Recent and Upcoming Events

 

 

Youth Fellowship Group Bi-Monthly Meetings

Thursday, March 14 & 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

Thursday, April 11 & 25 at 6:00pm

YouthGroup Star_Jumping     Our regular youth group meetings are on the second and last Thursdays of the month from 6:00-7:00pm, and are intended for grades 5-12 (and/or up to age 21).

     During our monthly meetings we have time for fellowship, prayer, learning, fun, and the youth planning for their own upcoming activities, all with appropriate adult supervision (who are approved through our SafeConduct process).

     Click on this Youth Fellowship Group link to go to our youth group page for more information about our youth group, upcoming youth group activities, additional youth group links, and more.

 

 

 

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm

     The Youth Group is going ice skating on Saturday, March 23 from 5:00pm-7:00pm during the open skate time at Body Zone3103 Papermill Road; Reading, PA 19610.

     The Youth Group has decided to use some of their funds to help offset the cost, so the cost will only be $10.00 per youth for admission and rental.

      For more information about this event, please contact Pastor Ben Motz at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.  For more information about the Youth Group and other upcoming youth activities, click on this Youth Group link.

     To view pics from this event, click on this Ice Skating Photos link.

 

 


Soup 'n' Such  and  St. Paul's Clothing Closet

Last Thursday of the Month

Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm

Thursday. April 25, 2019 from 4:00-6:00

Image of Soup and Meal     Once a month St. Paul's UCC offers "Soup & Such" and the "St. Paul's Clothing Closet."

     Soup & Such is a free meal for all served from 4:00-6:00pm on the second and last Thursday of the month. 

          (Volunteers are welcome to come and help prepare and set up at 2:00pm).

     St. Paul's Clothing Closet offers a free bag of gently used children's clothing from 4:00-6:00pm.

More Information

     You can click on this Soup & Such link for more information and for this year's schedule, or contact the chairperson of the Mission Committee, Steve Miller.

     You can click on this St. Paul's Clothing Closet for more information, or contact coordinator Robin Henning.  We are continually looking for donations of gently used children's clothing.

 

 

 

Called To Care Training

C2C RedBlackLogo_2016Session #1: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

Session #1: Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

Session #2: TBA
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Session #7: TBA

     “Called-To-Care” (C2C) is our seven session training program for lay persons engaged in the visitation ministry to our hospitalized, ill, and homebound members.

     Our next session will be Sunday, March 24 from 3:00-5:00pm (this is a duplicate session of that which was offered on Wednesday, February 27 from 6:00-8:00pm, for those that missed the February 27 session).  There is no fee to participate in this training session.  Pre-registration is encouraged to make sure that we have enough materials.  To pre-register, please contact the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.


Background of the C2C Program:    

     “Called-To-Care” (C2C) is the UCC program for lay church members to minister to the sick, hospitalized, grieving, and others in need.  It is used in many different congregations and nursing home facilities throughout the country to train and organize lay visitation.
    In 2017, it was instituted as St. Paul’s UCC official lay visitation program.
    In the past couple of years, Pastor Ben has taught this twice here at St. Paul’s for our members and members of Zion’s UCC in Womelsdorf.
    All elders (whether currently on Consistory or not) are to complete at least session #1 & #2 by the end of February 2019, which addresses such issues as confidentiality, initiating a visit, basic do’s and don’t’s of a hospital or home visit, and more.  All elders who are providing communion are to also complete session #7, which goes over the serving of communion.
    For more information about C2C or VCT Ministry, please contact Pastor Ben Motz at 610-621-5770 or PastorMotz@sprucc.org.

 

Joining the Visitation Care Team Ministry:

    Although all elders vow to assist in prayers and visits as a part of their ordination vows, other members are also welcome to participate in our VCT Ministry.  However, to make sure our visits are safe and appropriate, VCT members do need: (1) to be trained in visiting (and have completed at least sessions #1 & #2 before their first visit); (2) be approved to visit by the Spiritual Council; and (3) be approved by Christian Ed through our Safe Conduct process to visit the sick and vulnerable within our church.

     If you are interested in being a part of the VCT Ministry, please contact the pastor, and/or the visitation coordinators: Terry Pastor and Sheri Rowe.

