eNews for the week of December 14 featured an updated style that matches the recently redesigned Conference website: psec.org. The new email format was designed to make information easier to find, to highlight exactly what is new and especially relevant for any given week, and to be easier to read on any device. At the top […]
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by Bruce Posten in The Reading Eagle The greater public issue of giving children freedom of choice versus an institutional belief in mandatory worship services became intertwined last spring at Bethany Children’s Home near Womelsdorf. The Rev. Kim Kendrick, 48, Bethany’s chaplain for more than two years, didn’t have a written invitation to the table […]
The Joint Conference Vision and Development Team has made available the results of the surveys they have been distributing. To view the survey results, data collected from recent gatherings in both conferences, and more information about this work, visit psec.org/conference-merger.
Here is the latest reflection by the national UCC Disaster Ministries executive, Zach Wolgemuth: I returned from Haiti in the early morning hours on Thanksgiving day and am now in Puerto Rico through the end of the Month. As I travel, visit with partners, assist in planning and reflect on the work that each of […]
New Jerusalem United Church of Christ, after a long presence in the Rockland Township community, closed its doors for the last time Sunday. About 100 people, including area pastors, former members, their families and others gathered at the church, 33 Lyons Road, to honor the life and work of the congregation. Membership had dwindled over the years, with […]
The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference held its annual Fall Meeting on November 18th, hosted by friends at First UCC in Schuylkill Haven, who fed us an exceptional meal and outdid themselves with hospitality. The meeting opened with worship and the renewal of baptismal vows to reconnect us to God’s covenant with us and ours with each other. […]
(This article written by Carol Fouke-Mpoyo about Pennsylvania Southeast Conference appeared in UCC News on November 14, 2017.) The UCC’s Pennsylvania Southeast Conference (PSEC) is the lead voluntary agency in a public-private collaboration that is welcoming hundreds of Puerto Rican families fleeing dire post-Maria conditions on the island and seeking refuge in and around Philadelphia. Their […]
46 Pennsylvania Southeast Conference youth and 6 adult leaders gathered at South Mountain YMCA camp this past weekend for the annual Fall Youth Event! The event was planned by 10 dedicated and creative teens around the theme “Fight the Good Fight” (1 Timothy 6:12a). The youth engaged in meaningful workshops about fighting for what’s right, […]
In mid-November, the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference website got an upgrade! Some highlights of the new website include: An updated style that is more user-friendly and accommodating to various devices and screen sizes; A large searchable resource library filled with materials to help strengthen your church and support your leaders; A News page to keep church […]