Bethel Baptist Church holds Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.; morning devotions are at 9:45 a.m. with the call to worship at 10 a.m. and children's church at 10:15 a.m.

Calvary Bible Church of Phoenixville invites kids from kindergarten to grade 6 to join them for Vacation Bible School: The 2008 CBC Olympics on Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. each night. There will be fun games, crafts, cool snacks, prizes, Bible study, and other awesome activities! See you there! Bring a friend! Calvary Bible Church is located at the corner of Whitehorse and Valley Park Roads in Phoenixville. For more information, please call 610-933-6225 or visit

Calvary Chapel Chester Springs announced plans for its annual Children's Theater Vacation Bible School, scheduled for July 14-18 for children ages 3 to 13. Those attending the free Children's Theater Vacation Bible School will see a continuing live drama each night, complete with elaborate sets, puppetry, and music. This year's story is "The Empty-Hearted Prince of Calvary Castle."

Each night's performance begins at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the church at 217 Dowlin Forge Road in Uwchland Township. Games, crafts, and snacks will also be part of each evening's activities.

The entire event -- registration, crafts, games, entertainment, and snacks -- is free.

Calvary Chapel Chester Springs has developed a reputation for having some of the most original and exciting week-long Vacation Bible Schools in the region. To register, call 610-524-5338 or visit

Calvary Chapel Chester Springs is part of an international group of churches based in Costa Mesa, Calif.. The fellowship began meeting in a West Chester, home in 1996 and has since grown rapidly, outgrowing several meeting spaces within a few short years. Today, Calvary Chapel Chester Springs holds its worship services, as well as its Bible study and ministry activities, in Exton. Approximately 800-1,000 people attend the fellowship.

St. John's United Church of Christ will celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time during the 8:30 a.m. service of Holy Communion and the 9:30 a.m. service of the word. The Rev. Linda S. Gruber, OCC, pastor, will preach during both services. Holy Communion is celebrated at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Vacation Bible School will be held July 14 to 18 beginning at 6:15 p.m. Registration remains open on line at or contact the church office. Leave a message.

Sunday School classes will resume in September.

Serving this week are acolyte, Jason Firestone; ushers, Robert Noll, Dwight, and Samantha Marazas and Robert P. and Patti Verish. Michael Hendricks, Marie Byers and Sheila Bottenfield, greeters. Enrichment hour: Katie and Mary Kate Firestone.

St. John's is a God Is Still Speaking congregation; Sunday van transportation is available by calling 610 933-5311 before 7 a.m.

At Parkside United Church of Christ, the Rev. Judy Miller and Rev. Stan Miller, Interim Pastors, will lead the 10 a.m. worship service on the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost with the Sacrament of Holy Communion, along with a Hymn Sing. A. David Deery will substitute as organist. Children's Church will be held during worship. There will be a Coffee Hour immediately following service; and Special Communion Services, for those who couldn't attend the regular services, at 11:30 a.m. in the Educational Building.

Should you have Pastoral Needs, the Pastors may be reached at 610-323-8612.

The Kitchen Club will meet on Thursday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m.

The Fellowship Group will meet on Sunday, July 20 at the home of Ray & Vicky Saville for a swim and good meal. Meat will be provided. Please bring vegetable/salad or a dessert.

Church Council is in summer recess for July and August.

There will be a special congregational meeting on Sunday, July 27 after worship services. Please mark your calendars and attend this special meeting.

First United Methodist Church, join us this week at 8:30 and 10 a.m. as we celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The late service offers a junior church program for children age 4 through first grade and childcare for the very youngest. Sunday School classes will resume after Labor Day.

For more information, visit the website at or call 610-933-5936.

Congregation B'nai Jacob conducts a full schedule of services every day of the week. Daily Prayer Minyan Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. Friday Shabbat Services are at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday morning service at 9:30 a.m. will be led by Rabbi Rachel Brown. Sunday morning services are at 9 a.m. followed by breakfast.

St. John's Lutheran Church will celebrate the Ninth weekend after Pentecost during the Evening Light service on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday during the service of the Word at 8 a.m. and the service of Holy Communion at 10:45.a.m.

During the Week: The Fellowship Committee meets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church: one service is held at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Dave McCabe will lead the service and preach the sermon. Communion Sunday. Come see the newly renovated sanctuary.

Visit the Web site at or call the church office at 610-933-8816.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 121 Church St., Phoenixville, Holy Eucharist is held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. with music.

