Hospital Visitations: If you are admitted to the hospital be sure to inform them that you would like Pastor Pagotto notified. Dinkey Memorial Church's code number is 370. By giving the hospital that number they should have all the information on file to contact the church office.
Lay Eucharistic Ministry: Vising homebound members of the congregation and sharing communion with them is an extremely rewarding ministry. By taking a few hours a month to visit and spend some time with a homebound member of the congregation you are making yourself a conduit for God's love helping keep that person connected with his/her church family. If you are interested in participating in this task or just want to find our more information, please speak with Pastor Tony. Perhaps you can even accompany him or one of the other ministers on a visit to experience it for yourself.
Updated Information: Anyone with a new address or phone number, please contact the office to update your information for the coming year. Also, if you would like to receive your newsletter via email, please contact the church office and provide your email address.
First Holy Communion: First Communion classes will be held March 11th and March 25th from 12:30-2:30 pm. If you have a child in 5th grade or younger that you would like to receive communion, please speak with Pastor Tony to register them for classes.
Easter Lilies: If you would like to sponsor an Easter Lily to be placed in church on Easter Sunday, please place your order by March 21st. Contact the church office and let Sherry know who it is in honor or in memory of. The cost is $8.75 per plant.
Ham & Dandelion Supper: Emmanuel UCC, Bowmanstown will be holding a Ham & Dandelion supper on Saturday, March 17th from 3 to 7 pm.
Spring Bazaar: Ben Salem UCC will be holding its Spring Bazaar on Saturday, March 17th from 9 am to 3 pm and also on Friday, March 16th from 5 to 7:30 pm. There will be a raffle, baskets, food, bake sale, homemade Easter candy, a quilt raffle, and handcrafted items.
Spring Bazaar: St. John's Church in Mahoning will be holding its Spring Bazaar on Friday, March 23rd from 5 to 8 pm and again on Saturday, March 24th from 9 am to 2 pm. There will be rummage tables, a huge basket raffle, bake sale, homemade Easter candy, homemade soups and filling, crafts, raffles, and the kitchen will be open.
Basket Social: Emmanuel UCC, Bowmanstown will be holding a basket social on Saturday, April 29th from 12 to 4 pm. There will be baskets, food, raffles, and baked goods.
Flower & Bulletin Sponsors: You may sign up to sponsor flowers and bulletins for 2018 by either 5signing the charts at the top of the social hall stairs or by calling Marjorie Balliet at 610-377-4740. Call Margie to sponsor Strength for the Day, Devotion booklets and the Cemetery flag pole. There are also openings to sponsor a memorial bowl. It is appreciated if you pay at the end of the month for your sponsorship.
Food Pantry News: The community care program provides emergency food relief for those living in East Penn Township or for any member of Dinkey Memorial Church, low income households who are experiencing food insecurity. Non-perishable items are needed on a monthly basis. The food pantry items for March are fruit, applesauce, potatoes, and stuffing. Donations may be placed in the baskets inside the entrances to the church. We are also in need of turkeys and hams for the holidays. If you do not wish to purchase a gift card or certificate, please consider making a donation toward the purchase.