Ben Salem United Church of Christ - Lehighton, PA




MISSION NEWS
 
        
Email the committee: BenSalemUCCmissions@gmail.com
 
 
Current Projects




  Ben Salem’s Summer Mission Project is the ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION. This project is being run in coordination with the2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held at Mauch Chunk Lake on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  Jeff and Sharon Elder are co-chairmen for this event and have organized a team to walk with them called the Weissport Warriors Against Alzheimer’s. The race will consist of one (1) mile and two (2) mile markers to offer options to walkers on that day.  If you are interested in being part of the Weissport Warriors team, please contact either Jeff or Sharon so that your name can be added to their team listing.  If you wish to organize a separate team for the Alzheimer’s Walk, there are registration forms on the Mission table in the narthex, or you can register online.  Please let the church know of your registering if you organize a separate team.  All Ben Salem donations through the end of August will be prorated and distributed among teams from our congregation.             

The Elders also participate in coordinating informative meetings at Jacobs UCC in Weissport that deal with different aspects of Alzheimer’s disease or ways to get involved with the organization.  See Jeff or Sharon for more information. Please help us with this important mission effort through your donations and/or participation.  Mark your mission envelopes ALZ to donate.






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MISSION MINDERS


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

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 27 at 5:00 p.m.  Contact Bernice Steigerwalt to participate Food Bank:   Food Bank distribution is June 29. 



Prayer Chain: 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.

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 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.


 
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CLOTHING BIN UPDATE


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