On Sunday, 10 missioners will leave for El Salvador for our first foreign mission trip, where we will be partnering with an Anglican Church to restore a street, a church, and work in the orchard of El Maisal which is a church agricultural program. Those going are: Sherrie Campli, Andrew Druckenmiller, Arianna Druckenmiller, Cindy Hammaker, Danny Hammaker, Sarah Hammaker, Koshy Mathews, Gary Russel, Sarah Schaefer, Vernet Spence-Brown.

There will be a special "send-off" Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

At The Baptist Church of Phoenixville, the morning worship service is held at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Brent and Megen Miller, pastoral team. Sunday School is held at 9 a.m.

There is also a children's ministry, Oasis Youth Group, Bible Study, and a Small Group Ministry.

New Beginnings Church of God, meeting at the Spanish Church, 137 Penn St., Phoenixville. Sunday School is held at 9 a.m. The morning worship service is at 11 a.m. A Bible Study from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bishop William Washington is the pastor.

Pawling Independent Baptist Church, Sunday School classes begin at 9:45 a.m. The Morning worship is at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rogers Bowyer speaking. An evening service is held at 6 p.m. with Pastor Bowyer speaking.

St. Ann Roman Catholic welcomes visitors to the celebration of the Sunday liturgy. Vigil Mass is Saturday evening at 5:30; Sunday Masses are at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., all in the Chapel, 604 S. Main Street. Mass is also offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. in the Church, Third Avenue and Main Street. Eucharistic Adoration takes place in the church every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. St. Ann's Rectory is at 502 S. Main Street, 610-933-3732. Visit our website,

Women's Spirituality Group meets Monday, 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. For information, call 610-917-0549.

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish mass schedule is as follows: Vigil Mass Saturday, 5:15 p.m. and 9 and 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the chapel.

Daily Masses are Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. in the chapel. No Masses Monday. Holy Day vigil mass 7 p.m. Holy Day Mass 8 a.m. in the church. Special devotions: Liturgy of the Hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Miraculous Medal Novena, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.; Rosary, 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church of Phoenixville holds Divine Liturgies Saturday 5 p.m. in English; Sunday 11 a.m. (Ukrainian); major holy days 5 p.m. Services are conducted by Rev. Mykola Ivanov. Sunday School, 10 a.m. Rosary every Friday 9:30 a.m. in church. Choir practice Wednesday 6 p.m. Auxiliary meeting fourth Saturday of every month 6 p.m.

The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration, Phoenixville, Biblical, liturgical, faithful seeking to be transfigured by the love of the Holy Trinity. A dignified worship according to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and challenging sermons within the teachings of Holy Scriptures, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Family Mass, 5 p.m. Evening Prayer. Daily Prayers, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday Eucharist, 10 a.m. Saturday Prayers, 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 51 Columbia Ave., Phoenixville.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 181 Walnut St., Mont Clare, 10 a.m. children's Sunday School and morning worship. Every Wednesday, prayer time and prayer walk.

Charlestown United Methodist Church the morning worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. No Sunday School until fall.

St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, 203 Jacob St., in Mont Clare, Saturday 4 p.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy (restored); Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy. For more information call the parish office at 610-933-2819.

St. Basil the Great Roman Catholic Church, Kimberton, Mass schedule is as follows: Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday Masses are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Confessions in the chapel, Saturday from 4 to 4:30 p.

Visit St. Basil's home page at

At Centennial Evangelical Lutheran Church, a free Spiritual Gifts Seminar will be held July 12, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Interim pastor, the Rev. David E. Mueller, will give the message at the 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship services on Sunday, continuing his sermon is series on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. Guest organist will be James Bustard. At the 10:30 a.m. worship service will be worship leader, Patty Kissinger; deacon, Ron Allen, and Pete Golden, scripture reader. Sunday is the deadline for items for the August Cent-I-Gram. Summer Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m.

Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 4 through 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Children age four through fifth grade are invited. Check out the website for pre-registration.

For more information on any activities, check out their Web site at or call 610-933-1528.

Green Tree Church of the Brethren, 1078 Egypt Road , Oaks. Pastor David A. Leiter will deliver the message during both the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship services. Child Care is provided. Sunday School for both children and adults is held at 9:30 a.m.

Youth Group meets Sunday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the church.

For more information: 610-666-6700 or check out our web site at

Phoenixville Mission Group of Seventh-Day Adventists, meeting at Parkside United Church of Christ, Third Avenue and Main Street on Saturdays. Sabbath School is at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.

At Valley Forge United Methodist Church, Summer Hymn Sing at 9:20 a.m. Worship at 9:30 a.m. with child care. Light Refreshments at 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School at 11 a.m. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7:30 p.m.

