Journey Nights are Back!
Starting January 29th Kids (age 3-11) and adults are welcome to come out at 5:45pm for dinner and/or group session at 6:15 to 7:45pm. Journey Kids will meet at PFC while the adult groups will meet at homes in the Coventry Glenn community. Adults please see list of groups outside the church office.
Diving Deep: Practical Practices of Faith... Life can easily become full of distractions that slowly pull us away from our time with God. As we think about the "should haves" and "want to, but don't have time to's", we can become discouraged by our lack of success in the completion of our goals. But when the doing means being with God, not only do we grow in our relationship with Him, we learn to slow down and walk with Him. With Practical Practices of Faith, you can begin to reclaim that time with God that has drifted away. Whether it's learning new ways or just reviving the practices from the past, joining Journey Groups will inspire you to get back to the doing of being with God.
Journey Groups: meet several times a year, focusing on the development of biblical knowledge and community. Often times paired with a meal and Journey kids it is a great time for all people to spend time in God’s Word together. Topics vary from different books of the Bible to various Faith-based themes. For more information speak with Joshua Hostetter.
Several times a year, PFC kids get together for a great time of food, music, fun and learning. Kids ages 3-11 are invited to come and participate in learning stories of the Bible, memorizing scripture, and making new friends. Often times paired with a meal and Journey Groups it is a great time for all. If you have questions see Josh Bytwerk.
Sunday School is for all ages from infants to adults. Sunday School meets from 10am to 10:45am on Sundays. Children’s classes use crafts, music, bible stories, and more to teach students how to walk in relationship with God. All classes use faith-based curriculum to develop the faith of those seeking God. For more info on Sunday School up to 7th grade speak with Brandi Russell. The teen and adult Sunday School contact is Joshua Hostetter.
Various bible studies are offered throughout the week at PFC. If you are interested in getting connected to a mid-week time of study and fellowship beyond Journey Groups please contact Joshua Hostetter, for information on the current studies being offered.
Nursery is provided during both the Worship Services and the Sunday school hours. Children will have the opportunity to hear a story of the bible, play, listen to music and do crafts during this time. Nursery is provided for infants through 3yrs old, and the children are cared for by loving God-fearing volunteers. Nursery is offered for other various events, please contact Christine Wunder for further information, or if you would like to volunteer!
Junior Church is provided during our 11am service. Pre-kindergarten to 1st grade participate for the entire worship service in our Jr. Church program, interacting with a story from the bible, singing, and doing crafts. 2nd grade through 4th grade participate in Jr. church during the sermon portion of the service engaging in biblical learning and activities. Rosalie Schneider directs our Jr. Church and is welcoming committed volunteers to this important ministry.
Take Them A Meal
This is our way of making sure that those in need of a meal after hospital stays or having a baby, get them when needed. To get involved send an email to Laura W!
Vacation Bible School
VBS is a highlight of the church year for our children as well as the adults who volunteer. Usually held in July, this week-long program meets for two hours each evening. A multitude of volunteers are needed to provide a quality VBS: station leaders, crew leaders, decorating committee, and many more. The congregation can also participate by donating needed materials before the scheduled start of VBS. speak with Rosalie Schneider to get involved.
Congregational life focuses on the development of relationships between individuals of all ages. Hosting events such as Halloween outreach night, Winter Picnics, Camp Swatara weekend, bus trips and many more, there is always something to do to get connected! Barbara Hayman is PFC’s current Director of Congregational Life.
Halloween Night Pit Stop
Parker Ford Church provides a Halloween Night Pit Stop for parents and kids each year on October 31. Trick-or-Treaters and their moms and dads are able to stop by PFC to use the restrooms, grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and increase their candy count. There are free family pictures of kids in their costumes as well as several opportunities for children to win prizes.
Be Still & Know Prayer Walk and Community Garden
Did you know that PFC has a Nature Trail where you can go and pray? It’s across from the church on Old Schuylkill Road. We also have garden plots available each spring for families to grow their own vegtables! If you would like to get involved and have an impact on future projects like this please speak with Barbara Hayman or Nancy Elliott - Carter.
Women’s Fellowship is a ministry which brings women together and encourages them to live a Christ-like life in all they are, say and do. It provides support and service within our congregation, our community, and for our missions. They meet six times a year for meetings and fellowship. Activities include meals for shut-ins, knitting prayer shawls, making health kits and various other programs. Speak with Amy Simon to get involved!
Men's breakfasts take place on 4 separate Saturdays throughout the year and usually feature a short devotional time or speaker. They are time for Men to connect, share, and build relationships and community…and eat a little bit too!” Check out the calendar for dates and contact Chris Wenger to get involved.
PFC has been blessed to sponsor Cub Pack 157 since the Spring of 2009. We believe this program offers significant character and social development for boys, 1st through 5th grades. Small groups called “Dens” meet weekly or bi-weekly. Monthly all the boys gather for a large-scale “Pack” meeting. Boys have a great time as they move from level to level developing different skills, volunteering in the community, learning, camping, building pinewood derby cars and rockets, and a whole lot more. If you have questions, you can learn more at www.cubscoutpack157.com or contact Bob Fobia.
The Salvation Army
On the 4th Wednesday of the month, PFC provides a lunch for the homeless of Pottstown on King Street. If you would like to be a part speak with Chuck Shaeffer.
Spring City Food Pantry
The Spring City Food Pantry is part of project outreach and services all of Spring City and parts of East Vincent and East Coventry townships. We help to pack and distribute food items once every 10 weeks on Thursday mornings. To help out speak with Becky Elliott.
Fair Trade Coffee
Fair Trade Coffee provides organic coffees, teas, chocolates, bananas, olive oil, and almonds from Nicaragua using sustainable farming methods that empowers farmers. www.equalexchange.coop
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