 

 

 

GiveUpSomethingBadForLentGiving Up Something Bad

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 6:30pm

Sundays, March 10 to April 7 at 6:30pm

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

      This year our weekly evening theme will be "Giving Up Something Bad for Lent."  Will be using James W. Moore's book Give Up Something Bad for Lent to guide us in prayer, discussion, worship, and scripture reflection.

     The first in this seven part series will begin on Ash Wednesday in the upstairs sanctuary.  This will be our introduction to the topic, as well as our traditional Imposition of Ashes and the serving of Holy Communion in the pews.

     Over the next five Sundays (March 10 to April 7) we will be gathering in the downstairs Miller Fellowship Hall for worship with prayer, music, scripture reflection, and a different topical focus based on giving up something bad for Lent.  These gatherings will be instead of weekly Wednesday evening worship.  (Please note - there is NO weekly Wednesday worship for Lent this year).  This will give us the additional opportunity to explore: (1) how well Sunday evening's work for a weekly worship experience (as opposed to Wednesdays); (2) how well an evening gathering in the Miller Fellowship Hall with a different format might work; and (3) how well using the projection system might work for sharing in Christian music videos as a part of our gathering.  In addition, since AA meets downstairs on Wednesdays, by having gathering on a Sunday evening, we will have greater access to the nursery room for parents who may be in need of us offering an appropriately supervised nursery those evenings.  We are intending for a relaxed atmosphere those five Sunday evenings.  We will be offering light refreshments those evenings, and we invite all to come dressed casually.  We hope that all who are able will come out, give this Lenten experimental worship a try, and give us your feedback about the experience.

     On Maundy Thursday, April 18 we will begin worship in the downstairs Miller Fellowship Hall with a free light meal, communion, and our seventh and final chapter of Give Up Something Bad for Lent, which is "Wrap Your Armas Around Something Good for Easter."  We will then conclude worship with our traditional Tenebrae Worship Service ("Service of Shadows") in the upstairs sanctuary.

     There is no need to purchase a book for this series (although you certainly may if you like the topic), and there is no fee for the weekly refreshments or Thursday's meal.  Visitors as always are very, very welcome.

     For more information about the theme or to help with worship, refreshments, paraments and decorations, or set-up, please contact any member of the Worship Committee, including Terry Pastor, Chairperson; Sheri Rowe, Consistory Liaison; and Liz Brunner, Sub-committee Coordinator.

     To help with nursery during any of these seven evenings, please contact Elsa Wertz, Christian Education Chairperson.  [As with all nursery care, volunteers must be CHYLD Worker approved (having approved clearances, etc) before working with the children and youth within our church].

 

 

 

What Every Police Officer Wants Gun Owners to Know

Sunday, March 31 at 1:00pm

     Dan Billings has spent more that 40 years in law enforcement and security. As a police academy instructor for the past 24 years, he has taught officers in dozens of topics including, Use of Force, Officer Safety, Avoiding Ambush Situations, Civil Law, and De-Escalation Techniques.  He is the Director of Security for the Senate of Pennsylvania in the State Capitol. Previously he was in charge of the F.O.P. Critical Incident Stress Program for 26 years and responded to a significant number of police involved shootings.
    He will be presenting the importance of safety regarding owning, storing and carrying a firearm. He is a proponent of the right to bear arms under the second amendment and a very strong advocate for doing so safely. Police officers routinely encounter people in possession of firearms, both legally and illegally. Many illegally possessed firearms are stolen from law abiding citizens. He will discuss the many factors that should be considered before, during and after a citizen decides to use a firearm to stop a criminal act.
    All are welcome to attend.
    Mark the date on your calendar and plan to join us on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
    Following the 10:25am worship service, there will be a free luncheon in our Fellowship Hall at about 11:45am, and this free seminar will begin at 1:00pm.
  If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.

 

 

 

Afternoon Community Worship During Lent

Lenten Afternoons

Wednesdays at 12:00noon

     Details coming soon.  For more information, please contact Terry Pastor, Chair of the Worship Committee.

     Lenten Worship Schedule

Below is the schedule for the Wednesday Lenten services at noon.

    March 13th- St. Francis, Robesonia
    March 20th- Zion Lutheran, Womelsdorf
    March 27th- Trinity Lutheran, Wernersville
    April 3- St. Daniels, Robesonia
    April 10- Trinity Lutheran, Robesonia

 

 

 

Ordination 003Ordination & Installation

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 10:25am

5th Sunday in Lent

     During our 10:25am worship service we will be ordaining and installing a new deacon and a new elder for ministry at St. Paul's UCC.

