Recent & Upcoming Events


 

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

Second and Last Thursday of the Month

Thursday, July 12 and 26, 2018 - from 4:00-6:00pm

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - from 4:00-6:00pm

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.

 

 

 

Summer Schedule Begins

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 9:25am

     For more information, please contact Terry Pastor, chair of the Worship Committee.

 

 

 

God & Family

201 DSCN0564_C1Religious Award for Grades 3-6

Sunday, June 24 at 9:25am

     We will be presenting 9 youth with their God & Family National Religious Award during the 9:25am worship service on Sunday, June 24.
     The Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) is used as the religious award program for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and others. The God & Family program includes Cub Scouts who are Webelos, and Girl Scouts who are Juniors.  However, you do not need to be in scouting to participate in this award program, as it is a program of the Christian
church, not primarily a program of any particular scouting organization.
     The are four levels to the P.R.A.Y. program based on grade. They are:
           God and Me - Red - Grades 1-3
           God and Family - Yellow - Grades 4-6
           God and Church - Blue - Grades 6-8
           God and Life - Green - Grades 9-12
           Four Star Award - Awarded to youth who have completed all four age programs

 

 

 

Welcome New Members

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 9:25am

     We will be celebrating in the Sacrament of Baptism and welcoming new members this Sunday.  Come and give support and a warm welcome to our newest members.

 

 

 

Tie Dye Youth

Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 6:00-7:00pm

     The Youth Group will tie dye t-shirts at their next meeting, Thursday, July 26, to wear to Knoebel’s Grove.  We will write St Paul’s Youth Group on them.  Please bring a white T-shirt to the July 26 meeting.  Dye will be provided.  Wear old clothes and meet inside at 6:00pm to get started.

     For more information, please contact Christian Education Member, Beth Miller.

 

 

 

Worship at Knoebels Amusement Park

Sunday, August 19, 2018 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 19

     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.


Welcome and Support Kids from our Youth Group and from Bethany Children's Home

     We have invited youth from Bethany Children's Home to join us for worship, food, fellowship, and fun.  They will be providing their own transportation and adult supervision.  We will be providing each from Bethany with a $10 to $20 ticket packet (depending upon how much we are able to raise in dontations).  As was the participation last year, we are tentatively expecting 50 persons from Bethany to join us. 

     In addition, this year we will also be providing $20 ticket packts to youth who have been participating in the Youth Group this past year.  We are anticipating about 20 youth from our Youth Group.  [For information purposes, we average about 10 teens/tweens at our bi-monthly meetings, with over 30 different youth having had participated this past school year].  Many of the kids who participate in the youth group are of families who come to our monthly Soup 'n' Such with limited financial resources in need, and we wish to make all the kids in our youth group feel equally welcome, wanted, and able to participate.  Your generous support will enable them to have a joyful day in worship of their Lord and in fellowship with fellow disciples.

     Tickets will be distributed to youth at 11:00am, following the worship service.

     To contribute, please make your tax deductible donation payable to "St. Paul's UCC" marked "Knoebels Youth," and send it to "St. Paul's UCC; 301 West Penn Ave; Robesonia, PA 19551."  You can also make a secure online donation by clicking on this Send Bethany Kids to Knoebels -- Online Giving link, enter the amount of your gift in the "Special Mission 1" or "Special Mission 2" line, and type "Knoebels Youth" in the line next to the amount.  Please give generously to enable these youth to join with us in worship and fellowship.  [If your generosity exceeds the need, the remainder amount will go in our "St. Paul's UCC Bethany Children's Activity Fund" to be used to help youth from Bethany participate in future church events with St. Paul's - such as next year's trip to Knoebels].

     We will also be sharing in a luncheon with the youth from Bethany at the pavilion.  We will be providing the food, drinks, and paper supplies.  For more information about how you can help with the luncheon, please contact any member of the Worship Committee [Terry Pastor (Chairperson)].


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

 

Next Year's Event

     Save the Date - next year we will be going to Knoebels on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

 

 

 

Blessing of the Backpacks & Prayers for Teachers

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 9:25am

BlessingBackpacks 2014 01-c     All preschool, school age youth, and college and graduate students are welcome and invited to bring their school backpacks with them to worship on this Sunday for a "Blessing of the Backpacks," as we send students back to school with our prayers.  Visitors, friends, members, and students of all ages are welcome to bring their backpacks and participate in the blessing.

     During this worship service we will also have special prayers for students, school teachers, and Sunday school teachers as they begin the new school year.

 

 

 

God & Family and God & Church

201 DSCN0564_C1Religious Award for Grades 3-6 & 6-8

Sunday, September 16 at 10:25am

     We will be presenting 4 youth with their God & Family National Religious Award and 2 youth with their God & Church National Religious Award during the 10:25am worship service on Sunday, September 16.
     The Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) is used as the religious award program for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and others. The God & Family program includes Cub Scouts who are Webelos, and Girl Scouts who are Juniors.  However, you do not need to be in scouting to participate in this award program, as it is a program of the Christian
church, not primarily a program of any particular scouting organization.
     The are four levels to the P.R.A.Y. program based on grade. They are:
           God and Me - Red - Grades 1-3
           God and Family - Yellow - Grades 4-6
           God and Church - Blue - Grades 6-8
           God and Life - Green - Grades 9-12
           Four Star Award - Awarded to youth who have completed all four age programs

 

 

 

 

World Communion Sunday

 Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10:25am

      Join with us, as we join with Christians throughout the world to share in our common unity with Christ through the breaking of the bread and the pouring of the wine.

     Communion will be served in the pews on this Sunday.

 

 

 

Fellowship Luncheon

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:45am

     Save the date - details to come soon.

 

 

 

All Saints Sunday

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 10:25am

     Join us on this day for our annual rememberance and celebration of all the saints of the church, and a special rememberance of the members of St. Paul's UCC who passed away since last year's All Saints' Sunday.

About All Saints Day

    November 1 is All Saints Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of November.
    The custom of commemorating all of the martyrs of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century.  Our All Saints Day celebration commemorates not only all the martyrs but all the people of God, living and dead, who form the mystical body of Christ.  Today we like many congregations remember our members who have died during the past year, and we celebrate their entrance into the Church Triumphant.

    All Saints Sunday celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ.  With thanksgiving we remember all the faithful departed, especially those most dear to us who have died.  Even in the midst of loss and grief God wipes away the tears from our eyes and makes all things new.

 

 

 

 

First 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.

 

 

~ ~ ~ Upcoming Events in 2019 ~ ~ ~
 

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

 


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