, March 14 services will be at Jerusalem United Church of Christ, with guest preacher, Pastor Deborah Scheffey.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

'Fireproof' movie night planned

Christ Evangelical Free Church, 2430 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive, West, Lehighton, will hold a free movie night by offering the movie, "Fireproof," at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The church is located three-quarters of a mile west of Normal Square on Route 443. For additional information call (570) 386-4547. All are welcome. Refreshments follow the movie.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, March 3. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas, beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. March 8 at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe. Members are asked to note the change in the meeting date.

Roxanne Downs, director at the Blue Mountain Health System Adult Day Care Center, will be the guest speaker.

Lions are encouraged to invite a guest or family member to attend the dinner.

Reservations can be made by contacting Linda Benner at (610) 377-3685.

Members are also asked to note that the April meeting date has been changed from April 5 to April 12.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Drug and Alcohol Task Force

The Lehighton Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Crime Watch Division, is hosting a neighborhood watch program from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Lehighton Area High School auditorium. The presentation will feature informative speakers and will enlist volunteers.

For more information, call (610) 377-1926.

LALLC plans meetings

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Gothard Realty Office, Interchange Road, Lehighton.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Faith Alive Church

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22, Faith Alive Church, 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown, is offering a seven-week children's group, which will include Bible lessons, crafts, activities, and snacks. The group will run from 7-8 p.m. There is no cost. It will meet for six weeks on Wednesdays and one Thursday. Interested parents should contact the church at (610) 852-2805.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Teen Challenge Choir to sing

Teen Challenge Choir will present a program of gospel music and testimony at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 11, at Bethany E.C. Church, North Street, Lehighton.

The choir is composed of young men from all over the United States. Every member comes from a background of drugs, alcohol, and/or crime. Each member with his own story from murder to heroin addiction testifies to the miracle working power of God's love.

The choir represents over 200 students residing at Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehrersburg.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blood drive results

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center's community blood drive on Monday, Feb. 13 at the First United Church of Christ was considerably more successful than the previous drive in December. Although the goal of having 75 potential donors registered was not quite reached, with 72 people signing in, 68 units were collected. This visit was sponsored by the Aquashicola Fire Company.

Manuel Muniz reached the 4-gallon level. There were three first-time donors.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Free Community Dinner available

All Saints Episcopal Church, Second and Coal streets, Lehighton will offer a free community dinner from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Everyone is invited.

Kids Party Club planned

Peter's E.C. Church, 177 Main Road, Lehighton, (Franklin Township) is hosting a Kid's Party Club from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 18. Kid's Club Party offers Bible stories in a party atmosphere for children ages 5-12. There will be songs, Bible lessons, games and snacks. For additional information, call Janet at (610) 377-4148 or Marion at (610) 377-5247.

Friday, February 10, 2012

LALLC plans board meeting

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Gothard Realty Office, Interchange Road in Lehighton.

Board members who are unable to attend are asked to notify President Lisa Whitehead before the meeting.

Anyone interested in learning more about Lionism or anyone who would like to attend a meeting should contact membership chairwoman Sandra Whiteman at (610) 377-1506 or email the club at

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