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St. Paul’s U.C.C., Fleetwood
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Supper will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s U.C.C., 5 West Arch St., Fleetwood. All you can eat, family-style, dessert and beverage included. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Children younger than age 4 eat for free. Wheelchair accessible.
Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, Kutztown
Holiday Bazaar will be held at Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, Kutztown, on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, food, cookies and baked goods are available for purchase. A raffle will also be held.
Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Fleetwood
There will be a community Thanksgiving Service at Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, 16 Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood, on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. For more information, all the church at 610-682-7664.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kutztown
St. John’s will be sponsoring a “Christmas Breakfast with Friends” on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The breakfast will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, juice, and coffee. Children 3 and under are free. Bring two non-perishable items to be donated to Friend, Inc., and $1 will be deducted from an adult breakfast. Get in the holiday spirit, enjoy a terrific breakfast, and help Friend, Inc. Hope to see you there!
Maidencreek Church, 261 Main St., Blandon, will host the Fleetwood Area Community Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Pastor’s from St. Paul’s U.C.C. and St. Paul’s ELCA, both of Fleetwood, will join Pastor’s from Maidencreek Church in leading the worship service. You are asked to bring items to create school kits which will be donated to area’s effected by Hurricane Sandy. An offering will be taken to help those affected by Sandy. A time of fellowship will follow the service. For more information about school kits please call 610-926-3907.
Hope Lutheran Church, Bowers
Hope Lutheran Church, 550 Fleetwood Road, Bowers, on Nov. 18 at 10:15 a.m. will host Harvest Home Sunday, 9 a.m. Confirmation and Adult Sunday school. 10 a.m. Kids Church for ages nursery to fourth grade.
Nov. 20 - Loaves and Fishes Free Dinner, Trinity Lutheran, Topton, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Menu: stroganoff, rolls, dessert, drinks.
Nov. 21 - Thanksgiving Eve Worship at Christ Lutheran, Dryville. 7 p.m. Worship. All Are Welcome!
Nov. 25 - Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m.
Zion’s Union Church, Maxatawny
Worshippers will gather Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Zion’s Union Church, Maxatawny, to give thanks in song and preached Word, to Almighty God, from whom all blessings flow. You are invited to join us.
Becker’s, St. Peter’s Lutheran and Zion Moselem Lutheran
Sunday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. Becker’s, St. Peter’s Lutheran, 265 Maiden Creek Rd., Richmond Twp, and 10:45 a.m. at Zion Moselem Lutheran, 340 Moselem Church Rd., Richmond Twp., worship services with supply Pastor Charles Adami, Jr. Sacrament of Holy Communion will be shared at Zion Moselem.
Sunday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. at Becker’s, St. Peter’s Lutheran 265 Maiden Creek Rd., Richmond Twp. and 10:45 a.m. at Zion Moselem Lutheran, 340 Moselem Church Rd., Richmond Twp. worship services with supply Pastor Victor Kroninger. “Sing Out With Joy” will be the theme for a music filled worship service with lots of congregational singing. Please join us at either church for a wonderful inspirational morning. Celebration of Holy Communion will be shared on this special Christ the King Sunday.
Huff’s Union Church
Sunday, Nov. 18, worship is at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. our youth will hand out bags for donations for Allentown Rescue Mission at Giants in Trexlertown.
Nov. 18 at 9:15 a.m. Prayerful Presence Group meets.
Nov. 18 at 9:15 a.m. there will be a pre-communion session.
Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. there will be a joint Thanksgiving Eve Service at Huff’s with St. Peter’s Union Church participating.
Choir practice starts in September. We have a Bell Choir, Cherub & Junior Choirs and a Senior Choir. Anyone interested in choirs may contact Gloria Adams at 610-845-2744.
Zions Union Church
Cemetery Clean Up: ALL flower/wreath arrangements must be removed from the cemetery by the 3rd Saturday of November. The only exceptions will be the arrangements attached to the top of the tombstones. Cemetery clean-up will take place Nov. 17 (weather permitting).
