The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference UCC, Southeast PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SEPA VOAD), Eastwick United and many other partners are looking to recruit volunteers to repair and rebuild homes in the Eastwick neighborhood of Philadelphia. On August 4, 2020, during the pandemic, TS Isaias dumped seven inches of rain on parts of eastern Pennsylvania. […]
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Earlier this year, a PSEC New Ministries Fund grant was awarded to help support the creation of a podcast: 2RevsNoChurch. 2RevsNoChurch is a podcast with a visual component, led by 2 Queer women of color (Rev. DaSaint and Rev. Meagan McLeod), that takes God out of the religious box into an open liberating space. 2RevsNoChurch is […]
Announcing the Candidate for Associate Conference Minister for Search and Call: The Rev. Kevin J. McLemore On Saturday, September 18, Conference Consistory received from the Associate Conference Minister Search Committee a unanimous and enthusiastic recommendation of the Rev. Kevin J. McLemore for the settled position of Associate Conference Minister for Search and Call. The Consistory […]
This piece was written by Rev. Jason Stump, pastor of Zion Blue Mountain UCC in Strausstown. Several years ago, while I was the Pastor of St. Peter’s UCC in Pine Grove, I witnessed an outpouring of love from churches across the PSEC region in the wake of flooding in the Tremont and Pine Grove […]
A few months ago, Brownback’s United Church of Christ in Spring City (Ursinus Association), started a new ministry to help the church’s children learn about generosity and supporting charities. The “Change 4 Change” initiative collected almost $300 for Good Samaritan Services. Good Samaritan Services responds to poverty-related challenges in Chester and Lancaster counties. According to […]
Attendees of previous General Synods will remember a physical space set aside for prayer, meditation, and reflection. Within 2021’s virtual format, organizers planned a similar opportunity for participants by creating an online retreat space, Sacred Time. Last spring, the Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Lindsay of the UCC National Ministries Office put out an open call […]
From Jeff Moyer, consistory president, St. John’s UCC, Pottstown: This fall we opened our Little Pantry. It is in our yard on High Street and filled weekly. Local people in need have the opportunity to pick up food, water, and personal care items as they need them. We used another item to have outside for […]
The Mysticism of Ordinary and Extraordinary Experience by the Rev. Dr. Harry L. Serio was recently published in April 2021 by Resource Publications, Eugene, OR. We are so much more than we appear to be. The “why” of our existence is far more complex than the “how” of our being. Mysticism probes the hidden nature […]
Well before the pandemic, St. Paul’s UCC in Robesonia set up YouTube Live Streaming primarily for our homebound members to connect to the worship service. We soon learned that the majority of our homebound members do not have a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other way in which to connect to YouTube or Facebook. In […]
Volunteer Your Church To Provide Support For Vaccine Distribution Local governments know that ensuring the public can get vaccinated quickly and effectively will be a whole-of-society effort — including our churches. Therefore, the churches of the PA Southeast Conference are urged to be ready to assist with the vaccine distribution. This is an opportunity for your […]