The June issue of Focus on Faith is here!
Look inside for important info and great pictures!
The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 31st
in observance of Memorial Day.

TRINITY SUNDAY
Join us this Sunday, May 30th at 10:15 am for Worship

Special thanks to all our volunteers taking part in the service:
Kim Ritter, Head Usher
Joan Hassler, Usher
Jerry Trexler, Lay Reader
Wes Koser, Stream Team
Brian Jones, Special Music

To print out the order of worship click here.
Please note: The liturgy and hymn lyrics are projected on the
front wall to follow along but if you prefer a bulletin in hand,
please print one out and take with you.
To register to attend the service in person click here.
Everyone attending must register each week.
This includes the volunteers taking part each Sunday.
(Each family member must register separately to
keep the count accurate.)

To view the live streamed service from home at 10:15 am
Sunday morning, go to YouTube

To listen to the service via live phone streaming, call
1-855-883-5992.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Because we are not all attending    
church in person yet, we will vote
to approve a 2022-2024 slate of Elders, Deacons, and
Consistory Officers by mail in ballots or electronic voting.
 
A Ballot and a return envelope are included in the newsletters mailed to those who do not have access to a computer.
 
For those who do have access, look for the link to vote in next week's email.

Voting will open on June 6th and close on June 14th.

If you are ready to return to in-person worship and would like to take part in the service as usher or lay reader, please email Joan Hassler .
Is there someone in your life in need of prayer? Click here to fill out a prayer request form and Pastor Bruce will mention that person’s first name during worship. Please be sensitive to privacy. Permission to share from those involved must be granted before making a request.
Letter from our Conference Minister
Dear Friends,
 
I am headed off for a staycation this week. I was reminded by a couple of friends and colleagues to plan to have some FUN (and yes, they capitalized the word). This recommendation got me thinking. What does a middle-aged (or maybe a little more than middle-aged) woman do for fun?
 
As I outlined the plans for the ten days, I thought I would get some plants and begin a patio garden. Is this fun? I thought I might have coffee and catch up with some friends. Is this fun? I thought I would take walks in some parks and maybe take a hike. Is this fun? For me I think these things are fun. That got me to reflecting on whether Jesus spent any time having fun.
 
Well, Jesus went to a lot of dinners, but I am not sure they were all fun. Jesus attended weddings, but I am not sure that we all have fun either. Jesus did go off alone to reflect and pray and I think this might have been fun, but also more than fun. Hanging out with Lazarus, Mary and Martha might have been fun, at least sometimes. What else might Jesus have done which was fun? Not all the sailing was fun. Not all the traveling was fun. Not all the sermons and teaching were fun, although I have to admit that teaching is fun for me, as is preaching.
 
Part of our commitment as pastors and teachers is to follow the Ordained Minister’s Code. One of the tenets of the code is to “Attend to my physical well-being by adopting a healthy lifestyle including diet, exercise, and rest, setting aside time for Sabbath and vacation.”  So, reflecting on rest, exercise, relaxation, and vacation is key to our healthy ministries. How many of us are good at this tenet of the Ordained Minister’s Code? Is it something we commit to and something we vow to move into as carefully as we do our worship, pastoral care, and learning responsibilities? I think many of us are much less consistent about self-care than we pledge to be.
 
I will strive to rest, to renew, to have FUN while I am on vacation – and as such you will not have a letter from me next week. Know only that you each and all remain in my prayers. Take care of yourselves.
 
