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December 2007

Get to Know Your Congregation!
Introducing .... Mary Ann Ramey

Mary Ann Ramey is a resident of 3221 Clear Stream Drive, Whitehall, not too far away from the house she grew up in.

As a young girl she attended and was confirmed in First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua. She fondly remembers attending Sunday school, learning bible stories; the picnics at Camp Brainerd and her special memories of Vacation Bible School (where her mother and Jeannette Hause volunteered), where they did crafts and sang songs that she later taught her own children. She also remembers Barbara Quigg, the youth program and the plays they put on. The youth sold tickets to the community.

She graduated from Whitehall-Coplay High School. During her high school years you could always find her in the art department painting. After graduation she attended Lehigh County Community College where she was the editor of the yearbook. She graduated from LVCC with an associate in Business Administration and an Associate in Purchasing and Material Management. Later in life she went to De Sales University. In 1994 she graduated from De Sales University, Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business and then went on to graduate in 2001 from De Sales with a Master Degree in Business Administration.

After she married, her family attended Grace United Church in Northampton. There she taught Sunday school for seventeen years, teaching her class the bible stories, and songs she learned at the First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.

Mary Ann has worked for Whitehall Township as the purchasing agent since 1989. She also served as president of PAPPA (Pennsylvania Public Purchasing Association) and as president of the LVCPC (Lehigh Valley Cooperative Purchasing Council). In 1996 she obtained her CPPO (Certified Public Purchasing Official), under the National Institute of Government Purchasing.

Mary Ann enjoys painting pictures, photography, videos and creating special gifts utilizing photos and the computer for friends and family. Mary Ann's most favorite thing in the world is spending time with her sons (Paul, Michael and Richard), grandchildren (Jocelyn, Cole and Skye) and her fiancé, Gregg Miller.

In 1994 she purchased a home in Hokendauqua and decided to check out the church she grew up in. She was overwhelmed with the welcomed responses from familiar faces as well as new faces. She realized, she found her home, her new church family in The First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.

In 2003, she has served as Vice President of Session, and is currently serving as an elder on session. Mary Ann compiled the 150th Anniversary Book for our church. She feels blessed and thankful to belong to such a warm and loving church.

Turning Point

We are still collecting used cell phones and have now added the collection of empty printer cartridges for Turning Point. Please place your phones and cartridges in the box on the table in front of Fellowship Hall. Turning Point can receive up to $3.50 for each phone or cartridge. Thank you.


The choir will start practicing again on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m. Voices needed! Come join us for a fun and rewarding time.

Chime Choir

The chime choir will start practicing again on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:15 p.m. Chimers needed! Come ding with us!

Deacons Prayer List

Bodish Family
Teens and young adults
Church ministries
Armed Service Personnel
Jeannette Hause and family
Teachers & Pupils
Linton Family

Additional Prayer Concerns:

Family and Friends of David Hause III
Monica & Mario Vasquez
Linton Family
Baby Makayla Fickes
Fehnel Family
Maria Schedler
Jim Hodes
David Troxell
Tim Billig

If you have any changes or additions to the prayer lists please contact the church office (610-264-9693) or Lila Bowman.


Mr. Ray Bottazzi - C20 Whitehall Manor, 1177 Sixth St., Whitehall, PA. 18052

Mrs. Ruth DeLong - 4230 Dorney Park Rd., Apt. 401, Allentown, PA. 18104

Mr./Mrs. James DeWalt 3108 N. 3rd St., Whitehall, PA 18052

Ms. Kathryn Fogel - Phoebe Terrace, Apt. 201, 1940 Turner St., Allentown, PA. 18104

Mrs. Evelyn Groller - Country Meadows, Rm. 18, building 4, 4007 Green Pond Rd. Bethlehem, PA. 18020

Jeanette and David Hause III - 247 E. Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18109

Mrs. Mary Lorah - 1801 Newport Ave., Apt. 212, Northampton, PA 18067

Mr. William J. Marks, Sr. - 3227 N. 3rd St. Whitehall, PA. 18052

Mrs. Norma O'Connor - 212 Orchard Drive #1, Whitehall, PA. 18052

Mr. Titus Ruch Sr. - 1419 W. Linden Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Mrs. Catherine Woodley - Eastern Comfort III 206 Diamond Street, Slatington, PA 18080

(Cards and prayers are some ways we can show our love for those in need within our church family.)

Parish Nurse

Our church may be looking for another Parish Nurse. If any RNs in the congregation are interested, please contact the church office at 610-264-9693 or someone on Session. Thanks!

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