POTTSTOWN – Worship at Trinity UCC, 60 N. Hanover St., will be held in the sanctuary at 9:30 am on August 8 and will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel. Trinity will be offering a free take-out meal on Tuesday, August 10, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Access is possible from the car park behind the church. See our announcement below for office hours and contact details.
POTTSTOWN – Sunday at 10:00 am is community Bible study. At 11:00 am, you are invited to worship with Bethel Community Church in Pottstown for the “Tenth Sunday after Pentecost” when Bishop Landa Washington delivers the morning message. In-person worship is permitted and masks are optional with social distancing. Additionally, the service is live on Facebook @https: //www.facebook.com/BCCP575 or by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087. BCCP Food Pantry is open Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The pantry hours are the second, third and fourth Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open to everyone. The Pottstown Vaccine Clinic is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are administered. Thursday at 12:00 PM is Virtual Community Bible Study by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087. For more information, call 610-805-9084.
STOWE – Join us this weekend as Father Wilson and Deacon Ray celebrate 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. (the Rosary is recited before this Mass). Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. We are now offering live streaming services at https://stgabrielstowepa.org/livestream. The daily mass schedule is Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. The rosary will be recited before mass at 8:30 am. There is no daily mass on Friday. Eucharistic adoration will follow Mass on Wednesday until 5 p.m. with the blessing at 5 p.m. Upcoming Events: Blood drives are scheduled for August 13-19. Link to register https://www.redcrossblood.org
UCC of Saint-Paul
POTTSTOWN – The United Church of Christ St. Paul, 927 N. Franklin St., invites you to join us for in-person worship at the sanctuary on Sunday August 8 at 9:00 am. The service will also be streamed live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsuccpottstown Items can be dropped off at church on Sunday or Wednesday mornings. If you are not able to make it on these days, there is a bin at the top of the ramp door for donations. Lucky draw on August 14, from 10 a.m. to noon.
NORTH COVENTRY – Join us for services held at 1092 Laurelwood Road at 8:00 am and 11:00 am (traditional) and 9:30 am (contemporary). Visit www.cedarvilleumc.org for current announcements, resources, live worship (also on FB) or recorded services after Sunday. CedarKids / CedarTweens takes place at 9:30 a.m. with KidzWorship at 11:00 a.m. There is no KidsZoom this week. Save the date for Re-Creation to present its cult program âShineâ on Sunday, August 22 at 10 am and its secular show âRockin ‘in the USAâ at 7 pm. Re-Creation’s mission is to serve hospitalized veterans. Every veterans show is a gift – every Re-Creation artist is a volunteer. See https://re-creationusa.org/ for a sample of their extraordinary talent. Summer 2021 marks 45 years of service to our veterans. The youth group will meet at In Ian’s Boots on Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to help process an influx of donations for distribution. Mission First, a Cedarville UMC outreach service, located at 414 E High Street, continues to serve the needy in our community with an emergency pantry, clothes closet, Wednesday night meals and a love of the laundry. Current specific donation needs include: long-life foods (flip lids if possible) cheering notes, new or lightly worn summer clothes, women’s summer sports socks, linens ( no twins) new or slightly worn and freezer ice cubes (not yet frozen). Contact [email protected] or call Clare at 610-326-0560 to drop off.
CITY OF SPRING – Join us virtually or in person this Sunday for our 10am worship service led by Reverend Mark Stryjak. To view the service from home, visit: https://www.facebook.com/BrownbacksChurch/live.
The UCC of Sion
POTTSTOWN – August 8 is the 11th Sunday after Pentecost and the United Church of Christ of Zion, Hanover and Chestnut streets, welcome everyone for in-person worship at 10:15 am. Acting Pastor Rev. Dr. Kimberly Stryjak will have a message based on the theme – Shaping Community. For those who wish to worship virtually, you are welcome to join us and later check out Sion’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zionsucc.
POTTSTOWN – Join the First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown for in-person worship on Sunday August 8 at 9:30 am Register on the First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown website or by calling the church office at (610) 326-0620.
POTTSTOWN – Worship at First Baptist Church (ABCUSA) is live on Zoom this Sunday August 8 at 10:30 am as we again welcome Reverend Deborah Winters to deliver a message on âThe towers we are buildingâ. You can find the link to register on our website at www.FBCPottstown.org. The book study group will meet every other Monday at 7:15 p.m. on Zoom starting August 30. The next book will be “Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of the Colored Girls” by Khristi Lauren Adams. Would you like to join this free group? Contact the FBC office to find out how to get a free copy of the book. If you want more information, visit www.FBCPottstown.org/Parable-of-the-Brown-Girl!
