painting of church by Fred Bees

Painting of First UCC by Fred Bees

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This history of First United Church of Christ, Hellertown, PA, is the result of the work of many people.  It is also the result of compiling information from many resources.  I would especially thank those who have taken the time to document the details of our church’s rich history, and have passed those details along so that others won’t forget.

Much of First UCC’s history was documented by people like Herbert Weisel (past member of our church and church historian who wrote many of the historical sketches from the mid-twentieth century), Ray Diehl, Ruth Solliday, Isabel Bauder, and Blake C. Heffner (authors of the First UCC History, prepared in 1995 for the 125th Anniversary of the founding of our Church).

I’d also like to mention the work of Henry and Mildred Laubach, who researched and wrote a detailed historical sketch for the Lower Saucon UCC (Third Avenue, Hellertown) Dedication in 1963.

In order to retain as much historical accuracy as possible, the bulk of this work consists of direct quotes from the sources listed.

I am still in the process of compiling the more recent historical events of First UCC since 1995.

Dean Shaffer  2016


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