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NORTH WHITEHALL NOVA Auxiliary having walk in, walk out basket social, May 22


Special to The Press

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will host a basket social 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 22 in the social hall, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod.

Participants may place their tickets in the containers at the baskets they would like to win, then they need to leave due to COVID-19 precautions.

When the event ends, winners will be called to pick up their baskets.

Takeout food will be available.

For information, call Caroline at 610-984-3703.


Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, welcomes children to sign up for the summer vacation series in the grove from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 2, 16 and 30.

Each program will include music, a Bible story and a craft.

A tropical theme with canvas painting is planned for June 2; science theme with experiments on June 16; and nature theme with a visit from Lehigh Valley Zoo representatives on June 30.

Families are invited to come along and join the fun. Call 610-767-6961 for more information and to register.


Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, is offering summer worship kits to people in the community who join virtual services each week.

The kits include a devotional material and sealed communion cups with wafer attached.

Packets will be ready for pickup starting May 23, and during staff time the following week.

Ten young people will be confirmed May 23 at the outdoor worship services.

Irene Folk, who oversees the Little Pantry at Union Lutheran, reports the food service was used heavily during winter.

She thanks everyone who dropped off donations which were greatly appreciated.

Although winter is past, the need for food is ongoing.

“It is our goal to provide items which can be made into hot meals. We are asking for nonperishable food items,” Folk said.

Call 610-767-6884 to arrange a pickup time for worship packets and drop-off times for food contributions.

Union Lutheran invites children ages 3 through fifth grade to participate in Vacation Bible School Sundays June 20, 27 and July 11, 18 and 25.

In person VBS will be outside for children and parents 9:45-10:30 a.m.

The program, which follows the 9 a.m. worship service, includes skits, crafts and games outdoors, and videos to watch at home.

Another option is “At-Home VBS” where videos are emailed directly to children’s homes.

The theme for this year is “Treasured: Discovering You’re Priceless to God.”

Call 610-767-6884 to register by May 15.

VBS is provided free. Each family will be given VBS music which coordinates with the theme. Parents are encouraged to join the fun with their children.