September 2009

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September 12 @ 8:30 a.m.
The 2nd Saturday of each month the men of congregation meet for breakfast at The Breakfast Hut restaurant to discuss timely topics concerning the church and our Community.

Community UCC Stitching for You - Join Us!
Do You Knit or Crotchet? Would you like to learn to knit or crochet? A new group is forming to share our talents and service. We meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m., in the church library. We’ll plan projects, work together or individually to help others enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of Community UCC members and friends.
For more info please call Barb Taglang @ 610-779-2649 if you have any suggestions, need information, or would be willing to participate in helping us help others.

The Church Library
Gerhart Library

Marianne Lubenow and Lorie Martin


Come in and check out our new library. We’ve accomplished some much needed house - keeping. Many of the older books have been given to the Berks Co. Library Annual Boll Sale. Your donations have been incorporated into our collection enlarging the fiction and non-fiction sections.

We encourage you to borrow any of the books or other items. A log book in which you list the items borrowed, date and your name will help us keep track of the selections and how often they are checked out. Children’s books and tapes are located in the lower level of the book case.

We will continue to accept your donations. Besides your contributions we’d like to hear your suggestions and opinions. Would a magazine section be worthwhile? We look forward to hearing your comments and recommendations. Thanks for helping us to revitalize the library.

• “Education is an investment, not a cost.”

Eddie Basha

Christian Education

Barry & Sandy Fehnel - Directors

Sunday School Begins September 13th
October 11- Sunday School Open House

There will be a CHIP (Child Identification Program) offered to all who attend. It is free of charge. The program provides an opportunity to educate our children on safe practices and gives the parents a special kit to use if ever they are separated from their child. What is included:

  1. Digital still photo as well as digital video interview

  2. Fingerprints

  3. DNA kit

All information is given directly to the parent or guardian. No copies are made. Parents will complete permission and release form.
October 11 – CROP Hunger Walk at Gring’s Mill at 12:30.

We will be meeting at the church at 12:00 and carpooling over. Anyone interested please talk to Barry or Sandy Fehnel

ATTENTION: Families with loved ones in the Military or with college students
The Sunday School students need your help. Starting in September the Sunday School will be taking on the task of sending cards and gift packages to men and women serving in the military and college students throughout the year. In order to do this service project, we need their names and addresses (birthday would be good too). Please give your information to any Christian Ed Committee Member. Thanks!

Fall Meeting of the

Penna Southeast Conference

Saturday, Nov 21st, 2009

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul's UCC (Amityville)

1312 Old Swede Rd. Douglassville, PA
Youth of all ages are encouraged to come and participate! Confirmation classes, youth groups, etc.
CREATIVE WORSHIP -We will learn how to use theatre & the arts in worship. Our time together will be fun, interactive, and creative! We will also be putting together some ideas for leading worship at the Spring Meeting in 2010, in which youth and adults will be leading the morning worship time.
FELLOWSHIP -You can meet other youth from around the Conference. We'll have lunch together, get to know each other, and hang out.
UPDATES -Get the latest on Regional Youth Event, Service Projects, Conference events, and much more!
WE would like to have our church represented. If interested or you have questions – Talk to

Barry or Sandy Fehnel, or

Marti Smith.

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