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NORTH WHITEHALL: Union Lutheran Church offering praise services


Special to The Press

In response to requests from members, Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, is offering a service of praise one Sunday per month, February to July.

The church’s praise band leads the service, accompanied by guitar, drums and piano.

The praise service will usually be the second Sunday of the month, except in April due to Easter.

If other special occasions fall on the second Sunday, the praise service will move to the third Sunday.

Director of Music Susan Frickert invites vocalists and guitarists who would like to participate to come to rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Union Lutheran had a new gifted organ installed recently, which Frickert plans to feature in the traditional worship services which include a blend of musical styles.

Church members have been collecting cans of soup as a project leading up to Souper Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12.

The church has staged a competition for people to vote with their soup contributions for either the AFC or NFC team.

Pastor Gordon Camp has been reporting on the team scores each week.

On Super Sunday, big metal cook pots will be passed for people to throw in their change and make a loud donation to the effort.

The soup and contributions will be distributed to Parkland CARES, the Northern Lehigh Food Bank, and the Little Pantry at the church, as part of the endeavor to tackle hunger.


Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, has established a youth advisory team comprised of students from different schools and various grades, as well as parents who support them.

The group will be attending youth gatherings, will help plan events, and will work closely with Associate Pastor Kayli Freeman.

Freeman reports fun things will be going on to make 2023 the best year ever.

“We’ve got ideas for escape rooms, mini golf, youth hang outs, redesigning our space, and so much more. Help us to plan things that you want to do,” Freeman said.

To learn more, call 610-767-6961.


Union UCC is collecting cans of soup for the Northern Lehigh Food Bank for Souper Bowl Sunday.

Mission committee representative Phil Wehr offered comments on the activity.

“God’s team is counting on you. Thank you for fighting hunger and being on the winning Souper Bowl team,” Wehr said.


The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will be baking cherry pies as its next fundraiser.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 to place orders by Feb. 12. Pickup on Feb. 19 or 20.