December 11, 2019

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP EVERY SUNDAY MORNING
All are invited!
All are welcome!

We are Handicap Accessible!

 

Please click the link to our Food Bank Sun. page for more info.

 

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HALLELUJAH! HE IS RISEN! 

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This Sun., Dec. 8th everyone is invited to join us for
worship at 10 a.m.
as we light the
Advent Candle of Peace.
Rev. Steve Moyer will lead us in worship.

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This Sun., Dec. 15th please join us
for a special musical treat as the
Gospel group "Freely Given"
will lead us in a musical journey through Advent
at 10 a.m.

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Sun., Dec. 22nd we will light the
Advent Candle of JOY
at our 10 a.m. service featuring
SPECIAL MUSIC
from our Ensemble and Choirs.
THEN
We will gather to share our
CHRISTMAS POT LUCK LUNCH
THEN
Everyone is invited to go
CAROLING
to visit Church Family who are not able to get out to join us for worship.
All voices are welcome to come along!

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Tues., Dec. 24th - CHRISTMAS EVE

Join us for our Traditional

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

beginning at 7 p.m. with special musical preludes.

Our Worship service begins at 7:30

& includes special music from ALL of our Choirs.

 

      A time of Christmas Eve fellowship

and refreshment will follow the service. All are invited!

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Wed., Dec. 25th

JESUS’ BIRTHDAY

Merry Christmas!

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Sun., Dec. 29th, 2019

Please join us for our

last WORSHIP of the Year!

A relaxed service at 10 a.m. with carols & hymns.

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Tues., Dec. 31st, 2019

New Year’s Eve!

Please celebrate safely!

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Sun., January 5th, 2020

Please join us for our

FIRST WORSHIP of the New Year

as we celebrate EPIPHANY

share the Sacrament of Holy Communion

and support ProJet’s Food Pantry

with funds or items at 10 a.m.

 

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Jimmy Needs A Kidney!
And so do alot of people!
To ask about donating a kidney
to Jimmy Apostolopoulos or
to one of the thousands who need one,
please call the Lehigh Valley Health Network at
855-674-8767.

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We want to thank everyone who came out to visit us and support us at our 
PEACE CANDLE OPEN HOUSE
and
"NEW TO YOU" CHRISTMAS SALE
on SAT., NOV. 30th 
It was a great day, full of smiles!

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View Our Newsletters

NOVEMBER 2019

DECEMBER 2019


View Our Calendars

NOVEMBER 2019

DECEMBER 2019

 

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We wrap our prayers around the all victims of hatred & violence everywhere.

Love is Stronger than hate.

God help us.

   
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 
SUN., DEC. 15th the Gospel Group
"FREELY GIVEN"
will lead us in worship on the Third Sun. of Advent. 
We will light the candle of LOVE at our 10 a.m. service.
All are welcome and invited!
 


 
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ShoeDriveLogo"Cover The Piggies" Community Shoe Drive  

First Church along with Easton Community Center, Easton Area School District's "Family Connection", ProJeCt of Easton and many of our other local churches & agencies have worked together for the last seven years & are again cooperating to "Cover Those Piggies" and see that our area children will all have sneakers for school. 

 

For families who are just barely making it, and there are many, the need for sneakers for their school age children can be a big financial problem. We organized and, with help from these groups, made sure that families that were in need of sneakers would be able to get a new pair so they can start off school on the right foot!

 

This is a 100% Donation, 100% Volunteer event! For about a month, we collect donations of new or "like-new" sneakers & shoes or funds to purchase them, from many of our local churches & others in the community. In our first year we had a very special donation of 64 pairs of brand new sneakers and shoes from Seidel's Shoes in Easton, God bless them! Over the last seven years we have given out over 1000 pairs of NEW sneakers!!

 

In the mean time, volunteers from many of our local kid centered agencies like Family Connection, Easton Community Center, ProJeCt of Easton & other groups, meet with families to register their school aged children for our program.

