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Array of colorful hardcover books

St. Paul's Book Group
Tues., Sep. 26 at 7 p.m.
in the lounge

The State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

Ellen Adams, a novice Secretary of State, who has joined the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage. A series of terrorist attacks throws the global order into disarray, and the secretary is tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy, a scheme carefully designed to take advantage of an American government dangerously out of touch and out of power in the places where it counts the most.

All are welcome to participate. The glass doors at the Green Street entrance will be open for your convenience.

Church contact:  Sharon Dreibelbis

Pots of chicken pot pie

Pot Pie Supper
Oct. 27 (takeout) and 28 (sit down)

The Guild is making delicious chicken pot pie with homemade noodles.

Takeout:  Deadline to order is Fri., Oct 13.  Pick up is Fri., Oct. 27 in the social room starting at 1 p.m. No side dishes will be available for sale, but desserts can be purchased to take along. Check back for adult and child prices.

Sit down meal:  Sat., Oct. 28 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.  Served family style in the social room. 

Group of women crocheting

Prayer Shawl Ministry
First Mon. of each month at 7 p.m.

New to knitting or crocheting? We will teach you!

Looking for a relaxing way to socialize and create something that will provide comfort and warmth to someone? Check out this close-knit group! We meet in the lounge near the Green Street entrance.

More about the prayer shawl ministry

Bible on stand and communion wine goblet

Bible Study
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Join us! You don't need to be a member of the congregation to participate.

 

Vicky Garl leads this weekly study. The group meets in the lounge off the narthex. Use the Green Street entrance.

Union Church Cemetery Restoration Project:
Resetting and repairing damaged gravestones

St. Paul's Union Church gate entry before
St. Paul's Union Church original entrance

St. Paul's Union Church gated entry before and after restoration. Click images to enlarge.

Resetting a crooked gravestone
Row of crooked gravestones

Resetting cleaned gravestones in spring 2023

A team of volunteers from our church and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran in Fleetwood cleaned 500 Union Cemetery gravestones and the gated Union Church entrance on West Main Street in summer 2022. The original church stood here for more than 100 years, and the first known burial took place in 1832. 

The team is now resetting tilted and leaning gravestones. Each stone needs to be carefully removed so that sand and 1/2" stones can form a drainage field. They use a level to ensure each reset stone is straight. More than 100 gravestones are out of kilter and could use attention.

 

About 20 damaged gravestones have been repaired so far as well. The more time the team spends on resetting stones, the more damage they are finding. They will need lots of low-strength lime mortar and other specialty repair products that won't cause future harm to the delicate limestone. 

 

Ways to help now

1.  Volunteer some time and energy. We are using shovels, rakes, tampers, levels and small tarps to straighten crooked stones. We will also repair broken stones where feasible. 

2.  Donate toward bags of sand and 1/2" stones. Write "Union Cemetery" on the memo line of your check and send it to the church (address at bottom of this page). Or fill out the online Donation form and then contact the church office to specify Union Cemetery. 

 

Contact Carol Aulenbach through the church office to volunteer. Thank you for helping this ambitious project reach a beautiful conclusion! 

Rejoicing Spirits of Eastern Berks County Service
First Sunday of each month

St. Paul's U.C.C. Kutztown 3 to 4 p.m.

47 S. Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, PA - first Sunday of every month

All are welcome at this no-shush worship that enriches the lives of all people, especially those with disabilities.

 

Rejoicing Spirits includes music and joyous singing, brief, meaningful messages and the chance to connect with others. This worship experience offers people of all abilities a chance to lead and serve their faith community. 

Book your special event or meeting at St. Paul's, a smoke-free/alcohol-free facility.

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