Feb. 15-March 14 – Easter Egg candy sale at Schwarzwald UCC

The Annual Easter Egg Project at Schwarzwald UCC, 75 Church Lane Road, Jacksonwald, Reading, will start on February 15. Orders must be placed each Wednesday by 6:30 p.m. to receive your orders for that week. Cost is $9.00 a pound. Place your orders by calling the church at 610-779-0850 or by emailing info@schwarzwalducc-pa.org.

The last day to call in orders is March 14 for orders to be filled to be filled on March 15, 22 and 23.

February 17 – March 17 – Lenten Awakenings @ First UCC, Spring City

First UCC Church, 145 Chestnut St., Spring City (, will hold Lenten Awakenings Saturdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am from February 17 – March 17.  We will be discussing the book “Bread of Angels” by Barbara Brown Taylor.

Please make sure to purchase your own book prior to the first event on February 17th.

Rev. Erick Kern will lead this study. Please call 610.948.4516 with questions

February 18 – March 18 – Lenten Awakenings at Maidencreek Church, Blandon

Maidencreek Church, 261 Main St Blandon, will hold Lenten Awakenings Sundays from 4:00 – 5:30 PM from February 18 – March 18.  We will be discussing the book Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love by William H. Willimon. In his introduction, Willimon remembers a translation from Greek class “1 John 4:15 Perfect love casts out fear. I recall the professor saying ‘In 1 John, the Greek is easy to read, but its message is hard to live.’” As we read this small 90 page book, we will we will discuss some tough questions: How do you balance self-preservation with unconditional welcome? Who am I called to love? How might Christ, who welcomed me, call me to make the” Other” my neighbor. How can we redefine the “Other”?

Please make sure to purchase your own book prior to the first event on February 18th.

Pastor Sara and Gary Hertzog will lead this study. Please call 610.926.3907 or email pastorsarahertzog@gmail.com if you plan to attend so we can prepare.

March 4 – Organ Re-dedication and Concert @ Phoebe Wyncote

Wyncote, PA – Phoebe Wyncote, 208 Fernbrook Avenue, will hold an organ re-dedication service and concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The event will celebrate the history of the organ and its organists. It will feature The Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks Cope, Director of Pastoral Care for Phoebe Ministries and his son, Taylor Cope, as well as Collin O’Malley, an organist studying at West Chester University, and Bob Masenheimer, conductor of the Phoebe Berks Choraleers.

The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by light refreshments and fellowship.

Space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend.  Seat reservations should be made by Tuesday, February 27 by calling 215-461-2103 or emailing jasmith@phoebe.org.

March 4 – Jeffrey Mensendiek as Guest Preacher @ Christ Church UCC, Norristown

Christ Church UCC,  will be welcoming Global Ministries Partner and Chaplain of Kwansei Gakuin University, Jeffrey Mensendiek, as their guest preach for their 10:45 worship service on March 4th. In addition to guest preaching, he will join the Sunday school hour (9:30-10:30) for a Q & A time, and will remain, post service, for a light luncheon honoring our former Consistory President.
Feel free to join us at 1003 W. Marshall, Norristown


May 5 – Progressive Christian Worship Music Workshop w/ Brian Sirchio @ New Goshenhoppen, East Greenville

Featuring Rev. Bryan Sirchio

UCC minister, singer/songwriter, author, and Convergence Music Project CEO Bryan Sirchio will lead a fun, heart-warming and mind-expanding day.
Drawing from his critically acclaimed book, The 6 Marks of Progressive Christian Worship Music, we’ll sing, talk, and reflect on why worship music is so important and why the language, theology, and message of the songs we sing in worship have unique power to form us spiritually and inspire us to work toward the realization of God’s Dream of justice and Shalom for the world.  We’ll also learn about a new source of progressive worship music called The Convergence Music Project.
Learn more about Bryan and his music at www.sirchio.com.

BS Music Workshop flyer

Register at:  https://psecsirchio.eventbrite.com

First Saturday of Month – Informal, 5-pm Church Service – Leesport

Trinity United Church of Christ, 17 N Centre Ave. ( Rt. 61) in Leesport 19533 is offering an informal church service including Holy Communion the first Saturday of each month at 5 PM. All are welcome – come as you are.

Homeless Outreach – Saturdays, November through April @ Trinity Reformed UCC, Pottstown

Join members of the Trinity UCC Pottstown Area Homeless Outreach on
Saturday’s from 8 am– 4:30 pm.
Providing a warm place for the homeless, job search activities, lunch, movies, games and fellowship.
For more information and to register visit sign up by clicking here.

3rd Wed of each month (Sept. thru May) – Salem Prime Timers & lunch at Salem UCC in Doylestown

Salem Prime Timers meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September through May at noon for lunch and entertainment at Salem UCC 186 E. Court St. Doylestown, PA 18901.
Lunch will be  sandwiches, sides, beverage and dessert. $5 per person.
Register at Salem UCC, admin@salemdoylestownucc.org or 215-348-9860.
All are welcome!

Tuesday Afternoons – Sewing for a Cause @ Trinity Reformed UCC, Pottstown

Trinity Reformed UCC, 60 N. Hanover Street in Pottstown 19464 teaches low-income and homeless people how to sew on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00pm . If you are a sewer, and would like to share your gifts with others, please contact Barbara Cooper through the church: 610-326-2243.

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