St. John’s (Pricetown) UCC, Fleetwood – June 14, 2015

The members of St. John’s (Pricetown) UCC feel so blessed! We worship together at 3713 Pricetown Road in Fleetwood, PA 19522. Here is an overview of our congregation: “the small church with the big heart for God and for neighbor:”

SJUCC ChurchCRPWe are a church with deep roots. We were founded in 1841 as a union church with both German Reformed and Lutheran congregations. Over the years, we have shared pastors and been yoked with several nearby churches. Those roots of yesterday anchor and nourish our active and Spirit-filled UCC congregation today.

We are a church with a heart for God. On any given Sunday, 35 “disciples-in-making” SJUCC RainbowCRPgather in our field-stone structure. Like your church in worship, acolytes light candles, choirs sing anthems, lectors read Scripture, bread is broken, prayers are uplifted, and God’s word comforts, transforms, and challenges us. In addition, our reactivated Sunday School, led by a dedicated and faithful staff, offers age-appropriate ways for us to grow in faith and service.

We are a church with a heart open to others. Those new to our fellowship report that St. John’s UCC offers a genuine welcome, allows them to be part of the church regardless of who they are or where they are in their faith journey, inspires them to be better disciples, and offers them an opportunity to serve Christ and the community.

SJUCC BaptismCRPWe are a church with a heart for others. Our Pot-Pie Dinners have a mission purpose: All of the monies raised by these three or four dinners is set aside for 12-15 people to participate in the Youth Mission Trips. Six times a year we prepare a hot breakfast for 70+ guests at Opportunity House (Reading). Twelve times a year we take a special offering of canned goods to support the Oley Food Pantry. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, we bring hot meals and warm smiles to the homebound.

We are a church with a heart for one another. Through church activities like Sunday School for all ages, the Busy Bee Quilters, grass cutting & cemetery care, choir rehearsals, candy making, and dinner preparations people connect with one another. Church life fosters these deepening connections and trustworthy friendships.SJUCC KidsCRP

We are a small church that beats with the heart of God! We consider our “smallness” to be a gift of God. Our smaller size enables us to know one another by name. We are familiar with each other’s joys and sorrows. We include all generations in each of our activities. Each person’s God-given gifts are discovered and called upon.

May we all continue to be faithful and joyful “disciples-in-the-making!” And may God continue to be glorified in all that we do!

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