September 2009

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September 2009

olume 2, Issue 9

3330 St. Lawrence Ave

Reading, PA, 19606


Inside this Issue


From the Pastor




Church Library

Christian Ed


Worship & Music


Church in Society

Blood Drive




Chicken BBQ


Church Calendar


Preschool News

Eagle Scout Project


Lay Ministry Schedule


Our Ministry of Worship

Church Office Hours:

Tues – Fri. 9:00 am- 2:30 pm

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The Communicator

Community United Church of Christ

From the Pastor

Jim Latimer

You can tell a lot about a group of people by the building they inhabit. It’s the same for a church. And have you noticed the new life happening with our building and grounds? Several things have happened, or are in process, that show a new caring for the beauty of our building.

The sanctuary floor is getting a much needed face lift for the first time in many moons. Thanks to the Property Committee, the old wax has been stripped off and several new coats are being applied. This is a two-week process and very labor intensive, but the results are stunning. See it yourself when we return to Sunday worship in the sanctuary August 30.
Next are the fresh coats of paint on the inside walls of our beloved building. Again, the Property Committee led the charge to repaint the walls of the hallway of the addition’s second floor, including my office. The new teal blue color is refreshing! And the Pre-school is funding the fresh coats of paint to the entire lower area of the new addition. Things are much brighter now! Special thanks go to Jack McGuire, Bob Nonnon, Warren Lubenow and Rick Hartman.
And have you noticed the new signage on the church grounds? The Preschool paid for new signs to help direct a safer traffic flow in and out of the parking lot. Additionally, Women’s Ministries paid for a new portable sign that we use to advertise special events such as the Chicken Bar-B-Q and the like.
Out back of the church, aspiring Eagle Scout, Ricky Bruno, has his crew erecting a wonderful new pavilion to provide shelter from the sun and rain for those using the play area or just enjoying the outdoors.
And finally, a thank you to Lorie Martin and Marianne Lubenow for refreshing our church library – sorting through the old outdated books, and re-organizing the books to make them easy to find. It gives the library a more welcome feel.
Viewed together, these activities clearly convey the spirit of renewal at Community UCC. Come see for yourself!
Please let me know if you have an idea of your own for enhancing our building.
Yours in Christ,

Rev. Jim

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.”

—Jerome K. Jerome

Community United Church of Christ

Mission Statement
We are a community worshipping God, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, endeavoring to extend compassionate service toward others and to engage in Christian love within this church and throughout the world, while striving to deepen our faith and understanding of who we are as a Christian Community.”

Your Church Staff

Rev. Jim Latimer


610-568-2480 (cell)
Regina Floyd

Church Secretary

Sam DeWald

Consistory President

Robin & Dustin Bennett


Dan Smith

Director of Music

Marti Smith

Bell Choir & Praise Band

Bridgette Rothermel

Children’s Choir

Christine Miller

Preschool Director

Warren Lubenow


Don Dickerson

Financial Secretary

Jack McGuire

Asst. Financial Secretary

Regina Floyd

Financial Recording Secretary



You are invited to the Retirees’ Breakfast on Thursday, September 17th @ 8:30 a.m. You need not be retired to join in the fellowship! If you can break away or start the day with us, please do so. We meet at The Breakfast Hut for a scrumptious meal and wonderful conversation. For more information contact Betty Houck (610.779.2962) or Ethel Adams (610.779.2164).

If Breakfast is too early, join us for lunch on the 1st Thursday of the month, all are welcome.

We will meet at the church and carpool to try the many different restaurants in our area.

For more information contact Jolene Miller (610-779-3272).

Book Club
The Book Club will pick up on Wednesday, September 23rd. We will meet at 12:30 at the home of Kim Crosier, 231 Seidel St., in St. Lawrence. We will share our thoughts on our summer book Gilead by Marilyn Robinson. Also bring a copy or a name of another book you enjoyed during the summer. Everyone is welcome. If you have any suggestions call Kim at 610-779-3069.

Reading Association of the PSEC

Women’s Fall Breakfast and Communion Service
Hope For Life’s Seasons

Saturday, September 26, 2009

8:30 AM Registration – 9:00 AM Breakfast

St. John’s (Gibraltar) United Church of Christ

57 St. John Road, Birdsboro, PA

(610- 582- 1228)

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