Ben Salem United Church of Christ

Lehighton, PA


Email the committee: [email protected]

Current Projects

Mission Minder

Ben Salem’s first mission project for 2020 will be Prayers for 6, a fund set up for medical and personal expenses incurred by Jayden Leiby, a senior football player from North Schuylkill High School, who was seriously injured in a playoff game last fall. Monies for this fund have been set up in an irrevocable trust, and donations are sent to their school district. This mission project will run through Sunday, April 25.

Our area has always been great supporters of local and regional sport teams, and it is a tragedy to see someone of such a young age be disabled by injuries. We know that you will be generous in helping us to make this mission project a great success.

Feed A Neighbor Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to prepare the meal for Feed A Neighbor in Lehighton. Please contact Bernice Steigerwalt or a member of the mission committee if you are able to help.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain is a way for anyone to request prayer for a specific need… . [or thanksgiving or joy]. 

Meals Ministry: Do you know someone who is shut-in or recovering from a hospitalization, serious injury or illness, or mourning the loss of a loved one that could benefit from a hot or a frozen meal? Ben Salem has a Meals Ministry Team that can help ease the daily burdens of families or individuals within our church and community by providing ready-to-eat meals. If you would like to volunteer with this ministry or know of someone in need, please contact Karen Hayman or the Church Office.

Called to Care: Trained volunteers from our church are available to assist the Pastor in visiting shut-in or hospitalized church members who are no longer able to attend regular worship services or participate in church functions. If you would like a “Called to Care” volunteer to visit you, please contact the Pastor at the Church Office (570) 386-3870. We are looking for more volunteers for this Committee!

If you are interested in sharing God’s love with shut-in members of our congregation, please contact Pastor McGowan. 

Prayer Shawl Ministry: The Prayer Shawl Committee is in need of helpers to make prayer shawls. If you can knit or crochet and would like to help, please contact the church office for more information. 


Due to COVID, the bins are sealed and are not taking donations at this time.

A smaller red clothing bin has replaced the two bins we previously had by the

old Social Hall. Please feel free to donate clothing or shoes that you no longer need