Saturday, December 16, 2017  

CHURCHES

Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church - Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church -- 40 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville. For more information contact our website www.churchofsaintmary.org or call 610-287-8157. On Saturday, December 16: Confessions 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Monday, December 18: Advent Penance Service 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24, 4 p.m.: Church (Bless The Bay Jesus Ceremony), 4 p.m. Hall (Bless The Bay Jesus Ceremony), 8 p.m., and 12 Midnight. Christmas – Monday, December 25: 7:30am, 10:30am, and Noon.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES - CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES Sun., Dec. 24. Visitors Welcome. Family service 6:30 p.m. and a traditional service 10:30 p.m. There will be Christmas Carols both vocal and instrumental at both services. Handicapped accessible. St. John's Lutheran Church - Ridge Valley. 910 Allentown Rd., West Rockhill Twp. www.stjohnsridgevalley.com

FOOD

Christmas Cookie/Candy Sale - Christmas Cookie/Candy Sale Saturday, December 9, 8 a.m.-12 Noon $10-$13 per pound (all homemade). Cut outs, Kipples, Nut Tossies, and Candy $13 per pound. Asst. Cookies $10 per pound. Old Zionsville UCC, 5981 Fountain Rd., Old Zionsville. 610-966-3601. Darlene 610-966-5115, Church 610-966-3601.

Relay for Life's Winsch's Walkers Homemade Cookie Sale - Relay for Life's Winsch's Walkers Homemade Cookie Sale Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m. Sell Out. All homemade cookies. $8 per pound. Pennsburg UCC, 775 Main St., Pennsburg. Profits benefit The American Cancer Society.

Breakfast with Santa - Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, Dec. 9, 8-11 a.m. Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto, Santa arrives at 9 a.m. All you can eat pancakes and sausage. Cost is by donation to benefit Relay For Life, calvaryucc@gmail.com.

Potato Filling Sale Friedens UCC Sumneytown - Potato Filling Sale Friedens UCC Sumneytown is taking orders for their Potato Filling sale being held on Saturday, December 23. If you would like to place an order call Chris Hoffman at 484-949-0817 on or before Sunday, December 17. A two pound container is $3.50 and the five pound container is $8.75. You may pick up your order on Saturday, December 23 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Friedens Social Hall.

FOOD (contd.)

Breakfast with Santa - Breakfast with Santa – Sat. Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center, 1244 St. Paul's Church Road, Pennsburg. Breakfast buffet fundraiser, pictures with Santa. Advanced Tickets: $8 Adult, $6 Child. Stop by the child care center or call (215) 679-0221 for advanced tickets. Tickets at the Door: $10 adult and $8 child.

GROUPS

Bereavement Group The Lutheran Home - Bereavement Group The Lutheran Home at Topton’s monthly bereavement forum will host a “Blue Christmas” worship service at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 20. The Diakon senior living community, 1 South Home Ave., Topton. Hosts the bereavement forum each month in Deibert Hall on the first floor of the skilled nursing care center on the Topton campus. For more information, people should call The Lutheran Home at Topton at (610) 682-1400.

A new, weekly Al-Anon group, Path to Peace - A new, weekly Al-Anon group, Path to Peace, for families and friends of alcoholics. Will meet at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 2871 Barndt Rd. at Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford. It will continue to meet every Friday at 10 a.m. For more info., contact Judy, jemorice@gmail.com; or call the church at 215-234-8020.

The Upper Perkiomen Valley Solutions for Serenity Family Group - The Upper Perkiomen Valley Solutions for Serenity Family Group, Wednesdays 1 p.m. Offers experience, strength and hope to those affected by someone's drinking. Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 2788 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg. For more info., call Kat 267-923-8483.

Parkinson’s Support Group - Parkinson’s Support Group – Do you have Parkinson’s? Do you have questions about the disease or resources available in the community? Join Arbour Square for a Parkinson’s Support Group and get the help you need in order to properly care for yourself or a family member. The Parkinson’s Support Group is free and open to those with Parkinson’s disease, or their caregivers. Meetings will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m.. This event is free and open to the public.

LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS

Schwenkfelder Museum & Heritage Center - Schwenkfelder Museum & Heritage Center - 105 Seminary St., Pennsburg. Open Tuesdays through Sundays. Call 215-679-3103 for hours and info.

LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS (contd.)

The Goschenhoppen Folklife Museum and the Country Store Museum - The Goschenhoppen Folklife Museum and the Country Store Museum - 116 Gravel Pike, Green Lane. Open Sundays, April through October. Visits are welcome by appointments other times. Call 215-234-8953 or email redmens_hall@goschenhoppen.

Mennonite Heritage Center - Mennonite Heritage Center – 565 Yoder Rd., Harleysville. Tues. - Fri.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info. call 215-256-3020 or visit info@mhep.org

OTHER

Advertise Your Non-Profit Group’s Upcoming Event on our Community Calendar - Advertise Your Non-Profit Group’s Upcoming Event on our Community Calendar page for 1 week each month at No Charge. Information must be received by 3 PM Monday to be considered for that Thursday's edition. (Space is limited - Give others an opportunity) All requests for inclusion must be submitted each month Fax or E-mail Information ONLY. (no phone calls) Fax To Community Calendar at: 215-679-5077 or E-mail To: townandcountry@upvnews.com with "Community Calendar" in the Subject Line Ongoing events held every month must be submitted every month

SPECIAL EVENTS

The traditional Christmas Putz at The Lutheran Home at Topton - The traditional Christmas Putz at The Lutheran Home at Topton will be open for the holidays. The Putz will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 30. No pre-registration is required. Large-group or special tours can be arranged by contacting Karen Sinkovits at (610) 682-1425.

DANCE - DANCE Ages 30 and up, December 16, 7-11 p.m. at Keystone Fire Co, 240 N Walnut St, Boyertown. Admission $10, includes door prizes, music by “Johnny K.” Cash bar. For information, contact Marge 570-943-2393.

Vendor Bingo - Vendor Bingo - Sunday, Dec. 10, doors open 12 p.m. begins at 1 p.m. Tylersport Fire House, 125 Ridge Rd., Tylerport, to benefit the Sellersville Fire Dept. Ladies' Auxiliary $5 admission fee (please mention "Sellersville Fire Dept." or "Charity" when paying admission so SFD receives the donation). Pay as you go w/ each vendor - $1 for 1 board or $2 for 3 boards. Tickets are not sold in advance for this event and will be available at the door only. Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, LuLaRoe and Pampered Chef and many others.

SPECIAL EVENTS (contd.)

Bingo - Bingo - Sunday, Dec. 10, doors open at 11 a.m. starts at 12:30 p.m. Saint Francis Academy School, 7th & Pine streets, Bally. Food available. For more information call Janice 610-987-8851.

Perkiomen Township Fire Co - Perkiomen Township Fire Co will be selling Douglas and Fraser Fir Christmas Trees Nov. 25 - Dec. 24. They will also be selling tree stands and will do stand bestraittree drilling. The trees will be sold on the Fire Company lot at Route 29 & Trappe Road. The hours of operation will be Mon., Thurs., Fri. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sat & Sun 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas Craft Bazaar - Christmas Craft Bazaar Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No admission fee. Afghan and Basket Raffles. Photos with Santa, Cookie walk Sale, Benefits Open Link Christmas Shopping and Fuel Fund, St. John's Ministries and our Youth Group. At St. John's Lutheran Church, 3104 Main St., (Rt.63) in Sumneytown. 215-234-4888.

Live Nativity - Live Nativity - Sunday, Dec. 17, 5 -7 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 3104 Main Street (Rt. 63), Sumneytown. This year's live presentation will be a host of friendly live stable animals, carol singing, cookies, snacks and drinks, a fire pit and children's craft tent.

“Hospice and palliative care: starting the conversation” - “Hospice and palliative care: starting the conversation” The Lutheran Home at Topton will host an education seminar for both professional and family caregivers from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 14. The event, to be led by SpiriTrust Home Care & Hospice, will include brunch in the Henry Auditorium on the Topton senior living campus. Because space is limited, people are asked to RSVP to (610) 682-1350.

A free informational session on adoption - A free informational session on adoption and child foster care will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. People interested in attending the session are asked to call, toll-free, 1-888-582-2230 or (610) 682-1504 to register.

 

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