Washington Memorial Chapel, regular services are Saturdays, 5 p.m., Holy Eucharist. Sundays, 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Church School is available at the 10 a.m. service. Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is held Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. For information, call 610-783-0120.

A Holy Eucharist and Healing Service is held on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.

Sheila McIntyre will be the guest flutist joining A. David Deery, summer organist, for the Vigil Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m. McIntyre graduated summa cum laude from West Chester University having won first place in the Senior Concerto Competition. She studied for two years with the late Murray W. Pantiz, former principal flutist of the Philadelphia, in order to compete for the Philadelphia Orchestra Young Artist Competition. She is a free-lance flutist and is the choral director for Owen J. Roberts High School.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1239 Clover Mill Road, Chester Springs, extends a warm welcome to all to join in weekly worship. Join Pastor Ronald Wesemann and our friendly congregation in a traditional Lutheran worship service. Our regular Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m., with Adult Christian Education beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday School is held during the worship service, and is open to all children from ages Pre-K through 8th grade. For information, call the Church office at 610-933-9611, or visit our Web site at

St. Peter's Pikeland United Church of Christ, 1193 Clover Mill Road, Chester Springs. Douglas Hanson, Pastor, will conduct the 10 a.m. Worship Service. Child care provided Sunday School is also held at this time.

Royersford Baptist Church, 452 S. Lewis Road, holds morning worship services at 9:30 a.m. No Sunday School until fall . The pastor is Karen Selig.

Middle School Camp, July 28 to Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Vincent United Church of Christ, 282 Hill Church Rd, Spring City will celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Services will be held at 9 a.m.

First United Church of Christ, 367 Washington St, Royersford will celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Services will be held at 11a.m. in the air-conditioned Social Hall.

East Vincent United Church of Christ, 282 Hill Church Rd, SpringCity will celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost at the 9 a.m. worship service.

At Spring City United Methodist Church, the Rev. Kerry Bart will lead the 10 a.m. worship service. Child care is available. New members Robert Engle and Frank Mohan will be received during the service. Serving this week are Dave and Darlene Huston, greeters, Carole Yocum, lay reader.

Zion Lutheran Church, 39 Bonnie Brae Road, Spring City, will celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost during the 9 a.m. service of the Word. The Rev, Richard E. Mathisen is the interim pastor.

Spring City First United Church of Christ holds Sunday School at 9 a.m. for adults and children. The morning worship is held at 10:15 a.m. On the first Sunday of each month, No Man Left Behind for men is held at 8 p.m. For more information, visit or call 610-948-4516.

St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 2350 Conestoga Road (Route 401 at St. Matthew's Road), Chester Springs, regular morning worship services are at 9:15 a.m. Children's Sunday school is after the opening liturgy and gathering of the lambs. Fellowship follows the service. An Adult Bible Study is held at 11 a.m. The Rev. Caleb D. Harms is the minister. Their web site is

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Mervine and Juniper Streets, Pottstown, Divine Liturgy will begin at 9;30 a.m. Church school and Adult Study class follow the liturgy. For more information, call 484-624-4036.

For more information, visit the parish website at or call 610-327-1542.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Phoenixville, Reading Room is open Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Regular church services and Sunday School are held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. testimony. Bible lessons Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 1200 Main St., Phoenixville.

Rivercrossing Community Church, 177 Chestnut St. (at the corner of Chestnut and Church Streets), Spring City, Sunday School is held at 9:45 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m.

Grace Valley Fellowship meets at the National Christian Conference Center at 1485 Valley Forge Road, Valley Forge. The worship service is held at 10:30 a.m. Adult and children's Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. A cafe fellowship is held at 10 a.m.

Living Hope Community Church is a church seeking to help "people connect with the life of God." Worship service is held Sunday at 10 a.m. at 2 Riveredge Shopping Center in Spring City, just off E. Bridge Street, next to Burger King. Music is contemporary praise, atmosphere relaxed, and dress is casual. The Sunday morning children's program, Kings Kidz, focuses on a fun way to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. L.I.F.E. group meets Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings. Call 610-948-4849 for information.

St. Luke's United Church of Christ a Contemporary Service will begin at 8:30 a.m. It will be followed at 9:15 a.m. by a mixed service fellowship time.

The Traditional Service begins at 9:45 a.m. The church is located at 200 W. Main Street, Trappe. For information call 610-489-4933 or

At Grace Lutheran Church traditional worship service is at 8:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is held at 9:30 a.m. A contemporary worship service with the Praise Team at 10:45 a.m. There are three adult Bible classes. The youth group has the Senior High SUPPER Club, which meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the parsonage.

