On March 13, 2016 the congregation of the United Presbyterian Church of Slatington voted to call their temporary supply pastor, the Rev. Laura Stone, as their part-time pastor. The Committee on Ministry, acting on behalf of Lehigh Presbytery, approved this call and petitioned the presbytery to appoint an Administrative Commission to install her.
On September 25, 2016 the Lehigh Presbytery installed the Rev. Laura Stone as Pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Slatington, PA.
Commissioners and clergy from the Presbytery were invited to attend this joyous occasion for the Slatington church and clergy were asked to wear red stoles.
During the prayer of installation, elders and clergy came forward to lay hands on Rev. Stone. The service was followed by a reception in their Fellowship Hall with food provided by members of the church.