Hamburg area church calendar

Salem United Methodist Church Shoemakersville

Welcome to the corner of Sixth and Main Streets in Shoemakersville for our 9 a.m. worship service. The scripture, John 7:37-39, will be read by Bob Kershner. Beth Moore will have the Children’s Message, and Becca Wenner is the acolyte for the service. There will be classes for all ages following the service.

Administrative Council will meet on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Connie Parrish and Karen Kershner will give expanded reports from Annual Conference.

Next week is Father’s Day. Bring your father to church for special recognition before you take him out to dinner or a ball game.


The Good News Travelin’ Band is coming. They will lead our Worship in the Park on Sunday, June 29. Note that the time for the service is 10 a.m. Following the musical worship service we will have a covered-dish brunch. Then there will be games for all ages. Friends and neighbors are all invited to join us. There is usually food to spare!

Vacation Bible School will be held in conjunction with Salem Berne UMC and Bethany UMC on July 13-17 at Salem Berne from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Classes for children ages 3 up to children finishing 5th grade will be at Berne. Older children are invited to join Rev. Parrish and Connie at Salem Shoemakersville UMC for extra special classes. These include at least one video and a foul-shooting contest on our new parking lot. The theme for this year is Bible Heroes. Some exciting Bible people will come to share their unique stories with us. A final planning meeting will be held on Monday, June 23, at Berne at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 25 is United Methodist Night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There is a special guided tour of the museum that starts at 7 p.m.

Our Mission Team will leave on Sunday, July 6 to travel to Guilderland Center, N.Y. Please continue to pray for the team and the people whose homes they will be repairing during their week of work. Some of the members of the team have never gone on a trip before, so they covet your prayers that they will be an effective part of the team.

To contact us: church phone 610-562-4345

Pastor’s cell 570-573-8320


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“Where there is room in the heart, there is always room in the house.” - Thomas Moore

Salem Belleman’s Church

On Sunday, June 1, Salem Belleman’s Church, 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Seventh Sunday of Easter 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 Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 and John 17:1-11. During the late service three young people were confirmed. They were: Naomi Arnold, Michael Dailey and Kyle Livinghouse. Congratulations to this year’s Confirmands!

Vacation Bible School is coming to Belleman’s from Monday, June 23 thru Friday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please note that these are new dates for VBS at Belleman’s. This year’s theme is “Workshop of Wonders.” All youth are invited to attend!

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 Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m, we encourage you to come out to our Family Night, where there is something for everyone in your family. There is something for every age group, from infant to Boys and Girls programs on Wednesday evenings. Our children’s ministry clubs will take place downstairs for ages 0 – 4th Grade. We also have something for our 5th & 6th graders, called 56 Club. This is a wonderful transitional group before they hit Youth Group at Grades 7th-12th grade. Momentum Youth meets at 7 p.m. as well in the TBC Youth Room.

Join us tonight for our Adult Spring Connect Classes at 7 p.m. This quarter we are featuring the Follow Class, a discipleship class (there is a cost for materials), Unleash2014, an eight week leadership training experience, and an Apologetics Class to better live the faith we defend. There is childcare and children’s programs going on during class times at TBC for ages infant all the way through Youth age. Please call for more information or to register today!

Fusion Young Adult group is hosting their bi-monthly service at The Journey Café in Hamburg on Sunday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 join us for a night of worship, a relevant message, light refreshments, and great fellowship. Childcare will be available for children ages 0-6 years old. Call our church office at 610-562-2972 ext. 200 to register them.

Are you struggling with depression, addiction and are needing something more? Join 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

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.

Bern Reformed UCC

Strawberry Festival at Bern Church Grove (Rt. 183) on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Music by Reading Philharmonic Band from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Serving food 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Public is invited! Children’s games.

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:

June 4: Bishop John Barres will visit St. Mary parish to meet with area Catholic homeschool families for Mass and a social

June 5 and 9: Healthy Steps in Motion senior aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

June 5: Holy Name Society meeting, 7:30 p.m.

June 8: St. Mary is hosting a Butterfly Release as a Celebration of Life Service in memory or honor of loved ones, sponsored by Covenant Home Care. The event is open to the public. Register by contacting Covenant at 800-726-8761. The event will include live music, butterfly release, and refreshments.

