Souper-Bowl of Caring - February 11, 2024

In honor of Soup-er Bowl for Caring, our CE Team and Events and Outreach Committees joined forces to do a food drive and a fun soup fellowship. Kids collected food and monetary donations. All proceeds went to the Northern Berks Food Pantry. A fun time had by all! 

New Member Fellowship - January 28, 2024

What an exciting way to start off 2024! Today, we welcomed 5 new church members!  We are so happy and blessed to have them! A luncheon was held after church where members could mingle and get to learn more about each other. Welcome Ana, Dan, Gloria, Kevin, and Sunny! 

 

The Great Christmas Bake-Off - December 17, 2023

A new actiity this year....but still oh so fun! Members of church brought their best holiday desserts to share with each other. We had a hot chocolate bar, fun crafts for the kids, Christmas caroling, and had a great fellowship after church! Check out those awesome decorations (We had to add one of our sanctuary because it is oh so beautiful this time of year)!

 

2024 Christmas Bazaar - November 18, 2023

We had another AMAZING Christmas Bazaar filled with lots of laughs, excitement, and holiday cheer. Thank you to those members of the community that came out to support the church and also many local businesses! We had a wonderful time! Can't wait to see what next year's bazaar will bring! 

 

2023  Trunk-or-Treat - October 31, 2023

Check out some of our most creative members of church! We had a blast at this year's Trunk-or-Treat! 

 

History of Hex Signs and Barn Stars - October 22, 2023

We welcomed Eric Claypoole who shared his expertise on the history of Hex Signs and barn stars in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It was such a pleasure to meet him and hear about the history of these beautiful signs! 

 

Happy 125th Anniversary! - September 24, 2023

This year we celebrated 125 years! What a wonderful feeling to be a part of history, to experience history, and to look back on our history! We are so blessed to be able to be a part of this monumental moment! 

 

2023 Hamburger Festival - September 2, 2023

We had another great year at the Hamburger Festival! Thanks for stopping by to see us! Again this year we cooked our very own famous hamburger barbeque! It was delicious! See you next year! 

 

Sandwich Sale: July 29, 2023

What a fun time we had making sandwiches! Thank you to the volunteers who helped us make this tasty sandwiches and thanks to our friends and family who helped us enjoy eating them! 

Mystery Dinner: July 15, 2023

What an exciting and fun event! We teamed up with St. John's Lutheran Church of Hamburg to provide this joint murder mystery dinner! We had an amazing turnout and the night was filled with lots of laugh, love, and mystery! Thank you to all who came out to support this awesome night! 

 

Free Community Meal: June 10, 2023

We had a wonderful turnout for our first free community meal! Thank you to the many businesses and community members that donated! Thank you, also, to St. John's Lutheran Church of Hamburg for collaborating with us! 

 

Youth Goes to Rita's: June 4, 2023

This past Sunday, our youth crew took a trip to the Hamburg RIta's and learned all about the neat things they do! A fun time was had by all!

 

 

Easter Pie Sale:  April 7, 2023

This Easter has been a busy one! We decided to use that beautiful new kitchen of ours to make and bake pies! We had an amazing group of helpers who baked, and baked, and baked! We made 101 pies including apple, peach, cherry, pumpkin, shoo-fly and even blueberry crumb cake. Thank you to everyone who supported this awesome cause! Proceeds benefited the Kitchen Capital Campaign. 

 

Lent Pizza Sale: March 17, 2023

We made a total of 80 pizzas, and we had so much fun doing it! Thank you to our friend from Minersville Bakery for baking the pizza shells! Thank you to those that purchased a pizza. We hope they were as delicious as they looked! 

 

Chili Cook-Off: January 29, 2023

Congratulations to Stephanie Getcher who won for her chili entry in the category of Hot and Spicy and Jessica Conlin who won for her chili entry in the category of Mild and Tasty. Thank you to all of our chili cookers! Every single entry tasted delicious! 

 

You've Been Mugged! December, 2022

This year, we had some wonderful helpers who spent some time putting together packages with mugs and candy to all of our church members on our cheer list. Merry Christmas, Everyone! 

 

Sausage and Pancake Breakfast - December 10, 2022

We recently held our first sausage and pancake breakfast and are so blessed to have had such a wonderful turnout! Not only did we serve up fluffy pancakes and held some awesome reindeer games, but Santa came to share in the fun, too! 

 

2022 Christmas Bazaar

What a wonderful turnout! Thank you to all who participated or came to support our annual Christmas Bazaar. It was a pleasure spending time with everyone and we even had a visit from Santa!  

 

Happy Veteran's Day: Quilts of Valor - November 13, 2022

First Reformed UCC recognized and thanked its members with "Quits of Valor." Thirteen church members were awarded one of these very special, hand-made quilts representing the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Thank you, veterans and service men and wome, for your service! 

 

Halloween Fun! 

October, 2022 - Our Teen Class had a great time decorating these pumpkins! We have some amazing artists! 

Here are some photos from our recent Trunk-or-Treat. What amazing costumes! It was so great to see all of the kids! 

 

2022 Hamburger Festival - September 3, 2022

We had another wonderful turn out this year! Our theme was Penn State! Thanks to all who helped and who supported us! Our famous hamburger barbeque was a hit! 

 

2022 Church Yard Sale - August 13, 2022

 

2022 Peach Festival - August 12, 2022

 

Choir Appreciation Sunday - June 5, 2022 

 

Tea Party - May 13, 2022

This year, we brought back a wonderful tradition! A fun time was had by all! 

