PLEASE NOTE UPDATED 07/17/2020

ATTENTION:

There will be NO in-person worship until further notice.

Hello friends,

I really did not want to have to write you this note. However, due to the fact that our primary concern is the health and safety of all of our community of faith and our wider community, we are reverting back to streaming worship only until the size of a gathering is increased beyond the order limiting indoor gatherings to 25 people and outdoor gatherings to 250 people. We will stream services at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Once these orders are lifted, we will resume in-person worship.

Lastly, the church office will be closed. You may leave concerns via voice mail or email. We regret the disruption this will cause to our lives.

This decision was made by the task force appointed by the Consistory related to use of the building during this Covid-19 pandemic.

I wish you all good health these days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Pastor Jeff

Live streaming and recordings of our worship service may be accessed by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcx65EeJnEM6B-HrRVaai1g

Our services will be recorded and will be available to view anytime after each service has concluded.

WELCOME DONNA MOLAN

Our new Director of Music Ministry

We are excited to welcome Donna to our St. John’s family. After a thorough search for two separate musicians, one for the Contemporary worship service and one for the Classic worship service, our search committee was pleased to find that rare person who combines experience and excellence in both types of worship. Donna begins her ministry with us on August 16.

During these challenging times of not knowing when choirs and choral groups can sing again in worship (the current thinking is not until there is an approved vaccine that is in widespread use), Donna brings a curiosity about exploring virtual or prerecorded singing groups for our worship services. She comes to us from a position of being the Music Director at Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church in Stroudsburg since 2009. She has served in various congregations since 1978 as either an organist or music director. She is also a piano and organ teacher. She has been married 38 years to her husband, Bill, and they have two daughters, Danielle and Jessica. All of whom have degrees in music. Please join us in welcoming Donna!

Holiday Food Baskets

The Social Concerns Committee is planning to provide a Thanksgiving meal this year to 40 families within the Northampton County Children and Youth Program (NCCY). Since we are not meeting in the church at this time, we decided to collect the food a little differently this year.

We are asking you to send a check for any amount to the church office. Please note on the check "for Social Concerns" and make it out to St. John's UCC. We will use it to purchase Giant Gift Cards through the church’s Gift Card Program and then purchase the food for you.

If you would rather purchase the items from the menu, you may drop the items off at the church on the following dates: Saturday, October 3, 10 and 31 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Someone will be at the door to assist you.

Both the Thanksgiving and Christmas menus will be posted here in a link when available.

We will follow a similar plan for the Christmas Food Baskets thru November. As always, thank you for your kindness and concern and for shining a little light on our families during the holidays.

 

Giving simplified!

Give+Text is a secure texting program. Give once, or as often as you wish. Simply text the amount you wish to donate (a minimum of
$3) to our designated St. John’s giving number, 610- 854-9113.

The first time you make a donation you will be directed to a secure registration web link to enter your contact and payment information. You will then receive a confirmation via text and email. For future giving, just send a text with the amount
you wish to give, and it will process automatically.

Please do not hesitate to contact the church office should you have any questions at 610-759-0893.

Second Harvest Choice Food Pantry at St. John's UCC

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread...
This pantry, a satellite location for Nazareth and Bath residents, is a once a month opportunity for families and individuals to take home non-perishable food items and occasionally perishable items when available on the fourth Saturday of this month.  The next food pantry opportunity will be held on Saturday, September 26, from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Nazareth Area Support Program

Are you in need of assistance and/or support?...
The Nazareth Area Support Program, also known as the Social Worker Program, may be able to provide the resources you need. The program's mission is to assist those in the Nazareth, Pennsylvania area who are in need of resources and support. It is a confidential, free & flexible program with the assistance of a caring, licensed social worker. Please use the following link to access the program's list of resources, connections and contact information:

 https://www.nazarethmoravianchurch.com/nazareth-area-support

 

Sponsorships

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

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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Worship Opportunities

9:30 a.m. Sundays   The services will alternate between classic and contemporary styles.

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Give Online

Making a financial donation online is as easy as clicking this link below.  I'd Like to Make a Gift Online  

Gift Cards

Going Shopping? Your purchase will allow for a percentage to go towards money for St. John's. Use your gift cards at:
• Wegmans
• Giant
• Kohl's
• Valley Farms
• Redner's
• Weis
5% of your purchase benefits St. John's. Buy gift cards on Sundays in the DeRemer Gallery or in the church office during the week.

Sponsorships

Want to honor or remember a loved one?
You can sponsor:
• Worship Guides & announcements
• our Audio Ministry
• 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 

In the Hospital

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

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