The October issue of Focus on Faith is here!

Fall Bingo Tickets are on Sale NOW!
Be sure to take a look at the
for detailed information.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Join us Sunday, October 10th

Don't forget to bring your loose change for our
Sunday School begins at 9 am
All ages will meet in Fellowship Hall

Worship begins at 10:15 am

Special thanks to Pastor Allan Kramer Moyer for filling in for Pastor Bruce while he is on vacation, to John Barone for
sharing music with us,
and to our volunteers:
Caroline Frantz, Head Usher
Chuck & Karen Talboo, Ushers
Cindy Talaber, Lay Reader
Bob Shelly, 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.

Pastor Bruce will be on vacation through Sunday, October 10. If you find yourself in need of pastoral care during this time please contact Rev. Teresa Martin from St. John's UCC, Coopersburg at 717-654-4044.

The Church office will be closed Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day.
October is Neighbors In Need Month! In 2021, Neighbors in NeedUnfailing Love” offering is focused on supporting organizations and projects that are serving homeless and immigrant neighbors or communities. NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry and the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to provide funding grants to UCC churches and organizations leading justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects in their communities. Please prayerfully consider how you may be able to help. Special offering envelopes are in the narthex or you can designate a portion of your offering "NIN". You'll also find a Neighbors In Need designation on our Tithe.ly page.
Next Sunday is Children’s Sabbath Sunday. Heather Maginn will be sharing the message about Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (the rare disease her 12 year old daughter, Rylie, was diagnosed with at 6 months old) and the research that is being done. Following worship we will have a social time in fellowship hall where you can enjoy each other's company and register for or donate to the Bike & Hike taking place on October 24th.
REGISTER NOW for a day of Biking or Hiking and lots of fun and prizes! All proceeds benefit Pitt-Hopkins Research Foundation!

Look for this flyer on our Facebook page and share with all your Facebook friends to get the word out to as many people as possible. Invite everyone to attend our exciting Rally for Rylie!
(click link for more info and to register)
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.
Recycling Soft Plastic

Keep those plastic bags coming!  As of the end of September we had 92 pounds collected toward the goal of 500. This is a month and a half of collecting and we will have to do better as we move forward in order to make 500 during the period of six months. 

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. 
The Betty Lou's Pantry basket has been returned to the Narthex and is anticipating your donations! Currently, the most needed items are:

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

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.

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS:

07 Amanda Gunkle
08 Karen Long
08 Ashley Arnold
12 Doris Horwath
12 Brylie Kepner
16 Kellan Maginn
16 Patience Stevenson
16 Duane Jones
16 Grace Uninsky
17 Kraig Koehnlein
18 Larry Weidner
19 Ben Muth
20 Joyce Butz
21 Doug Jenny
21 Logan Koch
22 Debby Herstine
23 Jean Rau
24 Wayne Biery
24 Addison Dill
25 Jane Lenner
25 Deb Biery
26 Hunter Steele
27 Ron Demkee
27 Charles Castetter
27 Anthony DiSanto Jr
28 Susanna Berghold
28 Tyshonn Barone
28 Trevor Campbell
29 Zina Sosnowsky
30 Debra Miller
31 Mim Allison
 
(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)