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Published November 21. 2018 01:46PM

Bethany EC Church

Bethany EC Church, 222 North St. holds Sunday worship with the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages, including adult Bible study class, morning worship at 10:45 a.m., preschool nursery available and Jr. Church provided for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Tuesday: Women’s Bible study, 10 a.m. at Blocker’s residence.

Wednesday: Prayer meeting, prayer devotional and singing, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday: Men’s Bible study at McDonald’s, 5:15 a.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m.

In need of children’s winter clothing sizes 4-14 for St. Peter’s Resource Center. Drop at side door to Bethany EC on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Looking ahead:

• Kids Club: Kindergarten to sixth grade, 6-7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays.

• Thank offering speaker: Joe Toy, Dec. 2.

• Bethany EC Cantata: “Emmanuel! Your Light Has Come,” 10:45 a.m. Dec. 23.

• Christmas Eve Candle Light service: 7 p.m.

Lehighton Bethany EC is online at Email: Church office: 610-377-0724 or follow Bethany on Facebook.

Crossroads Community Church

Crossroads Community Church, 580 Coal St. holds Sunday worship service with Pastor Jim Banks. It is a place for a fresh start with God.

Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m. with nursery available; children’s Sunday school at 11 a.m.; fellowship following service.

Tuesday: Adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m., currently studying the book of Ephesians.

Communion: Last Sunday of the month.

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., with Holy Communion is at 9:30 a.m. Gluten-free communion wafers are available for those with allergy issues. The Rev. Nancy Moore presides. Vicar Richard Bergen assists. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Sunday church school classes for students age 3 through sixth grade begin at 10:45 a.m. Rehearsals are underway for the Sunday school’s Christmas program to be presented Dec. 9.

For those desiring to seek membership at Trinity, Pastor Moore will provide information Sunday at 1 p.m. Please contact the church office at 610-377-4303 in advance to register. Appointments in December are available for individuals to arrange a baptismal date and/or congregational membership.

Trinity’s Sanctuary Choir accompanied by orchestra including harp presents “The Winter Rose,” a service of lessons and carols by Joseph Martin, at 3 p.m. Sunday. The cantata is under the direction of Susan Lovejoy. Free admission; freewill offering will be accepted.

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