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 
Week of May 12, 2019


Sunday, May 12-

Health & Wellness Meeting 
between worship services

                                                                                                                                                  Monday, May 13–

7:00 PM Worship Committee Meeting


Tuesday, May 14- 

10:00 AM Call to Care Meeting                                                                                   
6:30 PM Fundraiser 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    

Memorial Service – May 26   

Memorial Service on the Ben Salem Cemetery will be held on May 26, at 10:00AM.


Pierogie-Making Party –YOU ARE INVITED!

May 17th and 18th

The filling will be made on FRIDAY morning May 17th starting at 8:30AM. SATURDAY May 18th
at 8:30AM come help make the pierogies. Those who help will have first opportunity to buy a
maximum of 5 dozen. Extras will be offered for sale between church services SUNDAY on a
first come basis. Each dozen is $6 towards the New Building FUND. Everyone is invited to join
the Pierogie making party, not just members of Ben Salem. There will be no preorders.


Names of 2019 Graduates Needed:  If you know someone who is graduating this year, please call or email the Church Office.  This includes high school and college graduates.  Please include graduation date, majors and degree(s).  Graduate Recognition Sunday will be June 23, 2019.  


Richard and Cynthia Smith Scholarship Fund: Applications for the Smith Scholarship Fund can be obtained by calling the Church Office at 570-386-3870. The forms can be sent in the mail or e-mailed to those who wish to apply.  This fund was established to assist high school graduates who are furthering their education.  The applicant must be a member in good standing of Ben Salem UCC.  The applicant must have graduated from high school and be enrolled as a full time, undergraduate student in an accredited college or technical school to further his/her education.  A person may only be a recipient of this scholarship one time but if you have applied in a prior year and not been a recipient of the scholarship, you may apply again.  Preference will be given to those who have a financial need, who are loyal to the church, its worship and life, and who have performed community service. Applications should be submitted to the Church Office by June 30, 2019.

Ben Salem UCC Bus Trip to Sight & Sound 

Trip DescriptionSight & Sound: Lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord followed by Sight & Sound Show: Jesus 

Main Contact Name/PhoneDawne (Church office):  570-386-3870 or Kelly (570)778-0356  

Payment must be received by 6/1/2019.  

Reservation is not confirmed until full payment is received.Make checks payable to:  Ben Salem UCCIf mailing check, send to:  1965 Church Hill Rd Lehighton, PA 18235  

Register by 6/1 at: or complete the form below. Mail or drop off at the church office.Reservation Name: ________________________________________________________________Contact Phone #: ____________________________    
Number of Adults Attending: _______________ @ $102 ea 
Names of Adults: __________________________________________________________________________# of Children (Ages 4-10): ________ @ $58 ea.                      
# of Children (Ages 0-3): ________  @ $51 ea. 
Names of Children: ________________________________________________________________________Total Due:__________________   


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


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.