First Baptist

Pottstown — First Baptist Church (ABCUSA) located at Charlotte and King sts. Join us this Sunday, Feb. 16, for worship at 10:00 am when we will hear from guest pastor Rev. Dr. Eleazar Ziherambere. Then stay for Youth and Adult Learning Communities at 11:15 am. Save the date! March 1 at 3 pm, FBC invites our community to join us as we celebrate the installation of Rev. Dr. Marcia B. Bailey as pastor of FBC. All are welcome to attend, and no reservations are needed. A reception will follow the worship service. www.fbcpottstown.org

St. John's UCC

Pottstown — St. John's UCC, 11 S. Price St., welcomes Ms. Beth Eustis as our guest speaker on Sunday at the 10:15 am service. To celebrate the church's 100th anniversary, members will be performing 100 acts of service throughout the year. St. John's is housing the homeless during the month of February and with the help of other area churches is providing nightly meals for those seeking shelter. We also continue to collect food to serve children involved in Operation 143. Check out our Facebook page for the delivery that was just made this past week. Sunday School classes are available for all ages and are held at 9:00 am.

Brownback's UCC

Spring City — Brownback's United Church of Christ, 640 Ridge Road - Join us for our Adult Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. and remain with us for our Traditional 10 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Mark Strjak will be leading our Worship and preaching on The Longest Journey. Following a Word for All Ages, all children up through Grade 6 are invited to Worship Play; a Nursery is available for all children up through age 3. Musical selections will be offered this week by our Chancel Handbells and Chancel Choir. Remain after our Service for our Social Hour in Fellowship Hall, hosted by Larry and Marian Potts.

St. Peter's Lutheran

Pottstown — St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St., will celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany with Holy Communion Worship Services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The menu includes: All-You-Can-Eat pancakes & sausage Links, and choice of beverage. Ticket on sale at the door for $6.00 adult and $3.00 Child (age 3-9). Proceeds will benefit the Capital Campaign. The Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. and Church Council at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Pastor John Smolik will represent St. Peter's Lutheran Church at the Upper Montgomery Lutheran Pastor's Conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Limerick. The Seniors Luncheon on Wednesday 11:30 a.m. will be at Santana's Kitchen, Stowe.

Bethel Community

Pottstown — Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, 575 N. Keim St. - Saturday at 11:00 AM, it's the Homegoing Celebration for Gus Dingle. On Sunday at 9:15 AM, it's Community Sunday School when the topic of discussion will be "Kingdom-Seeking Prayer" and every member and friend of BCCP are invited to attend. At 10:30 AM, BCCP Black History Celebration continues with the Sisters in Spirit Women's Ministry leading the Celebration. Our guest preacher will be Reverend Khristi L. Adams, Firestone Endowment Chaplain & Instructor of Religious Studies and Co-Director of Diversity & Inclusion (The Hill School). A presentation on mental health will be included in the Celebration. Community Bible Study on Tuesday at 7:00 PM and Thursday at 12:00 Noon in the Library open to everyone. Enter near the playground! Applications being accepted for the BCCP Food Pantry and for more information, call the Church (610-326-1700).

Cedarville UMC

North Coventry — All are welcome to our Services: 8:00 & 11:00 (Traditional), 9:30 (Contemporary) at Cedarville UMC, 1092 Laurelwood Road. The BELIEVE Series sermon this week is, ACT: WHAT SHOULD I DO? – Spiritual Gifts. CedarKidz (4 yrs - 2nd grade) are dismissed from the Contemporary Service along with CedarTweenz 3rd - 6th grade). KidzWorship is held during the 11:00 Traditional Service (Kindergarten - 6th Grade). Wednesday CedarSowerz meet at 9:00 in room 101; Knitting & Crocheting (Men & Women) meet at 10:00 in room 105. Cedarville Nights Community Dinner will be held Wednesday 5:45 - 6:30 PM in the Family Life Center with a menu of Chicken & Rice, broccoli, salad, rolls, C-Ville cookies & hot/cold beverage with a suggested donation of $5.00 per person or a family cap of $18.00. Join the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Thursday at 7:00 am at the Ice House Deli. See www.cedarvilleumc.org for all upcoming events and details.