POTTSTOWN – Grace Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte St., will observe the 11th Sunday after Pentecost on August 8 with worship in our sanctuary starting at 9:15 am. The service will be streamed live on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GLCPottstown, and a recorded version of the service will be posted as soon as it is available on our website https://gracechurchpottstown.org, YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgJA-RV1AwzJW5LhKr67uA and Facebook page.
POTTSTOWN – You are invited to join the Evangelical Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover St., for worship at our sanctuary this Sunday at 10:45 am as we celebrate the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. This week’s worship assistants are Linda Miller, Greeter; Robert Schwanger, reader; and Stuart Bowman will serve as cult leader and deliver the message of the day. The service will also be streamed live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/emmanuel.pottstown at 10:45 am. As soon as it is available, it will also be posted on our website http://www.emmanuelpottstown.com/ and on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQzq980Tf11SCyPX2G21mg. Immediately after the service there will be a picnic inside the church sponsored by the 250th anniversary committee. Burgers, hot dogs and assorted picnic sides will be served. Those present are asked to bring a dessert to share. Community outreach schedule – Emmanuel’s Closet is open Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free community meals are served in the parking lot Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., Friday at 11:45 a.m. and Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
St. John’s UCC
POTTSTOWN – Worship at St. John’s UCC, 11 S. Price St., will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 am. Visitors are welcome. The service will also be on YouTube later today for viewing at your convenience. Donations are accepted to stock the St. John’s Small Pantry. Some of the items needed are granola bars, water, pop-top soups, toothpaste / toothbrushes, washcloths and deodorant.
SOUTH COVENTRY – Join The United Methodist Church in Coventryville for Sunday on-site services at 9:30 am (contemporary) and 11:00 am (traditional) with our new pastor, Reverend Stacey Jones-Anderson, leading the worship service. Both services will be broadcast live on the Coventryville UMC YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpeSkOcz5xHKcucCYmbN2Sw. Contact the main office at 610-469-9350 or [email protected], or visit CoventryvilleUMC.org.
Lutheran of St. Peter
POTTSTOWN – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St., will celebrate the eleventh Sunday after Epiphany with worship services at 9 a.m. with Rev. Kathie Afflerbach as guest pastor. The Sunday worship service can be viewed online after 12:30 p.m. Sunday on Facebook or YouTube and anytime during the week by typing: st peter’s lutheran church pottstown pa.
Lutheran Saint Luke
GILBERTSVILLE – Sunday is the 11th Sunday after Pentecost! We invite you to join us in the shrine for worship at 9:30 am. You can also listen on 91.3FM or watch our live broadcast at stlukegilbertsville, org. Communion is celebrated every Sunday. The COMMUNITY CLOTHING RACK will be open on August 11, 18 and 25 for shopping. The clothes rack is now open from 9 a.m. to noon. It will also be open on August 4 for clothing donations, again, from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
Royersford Bible Community
ROYERSFORD – Royersford Bible Fellowship Church, 431 N. Lewis Road, is open for in-person worship on Sundays at 10:15 am The live broadcast worship service continues on YouTube (Royersford Bible Fellowship Church). Pastor Ron Erb is currently preaching through the Book of Ephesians. Save the date for a free community sale on Saturday, August 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free garage sale items such as housewares, clothes, toys, books, etc.! Rain or shine event. www.rbfconnect.org for more information.
BARTO – The Lutheran Church of Christ will worship this eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday August 8, during the 9:00 a.m. worship service. Coffee and conversation will take place at 8:30 a.m., then a coffee hour, depending on the host required, will take place after the worship service in the Visitor Center. Budget requests for 2022 must be submitted to the finance committee by this Sunday. On August 10 starting at 9:30 am, the Quilt Tiing will take place in the Social Room followed by the Ladies Lunch meeting in the church parking lot at 11:30 am to carpool to Jenn & Jessie’s, Oley for lunch at 12:00 pm. Finance will meet later in the evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center.
St. John’s CEL
BOYERTOWN – We are open for in-person worship on Sundays at 9:30 am! Registration required in advance on our website or by calling the secretariat. The cult broadcast live continues on YouTube (St. John’s ELC Boyertown). Free drive-thru, take-out meals every Saturday evening from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. No registration required. For updates and more details, check out our website at stjohnsboyertown.org
Butter Valley Community
BALLY – Outdoor concert (Good News Travelin ‘Band – country gospel) at Butter Valley Community Church, 2600 Old Route 100, Bally, August 8, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine. Offer of free will to support missions. 610-845-2429 or www.buttervalleycc.org
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