Parish Administrator, Sandy David will be off
Thursday, October 14th.

Please scroll further down to see
upcoming events you're sure to enjoy!
Click on the underlined links to learn more.
Join us Sunday, October 17th
Children's Sabbath Sunday
Sunday School begins at 9 am
All ages will meet in Fellowship Hall

Worship begins at 10:15 am

Heather Maginn will share 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.

Special thanks to Heather Maginn for sharing the message,
to Connor Licairic for sharing special music on his harp,
and to our volunteers:
Jerry Trexler, Head Usher
Bob & Patti Shelly, Ushers
Joan Hassler, 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.

REGISTER NOW for a day of Biking or Hiking and lots of fun and prizes! A Food Truck from the Caring Place will be at the park so stop by for lunch!

As of now we have 16 people registered. Help us double that by the day of the event. If you can't participate but wish to make a donation, you can do so on the website below or stop by Fellowship Hall following worship this Sunday.

All registration fees and donations 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 Rally4Rylie!
(click link for more info and to register)
We lost a friend....

Longtime Faith member Virginia Haller, 78, passed away peacefully on October 7th. 

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Click here for more.

Please keep Virginia's family in your thoughts and prayers.
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.
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 page.
A Pathway Named Desire
by Vicki Kemper 

As Jesus continued down the road, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” – Mark 10:17 (CEB)

If you want to know Jesus’ response to this seeker’s query, I encourage you to pull out your Bible and read the rest of this challenging passage. I remain stuck on what feels to me like a misguided question: 
What must I do to enter the realm of God? 

The conversation that follows reveals the man to be the earnest sort: a rule follower and probably a people pleaser. Was there something else he needed to do, one more thing he could check off his list to finally experience the approval, self-worth, and peace he longed for? 

In all of that, he was not so different from us. In all of that, I am not so different from him. 

Which is why I take great comfort in verse 21: “Jesus looked at him and loved him.” 

Because there is nothing we have to do to enter the realm of God, nothing we could do to earn life abundant; all of it is gift. Jesus’ words about the importance of giving up what separates us from God’s realm of love and justice are an invitation to liberation, not obligation or qualification. 

But the rich young ruler couldn’t understand that, and so he turned away, bereft.  

And still God loved him. And it was that steadfast, loving gaze—not anything he did—that transformed him and, over time, gave him more life than he had ever imagined.  

May I trust that my every desire to please you pleases you, and that your every desire is for the healing and wholeness of us all.
About the Author
Vicki Kemper is the Pastor of First Congregational, UCC, of Amherst, Massachusetts.
Fall Bingo Tickets are on Sale NOW!
Be sure to take a look at the
for detailed information.
You are invited to a
Concert to Honor
and Help Our Veterans

Jason Moon,
a nationally-known versatile and dynamic performer who is both a seasoned troubadour and a dedicated advocate for our veterans. 

Date and Time: Sunday October 31st at 4 pm
Where:  Saint John’s United Church of Christ
538 E Thomas Street, Coopersburg PA 18036

Free Will Offering to be taken to benefit our Veterans and Tails of Valor. Refreshments will be on sale before and after concert.

Learn More by clicking HERE
Dear members of Faith's congregation,

We are carefully monitoring and following guidelines for healthy attendance at music opportunities at Faith Church. We want to inform you of several music encounters for our congregation in the coming weeks...READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!  
Recycling Soft Plastic

Keep those plastic bags coming!  As of the end of September we had 100 pounds collected toward the goal of 500. This is 2 months 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. 
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

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.


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 on our website's Giving page
  3. Use your bank's Bill Pay service

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)