St. Paul's Book Group
Tues., Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
in the lounge
"Coal River" by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Described as an emotional, compelling novel that rings with authenticity—Coal River is an honest portrait of resilience in the face of hardship, and of the simple acts of courage that can change everything. The setting is a coal mining community in Coal River, Pennsylvania.
All are welcome to participate. The glass doors at the Green Street entrance will be open for your convenience.
Church contact: Sharon Dreibelbis
Prayer Shawl Ministry
First Mon. of each month at 7 p.m.
(next gathering is March 4)
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.
Soups of the Week During Lent
Join us for a simple, free soup meal each Wed. at 6 p.m. in the social room. Your choice of two homemade soups is listed below. Unsold soup will also be available for purchase the following Sunday.
Prices and Sizes
$8 a quart (broccoli cheese on 3/13 - $9)
$4 a pint (broccoli cheese $4.50)
Feb. 21: Chicken noodle and vegetarian noodle
Feb. 28: Cream of potato and chicken chili
March 6: Butternut squash and minestrone
March 13: Ham & bean and broccoli cheese
March 20: Vegetable beef and vegetarian vegetable
Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., March 30 at 11 a.m.
Rain or Shine
Bring your youngsters to the annual egg hunt! Six age groups from age 0-1 through fifth grade can participate.
The hunt will be held at the church at 5 West Arch Street, Fleetwood rain or shine.
The eggs will either contain Palmer candy or a quarter, and each age group can win a grand prize for having the most eggs.
See you on the 30th!
Rejoicing Spirits of Eastern Berks County Service
First Sunday of each month
St. Paul's UCC Kutztown 3 to 4 p.m.
47 S. Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, PA
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.
Union Church Cemetery Restoration Project
Left: St. Paul's Church Cemetery before cleaned in 2022. Right: Leveled, reset and repaired gravestones at sunset in Nov. 2023.
A team of twenty volunteers from this congregation and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran in Fleetwood cleaned 500 St. Paul's Church Cemetery gravestones in summer 2022. The original church stood at this site at the western edge of town for more than 100 years and was razed in the early 1950s. The first known burial took place here in 1832.
From spring through fall 2023, a team leveled leaning gravestones, reattached loose stones, and repaired broken stones and bases. The team is using lime-based mortars and other specialty repair products designed for historic gravestones. Most of the stones in this "old section" were quarried from limestone, aka Pennsylvania marble.
The project is 90% complete as of Nov. 2023 and will be completed in spring 2024.
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
(on hiatus during Lent - Feb. 14-Mar. 27)
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.