Events and Information

EVENTS:

Upcoming Events

 
 

 Prayer Chain

When the prayers go up, the blessings come down.  Patience is the key.

We know God answers our prayers according to His time frame and His plan.

Our Prayer Chain is blessed to be a blessing to others.

Call Marcella Kulp (215-536-5625) with your prayer concerns.

 

Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting andovered Dish Luncheon will be held following church on

Sunday, January 27th.  Please bring a dish to share.

2019 Church Council nominees are:  Bev Kuhn and Eleanor Fly.

 

Annual Reports for 2018

It’s that time of year again!  Each committee’s Annual Report for 2018 is due in January.

The report will be ready for pick up at the Congregational Meeting.  Please submit a hand

written copy as early as possible or a Word Document and email to the church

at stjuccrichtown@verizon.net.

Questions, please call 215-538-0875.  Thank you!!

 

Quakertown Food Pantry

Join the St. John’s Food Pantry Team

               Every fourth Thursday of the month we will be volunteering at the Pantry from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Thank you to all the Food Pantry Helpers!


 

2019 Offering Envelopes

Please pick up your 2019 Offering Envelopes in the narthex.

Any questions?  Carole can be reached at (215) 536-9188

 

 

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INFORMATION: 


Inclement Weather

In the event it becomes necessary to cancel Services at any time during the winter, we will notify WFMZ in Allentown.  They will post this information on their website (wfmz.com) and also notify WLEV 100.7 FM in Bethlehem of the closing. Even when we have Services, we ask that you use your best judgment for your own safety when deciding to venture out in inclement weather.


Church Council Update

Congregation Meeting Minutes for the 2019 budget

Approval December 9, 2018

 

The congregational meeting to vote on the 2019 budget was called to order at 11:20. Karen Bilger presented the budget to the congregations.  We currently have a $26,000 deficit.  This is partially due to the fact that the amount we received from the Anna Neimand fund was lower this year.  We will need to borrow money to balance the budget. The pastor’s salary was discussed.  At this time, we can realistically only afford to pay a part time pastor.  The amount is based on the conference guidelines. A motion to approve the budget was made by Dave William and seconded by Lori Carney.  The motion carried.  At 11:33, a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Joe Horton and seconded by Barbara VanAcker.

 

 

Communication
All committee Chairs please give reports or information on current meetings to Pastor Linda or to the Church Secretary by Wednesday for the next bulletin, and by the 20th of the month for the Newsletter.  You can e-mail us at stjuccrichtown@verizon.net.  Also, a large calendar has been placed in the Narthex on the bulletin board.  People are strongly encouraged to fill-in their planned meetings/events on the   calendar for everyone to see.

 

Property Committee

Please continue your generous donations using the Building Improvement envelope
sent with your Newsletter.  
 Questions and comments may be directed to anyone on the Property Committee. 

 

Kingfisher Faith

In a video on his publisher’s website, Eugene Peterson tells of watching a kingfisher repeatedly dive for fish in a lake. Peterson counted 37 dives before the kingfisher caught its supper! “And he’s the king fisher!” Peterson chuckles. From that bird-watching episode, he gleaned a ministry lesson: It may take a long time and many attempts — maybe dozens! — before something works out.

God calls us to live out his love faithfully, even when we don’t seem to be accomplishing anything. Maybe we extend 36 invitations to worship, work 36 monthly shifts at a food bank or utter 36 prayers without seeing results. “What’s the point?” we wonder. But the kingfisher urges us on: “Maybe number 37 is the charm!”
In the words of St. Paul (and mixing fishing and farming metaphors): “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9, NIV).


Old Medications Disposal

If you need to dispose of old medications properly, Rann Pharmacy in Harleysville

has a disposal box.  They also have a website that can help in

areas pertaining to medications:  www.mymedschedule.com .

Other drop-Off Locations

Quakertown Borough

The Quakertown Police Department

35 N. 3rd Street, Quakertown

Richland Township

Richland Township Police Department

229 California Road, Quakertown

 

Cash Register Tape Fundraiser

The WOW group collects cash register tapes from Redner’s Warehouse Markets.

Please register for a Shopper’s Card at the courtesy counter and tell them

it is for St. John’s UCC.  With the closing of Boyer’s we can use all the

tapes we can get, so please try to remember when you grocery shop.  Thank you.

 

The Quakertown Food Pantry

Serving God by serving those in need

 (215) 536-0240  

quakertownfoodpantry@gmail.com

Pantry Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – Noon

 

Join the St. John's Food Pantry Team

Every fourth Thursday of the month we will be volunteering at the Pantry

from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  If you would like to join the ‘FOOD PANTRY TEAM’

speak with Pastor Linda.


 
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