Join us this Sunday
November 7, 2021
All Saints Sunday

Sunday School begins at 9:00 am
Worship begins at 10:15 am

Special thanks to Darin Jellison for sharing special music,
and to our volunteers:
Brenda Hovis, Head Usher
Jerry & Elaine Trexler, Ushers
Jerry Trexler, Lay Reader
Tony DiSanto, Financial Secretary

Printed bulletins are available in the Narthex.

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

To follow along from home, click here to print the bulletin.

Music at Faith Church
Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 pm

A free Community Concert – No Tickets Required
Limited Seating – First Come First Served
Masks Required with Social Distancing
Presented by Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
Info: or Dennis Duda @ 215.840.4734
Faith Church will hold an on-line
Holiday Mini-Talent Auction
November 14-December 5
Can you offer an item or talent to auction off?
Please email the details (description and picture if possible) to Wes Koser at or print and fill out an offering form and drop it in the offering plate or church office, OR click HERE to fill out an offering form on line.
Items up for bid could include delectable homemade foods, entire meals delivered to your door, household services like HVAC maintenance, gardening, sports certificates, travel bargains, computer technical assistance, specialty services, hand crafted items and more all donated by church members.
Please have your offering details to Wes by November 7th.
We voted to become an Open and Affirming Congregation, now what? 

Please join me in attending a webinar entitled “ONA Next, Best Practices From Thriving ONA Churches” on November 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM. You can attend from the comfort of your own home on your own computer!
ONA congregations that are visible and public in their commitment to inclusion can grow in numbers and spirit. This webinar shares best practices from growing ONA churches, including tips for marketing, communication, evangelism and advocacy. Led by Coalition Executive Director Andy Lang (he, him).
This webinar will inspire our congregation to revive our Open and Affirming commitment, opening new doors for ministry, mission, advocacy and church growth. ONA congregations that are invisible in their communities cannot grow, but churches that are visible in their ONA commitment can attract new members, including LGBTQ+ and straight millennial seekers. This webinar will teach best practices learned from thriving ONA churches, with practical tips for marketing, communication, ministry and advocacy. 

Attending this webinar DOES NOT COMMIT YOU TO SERVE ON ANY COMMITTEE OR TASK FORCE! How’s that for a deal?! No matter what your interest in the church or what committee you may serve on this has an impact on what you do and how you do it. Please join me and let me know if you intend to participate.

Pastor Bruce
Sunday, November 21, 2021
   A Congregational Meeting will be held following
worship to:
 Approve a budget for 2022 
(click HERE to preview budget or call the church
office to request a budget mailed to you)
 Elect Rodney Koch to a second
3-year term & as Steward on the
Memorial and Enduring Gifts

We will be voting by Ballot.

  • Ballots will be handed out at worship on November 21st
  • Ballots may be printed out, completed (1 ballot for each voting member), and mailed back to church by November 22nd (click HERE)
  • Ballots can be completed on line (click HERE)
If you 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.
Love in the Time of Pandemic
by Liz Miller | 

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
– John 13:34-35 NRSV

As anxiety provoking as the earliest days of Covid-19 were, it was easy to love one other. We shared a universal love language that came with catchy phrases:

Stay Home, Save Lives

Wash Your Hands

We Can Do Hard Things

Almost two years into the pandemic, loving one another has transformed from snappy slogans into convoluted questions more fitting for a Dear Abby column. If someone invites me to dinner but I’m not socializing indoors yet, is it more loving to hurt their feelings by bowing out or to risk a painfully honest conversation? When worship returns in person and beloved faces are still missing, how many times is too many to reach out and say we’re thinking about you before it comes across as nagging? What does love look like when we all have different needs and we’re not even sure of what our own needs are going to be from one week to the next?

The love Jesus gave was not one-size-fits-all. He loved some people through healing, some through a shared meal, and others through stories and teachings. If we are to love as he did, perhaps it requires me to define the love that I need—whether it is space (even as we long to be together) or continued invitations with the ability to hear no—and to honor the love you ask for in return.

May we navigate our ever-evolving needs with Christ’s love as our guide. Amen.

About the Author
Liz Miller serves as the pastor of Edgewood United Church (UCC) in East Lansing, Michigan.
TUNE-UP for CV Vocalis!!
Sunday, November 14 and 21
11:30 to 12:30
following worship
We need ALL vocal bodies to attend
to make this succeed
Wear your favorite mask
Please inform me if not possible to attend
More information to follow
Recycling Soft Plastic

Keep those plastic bags coming!  

Collection boxes can be found in
the Narthex and in the Office Lobby

Here is a list of acceptable plastics:
Let’s save our oceans and the animals that live there
by turning these materials into a reusable product!
Any questions please see Jerry Trexler. 
Help fill the Betty Lou's Pantry basket in the Narthex! Currently, the most needed items are:

Chunky Soup or Chili
Boxed Potatoes
(Scalloped, Au Gratin, Stovetop Stuffing)
Packaged Pasta & Rice Side Dishes

Thank you to everyone who donated laundry detergent for BLP in October. Unfortunately, Faith Church fell far short of our request of 100 bottles. Please feel free to bring detergent to church on Sunday or deliver to the Pantry Wednesday Mornings between 9-10 AM

If you or someone you know is in need of food,
please call 610-282-2838 and leave a message
Let's remember our Friends, Members, Forget-Me-Nots and others as we continue through some uncertain times. Keep each other in your thoughts and prayers and stay connected if possible.


01 Zackery Campbell
01 Sadie Shafer
02 Russ Shelly
03 Jessica Schaffer
04 Catherine Stevenson
05 Glenn Gunkle
05 Emma Hardy
06 Joseph Orach
08 Bruce Keeler
11 Tootie Koch
11 Steve Sosnowsky
14 Jonah Ritter
15 Kevin Long
16 Zachary Long
18 Nicole Gasda
19 Marvin Neely
19 Meryl Bixel
22 Nolan Ryan
25 Rebecca Hite
26 Eric Koch
26 Noah Ritter
27 Robert Pierson
27 Ryenn Amato
(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 on our website's Giving page
  3. Use your bank's Bill Pay service

(Updated 10.21.21)

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)