St. Paul’s UCC, Pottstown: November 8, 2015

StPaulsPottstown1aWe gathered for worship at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, are called by God to be disciples of Jesus Christ, faithful to the gospel in all we say and do. In our life together, we will nurture the growth in faith, minister those in need, reach out with good news, and share the joy of life in God’s family, always offering our worship and praise.

St Paul’s was founded in 1884 by members of Zions Reformed Church in Pottstown. The first church building was located one block behind Zions and Trinity, at Penn and Walnut Streets. In 1957, we relocated to our current site in Pottstown’s north end, which was a “frontier” of sorts, with the help of the Philadelphia Synod. A Christian Education wing was built in 1962, and a new, larger, accessible sanctuary dedicated in 1980.

St Paul’s has always been involved in community ministry: serving community meals as part of the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities’ program; housing local homeless folks for a month each of the last seven winters; in outreach to children and youth through Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and an after-school program. It has been a joy to partner with Trinity Reformed UCC in their annual Mission Week program, and to participate in other community events like the CROP Walk, the Pottstown Relay for Life, and hosting a regular bloodmobile. We extend the hospitality of our building to an AA the Boy Scouts, PFLAG, and Freedom International Worship Center.

Worship is the beginning and the center of our life together. Our worship services are traditional but comfortable. Proudly UCC, we use the New Century Hymnal. Our traditional choir’s offerings are complemented by a worship team, musicians on guitar, keyboards and drums, singing and playing more contemporary music.

Our pastor of ten years, Rev. Rebecca Brenner, retired at the beginning October 2015, and the church is in a period of discernment about the future, ever seeking God’s call to us. To learn more, visit: StPaulsPottstown.org.

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