PSEC Endowments Divesting from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

In 2015, the General Synod (General Synod 30) voted in response to climate change, to call for the complete elimination of fossil fuels for energy by 2040. The final wording of the resolution was this, “be it finally resolved that it is our belief that the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is among […]

Bethany Children’s Home shares “wish list” for donations for unaccompanied migrant children

Helping Hands is a humanitarian program that reunites unaccompanied youth from Central America with family that already resides in the USA. Bethany Children’s Home provides them with a safe place to live and grow until they are reunited with their families.  They are currently in need of the items listed below, as many of the […]

First Mission Rebuild Trips to Puerto Rico under way

The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference and the Penn Northeast Conference, in cooperation with the UCC Disaster Ministries, are jointly participating with the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico (IEUPR) in the Puerto Rican recovery effort. The first trip is from April 28 to May 4. The second is from May 12-18. The trips are being led by Penn Northeast […]

Lancaster Theological Seminary launches Ministerial Institute, offers new 3-year program

Lancaster Theological Seminary is launching the new Ministerial Institute of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry that will offer a new, non-degree program to prepare people for ministerial leadership. The Ministerial Institute’s three-year program includes online classes plus an on-campus summer session for one week each year. The Seminary is accepting applications for the first summer […]

Free VA Community Clergy Training Programs

Supported in part by a New Ministries Grant, St. Andrew’s UCC in Perkasie, has partnered with the Philadelphia Department of Veterans Affairs to set up Community Clergy Training events at sites throughout Pennsylvania Southeast Conference. The Community Clergy Training program is a program of the Veterans Administration to resource pastors. The trainer will be Rev. […]

UCC Disaster Ministries has been hard at work in 2018

UCC Disaster Ministries has been hard at work in 2018 The year 2018 has kept UCC Disaster Ministries very, very busy across our country and around the word. Here is a brief summary of this work. For details click here. Funds totaling nearly $443,000 were released in September, October and November and included: $258,000 for Hurricane Maria recovery in […]

PSEC starting Spirituality and Direction Community of Practice

A new Community of Practice, focusing on Christian spirituality and direction, begins in January! Through experiential learning, the group will reclaim a tradition of spiritual practices and disciplines, ones maintained within some Christian faith traditions, yet less so among mainline Protestants (since the Reformation, we’ve largely been stuck in our heads!). In addition, there will be […]

PSEC starting new Christian Education Community of Practice

All Christian Educators, Pastors, Teachers, Sunday School Superintendents, and anyone interested in Christian Faith Formation are welcome to join a new Christian Education Community of Practice.  While the face of Christian Education changes along with the face of church, the mission remains the same — share the stories of our faith as we continue to […]

St. Peter’s UCC, Tremont, sends thanks for recovery help

Dear Friends, The congregation of St. Peter’s sends its sincere appreciation for your kind gift toward our flood recovery efforts. Additionally, please accept our apologies for delay in expressing our thanks. The business of our church has been impeded due to the impact the floods have had upon many of our church family including damage […]

Youth enjoy Fall Youth Event at South Mountain YMCA Camp

November 2nd through 4th at South Mountain YMCA camp, youth and chaperones gathered together to experience in the tellings of their own personal stories and how God has played a supportive part in their lives. Along with the theme being “My Story”, participants on Friday evening sat and watched the film, Life of Pi. A […]