New Member Classes – Those who are interested in becoming members of Zion’s are asked to attend an initial meeting on Nov. 18 at 9:15 a.m. (upstairs in the church). The purpose of this meeting is to explain the New Member program. If you are interested in membership or know of someone who is, contact the church office.
WELCA will meet Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. They will continue Called to Obey God, Part 6 – “Stop Huffing and Puffing”. The leader is Vivian Angstadt.
A Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The service will prepare our hearts to give thanks to Almighty God, from whom all blessings flow. Please join us.
Live Nativity on Saturday evening, Dec. 8 (rain date Dec. 9). Shows will run between 5 and 7:30 p.m. and are held every half hour with the last show at 7 p.m.
Huff’s Union and St. Peter’s Union
Huff’s Union Church and St. Peter’s Union Church will host a Thanksgiving Eve worship service on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Huff’s Union Church (Hereford township). All are welcome to come anytime after 6 p.m. to peruse the Thanksgiving displays, and to read or write a Thanksgiving prayer. Special music by the Huff’s Church bell choir and joint adult choirs of the two congregations.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown
A live, interactive nativity, like you’ve never seen before will take place on Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main Street, Kutztown. Along with mission partner, Hope Lutheran Church, Reading, the streets of Bethlehem will come alive as it was over 2,000 years ago. Families will hear, smell and taste what life was like when Jesus was born. Bethlehem will be bustling with census takers, bread bakers and Roman soldiers. Innkeepers will offer rooms to those coming for the census. Children will be able to touch their surroundings and talk with the people of Bethlehem as they move about in their daily lives. View the starry night sky as seen by the shepherds, tending their sheep. Come into the stable, and view all its wonder as Mary and Joseph look upon their baby Jesus and share their experience with you. Live animals, games, crafts and food will enhance the power of that one special night.
Youth and adult members of Trinity Lutheran Church and Hope Lutheran Church, Reading, will come together to reenact this one, special night. It is geared towards people of all ages, especially children. This is an outreach, extended to all in the community, regardless of faith or denomination.
We welcome you to come and enjoy the real reason for the Christmas season!
Salem E.C. Church
2150 Old 22
This week at Salem Church: Our Worship Services were held at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School was held at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented the message “Servanthood & Slavery” based on Matthew 20:20-28. Our nursery attendant was Ann Dusing. Our Junior church leader was Yvonne Mollica. If you attended the early service, you were greeted by Wayne Adam. If you attended the late service, you were greeted by Peggie Rush.
Upcoming Events: We have worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Our Men’s Group meets Monday at 7 p.m. Pilates is Wednesday at 6 p.m., & volleyball is Thursday at 7 p.m. Our Women’s Bible Study meets Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Youth Breakaway is the last Sunday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Time-Out for ages 2-12 is Nov. 16 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Please feel welcomed to come and join us at any time. For more information on Salem church and our events you can visit us on the web at www.wearesalem.org or call the church office at 610-562-5033. Our weekly bulletins, sermon outlines, and monthly newsletters are also posted on our web page.
St. Paul’s U.C.C., Kutztown
St. Paul’s Women’s Guild will host the Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s U.C.C., 47 South Whiteoak St., Kutztown. Includes Christmas mice, baked goods, ornaments, cookies, crafts, food, eat-in or take out, decorations, white elephant. Call 610-683-3393.
St. John’s U.C.C., Kutztown
St. John’s U.C.C., Whiteoak and Walnut streets, Kutztown, will have their annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church social rooms. A selection of Christmas decorations, knitted items, white elephant table, selection of books. Visit the Country Kitchen for Christmas cookies, cakes, pies and homemade candy, Chow Chow, and jellies. A 2 p.m. a “Lone Star” quilt will be raffled, plus other prizes. A cafeteria style lunch will be served, that includes BBQ, hot dogs, soups, homemade desserts. Takeout orders will be filled.
Wyomissing Church of the Brethren
Holiday Gift and Craft Show will be held on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wyomissing Church of the Brethren, 2200 State Hill Road, Wyomissing. Call 610-375-8451, www.wcotb.org.