EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

WE WILL BE MAKING CHOW CHOW
Join us in the kitchen Wednesday, August 16 to cut up vegetables. You are welcome to bring your favorite knife and board. If we have enough volunteers, this should take just the morning. We will be canning Thursday, August 17, which will take the full day. Contact Anna Brown if you can help.

VOLUNTEERS TO WEED
Help is appreciated to pull weeds around the exterior of the church. Stop by at your convenience, or use the sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.

CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION MEETING
Sunday, August 27, 9:15 am, Fellowship Hall

Students in 7th -10th grade and their parents are encouraged to attend to learn about the new curriculum and opportunities for learning and service.

SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY DAY
All youth are invited to join us Sunday, September 10 at 9:15 am in the Fellowship Hall as we kick off the new Sunday School year! We’ll be having a “Rock Your Socks Off Reformation Marty Party!” Have fun learning about Martin Luther and the Reformation through games and crafts.

THE POTATO PROJECT
Join us Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 to harvest potatoes! This non-profit local effort is both rewarding and fun. There is no digging required; machines unearth the potatoes and we just pick them up, filling buckets. Hot dogs and fresh french fries are offered. We will leave from the church to travel together to Fleetwood at approx. 12:15 pm. Although this is a St. Paul’s Lutheran Active Teens (SPLAT) project, everyone of all ages is welcome. For more information, contact Cindy Matosky, Pastor, or Joy Gerhart.

CROP WALK
Help us squash hunger with Church World Service. Lettuce work together to make a difference. We have a new St. Paul’s Garden display. We just need some crops. Choose a fun name for your fruit or vegetable and watch as our garden grows. A full 25% of what we raise will be used at local Food Banks here in Berks County. Help us beet last year’s donations. Forms are in the Narthex; checks may be made payable to Church World Service Donate online at www.crophungerwalk.org/birdsboropa

2018 ELCA YOUTH GATHERING
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth from across America gather for a week of faith formation. Held June 27-July 1, 2018 in Houston Texas, days are spent interacting through worship, learning, fellowship, study, and service. We invite all those who will begin grade 9 through those who will graduate from high school in 2018. Registration begins September 15, 2017. For more information, contact Joy Gerhart, Pastor Frey or Cindy Matosky.