Ben Salem United Church of Christ - Lehighton, PA
Ben Salem Youth Group News


PNEC Annual Youth Retreat


Several of the Confirmation students will be attending the

PNEC Youth Retreat at Spruce Lake, Canadensis from May 4-6. 

This year’s theme is “Messy Faith”.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign

October 7 - November 18th

We will be collecting filled shoeboxes again this year in support of Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Boxes and idea suggestions are available in the Narthex.

• No toothpaste or candy due to customs regulations!

• Recommended donation: $9.00/box (No cash!)

• Make one check payable to Ben Salem UCCand place your donation in box in   

          Narthex. Be sure to mark it “Shoeboxes”.

• Or donate online at where you can print a label and track your box on it’s journey.

• Boxes are available in the Narthex or you may use plastic shoebox


Deadline for boxes to be filled and returned is Sunday, November 18.


“Every shoebox gift is an excellent resource for evangelism and discipleship, which leads to the multiplication of new believers and churches around the world.



The Confirmation Class will be collecting items to assemble Hygiene Kits to send to areas

devastated by the hurricanes.  Donations of the following new items are appreciated and

can be placed in the bin in the Narthex.


·         1 Bar of Soap (original packaging) ·         1 Toothbrush (original packaging) ·         10 Standard Band Aids  

1 Hand Towel – 15”x28” up to 16”x32” (no larger) – no fingertip, bath, dish, or microfiber

·         1 Washcloth

·         1 Wide Tooth Comb

·         1 Fingernail/Toenail Clipper


End of April/Beginning of May 2018 – Possible Bus Trip to see Bible Museum in Washington, D.C.