Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, December 6, 2019
Press photo by Stacey KochKendra and Autumn Zeigler, of both Bath and Swiftwater, look at the items Nancy Knadler, of Lehighton, is selling at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s fall craft fair and quilt sale, held Nov. 9 at the 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, church. Press photo by Stacey KochKendra and Autumn Zeigler, of both Bath and Swiftwater, look at the items Nancy Knadler, of Lehighton, is selling at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s fall craft fair and quilt sale, held Nov. 9 at the 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, church.

Hokendauqua: First Presbyterian plans open house

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., will host a Victorian Christmas open house 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15, and the public is invited.

The open house commemorates the 150th anniversary of the construction of the church.

“With this being the 150th anniversary of our church building, we decided we wanted to celebrate by bringing back the glory days of a Victorian church Christmas,” said the Rev. Christine Kass, pastor of the church.

In addition to Victorian Christmas decorations, tours of the church and the singing of traditional Christmas hymns, the church will have displays of historic items. Guests will also enjoy hot mulled cider and Christmas cookies.

Call the church office at 610-264-9693 for more information.

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Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association announces Operation Santa Claus will again be visiting Hokendauqua starting noon Dec. 15.

Santa’s escort will be Hokendauqua Fire Company, so if you hear the sirens, come out and say hello to Santa. Santa and his helpers will be handing out oranges and bags of candy.

The last day to drop off gifts is Dec. 13 at the Hokey tree farm, located at the football field. Make sure the gift is wrapped and contains the recipient’s full name and address.

Santa will not exit his sleigh during stops, so if you are expecting a delivery, have everyone out front to receive their gift or to take pictures with Santa.

There will be two Santa teams this year. Additional information, plus Santa trackers, can be found at hokeypark.com.

Check the website as Dec. 15 gets closer for updates and for the route that Santa will be taking.

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A Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal will be held 4-6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St.

For more information, call 610-434-8661.

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, invites the community to its annual Christmas cantata 10:30 a.m. Dec. 22.

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, will be holding a blue Christmas/longest night event 3 p.m. Dec. 22.

Those who find the holidays a difficult time — going through a divorce/separation, death of a loved one, unemployment or depression — are welcome to join the congregation for this worship service.

This service allows for the expression of grief and pain, as well as an opportunity to focus on the promise of hope.

For more information, call 610-821-8725.

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Does your Hokendauqua church, club or organization have news to share? Email skoch@tnonline.com with your information by Dec. 6 to meet the deadline.

Happy Thanksgiving!