 

Egg My Yard! - April 16, 2022

 

2021 Christmas Bazaar

 

Road Rally - October 2, 2021 

 

Hamburger Festival - September 4, 2021

 

We had a great turn out for the 2021 Hamburger Festival! It was wonderful to see everyone again! The hamburger barbeque was a hit! We hope to see you again next year!  

 

2021 - Kitchen Blessing

 

2020 In Review

 

Retirement Celebration for Allan Muller - January 5, 2020

 

2019 in Review

First Church Open House Tours - December 21, 2019 (part of the Berks Reading Conference of Churches tour)

Veteran Donations - December 15, 2019

  The Congregation and 3C's Committee gave $500 toward Hamburg VFW's Christmas gift card donations to local needy Veterans.  Pictured are Rod Zerr of First Church and Steve Cashman from Hamburg's VFW

The Sunday School, Congregation, and 3C's Committee donated $300 to sponsor wreaths for the Wreaths Across America project to be placed at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Miller-Keystone Blood Mobile Drive - November 11, 2019

King Frost Parade - October 26, 2019

Aladdin Family Movie Night - September 21, 2019

Seasons of Life Event - September 14, 2019

Tase of Hamburger Festival, August 31, 2019

Evening at the Lounge, August 3 , 2019

Fun Family Festival, July 13, 2019

Vacation Bible School, June 17-20

Bus Trip - Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, June 1, 2019

Mary Poppins Returns Family "Walk-in" Movie Night, May 18, 2019

Easter Season, April 2019

Easter Sunday, 4/21

Palm Sunday, 4/14

Easter Egg Hunt Winners, 4/20


Needles & Pins Quilters, Spring Project 2019

Spring 2019 Quilt

Top made by Jean Weller

Dedicated quilters Martha Bertolet and

Nancy Englehart

Choral Cafe, 3/10/19

Cafe tables in red and white - the school colors.

Enjoying delicious desserts.

Mrs Sara Jackson and her daughter

The Barber Shop Quartet!

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Dr. Mextorf  as Tevye performing "If I were a Rich Man"

The presenters - the Hamburg Area High School Choir

Second Annual Chili Cook-off, 2/3/19

The trophies for 2019.

Jessie Conlin and Jordyn Crespo 2019 winners

  Setting up for the 12 chili versions.

 The Schmecks are ready!

Chili is set up and ready for the compettion.

Corn bread and desserts.

2018 In Review

Christmas Craft & Vendor Bazaar, 11/17/18

Two of our Basket Raffle winners.

Small quilt raffled at Bazaar.

Scott Threnn was the grand prize winner of our hand quilted quilt.

King Forst Parade, October 2018

King Frost Parade Float

It was a rainy night!

Hamilton & Spaghetti Dinner, 10/13/18

The cast of Hamilton

Washington and Hamilton

The Gilbert Five of Sing for America

A spaghetti dinner

followed the show.

A crowd of more than 60 came.

Hamilton Cast

Needles & Pins Quilters - getting quilts ready for the 2018 Christmas Bazaar 

  Our quilters will finish your quilt top for a fee as a fundraiser for church functions.

Call the church office for information 610-562-2593 or email from this website's "Contact Us" page.


Happy quilters working on a t-shirt quilt

Sample t-shirt quilt - quilted for Customer

Queen size quilt raffled at Bazaar 11/17/18

Smaller quilt raffled at Bazaar 11/17/18

Fall Free Fun Family Festival, September 29, 2018

Three ladies enjoying the evening.

 

There was cotton candy & popcorn, too!

A young dragon (Nathan Hertzog) came to watch his freind Toothless in the outdoor movie that night.

The Castle Bounce was

a very big hit.

Marilyn got her favorite PINK cotton candy!

Giant Jenga!

The crowd enjoyed the live music of Olde 22.

Taste of Hamburg-er Festival - September 1, 2018              We served "the Good, The Bad, adn The Ugly" hamburger BBQ.  

Before and After...

Meet Udder Joy aka Blondie Bovine our mascot.

She's Clint's favorite cow-girl!

Our sidewalk chalk artists - Kaeli & Breann

Flooding in the First Reformed UCC Neighborhood, August 13, 2018

Vacation Bible School - July 9, 11, 16, and 18, 2018

Godspell - July 7, 2018

Dinosaurs at First Reformed UCC sponsored by Hamburg Public Library - July 13, 2018

Knoebel's Grove with Noah's Helping Hands - June 16, 2018

Childrens' Fair, Shoemakersville - June 3, 2018

May the Fourth Be With You Game Night - May 4, 2018

Lent and Easter Season 2018

Reformed Chef Challenge - March 18,  2018

Games and Movie Night - March 16, 2018

Baby Shower for Isaac Hamm - March 11, 2018

Olympic Games Celebration - February 25, 2018

Boy Scout Sunday - February 11, 2018

PA German New Year Wishing - February 4, 2018

Chili Cook-off - January 21, 2018

 

2017 Church Events

Candlelight Service - December 17, 2017

Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar - November 18, 2017

Brother basket winners!

Laila of Stinkleberry Soaps in Hamburg

Trunk or Treat - October 30 & 31, 2017

Death by Chocolate Mystery Dinner, Friday Female Follies - May 2017


2014 Church Events

Mardi Gras Party - March 2014