During the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Nov. 18, the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church celebrated the Holy Baptism of Luke Thomas deJongh, the son of Robert and Kimberly (Kauth) deJongh. Kimberly is formerly from the Whitehall area, but the family now resides in Wilmington, Del.
A Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile visited Faith Lutheran on Nov. 12. Twenty three people were registered to give blood, and 20 units of blood were collected.
The next bloodmobile visit will be on Nov. 25. Call the church office at 610-435-0451 to select your choice of appointments.
The Laurel Fire Company is planning Operation Santa for the community and a Christmas party for the children of its members on Dec. 15.
Members can sign up their children for the Christmas party now. Anyone interested in having Santa deliver presents to their house that morning can drop off wrapped gifts complete with child's name and address anytime until Dec. 14.
Volunteers of all kinds are always appreciated at the Laurel Fire Company.
Please volunteer your time at the gift wrapping booth at the Lehigh Valley Mall this holiday season. Proceeds from the booth will benefit Camelot for Children with a portion of the proceeds going to the Simon Youth Foundation.
This year continues to fly by. We are now one week away from Thanksgiving!
If you are having friends and family over for dinner, surely you have begun to create your shopping list.
Thanksgiving is a fun holiday since we see many friends and family who return to town and we have the opportunity to sit down with them to a delicious feast.
We also need to remember those who are struggling to put food on the table this year. We can all help those in need by contributing to our local food bank and the many other local charities that help support those in need.
During the worship services on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Faith Lutheran Church, several youth received their First Communion after getting instruction from Pastor Mike Bodnyk.
Those young people include Austin Bilious, Avery and Hailey Druckenmiller, Kayla Endy, Justin Mattison and Alexa Wechsler.
Joshua Prince also received instruction, but will receive his First Communion at a later date.
The annual fall craft fair and quilt sale will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, this Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This Saturday, Nov. 3, remember to turn your clock back one hour before you go to bed. Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday.
The months have flown by and now it is time to hibernate, so to speak, for the winter months. Darkness is coming earlier each night, making it hard to participate in outdoor activities and exercise.
Be safe if you continue to walk or jog in the evening hours by wearing reflective athletic wear or light colored clothing.
Don't forget Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The Fullerton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 367 will hold a filling and bake sale. Orders will be accepted up until Nov. 14 with pickup 2-6 p.m. Nov. 19-20 at the post headquarters on Fullerton Avenue and Wood Street.
For information and to order contact Jean Ebert at 610-264-0976 or Dottie Hofelich at 610-437-1967.
The Woman's Club of Whitehall Township will meet Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Parker Hall, on the lower level of Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. New members are welcome.
Whitehall Police Chief Linda Kulp will speak at the next Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, set for Thursday, Nov. 8, at Fellowship Community.
The event begins at 11:45 a.m.
The chamber is also inviting area residents to stop by the new office and Visitors Center while out shopping this holiday season.
The office is located at 1457 MacArthur Road in the former Bixler Jewelers space. It is locatd in front of the Lehigh Valley Mall by Wendy's.
The Shepherd of the Hills Youth Group Nut Roll Sale will begin on Sunday.
Place an order with a youth member at the church through Nov. 4. Nut rolls will be ready for pickup in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Your order may be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 20, or on Sunday morning, Nov. 25, at the church in Egypt.
Made by Country Cottage, the nut roll flavors include nut, poppy, lekvar, apricot and seedless raspberry.
Also beginning Oct. 28 and continuing through Nov. 4, the youth group will be selling shoo fly pies from Wixon Bakery.
We are getting geared up for the excitement! The annual fall craft fair and quilt sale will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The sanctuary will be filled with many beautiful Mennonite quilts crafted by ladies from the Kutztown and Fleetwood areas. They will be on display for viewing and are also for sale.
More than 100 craft tables are registered. Homemade baked goods and refreshments will be available. There will be a Chinese auction.
For further information, please call 610-435-0451.