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From Reading Eagle: The Rev. Kim Kendrick is the chaplain at Bethany Children’s Home

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 […]

Conference merger survey results posted

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

From Reading Eagle: New Jerusalem UCC folds after 176 years, but new life will follow

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 […]

PSEC Holds Fall Meeting

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. […]

PSEC helps hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico

(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 […]

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