Worship With Us | Rockwall & Brin
Fall/Winter Worship Service - 10:30am
{September 11, 2022 - June 11, 2023}

Join us Onsite or Online!  
Live Stream is on Facebook Live!

"Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy."
~ Psalm 100:2


COVID-19 Updates

Masking Recommendation:
Wearing masks is optional.  Extra masks and hand sanitizer remain available, just ask!

------------------------------------
* Vaccinated = Mask Optional
* Unvaccinated = Please Mask.
* Children not vaccinated = Please Mask
* Have COVID-19 symptoms = Please stay home and watch the serice virtually (Facebook Live)
* Sunday Offering will continue to be collected by way of offering plates in the Narthex.
* Hand Sanitizer will continue to be offered at entrances and exits.


See Symptoms of COVID-19 Poster at this link:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf

Important Events Below!  Take a Look...
Come Worship with Us at Mary Esther UMC » Mary Esther United Methodist  Church
We worship at 10:30am.  See you Onsite or Online!
** Nursery is staffed weekly. 


The Feast of the Epiphany — St. Luke's Episcopal Church  
Join us for worship on Sunday, January 1st at 10:30am to celebrate the New Year and commemorate the Feast of the Epiphany -- the arrival of the Wisemen.

Liturgical Bible Study Guide: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - Liturgical  Bible Study
Join us Sunday, January 8th at 10:30am as we commemorate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  We will remember our baptisms and place in the church AND celebrate Holy Communion.

Reverse Advent Calendars for Food Banks and Shelters
Advent - Christmas Boxes
We are inviting the congregation to participate in creating an Advent/Christmas Gift Box. Each household will build its box during the month of December. Please bring your boxes to church on Sunday, January 8th (or anytime after Christmas) and we will bless them and send them to the Food Pantry --extending the peace and goodwill of Christmas into 2023. Be blessed! Have Fun!

Suggested Items (feel free to adjust as you see fit) 1. Box of Cereal 13. Package of Oatmeal 2. Jar of Peanut Butter 14. Jar of Spaghetti Sauce 3. Boxed Potatoes 15. Canned Tuna 4. Dish Detergent 16. Package of Pasta 5. Mac and Cheese 17. Can of Chicken Noodle Soup 6. Canned Mixed Fruit 18. Laundry Soap 7. Dessert Mix 19. Canned Veggies (Beans) 8. Canned Veggies (Corn) 20. Box of Cookies 9. Jar of Applesauce 21. Jar of Jelly 10. Jar of Mayo 22. Bag of Pretzels 11. Box of Crackers 23. Canned Veggies (Mixed) 12. Package of Rice 24. Package of Noodles

De-Hanging of the Greens — Navarre United Methodist Church
Stay after worship on Sunday, January 8th to help take down the Christmas decorations!  A light lunch will be offered to those staying to help.
Children's Sunday School - Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Sunday School for youth and adults is offered bi-weekly

Class Dates:

January 15 - no adult class & 29 - new class begins!
February 12 & 26
March 12 & 26
April 23
May 7 & 21


Sunday School – Adults - Colonial Hills
On Sunday, January 29th Art Bustard is going to be starting an adult Sunday School Class focusing on the life of St. Paul.  The class will meet in the large meeting room in the downstairs Sunday School wing.

Art has his master’s degree in history from Lehigh University and taught adult Sunday School at Wentz UCC for 15 years. The course will be a combination video travelogue and discussion on St. Paul's life, with
background information on the history and geography of the areas in which St. Paul traveled. The video curriculum is presented by Dr. Paul Maier, formerly of Western Michigan University and is called
“The Odyssey of St. Paul”.

It is an eight-part series which will take us to the close of the Christian Education year. You are invited to attend and see if this is something that Heidelberg and you feel is of value in your Christian journey.


Music Ministry – West Heights Baptist
Chancel Vocal Choir rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.  If you enjoy singing, please join us!

Chancel Hand Bell Choir rehearsals are held on Thursday mornings at 9:15am. Players and subs, contact Pat Clemens!

Would you like to offer special music throughout the year? We would gladly welcome your gifts and talents!

For more information on our Music Ministry at HUCC, please see Pat Clemens our Music Director.


Ladies Lunch!
Ladies’ Lunches are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. The next lunch will be held Monday, January 9th at 12noon at Collegeville Diner. See Diane McFarland to make your reservation.

Faith Formation Registration & Calendar – Holy Rosary Church
GIFT – Growing In Faith Together – Midd-South Catholic G.I.F.T will be the program to guide our Faith Formation Ministry at HUCC. It is an intergenerational program that will bring the whole church family together once a month where adults and children/youth get to know one another better and together work on a service project.

