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 […]
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From the Racial Justice Initiative team: November is designated as National Native American Heritage Month. As we honor the indigenous people of this land in all of their beautiful diversity, may we also be mindful of the ongoing injustices they continue to suffer. Below are links to view short videos. You are encouraged to […]
by Rev. Anne Cormier, Co-Chair Zachariah Walker Racial Justice Initiative (ZWRJI) Task Force. As we approach the season of Advent and 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 […]
Brownback’s UCC in Spring City (Rev. Mark Stryjak), St. Matthew’s UCC in Chester Springs (Rev. Ron Hughes), and Wentz’s UCC in Worcester (Rev. Dale Davis) are working together to share a three-church Zoom confirmation class. Read below for a description of that effort, written by Rev. Stryjak. A Confirmation Trifecta. If you never heard of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As churches of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference began to plan to resume in-person services the Conference staff was receiving requests for leads on hand sanitizer. Conference Minister Bill Worley and Conference Disaster Coordinator Karl Jones consulted to determine if the Conference could assist with this request. Karl accepted the task. The first option explored was […]
One of the things that clergy look forward to each year at Clergy Convocation is browsing, discussing, and buying books from Byron Borger from Hearts and Minds Books. Clergy Convocation planning chair Rev. Nick Pence virtually met with Byron to discuss book recommendations to share. You can view that conversation here. If you don’t have […]