     We will also be sharing in Holy Communion on this first Sunday in the month of April.

     For more information about this worship service, please contact Terry Pastor, chair of the Worship Committee at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org. 

 

 

 

ReclaimingGreatComCvrMissional Approach Workshop

Originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -- Postponed to April 30

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm

    As part of our “2020 Vision - Six Year Growth Plan,” we have adopted the Missional Approach as our philosophy to evangelism and church growth.  The Missional Approach to evangelism and church growth is all about reclaiming the Great Commission and living out the Great Commandment.
    Pastor Ben will be offering a workshop on the Missional Approach on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:00-8:00pm.  The workshop will cover our long-range "2020 Vision - Six Year Growth Plan"; the missional approach philosophy of church growth, the discernment process, and highlights from Reclaiming the Great Commission (one of our main resource books for this approach).

     [This is a repeat of the same workshop that was offered on Wednesday, January 16, 2019; and it is a postponement of the workshop previously scheduled for Wed, April 10].

     This free workshop is open to members and visitors alike.  Preregistration is encouraged, so that we can have enough materials photocopied in advance.  To register, please use the sign up sheet in the hallway or contact the church office at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770 by Sunday, April 28.
     As part of the Six Year Growth Plan, all Consistory members and all Standing Committee Chairpersons who did not attend this refresher last year, should attend this workshop this year, as well as other leaders and staff.  For more information about this workshop, please contact Pastor Ben at 610-621-5770 or PastorMotz@sprucc.org.

 

 

 

Ham & Dandelion Dinner

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     More information coming soon.....

 

     You can pay with cash or check at the door.  To purchase your tickets online, click on this Online Purchase link, in the "Fund-Raiser Line" type in the total amount of your ticket(s) and type in "Ham & Dandelion" or just "H&D" for your description, enter your payment method, print your receipt, and bring that receipt along with you to the dinner.

 

     For more information about the dinner, please contact Mike Keffer, Chairperson of the Men's Fellowship Group, or Steve Miller, Chaiperson of the Fund-Raiser Committee.  For more information or for assistance in using the online purchasing option, please contact the Financial Secretary Terry Pastor at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770.

 

 

 

Geocaching-multicolored-watercolor-splashGeocaching - Youth Group

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:00pm

      The youth group is planning a Sunday afternoon geocaching activity at Blue Marsh.  We will meet at 1:00pm at the church parking lot, and carpool to the Old Church Road parking lot at Blue Marsh (which is located between the bridge and the intersection of Old Church Road and Route 183).  We will begin hiking from that parking lot at 1:30pm.

      If you are interested in going, please let Pastor Ben know if you will be meeting at the church parking lot at 1:00pm or at the Old Church Road parking lot at 1:30pm.  Please also let him know if you need transportation.

      There is no fee for this event.  Friends in grades 5 and up are welcome.  Expect to be hiking for a few hours as we look for the geocache.

      (This activity was originally scheduld for Sunday, February 24, but was postponed due to the winter weather that day).

      In the event of significant rain, this event will be postponed.  Announcements about postponements will be made during worship that Sunday morning, and we will strive to add that to our Snow Cancellation web page.

      If you do not have a Youth Registration Form on file at the church office (which includes allergy and emergency contact information), please click on this Youth Registration Form link, print the form, fill it out, and bring it with you to this activity.  If you are not sure if you have this form on file, simply contact the church office at 610621-5770 or office@sprucc.org to inquire.

 

    What to wear and bring:

           ☐ dress in layers (so you can add or subtract layers as you get cool/warm)

           ☐ wear a water resistant jacket or snow coat (in case of showers or snow)

           ☐ wear/bring a knit hat (winter hat, even if you have a hoodie)

           ☐ wear wool or synthetic socks (if possible), not cotton (to decrease chances of blisters)

           ☐ pack an extra pair of socks in a ziptop bag (incase your feet get wet)

           ☐ wear gloves

           ☐ pack an extra pair of gloves (incase your 1st pair get wet)

           ☐ bottle of water

           ☐ snacks (such as granola, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, jerky, etc).

           ☐ small backpack to carry your snacks, water bottle, extra socks, etc.

