St. John's UCC

Pottstown — St. John's United Church of Christ, 11 S. Price St., is opening the doors for the Sunday, July 5, service. Worship will be held in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 AM. Masks are mandatory. The service will be videotaped and posted on YouTube for any member who cannot attend.

Emmanuel Lutheran

Pottstown — Join us in the sanctuary this Sunday, July 5, at 9:30 a.m. for a live service a Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover St., Rev. Christian McMullan, presiding. Social distancing and masks are required. Virtual services continue each Sunday morning via Zoom at 9:30 and can be viewed on our website www.emmanuelpottstown.com, and on our Facebook page. Community meals continue to be served Friday at lunchtime, and Tuesday and Saturday evening, on a take-out basis. 610-323-4312

Grace Lutheran

Pottstown — We invite you to join us for virtual worship this Sunday at 9:30 AM by visiting our website (https://gracechurchpottstown.org/). The service will remain on the website for viewing at a time convenient to our members and friends. Talks have begun to formulate a plan for reopening - stay tuned for more details. The church office at 660 N. Charlotte Street is now open Monday through Thursday from 8:45 AM-12:15 PM. The office can be reached at 610-323-9320 or gracepottstown@gmail.com. The Grace Early Learning Center is currently accepting applications for the Summer Camp Program. Contact the center at 610-323-9435 or graceearlylc@gmail.com. Several local churches are working together to provide a virtual Vacation Bible School. Camp Compassion VBS is open to all children in Preschool-5th grade. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://www.newhanoverlutheran.org/vbs.php.

Zion's UCC

Pottstown — The fifth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Austin Chinault, Zion's United Church of Christ, Hanover and Chestnut streets, will begin his summer preaching theme "Letter to the Church in Rome." This first Sunday of the month is Holy Communion and church members will participate in their homes along with Rev. Chinault on YouTube. This week's sermon's focus is "I Don't Understand My Own Actions." This Sunday's special music offering "America the Beautiful" will be performed by Diane Chinault, flute; Austin Chinault, accordion; Jim Miller, trombone; Brian Miller, trombone, and Keith Clattenburg, organ. The Summer Ingathering Special Offering throughout July will be shared with the Pottstown Cluster for its many needs and for the remaining slate roof installation on the church. Church members are asked to contribute monetary gifts to the church for nursing home residents. Family and friends cannot visit and the nursing facilities requested items such as Word Search books, snacks, crayons, slipper socks, bingo prizes and window sill plants. The church will forward monetary donations for gifts to activity directors of Manor Care, Manatawny Manor, Sanatoga Center, Keystone Villas, and Frederick Living.

St. Peter's Lutheran

Pottstown — Join St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St., for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Communion services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. We will also continue Video Worship Sunday at 10:30am on YouTube or Facebook. For up-to-date messages, call the church at 610-323-5044.

Trinity UCC

Pottstown — Join Trinity members and friends this Sunday, July 5, for worship at 9:30 AM on our website: trinityuccpottstown.org. Trinity will offer a free "take out" meal on Tuesday, July 7, at 5 PM. Access to the meal is from the parking lot at the rear of the church at 60 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown. Plans are in place for our return to the church for worship on Sunday, July 12. Letters have been sent to all members, describing the procedures that will be in place to insure everyone's safety. Worship will be in the Sanctuary and will begin at 9 AM. Please note the change in time. Face masks and social distancing will be in place.

Bethel Community

Pottstown —On Sunday at 11:00 AM, BCCP Worship Service will be live on Facebook at Bethel-Community-Church-of-Pottstown or you may dial in by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087. Encouraging those seeking a closer walk with God to join us. Virtual Community Bible Study on Thursday at 12:00 Noon by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087. Community Prayer Service on Friday at 12:00 Noon by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087. BCCP Food Pantry is Open every Second, Third and Fourth Monday (Except Holidays) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and new Applications are being accepted. For more information, please call (610-805-9084).

