Bishop Hopeton Clennon is the new senior pastor of Central Moravian Church.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, January 17
Central Moravian Church has welcomed the Rt. Rev. C. Hopeton Clennon, formerly chaplain of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, as the new Senior Pastor effective Jan. 16. Bishop Clennon will be installed in a special service on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. He has been pastor to many Moravian churches in Jamaica and to three churches in the United States: Faith in Washington, D.C., Schoeneck in Upper Nazareth Township, and Downey near Los Angeles. “Many of us know Hopeton and Shelia [his wife] as members of the congregation,” said Mary Catherine Tachovsky, president of the Board of Trustees, and William Sachs, vice president of the Board of Elders, in a joint letter to the congregation. “Others know Hopeton as a friend, as a …
Funeral services for Merv Heller of Bethlehem are set for August 28 at Central Moravian Church.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Mervin A. Heller Jr. of Bethlehem and formerly of Berks County died on Aug. 21, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital following a prolonged illness. Heller was former chair of the U.S. Open tennis competition - one of the most prestigious events in sports. He was born June 10, 1947, in Reading, Pa., son of the late Mervin A. Heller Sr. and Rachel Turkington. Mervin will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Jan S. Heller of Bethlehem; daughters: Marnie A. Healey and her husband, Nathan, of Wyomissing, Christina Heller of Los Angeles, CA, Katie Heller of San Francisco, CA, and Jenna Berninger of Baltimore, MD; as well as his grandchildren, Ana and Vieve Healey. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Lillian Heller. He will be remembered for his dynamic …