Pottstown area churches hold worship services and special events – The Mercury


Bethel Community

POTTSTOWN – On Sundays at 11 a.m. you are invited to worship with Bethel Community Church of Pottstown for Pentecost Sunday. In-person worship is permitted and masks are optional with social distancing for those fully vaccinated. Additionally, the service is live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BCCP575 or call 215-383-1625 Code 198087. BCCP Food Pantry is closed on Mondays. The Pottstown Immunization Clinic is open Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The “Second Booster” (Pfizer, Moderna) is being administered. Note: Pottstown Immunization Clinic closes Thursday, June 9th. Clinic sponsored by Pottstown Ministry of Religious Communities. Wednesday, June 8, at noon is the Pottstown Ministry Faith Communities Meeting. Those interested can join the meeting via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84392440473?pwd=c0s5RCtQOW0rR2ZHYWpDeHVlZnZ4UT09 Thursdays at noon is in-person (library)/virtual community Bible study by calling 215- 383-1625 Code 198087. For more information, call 610-326-1700.

St. Peter’s Lutheran

POTTSTOWN – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St., will celebrate the Day of Pentecost during our Holy Communion worship service at 9am. Visitors are always welcome. State pandemic guidelines will be adhered to. Worship with us online via Facebook on Sundays at 9 am or any day and time of the week on Facebook, YouTube and our website: https://www.stpeterslutheranpottstown.com. LCW Meeting – 1 p.m. Monday, June 6.

First Presbyterian

POTTSTOWN — Join First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown, 750 N. Evans St., on Sunday, June 5, for worship at 10:30 a.m. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper, recognize our music ministry and welcome new members during worship. Immediately after worship, join us for Carter and Kerry’s retirement picnic.

UCC of Saint-Paul

POTTSTOWN — St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 927 N. Franklin St., invites you to join us for in-person worship on Sunday, June 5 at 9 a.m. We will celebrate Pentecost with the sacrament of Holy Communion. Our service is also streamed live at 9 a.m. from our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsuccpottstown. Join us for our social hour in Fellowship Hall after worship. We will be hosting an OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET/HOAGIE & BAKE SALE on Saturday June 11th. Flea market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rent a space for $10 or a table for $13 (set up at 7:30). Payment is due by June 5. Call the church office at 610-323-2295 for flea market information. Food available inside (hoagies, hot dogs, pastries, drinks). Hoagie orders are due by June 5 and can be picked up June 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 610-323-2068 to order hoagies.

St. Luke’s Lutheran

GILBERTSVILLE — Join St. Luke Lutheran, 35 Wilson Ave., on Sunday as we celebrate Pentecost. Our Acting Pastor, Pastor Susan Folks, will lead us in worship. Communion will be celebrated. Sunday we are delighted to welcome Pastor C. David Godshall to worship. Pastor Godshall was St. Luke’s first full-time pastor, serving from 1959 to 1965. Pastor Godshall will serve as the reader for the day. After the service, we will meet at Memorial Hall for a “brunch-sharing!” This is part of our 100th anniversary celebration. Those who bring items for the potluck are encouraged to bring items prepared with recipes from one of two cookbooks St. Luke has published over its 100-year history. The services air on 91.3FM and stream live on stlukegilbertsville.org. COMMUNITY CLOTHING RACK will be open June 8, 15 and 22 for shoppers from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Catholic St. Gabriel

STOWE — Join us for Whit Sunday. Father Wilson and Deacon Ray celebrate Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday morning at 9 a.m. (the Rosary will be recited before Mass). Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. We are now offering live stream services for those unable to attend church due to health issues https://stgabrielstowepa.org/livestream/ AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION Monday, June 6 and Monday, June 20 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. PM in social room. Potential donors, call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment. For more information, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sgsmstowe or our website https://stgabrielstowepa.org

Trinity UCC

POTTSTOWN — Sunday worship at Trinity UCC, 60 N. Hanover St., will be held in person and streamed live on our YouTube channel from the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 5. Trinity will be offering a take-out meal on Tuesday, June 7, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Access is from the car park behind the church. See our announcement below for office hours and contact information. Everyone is welcome.

First Baptist

POTTSTOWN — Sunday, June 5 is Pentecost, and First Baptist Church (ABCUSA) will have a prayer and fellowship service on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Then at 5 p.m., join us in person for a meal with friends, devotions, and communion. RSVP to the church office at 610-326-2273 for the meal so we know how much food to order. Bring a friend!

First UCC

ROYERSFORD — First United Church of Christ, 367 Washington St., 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship celebrating Pentecost with Holy Communion. Collect donations for the Strengthening the Church Special Mission Offering.

