Get Involved

Get Involved

There are so many ways to get involved at Christ Lutheran Hellertown. Our lists of Teams, Sunday Morning Activities and Adult Activities will give you a good idea of what we’re doing here within the church and what we’re doing in our community and the world. We think you will find there is something here for everyone.

Our Teams

Sunday Mornings

ACOLYTES:
Donna Shankweiler
Boys and girls in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade, light & extinguish candles.

ALTAR GUILD:
Alice Karpa
Men and women to prepare Altar for worship services.

AUDIO VISUAL ASSISTANTS: open
Run Power Point as needed, 8:30 & 10:45am services
Sound Engineer as needed, 8:30 & 10:45am services

CHOIRS:
Steve Wysocki
Rehearsals:
Sanctuary Choir – Tuesdays 7pm

Praise Band – Thursdays 7pm
Youth Choir – Sundays 9:45am
Chime Choir – 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:15pm

COFFEE HOUR ASSISTANTS:
Lee Wagner
Help provide and serve coffee hour with other members between our two services (8:30am and 10:45am).

GREETERS:
Lois Apple
Greeters welcome you as you arrive to church on Sunday mornings. Would you like to join our welcoming team?

MUSICIANS/INSTRUMENTALISTS/VOCALISTS:
Steve Wysocki
Use your abilities to enhance our spirted traditional or celebrated worship services. Special instrumental and vocal offerings welcome.

NURSERY:
Ursula Merriman
Oversee childcare activity for parents during both Sunday worship services. Child clearances needed, provided by the church.

PASTOR’S ASSISTANT/COMMUNION SERVERS: Open
Help serve communion bread or wine at either service.

READERS:
Angela Drake
Read lessons at service of your choice.

SUNDAY BREAKFAST:
Lee Wagner
Help prepare and serve breakfast once a month.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Ann Borovies
Ages 3 year olds – 6th graders. All youth welcome. Teachers and aides needed.

CONFIRMATION:
Lisa Cawley
7th & 8th Graders. Sunday mornings 9:45 – 10:30am. All youth welcome.

LOFT:
Sharon Coe
9th – 12 graders. Sunday mornings 9:45-10:30am in church office.

ADULT EDUCATION:
Pastor Phil
Meets Sunday mornings 9:45am – 10:30am in Church Library.
Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Science, Religion & an Evolving Faith.

USHERS:
Lois Apple
Sunday morning usher teams are responsible to distribute bulletins, collect offerings, offer assistance as needed and always providing a welcoming presence.

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS:
Angela Drake
Lead prayers at either service.

Adult Acivities

BUNCO:
Louise Wagner
Ladies fast paced dice game: last Friday of month.

DOMINOES:
Kathryn Cawley
610-838-9761
Meeting on the third Thursday of the month, 10:00am until 2:00pm, stopping for a bag lunch. Dessert and beverages are provided.

DINNER CLUB:
Allison Sterner
Meet with individuals and couples over dinner four times per year. Late spring/early summer kick-off.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS:
Enid Rank
Drivers to transport those in need to appointments, church services, groceries and local errands.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY:
Enid Rank
Serving communion to our homebound community.

FOOD BANK: open
Advertise, collect, and deliver donated food on a regular basis to the “HAM” Food Bank at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Provide volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing of food from the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

FOOD BANK PICKUP: open
Deliver our weekly food bank collection to New Jerusalem.

FUNERAL LUNCHEON:
Cynthia Sterner
Funeral luncheon team provides the meal after a funeral service in Fellowship Hall. Help needed in preparing casseroles and serving and cleaning up food.

GARDENERS:
Angela Drake
Are you interested in having a garden here at church raising produce for yourself and the Hellertown Food Bank?

MEN’S STUDY:
Kelly Meyers

GIGGLES:
Patty Jo Ivenz
Girls In God Growing Loving Eating Sharing. Bible Study, book discussion, theater, movies. Meets weekly. Contact Patty Jo for time and locations.

LIFT:
Lori Gough
(Love Is Food Today) & Dinners for New Moms: Meals initiated to members in need post hospital discharge, in response to death in family or referral through church or community. LIFT also provides meals for new moms and family shortly after arriving home from the hospital.

NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES – KITCHEN:
Corky Blake
Members volunteer on the fourth Wednesday of each month to prepare and serve lunch to the needy at New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem. All supplies are provided.

NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES – PRODUCE PICK UP: open
Organize a group of members to pick up baked goods donated by Hellertown Giant Food Store and deliver to New Bethany Ministries.

PACESETTERS:
Diane Stehly
Social activities for our seniors 65 and over.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY:
Enid Rank
Gifting of prayer shawls for baptism, marriage, illness, sympathy as a comforting and prayerful reminder of God’s ever present Love & Grace. Meet monthly.

QUILTERS:
Mary Ann Horvath
Quilt group meets Wednesday mornings 8:30am – 1:00pm and Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm. All levels welcome.

SECRET SISTERS:
Anne Baum
Ladies participating will pick a name to be their Secret Sister to pray for and to encourage throughout the year. For all ages.

WALKING WONDERS:
Enid Rank
You’re invited to exercise for a healthier you. Lower Saucon Trail, Walnut Street entrance. Weather permitting. Every Monday, Wednesday, Fridays at 8:00am.

Youth

Sunday Morning Youth Education

Children ages birth to Kindergarten
Nursery Room: 
We provide a safe and fun place for our littlest members to play until they are ready to sit through the church service.

Children ages 4 through 6th grade
Sunday School:
 Our congregation is a welcoming and open community that encourages families of all walks of life to come and share God’s word of love and acceptance. All children are welcome to come and be themselves and see what God has in store for them.

Youth in 7th and 8th grades
Confirmation Group:
 This group consists of church youth, typically in the 7th and 8th grades, that are seeking to reaffirm the commitment to learn and grow in faith made on their behalf at their baptism. We continue our faith journey together, striving to understand that we are all God’s children: black or white… young or old… male or female… Muslim or Christian… Jew or gentile… We meet on Sunday mornings during the Christian Education hour and on other special occasions to learn about and discuss faith issues that confront us in everyday life. In the process, the youth will hopefully better understand the great gifts we all have of God’s unconditional, infinite love and grace—gifts we can never earn but ones that are always freely given—gifts we are called to respond to with a heart that is filled with love and hands committed to service toward one another.

Youth in 9th through 12th grade
 L.O.F.T.
 The L.O.F.T. is an acronym for Living Our Faith Together. The loft is a safe place where high school youth can come relax, learn, share opinions, serve the church, and just be themselves. All high school youth are welcome to join leaders Sharon Coe, Darlene Bauder and Carl Wetzel every Sunday morning from Labor Day – Memorial Day at 9:45am upstairs in the LOFT.

Outside Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Shelly 610-730-4873 Meeting every Friday from 7:00-8:30pm in the Library. 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA): June Meeting every Monday from 7:00-8:30pm in the Library. Scouts Pack Meeting: Jim Roberts Every 3rd Friday at 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall. 

Bear Creek Camp

The church offers $100 off per camper. Use the code “CLH 2018” when you register. You can get two additional discounts: $15 early bird discount if you register by March 1 and $20 off anytime with the code “BCA2018”. Contact Mark Stana with any questions.

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