The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - RELIGION -

New pas­tor

St. Luke’s United Church of Christ: The church at 125 N. Main St., North Wales, will wel­come new pas­tor the Rev. Brad Mel­lon dur­ing the 10 a.m. Sun­day wor­ship ser­vice. A re­cep­tion will fol­low. Visit www. uc­c­north­

Bishop visit

Church of the Holy Spirit: The re­cently in­stalled Bishop of the Epis­co­pal Dio­cese of Penn­syl­va­nia, the Right Rev. Daniel Gu­tier­rez, will visit the church at 2871 Barndt Road at Sum­ney­town Pike, Up­per Sal­ford, on Sun­day. The bishop will speak at the 9 a.m. Adult Fo­rum and will preach and ac­cept new mem­bers into the Epis­co­pal church at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church at (215) 234-8020 or visit www.chur­chofthe­

Ser­vice note

Christ Lutheran Church: Start­ing this Sun­day, the church at 2211 Main­land Road, Towamencin, will have just one ser­vice at 9:30 a.m. Im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing this week’s ser­vice will be the Bian­nual Con­gre­ga­tional Meet­ing. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call the church of­fice at (215) 256-8738.

Let’s eat

Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Or: Mem­bers of the syn­a­gogue’s Brother­hood group will as­sist in lead­ing the Shab­bat ser­vice Jan. 20. A catered din­ner will be then be served, and Rabbi Marx will speak about “In the Win­dow Liv­ing be­tween Two Worlds,” about the spir­i­tual fu­ture and the re­la­tion­ship of the Di­as­pora Jewish Com­mu­nity and Is­rael. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion and ad­vance pay­ment of $18 is re­quired by Jan. 18. RSVP at Christ Lutheran Church: All ages are wel­come to Lunch with Friends, start­ing at noon Jan. 18 at the church, 2211 Main­land Road, Towamencin. En­joy free lunch and fel­low­ship. For more in­for­ma­tion, to reg­is­ter, or for di­rec­tions con­tact the church of­fice at (215) 256-8738.

In­ter­faith walk

Wis­sahickon High School: Wis­sahickon Faith Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion hosts a Sol­i­dar­ity Walk for Peace and Jus­tice at 3 p.m. Sun­day. Join the clergy from Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Or, Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church, North Penn Mosque and more to walk arm-in-arm to pro­mote unity and peace. Meet in the school park­ing lot, Hous­ton and Dager roads, Lower Gy­wnedd. The walk will process down Dager Road, and end at Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church, where the Martin Luther King Jr. Ser­vice of Remembrance will start at 4 p.m.

Sing out

Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Or: The Sis­ter­hood group hosts a Karaoke Night 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Rosen­feld So­cial Hall, 239 Welsh Road, Up­per Dublin. En­joy food from Pumper­nick’s and home­made desserts. BYOB. Cost is $30. RSVP at www. by Jan. 17. For ques­tions, con­tact Lois at bub­ba6x@ver­i­ or (215) 412-8687.

Mu­sic notes

Trin­ity Lutheran Church: The an­nual free Jan­uary Tues­day at Noon Or­gan Recitals will be held at Trin­ity, 1000 W. Main St., Lans­dale. Spon­sored by the Philadel­phia Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Guild of Or­gan­ists, the se­ries con­tin­ues Jan. 17 with David Fur­niss and Vin­cent Ryan. On Jan. 24 hear Lee Mil­house and on Jan. 31 Michael Krentz will per­form. For more in­for­ma­tion call (215) 368-1710. St. John’s United Church of Christ: The ensem­ble United Voices at St. John’s United Church of Christ will sing “Let It Shine” by Bar­bara Hamm at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice on Sun­day. In ad­di­tion the Chan­cel Choir will sing “Oh Blessed Light” by Robert Shultz. The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lans­dale. Call (215) 855-5489 or visit

Help is avail­able

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church: An El­der Care As­sis­tance Pro­gram is in place for the el­derly in our com­mu­nity. Those deal­ing with is­sues such as safety, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, down­siz­ing, find­ing a nurs­ing fa­cil­ity, and feel­ings of con­fu­sion, fear and hope­less­ness may use this free ser­vice. Con­tact Jen­nifer at (215) 721-0199, ext. 225. Also, St. Joseph’s Chap­ter, a group which as­sists the un­em­ployed and un­der­em­ployed, meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Par­ish Cen­ter, Der­s­tine and Cow­path roads, Hat­field. You don not need to be a parish­ioner to con­tact Nancy at nan­cy­

