Catasauqua Press

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Northampton: Holy Trinity Lutheran to hold designer bag bingo Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., is planning a designer bag bingo Nov. 17.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. The games begin 1 p.m.

The prizes will include items from the Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coach collections.

A ticket includes 20 games. Specials will be sold separately. A Chinese auction is also planned.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.

For tickets, call 610-262-2668.

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A century of faith

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, we are speaking to the Rev. Jerry Mraz, a native of Czechoslovakia, who was the last full-time pastor at Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church in Northampton.

The church was organized in 1905, an era when many ethnic churches were formed by immigrants in the Lehigh Valley. Holy Trinity’s roots were laid by dedicated Slovaks, who constructed the church on land formerly owned by John Smith, a wealthy local property owner.

North Catasauqua: Concert honoring vets set for Nov. 18

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The WE SING Community Chorus, along with local community church choirs, invites residents to a Salute to Our Vets concert 4 p.m. Nov. 18. The concert will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

Come enjoy an afternoon musical tribute to military veterans. A freewill offering will benefit veterans. A reception follows the concert in the fellowship hall.

For more information, call 610-264-1225 or visit northcatawesing@aol.com.

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Coplay: Thanksgiving service planned

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will host the 52nd annual Coplay Ecumenical Thanksgiving service 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

St. John’s Lutheran Church joins the St. Peter congregation for the special service, where the combined choirs from the two churches will sing.

A special offering will be taken to support a borough organization.

Coplay Garden Club will provide flowers for the event.

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A notice has gone out that there will be another shipment of beams for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge construction coming through the borough shortly.

Catasauqua: Catty Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 18. There will be great breakfast food, including made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

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The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. Nov. 19.

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Seniors who reside in North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the 30th annual holiday meal 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

Happenings

Monday, November 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 12

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Cupcake-decorating event (based on the Netflix show “Nailed It — Cupcake Challenge”), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Space for writers to work on their novels (to celebrate National Novel Writing Month), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The event will continue every Monday in November. Information: 610-262-7537

Northampton: Municipal building will close in observance of Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s municipal building will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in the social hall of the church, 1343 Newport Ave. Singer Donna Parsons will entertain.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Nov. 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Maria Santacoloma, from United Health Care, will make a presentation. Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets will be on sale for the group’s annual Christmas party during this meeting.

Catasauqua: Craft fair to be held Nov. 10

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its fall craft fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10.

There will be crafters, a bake sale, basket raffle and lots of good food. Also available will be pickled red beets.

If you would like to reserve a table, call the church office at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-248-2822. There is a fee.

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Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., is hosting a brass quintet concert offered by Mother Jones Brass 7 p.m. Nov. 16.

Coplay: Potato filling orders are due

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The final day to order homemade potato filling from St. John’s Lutheran Church is Nov. 8.

Pickup is scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 at the church, 18 S. Third St.

Call 610-697-1130 or 610-262-7661 to order.

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St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will hold a Very Important Volunteer (VIV) dinner Nov. 10 in the church hall, 4 S. Fifth St.

Cocktails start 4:45 p.m. and dinner is served 5:45 p.m. at this adult-only event.

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Commitment to Family and Community has the following upcoming events at the 165 Cherry St. location.

Happenings

Monday, November 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 5

• Space for writers to work on their novels (to celebrate National Novel Writing Month), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The event will continue every Monday in November. Information: 610-262-7537

• Prayer gathering, 7-8 p.m., at Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St.

NOV. 6