Cedarville MUC

NORTH COVENTRY – Join us for Sunday services held at 1092 Laurelwood Road at 8 and 11 a.m. (traditional) and 9:30 a.m. (contemporary). Young graduates will be honored. Children are dismissed from the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services for CedarKidz/KidzWorship. Visit www.cedarvilleumc.org for resources and livestreamed worship (also on FB) or recorded services after Sunday. The youth group will meet Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for all youth and adults participating in the Niagara Falls Mission Trip. After the meeting, the normal youth group will continue with games and snacks until 8 p.m. Mark your calendar for the return of Re-Creation on July 3 at 10 a.m. (worship) and 7 p.m. (variety show). Save the date for VBS, July 11-15 (mornings). The Women’s Bible Study begins June 8 at 10:30 a.m. onsite. For more information, contact the church office at 610-326-4173. Please consider donating blood at the Miller-Keystone Blood Center in Cedarville on Monday, June 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Schedule your appointment online at GIVEaPINT.org using referral code 4234. Donations are desperately needed. Mission First, an outreach of Cedarville UMC, located at 414 E High St., continues to serve our community. Current needs include men’s trainers (all sizes), sweatpants and toiletries (travel size mouthwash, shampoo/conditioner, moisturizer, aftershave, tissues, deodorant for men and women of normal size , 3 in 1 shower gel, bars of soap, cotton swabs, bandages, Chapstick). If you would like to help, stop by or email [email protected] or call her at 610-326-0560.

First Baptist

POTTSTOWN — Join First Baptist Church (ABCUSA) this Sunday, June 5 for Pentecost, and we will have a prayer and fellowship service on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Then at 5 p.m., join us in person for a meal with friends, devotions, and communion. Bring a friend! You can find the link for the morning service on our website at www.FBCPottstown.org. Happy Pride Month! We celebrate and support our LGBT+ friends, family and neighbors this month and throughout the year. On Monday, June 6 at 6 p.m., we are thrilled to host our grand opening of the Greater Reading LGBT+ Center’s new home at FBC Pottstown at 301 King St. We hope you can join us! The new Pottstown location will begin by offering counseling, a youth group, and an older adult group, all of which the people of Pottstown have identified as needs they have experienced. Those in need of support or information can contact the LGBT Center of Greater Reading at (484) 513-3170 or visit www.lgbtcenterofreading.com.

Coventryville UMC

SOUTH COVENTRY – Join Coventryville United Methodist Church, 1521 Old Ridge Road, for worship this Whit Sunday! Services are in-person and stream live at 9:30 a.m. (contemporary) and 11 a.m. (traditional). To watch from home, visit the Coventryville UMC YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpeSkOcz5xHKcucCYmbN2Sw. Decorating for the Holiday Bible School will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout this week. Come lend a hand any day of the week! On Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. there is a frozen food giveaway of Wawa breakfast sandwiches. Pick up early while supplies last! Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, praying mums will gather at Chrisman House to pray for children, schools and all that makes up the learning environment. If you are interested in any of these activities, please call the church office at 610-469-9350.

Brownback UCC

SPRING CITY — Join us this Sunday for our 10 a.m. worship service led by Curt Flewellinger. Children in kindergarten through 6th grade are sent back after the Word for All Ages for Worship Play. This Sunday is also the last meeting of the school year for our young people. We also invite you to join us for our annual picnic after worship this Sunday. It’s a wonderful time for fun and fellowship, as well as delicious food! Masking is now optional if fully vaccinated. Join us at 640 Ridge Road, or you can watch the service from home at: https://www.facebook.com/BrownbacksChurch/live/

Lutheran Christ

BARTO — The Lutheran Church of Christ will worship this Pentecost Sunday on Sunday, June 5, with a Holy Communion worship service at 9 a.m. Reverend Matthew Finney will lead worship and deliver the sermon. During the service, Confirmands: Chase Bartman, Hunter Francisco and Julissa Sandoval will affirm their faith in the Rite of Confirmation. We would like to thank the Confirmand leaders during this two-year promotion: Denise Hoffman and Gerry Flicker, as well as each Confirmand mentor. Before worship, coffee and conversation will be at 8:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center, then again after worship at 10:15 a.m. The Property Committee will meet on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Visitor Center. On Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m., the Worship and Music Committee and the Ministry of Mercy Committee will meet. Worship and music at the Visitor Center and Mercy Ministry meeting in Room H. The church is located at 222 Niantic Road between Routes 663 and 100 approximately one mile east of Bally.

Calvary UCC

BARTO — Free community giveaway (clothes, shoes, home, books and more) and lunch to go, Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Everyone is welcome!

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