           ☐ any medication that your parents instruct you to have with you

                 (please let one of the adult leaders know if you are bringing medication)

           ☐ handheld GPS or phone with a geocaching app

           ☐ energy and a sense of fun and adventure

 

      For more information about our youth group and a list of upcoming youth group activities, please click on this Youth Fellowship Group link to go to our youth group page.

 

 

 

Palm Sunday

PalmProcession 2017_02Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:25am

      The Sunday before Easter is "Palm Sunday" and "Passion Sunday."  Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  Passion Sunday commemerates the beginning of Holy Week.  We will have our traditional "Blessing of the Palms" this Sunday, and we will have enough palms for everyone to be able to take a blessed palm branch home with them.

     For more information about this worship service, please contact any member of the Worship Committee (Terry Pastor Chairperson and Sheri Rowe Liaison).

 

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 11:45am

      St. Paul’s is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 14, following the Sunday worship service for the youth ages 0-12.  We are asking for donations of individually wrapped candy to put into plastic eggs and dyed, hard boiled eggs.  Thank you.

      For more information, please contact the Christian Education Committee: Elsa Wertz or the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.




Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

Image result for maundy thursday clipart     On Maundy Thursday Jesus gathered with the disciples for the Feast of Passover.  They shared in a meal.  He took bread, blessed it and broke it, and instituted the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion).  He then took his disciples to a garden to pray, where he was betrayed and crucified.
     On Thursday, April 18 at 6:30pm, we will begin worship in the Fellowship Hall at table with one another.  We will have a free light meal and communion.  Then we will process to the sanctuary for Tenebrae - the service of shadows - where we will pray, hear the last words of Christ, and strip the altar in preparation of his crucifixion, as the sanctuary slowly becomes shrouded in darkness.
     We hope you will join us for this meaningfully spiritual service.

     The meal is provided by the church; there is no charge for the meal, and there is no need to bring any food along with you.  As always, visitors, friends, and members are all equally welcome.

     (Please note, with having Tenebrae included in our Maundy Thursday worship service, we will not be having a separate Good Friday worship service).

 

 

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21, 2019

6:15am - Sunrise Worship

    Our Easter Sunrise worship service will begin outdoors around a fire with candlelight, right before sunrise, and conclude in the sanctuary.  There will be the processional of the cross, the return of the light to the sanctuary, and Holy Communion.

 

7:45am - Easter Breakfast

    The Men's Group will be preparing and serving breakfast shortly after the Sunrise Worship service and before Sunday school begins

 

9:15am - Sunday School

    We will have our usual Sunday school classes for all ages at our usual 9:15am time.

 

10:25am - Worship

   Our second Easter worship service will take place at our regular time 10:25am.  We will have a chidlren's sermon, regular sermon. children's bulletins, available nursery, the choir, the bell choir, and Holy Communion.   Join us for the celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

     For more information about our Easter worship services, please contact any member of the Worship Committee (Terry Pastor Chairperson and Sheri Rowe Liaison). 

 

 

 

Exploring Faith Series

     and New Member Class

NewMember ChurchBldgBegins: Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 9:15am

Pre-registration Date: Sunday, April 21
(Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, walk-ins welcome)

    This four week series begins on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  Our classes will be from 9:15am - 10:15am, and will be held downstairs in the Miller Fellowship Hall.
    During this series we will be learning about God, the Bible, the UCC denomination,  discipleship, St. Paul's UCC, the sacraments, your questions, and more.  This class is helpful for new members and those considering membership - without any pressure to join the church.
    The series will be led by Pastor and will cover such topics as....
      (1)   Why and how do we as Christians use the Bible
      (2)   How and why we worship in the way that we do
      (3)   Prayer practices
      (4)   Baptism and Holy Communion
      (5)   Who is God and what is the Trinity
      (6)   History, structure, creeds, and statements of faith of the UCC
      (7)   Learning about the Spiritual Gifts God has given each of us
      (8)   The Mission & Vision of St. Paul’s UCC
      (9)   The new SafeConduct policies processes within St. Paul’s UCC
      (10) and more....    
    This class also serves as our New Member Class.  If you participate in this class, there is no obligation or pressure to join.  This adult class is open to visitors, new members, long-time members, and everyone in between.
    If you joined St. Paul’s UCC within the past year or two, and have not taken this class, you are especially encouraged to participate, as we want you to know your church well.
    You are welcome to participate even if you cannot make all the classes.  Even if you can only make a couple of the classes, we are happy to have you participate.  There is no fee.
    Please pre-register for the class by contacting the church office at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770 or sign up in the narthex hallway (preferably by Sunday, April 21), so we can be sure to have enough materials for everyone for our first day of class.  However, you need not pre-register, walk-ins will be very welcome.

