Hamburg area 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 Kids Ministries meet downstairs where you will be able to check-in your child before each service begins. Bridge Street Kids 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 childrens 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. This winter quarter, the adults for the first 4 Wednesdays in January are welcome to join TBC for a 40 Day Prayer Challenge. This prayer challenge will be taken from the book Draw the Circle, 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson. These nights will include powerful worship, and prayer time with one another.

Beginning tonight, we will be beginning our Adult Connect Classes on Wednesday Evenings, weekly at 7 p.m. Our classes this quarter feature the study of Rebuilding the Ruins: A study about Restoration out of the books of Ezra & Nehemiah, Experiencing God, Greifshare (a recovery loss support program, there is a cost), & Divorce Care (Divorce Support group program, there is a cost). There is childcare and childrens programs going on during these at TBC as well for ages infant all the way through Youth age. Please call for more information or to register today!

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 lifes hurts, habits, and hang-ups. By applying the 8 Recovery Principles within the 12-step program, we open ourselves up to Gods 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+. Its 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 connect@hamburgbridge.com.

If you would like to listen to Pastor Marks Sunday morning sermons, please go to our website at www.hamburgbridge.com.

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

Salem Bellemans Church

On Sunday, Feb. 2, Salem Bellemans Church, 3540 Bellemans Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany at the regular Worship times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. The musician for the early service was Michele Dietrich while Linda Hartman, The Director of Music Ministry, played for the second service. The scripture readings for the services were Malachi 3:1-4 and Hebrews 2:14-18 which were read by George Phillips at the early service and by Maura Wesner at the late service. Also, the Gospel reading was from Luke 2:22-40. During both worship services Pastor Bob Berger, on behalf of Food for the Poor Ministries, delivered the message.

The Bellemans Mission Teams will be holding their popular Sandwich Sale on Thursday, Feb. 27. The 10 (ham, Italian or turkey) sandwiches will be available for pick-up for a cost and payment at the Bellemans Fellowship Hall from 4 p.m. til 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 27). Please call the church office (610-926-0461) to order.

Please visit our website for more information about Bellemans, www.bellemanschurch.org.

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. 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:

Feb. 6 and 10: Healthy Steps in Motion senior aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 9: PREP religious education classes

Feb. 11: 7:30 p.m., RCIA: The Human Community. (Next week: Open discussion for your questions and discussion on any topic); 7:30 p.m.- Womens Guild meeting

March 1: Mardi Gras with music, food and refreshments. All are welcome. Tickets available via the parish office.

St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Smoke Church

St. Pauls invites you to join us for worship service every Sunday at 9 a.m. Church is followed with fellowship and refreshments. Sunday School follows at 10:15 a.m. There are classes available for children and we have an adult Sunday School Bible Discussion Class which discusses the Gospel lesson of the day. We have a motorized scooter available for any members or visitors attending any service or activity in the church. If you would like to utilize this service, please inform a church member or come into the church and ask for assistance. Someone will be happy to help you. Our Feb. 9 service will feature a childrens sermon. Our pastor is Pastor Elna Stratton.

On Jan. 26, the Third Sunday after Epiphany, the greeter/ushers were Richard and Patricia Adams and the Acolyte was Sean Parker.

We are located at 2613 Old Route 22, (near Edenburg), Hamburg. Please feel welcome to join us for worship or any of our activities.

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 10:00 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): Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. Pastor Alex DuBee 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 Childrens 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 5:28 p.m.

Salem United Methodist Church, Shoemakersville

Meet us at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets for our 9 a.m. worship service. Sonja Rollman will read the morning scripture: Matthew 5:13-20. Connie Parrish will present the Childrens Message. Acolytes for the month will include Becca Wenner, Catharine Wingle and Zoe Becker.

There will be light refreshments in Fellowship Hall following the service. Bible study classes are available for all ages at 10:30 a.m. The Adult class is studying the life of Peter.

The Small Group Youth will meet on Sunday evening from 4-6 p.m. for Fun, Food, Faith and Fellowship. New members are always welcome.

Administrative Council will meet on Monday evening, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

The Annual Womens Retreat is on Feb. 21-23 at Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat Center. We will meet at Cafe Chocolat to learn more about Gods grace through a look at Jesus miracles. The retreat includes two nights lodging, all meals and materials including crafts and a service project. All women are invited. For more information contact Karen Kershner.

Sunday, March 2, in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m. is game day. Come join the group. Please bring a snack to share.

