Hamburg area church calendar

Salem E.C. Church

2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

This week at Salem Church: Our Picnic in the Park was held at Edenburg Park. Our worship featured Marian & Friends Puppeteers. After worship we played games, enjoyed Salems Heavenly Hogburgers for lunch, played Trash-2-Treasure Bingo, & ended with an Ice Cream Social.

Upcoming Events: Please call us for dates & times for our Bible studies, and Mens & Womens groups. Stop by our stands at the Hamburg-er Festival. This year, in addition to our childrens activities, we will have our very own burgerthe Heavenly Hogburger! Our 6th Annual Pig Roast & Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 20.

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. 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:

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

Aug. 21: Holy Name Society meeting, 7:30 p.m.

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

Sept. 7: PREP Religious Education Classes begin; registrations are due now.

Salem Bellemans Church, 3540 Bellemans Church Road, Mohrsville, will be holding its regular Sunday services at 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. and Sunday School at 9 a.m. in the Church Grove on Sunday, Aug. 31. During both services, will be Blessing of the Pets. All are welcome to bring their animals for these special services!

Please visit our website for more information about Bellemans,

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 11:05 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): Aug. 23, 11:05 a.m., Pastor Alex DuBee will share the Word of God with us. There will be a vegetarian meal for our guests and visitors following the service.

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. A Study of Daniel 7 & Revelation 13.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: The Adventurer & Pathfinder Clubs meet. The Adventurers are for 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.

FRIDAY EVENING: 2nd & 4th Friday evenings, Adventist Youth meeting in the Fireside Room at 7 p.m.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: We will continue collecting items for childrens Christmas gifts, to put into shoeboxes up until Oct. 18. For more info, call the church office.

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 7:46 p.m.

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 have Momentum Youth in the TBC Youth Room for students entering 7th through 12th grade. We also host 56 Club for all students entering 5th-6th grade in the fall. Students in 5th through 12th grade can be dropped off and picked up in the youth room at our side entrance. Our adult connect classes and childrens programs will resume on Wednesday nights in September.

Are you struggling through the loss of a loved one and confused about how to move on? Thursday, September 4th begins our Grief Share Support Group. Journey through grief together with a group of people who understand what you are walking through. Find strength and comfort in Gods word and learn to cope with the complex emotions of loss. Join us at The Bridge Church at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. Call our church office at 610-562-2972 to register.

Our Divorce Care Support Group is starting on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of lifes most difficult experiences. It helps people apply biblical principles as they heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. Join us at The Bridge Church weekly, Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. Call our church office at 610-562-2972 to register.

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

If you would like to listen to Pastor Marks 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 United Methodist Church Shoemakersville

Welcome to the corner of Sixth and Main Streets in Shoemakersville for our morning worship at 9 a.m. The scripture for the morning is Matthew 16:13-20, which will be read by Helen James, and Beth Moore will have the Childrens Message. Sunday School will follow with classes for all.

Our annual Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 12 noon. There will be a covered-dish brunch between worship service and the Conference. S/PPRC will meet prior to the Church Conference. All members are requested to attend this once-a-year meeting.

Pastor Bill and Connie will lead a study of the movie The Son of God. Developed by Rick Warren, this is a six week series of viewing the movie and discussing it. Please let the pastor know if you would like to join this group.

The youth will be travelling to Heislers for miniature golf on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7. They are also planning to have a stand at King Frost.

Rally Day, Sept. 14, will feature many types of talent. There will be music, skits, dance and other talents. This will immediately follow worship in the sanctuary. There will be refreshments in Fellowship Hall after the show.

The Youth Mission Team is holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. there will be a presentation which will provide a glimpse of the activities and programs that the team enjoyed during their work week.

Tastefully Simple will host a fund-raiser for the Youth Mission Team on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. The team will receive 40% of the sales. Please invite everybody who cooks to this fun meeting.

Our Anniversary Sunday is Sunday, Oct. 26. The Reverend Larry Richard has agreed to return to be our guest speaker for the morning. There will be a letter to the congregation with further information.

To contact us: church phone- 610-562-4345; pastors cell phone- 570-573-8320

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Flowers are loves truest language. Park Benjamin

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

Join us Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. for Morning Worship. We will be worshipping the Lord by singing His praises by having a Hymn Sing. You may choose your favorite Hymn during this service. The Altar flowers are presented to the Glory of the Lord. The Liturgist is Jamie Noon and the Greeters are Harry and Dolores Fisher. The Childrens Message will be given by Linda Seyler and the Acolyte is Holden Gesicki. Church Council meets Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Dont forget to mark your calendar - the 10th Annul Car Show will be held Sept. 27.