June 9: 8 p.m., Bible Study (follows 7 p.m. devotions)

June 10: 7:30 p.m., Women’s Guild meeting

June 13: Golf Tournament, 1 p.m. at Green Acres, Open to all. Contact the parish office for more information.

NORTHERN BERKS MINISTERIUM: Congratulations to our local Graduates. The Baccalaureate Service for the Hamburg Area High School will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. God bless your journey in life!

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): Worship Hour, June 7, at 11:05 a.m. David Stern will share the Word of God with us. A Vegetarian Fellowship Meal for our guests and visitors will follow in the Fireside Room. The First Sabbath of each month there is a Children’s Church service for ages 3-10.

2nd & 4th FRIDAY EVENINGS: at 7 p.m. there is a Youth/Young Adult Vespers service at the church. All are welcome.

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. We are studying the Book of Daniel, chapter 7 and Revelation 13. All are welcome.

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.

CAMPMEETING: Bring your tent, rent a tent, or bring your camper. Starts June 13 at 7 p.m. on the campus of Blue Mt. Academy, Hamburg. It runs through Sat. evening June 21. You will be spiritually blessed. Meetings and activities for children of all ages each day. For more information, call 610-374-8331.

VEGAN CLUB: For all who may be interested in a vegan or partial vegan lifestyle. Takes place the third Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. All are welcome.

The joy and the blessing of the Sabbath begin this Friday evening at 8:27 p.m.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran “Smoke” Church

St. Paul’s invites you to join us for Sunday morning worship service. We are located at 2613 Old Route 22, Hamburg. Our worship service begins at 9 a.m. every Sunday. Sounds of Pentecost will be held on Sunday, June 8. Holy Communion and Confirmation will also be held. Everyone is welcome to attend. Sunday June 15, Father’s Day, will also be a Holy Communion Sunday. We will also honor high school and college graduates that Sunday. Vacation Bible School will have a Wilderness Escape theme. We will travel back in time and learn about the Israelites and Moses. We will have a great adventure with crafts, food songs and games. Please join us and bring your friends. The dates are June 23-27 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Ages 2-14 are welcome. Sunday June 8 the acolyte is Elaina Koller, the lector is Tyler Brown and the greeters are Joe and Cheryl Parker.

St. Thomas Church

The altar flowers were presented in memory of Louise Luckenbill by her husband, Glenn. The organ arrangement was in honor of the 50th birthday of Brian Luckenbill by his family and the fresh arrangement was in honor of the 65th wedding anniversary of George and Barbara Eisenbrown by their children and grandchildren. The bulletin was sponsored in honor of the 90th birthday of Spencer Watts by his family. The following graduates were recognized: Tyler Paul Blatt, Daniel Boone High School and Berks Career & Technology Center; Katherine Marie Degler and Alexis Jourdan Troutman, Tulpehocken High School; Amy Sue Sterner, Lebanon Valley College, Masters degree in Music Education; and Kristine Marie Stum, Fleetwood high School.

Salem E.C. Church

2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

This week at Salem Church: Our Coffee Fellowship was at 8:30 a.m., followed by our Worship Service at 9 a.m. Our Sunday School was at 10:30 a.m. Clyde Bomgarner, Jr. presented the message “Him We Proclaim!” based on Colossians 1:24-29. Our greeters were Kevin & Sandy Towles. Our nursery attendant was Nicole Snyder, & our Junior Church leader was Tammy Wagner.

Upcoming Events: Please call us for dates & times for our Bible studies, and Men’s & Women’s groups. We will be having a luau & pig roast on Friday, June 27. Watch for details!

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.

First Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ, at the corner of Third and Church Streets in Hamburg, welcomes everyone to praise God with their congregation every Sunday morning.

This Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 10:15 a.m., the congregation will celebrate Pentecost and Confirmation in a service of Holy Communion. Six adolescents who have completed two years of preparation will be confirmed: Corey Evangelista, James Francisco, Cody Harvey, Carson Himmelberger, Eric Rothacker and Elizabeth Shoch.

First Reformed UCC also offers weekly mid-week Bible Studies on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The class, led by Pastor Susan Ohl, is currently studying the Gospel according to John. An additional group, studying the Gospel according to Matthew, meets on Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and is led by Russ Englehart.

All children in the neighborhood are invited to meet the Hobbit who will be coming to this year’s Vacation Bible School. VBS will be held each evening throughout the week of June 23. To register, please call the church office at 610-562-2593.