To contact us: Church phone 610-562-4345; Email: salemumc1650@yahoo.com; Web address: www.salemumcshoey.org. Find us on Facebook.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

The worship assistants were Colton Hoffman, Alex Ewing, Greg and Sherri Stull, Shirley Bodanza, Raymond Kissling, Paul Zerbe and the Church Council. Roy Bubbenmoyer was the Communion Assistant. Sherri Stull is the February Altar Guild. The February Sanctuary Candle was sponsored by Shirley Letcher in memory of her husband, James. The inserts were in honor of the birthday of Derek Zerbe by his grandparents, Joyce and Paul Zerbe. The Council Reorganization Meeting will be held on Feb. 6. The Annual Aid Society Soup Sale will take place on Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

St. Thomas Church

The altar flowers were presented by the Boy Scouts in appreciation of the support given them by St. Thomas Church. The fresh arrangement was presented in loving memory of Betty Hetrick by her husband, Roy and her children and their families. The bulletin was sponsored in loving memory of Harold Ruth with love from his wife, Gerry. The Acolyte and Jr. Deacon was Kristen Quillman.

St. Johns 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. Winter services on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of Brian S. Crow by his mother, Marguerite, ad sister, Jill.

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

In case of severe weather, which requires the cancellation of services or activities, you may call the church @ 610-562-3808 and you will immediately be told of such cancellations or find the information on the computer at www.wfmz.com/worshipclose.

Boy Scout Sunday, Sunday, Feb at the 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend to honor the boys, their leaders and the families of Boy Scout Troop 184 at St. Johns.

Winter Olympics Party for youth in grades 6-12: Stay after church until 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 for fun Winter Olympic style activities. Pizza and drinks will be served for lunch that is if you roll the dice just right! ;) We will be planning events for the remainder of the school year and electing Youth Ministry officers. Have your voice heard and be a part of the excitement. Sign up on the sheet on the Youth Bulletin board in the downstairs hallway by Sunday, Feb. 16 so we know how much pizza to order. Meet in the 2nd year catechetical classroom! Let the GAMES begin!

The kids need YOU! We are in need of volunteers for Sunday School and Youth Ministry. Show your support of the youth at St. Johns by sharing your talents with them. We need teachers, assistants, youth directors, chaperones, drivers, refreshment/supply providers, etc. In our busy lives, it is hard to commit to a weekly or even monthly responsibility. You do NOT have to commit to helping every week or even every month. With a team of Sunday School teachers and youth ministry leaders we can divvy out the responsibilities. Invest in the future of St. Johns and in the Christian lives of our children. Contact Lydia Beck to discuss ways you are able to help!

Sat., March 1 is the Contemporary Worship Service with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 is the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. Worship Service is at 10:15 a.m. with Boy Scout Sunday. Sunday School and Catechetical Class is at 9 a.m.

Find us on the internet at www.stjohnshamburg.org

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. & Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented the message Where He Leads We Must Follow based on Luke 5:1-11. Our greeters were Craig & Tina Kutz. Our nursery attendant was Cori Dixon & our Junior Church leader was Kolleen Long.

Upcoming Events: Our Mens Group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, followed by Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Womens Bible Study meets every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. Time-Out for toddlers (potty-trained, please) through 6th grade is Friday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 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 www.facebook.com/wearesalem or call the church office at 610-562-5033.

St. Michaels Church

Sunday Feb. 9, we worship at 10:15 a.m. Cub and Boy Scouts from Pack and Troop 149 will read lessons and usher. Their leaders will tell us what great things they are able to do because we sponsor them.

Children will sing a song before the childrens sermon. At 1 p.m. there is an Eagle Scout Court Of Honor for Christopher Bashore at church. A dinner to honor him will follow in the Social Hall. We celebrate with God the journey that has lead to his accomplishment!

Sunday School for ALL ages is 9 a.m. every Sunday. The Adult Classes study The End Times and Parenting. The Youth are viewing NOOMA videos showing Christs work in our lives.

St. Michaels Church, a Lutheran affiliated congregation, 529 St. Michaels Road, Tilden Twp., just West of Hamburg on Hex Highway, invites you to participate in activities, Christian Education, Sundays 9 a.m. and Sunday Worship at 10:15 a.m.

A childrens sermon is heard every Sunday. For information call 610-488-1783 or Visit our web page http://www.stmichaelshamburg.org. Worship is broadcast live every Sunday and recordings of previous services can be seen at: www.ustream.tv/channel/st-michaels-hamburg-pa.

Our next Free spaghetti dinner is Friday, March 7, 5-7 p.m. Be sure to invite everyone who is in need of a meal. If you come and want to make a donation you can give it to more free meals or the Northern Berks Food Pantry.

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church, Tilden Twp.

Join us on Feb. 9 for Morning Worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. The Liturgist is Debbie Sonday and the Childrens Message will be given by Pat Merkt. The Acolyte is LeighAnn Gesicki. Also on Feb. 9 there will be a Fund Raiser for Debbie Schlenker at Hamburg Area High School from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Womens Group will meet on Feb. 8 at 8:30 a.m. to make Pillow Cas Dresses to be given to Red Bird Mission for distribution in Kentucky.