Palmerton news for December 15, 2021 – Times News Online

Church of Living Faith

Faith Alive Church, 678 Pine St. Palmerton (Bowmanstown), has two services each Sunday with Pastor Rob Timlin. At 8:30 am, it is the contemporary service followed by the Sunday school for all ages at 9.45 am then by the traditional service at 11 am.

Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., prayer and praise

Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., it’s men’s Bible study

Events to come:

December 19 is the Children’s Sunday School Christmas program at 9.45am. The Children’s Christmas Party will be at 5.30pm and the Youth Group Christmas Party will be at 6.30pm.

On December 24, the traditional Christmas candlelight service will be held at 5 p.m. and the contemporary Christmas candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m.

For more information on Faith Alive, please visit our website or call the church office at 610-852-2805.

New Year’s Day dinner

A free New Years Community Dinner will be served at Faith Alive Church in Bowmanstown on January 1. Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. are the three seats for a pork and sauerkraut dinner. Places are limited for each dinner, so the public is invited to confirm their presence if they participate. Call the church office at 610-852-2805 to reserve a seat.


The United Church of Christ in Jerusalem, 545 Church Drive, Trachsville, will hold the Sunday service at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. You can also stay in your vehicle and listen to the service on 95.5 FM radio station or watch live on Facebook. The service is also posted on the website after it is concluded. Acting Pastor Don Quayle will lead the worship service.

The JUCC Quilt & Crafts Group will meet on December 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On December 19 there will be a Christmas party for children and young people. The party will take place during the 10 o’clock service.

Two Christmas Eve services are planned this year, one at 5 p.m. in the church grove (weather permitting) and at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jerusalem

The Evangelical Lutheran Jerusalem Church, 500 Church Drive, Trachsville, will be holding Christmas Eve services at 7 p.m. The service will take place indoors and outdoors according to your personal preference. Those who stay outside can listen on their car radio. For those who go indoors, face masks are preferred.

Sale of meat pie

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jerusalem, 500 Church Drive, Trachsville, is having a meat pie sale. There is a choice of chicken, pork or mixed chicken / pork. There is also beef available at a slightly higher cost. Orders are due before December 19th. To order, call 610-681-5200 or 610-681-5403.

Pick up at the church on January 17 or 18 at noon. When ordering, please specify the date on which you wish to collect your order.

Holy Lutheran Trinity

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold a Sunday church service at 10:15 a.m. If you plan to attend, call the church office at 610-826-2525. If you cannot attend in person, you can register on Zoom.

Bible study takes place on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the adult education room.

The Christmas Eve service with communion will be at 7 p.m.

Personal care raffle

The Holiday Healing Self-Care Raffle has started at the Palmerton Area Library. Stop by to browse these wonderful items and purchase tickets. It includes a selection of items and gift cards to help you relax and rejuvenate while on vacation. The draw will take place on December 18. All profits will be donated to the library.

Christmas Eve at Penn’s Peak

Blue Mountain Community Church is hosting the Christmas Eve “Life with Jesus” candlelight service at Penn’s Peak on December 24 from 6 to 7:15 pm No fees or reservations required. Everyone is welcome.

Fund raising

Wendy Borger of Blue Bomber Notary, 210 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is hosting a fundraiser for Bev (Bedrock Notary), daughter Lisa and grandson Robby on December 19 at the boutique. Wendy will be there December 19 from noon to 3 p.m. for donations and cards for them. Bev can use gas cards to travel to take Lisa to the cancer center. She loves Dunkin ‘and Robby loves McDonald’s. If you just want to drop a card that would be great. If you can’t make it that day, call 610-824-2583 to drop you off.


This is a reminder that the CACPAC sponsored Palmerton Food Pantry will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2915 Fireline Road, Palmerton, on Fridays 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Please note that this is a week earlier than usual due to holidays.

Coat training

Kids for the Community is hosting its second annual Warmth for Winter Coat campaign. You can drop off your slightly worn coats, gloves, scarves, hats on the porch at 630 Franklin Ave. Please no leather or wool.

Breakfast buffet

An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be held Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, 525 Club Road, Palmerton. Menu items include made-to-order eggs, potatoes, pancakes, SOS, toast, cereal, hash, ham, bacon, sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk.

You will also have a special guest, Santa Claus! So bring the family, the camera, and your appetites. Breakfast is open to the public.


Bethany Wesleyan Church, 457 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, will have Sunday services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

During the 10:30 am service there will be a Christmas party for ages 3 to 5. A Christmas story, prizes, snacks, games, and crafts are just a few of the things kids can do. There will also be a Christmas outfit contest. Come in your Christmas pajamas, ugly sweater or dressed like a Christmas tree, or in your favorite Christmas outfit. A prize for the best outfit will be awarded.

Ugly sweater evening

Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Co., 259 Lime St, Bowmanstown will host an Ugly Sweater Christmas party open to the public on December 18, starting at 9 p.m.

Contact Lenora Robertson at 610-349-2436, [email protected] or 664 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA, 18071. Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or [email protected]

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