Mission Project for February, March and April:
Back Pack Buddies Program
The Back Pack Buddies Program provides food for children in our area when
they are not in school. Every week a child is given a bag of food supplied by
the Second Harvest Food Bank. Please donate to this mission and Help Feed a Child in our area.
(Checks payable to Ben Salem UCC- earmark "buddy")
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
Backpack Buddies: A program for needy children in the Lehighton School District to supply them
with food supplies on weekends and holidays, is our first 2019 mission project that will run through
the end of May. To donate, please mark your mission envelopes as BUDDY.
Please also note upcoming opportunities to volunteer:
Feed a Neighbor:
The Feed a Neighbor meal at Zions UCC in Lehighton is sponsored by Ben Salem twice each year.
Help is always needed to serve the meal, and takes only 90 minutes of your time. We serve up to
100 people who appreciate and thank us for being there for them. The next Feed a Neighbor meal
will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 5:00 p.m. Contact Bernice Steigerwalt to participate.
The Prayer Chain is a way for anyone to request prayer for a specific need… . [or thanksgiving or
joy]. To have our Prayer Chain pray for you: Contact Betty Nothstein at 570-386-5644. Please call
Betty if you would like to be called with others’ prayer requests as part of the Prayer Chain.
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 at 570-241 -7842 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. Next Meeting: May 14 at 10:00 AM
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 coordinators
Betty Nothstein at 570-386-5644 or Barbara Snowberger at 570-386-2112
for more information. If a prayer shawl is needed, please contact Betty or Barbara.
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