The Miller-Keystone Blood Bank will conduct a blood drive on Saturday, September 7th from 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 222 Church Street, Lehighton, Pa.  

To schedule an appointment for the Linda Muffley, Dylan & Gavin Krum Blood Drive, please visit www.GIVEaPINT.org   Use sponsor code 6376.

For more information contact Mindy at (484)-629-5077 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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ZION UCC MUSIC DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNUAL MUSIC ACADEMY

Zion United Church of Christ, 2nd and Iron Streets in Lehighton, will host its 10th Anniversary music academy from Sunday, August 4th through Thursday, August 8th.  The program takes place at the church from 6:30 – 8:00 each evening.  The program is completely free and is open to children from grades K-12 and beyond.  Preschool children are also welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The program is designed to expose children to different musical opportunities.  Those students who participate in Elementary, Middle School and High School bands are encouraged to join the band programs.  Children who enjoy singing are encouraged to join the choral events.  The program will also offer free recorder instruction to those students interested in learning how to play this wind instrument.  Most elementary students from the Lehighton area grades 4 and beyond have these instruments but due to a generous donation from a member of Zion, recorders will be supplied to those students who are interested in learning and don’t have their own instrument.  Additionally, a “recycled rhythm” program will be offered.  This unique craft class creates musical instruments out of recycled products and household items.  Students of all ages enjoy this part of the program.

The program is designed so the participants can take advantage of all of the offerings or just those they are interested it.  Although we encourage the students to attend each night, it is not mandatory that they do.  Light refreshments will also be served each night.

The theme of this year’s program is “Music Makes the World Go ‘Round” and we will be featuring music from different cultures and different parts of the world. 

The free program is made possible through generous donations from members and friends of the music department at Zion UCC.  On Thursday evening at 7:00 PM the participants will present a concert demonstrating the songs that were worked on throughout the week as well as a presentation of crafts that were completed.   The program will also feature solo work from those students who wish to prepare solos, duets or ensemble work.

You can register online at www.zionlehighton.org by clicking the link in the “Music Makes the World Go ‘Round” news item. You can also register by just showing up at Zion by 6:20 any evening of the program.  The program is under the co-direction of Brad Cressley and Laura Reichard.  If you have any questions you can call 610-392-1810.

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BINGOZion now sponsors Bingo every Tuesday night in our Dining Room.  Early Bird games begin at 6:00 P.M. with regular bingo beginning at 6:30 P.M.  Our kitchen, featuring great food at reasonable prices, opens for service to you at 5:30 P.M.   Maximum jackpot will now be $ 4,000.00.

Come and enjoy a night out.

FOOD MINISTRYZion's Food Ministry reaches into our community to make sure that none of God's children need to be hungry.  We offer a Community Meal from 5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M. in our Dining Room on the last Thursday of each month.  Our delicious meals are free to anyone, regardless of your level of income. 

Our Feed-A-Neighbor Food Pantry is also open on the last Thursday of each month from 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.  In order to receive food from this ministry, you must have a Lehighton address AND meet Federal Income Guidelines.  A photo ID is required when you visit the pantry.

Please note that there are some months, generally November and December,  that the Community Meal and Food Distribution date changes from the last Thursday of the month. 

All are invited to our Mid-Week Free Lunch in our Dining Room. Stop by for a delicious, home-cooked meal from 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

We recently began a "Hunger Attack-Snack Pack" school bus ministry for the kids who use the bus stop at the corner of 2nd & Iron Streets.  One time per month, at the end of the school day, we greet each student with a lunch bag full of goodies. Our next disribution will be Friday, October 19th. 

Give us a call at 610-377-1191 if you would like more information on our Food Ministrires at Zion.