Huff’s Union Church
540 Conrad Rd, Alburtis Huff’s is open on Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for anyone who wishes to meditate and pray. In the busy world of today, finding a quiet place to connect with God is important, yet so many sacred spaces are locked for fear of vandalism. Huff’s Church felt a calling to address this and responded. On Maundy Thursday (March 29, 2018) Huff’s opened the church for people to drop by and pray. This attempt to provide a sacred space to be with God was so successful that church member Jane Arndt gathered a team of volunteers to open the church each Wednesday. Offering soft meditative music in a beautiful sanctuary, as well as a cold drink and cookies as one arrives, allows visitors to the church a chance to feel welcome. We plan to continue offering this time of personal retreat and contemplation at Huff’s Church for the foreseeable future.
Shepherd of the Hills Church
527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville The Young Adults fellowship group will meet Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The Preschool Board will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Cub Scouts meet Thursday at 7 p.m. AA groups meet at the church on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Hill Church
244 Koch Road, Boyertown Oct. 21: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Oct. 28: Reformation Sunday, Holy Communion, wear red. Junior (6pm) and Senior (7:30pm) Choirs continue on Oct. 24. Bethlehem Choir meets Oct. 24, 4:204:50pm Regular Sunday School classes on Oct. 21, with opening in nave at 8:45am. Collection (monetary gifts) for the Navajo school through the end of October. Weight Loss group (TBMP) next meeting on Oct. 24, 6pm. Food drive for Lutheran Pantry, through the end of October. Pumpkin Fest and Trunk or Treat Oct. 21, 4-7pm at the church. November Blood Drive date change from the usual 3rd Tuesday to Monday, Nov. 19, 2-7pm. Spirituality Workshop is Nov. 10.
Good Shepherd UCC
35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown On Oct. 21, Pastor Matthew Hoover will deliver the message at the 7:45 and 10:20 am Worship Services (nursery available at second service); All are welcome.
Sunday: Girl Scouts at 6:30 pm; Christian Journeys at 7 pm in Chapel.
Monday: Cub Scouts at 6:30 pm; Boy Scouts at 7pm. Tuesday: Walnut Woods Communion at 9:30 am; All are welcome; Prayer Team at 4 pm. Wednesday: Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7pm. Thursday: LeLeche Meeting at 10 am; Chestnut Knoll Communion at 1 pm; All are welcome.
Oct. 27: Women’s Ministry Apple Dumpling Sale. Deadline is Oct. 22. Call the church (610-367-2842) to place your order. Music program includes Cherub, Youth & Senior Choir, Cantata Choir, Orchestra and Handbells; All are welcome. Groups who meet regularly include Youth, Relay for Life Teams, Le Leche and multiple quilting groups; call the office at 610-367-2842 for more information.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville Our Sunday Worship Services are 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship Service 8 a.m., the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Join us on Oct. 21 as we welcome the Teen Challenge Choir at the 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. A free-will offering will be taken after the service to support this important ministry. A potluck luncheon will follow. Please bring a dish to share with the Choir. At 4:30pm Youth Group Pumpkin Carving. Worship Assistants will be Greeters: Oscar & Angie Smith, Ushers: Janice Sheetz, Susan Moser, Angie Smith & Elaine Dotterer, Acolyte: Katelyn Dulin, Lector: Linda Ritter, Nursery: Maddy Wyda. Congratulations and God’s blessings upon the baptism of Norma Jeane Christman, she was baptized by Pastor Zaiser on Oct. 7. Her parents are Jeremy and Ashley Christman. The annual Craft Show will be Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have a book signing by Willard Carpenter. Also this year, The TLC Stitchers are having a Silent Auction on not one but two beautiful quilts. Register for a bidding number for the Silent Auction after church. The quilts are on display in the Narthex. The bidding will end at 1 p.m. on the day of the Craft Show. Proceeds will benefit the Mission Trip and the purchase of new choir gowns. Our Book Sale will again be in the Nursery, any donations of gently used books for this sale will be greatly appreciated. There will be a few new crafters this year. Calling all Bakers for this years’ Bake Sale, any donations of breakfast cakes, pies, cookies, cakes, etc. will be greatly appreciated. Firefighters Recognition Sunday will be held on Nov. 4. Join us as we thank and honor our local firefighters from the East Berks Fire District. A free will offering will be taken after the worship service followed by a covered dish luncheon. Please bring your favorite dish to share.
Operation Christmas Child: Once again, we will be collecting “filled shoe boxes” for children, as a Christmas Project. Gift suggestions: School supplies, small toys, hygiene items, other items (t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, etc. If you need a shoe box or have any questions, see Kathy Kuser. Please return filled boxes by Nov. 11. Boy Scout Troop 511 Hoagie Sales will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Place orders on the 2nd Tuesday. To volunteer and to order as a new person, call Kitty Isett. Pick up will be at the old store every month. Thank you to those who have ordered hoagies in the past years. Oct. 22: 6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts Oct. 23: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts Oct. 24: 6:30pm TLC Stitchers Oct. 25: 6:30pm Senior Choir Practice, 7:30 pm Cantata Practice.
St. Luke Lutheran Church
35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville Join in the fun of the Boyertown Halloween Parade on Saturday night, as our JAM students “buzz” with Jesus! Our Scout Troop #36 will also be in the parade, collecting food, as they’ve done for a number of years. Our 8:30 a.m. Bible Study will be held Sunday. We will meet to explore the lectionary readings of the day. Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for worship on the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. Communion will be celebrated. The Sr. Choir will sing, “Hearken! Stay Close to Jesus Christ,” by Michael/Dickinson. The Handbell Choir will ring, “How Great Thou Art,” by Hime/Helman. On Sunday we’ll have a “good old fashioned” hymn sing! Come and join your voice with others as some old favorites are sung, such as “How Great Thou Art,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “Onward Christian Soldiers” and more! There will be no JAM class on Sunday, so that the children can enjoy the hymn sing with their families and the congregation. Following worship, there will be an Adult Forum exploring Presiding Bishop Eaton’s four Emphases on Church, led by Pastor Siefke. The Youth Choir will rehearse after worship. The Women’s Bible Study will meet at noon on Sunday. The Community Clothing Rack will be open on Wednesday for clothing distribution. Open from 1-4 p.m. Handbell Choir will rehearse on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Sr. Choir will rehearse Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic
222 Niantic Road, Barto Worship with us on the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 21 at our regular worship service times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. The pastor supply for the morning will be Pastor Susan Lang who will be leading the congregation in the worship service, preach the morning sermon, as well as present the Children’s Sermon at both services. Those ministering at the 7:45 a.m. service are Acolyte Braden Bartman, Lector Sue Hoffman, and Greeters/ Ushers Roxanne and Butch Fox. Those ministering at the 10:15 a.m. service are Acolyte Emily Francisco, Lector Holly Francisco, and Greeters/Ushers Mike Appold and Holly Francisco. Immediately following the 10:15 a.m. service, an Altar Guild meeting will be held in room I, upstairs in the church. Church Council will meet on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. On Oct. 24, the Bell Choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. followed by Senior Choir rehearsing at 7:30 p.m. The Junior/Cadette Girl Scout troops meet on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall. The office will be open on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.