Church calendar

The Bridge Church (TBC), 3561 Old 22, would like to extend an invitation to the following:

The Bridge Church Sunday Morning Worship Service times are at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. All of our Bridge Street Kid’s Ministries meet downstairs where you will be able to check-in your child before each service begins. Bridge Street Kid’s Ministries range in ages from 0 thru 4th Grade.

On Tuesday Evening, there is an open class…

Divorce Care: A support program for individuals who are dealing with a recent divorce. There is a cost. (This class welcomes walk-ins at any time during the 12-week course)


Join us for our Wednesday Evening Family Connect Nights every week at 7 p.m. Each week there is something for every age group. From Nursery, 0-2 years of age, Royal Rangers & MPact Girls and boys clubs, to 56 Club for kids in Grades 5th & 6th, Momentum Youth for youth in grades 7th thru 12th. We also have Connect Fall Classes going on right now for our adults.

TBC welcomes a new ministry called Celebrate Recovery that meets on Monday Evenings at 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Recovery program where people gain freedom, healing, and accountability for life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. By applying the 8 Recovery Principles within the 12-step program, we open ourselves up to God’s grace so that we can break free. We also open the door to recovery by sharing our experiences and hopes with one another. Celebrate Recovery is open to men and women ages 18+. It’s not just for people struggling with substance abuse. This program is for anyone who feels like their life is out of control and is looking for a safe place to deal with a “hurt, habit, or hang-up.” Walk-ins welcome anytime! If you have any questions about this new exciting ministry, we welcome you to call Lisa Schappell at 610-562-2972 x.200 or email

Hamburg Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with our community at the Hamburg’s Christmas Tree Lighting at 4th & Pine Street on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. There will be TBC’s Choir, Hamburg Middle School Choir & Brass Ensemble, while sipping on hot chocolate and eating Christmas Cookies before the Lighting of the tree.

Children’s Christmas Musical “The Secret of Snowflake County”

Our Children’s Christmas musical will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 at our 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. service. Snowflake County has lost sight of the meaning of Christmas. Christmas celebrations have become so extravagant they threaten to over shadow the simplicity of Christmas’ true meaning. It seems the only one who understands the secret of Jesus’ birth is little Suzy Hallmark – but no one is listening. You are going to love your visit to Snowflake County, where they discover the secret: Christ is truly the center of Christmas!

If you would like to listen to Pastor Mark’s Sunday morning sermons, please go to our website at

Visit our website at or call 610-562-2972 for more information and service/class details.

Salem Belleman’s Church

On Sunday, Nov. 17, Salem Belleman’s Church, 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost at the regular worship times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. The musician for the early service was Sharon Duvall while Linda Hartman, The Director of Music Ministry, played for the second service. The scripture readings for the services were Malachi 4:1-2 and 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 which were read by John Lewis at the early service and by Cheryl Pszczolkowski at the late service. Also, the Gospel reading was from Luke 21:5-19.

Belleman’s will be having a special Thanksgiving Eve service on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Please visit our website for more information about Belleman’s,

Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church

Our Hamburg Church would like to give you an invitation:

We are a Bible based Church located at 22 Willow Rd, Hamburg.

Our Service times are: Bible classes for all ages at 10 a.m. followed by our worship hour at 11 a.m. A vegetarian fellowship meal is served to our guests and visitors each Sabbath after the service. Everyone is welcome.

Our Pastor is Alex DuBee. His Office number is 610-562-7200. He would be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.

SABBATH MORNING (Saturday): Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. Pastor Alex DuBee will share the Word of God and much wisdom with us during the Worship Hour, followed by our Vegetarian Fellowship Meal in the Fireside Room.

The First Sabbath of each month there is a Children’s Church service for ages 3-10.

Our Community Service Center is open to the public every Monday & Tuesday from 1-6 p.m. for those who qualify. The Food Pantry is open the third Sunday of each month from 12-2 p.m. for those who qualify.

PRAYER MEETING: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY MORNING: 9:30 a.m. Early Morning Bible Study with Dr. John Goley.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: The Adventurer & Pathfinder Clubs meet. The Adventurers are for our young members 5-8 years old. They meet at our church facility from 6-7:30 p.m. The Pathfinders are for ages 9-18 and they meet at the Blue Mt. SDA Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m.

The joy and the blessing of the Sabbath begin this Friday evening at 4:42 p.m.

