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Jerusalem UCC

Jerusalem United Church of Christ, 545 Church Drive, Palmerton, will hold its fall basket raffle and bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 4. In addition to the basket raffle, there will be holiday items and baked goods for sale.

Worship service takes place at 10 a.m. every Sunday with the Rev. Marian Johnson, pastor, presiding.

For more information, call the office at 610-681-4412, visit jerusalemucc.org or on Facebook at Jerusalem Trachsville UCC.

Faith Alive Church

Faith Alive Church, 678 Pine St., Palmerton (Bowmanstown) holds two services each Sunday with Pastor Rob Timlin. A contemporary service is held at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. A traditional service is held at 11 a.m.

You can worship in person or on Facebook Live.

For more information, visit www.faithalivechurch.net or call the office at 610-852-2805.

The church has also announced its upcoming events.

• Oct. 23: 7 p.m. SPRC meeting

• Oct. 25: 10 a.m. GriefShare; 7 p.m., prayer and praise.

• Fall Ladies Luncheon will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. A complimentary light lunch will be provided after the presentation. A free will offering to be received. RSVP by contacting the church office at 610-852-2805, email Jan at jklpta@yahoo.com or sign up in the church lobby.

• Oct. 29: 6 p.m. youth group

• Nov. 1- 10 a.m. GriefShare; 7 p.m., prayer and praise.

• Nov. 5: Communion Sunday; 6 p.m. youth group; 4-6 p.m. music at The Mission Light For The Winter, The Gathering Place Mission, 305 White St. Weissport. Free admission and refreshment.

• Nov. 7: 2 p.m. Prayer shawl; 7 p.m. Trustees meeting.

• Nov. 8: 10 a.m. GriefShare; 7 p.m., prayer and praise.

• A Veterans’ Luncheon is planned for 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the church fellowship hall. All veterans and their spouses are welcome. Call the church office to register or sign up in the lobby.

• Nov. 12: PA Adult and Teen Challenge will perform during both worship services. They will sing and give their personal testimonies to provide hope to families impacted by substance abuse.

October Mission is Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the good news of God’s love. If you would like to donate financially instead of making a shoe box, checks made payable to Faith Alive can be placed in a missions envelope.

Sunday school Adult Bible Class begins Oct. 29 and will be held for six weeks in Leah’s Room. Each week will focus on a different biblical topic.

The church’s prayer shawl ministry is in need of yarn. Anyone who would like to donate some, may call the church office and arrange a pickup.

Help is needed with Communion on the first Sunday of every month. Communion stewards can sign up to help on the sheet in the lobby or see Linda Johnston.

A new greeters schedule for the first six months of 2024 is being put together. If you would like to be a greeter or continue as a greeter, call or text Lilly at 610-462-0364 or email her at lillianmcfar@hotmail.com.