 

THERE ARE NO INCOME GUIDELINES. NO PROOF OF INCOME IS NECESSARY. We want to help any family who needs it. But, YOU MUST REGISTER through one of our partnering agencies or directly with us . An "appointment" time will be assigned during registration.


REGISTRATION DATES & LOCATIONS FOR 2019

Registrations open starting Mon., June 10th until Fri., July 19th ...


 

Registration sites...

 

ProJeCt of Easton's FOWLER LITERACY CENTER

 

200 Ferry St., Easton

 

(across from the P.O.)

 

Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 6:30-8:00 p.m.

 

Thurs. and Fri., 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 


 

EASTON COMMUNITY CENTER

 

901 Washington St., Easton

 

Mon. thru Fri.,  10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

(except Fri., 6/14)

 

SNEAKERS will be distributed on SAT., AUG. 17th 2019

 

HERE at First UCC

 

27 N. Third St., Easton

 

Your appointment time will be given upon registration.

 

The registered child(ren) MUST come to try on their sneakers.

 


Please note:

  •      This is a program for SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN, grade K-12, age 5-18 .
  •      Children MUST be registered, with their CORRECT SNEAKER SIZE.
  •      The child(ren) MUST come to the distribution Sat., Aug. 17th, 2019 to try on their sneakers.  

                 We do not want to send anyone home with sneakers that do not fit!

 

 

You say you don't need sneakers? Well, WE DO?

 

If you, your organization, church, workplace, family, etc. are interested in donating sneakers for “Cover The Piggies”, new sneakers or gently used sneakers & shoes of all kinds & sizes are welcome. We also gratefully accept gift cards (Walmart, Kmart or other local shoe stores) or monetary donations to purchase sneakers in the sizes we are missing or for food supplies for the breakfast. Please call the church office at 610-258-3361 to arrange drop off.


After sorting and matching sneakers with the sizes we are given (no easy task), we have been able to have at least 1 pair of NEW sneakers for every child that registered every year! Hallelujah!

 

On our distribution day our volunteers get there early to make a FREE breakfast for the families, thanks to very generous past donors, ShopRite, Wegmans, Giant, Weis, Bagelsmith, Bob Smith's Bakery, and others (& our special guest volunteers). We welcome our guests at their assigned time, & they head either to the shoe table or to the kitchen.

 

Once they are sized & get their sneakers, we have some other activities and school supplies (thank you Crayola!). We do our best to make it a special day for the kids & their families. It is just an awesome and beautiful morning for all of us!

 

This event is growing each year & we find ourselves in need of greater support & additional donations. Every year, we trusted that the needs would be met & they were! We want to make sure that every 'little piggie' gets a new 'home' for the upcoming school year!

 

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 "PIGGIE THANKS"

We want to thank EVERYONE who has helped us to “Cover The Piggies” in the past!!!

 

From donors to volunteers & all of the support in between, we could not do this outreach project without YOU!!! God Bless You!!!

 

Among our volunteer force were folks from the “Summer Night’s” program, Easton Hunger Coalition, St. John’s Church on Morgan Hill & other individuals from our community. THANK YOU ALL!

 

Several of our local sister churches & businesses offered special donations or ran active sneaker collections too! Special thanks to the folks at …

Arndt's Lutheran Church            First Moravian Church              First Presbyterian Church          Green Pond UMC                 New Creation UCC                     King's Daughters

 St. Anthony Padua Catholic Church                   St. John's Church on Morgan Hill     

                                              & other individuals in our community too!

 

We had “Super Support” from a number of local stores & businesses –

                             Shop-Rite (Phillipsburg/Bethlehem)             Wegmans

                             Weis (Easton)              The Bagelsmith     Giant (Easton )               

                             Walgreens                    Crayola                   Bob Smith's Bakery 

 …. So please support these generous businesses!

(Hope we didn't miss anyone!)

 

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