Community Religious Life Directory

On-Campus Organizations:

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:
John Botzum
Department of Mathematics
Lytle Hall 207
Email: botzum@kutztown.edu
Telephone: 610-683-1381

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 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. KCF holds weekly meetings.

Faculty Advisor:
Joseph Jedwab
Philosophy Department
Old Main 301A
Email
Telephone: 610-683-4767

Cru, the U.S. branch of Campus Crusade for Christ

Cru is a community where the gospel captures hearts, transforms lives, and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus Christ. We love Jesus, plain and simple. It's because he is so great that we strive to be a community of students on a mission. This is played out by loving and serving others in various ways on our campus, in our community, and around the world. Founded in 1951, Cru has expanded to thousands of campuses in the US and to more than 190 countries around the world. We are excited to be a part of this great movement and trust that God will do great work at Kutztown for many years to come.

Faculty Advisor: 
Yong Zhang
Department of Computer Science
Old Main 253
zhang@kutztown.edu
Telephone: 484-646-4293
Website: www.Lehighvalleycru.com
Email: Lehighvalleycru@gmail.com

Lutheran Student Movement (LSM)

The Lutheran Center is a big red house two houses down from the Admissions Center. Members meet on a weekly basis. The Lutheran Student Movement is an open community for 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:
Derek Mace
Department of Psychology
Old Main 378
Email: mace@kutztown.edu
Telephone: 610-683-1368

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

The Muslim Student Association meets to promote unity among 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 on 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

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 are 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:
Thiep Pham
Computer Science & Information Technology Old Main 253
Email: thpham@kutztown.edu
Telephone: 610-683-4408

Local churches, mosques, synagogues, and worship groups:

Bethel Church of the Nazarene

125 Koffee Lane
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-6663
Website
Sunday school: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Worship: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Blue Mountain Zendo (Buddhist)

44 Deere Lane
Andreas, PA 18211
484-268-0742
Website

Chabad of the Lehigh Valley

4457 Crackersport Road
Allentown, PA 18104-1906
610-351-6511
Website

Grace Evangelical Congregational Church

421 W. Main Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-3340
Website
Two Sunday morning worship services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary)

GT Church Kutztown

Office:  Maxatawny Shopping Plaza
15260 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
Website
Open Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Services 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the Kutztown Middle School
(10 Deisher Lane, Kutztown)

Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Lehigh Valley

648 Daniels Road
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-5085

Hindu Temple Society of Lehigh Valley

4200 Airport Road
Allentown, PA 18109
484-616-9001
Website

The Islamic Center of Reading

18 S. Noble Street
Reading, PA 19611
610-478-1338
Website
info@icorpa.org

Kesher Zion Synagogue

550 Warwick Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19610 
610-374-1763
Website

Kutztown Bible Fellowship Church

15170 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
484-601-2610
Website
Sunday school 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning worship services at 10:30 a.m.
Mid-week prayer fellowships 7 p.m. alternate Tuesdays
Women's Bible studies 7 p.m. alternate Tuesdays

Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley

1988 Schadt Avenue
Whitehall, PA 18052
610-799-6224
Website
secretary@malv.org

Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center

15207 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: 610-683-8467
Website
Mass Times: Monday-Friday: 12:10 p.m.; Wednesday night: 9 p.m.; Sunday: 9 p.m.

Shomrei Habrith Synagogue

2320 Hampden Blvd
Reading, PA 19604
484-331-3245

St. John's Lutheran Church

201 E. Main Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-3140
Website
Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Church School for all ages at 8:30 a.m.
stjohns@hometown.com

St. John's United Church of Christ

257 W. Walnut Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-8531
Website
Sunday worship services at 10:15 a.m.

St. Mary's Church

14833 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-7443
Website
Saturday Vigil: 4:40 p.m. 
Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

St. Matthew's Orthodox Church

8477 Allentown Pike
Blandon, PA  19510 484-955-1334
Website:  http://www.stmattsgoc.org 
Email:  demetri7@aol.com

St. Paul's United Church of Christ

47 South Whiteoak Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-3393
Website

Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom

555 Warwick Drive
Reading, PA 19610
610-375-6034
Website

Temple Beth El

1305 Springhouse Road
Allentown, PA 18104
610-435-3521
Website
Weekly service on Sundays: 9 a.m.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

357 West Main Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-3450
Website
Sunday worship services at 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. (Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays)
Christian Education at 9 a.m. on Sunday for Children & Adults
10 a.m. on Wednesday (Hope, Peace, Joy, Love)
6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Next Sunday's Gospel)

Victory Christian Center

242 N Whiteoak Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-618-0797

Holiday Observances

You may check this site for holiday observances for various religions.