PSEC and PNEC will sponsor two rebuild mission trips to Puerto Rico this spring! The first trip will be April 28-May 4; the second from May 12-18.The cost will not exceed $1,000 per person, including all costs: transportation, food, lodging, supplies, etc. Registration details will be released soon; the deadline for registration is Nov. 15. […]
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Several Pennsylvania Southeast Conference churches helped organize and made donations to the Camp Noah – Reading, PA 2018. The camp was held in August for 40 youth who relocated to the area after being displaced from their homes by hurricanes in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. The children participated in activities, shared experiences with […]
The day began with three of us leaving from Shenkel UCC in Pottstown. We were then joined by the Rev. Steve Englehardt from Penn Northeast Conference at the Philadelphia airport. A big decision had to be made at the airport in San Juan about which car to rent (Woo Hoo – purple jeep), then meeting […]
September 10, 2018 Dear PSEC Friends, Our rain soaked, and in some places tragically flooded, Conference is headed for more wet weather. Please read the following guidance from Deputy Director John Corcoran, Montgomery County Department of Public Affairs. If you have not already done so, look for the free emergency alerting system in your area that you maybe […]
During the past several weeks several parts of Penn Northeast Conference and Pennsylvania Southeast Conference have sustained severe damage due to the heavy and continuous rains. Hundreds of homes and a few churches in both conferences have suffered severe damage. The churches and members of both conferences have responded with funds, clean up and hygiene […]
Over the past month, torrential rains have made life difficult in many places within Pennsylvania Southeast Conference. Probably hit the hardest – again – are parts of Schuylkill Association. So the clean-up continues. So does helping with the emotional and spiritual care of the residents. On Wednesday, a team of pastors from the area, including Claude Schach, Jason Stump, […]
Churches in Schuylkill County have been working hard to clean up following flooding in their buildings and communities a few weeks ago (read more about that on the PSEC website here). Now heavy rains over the weekend have led to more flooding, even worse than before. If your church is experiencing flooding and there are needs […]
The week which began on July 22 became devastating for quite a few residents of Schuylkill county. By the time the rains stopped on Wednesday, Tremont and Pine Grove had the most damage; while residents of Tower City Borough, Porter, Pine Grove, Tremont, Frailey, Hegins, Hubley, Upper Mahantongo and Barry Township also felt the wrath. […]
Youth from across New England and the Mid-Atlantic gathered at California University of PA for the UCC Eastern Regional Youth Event July 19-22. The PSEC sent along 50 youth and chaperones for four days of worship, workshops, service-learning, and fellowship. Youth learned and served at the LeMoyne Center, a multicultural community center that provides at-risk […]
This article was published by the Times Herald on July 23, labeled “A press release from Boehm’s United Church of Christ.” Under a gray overcast sky and constant light drizzle last month, 150 family members, friends and church members sat in orderly rows at the edge of the cemetery grounds adjacent to The Boehm’s United […]