St. Luke Lutheran

Gilbertsville — Join us at 8:30 on Sunday mornings for our Adult Bible Study group to discuss the readings of the day. We’ll gather for worship at 9:30, a.m. On Sunday we’ll worship and focus on the words of Matthew 5:21-37 – “You have heard I said….” And “But I say to you….” We’ll celebrate communion. JAM (Jesus and Me) will be held for children during the worship service, following the Time for Children. Women’s Bible Study will be held at noon on Sunday! They'll meet at Pam Ferraro's home. The Senior Breakfast Group will meet Wednesday morning at 8:30, at Saville’s. Also on Wednesday, the Community Clothing Rack will be open for shoppers from 1-4 p.m. Handbell Choir will rehearse at 6:30, and Senior Choir at 7:15, p.m. The Women’s Retreat will be held Friday through Sunday at Cross Roads Retreat Center in New Jersey. The spa-themed retreat will help participants receive a renewal of the heart and spirit through Jesus Christ, based on the Bible verse: “Be renewed in the spirit of your minds.” Ephesians 4:23. The church is located at 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville.

Trinity UCC

Pottstown — Trinity UCC, 60 N. Hanover St., will meet for morning worship at 9:30 AM. Adult Sunday School and Confirmation Class will begin at 8:30. Pastor Nichole Jackson will offer a children's sermon during morning worship. There will be a special meeting of the congregation immediately following the service. Votes will be taken on the purchase of a parking lot from Zion's UCC and the removal of the old elevator at the front of the building. A time of fellowship will follow.

St. Luke's Lutheran

Obelisk — The Praise Service, led by the praise band Messenger, will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 10:15 a.m. A free Community Dinner will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The Rev. Paul Chapman will conduct the 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion and 10:15 a.m. Praise Service at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 73 and Neiffer Road, Obelisk. Members participating in the 8:00 a.m. worship service are Joyce Brothers, Spencer Brothers, Greeters; and David Semmens, Assisting Minister. Members participating in the 10:15 a.m. worship service are: Eve Gehringer, Madison Gehringer, Greeters, and Dennis Faust, Reader.

Christ Lutheran

Barto — We invite you to worship with us on this the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (celebrating Transfiguration Sunday on this Sunday) on Sunday, Feb. 16, at our morning Holy Communion 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. We will be blessing the quilts, made by members/friends of the congregation, during the service. Before the worship service (8:30 a.m.), you are invited to join in Coffee & Conversation in the Welcome Center. A Coffee Hour will be held immediately following the service in the Welcome Center. Confirmation will be held at 10:15 a.m. in room I. Those ministering at this service are: Acolyte; Hunter Hoffman, Lector: Bob Heydt, Communion Assist: Mike Appold, Assistant Minister: Denise Hoffman and Ushers/Greeters; Lisa and Bob Heydt. The church is located at 222 Niantic Road between Routes 663 and 100, about a mile east of Bally.

Zion's UCC

Pottstown — On Monday, Feb. 17, Rev. Austin Chinault ll, Zion's United Church of Christ, Pottstown, will join 28 ministers for an 11-day Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands sponsored by the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the USA. Family and friends send him off with prayers and blessings on this trip of a lifetime. Pastor Chinault 's Sunday sermon will be "Your Choice: Good and Evil; Life or Death." Kira Bartolini will play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" as the Offertory piano solo. Confirmands will meet at 9;00 am with Pastor Austin and their mentors to work on their stoles led by Mary Cresswell. They are choosing their names, religious symbols and personal interests in a variety of media. They will proudly wear the stoles at their confirmation in May. Sydney Schollenberger, a young adult member of Zion's with a passion for teaching, is planning a service/mission to Guatemala from March 15-20. Sydney notes that her church experiences have taught her what it means to provide service and assistance to those in need and to show love and acceptance through God's Word wherever she might go. El Suenos is a non-profit organization that creates aftercare facilities for students who go to the school in the area. Zion's is proud to help support Sydney raise the $600 she needs for the trip.

