This Week:

Sunday:  Morning Worship 9:30 AM
                     
Church office hours for the week of August 14th.
Monday.....9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Tuesday.....9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Wednesday.....9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Thursday.....9:30 AM-12:30 PM

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Monthly Calendar

Fall Rummage Sale:

The fall rummage sale has been scheduled for September 23rd, 25th and 26th. Donations are now being accepted and can be left on the stage in the fellowship hall. Volunteers are needed to help. Please see Linda Musseman.

Rummage Sale

Upcoming Events:

September 17th: Back to Church Sunday

September 24th: Social Media Sunday #SMS17

Confirmation Class:

A new confirmation class will begin on September 17th.  Our confirmation program is for those youth of our congregation who are in seventh grade and above.

Red Cross Blood Drive:

We will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 13th from 1:00-6:00 PM.

ONE pint of blood can help up to THREE patients!

Bible Study:

Our adult bible study will resume on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 PM. Pastor Duffy-Guy will continue the series each Tuesday. All are welcome to attend.

Back to Church Sunday:

Sunday, September 17th is Back to Church Sunday. What is that you ask?

Here is an explanation:

Back to Church Sunday is the largest annual community-based church outreach effort in the nation. The campaign empowers churches and church members to welcome their neighbors, friends and loved ones back to church. 
This year's theme, A Place to Belong, encourages people to seek out their local church as a place for fellowship, community, sanctuary, and respite. It also encourages churches to reenvision themselves as beacons of light in the community, and a place where friends and neighbors come together in times of joy, challenge, and struggle-a place for everyone to belong.  www.backtochurch.com

Back to Church Sunday is a great way to encourage friends and family to attend church. But you don't have to wait until September. Invite someone "back to church" today!

Worldwide Communion Sunday:

World Communion Sunday will be held on Sunday, October 1st. We will be honoring the Sacrament at our church and joining in our brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe.

Neighbors in Need Offering:

You will soon find special envelopes in the church pews for our Neighbors in Need offering which will be collected on October 1st. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.

Neighbors in Need

One-third of NIN funds support the Council for
American Indian Ministry.  Two-thirds of the offering
is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries
to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy
efforts, and direct service projects through grants.

Food Pantry:

Friends in Need Food Pantry is accepting donations of peanut butter and jellyfor the month of August. Monetary donations are welcome, as well.

Donations can be placed in the box located on the Pine St. entrance by the educational building.

Sponsorships:

The 2017 Sponsorship charts are posted on the Pine St. entrance of the church.  You can honor or memorialize a loved on by choosing to sponsor bulletins, flowers, fellowship, radio broadcast or communion.  Prices are listed on each chart.  There are still spots available so please consider signing up to sponsor a Sunday.

Prayer Requests:

If you have someone who needs to be on our prayer list, forms are available at either entrance to the church and in the church pews.  Just drop the request in the offering plate on Sunday morning.  We will keep the name of that person on the prayer list for 4 weeks unless we are intructed otherwise.  You can also call the church office to add someone to the prayer list.


St John UCC, Tamaqua PA