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Lenten dinner: Grace UCC plans additional takeout meals during March

What do Hand & Stone Spa, Horwith Trucking, Reichel and Schisler funeral homes, Daku’s Auto Body, Szerencsits Printing, 3 Daughters Construction, Nazareth Pallet Co., Lawns and More, Business Link Print, Tilghman Accounting and Tax Solutions, Miller Supply Ace Hardware, Dave’s Vacuum Cleaner Service, Essentials Cleaning, J&K Plumbing and Rob’s Auto Center have in common with more than 150 people?

They all supported a successful Grace United Church of Christ Lenten dinner, held Feb. 26 at the church hall, 902 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. This was a takeout dinner event.

Grace UCC member Charlotte Leindecker, also the Lenten dinner director, expressed delight over the business sponsorships and being able to provide 150-plus dinners.

Leindecker hastened to point out this was a team effort sponsored by the church fellowship committee.

“They do a great job,” Leindecker said.

The platters featured a choice of a crabcake dinner with a baked potato, roll and brownie or chicken fingers, a baked potato, roll and brownie. Condiments were provided.

The remaining Lenten dinners are 4-6 p.m. March 5, 12 and 19.

The proceeds raised by the fellowship committee will go to the church general fund and can assist the church in helping others. Grace has a long history of civic engagement.

Grace was founded in 1897 as Grace Reformed Congregation. It became Grace United Church of Christ in 1957, following a number of denomination mergers.

Grace’s mission statement is “Love God with prayer, energy, passion.”

The church is part of Penn Northeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.

For the upcoming dinners, you can order ahead by calling 610-262-7186 or 610-443-1706.

PRESS PHOTOS BY BILL LEINER JR. Elaine Jones, a member of Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., Northampton, picks up her Lenten takeout dinner at the church Feb. 26.
Sue Kutzler and Betty Miller, fellowship committee members, check in patrons who are grabbing their crabcake or chicken meals. Additional takeout events are scheduled for March 5, 12 and 19.
Gail Miller and dinner coordinator Charlotte Leindecker, both in front, and other Grace United Church of Christ volunteers prepare crabcake and chicken dinners Feb. 26 at the church, 902 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. The Lenten dinners were sponsored by the fellowship committee. PRESS PHOTO BY BILL LEINER JR.