Huff’s Union Church, 540 Conrad Rd., Hereford Township
Oyster Pie Sale: Pick up April 6 between 9 a.m. and noon. Order by March 31 by calling church office at 610-845-2626.
Shepherd of the Hills Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville
Young Adults will meet Sunday at 5 p.m. in the parlor.
The Preschool Board will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Cub Scouts meet Thursday at 7 p.m. AA groups meet at the church on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville
New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Drug Awareness Seminar and Forum on March 24 at 9 a.m. Guest speakers Brenda Allen of Not One More and Kathy Strain of Drug Free Workplace PA and Family Education will present information on how to help families in a drug crisis and offer information on treatment and prevention programs. A time for questions and answers will follow.
St. Joseph’s Hill Church, 244 Koch Road, Boyertown
March 20: Midweek service at St. Joseph’s, 7 p.m.
March 24: Lent 3, Holy Communion
March 27: Midweek service at St. John’s Hill UCC, 7 p.m.
Choir schedule during Lent, Wednesday, March 27: Bethlehem Choir, 4:20 p.m., Junior Choir, 6 p.m., Senior Choir following midweek service.
Regular Sunday School classes continue on March 24, with opening in nave at 8:45 a.m.
Lenten Bible Study continues Monday, March 25, 7 p.m., Journeying Through Lent with Luke.
Ignite the Hill meeting March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Breakfast: at Andy Pepper’s, March 23 at 8:30 a.m.
Bread, Bowl, and Bible: March 24, 31 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Douglassville, 4-7 p.m., The Bible and Judaism presented by The Rev. Dr. Peter Pettit.
Lenten Bible Study continues March 25, 7 p.m. Theme: Journeying Through Lent with Luke.
Weight Loss group (TBMP): meeting on March 27, 6 p.m.
WELCA candy making: March 29, 30.
Remove all flowers and decorations by March 31 from Hill Church Cemetery.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown
Wednesdays during Lent, St. John’s will serve free meal of soup and sandwiches from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10. Meal is followed by Holden Evening Prayer Service at 7 pm. Open to all.
March 24: Opioid Crisis Presentation will be held from 6 to 8 pm at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. How did we get here, and what do we do now? Join Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance in addressing the Opioid Crisis. How addiction may begin; risk factors; how to recognize a problem; and what you can do to help. This event is free, but donations toward the ambulance's community outreach are greatly appreciated. For more information, call 610-369-1024 or visit stjohnsboyertown.org.
Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto
Join us on March 24 at 10:15 a.m. for Worship Service led by Pastor Linda. Calvary’s Choir will be singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth”.
On March 27 at 7 p.m. join us as we focus on guided meditation during Worship led by Pastor Linda.
Our Annual Spring Craft Show, Flea Market & Bake Sale will be held April 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservation requests can be made by contacting Becky at 267-261-8509.
Faith Formation for all ages takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. What is Faith Formation? You know this as Sunday School. It’s about gathering and sharing, learning and listening, questioning and wrestling. It’s about going deeper and forming (or re-forming, or informing) our faith. Currently, the Adult Faith Formation class is exploring the Parables of Jesus. The Confirmation Class is delving into who Jesus is for us today. All invited.
Bible Study meets most Monday at 1:30 p.m. New faces are always welcome. Contact the church for upcoming dates.
Join our Calvary book club. If interested in joining, contact the church office.
Good Shepherd UCC, 35 W Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown
On March 24, we continue our Lenten Worship Series, “Jesus on the Move”. Pastor Matthew Hoover will deliver the message “Jesus Moves Us to Grace” at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. services (nursery available at second service); Orchestra plays at 10:20 a.m. service. All are welcome. Girl Scouts at 6:30 p.m.; Christian Journeys at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.
Monday: Cub Scouts at 6:30 p.m.; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Walnut Woods Communion at 9:30 a.m. Prayer Team at 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Learn With Me Class 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Shepherd’s Café from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pay as you are able. Lenten Meal/Study based on Adam Hamilton’s Book “Half Truths.” This session explores the idea that “God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle”. The study and meal are from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7:45 p.m.