Friedens Church, Shartlesville

A blood drive is scheduled for Saturday Sept. 6 at Friedens Church in Shartlesville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drive is in Honor of Elijah Hoss, a 6th grade student at Hamburg Middle School, and a resident of Upper Bern Twp. who is diagnosed with Leukemia.

Donors need to be at least 17 years old and weigh minimum of 110 pounds. Call Marie Strause at 610-488-5072 to register.

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

Special vocal music was provided by Mark Preletz. The flowers were placed in honor of the birthdays of Don and Luanne by the Reeses. The bulletins were sponsored in memory of the birthday of Ronald Schittler by daughter, Lisa and Mark Preletz and the inserts were in honor or the birthday of Marsha Karasack by Leandra Karasack and Colton and Hunter Hoffman. Green Thumb Work Day is scheduled for Aug. 23. Choir rehearsal will resume on Aug. 28. On Sept. 7 the regular worship service will resume.

St. Thomas Church

The membership enjoyed the annual combined worship service and picnic. The altar flowers were presented in loving memory of Grace K. Scheffer by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special music was provided by Tyler Stricker, saxophonist and Alexis Klopp, pianist. Drew Folk was Acolyte. The Guild Meeting will be held on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Ed and Linda Swopes Wagon and Hobby shop. Harvest Home will be observed on Sept. 7. The donations of fruit, vegetables and canned goods will be given to Teen Challenge and S.O.F.A. The Youth Rock Family Picnic will be held immediately after the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sept. 7 at Penn Township Park.

First Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ

With summer winding down, First Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ, at the corner of Third and Pine Streets in Hamburg, the Reverend Susan Ohl, interim pastor, will soon return to its fall worship schedule. The church will hold its Rally Day program on Sunday, Sept. 14, and with that the worship time will change from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

All parents, who would like their children, ages 12 year or older, to be enrolled in Confirmation class, are urged to attend a brief meeting to be held on Sunday, Aug. 24 following the 9 a.m. Worship service.

Attention golfers: Sign up now to participate in the First Church Golf Tournament to be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Green Acres Golf Course. The entry fee is very reasonable and includes lunch, snacks and beverages. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit the churchs Youth programs. To sign up, please contact the church office at 610-562-2593.

First Church will operate a stand at the Hamburg-er Day Festival on Aug. 30. The stand will be located in front of the church. The menu this year will feature Cajun-style burgers with all the fixings as well as more plain ones for those with more conservative tastes. A fixture at Hamburg-er Day since the festival began, this stand has raised thousands of dollars toward the church mission, winning several awards and serving lots of customers along the way.

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

On the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of Deanna, Mabel, George and Helen Achenbach, Ray and Katherine Phillips, Donald (Joe) Miller, Jane and Donald Mengel, by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Phillips and Dana Achenbach & children.

The Bulletins & Order of Services are sponsored in loving memory of Deanna, Mabel, George and Helen Achenbach, Ray and Katherine Phillips, Donald (Joe) Miller, Jane and Donald Mengel, by Mr. & Mrs. Lee Phillips and Dana Achenbach & children.

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.

While we are in transition of a pastor, we do have pastors available to do visitations.

Please call the office for anyone that you know would like a visitation from a pastor.

The church website is being revised and is currently down. Our new website will have a whole new look. Looking forward to a new and exciting website.

Regular worship hours will start on Sept. 7 at 10:15 a.m. Family worship service will start on Sept. 21 and we will continue with Make a Joyful Noise for ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Please remember to bring your coins, and help the children make a joyful noise. The Sunday Family Worship services will be the third Sunday of each month at 10:15 a.m.

Rally Day: Sunday, Sept. 7, 9-10 a.m. The theme is All Gods Critters. Join us as we begin a new Sunday School year for ages 2 through Grade 6. A fun interactive day of animal games, crafts, music, food, and fun!

Youth Group Laurel Event: Craft Night on Sunday, Sept. 7. Meet at the Laurel Center by 6:30 p.m. (Notice the earlier meet time so we can set up for the activity.) We will be assisting the residents in painting wooden puzzles provided by Gifts of Cheer. The residents will make one puzzle to keep and another for Gifts of Cheer to give to someone with a life threatening disease. Be sure to sign up on the bulletin board or RSVP to Lydia so we can plan accordingly!

Sat., Sept. 6 is the Saturday Night Worship Service with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 24 is Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Worship Service is at 9:30 a.m.

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St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Smoke Church

St. Pauls invites you to join us on a Sunday morning for worship service at 9 a.m. We are located at 2613 Old Route 22 Hamburg. Our pastor is Ms. Elna Stratton and our Organist/choir director is Donald Ryan. Sunday, Aug. 24, is Holy Communion. Sunday, Sept. 7 will be a church service with Rally Day. Everyone is welcome. Our mission is the following: The congregation of St. Pauls is committed to serving our Lord Jesus Christ, spreading His gospel and preparing Christians to do His work.