From Reading Eagle: New Jerusalem UCC folds after 176 years, but new life will follow

New Jerusalem closing

New Jerusalem United Church of Christ, after a long presence in the Rockland Township community, closed its doors for the last time Sunday. About 100 people, including area pastors, former members, their families and others gathered at the church, 33 Lyons Road, to honor the life and work of the congregation. Membership had dwindled over the years, with […]

PSEC Holds Fall Meeting

First Schuylkill Haven

The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference held its annual Fall Meeting on November 18th, hosted by friends at First UCC in Schuylkill Haven, who fed us an exceptional meal and outdid themselves with hospitality. The meeting opened with worship and the renewal of baptismal vows to reconnect us to God’s covenant with us and ours with each other. […]

PSEC helps hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico

Philadelphia Disaster Assistance Services Center

(This article written by Carol Fouke-Mpoyo about Pennsylvania Southeast Conference appeared in UCC News on November 14, 2017.) The UCC’s Pennsylvania Southeast Conference (PSEC) is the lead voluntary agency in a public-private collaboration that is welcoming hundreds of Puerto Rican families fleeing dire post-Maria conditions on the island and seeking refuge in and around Philadelphia. Their […]