St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 94 Walnut Road in Tilden
Monday- Eucharistic Adoration and Service at 7 PM; Tuesday- Eucharistic Adoration at 6 PM; Mass at 7 PM; Wednesday through Friday- Mass at 9 AM. Weekend Masses- Saturday at 4:30 PM, and Sunday at 8 AM and 10:45 AM.
Dec. 6: Senior exercise, aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 AM
Dec. 6: Community Advent Service and Soup Lunch, 11:30 AM
Dec. 7: Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass, 7 PM
Dec. 8: Immaculate Conception Mass, 9 AM
Dec. 9: PREP Religious Education classes, 9 AM
Dec. 9: Advent Confessions, 7:15-7:45 AM, and at 9:30 AM
Dec. 10: Senior exercise, aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 AM
Dec. 11: 7:30 PM, RCIA Session Topics: Last Things; Mary & the Saints
Dec. 15: Live Nativity presentation, Ave Maria Hall, 5:30 PM
Northern Berks Ministerium
An Advent Series will take place on Thursdays through December. Worship services begin at 11:30 AM, followed by a soup buffet. Freewill offerings will benefit the Ministerium’s outreach assistance fund. The schedule: Dec. 6 at St. Mary Church (Tilden); Dec. 13 at Zion Lutheran (Perry); Dec. 20 at Friedens Church (Shartlesville).
Monthly Faith at the Movies at the Hamburg Strand Theater continues. Admission includes a small drink and popcorn and a donation to the Ministerium fund. Movies begin at 7 p.m. On Dec. 11 see “The Fourth Wise Man” (1985).
Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, 340 Moselem Church Road, Kutztown
Christmas Open House on Dec. 8 from 2 to 8 p.m. Come tour our historic church, farm house, and school house. You can also enjoy music from our 1770 rare Tannenberg organ. Light refreshments will be provided. Free to the public.
St. Michael’s Church, Hamburg
A free spaghetti dinner is Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. Meal includes meatballs, salad, Italian bread, beverage & dessert. Please invite your neighbors, those in need, and your family. Free children’s meal toy for every child. Any donations go to Food For The Poor or Northern Berks Food Pantry!
Dec. 9, we worship at 10:15 a.m. The bell choir, under the direction of Elaine Balthaser, will play before worship. We celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent with pew distribution of Holy Communion. Come partake of the Lamb of God who takes away the Sin of the world, happy are those who are called to His supper. Debbie Buzzard will lead the Sunday School children in a song before the children’s sermon. The annual congregational meeting will follow worship with the election of congregational council members, voting on investment for land preservation money and the 2019 ministry plan. If there is bad weather, the congregational meeting will be Dec. 16 after worship.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran “Smoke” Church, Hamburg
Join us every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for worship service. The worship service is followed with a fellowship time with refreshments. Sunday school starts at 10:15. The acolyte for Dec. 9 is Ian Fink. The lector is Howard Speck.
The first Sunday of the month we meet directly after the worship service for healing and individual needs with laying on of hands, if desired.
St. John's Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg
Red Kettle Benefit Concert at 4 p.m. on Dec. 9. Doors open 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Concert features Salvation Army Pen-Del Ensemble, Choral groups and local musical talent. Free will offering will be taken during the concert to benefit the Hamburg Salvation Service Center. Light refreshments served after concert.
Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville
Our Worship Service was held at 9 am, followed by Sunday School for all ages at 10:30 am. Pastor Dave presented an inspiring message based on the Bible. Our greeters were Kevin and Sandy Towles. Our nursery attendant was Charlotte Jacob. Junior church leaders were Tonia Krick and Tracey Burton. Call 610-562-5033 for dates and times of our Men’s and Women’s Groups. Time-Out & Breakaway are on Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 8 pm. Join us at 10 am on Dec. 16 for our annual Children’s Christmas Celebration.