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation every Saturday from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. and before each daily Mass. Upcoming activities include:

Nov. 21 and 25: Healthy Steps in Motion senior aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 23: Christmas Bazaar, Ave Maria Hall, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Crafts, baskets, cookies, refreshments and more. All are welcome.

Nov. 24: PREP religious education classes

Nov. 25: 8 p.m., Bible Study (follows 7 p.m. devotions)

Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 a.m.

RCIA: Next session is after Thanksgiving, Tuesday, Dec. 3, Liturgy and the Paschal Mystery.

Salem United Methodist Church, Shoemakersville

Join us at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets at 9 a.m. for Sunday worship. The scripture for the morning is Luke 23: 33-43 which will be read by Sonja Rollman. The Pastor will give the Children’s Sermon.

Light refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall between morning worship and Sunday School. the adult class is studying the life of Peter and Rev. Parrish’s class is studying the book “If You Want to Walk on Water You Have to Get Out of the Boat.” That study is repeated on Tues. evening.

There will be an ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service here at Salem on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the service. Remember we are totally handicap accessible now, so come and join us.

On Wed. morning at 10 a.m. there is a Bible Study in the parsonage. We are studying The Parables. If you need a ride to the study feel free to call Karen Kershner at 610-562-2327.

Fleetwood Bank has invited us to be a part of their community tree lighting on Thursday Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. We will be siging Christmas Carols. Everyone is invited. After singing the group moves to the church for a pizza supper followed by rehearsals for Chimes and Choir. Let the Pastor or Anne Smith know if you plan to be a part of this fun evening.

To contact us: the church phone is 610-562-4345.

The pastor’s cell phone for emergencies is 570-573-8320.

E-mail us at

Our web address is

We are on Facebook with many pictures of our recent renovations.

What if God didn’t give you tomorrow what you didn’t thank Him for today?

Friedens Church

Please come and join us at our weekly services at Friedens Church, 128 Wolf Creek Road, Shartlesville. On Saturdays at 5 p.m. we have our Encounter Worship Service, a more intimate worship that features weekly opportunities for individual blessings and Holy Communion. (weather permitting, this is held at the outside sanctuary located behind the church, down the lane)

Our Sunday morning worship services are at 7:45 and 10:30 a.m. (Nursery services are provided at the late service). Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.

Nov. 27 – Thanksgiving Eve Service

Weekly Activities at Friedens Church for November include:

Every Monday – Grief Support at 11:40 a.m.

Friedens’ Friends – First Tuesday of each Month at 11:30 a.m.

Bible Study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in Friedens Great Room.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, Nov. 24 – Hanging of the Greens! Church decorating after the 10:30 a.m. service.

Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Winter Carnival – Join in the Holiday Festivities.

We look forward to seeing you at our weekly Services and we hope you join us for monthly activities and special events.

Salem E.C. Church

2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

This week at Salem Church: Our Coffee Fellowship was at 8:30 a.m., followed by Worship at 9 a.m., & Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented the message “Our Partnership” based on I John 1:1-10. Our greeters were Bruce & Sue Krammes. Our nursery attendant was Nicole Snyder, & our Junior Church leader was Bev Ruppert.

Upcoming Events: Men’s Group meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study meets every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pilates is Wednesday at 6 p.m., & volleyball is Thursday at 7 p.m.

Please feel welcome to come and join us at any time. For more information on Salem church and our events you can visit us on the web at or call the church office at 610-562-5033.

St. Michael’s Church

Sunday, Nov. 24, we worship at 10:15 a.m. We celebrate Christ The King Sunday with Holy Communion with pew distribution. Come partake of the Lamb of God who takes away the Sin of the world, happy are those who are called to His supper. The Angel Tree will be put up this Sunday. Gifts for Bethany Children’s Home should be returned by Dec. 8.

Sunday School for ALL ages is 9 a.m. every Sunday. The Adult Classes study The End Times and Parenting. The Youth are studying “Made to Make a Difference.”

St. Michael’s Church, A Lutheran affiliated congregation, 529 St. Michaels Road, Tilden Twp., just West of Hamburg on Hex Highway, invites you to participate in activities and Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m.

