Ben Salem United Church of Christ

Lehighton, PA

"Come Worship Christ - We are saving a seat for you!"

Come experience the joy of the Lord as we gather together to praise His name!

Worship Opportunities

Canceled until 9/13/2020 – live stream only – see link under COVID-19


9:15 Church Service (beginning 9/13/2020)

 - please click here for important guidelines about in-person worship services

Our Mission:

Ben Salem United Church of Christ is committed to a positive family atmosphere based upon tradition, mixed with innovation. We experience the Father, Son and Holy Spirt in our worship, music, teaching, fellowship, prayer and service to others.

Ben Salem UCC offers two well-planned worship services, one "blended", one "contemporary", with Biblically-based messages. We seek to provide a firm foundation for people to live and witness in the world. Our music ministry, including handbells, provides inspiration and many opportunities for involvement. The congregation is quite "traditional", with an even distribution of ages, yet has moved ahead by building a new sanctuary in 2002. We seek to help people be grounded in the basics of the Christian faith and empowered to stand and serve others in the world.

We invite you to come, check us out, experience a congregation that firmly believes in God and in the power of the living Jesus Christ to save us and make us new.

Contact Information

Ben Salem UCC

P.O. Box 128

Andreas, PA 18211 

Church Office: 570-386-3870

Fax: 570-386-3870

Social Hall: 570-386-4990

Church Office email: [email protected]

Pastor McGowan's email: [email protected]

Welcome to our cyber home. We welcome you to peruse our website and hope as you navigate around; you come to realize that we are a very caring and loving body of Christ. We would love to welcome you into our community of faithful followers of Christ. If you are searching for a new spiritual home, we are a church with a long history in the area and are always looking for others to join us to enhance our church community.

       My name is Pastor Michael McGowan. I was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley near Easton Pa. My wife was raised in the same community although; we now live in Bushkill Township outside of Nazareth Pa. We both have strong family ties in Pennsylvania and have found it to be a wonderful place to raise a family. My wife and I chose to stay in this area to raise our two children, Nadean and Martin.

        We also have a strong desire to stay in this region because of the wonderful people. If you decide to come to Ben Salem UCC you will find exactly what I am talking about. The people that make up this church are outgoing, friendly and caring. If you are looking for a community to share in your faith, this is a splendid place to do just that. We are a Christian community that does a good job of living through their faith. Our worship is centered on the Holy Scriptures and our fellowship is built on hospitality.

As Pastor of this loving body of Christ, I welcome you to worship and fellowship with us any time. As it is said in the United Church of Christ, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcomed here.” Come join us any time, you won’t be disappointed.

     Yours in Christ,     

     Pastor Michael McGowan


Wheelchair Accessible Facility

Hearing Devices Available

Large Print Bulletins


If you or anyone you know needs a ride to Sunday School or church, please call or e-mail the church office.