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Community Religious Life Directory

On-Campus Organizations:

1. Hillel

Hillel is The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. KU Hillel welcomes an inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Kutztown Hillel meets at least once every month and helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Lily Corwin
English Department
Lytle Hall
Email
Telephone: 484-646-4357

2. The Kutztown Christian Fellowship (KCF)

The Kutztown Christian Fellowship (KCF) believes that everyone finds his or her greatest fulfillment in knowing and living for God. We want people to know the power of the gospel and the greatness of God's love for us. KCF has core values that describe what is the most important for them and their mission. They believe that Scripture should drive all they do. Additionally, they believe that real unity is hard to achieve, but they labor confidently in Christ to attain it. Finally, they care for One Another and they held a weekly meeting.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Mary Ann O'Neil
Elementary Education Department
Beeky Building
Email
Telephone: 484-646-4224

3. Lutheran Student Movement (LSM)

The Lutheran Center is a big red house two houses down from the Admissions Center. Members meet in a weekly basis. The Lutheran Student Movement is an open community to all Kutztown students. They believe that "In the Light promotes a judgment free atmosphere while exploring and expressing our personal faith journey." The pure love of God is given to all and his powerful word is read and discussed every week after a delicious fellowship meal. All are welcome!

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Brian Wlazelek
Counseling & Student Affairs
Old Main
Email
Telephone: 610-683-4206

4. Muslim Student Association (MSA)

The Muslim Student Association meets to promote unity and among the Muslim students at Kutztown University. Their goal is to create a haven for Muslims on campus by providing places for worship and a strong community. They also host events to raise awareness, promote tolerance and spread the message of Islam. MSA meets in a weekly basis.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Christine Saidi
History Department
Lytle Hall
Email
Telephone: 484-646-5871

Dr. Tauqeer Hussain
Computer Science Department
Old Main
Email
Telephone: 484-646-5801

5. Newman Council

The Catholic Campus Ministry at Kutztown University works to passionately cultivate a heart for the campus, animated by the love of Christ and embodied by the community of believers in Saint Christopher Newman Center. The vision and calling of that community is to engage the campus in discovering the indescribable joy of life in Christ as it is found in the Catholic Church.

Catholic Campus Ministry at Saint Christopher is a ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown. Saint Christopher provides a variety of programs for Catholic students including daily and Sunday Mass, faith development programs and opportunities for spiritual enrichment. All students are welcome to participate in the activities, programs and services. Our goal is to incorporate religious beliefs and values into everyday campus life. The Newman Council meets once a month.

Staff Advisor:

Lisa Grabowski
College Readiness Programs
Email
Telephone: 610-683-4088

Local Church, Mosques, Synagogues, and Worship Groups:

Grace Evangelical Congregational Church
Address: 421 W. Main Street,
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-3340
Two Sunday Morning worship services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

GT Church Kutztown

Office:  Maxatawny Shopping Plaza
15260 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
Website 
Open Mondays - Fridays, 9am-4pm
Services 10am on Sunday mornings at the Kutztown Middle School (10 Deisher Lane, Kutztown)
Contact: Pastor DJ Soto (djsoto@gtaog.org) or Pastor Elissa Lee (elissalee@gtaog.org, 610.678.0266 ext.256) 

St. John's Lutheran Church
Address: 201 E. Main Street,
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-3140
Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Church School for all ages at 8:30 a.m.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Address: 357 W. Main Street,
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-3450
Sunday worship services at 8:00 a.m. (Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays)
10:15 a.m. (Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays)
Christian Education at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday for Children & Adults
10:00 a.m. on Wednesday (Hope, Peace, Joy, Love)
6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Next Sunday's Gospel)

St. John's United Church of Christ
Address: 257 W. Walnut Street,
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-8531
Sunday worship services at 10:15 a.m.

St. Mary's Church
Address: 14833 Kutztown Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-7443
Sunday worship services at 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Kutztown Bible Fellowship Church
Address: 15170 Kutztown Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-914-2713
Small groups & Sunday school 8:45 a.m.
Sunday morning worship services at 10:00 a.m.
Mid-week home prayer fellowships 7:00 pm first and third Wednesdays
Men's bible studies 7:00 pm second and fourth Wednesdays

Bethel Church of the Nazarene
Address: 125 Koffee Lane
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-6663
Sunday school: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Worship: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

St Paul's United Church-Christ
Address: 47 S Whiteoak St.
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-3393

Victory Christian Center
Address: 242 N Whiteoak St.
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-618-0797

Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center
Address: 15207 Kutztown Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-8467
Mass Times

Monday - 12:10pm
Tuesday - 9pm
Wednesday - 12:10pm
Thursday - 9pm
Friday - 12:10pm
Sunday - 9pm

Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley
Address: 1988 Schadt Avenue,
Whitehall, PA 18052
Telephone: 610-799-6224
Email: info@malv.org
Friday Prayer: 12:15 p.m.
Friday Night Lesson: 7:30 p.m.

The Islamic Center of Reading
Address: 18 N Noble Street,
Reading, PA 19611
Telephone: 610-478-1338
Email: info@icorpa.org
Friday Prayer: 1:00 p.m.

Shomrei Habrith Synagogue
Address: 2320 Hampden Blvd,
Reading, PA 19604
Telephone: 610-921-0881

Kesher Zion Synagogue
Address: 1245 Perkiomen Ave,
Reading, PA 19602
Telephone: 610-375-1352

Temple Oheb Sholom
Address: 555 Warwick Drive,
Reading, PA 19610
Telephone: 610-375-6034

Chabad of the Lehigh Valley
Address: 4457 Crackersport Road,
Allentown, PA 18104-1906
Telephone: 610-351-6511

Temple Beth El
Address: 1305 Springhouse Road,
Allentown, PA 18104
Telephone: 610-435-3521
Weekly Service on Sundays: 9:00 a.m.

Buddhist: Blue Mountain Zendo
Address: 857 Constitution Drive,
Allentown, PA 18105
Telephone: 484-268-0742

Sikh: Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Lehigh Valley
Address: 648 Daniel Road,
Nazareth, PA 18064
Telephone: 610-759-5085

Hindu: Hindu Temple Society of Lehigh Valley
Address: 4200 Airport Road,
Allentown, PA 18109
Telephone: 610-264-2810

Jewish Holiday Observances

Below is a list of all major holiday dates for the next few years. All holidays begin at sundown on the day before the date specified here.

Holiday

2013

2014

2015

Rosh Hashanah

9/5/2013

9/25/2014

9/14/2015

Yom Kippur

9/14/2013

10/4/2014

9/23/2015

Pesach (Passover)

3/26/2014

4/15/2015

4/4/2016

Muslim Holiday Observances

Holiday

2013

2014

2015

Eid-Al-Fitr

8/8/2013

7/28/2014

7/17/2015

Eid-Al-Adha

10/15/2013

10/4/2014

9/23/2015