Gather to­gether

St. John’s United Church of Christ: The church will hold an in­for­ma­tional gath­er­ing at noon in the Church Li­brary on Sun­day for any­one who is in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about St. John’s and the United Church of Christ. All are wel­come to at­tend. The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lans­dale. Call (215) 855-5489 or visit www. St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church: A sup­port group for the di­vorced con­tin­ues on Mon­days from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Par­ish Cen­ter, Der­s­tine and Cow­path roads, Hat­field. Con­tact (215) 721-0199. Holy Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church: The church at Fourth and Broad Streets in Lans­dale hosts a dis­cus­sion group on var­i­ous top­ics each Mon­day from 2 to 3 p.m. This is open to the com­mu­nity. Any­one who would like to con­nect with oth­ers in a dis­cus­sion group set­ting is in­vited. The Sun­day ser­vice is at 10 a.m. Fairview Vil­lage Church: The church at 3044 W. Ger­man­town Pike, Worces­ter, hosts Grief Share, a Bi­ble-based sup­port group for peo­ple griev­ing the death of some­one close. It is a

place where you can be with peo­ple who un­der­stand what you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing and want to of­fer you com­fort and en­cour­age­ment. The group meets in Room 515 on Mon­days from 10 a.m. to noon or from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a $15 work­book charge. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Donna at, (610) 539-3333, ext. 7709, Also, Fairview Vil­lage Church hosts Cel­e­brate the Jour­ney, a Bi­ble­based sup­port/re­cov­ery pro­gram that meets at 6:45 p.m. Fri­days at The Vil­lage Nor­ris­town, 329 E. Main St., Nor­ris­town, and 6:45 p.m. Mon­days at the church, 3044 W. Ger­man­town Pike, Worces­ter. Large group gath­er­ing of prayer and praise, as well as a les­son, be­gins at 6:45 and small group time takes place from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Most groups are gen­der-based — men with men, and women with women. Some groups ad­dress a spe­cific need; oth­ers are de­signed to al­low each per­son to bring their unique chal­lenges to a safe place. Each group is strictly con­fi­den­tial and is led by trained lead­ers with sim­i­lar life ex­pe­ri­ences. For in­for­ma­tion on the Fri­day Cel­e­brate the Jour­ney, con­tact Pas­tor Mar­quetta at or (610) 539-3333, ext. 7718. For in­for­ma­tion on the Mon­day Cel­e­brate the Jour­ney, go to www. fairviewvil­­e­brate-jour­ney or con­tact Pas­tor Kelly Yet­ter at Kelly.yet­ or (610) 539-3333, ext. 7717. Christ Lutheran Church: One of the tough­est tran­si­tions of life is life af­ter the death of a loved one. Whether it is a spouse, child, par­ent or close friend, the griev­ing process can take a toll. It is a dif­fi­cult jour­ney to nav­i­gate alone. Grief Share is a friendly, car­ing group of peo­ple who will walk along­side you through one of life’s most dif­fi­cult ex­pe­ri­ences. You don’t have to go through the griev­ing process alone. To learn more about this pro­gram, or for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Kim at or the church of­fice at (215) 256-8738. The church is at 2211 Main­land Road, Towamencin. Also, a lo­cal chap­ter of PFLAG, the na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports Par­ents, Friends and Fam­i­lies of Les­bian/Gay and Trans­gen­der in­di­vid­u­als, meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Mon­day of each month in Weaver Hall. For ques­tions or ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Sue at sdaubert@ya­ Sil­verdale Brethren in Christ Church: Sin­gles Con­nec­tion, a non-de­nom­i­na­tional Bux-Mont area group for sin­gle, wid­owed, di­vorced and sep­a­rated adults age 45+ meets at 7 p.m. Thurs­days at the church, 165 W. Main St. (Route 113), Sil­verdale. For in­for­ma­tion, call (215) 593-9995 or email car­olon­line1@ver­i­ Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery: This group meets 7 to 9 p.m. Mon­days at Fran­co­nia Men­non­ite Church, Route 113, Fran­co­nia. All are wel­come.

Stop and shop

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church: The St. Peter’s Thrift Shop, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, has win­ter spe­cials on clothes for women and chil­dren, jew­elry, linens, gifts, house­wares, art, at­tic trea­sures, books and mu­sic. Also, browse vin­tage items. Hours are Wed­nes­days from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Satur­days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lo­cal char­i­ties ben­e­fit from your pur­chase. Call (215) 6994604.


Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Or: To­rah Study is held at 9:30 a.m. Satur­days at the syn­a­gogue, 239 Welsh Road, Up­per Dublin. To­day, there will be ex­tended To­rah Study at 10:45 a.m. with rab­binic in­tern Ja­nine Jankovitz. Cen­tral Sch­wenk­felder Church: Thurs­day nights are for read­ing and study­ing the New Tes­ta­ment with the Bethel Bi­ble Pro­gram 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs­days through May (no meet­ings the fourth Thurs­day of the month). The church is at 2111 Val­ley Forge Road, Worces­ter. Dates will be de­cided by the class mem­bers. Each les­son has a pic­ture with con­cepts noted and sev­eral pages of read­ing, as well as as­sign­ments of scrip­ture. The em­phases through­out the ses­sions are your con­cerns deal­ing with each week’s con­cepts and the read­ings in the pro­gram and New Tes­ta­ment. For ques­tions, call Allen at (610) 584-5379 or e-mail ten­nis­lob31@com­


Montco Bi­ble Fel­low­ship: Reg­is­tra­tion is open for free English as a Se­cond Lan­guage classes. Ses­sions con­tinue through May 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for books. The church is at 160 E. Main St., Lans­dale. Call (215) 855-0899 or visit www.mont­

For men

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church: The men’s faith stud­ies group That Man Is You meets Wed­nes­days from 6 to 7:30 a.m. in The Par­ish Cen­ter, Der­s­tine and Cow­path roads, Hat­field. Reg­is­tra­tion forms are in the narthex. Con­tact Ron at (215) 393-3763.

