We will be having a Mission Dinner open to members and the community on Wednesday, November 1, 5–6 pm. The meal is free of charge. Dessert donations are needed. Come and bring a friend!
On Pentecost, June 4, we will be celebrating the Confirmation of our newest young members and Holy Communion.
On this special day we will also be receiving your offerings for Strengthen the Church. STC is a special mission offering to build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.
As God calls our congregations to be the “church” in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults. STC funds will also be used to award grants to help congregations communicate the “God is still speaking,” message.
Bethany has requested help spring cleaning their beautiful memorial gardens by weeding and mulching on Saturday, May 13, 9–11:30 am. We will carpool from St. Paul’s at 8:30 am and return by approximately 12:30 pm. Just bring your favorite hand tools and gloves and Bethany will supply the rest. Many hands make little work, and you will feel the joy of helping Bethany with their needs. Please volunteer and add your name to the sign-up sheet in the hallway across from the church office. Questions? Contact Kathy Landis at 610.683.6246 or Cindy Swan at 610.207.2949.
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.
Please prayerfully consider volunteering an hour or two to help the Missions Committee in their support of Grace Evangelical Church’s Food Bank.
April 28, 2:30 pm – Receive food from “Food Bank”
April 29, 8:30 am – Place food in storage
May 5, 6:30 pm – Set up Food Bank
May 6, 8:30 am – Food Bank open
May 26, 2:30 pm – Receive food from “Food Bank”
May 27, 8:30 am – Place food in storage
June 2, 6:30 pm – Set up Food Bank
June 3, 8:30 am – Food Bank open
June 23, 2:30 pm – Receive food from Food Bank
June 24, 8:30 am – Place food in storage
June 30, 6:30 pm – Set up Food Bank
July 1, 8:30 am – Food Bank open
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.
All eyes are on you (potato eyes, that is)! This spring iHartHarvest, Inc. The Potato Project is planning a yield of 17,500 pounds (Wow!) in 2017 to benefit local hungry neighbors in need. The potatoes will be distributed in the fall and winter to Friend, Inc. and other food banks in our area as they have for the past several years.
Help is needed to cut the seed potatoes at a Seed Potato Cutting Session on Saturday, April 22, or Sunday, April 23, 1–4 pm, at Zion Moselem EL Church, 340 Moselem Church Rd., Kutztown.
Please bring your own knife and cutting board. It is up to you how long you wish to volunteer. We will carpool from St. Paul’s on Saturday, April 22. Sign-up on the sheet in the hallway across from the church office. See or call Kathy Landis, 610.683.6246, with any questions.
For amazing facts on the Potato Project see: https://sites.google.com/site/ihartharvestinc/project-2016 or check it out on Facebook.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in
The Missions Committee will once again be serving dinners to the three senior communities in our town. We are able to provide these dinners thanks to the generosity of our congregation and the many people who attend our mission dinners at St. Paul’s.
Wilson Manner – March 14, 5 pm
Saucony Meadows– March 28, 5 pm
Saucony Cross– April 25, 5 pm
Our regular mission dinner at St. Paul’s will be held on April 19. We look forward to sharing a meal with our community.
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.