     Please note: The Exploring Faith Series is normally a six week series, but due to other scheduling conflicts, we will be condensing the spring 2019 series to just four weeks.
     For more information about this series, please contact Pastor Ben Motz at 610-621-5770 or PastorMotz@sprucc.org.

 

 

 

Holy Humor Sunday

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:25am

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     Our youth group has selected this year's Holy Humor Sunday's theme, which is "Drawn to Christ."

     We invite you to wear a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or tie with your favorite art or artist (painter, dancer, music, instrument, sculpture, etc), or come dressed as your favorite artist, or just come dressed in casual clothing.
    We will have some uplifting humor, hands on experiences for youth during worship, special artistic decorations, children created bulletin covers, light refreshments to follow, and more.

     Holy Humor Sunday is an opportunity to let our hair down - way down - with a very upbeat and fun service, following the somber season of Lent.  It is a day of humor and light-hearted fun. 

     Holy Humor Sunday shares its roots with that of April Fool’s Day.  When Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, he defeated death, and in doing so the Great Deceiver (i.e. the Devil) was deceived - bested by the best trick ever.  From deceiving the Great Deceiver on Easter, April Fool’s Day came to be celebrated on April 1st, and Holy Humor Sunday came to be most commonly celebrated on the Sunday following Easter Sunday.

     For more information, contact any member of the Worship Committee or contact the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org 

     You can view pictures from previous years by clicking on the following links:

          2018 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: "Medieval"

          2017 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: "Game On!"

          2016 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: "Come Fishing"

          2015 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: “From Zeroes to Heroes”

          2014 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: "A Childlike vs A Childish Faith"

 

 

 

Youth Group Car Wash

at Boyer's Food Market, Womelsdorf

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

     Mark your calendars now to come out and support the youth at their car wash.

     The cost is $5.00 per car.  The location is Boyer's Food Market in Womelsdorf.  You can pay by cash or check. 

     Youth should arrive between 9:30-9:45am to help set up.  Youth should expect to stay until 2:15-2:30pm to help clean up.

     This fund-raiser will be used to help offset the costs of Youth Group activities.

     For more information about our youth group and a list of upcoming youth group activities, please click on this Youth Fellowship Group link to go to our youth group page.

     [Please note the change in time from previously advertised: the car wash will now be from 10:00am to 2:00pm].

 



Youth Group Bake Sale

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

     During the car wash, the youth will also be selling baked goods.  So, even if you don't have a car, you can still come out and help support the youth.  This fund-raiser will be used to help offset the costs of Youth Group activities

     As the date approaches we will put more information about this fund-raiser here on the website.

     For more information about our youth group and a list of upcoming youth group activities, please click on this Youth Fellowship Group link to go to our youth group page.

 

 

 

BloodDrive 01Robesonia Blood Drive

Thursday, April 4 from 2:00-7:00pm

This month is hosted by Trinity ElCA in Robesonia

    The Robesonia Community Blood Drive takes place once a quarter, and rotates among the below four Robesonia churches.  Our blood drive is done through the Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

     To help with refreshments on the month that we host, please contact the Mission Committee.
     For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please contact the Mission Committee or the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.
 

Blood Drive Schedule

     Please check this site for updates to the blood drive schedule.  The following is the listing of the month and location for the upcoming schedule:
        Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 2:00-7:00pm
               at Trinity ELCA, Robesonia
        June 2019 - Day/Time TBA
               at St. Paul’s UCC, Robesonia
        September 2019 - Day/Time TBA
               at St. Daniel’s ELCA, Robesonia
        December 2019 - Day/Time TBA
               at Trinity ELCA, Robesonia
 
        April 2020 - Day/Time TBA
               at St. Francis De Sales RCC, Robesonia
        June 2020 - Day/Time TBA
               at St. Paul’s UCC, Robesonia
        September 2020 - Day/Time TBA
               at St. Daniel’s ELCA, Robesonia
        December 2020 - Day/Time TBA
               at Trinity ELCA, Robesonia

 

 

 

Youth Fellowship Planning Meeting

Thursday, May 9 & 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

     During our regular May youth group meetings we will be planning the 2019-2020 youth group activity calendar.