Play time

Pre­sen­ta­tion of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church: Dur­ing win­ter the church at 1564 Al­len­town Road, Towamencin, hosts bingo the first and third Wed­nes­days of the month. Doors open at 5 p.m., with food avail­able for pur­chase, and games be­gin at 6:45. Ad­mis­sion is $10 for boards, $15 for pa­per. Call (215) 362-9599.

For par­ents

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church: A Play and Pray Moms and Tots Group runs 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thurs­days in the Par­ish Cen­ter li­brary, Der­s­tine and Cow­path roads, Hat­field. Con­tact Kelly at Kelly.maze­roski@ver­i­ for more in­for­ma­tion. All are wel­come. St. Stanis­laus Catholic Church: In­fants, chil­dren and their par­ents and grand­par­ents can play and do fun ac­tiv­i­ties to­gether. Lit­tle Peo­ple Play­group meets most Tues­days from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. in the Par­ish Cen­ter, be­hind the church at 51 Lans­dale Ave. and Main Street, Lans­dale. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (215) 855-3133. Trin­ity Lutheran Church: If you are the mother of an in­fant through kinder­gart­ner, Trin­ity’s Moth­ers of Preschool­ers (MOPS) group is for you. It meets Wed­nes­days at 9:30 a.m. in Hyson Hall, 1000 W. Main St., Lans­dale. Child­care and break­fast will be pro­vided. For ques­tions, con­tact Ash­ley at (215) 275-8212 or ash­ley­bell­han@com­

For care­givers

Christ Lutheran Church: A monthly meet­ing for care­givers is held the third Sun­day of each month at 7 p.m. in the church li­brary. Some­times you can pre­pare for it, and some­times it hap­pens un­ex­pect­edly, but there will come a time in life when we will have the op­por­tu­nity to give back to our par­ents, spouse or loved one the love and care they gave to us. With this re­spon­si­bil­ity though, comes many ques­tions and of­ten there are dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions to be made. This will be an op­por­tu­nity to come to­gether, lend sup­port, learn how to pre­pare, and en­cour­age each other. The church is at 2211 Main­land Road, Towamencin. For more in­for­ma­tion email Kim at or call (215) 256-8738.

Help oth­ers

Trin­ity Lutheran Church: Vol­un­teers in­ter­ested in help­ing the home­less in the Mont­gomery County area dur­ing cold win­ter nights are wel­come to help staff the church’s shel­ter. Avail­able shifts are: in­take runs 8 p.m. to mid­night; overnight mid­night to 6 a.m.; and break­fast shift 6to 8a.m. In ad­di­tion, do­na­tions of men’s boots and gloves, and un­der­wear sizes medium and large are also needed. No other cloth­ing is needed at this time. For more in­for­ma­tion or to vol­un­teer, call Joe Toy at (215) 375-2928. Christ Covenant Church: Dur­ing Jan­uary the church at 2200 Main­land Road, Towamencin, will be sup­port­ing Key­stone Op­por­tu­nity Cen­ter with do­na­tions of non-per­ish­able food. Items es­pe­cially needed in re­stock­ing their food pantry are: ce­real, oat­meal, pan­cake mix (com­plete), pan­cake syrup, canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham, sal­mon), spaghetti sauce, baked beans, meals in cans (spaghetti-Os with meat­balls, ravi­oli, bee­fa­roni), canned fruit in nat­u­ral juices, sugar, ketchup, may­on­naise, mus­tard, oil, per­sonal care items (sham­poo, ra­zors, tooth­paste, body wash, de­odor­ants, fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts), toi­let pa­per, laun­dry soap and dryer sheets, and gluten free, sugar free and low/ no sodium prod­ucts. Con­tri­bu­tions may be dropped off at the church of­fice Tues­days through Fri­days 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sun­days 9 a.m. to noon. Call (215) 256-8101 or visit

Try yoga

Trin­ity Lutheran Church: Gen­tle yoga and med­i­ta­tion is held at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­days in Rooms 105-107. Con­tact Rosa at rosag­iletti@com­ The church is at 1000 W. Main St., Lans­dale.

At­ti­tude of grat­i­tude

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church: The topic for Sun­day’s Adult Fo­rum at 10 a.m. is “The Power of Grat­i­tude,” in­clud­ing a 2013 pre­sen­ta­tion by Brother David Steindl Rast about grate­ful­ness. In psy­chol­ogy, grat­i­tude is cited as an in­di­ca­tor for over­all men­tal health and hap­pi­ness. In the Bi­ble, peo­ple are fre­quently re­minded and en­cour­aged to give thanks. All are wel­come to meet in the par­lor, 211 S. Main St., North Wales.


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