Events and Information

 

EVENTS:

Upcoming Events



  A Different Kind of Bucket List  

We will be collecting items through October 29th.

 

The idea that life is short is found throughout the Scriptures, and it’s the animating principle behind the so-called “bucket list,” that compendium of things, places, and experiences people wish to do or see or have before they die.

 

In response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the UCC churches are putting together a different kind of bucket list.  We’re collecting the following items needed by clean-up teams in the wake of Harvey and Irma.  The following list details the contents of one clean-up bucket:

 

One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If bucket has been used, clean well but do not use if it has held chemicals of any kind.)

Four scouring pads

Seven sponges, including one large

One scrub brush

Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)

One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent

One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap

One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)

One package of 48-50 clothespins

Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.

Five dust masks

Two pairs nonsurgical latex gloves

One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather

24-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton

One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

 

All cleaning items must be new – all liquid items must be capped and securely tightened. When collected, we’ll place the cleaning items into the buckets, making sure they are packed securely to avoid damage during shipment, and we’ll deliver them to Church World Service collection depots to be distributed to clean-up teams in the communities affected by these storms.

 

Life may be short, but the work we do as the hands and feet of Christ is lasting.  In a world were so much attention is paid to fleeting things, to what the writer of Ecclesiastes calls vanities and vapors, we’re making a different kind bucket list focused on helping people recover, rebuild, and live.

Please help these efforts by sharing this post with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, and by donating whatever items (many are available at local Dollar Stores) you can.

 

 

 

   Mother's Day Collection for Phoebe  

It has been the tradition at St. John’s to collect funds for a special project at Phoebe Richland.  This year, we would like the funds to go toward a Clinical Pastoral Education Endowment at Phoebe.  This will help strengthen the Chaplaincy work at Phoebe and Meadow Glen.  This is an important endeavor to ensure generous Spiritual support for the residents of Phoebe.  Please mark your donations accordingly and we will be sure to support the Spiritual Care of our friends at Phoebe.


  Pizza Sale 

Pizza sale ended.  Pick-up your pizzas on Sunday, October 1, following Worship at the Church.

 

  Mini Golf Tournament 

 

Thanks to Judy Guise for organizing our 2nd Annual Mini Golf Tournament.  We had 20 contestants.  Sarah Ackerman won a medal in the 12 and under category and Jerry Lennon won a medal in the 12 and over category!  Thanks to Putt U for hosting St. John’s UCC.

 

  Fall Crafts  

Fall crafts with friends at Meadow Glenn will be held October 5th at 1:30PM.  If you care to join us meet in the lobby of Meadow Glenn at 1:20PM on Thursday, October 5th!

 

 Michener Art Museum 

 

 

An exhibit of George Sotter's paintings is opening at the Michener Museum in Doylestown on Friday and will run until December 31.  He is the artist who did our stained glass windows.  More information is located on the lower bulletin board in the Narthex.

 


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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 Allentiown.  They will post the information on their website, www.wfmz.com , and we will also notify WLEV 100.7 in Bethlehem of the closing.  Even when we have Services, we ask that you use your best judgement for your own safety when deciding to venture out in inclement weather.


Church Council Update

Council Minutes will hang on the Bulletin Board for those who wish to read them.

 

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. 

 

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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