Ben Salem United Church of Christ - Lehighton, PA

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

News and Upcoming Events at Ben Salem UCC 

Events subject to change

NO Blanket Makers/Quilters during the months of July and August.


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  

Penn Northeast Conference: Gwilym T. Williams Scholarship If you are a college or graduate student who is preparing for a career either as a/an Ordained Minister, Certified Teacher or Educator, Doctor of Medicine then you may qualify for a scholarship grant from the Gwilym T. Williams Scholarship Fund. For more information, please visit the PNEC website at to obtain an application form. If you would like to call the conference office the phone number is 610-826-3113.

 New Handbell Ringers

     There will be introductory rehearsals for people interested in learning how to ring handbells immediately following the 9:15 AM services on Sunday, July 21 and Sunday, July 28.  We will meet in the sanctuary.  These rehearsals are open to anyone ages 12 and older.  If you already know how to read music, that is very helpful, but it is not required.  There is no obligation for you to commit to the handbell choir at this point: these sessions are meant to give you an opportunity to see if handbell ringing is for you! If people are interested in continuing, we will hold more rehearsals throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity for you to try ringing with other people who are just learning as well. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Shirley Kline at 570-386-2557. Hope to see you there!


Bowman Park Camp 2019

“A Small Camp with a Big God!”

Bowmanstown, PA 

Youth Camp – July 13-21 grades 7-12   

Contact Becky Wanamaker


Junior Camp – August 11-17 grades 4-6 

Contact Pastor Michelle Newton


Children’s Camp – August 2 – age 6 to grade 3

Contact JeNell Mertz


Good News Day Camp

July 8-12 and Jul 15- 19

Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Jim Thorpe PA

Contact:  610-377-3632


West Penn Senior Fun Day for Residents from the township 62 years of age and older Saturday, August 3 at West Penn Community Park (Rain or Shine)Hosted by the West Penn Lions and Lioness Clubs

Opening ceremony 11:30AM,

Lunch served at 12, evening meal served at 4:30. Free activities and entertainment from 1PM to 4PM.

Come out for a day filled with fun, food and fellowship!

Please register by July 28th, 2019 (we need an accurate headcount for food preparation)


Please call Melissa Hunsicker.


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


The Sunday School Discussion Group is beginning a new book by Dr. David Jeremiah entitled “Angels”

who they are and how they help…what the Bible reveals


Join Cub Scout Pack 756
Sunday evenings at 6 PM at the Andreas Sporting Club…come and sign up! Ages Kindergarten through 6th grade …combines fun with educational activities and lifelong values. Cub Scouting is designed to support and encourage family and community involvement. For more info, contact Cub Master, Hans Krause 610-476-2341 or email at Facebook @ West Penn Cub Pack


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.  ___________________________________________________________________________________

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.


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



Thursday mornings at 10AM
Please consider joining.


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.

Giant Gift Cards: Anyone who shops at Giant can help with no extra cost to you. All you have to do is
buy Giant Cash Cards from us and then use them the same as cash when you purchase your groceries or gas. For
every $100 you spend at Giant using these cards instead of cash, the church gets $5. If interested, call Sue Messina
at 570-386-2880.