Response work from Tropical Storm Isaias receives UCC grant

The response in southeast PA to COVID-19 and TS Isaias have merged some of the Conference priorities. The PSEC Disaster Ministry team is at work with our colleagues in the Southeast PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SEPA VOAD) in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia to help that community recover. This ministry is bringing together […]

Add your name to the PSEC Anti-Racism Statement

The PSEC Zachariah Walker Racial Justice Initiative (Zachariah Walker RJI) task force, named for the man who was brutally lynched on August 13, 1911 in Coatesville, Pa., is committed to expanding our consciousness and conversations around racial justice issues with the hope of nurturing anti-racism efforts in our congregations and communities. The task force invites […]

An Advent Examination: When Bigotry Paraded Through Our Churches and the Streets

by Rev. Anne Cormier, Co-Chair Zachariah Walker Racial Justice Initiative (ZWRJI) Task Force. As we prepare our hearts to receive Christ anew, the PSEC Zachariah Walker Racial Justice Initiative (ZWRJI) task force, named for the man who was brutally lynched on August 13, 1911 in Coatesville, Pa., is committed to expand consciousness and conversations around […]

Friedens UCC, Oley completes pyramids of emergency kits

The mission team of Friedens United Church Of Christ, Oley, recently completed a project that resulted in 28 cleanup buckets and 120 hygiene kits being prepared for Church World Service.  Shown are pictures of the pyramids they created. This project is made possible with the UCC’s partnership with Church World Service.  UCC congregations may apply for […]

Survey results, what’s happening in our churches, worship service from PSEC, and more!

Last week, a survey was sent to all of the churches and church pastors in the Conference with questions about your virtual worship services, finances, and re-opening plans. Thank you so much to the 95 churches (out of 155) that responded! This information is helpful to conference staff as we continue to provide resources and […]

Special Meeting of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference

The present Coronavirus Pandemic moved the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference to adapt gathering for the Special Meeting on August 15th through the use of Zoom technology.  This was a first-time event for the conference, with a tremendous expenditure of time, energy and talent by the staff of the conference and many volunteers.  Their efforts enabled the […]

St. Peter’s UCC, Tremont hosts food distribution with “Rainy Day” funds

At the beginning of April, the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference pulled money from its “rainy day” fund from the proceeds of the sales of Camp Mensch Mill and the Collegeville Church House to send each of our 156 churches a check for $1,000 to help during the pandemic. Churches were instructed to used the money in […]