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A charter book opens today to register members of the new United Church of Christ congregation at Ben Salem Union Church, East Penn Township. The country church is set for a January 17 consolidation of two congreations housed there since 1797. Carole Steigerwalt, Lutheran secretary, said a UCC and and a Lutheran congregation will dissolve, reform, and become a UCC congregation with its own permanent ministry. The consolidation was approved by the congregation by a 2-1 margin.