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December 2018

     Throughout the Season of Advent (the four Sundays before Christmas) we share in a different weekly theme of what the advent (anticipated coming) of Christ means for us and for our world.

 

Sunday, December 2 at 10:25am - Hope

          In a world darkened by anxiety and fear, we find hope in Christ who overcomes for us all that creates darkness.

 

Sunday, December 9 at 10:25am - Peace

          In a world torn by violence and conflict, we learn of a better path to peace through Christ who forgives, redeems, and unites us.

 

Sunday, December 16 at 10:25am - Joy

          In a world of grief and loss, we are led to greater and deeper of times of joy through Christ who strengthens and encourages us.

 

Sunday, December 23 at 10:25am - Love

          In a world with too much hate and division, we learn to love our neighbor as ourselves through Christ who loves us.
          (This is also the date of our children's Christmas program).

 

Sunday, December 2 at 6:45pm & 11:00pm - Light

          Even as a single candle can bring light to a room, all shadows in our world are dissipated by the light of Christ.

 

 

 

1stSunday-Advent CandlesWordsFirst Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10:25am

     Come and join us as we begin the Advent Season and light the first candle on the Advent Wreath.

     We will also be celebrating in Holy Communion this Sunday and have Prayers of Remembrance for our sister in faith, Maggie Noll.

 

 

  1. Poinsettia Orders

  2. Due: Sunday, December 2, 2018
  3. Poinsettia Orders, Please!
    Please consider ordering a poinsettia to  add to the beauty of our sanctuary at Christmas and to honor or remember a loved one.
    Orders should be received by Sunday, December 2, 2018. 
    If you do not have time to send in your order, please call the church office (610-621-5770) or Denise Unger. Late orders during the week of Dec 2nd will be considered.

    Poinsettia Order Form
    Deadline is Sunday, Dec. 2

    Please Print!

    Name ____________________________________________

    Phone # __________________________________________

    Number of 6 1/2” Red Plants @ $9.50 desired ___________

    Total amount of order $ ___________

    Given to the Glory of God (indicate number of plants to be so dedicated) __________

    Given in Honor of: ___________________________________

    __________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________

    Given in Memory of: _________________________________

    __________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________

    Make checks payable to “St. Paul's UCC” with a notation “Poinsettias” somewhere on the check. Place your order (with payment) in the basket on the table in the hallway. You may take your flowers home after worship on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th (or on the following two Sundays: December 30 and January 6; or picking them up after December 24 during office hours).  Call Denise Unger (610-589-4125) with any questions. Thank you.

To Order Poinsettias Online

     To order your poinsettias online, e-mail the above requested information (name, number of poinsettias, in memory/honor, etc) to office@sprucc.org and then either mail a check to the church office at: St. Paul's UCC; 301 West Penn Ave; Robesonia, PA 19605 marked "Poinsettia Order"; or you can pay online by clicking on this online giving link, and list "Poinsettia Order" in "Other 1" or "Other 2."
     For more information about ordering online, please contact the Financial Secretary, Terry Pastor, at 610-621-5770 or Office@sprucc.org.
 
 
 

Robesonia Blood Drive

Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 2:00-7:00pm

     More details about the Robesonia Community Blood Drive coming soon.
     For more information, please contact the church office at 610621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.
     Please watch our website for the 2019 Community Church Blood Drive schedule.  Tentatively, the month and location for the 2019 Schedule is:
        *April at St. Francis De Sales RCC, Robesonia
        *June at St. Paul’s UCC, Robesonia
        *September at St. Daniel’s ELCA
        *December at Trinity ELCA, Robesonia
 
 

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

Last Thursday of the Month

December 20th, 2018 from 4:00pm-6:00pm

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.

 

 

 

Youth Fellowship Group Bi-Monthly Meetings

Thursday, November 8 & 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

Thursday, December 13 at 6:00pm

Thursday, December 27 - CANCELLED

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.

 

 

 

 

Baby Sitting

December 2018 - Postponed to February 2019

     The youth group will be offering baby sitting for parents to go shopping or have a night out together this February 2019, which will also be a fund-raiser for the youth group, to help off-set youth group activitiy costs.

     Dates and times have not yet been set for this 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.

 

 

 

Youth Group Christmas Party

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

     The church will provide pizza and snacks for the Christmas Party.  There is no fee to participate.

     Youth are invited to bring a Secret Santa Gift, valued at $10.00 or less.  The youth group opted for this to be a silly, fun gift.  (However, please also be sure that it is an appropriate and tasteful gift).

     We will be playing games this evening.  Youth are invited and encouraged to bring along a favorite board game to play with the group.

     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.

 

 

 

Annual Fall Congregational Meeting

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 11:45am

     The Annual Fall Congregational Meeting will take place following the worship service.  At this annual meeting we will be electing next year's lay leadership and voting on the "2019 Mission and Program of St. Paul's UCC" (i.e. the 2019 Budget).  Copies of the "2019 Mission and Program" will be available for preview after worship on Sunday, December 9 or through the church office after December 9

 

 

 

Children & Youth Christmas Program

Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 10:25am

    It’s Almost Time!
St Paul’s Sunday School invites you to join us on Sunday, December 23rd, during the 10:25am worship Service to see our intergenerational performance of The Christmas Story: Jesus Christ is the Same- Yesterday, Today and Forever”.
Come and celebrate the Christmas Story as it happened over 2000 years ago and how it’s still the same today.

 

 

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Monday, December 24, 2018 at 6:45pm & 11:00pm

     Christmas Eve services will be held Monday, December 24th at 7:00pm, and 11:00pm.  This year the handbells will be playing starting at 6:45.  Please join us as we celebrate the birth of the Christ King with scripture and song.  Communion will be served at both services.  The first service is a family service, the second is a quieter service celebrate the Christ's birth and ending on Christmas morn.

     For more information, please contact the Worship Committee Chairperson, Terry Pastor at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.

 

 

 

 

~ ~ ~ Upcoming Events in 2019 ~ ~ ~

 

 

Annual Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner

New Year's Day - January 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

   The Men's Fellowship Group will cook a feast to start the new year out right.  This annual meal starts at 11:00 am  to 2:00 pm.  Pork, Sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce a roll and of course homemade desserts are on the menu.  Adults-$10.00, Children(6-12)-$4.00, under six free.  Come onct and eat yourself full.

 

 

 

Ice Skating

January 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.

 

 

 

Laser Tag

January 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.

 

 

 

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

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

     Proceeds will go to support the ministry of the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry.

 

 

 

Museum Trip

February 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.

 

 

 

Bowling

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     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.




Youth Group Bake Sale

March 2019

     Dates and times have not yet been set for this youth group fund-raiser 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Youth Group Car Wash

May 2019

     Dates and times have not yet been set for this youth group fund-raiser 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.

 

 

 

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

June 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.

 

 


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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