Free Thanksgiving dinner a huge success

On Thanksgiving Day, members of St. John's United Church of Christ, 15 South Second St., Slatington and other community members, prepared and served 200 free Thanksgiving dinners to members, friends, and shut-ins in Slatington and surrounding areas. This community outreach program would not have been successful without the help of many members who donated turkeys, baked goods, money and time. The church is grateful to area businesses for their support and generous donations of food and gift cards.

The church donated the excess food and monetary contributions to the Northern Lehigh Food Bank.

Caroling along the canal

Join the Walnutport Canal Association with their annual Caroling Along the Canal experience. Interested carolers should plan on gathering on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at the pavilion. They will stroll along the canal singing familiar Christmas carols and then return to the pavilion for some fellowship and cookies along with coffee and hot chocolate.

St. John's UCC Christmas services

St. John's United Church of Christ, 15 South Second St., Slatington, will hold their Children's Christmas Program "Studio Go Christmas Show" at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20.

Christmas Eve there will be a Family Candle Light Service at 5:30 p.m. and Traditional Candle Light Service at 8 p.m.

Christ UCC nativity display

Come and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at Christ United Church of Christ, 309 Main Street, Walnutport with shows every half an hour 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. The members of the congregation will recreate the story of the nativity and invites the audience to participate in singing Christmas Carols in the celebration of the spirit of Christmas. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.