Southeast PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SEPA VOAD) is partnering with UCC Disaster Ministries and Eastwick United to recruit volunteers to repair and rebuild homes in the Eastwick neighborhood of Philadelphia. On August 4, 2020, during the pandemic, Tropical Storm Isaias dumped seven inches of rain on parts of eastern Pennsylvania. Wind damage and […]
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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 […]
This article was written by the United Church of Christ on the UCC website and social media. It’s safe to go home again… A Northampton County family with an expectant mother and other medical issues rely on the bridge over the creek in front of their house to connect them with their community. This includes […]
The response in southeast PA to COVID-19 and TS Isaias have merged some of the Conference priorities. The PSEC Disaster Ministry team is at work with our colleagues in the Southeast PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SEPA VOAD) in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia to help that community recover. This ministry is bringing together […]
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 […]
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 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 to expand consciousness and conversations around […]
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 […]