     Our regular youth group meetings are on the second and last Thursdays of the month from 6:00-7:00pm, and are intended for grades 5-12 (and/or up to age 21).

     During our monthly meetings we have time for fellowship, prayer, learning, fun, and the youth planning for their own upcoming activities, all with appropriate adult supervision (who are approved through our SafeConduct process).

     Click on this Youth Fellowship Group link to go to our youth group page for more information about our youth group, upcoming youth group activities, additional youth group links, and more.

 

 

 

High Ropes Course

May 2019

     Dates and times have not yet been set for this youth group activity.

     When details are developed for this activity, we will list them here.

     For more information about our youth group and a list of upcoming youth group activities, please click on this Youth Fellowship Group link to go to our youth group page.

 

 

 

Conrad Weiser Baccalaureate Worship Service

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - time TBD

     The annual Conrad Weiser Baccalaureate Worship Service will be held on Thursday, June 6 in the Conrad Weiser High School auditorium.  The annual baccalaureate is organized and led by the Conrad Weiser Ministerium and the Conrad Weiser graduating class.

 

 

 

Backpacking Trip

Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Tentative Date

     Dates and times are still tentative for this youth group activity.

     When details are developed for this activity, we will list them here.

     For more information about our youth group and a list of upcoming youth group activities, please click on this Youth Fellowship Group link to go to our youth group page.

 

 

 

14th Annual Car Show

Saturday, August 10 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Classics, Street Rods, Muscle,
Antique, Trucks, Jalopies

     This annual event gets better and better each year.  Our annual car show features a variety of cars.  Four classes and one best in show will be judged and awards issued at the end of the show.

     The show will be held in the grass lot behind St. Paul’s UCC.
     There will be catered foods, soft drinks, and door prizes available.
     To register a vehicle for the show, contact the church office at office@sprucc.org or call 610-621-5770 for a registration form.  The cost to register: pre-registration by
August 3, 2019 is $8.00; and registration the day of the show is $10.00.
     You can view pictures from previous years on our website under the “Photos” tab at www.sprucc.org.

 

 

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Summer 2019 - Dates/Times TBD

VBS 20160715_113152_CQf      Dates and times have not yet been set for our 2019 VBS program.

     This is a combined program with St. Daniel's ELCA.  This year St. Paul's UCC will be hosting the VBS program.  (St. Paul's UCC hosts on odd years and St. Daniel's ELCA hosts on even years).

     For more information, please contact Elsa Wertz, Denise Unger, or any member of the Christian Education Committee. 

     For a registration form, please contact the church office atoffice@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770.

     Look for more information and registration forms in the May 2019 issue of The Herald.

 

 

 

Worship at Knoebels Amusement Park

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:30am

03 DSCN0310     We will be gathering for worship at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA at Pavilion Tent #4 on the third Sunday of August at 10:30am. 

     Friends, family, visitors are all very welcome to participate.  There is NO park admission fee.  There is NO parking fee.  You need only to pay for ride tickets (for whatever rides you may wish) and any food you may wish to purchase there.

Schedule at the Park

          10:00am - begin to gather at Pavilion Tent #4

          10:30am - worship at the pavilion

          11:00am - rides and water park open

          12:00noon - lunch at Pavilion Tent #4

            8:00pm - water park closes

            9:00pm - park closes

Worship in the Sanctuary of St. Paul's on August 18

     For those who are unable to journey with us to Knoebels, we are planning to have a worship service in our sanctuary at 9:25am.


Previous Year's Photos

     To view photos from previous year's click on the following links:

           Knoebels 2016 - Facebook Photos

           Knoebels 2015 - Website Photos

           Knoebels 2015 - Facebook Photos

           Knoebels 2014 - Website Photos

           Knoebels 2014 - Facebook Photos

 

 

 

Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

Sunday, November 27, 2019 at 6:30pm

ThanksgivingWorship 05     Tentatively, St. Paul's UCC plans to host a community Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

     Check here for updates, as Thanksgiving approaches.

     For more information about our Thanksgiving Worship Services please contact Terry Pastor, chair of the Worship Committee.

 

 

 

 

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