Ben Salem United Church of Christ - Lehighton, PA

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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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Ben Salem’s Fall Mission Project is PEACEFUL KNIGHTS, which will run through the end of November. This Christian, non-profit organization is located in Lehighton, and provides temporary shelter and access to organizations that provide assistance to homeless men who need transitional housing and guidance to mainstream back into the workforce. The 3-6 month program has a zero tolerance policy for drugs/alcohol, and a 3-strike policy if participants do not follow the rules of the program.


Please help us with this important mission effort through your donations.  Mark your mission envelopes PEACE to donate.


Cycle Out Homelessness:

  September 28 at 10AM (D&L Trail)

                Adults & Virtual Participants:  $35; Kids $15 (Bike Race for Kids at 9AM)

                T-Shirts, Lunch in Park, Bake Sale & Basket Raffle

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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. 



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