Local Ecumenical Mission Outreach

 

     Our ecumenical mission outreach refers to those ministries which we do in inter-faith coorporation with our churches in the area.

 

     Conrad Weiser Ministerium

     Mind, Body, & Spirit Club (MB&S) - After School Kids' Program

     Conrad Weiser Food Pantry - Food Distribution to Those in Need

     Western Berks Shepherding Ministry

     Robesonia Community Blood Drive

     CROP Walk - Fighting Local & Global Hunger

 

 

Conrad Weiser Ministerium

     The Conrad Weiser Ministerium is composed of the churches and faith groups within the Conrad Weiser School District.  The pastors and priests from our churches hold monthly meetings to plan, coordinate, converse, and give mutual support.

     Some of our Conrad Weiser Ministerium activities include:an annual combined community Thanksgiving Eve worship service; Wednesday afternoon combined community worship services during the season of Lent; the annual Conrad Weiser baccalaureate worship service; Mind, Body, & Spirit Club (MB&S) after school program at Conrad Weiser West Elementary; and support of the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry, and Community Blood Drive.

 

 

Conrad Weiser Food Pantry

     St. Paul's UCC supports the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry through our donations of food and time, as well as through special monetary offerings.  We take a special collection of nonperishable food and household supplies during our annual Harvest Home worship service each fall.

     For more information about the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry, please contact a member of the Mission Committee or the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.

 

 

 

Western Berks Shepherding Ministry

     Description Coming Soon

 

 

Robesonia Community Blood Drive

MillerKeystone     St. Paul's UCC, St. Fancis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, St. Daniel's ELCA, and Trinity ELCA share together in a community blood drive in Robesonia through the Miller-Keystone Blood Center.  We host about four blood drives a year, rotating to each of our different churches.  We invite you to come give a pint and give the gift of life.  As Christ sacrificed of his own blood that we might have everlasting life, we are invited to sacrifice of ourselves - giving the gift of life, sharing the hope of Christ. 

     "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends."  (John 15:12-13).

     For more information about the Blood Drive, to make a donation appointment, and/or to help with the refreshments please contact Kathie Matthew (the blood drive coordinator for St. Paul's UCC).  Appointments are encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.

     For more information about the Miller-Keystone Blood Center or to fill out your donation questionnaire ahead of time, go to www.giveapint.org.  Please note, if filling out your questionnaire online, you must do it on the same day as your donation.

 

Blood Drive Schedule for 2016

     Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 2:00pm-7:00pm

          at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Robesonia

     Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00noon

          at St. Paul's UCC, Robesonia

     Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00pm-7:00pm (tentative times)

          at St. Daniel's ELCA, Robesonia

     Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 2:00pm-7:00pm (tentative times)

          at Trinity ELCA, Robesonia

 

 

CROP Walkresized Cropwalk 2010

     CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by the ecumenical faith-based organization Church World Service (CWS) and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. 

     CROP Hunger Walks help to support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts around the world. In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community.  St. Paul's UCC generally participates in the Reading-Berks CROP Walk, which benefits our local Greater Berks Food Bank.  Our walk usually takes place in October.  For the date and information about the next CROP Walk, click on this Upcoming CROP Walk link.

     CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs something CWS has learned through some 68 years of working in partnership around the world.

     CROP began in 1947 and the CROP Hunger Walks began in 1969.  For more about the history of the Crop walk, click on this CROP Hunger Walk information link.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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