No matter who you are or where you are on your life’s journey, you are invited to attend all of the worship, educational and social activities at First Reformed U.C.C.

St. Michael’s Church

Sunday, June 8, we celebrate The Festival of Pentecost with altar communion at 9 a.m. On Pentecost the apostle Peter filled with the Holy Spirit addressed the crowd, preaching to them about Jesus’ death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. About three thousand converts were baptized that day. (The account of Pentecost in Acts 2:1-41). Six young members will receive their First Communion. We will honor our High School and College Graduates. The Women of St. Michaels will travel to see the Fightin Phils afternoon game.

You are invited to a free spaghetti supper held Saturday, June 28, 5-7 p.m. Please invite your neighbors in need. Any donations given go to more free dinners and the Northern Berks Food Pantry.

Vacation Bible School’s Theme is “Inside out and Upside Down, Main Street USA, Where Jesus Makes A Difference Every Day.” It is stories, songs, snacks and games about Jesus’ Parables in the Bible and will be June 16-20, 6-8 p.m. Please call 610-488-1783 to register.

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 Summer worship at 9 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 School for youth and adults over the Summer is 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. The Adult Classes study the Gospel of John and The Lutheran Handbook. The Youth are studying “Made To Make A Difference.”

The youth are using this theme for their service event July 6-11. This is open to all churches who Celebrate Christ as Lord and Savior. It is a life-changing week of discipleship, adventure and mission for high school and college youth. We will be exploring what it truly means to live a Disciple’s life – a life found in passionately following Jesus Christ. Some of the elements of the week will include: Mission projects in the surrounding area of Hamburg (Reading), breakout sessions on Biblical topics relevant to youth, and Christ-centered worship and passionate Biblical teaching. Contact Pastor Paul Buzzard,, 484-220-1104, with questions.

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

Join us June 8, Pentecost Sunday, for Morning Worship at 9 a.m. The Liturgist is Debbie Sonday and the Greeters are Donald and Jane Francis. The Children’s Message will be given by Pastor Dan and the Acolyte is Shannon Carvin. The Altar flowers are presented to the Glory of God by Pastor Dan and Mary Alice Herner. There will be a Father’s Day Tailgating event 30 minutes after worship on June 8. The Food Pantry item for June is Peanut Butter.

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 9:30 a.m. summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Seventh Sunday of Easter, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in honor of Helen Emhardt and in loving memory of Edward Emhardt on the anniversary of their wedding by daughter, Susan and family.

The Flowers in the floor stands are presented to the glory of God in honor of our 46th anniversary by Allan and Lela Epting.

The Flowers on the pedestal table are presented to the Glory of god and in honor of the 40th anniversary of Pastor Uhler’s Ordination by wife and family.

The Anthem and Middle Hymn are lovingly dedicated to Pastor Uhler, by the choir, as they are two of his favorite selections.

AA meets Thursday’s at 7 p.m. in the Junior room.

Confirmation: The following six youth will be confirmed on Sunday, June 8. Worship with Holy Communion begins at 9:30 a.m. Join us as these youth make public affirmation of their baptisms. Angela Bagenstose, Dakota Barlet, Logan Herber, Jennifer Hoshauer, Eliza Moseman, Kaitlyn Yeakley.

There will be no Family Worship Service during June, July, and August. Make a Joyful Noise Offering dates will be modified over the summer months. Bring your change for this special offering on June 29 (Day Camp presentation), July 27 (VBS presentation) and Aug. 17.

Summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, June 8. During the summer worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School classes resume on Sunday, Sept. 7.

VBS/Day Camp Set Design: Monday, June 16 from 1-4 p.m. Come help paint, cut, and make props for Day Camp and Vacation Bible School. No artistic ability required, just a willingness to help!

VBS/Day Camp Training Meeting: Sunday, June 22 from 3-6 p.m. followed by picnic with Bear Creek Camp counselors. The first hour will be training and then we will have a meet-n-greet with the Bear Creek Day Camp counselors. We will have a picnic type dinner and some fun and games. Adults bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Day Camp Presentation: Sunday, June 29 at 9:30 a.m. Worship

Sat., June 7 is the Saturday Night Worship Worship Service with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday June 8 is Pentecost Sunday and Comfirmation with Holy Communiion. Worship Service is at 9:30 a.m.

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