++ Our next G.I.F.T Organization meeting will be held Thursday, January 12th at 12:30pm in the parlor.
                                               
  Bible Studies at Our Shepherd | Our Shepherd Lutheran Church & School
Thursday’s at 12:30pm in the upstairs meeting room. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch or a snack along with you!  The class will meet 1/19.

Stories and reports - CWS Blankets

Blanket Sunday Offering ? We will collect the Church World Service Blanket Offering on Sunday, January 15th. A $10 donation furnishes a blanket to a neighbor in need. This offering also helps CWS provide tents, food & emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster, tools & seeds for refugees returning home to replant their fields, and wells for clean, safe drinking water in drought-prone areas. Offering envelopes will be made available.


NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING!
For the February 2023 Edition: Thursday, January 15th.

Ordination and Installation of Officers
On Sunday, January 15th we will install our newly elected Consistory.


YOUTH GROUP LEADER NEEDED | Friedens United Church of Christ
Attention Youth and Parents of Youth grades 6-12

Youth Group plans to meet on the second Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship!
See Matt or Sara McDowell or Steve Freed for more information. Steve Freed: stevencfreed@gmail.com or 267-372-1668.

++ The Next Meeting is 1/15 at Limerick Bowl.


Confirmation Preparation – St. Joan of Arc Parish
Please keep our confirmation class in your prayers as they learn and grow in their faith this year!


Image result for Remember your tithes and offerings

Keeping your tithes and offerings current helps the church tremendously! 
Thank you for your generoisty. 

What Can We Learn About Prayer? | First Baptist Church Covington










Every Tuesday - Morning or Noon or Night ...  Home or Work .... Vacation or Staycation ... On your knees or at your desk or laying in bed ...
Take 5 mintes (or more) out of your Tuesday and pray specifically for our church!  Your prayers have 'great power' and can 'produce
wonderful results' (James 5:16).
====================================
Please, come as you are.
Worship with us at our 'Come and See' Church!
====================================

NEW MINISTRY -- THE BLESSING BOX

The Blessing Box Food Pantry, Elkhart, IA - Home | Facebook
 
 A new initiative at Heidelberg United Church of Christ as we seek to help feed those in need of a little extra help and kindness.
 
Our church and our Cub Scout Pack 105  have come together to create a micro pantry, called a "Blessing Box," which utilizes the familiar concept of the Little Free Library to pique local interest and action against local food insecurity.
 
A Blessing Box is a small structure where people leave donated goods—primarily non-perishable food items and toiletries for others to pick-up anonymously.  In cooperation with the scouts we will share the responsibility of keeping the box stocked, although outside donations will be accepted. Watch for a schedule to come out in the new year.
 
The Blessing Box is located in a common area, in front of the church, and discreet enough that anyone can stop by at any point throughout the day to take what they need and also leave what they can.  The hope and prayer is that the donated essentials help fulfill short-term basic needs and may enable individuals and families  to have enough to get by for another day.
 
Hunger related missions is at the heart of our ministry.  Food insecurity is an issue most everywhere and Schwenksville and the surrounding areas are no exception.  The installation of the Blessing Box emulates a core conviction of our faith, the Scriptures we hold as sacred, and the Jesus we follow, to feed the hungry.  There's no better way to change a community than one small act of kindness at a time!

 

   Sunday School
JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL FUN AND LEARNING!
CLASSES WILL BE HELD BI-WEEKLY: 9:30 - 10:15am.


SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM: 
https://forms.gle/4xXbHFZTbZZd1KTSA

Youth Sunday School AND Adult Classes 2022-2023 will be held:
January 15 & 29
February 12 & 26
March 12 & 26
April 23
May 7 & 21


 
5 Helpful Church Volunteer Resources

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SUNDAY SERVANTS TO SIGN UP TO HELP IN SOME IMPORTANT WAYS…

~ Greeters: See Eleanor Risell to sign up
~ Head Usher: See Cindy Cook
~ Special Music or Song Leader Substitute: See Pat Clemens or Pastor Adrian
~ Nursery Care Attendants or Sunday School Aides: See Matt or Sara McDowell
~ Technology: See Tina Richards, Doug MacWade, or Brian Pippert

Thank you for your help!
 
"All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it."  ~ 1 Corinthians 12:27, NLT


Video: Linking Your Fundraising Page to the Facebook “Donate” Button | by  Give Lively | Give Lively
Want to make a donation to Heidelberg UCC ... go to our Facebook Page and
click the "Donate" button on the top right of the home page and follow a couple
very simple steps!  Thank you!!