Introducing The Reverend Jeffery Alan Brinks

Rev. Jeffery Brinks has been called to be our next Senior Pastor. He will begin his time at St. John's on August 1, 2015.

Pastor Jeff is interested in empowering people to live their faith in genuine and real ways in everyday life. He is truly looking forward to getting to know you and to sharing this journey of life and faith with you. He was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan – Dearborn with a degree in Philosophy, English Literature and Psychology. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry Student at Lancaster Theological Seminary .
He has served as the Co-Pastor of Hope United Church of Christ in Wind Gap and has been serving the past 22 years as the Pastor of United Church of Christ, Greenawalds in Allentown.

He has served on the PNEC Board of Directors and numerous other committees. Currently, he serves on the Confirmation Study Group, the Conference Stewardship Team and the Licensed and Commissioned Ministry Committee.

He is a naturally curious person and likes to learn about new things. He also likes to look for humor in what happens around him. He is married to Lisa, a gifted teacher at Hiram Dodd Elementary School in Allentown. He has two daughters, Megan, who is married to Brad Wert and Katie who is married to Matt McNelis. He also has Tyler, his stepson, and Jamie, his stepdaughter. Completing the family is Lucy, an eight year old Chocolate Lab.

Iron Pigs Game

Join us for an afternoon at the Iron Pigs! Sunday, August 2nd at 1:35 pm, section 106. Tickets are $10 and are first come first serve. So get your tickets today! Please sign-up in the DeRemer Gallery or call/text John Muscler 610-746-2557.

Mini Golf Tournament

The Parish Health Ministries will be hosting a Mini Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 9 from 2 – 5 p.m. The cost is $6 per person which includes golf & ice cream sundaes.
Location: Putt U Miniature Golf 5201 Route 309, Center Valley.

Sign up as a team of four or as a single player. Register in the DeRemer Gallery or in the Church Office. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Getting Married?

Let us help you plan your wedding. You do not have to be a member of St. John’s UCC.  We will provide an organist, our sanctuary, a wedding host, a minister, a marriage preparation workshop and a rehearsal..

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Facility Rentals

Having a party, a business meeting, training session, or a baby or bridal shower? We have rooms for rent that seat from 12 to 200 people. Audio and visual equipment and a kitchen available all at very competitive rates.

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Summer Worship Opportunities

9:30am Only (June-August) We will move to one Sunday worship service for the summer. This will be a blended worship experience.

11:00am First Wednesdays Mid-week communion service.

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Missed a Sunday Service?
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Food Bank Items

We will be collecting school supplies through Sunday, August 16 for the NAFB.  The following is the list of items that we are in need of: 3 Ring Binders, Loose Leaf Paper, 2 Pocket Folders, 1 Subject Spiral Notebooks, Erasers, Pencils, Blue and Black Pens, Highlighters, Pencil Cases, Glue, Glue Sticks, Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Index Cards, Scissors.  Please place items in the DeRemer Gallery Shopping cart.
 

Gift Cards

Going Shopping? Your purchase will get money for St. John's. Use your gift cards at:
• Giant
• Kohl's
• Valley Farms
• Redner's
• Weiss
5% of your purchase benefits St. John's. Buy gift cards Sundays in the gallery or in the church office during the week.

Sponsorships

Want to honor or remember a loved one?
You can sponsor:
• Worship Bulletins & announcements
• Audio Ministry for the Housebound
• Flowers
Contact the church office to set up your sponsorship.

Prayer Requests

Join the powerful ministry of prayer at St. John's. Share the name's of those with:
• Health concerns
• Spiritual concerns
• Life & Family Issues
• Bereavement
• Military Deployment
• Other  Submit Request 

Baptism

Infant baptisms are scheduled for:
• March 8
• May 10

Adult baptisms and special circumstances will be individually scheduled.    Request a Baptism 

In the Hospital

Want the pastors to know you or a loved one are in the hospital? Call 610-759-0893 or click below.
 Inform the pastors 

Help Wanted

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