Calvary UCC

Barto — Free community meal on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Noon, Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. All are welcome. 610-652-5023, calvaryucc@gmail.com

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran

Boyertown — A free community meal will be served every Saturday starting on Feb. 22, from 5-6:30 in the Fellowship Hall at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Do you, or someone you know, need a hot meal? Our doors are open to everyone in the community. No registration necessary. stjohnsboyertown.org

Bally Mennonite

Bally — Bally Community Preschool will be serving a Spaghetti Dinner, including spaghetti with sauce, assorted meat toppings, salad, garlic bread, and assorted homemade desserts, at Bally Mennonite Church, 1481 Route 100, in the church fellowship hall on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 4:30-7:00 PM. The cost is a donation. Take-out is available. Proceeds benefit the Bally Community Preschool. www.ballycommunitypreschool.org

St. Gabriel Church

Stowe — St. Gabriel Church, 127 E. Howard St., is hosting its annual Meatball and Sauce Sale. All orders prepaid by Feb. 21; Pick up on Feb. 29 between 4:30-5 pm or March 1 after 9 am Mass until 10 am. in social hall via elevator at parking lot. Homemade sauce $7/qt; Homemade Meatballs $6/half-dozen or $12/doz. Prepay at church office, pay by mail to address above or call 610-326-6030 for questions.

St. James Lutheran

Limerick — St. James Lutheran Church, 93 Kugler Road - The Women of St. James will meet on Monday at 1 p.m. The youth of St. James will serve meals at God's Kitchen in Pottstown on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Centennial Lutheran

Kimberton — Centennial Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road - On Sunday, Feb. 16, the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, there will be a worship service at 9:30 AM. Pastor Jerry Tancredi will be bringing the message and the sacrament of Holy Communion will be observed. Bible study is held at the church on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM. Everyone is welcome to join with Pastor Jerry for a lively discussion of the scripture passages for the upcoming Sunday. An Ash Wednesday worship service will be held at 7:30 PM on Feb. 26. Church website at www.centenniallutheran.org

Emmanuel Lutheran

Pottstown — WELCA (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) meeting Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, 9:30 in the Genesis Room. Guest speaker, Pastor Christian McMullan. Topic: Bereavement. Pot-Luck dinner Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30. Food and fellowship. Church is located at 150 N. Hanover St. 610-323-4312 www.emmanuelpottstown.com

Mount Carmel UMC

St. Peters — A Men's Fellowship Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 2203 Harmonyville Road. The agenda will be opening prayer, Bible Trivia, devotional reading, topic for discussion and prayer concerns. For more information, contact Mike Nester at 484-716-1637.

Coventryville UMC

South Coventry — The Coventry Quilt & Craft Group will meet Saturday from 9:30-11:30 AM. Skills range from beginner to advanced, and newcomers are always welcome! Sunday’s services are at 9:30 AM (contemporary) and 11:00 AM (traditional) with Pastor Will Humes leading worship. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the OWLS women's group will hold their monthly meeting at 10:00 AM. Join them for readings, prayers, and inspiring discussions. From now until after Easter, there will be only one Bible Study session on Wednesdays. It will be held at 10:30 AM. Come to learn and chat about St. Paul. Coventryville United Methodist Church is located at 1521 Old Ridge Road. For more information, visit CoventryvilleUMC.org or call 610-469-9350.

St. Paul's UCC

Pottstown — St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 927 N. Franklin St., will celebrate Boy Scout Sunday at the 9:00 a.m. worship service on Feb. 16. Members of Boy Scout Troop #363, which meets at the church, will serve as greeters, ushers and readers, and will host Fellowship time after the service. Ash Wednesday services will be held on Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m. The service will include the sacrament of Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes.

Holy Trinity Orthodox

Pottstown — A Lenten Luncheon and Retreat will be held at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 1236 Juniper St., on Sunday, March 8, starting at 11:30 a.m. “Orthodoxy and Healing” will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Albert Rossi, a licensed clinical psychologist and author of numerous articles on psychology and religion. Dr. Rossi teaches courses in pastoral theology at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. The parish will celebrate Divine Liturgy starting at 9:30 am. The Lenten Luncheon is expected to start at 11:30 am in the parish hall. Visitors are welcome. On-site parking is available. For more information call 610-327-1542 or visit https://www.holytrinitypottstown.org/

Calvary UCC

Barto — Chicken Pot Pie Dinner, Saturday, March 21, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Dine-in only. Adults $10, children (6-12) $5.

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