Ben Salem United Church of Christ - Lehighton, PA
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Altar Guild – Volunteers Needed! If you would like to serve as a member of the Altar Guild, please call the

Church Office at 570-386-3870.  

Hospitalization?  If you or someone you know is going to be in the hospital for surgery, please let the church office know a day or two before the surgery.  This way, the Pastor will make every effort to be there to visit and pray with the patient before the surgery. 

Help Is Needed for Funeral Luncheons:              We are in need of volunteers to help at our funeral luncheons.  If you would like to be on a call list, please contact Shirley Frantz or Elaine Snyder. This is a very important service we provide to our members during a very difficult time

Pictorial Directory:  Please help us keep up to date with changes of address, phone number, family info., etc.  When moving or changing phone numbers, addresses & numbers should be submitted to the church office 570-386-3870 as soon as possible so we will have an accurate listing in the back of the pictorial directory.

Help the Church by sponsoring the Bulletin and Altar Flowers: [checks payable to Ben Salem UCC]

Cost of bulletin sponsorshipis $10 per week.  If you wish to sponsor the bulletin, please call Sue Messina at 570-386-2880 or e-mail her with the information at .    Payment should be sent directly to Sue at:  66 River Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252

Flower Sign up sheet is on the narthex bulletin board.  Cost of flowers is $20.  If you would like to sponsor flowers, call Cindy Smith at 570-386-4248.   Flowers should be paid at the time of order.  Send payment directly to Cindy Smith at 707 Hoffman Rd., Lehighton, PA 18235   

               Note:  Please do not call the church office with flower and bulletin sponsor requests

The Peaceful Knights group is looking for volunteers!   They are forming 7 committees which all need support.  The committees are as follows: fundraising, marketing, client needs, male mentors,
churches, building, and office volunteers.
If you can help in any way, please contact 610-340-4786 or
To find out more information:
Help Needed:
The Ben Salem Sunday School is searching for substitute teachers and helpers. If you are interested in helping and joining in the fun please contact Cliff at 570-386-2112.

Here is a request from Gnaden Huetten Hospital to "Pay It Forward" and live the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Do you have the time and interest to devote 3-4 hours one day a week to a worthwhile community cause?  Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton is currently seeking additional volunteers to assist patients, visitors, and staff Monday thru Friday in a variety of positions that require no special skills, just a caring heart and a desire to participate in the all-important work of bringing comfort and hope to those suffering from ill health.  Your committed service will bring you much satisfaction from knowing that you are providing invaluable support to a network of health care professionals dedicated to the well-being of your relatives, friends, and neighbors.
For information or to apply, contact Mr. Joseph Guardiani at (610) 377-1300, ext. 7183 or email
Prayer Shawl Committee – The Prayer Shawl Committee is in need of prayer shawl  makers…If you can knit or crochet and would like to help, please contact Betty Nothstein at 570-386-5644.
 500 Prayer Shawls given at Ben Salem United Church of Christ
On Feb. 11, 2007 the Prayer Shawl Ministry started with a small group of people.  During the month of February 2013, the prayer shawl ministry reached the total of 500 shawls made and given.  That’s 500 times that the LOVE OF GOD and the prayers of people of Ben Salem have beenshared with others.  Each shawl is a blend of prayers, talents, gifts and graceA thank you to all who have given of their time, talent, prayers, gifts of yarn and those who have delivered them.  We all have been blessed with this ministry.  May we continue to share our prayers and talents with others.  May God bless all.  The Prayer Shawl Committee is in need of helpers to make the 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.
Coffee Hour: 
Volunteers are needed to serve coffee.  If you would like to help for a week or two, please contact Sharon Elder at 570-386-2530.