March Activities


March 2, 10 AM - 1 PM, our "On a String and a Prayer" group is joining forces with other churches to knit or crochet hats and scarves at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lebanon. The items will be given to patients of the WellSpan Sechler Family Center in Lebanon. Brunch and a yarn swap is also planned. Anyone interested is welcome to help. 

Bible Study continues on Thursdays at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM. We are digging deeper into the movie "I Can Only Imagine." All are welcome!

Our next Soup Sale is Friday, March 8 with pickup from 1:00 - 6:00 PM at Wistar Hall. We are making Chicken Noodle (with or without corn). Cost: $6 quart. Sign up at church or call church office, 717-866-5190 to order.

Bible Bingo Brunch is being planned for Sunday, March 10, right after worship. Please bring a covered dish to share with others. The Fellowship Ministry will provide dessert. After we eat, we will be playing Bible Bingo. Join us for a fun time!

Newmanstown/Richland Community Lenten Services


All services are held at 7:00 PM.

Ash Wednesday, March 6 at Millcreek Lutheran, Newmanstown; Pastor Jay Heberling speaking

Wednesday, March 13 at Elias UCC, Newmanstown; Pastor John Binkley speaking

Wednesday, March 20 at United Christian Church, Newmanstown; Pastor Tim Fleener speaking

Wednesday, March 27 at Richland Church of the Brethren; Pastor Mario Madden speaking

Wednesday, April 3 at Millbach UCC, Newmanstown; Pastor Tad Barnhart speaking

Wednesday, April 10 at Tulpehocken UCC, Richland; Pastor Mark Fischer speaking

Wednesday, April 17 at Faith Community Church, Richland; Pastor Chris Dubble speaking

Maundy Thursday Service, April 18 at Church of Christian Outreach, Newmanstown; Pastor Clark Bossler speaking

Good Friday Service, April 19 at Grace UCC, Richland; Pastor Leon Moll speaking

New Sunday School Fun Challenges!


Beginning Sunday, February 3, the following new activities and a change to our Facebook Questions and Answers will take place:

Bring a visitor with you to Sunday School! – the student that brings the most visitors from February 3 through May 12, will receive a special prize at the end of this Sunday School year in May.

Attendance – Any student who attends Sunday School 4 Sundays (do not have to be consecutive) wins a Breakfast with the Pastor. Breakfast dates of March 3 and April 7, 9 AM have been scheduled. 

Facebook Questions/Answers – Coming back, but with a new twist!! 

Questions will be posted on the church’s Facebook page during the week. Answers must be sent to the pastor’s e-mail: mario.madden78@gmail.com or to the pastor by Facebook Messenger. On the following Sunday, all the students’ names who answered correctly during the week will be placed in a drawing for prizes – one per each age category: 5-9; 10-14; and 15-18. You must be in attendance that Sunday to claim your prize.