Blessings,
Bonnie
ALERT -
Members and Friends of Faith UCC, CV, PA

We’re ramping up efforts to return to a new normal in the coming weeks - and many of you will be an important part of this effort. Music at Faith has always been a primary component of our community   worship experience. Your weekly singing since April 11 reopening has been an inspiration to all of us. I hope more will attend these safe surroundings. Thank you for that beautiful experience! Before we can be in full gear later in the year, I   invite and encourage those who possess a magical talent to be part of special music in the coming weeks. You are NEEDED. No money requests from you just share your talent of music in  community worship experience. It really has a significant impact on everyone - sanctuary and cyberspace. Want to sing, choose a favorite hymn tune - solo, duet, etc.; play guitar, trumpet, piano or harp, just choose a Sunday to  offer your gift. It is a critical moment for ALL of us as we journey through this challenging time. Check your life calendar, choose a Sunday and call me... Dennis Duda at 215.361.8641 or ddduda@verizon.net. We can make this a wonderful moment for everyone at Faith Church. Thank you so much. Miss you all so very much! DD
 Faith United Church of Christ Pierogi Fundraiser

The Fundraising Committee is having a Pierogi Sale! The pierogies are top quality and homemade by Papa Sarge's, a new company based in the Lehigh valley.
 
When: May 24 - June 13th orders will be taken
Pick-up - July 1st 4:00-6:00 in the church parking lot by the kitchen door
Payment - Pay for your orders on the day of pick-up (cash or check made out to Faith Church)
How to order: Click HERE to order online or you can call Louise Christman @ 610-216-0547 to place an order
(leave a message if you get an answering machine)
Types of Pierogies:
Potato and Cheese - 1 Dozen $8.00
Bacon, Potato, Cheese - 1 Dozen $9.00
Sauerkraut, Potato, Cheese - 1 Dozen $9.00
Apple - 1 Dozen $9.00
 
The pierogies freeze well, in fact, they are flash frozen for your convenience. You can prepare one, five, or the whole dozen at one time. Stock-up and enjoy!
We have some openings for Lawn Crew volunteers. Please take a look at the 2021 schedule and see how you can help. Call Tim Hovis (484-223-9476) to let him know what dates you can cover.
Let's remember our Friends, Members, Forget-Me-Nots and others as we continue through this pandemic. Keep each other in your thoughts and prayers and stay connected if possible.

Birthdays:
MAY
 27 Alex K
 31 Gavin Gunkle
 31 Kristen Jellison
JUNE
01 Amy Schafer
 02 Amy Grammer
 02 Joel Ritter
 03 Ruth Cressman
 05 Alyce Featherman
 05 Roger Erney
 05 Alison Stebbings
 05 Miles Stebbings
 06 Adele Gasda
 08 Jean Cambiotti
 08 Carol Eisenhart
 09 Ellen Stetler
 09 Sara Hovis
 09 Morrison Hite
 12 William Steele
 12 Brooke Bittenbender
 13 Nicole Schaffer
 16 Gertrude Steinbach
 17 LaVerna Diehl
 17 Diane Haas
 18 Diane Jenny
 18 Brenda Snyder
 19 Amanda Y
 24 Karen Talboo
 25 Shirley George
 25 Jennifer Schaffer
 26 Monica Campbell
 27 Deb Orach
 27 Adam Bouc
 27 Andrew Weidner
 28 Rodney Koch
(If you would like to send cards, addresses can be found in the Members & Friends Directory link at the bottom of this email.)

Click here for a list of birthdays and addresses of our Forget-Me-Not's. Some phone numbers are also included if you'd like to give a call! Also included on the list are names, addresses, and phone numbers of members who usually attend services but don't get to see the recorded services on a regular basis. Reach out to them and say hello or fill them in on the weekly news!
A Special THANK YOU to all who continue to financially support our ministry as you are able. Through these uncertain times our financial obligations continue and our regular bills are still coming in. Again we'd like to remind you there are several ways you can do this:

  1. Mail your offering directly to the church
  2. Make an electronic donation through Tithe.ly on our website's Giving page
  3. Use your bank's Bill Pay service
IMPORTANT LINKS


Need to make changes, corrections, or additions to our Church Directory? Click HERE to let us know if your info is current or if we need to make
changes. Thanks in advance for taking the time to keep our
Church Directory up to date.





Contact us via email or call the church office at 610.282.3939

Dennis J. Duda, Organist & Music Director
Sandy David, Parish Administrator
(click on names to send an email)