Tuesday, March 12, 2013
You can help pick the winners in Asbury United Methodist Church's 5th Annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday by voting for your favorites.
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Tuesday, March 12
Thirty-four amateurs, three fire companies and six professional chefs will compete for top bragging rights Saturday when the Asbury United Methodist Church hosts its fifth annual Chili-Cookoff. And you can help pick the winner by tasting the chilis—sample size is 1.5 ounces—and voting for your favorites. It's all for a good cause. Proceeds from the cookoff will benefit the Lehigh County Conference of Churches. The cookoff will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Asbury at 1533 Springhouse Road in South Whitehall. The voting procedure has changed for this year, said Dick McCreight, an organizer of the event. Instead of the one-cent votes in a can: There also will be tables for the three Lehigh County Conference of Churches agencies (soup kitchen…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The community is invited to taste 40 chilies from professional, amateur and firehouse chefs and vote for their favorites in the fifth annual chili cook-off at Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Dozens of counter-protesters showed up at two South Whitehall churches and two others on Sunday where the controversial Westboro Baptist Church said it would picket.
Westboro Baptist Church's threat to protest at two South Whitehall churches and two Allentown ones on Sunday was, in the end, an idle one. The controversial church known for its extreme views on homosexuality and protests at military funerals, was a no-show. But the Kansas-based church rallied a diverse crowd that included a Sunday school teacher, a cigar afficionado club, motorcyclists in chaps and college students, to get up early on a frigid Sunday morning to publicly and peacefully take a stand against Westboro's message of hate and intolerance. Westboro's potential presence here was enough to get Ryan Bitler, 22, of Bethlehem, out of bed and attend his first protest. Bitler is a Pennsylvania National Guardsman who served a year in …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The controversial anti-gay group Westboro Baptist Church says it will protest at two South Whitehall churches Jan. 20.
Westboro Baptist Church says it is planning to stage protests at four Lehigh Valley churches including the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena in Allentown on Sunday, according to a press release posted on the group's website. Protests are planned at two South Whitehall churches - Asbury United Methodist Church and First Baptist. South Whitehall police Lt. John Christman, aware of the planned Westboro protests, said, "Often they don't show. We're hoping that occurs." He and township Manager Jon Hammer met with the pastors at the targeted churches in South Whitehall about the matter Tuesday. If Westboro does picket, authorities will "let them do what they do," he said. "Let them have their protest." However, police would need to take …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Please join us for the 10th annual Newstalk 790 WAEB Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission.
Monday, March 5, 2012
More than 30 participants impressed taste-testers during Asbury United Methodist Church's fourth annual Chili Cookoff. This year's event benefited Athletes for Christ.
Whether partial to chicken or beef, with beans or without, sweet or spicy, the variety of chilis at the fourth annual Chili Cookoff at Asbury United Methodist Church was enough to please any crowd. Smells of spices and warmth filled the air upon entering the church's Wesley Center Saturday, as competitors vied for the title of "People's Choice" -- in the amateur division and among the pros. According to event coordinator Jennifer Gast, winners were: People's Choice - Amateur (27 participants) People's Choice - Pro (four professional chefs) A total of $2,000 in freewill donations was raised throughout the evening, benefiting Athletes for Christ. The event offered chili, cornbread, popcorn, samples of chocolate pudding and free beverages. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
"I Climbed Chili Mountain" awards will be given to those who sample all the chili.
Four professional chefs and 30 amateur chefs will compete Saturday in the fourth annual chili cookoff at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall. The cook-off will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m in the Wesley Center. This year's cookoff benefits Athletes for Christ, which provides children and youth programs, Zumba and other activities for adults. "People's Choice" awards will be given, with votes being cast for each penny donated to a particular chef. Donations are freewill. "Golden Chili" awards also will be given in 10 categories. New this year is the "I Climbed Chili Mountain" award, which will be given to guests who sample all the dishes. "This is quite an undertaking," said organizer Dick McCreight, …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tammi Howorth leads third to sixth graders through week-long bell ringer course at Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall.
Tammi Howorth led a group of youngsters in a week-long Chimes Handbells and Music Performance (CHAMP) Camp at Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall. The recital was Friday. Patch photographer Betty Cauler was there. Howorth taught the youngsters, who are in third through sixth grade, how to read musical notation, play legato, bell and chime techniques and several songs.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Cub Scout Pack 12 of Asbury United Methodist Church celebrate the Fourth of July.
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Monday, July 4, 2011
With their tribute to veterans on Memorial Day weekend a success, members of Cub Scout Pack 12 of Asbury United Methodist Church once again placed flags along Tilghman Street. This time, it was to celebrate the Fourth of July. Cars honked as the scouts placed the flags one by one along the curb side. Patch thanks Cheryl Lewis for the photographs of the scouts at work, in celebration of Independence Day.