At St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oaks, Holy Eucharist Rite I is celebrated at 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, 9:30 a.m. on first, third and fifth Sundays of the month. Morning Prayer is at 9:30 a.m. on second and fourth Sundays of the month. Christian Education classes are held at 10:15 a.m. Child care available during the 9:30 a.m. service.

Grace Assembly of God holds an early morning worship service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School is held at 10 a.m. with a late morning worship service at 11 a.m. An evening service is held at 6 p.m. Grace Assembly of God is located on the corner of Route 23 and West Bridge Street in Spring City.

Greek Orthodox Church of St. Sophia/SS Hope, Faith and Agape, 900 S. Trooper Road, Jeffersonville, hold Sunday services at 9 a.m. Orthros; 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Officiating is the Rev. Father Peter Thornberg. For more information call 610-650-8960, or e-mail: Their web site is

St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley Sunday services during the summer begin with the Holy Eucharist (Rite I) at 8 a.m. in the historic church building. The next service at 10 a.m. is the Holy Eucharist (Rite II) which is held in "the barn," the newest structure on the church grounds.

A professionally staffed nursery welcomes infants and toddlers (newborns to three years) during the 10 a.m. liturgy. Children, ages three through first grade are invited to join in worship and education in Children's Chapel during the first portion of the 10:00 a.m. liturgy. Following the 10:00 a.m. service, everyone is invited to gather on the lawn for cool lemonade and fellowship.

Another summer activity now being formed is the St. Peter's Lambs Summer Day Camp Flock. This half-day camp is especially for preschoolers through kindergartners. The school is developmentally appropriate and size-limited so that young children can feel comfortable and cared about as they play and create in a unique country setting. For information, call (610)-644-2261 (Ext. 305).

St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley is located on Church Road between Swedesford and Yellow Springs Road adjacent to the Great Valley Corporate Center. For precise directions, go to or call (610) 644-2261

Trinity Evangelical Church, Sunday School is held at 9:15 a.m. A traditional service is held at 8 a.m. The morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting, Christian Endeavor and Power Kids all meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

At The Church of the Epiphany, Holy Eucharist I is celebrated at 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite 1, 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite 2, church school and coffee hour. Nursery care provided. Adult Bible Study, Tuesday at 10 a.m. On Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II is celebrated. Their Web site is

At Providence Church of the Brethren, Sunday worship times are 9 a.m., Prayer and Praise; 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship service, Coffee and Tea Fellowship, 11 a.m. Christian Education Hour, Children's ministry up to grade 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.; Youth group classes, grades 5-12. They also offer weekly small groups, golf fellowship, youth group activities, children's musicals and choir.

At Royersford United Methodist Church, there is an 8:15 a.m. contemporary service and a 10:30 a.m. blended service. Child care is provided.

WellSprings Congregation announces a new message series for July and August called "Spiritual Cinema."

Presented by lead minister Rev. Ken Beldon, this series provides spiritual insight into recently released summer movies. Check out our website or see our ad in the Friday edition of "The Phoenix" to learn about the week to week schedule.

WellSprings is a Unitarian Universalist congregation that meets at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning at the Montgomery School on route 113, one mile north of route 401, in Chester Springs, West Pikeland township.

Contact Information: and 610-280-3797.

Faith Church (PCA) presents a Summer Sunset Series for adults and children at 6 p.m. on Sunday nights Aug. 3, 10, 17, and 24, at the Great Valley Middle School, 255 N. Phoenixville Pike in Malvern (202 to 401 north, right on Phoenixville Pike, follow the signs to parking).

Have you ever wondered what God thinks about politics, government, and the upcoming Presidential Election? Pastor and author Dave Swavely will be speaking about "Election '08 -- The Government and the Gospel." Adults and teens will find this a new and refreshing approach to a topic that unfortunately can produce so much division and discrimination between people.

And don't forget to bring the kids! A nursery will be provided for each night of the series, and Preschool through 6th Grade boys and girls will love the exciting "Avalanche Ranch" program (like a Vacation Bible School), packed with fun-filled learning and activities!

For more information about the teaching series or the children's program, call 484-266-0250 or email .

Heart of Truth Ministries worships on Sunday at 11 a.m. meeting at 1921 W. Main St., Jeffersonville. The Rev. Ruth Jordan is pastor and founder of Heart of Truth Ministries.

Historic Tabor United Methodist Church, Upper Salford Township hosts three worship services. Traditional services are held at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. A contemporary service is held at 12:15 p.m. Nursery care is provided at all services. The services are lead by Pastor Alan J. Smith.

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