There is a children’s sermon every Sunday. For information call 610-488-1783 or Visit our web page Worship is broadcast live every Sunday and you can watch recordings of previous services at:

Sunday, Nov. 17 the altar flowers were sponsored by Mr & Mrs C. Allen Leiby and son Allen: in memory of Mr & Mrs Raymond Seaman and Mr & Mrs Charles Leiby, Sr.

The bulletins were sponsored Barry & Dorothy Wagner: in honor of their daughter, Lori Street, on her 35th birthday, yesterday.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 10:15 a.m. Fall services on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost the altar flowers were presented to the glory of God in memory of Mamie Dewald, on the anniversary of her birthday, Nov. 21, by daughter, Rebecca and family. The flowers in the floor stands were presented to the glory of God in honor and loving memory of the members of the Neidlinger and Givler families and in celebration of their 6th wedding anniversary by Heidi and Brad Givler. The flowers on the pedestal table were presented to the glory of God in loving memory of her sister who was her maid of honor, Cherylanne Neidlinger, on the anniversary of her 45th birthday, by Heidi Givler. During the worship service, the congregation made a “joyful noise” for ELCA World Hunger.

The Tuesday Project Workers are in need of clean, gently used bed sheets of pastel colors (not dark or white) to be used as backings for the quilts being made for Lutheran World Relief. The Quilters are busy constructing full-size, toddler, and baby quilts. Please drop off material at St. John’s Church.

AA meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Jr. room.

Social Ministry Committee is preparing to collect food items for the Northern Berks Food Pantry. The following 6 items must be included in the bag: Canned Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing or Stove Top, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned Corn, Canned Turkey Gravy or Gravy Mix, Assorted Canned Vegetables. Please bring donations to the church by Nov. 17.

Holiday Bazaar & Flea Market at St. John’s on Sat., Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24 is Christ the King Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion. The Rev. Mark Wimmer will be our guest speaker. Sunday School and Catechetical Class is at 9:00 a.m. Find us on the internet at

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

The worship assistants were Cody Emerich, Bill Boyd, Gladys Oswald, Luanne Reese, and the Youth Group. The altar flowers and bulletins were presented in honor of the 8th birthday of Patrick Evans by his grandparents Bob and Janice Evans. The inserts were presented in memory of Richard Ralston by Larry and Barbara Sands.

St. Thomas Church

The altar flowers were presented in memory of Irene Cocks by her husband Franklin. The organ arrangement was in celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Richard and Grace Reber. The fresh arrangements were presented in memory of Leon Groff by his wife, Erma and in honor of the birthday of Kathryn Bossard. Refreshments will be served after the Thanksgiving Service to honor of the retirement of Rev. Rod Sutliff. A Thankoffering will be taking during the Nov. 24 service to be donated to the American Red Cross, Hope Rescue Mission, Bethel/Tulpehocken Food Pantry, and Salvation Army. Sign up to donate food items which will be used to feed 25 Tulpehocken High School families for Thanksgiving. The Cub Scouts will have a Pie Sale on Nov. 23. There will be a Roller Skating Party at Fantasy Skating Rink on Nov. 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. there is a cost. Tickets are avialable in advance or at the door. Contact any Bernville Boy Scout for tickets.

Christ Little Tulpehocken Church will have a Hymnsing on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.

Zion’s Lutheran Church, Shoemakersville

There will be a Thanksgiving eve worship, Wednesday, Nov. 27at 7p.m. Join us for our service as we give thanks and praise to our incredible God, who makes all things possible. You are requested to bring a canned fruit which will be donated to the food pantry.

Bethany United Methodist Church

On Sunday, Nov. 24, at the 10:15 a.m. worship service, Reverend Susan Ohl, of the United Church of Christ, will fill in for Pastor Sabas, who will be attend a seminar offered by The Biblical Archaeology Society in Baltimore. Reverend Ohl will preach a sermon entitled, “Open the Door for the King.”

On Saturday morning Nov. 30 the church will be decorated for the Christmas Season.

On Saturday, Dec. 7 a bazaar will be offered to the Hamburg community by the church’s United Methodist Women’s group. The bazaar will offer breakfast, and will offer for sale crafts, used items, and homemade cookies, and baked items.

Bethany seeks to offer opportunities to any who feel a call to a particular ministry to the community to answer that call. Any interested in such an opportunity may contact Pastor Sabas.

Bethany United Methodist Church is located at 321 Island Street in Hamburg, at the intersection of Third and Island Streets.