The Kutztown Relay Life for the American Cancer Society is at Kutztown University, June 2–3. The theme this year is School Days! Please visit with us at our campsite and support us financially online at our Angels for Hope secure donations webpage.
A Tag Sale to benefit our Angels of Hope team for the Relay for Life will be held at St. Paul’s May 20, 8 am–2 pm.
Thursday, May 18, 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm
Friday, May 19, 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm
Items will also be received each Sunday morning. Place in the stairway before church throughout the month of April & May until the date of the sale. Please consider bringing a box of donated items to help raise funds for our Relay for Life Team (NO CLOTHING PLEASE!) All items that are not sold Saturday will be available during Fellowship Hour, May 21, at ½ price; the remainder will be given to a charitable organization. If you are unable to carry items or bring them in yourself, please call Lisa Rarick to schedule a pick up @ 610-683-6851.
Volunteers are needed for The Potato Project, Bethany Children’s Home, and Grace EC Food Bank. Please see any member of the Missions Committee to learn more about getting involved.
St. Paul’s Relay for Life team, Angels of Hope, also has several volunteer opportunities available. See Denise Keim for more information.
The Kutztown Library is looking ahead to their Summer Reading program. Prize baskets were a big hit last year. These baskets were popular with all ages. Children’s baskets featured Barbies, coloring books, stickers, book sets and Lego kits. Teens loved the snack basket. Adult readers vied for hand painted wine glasses, cooking, and travel and pamper yourself baskets. Do you have any new or gently used items we can include in our baskets this year? Maybe a gift card, an empty basket, and a present that wasn’t quite right for you that you can re-gift, or a craft that you make? The donations given are then used to create baskets for a raffle that are used as a reward for reading. Read a book, get a raffle ticket and select which basket you would like to win. What a great incentive for everyone! If you are interested in donating, please place your donations in the collection bin outside of the church office.
Our Joyful Noise collections on March 19 and March 26 will be donated to Glenn & Janie Weida who lost their home in a storm.
This summer the children and teens are going to make bottle cap mosaic for the Louisa Gonser Community Library. We need thousands of plastic bottle caps in all sorts of colors. We really need your help. PLEASE START DRINKING! Start saving those caps and drop them off at the circulation desk.
We thank you in advance for ordering Easter plants to add to the beauty of the church. We need to receive your order by April 2nd along with payment to ensure your requests will be ordered on Monday, April 3rd. Please use an envelope provided at the entrances to the sanctuary. The flowers left at church should be picked up Monday, April 17th, 8 am–12 pm.
Place your order and payment in an envelope. Make checks payable to St. Paul’s UCC. You may place it in the offering plate, give to Laraine Wuchter or the church office.Click here for a PDF of the order form.
Kimmie Lawton, a KU anthropology major and member of our Bell Choir, is requesting donations for a mission trip she is taking to Honduras. The group from Liberty Corner Church will be going to The Hearts for Honduras School in La Entrada to help build relationships with the students and their families.
Kimmie needs to raise $1600 for this trip. Please consider supporting this mission trip. You can donate online here and designate Kimmie Lawton as the individual you would like to support. Or, if preferred, donate by check payable to “Liberty Corner Church” with the memo portion of the check referencing “Lawton – Honduras Trip.” Checks can be given to Donna Sheaffer, Bell Choir Director.
This special offering makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities across the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through their gifts of money and time. Today projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. While specific allocations differ in each denomination, all use their One Great Hour of Sharing funds to make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and more.
On March 26th we will be collecting for this mission. Look for further information in the church bulletin in the upcoming weeks. We live in the midst of the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Please consider donating to this worthy mission. Please use the special envelope included with your March giving envelopes.
The Missions Committee continues to support the Manna Food Bank at Grace Evangelical Church, Kutztown. Please place your non-perishable food donations in the green tub located in the hallway outside the Lounge. Paper products and personal care items along with monetary donations are most needed. As always, thank you for your generosity.