Thursday: LeLeche Meeting at 10 a.m.; Chestnut Knoll Communion at 1 p.m.; Women’s Ministry Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Music program includes Cherub, Youth & Senior Choir, Cantata Choir, Orchestra and Handbells. All are welcome. Groups who meet regularly include Youth, Relay for Life Teams, Le Leche and multiple quilting groups; call the office at 610-367-2842 for more information.
Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road Barto
Worship with us on the 3rd Sunday in Lent on March 24 at our ONE worship services at 9 a.m. Pr. Bruce Thorsen, Interim Consultant, will lead the congregation in a Holy Communion worship service, present the Children’s Sermon, as well as present the Sermon for the morning. Confirmation will be held at 7:45 a.m. in room I. Sunday School for all ages will be held in room H at 8:15 a.m. The Adult Sunday School class will be held in room H at 10:15 a.m. Immediately following the worship service, there will be a Congregational Meeting in the sanctuary for the purpose of obtaining input regarding the church and our call for a pastor. Those ministering at the 9:00 a.m. service are: Acolyte; Dylan Drury, Lector; Diane Houck, Communion Assist: Pat Moser and Greeters/Ushers; Merle and Shirley Deery.
Pastor Penman’s office hours are on Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. The Bell Choir will rehearse on March 25 at 6:30 p.m. The Church Council will meet on March 26 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. On March 27, we will have a Soup Supper beginning at 6 p.m. in room H/parlor, which will be followed by the mid-week Lenten service at 7 p.m. in the parlor. The Senior Choir will rehearse immediately following the Lent Service on March 27. The Girl Scouts will meet in the social hall of the church on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. The “Journey’s through Grief” session will be held on March 28 beginning at 7 p.m. in room H, downstairs in the church.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main St., Bechtelsville
March 24 is the 3rd Sunday in Lent: 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. The Worship Assistants will be Greeters: Karen Essig & Ruth Reinhard, Ushers: Howard & Waynette Shafer & Oscar & Angie Smith, Acolyte: Lauren Isett, Lector: Bob Eshbach, Nursery: Heidi Yescavage, Thrivent Members Mtg., following worship.
Soup suppers will be held at 6 p.m. each Wednesday during lent prior to the 7 p.m. Worship Service until April 10.
Join us for our annual Roast Beef Dinner April 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. Take-out orders are also available, call 610-369-1281.
During Lent Non-Perishable items will be collected for the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.
Homemade Easter Candy will be available again this year: peanut butter, coconut crème and butter crème in Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate. Sign up sheet is in the Narthex. Candy will be available April 6, 7 and 13, 14. See Maddy Wyda for any questions. Proceeds will benefit the Mission Trip.
This year’s Reading Phillies Game will be held on June 29. Price includes the All You Can Eat Buffet. Game time 6:45 p.m.
March 25: 6:30 p.m. Scouts
March 26: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts
March 27: 6 p.m. Soup Supper, 6:15 p.m. First Communion Class, 7 p.m. Lenten Service, Senior Choir Practice to follow
March 28: 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers.
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville
Our 8:30 a.m. Bible Study will be held Sunday. We will meet to explore the lectionary readings of the day. Come to ponder. Come to discuss. Come to listen. Come to learn.
Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for worship. On Sunday we will celebrate the third Sunday of Lent. Pastor Donald Nice will preside, and Kathy Billger will deliver the sermon and children’s sermon. The choir will sing, “He Became a Lamb,” by Beall.
The Evangelism Committee will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m., followed by Christian Education at 8 p.m.
The Community Clothing Rack will be open on Wednesday people to shop for clothing from 1 to 4 p.m.
The fourth soup supper will be held Wednesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The soup supper will be followed by the Lenten service, using “Holden Evening Prayer.” The service will be led by Kathy Billger and Ken Jacob.