St. John UCC, Tamaqua: March 5, 2017

Fellowship is an important identity of St. John Tamaqua. Fellowship can mean a lot of things. Maybe another way of saying this is that we do ministry and share life together. A big part of our time together centers around food. We have a fellowship time after worship on Sunday morning. Coffee, punch, cookies, snack food, and cheese is served every Sunday. We share our stories with one another around the tables in the fellowship hall.

Our kitchen crew called “The United Citchen Crew”   (that’s UCC for short) also sells hoagies, soup, and halupkis throughout the year. Some of our crew is shown here. Twice that number, and more, actually serve us through the year.

We meet in the fellowship of small groups. Sunday school provides education for our children. A weekly adult bible study delves into God’s Word. Choir leads us in worship. Our choir enjoys the opportunity for a more contemporary event every Christmas as they put together a band and sing a cantata.

Opportunities for serving together are also provided. We regularly donate food for the food pantry housed at Trinity United Church of Christ, also in Tamaqua. We have walked dogs and petted cats at the animal shelter. A food drive was also done for them. For more than 10 years we have provided a Christmas party for one of the cottages at Bethany Children’s Home. The Christmas Pizza Party with Bethany has been a wonderful opportunity to discover how alike we are with one another.

We worship joyously on Sunday morning and we strive to make all we do a worship. We want to know Jesus better and show him to the world.  
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