Ben Salem United Church of Christ - Lehighton, PA

Calendar of Events    
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for future events


Sunday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day                                   
     8 AM and 10:30 AM Worship                                   
     9 AM Acolyte Training                                   
     9:15 AM Sunday School 

Tuesday, Nov.13 – 10 AM Called to Care Mtg.                                               
       6-8 PM Confirmation Class

Wednesday, Nov 14 – 9:30 AM Line Dancing                                   
             6:30 PM Cherub & Jr. Choir                                   
             7 PM Senior Choir                                   
             7:30 PM Cantata Practice   
Thursday, Nov 15 – 9 AM Blanket Makers/Quilters                                   
           10 AM Bible Study                                   
            6:30 PM Hand Bells                                   
             7 PM Property Committee  
Sunday, Nov. 18 – OCC Shoebox Dedication                                   
          8 AM Worship                                   
         9:15 AM Sunday School                                   
         10:30 AM Worship/Hand Bells                                 
         Thanksgiving Meal (Turkey & Filling) after Worship prepared and served by         Confirmation Class and their parents 

Monday, Nov. 19 – 7 PM Church Board Meeting



Please note:  Information on all church events should be submitted to the church office so that events can be posted on the church calendar and also publicized on slides, bulletin announcements and in the newsletter.  

Upcoming Events    

Come and enjoy a free turkey & filling meal after the 10:30 AM Worship Service on Sunday, November 18, 2018.


Christmas Cantata Practice

– Wednesday at 7:30 PM and after

 10:30 Church Service on Sunday… 
The title of the Cantata is “Appalachian Winter

Anyone interested, please join us. 


Call to Congregational Meeting – December 2, 10:30 AM
(no 8 AM Service on December 2)
Purpose: to vote on the proposed 2019 budget;
to elect Church Board Officers; Cemetery Trustees and to appoint Church Auditor
It is very important that everyone attends this meeting on December 2.


December Worship Schedule
December 2: 10:30 AM (no 8 AM)Unity Service/ Communion/Congregational Meeting
December 9: 8 AM and 10:30 AM Services
December 16: 8 AM and 10:30 AM (Children’s Christmas Program)
December 23: 8 AM and 10:30 AM (Christmas Cantata)
December 24: Christmas Eve Services 2 PM and 7:30 PM (Communion/Candlelight)
7 PM Christmas Eve Prelude
December 30: 8 AM and 10:30 AM Services


Join Cub Scouts! – Pack 756
Girls & Boys ages K-5 grade

Fall Registration – come to one of our weekly meetings at6 PM (Sunday Night)  at Andreas Sporting Club FMI – contact Hans Krause at 610-476-2341 or at Visit us on FACEBOOK @West Penn Cub Pack 756Info on counter in narthex 


MEMORIAL TREE TRIBUTE: Many who have lost a loved one experience mixed emotions about the forthcoming holidays. Join us on Wednesday November 28 at 6:00 PM at E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, PA for a Memorial Tree Tribute - a time to remember and honor family members. Luminaries will light our garden - you can pick one up to personalize for your beloved family members or we will make one for you. Please drop off an ornament of your choice by Monday, November 26 to adorn our outdoor garden tree. Come and enjoy fellowship, some holiday entertainment and light refreshments. Open to all; you need not be affiliated with our funeral home to join us. You can reach us at 570-668-2550, 9: AM to 4 PM Monday - Friday to sign up.


Will resume on September 6th.
Thursday mornings at 10AM
Please consider joining
this small group as we begin
a new study on 1 Corinthians…
“Be Wise” by Warren W. Wiersbe


Pictorial Directory:  Changes of address, phone number, family info., etc. 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 directory.  ___________________________________________________________________________________

The Confirmation Class is now collecting BIBLES for a project that

Hackman Bible Book Store has organized.   The store would like to collect 2018 Bibles in the year 2018.   The Bibles will be sent to India….Bibles can be any version and new or used…a box is located in the narthex to receive the Bibles. Thank you for your help!

Wednesday,  October 24
12 Noon
Fellowship Hall
                            Bring a snack to share!

Please let the church office know if you plan to attend.



PIZZA and QUESTIONS??? – Come with questions about your

faith; about the Bible…4 Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. 

Where: St. Peter’s Resource Center, Weissport, PA….
Call Pastor McGowan for more information.


Old Church Pew - Pastor Jeff and Barbara Kistler would like to find a home for an 11 foot pew from the old Ben Salem building.  They would like to sell the pew to someone associated with Ben Salem.  Proceeds from the sale will go to the Ben Salem Building Fund.  The buyer will have to pick it up.  Contact the church for their phone number and/or email.


Beginners Country Line Dancing
No experience necessary.
9:30 – 11:30AM
Free will offering
Contact Dot Eberts for more information




Will resume on September 6th.
Thursday mornings at 10AM
Please consider joining
this small group as we begin
a new study on 1 Corinthians…
“Be Wise” by Warren W. Wiersbe


Coffee Hour has resumed.  Volunteers are needed.


HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT If you are interested in finding out more about hosting a foreign exchange student, please check out the information on the counter in the narthex.

Feel free to take a packet along to read at home.   Contact information is included in the literature.


Ben Salem Church – Facebook Page
Members and non-members can search for and “Like” our page. The page will be kept up to date with devotions, events, concerts, fundraisers, youth group events, etc. Please take the time to view this page.

Ben Salem ChurchT-Shirts, Sweatshirts & Hooded Sweatshirts are available …stop by the Coffee Hour table between services on Sundays to purchase.  
T-shirts - $10
Sweatshirts - $15
Hooded Sweatshirts - $20
Sharon Elder is in charge of this project. 
Adult & Children sizes…orders can also be placed if your size is not available.

Do you shop at Giant?  Do you buy gas there?  Do you need a $10 gift for someone on your Christmas list?  If so, see Sue or Sal Messina in the narthex after the service for your Giant gift cards.  You pay nothing extra and Ben Salem will get 5% of your purchase.   So for every $100 in gift cards, the church gets $5.