Cedarville UMC

North Coventry — While our campus is still closed, visit www.cedarvilleumc.org for current announcements and resources. Join us there online on Sunday at 10:00 am as we worship together, individually, in our homes, with music and prayer and Pastor Sherry’s message Unshakeable Hope: Your Prayers Have Power, based on James 5:13-20. Vicki Miller will provide the Children’s message. You can also find the service later on our website. Mission First at 414 E. High St., is hosting Ministries On Main Street's summer meals; a warm take out meal on Wednesdays. Preparations continue as we approach a return to worship on campus.

St. Luke Lutheran

Gilbertsville — On this Sunday, we invite you to worship with us at 9:30 a.m. via livestream video from St. Luke. You will see that we are now worshiping outdoors, in our parking lot, as well as in lawn chairs around our pavilion! You’re welcome to find us on our Facebook page. You can look at www.stlukegilbertsville.org Our livestream worship will continue at 9:30 on Sundays. Should weather be inclement, we will not meet outdoors, but only via livestream. Sunday is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, and, at St. Luke, the gospel lesson from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-29, about the yoke of discipleship. On Wednesday evenings, we invite you to join us at 7:15, as we share in “Silence, Simplicity, and Prayer.” Beginning July 8, on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month, shoppers are welcome to the Community Clothing Rack from 9 a.m. to noon. Masks and physical distancing required, enter through far door - sanitize hands - four clients will enter - with a 20- minute shopping time limit - exit through hall door - again - sanitizing hands.

First Baptist

Pottstown — First Baptist Church (ABCUSA) at 301 King St. Rev. Dr. Marcia Bailey, Pastor. FBC has LIVE online worship via Zoom on Sunday, July 5th at 10:30am. Join us as we discuss "Creating Sacred Space." Check our website for information on how to join the online service. www.fbcpottstown.org

Butter Valley Community

Bally — Outdoor Concert (Werner Family Band—bluegrass gospel) at Butter Valley Community Church, 2600 Old Route 100, Bally, on Sunday, July 12, 7:00–8:00 PM Outdoor only. You can sit in your car or bring a chair and sit outside. If weather is in question, check www.buttervalleycc.org, our Facebook page, or call 610-845-2429 to see if cancelled. Free-will offering to support missions. A Mini Outdoor VBS will be held at Butter Valley Community Church, July 13-15 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM Children Pre-K through those entering 6 grade in the fall. To register, call 610-845-2429 or www.buttervalleycc.org

St. John's ELC

Boyertown — Due to the coronavirus, all events have been temporarily canceled. This includes our Saturday evening meal and worship services. Our office will also remain closed. Free Vacation Bible School To-Go Boxes available in July! Visit our website to sign up for yours! Join us online for worship and messages on our YouTube channel (St. John’s ELC Boyertown) and Facebook page. For updates, please check our website (stjohnsboyertown.org) or call 610.369.1024. Please leave a voicemail message in the event of an emergency and a staff member will return your call.

Christ Lutheran

Barto — We invite you to worship with us, now that we are able to worship together but still maintaining social distancing, on this the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost on Sunday, July 12, at our worship service beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pr. Ann Baly will lead the congregation in the worship service and present the sermon for the morning. Those ministering at this service are: Lector/Assistant Minister: Diane Houck. Those attending worship are required to wear a mask, maintain social distance, enter the church through the side door on the Congo-Niantic Road side, and exit through the front doors, unless you require the use of the elevator. Quilt Tying will be held on Tuesday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m., in the social hall so that we can maintain social distancing and wearing a mask is a must. The quilt tying will be followed by the Ladies Lunch that will be held in the backyard of member, Kay Barr. They will be ordering food from Alfredo’s in Bally, so place your order with Sue Hoffman by Monday, July 13. The church is located at 222 Niantic Road between Routes 663 and 100 about a mile east of Bally.

Calvary UCC

Barto — Free community to go lunch and clothing giveaway – Saturday, July 11, 9-11 AM, Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. 610-652-5023, calvaryucc@gmail.com, www.calvaryuccbarto.com; join us on Facebook – Calvary UCC Barto.

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