UCC Mission Statement, Our Beliefs
“The mission of Ziegel UCC is to grow spiritually and share God’s redeeming love as seen in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, through prayer, worship, education, fellowship, and service.
In this we seek to foster Christian understanding, unity, and peace in this community and throughout the world.”
Our faith is 2,000 years old. Our thinking is not.
We believe in God’s continuing testament. This is why we are committed to hearing God’s ancient story anew and afresh in our lives and in the world today. We try to remain attentive to God’s creative movement in the world. Religion and science are not mutually exclusive, and your head and heart are both welcomed into our places of worship. We prepare our members and leaders to be engaged in ministry in the present and future church, and we embrace all kinds of communities and new modes of thinking. Why? Because God is still speaking,
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
We believe in extravagant welcome. This is why we insist that God’s communion table is open, not closed, and God’s gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable. We advocate justice for all. Our congregation extends hospitality as a sign of God’s inclusive love. We teach that evangelism — offering bread to those in search of it — is God’s mission. Our perspective is global, not provincial. We work with — not against — people of other faiths. Why? Because God is still speaking,
Never place a period where God has placed a comma.
We believe the church’s mission is to change lives — individually, systemically and globally. We work to make transformation possible, but trust in God’s grace. This is why we insist that our church must be a place of vitality in worship, learning and advocacy. We are committed to working for justice, and we believe that lives are changed through global experiences and friendships. Why? Because God is still speaking,
REMINDER: Beginning Sunday, September 10, 2017, We resume having two worship services with the times “flipped” from last year.
Lutheran Worship 8:30 AM UCC Worship 11:05 AM!!
HARVEST HOME will be held at both worship services on Sunday, September 17, 2017. This year our theme is CORN, but we need all types of vegetables and fruits. Your contributions can come from the garden, a farmer’s market, or grocery store. Please bring all produce to the church lobby prior to 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 16. Help is needed to set up the display. Contact Diane Hemerly at 610-285-6297 or Pat Ellliott at 610-395-8034.
ZIEGEL UCC GATHERING-MEETING
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017… Schedule
>11:05 A.M. - Ziegel UCC worship-Service of the Word
>Following after worship (around 12:10 P.M.) in the church…
Gathering of UCC members and friends-communication, questions, discussion with Consistory.
Brief Congregational Meeting to review Consistory action:
–give partial tithe on bequest to Penn Northeast Conference
--give contribution to the Ziegel Youth Group Program
>Following Gathering-Meeting - Pot Luck Lunch in the Fellowship Room
Barbeque provided …… bring covered dish or dessert.
SAVE THE DATE! GET INVOLVED!
SATURDAY EVENING FAMILY FRIENDLY GATHERINGS will be held at 6 PM on September 23, October 21, and November 18. This will include a lesson, fun songs, and family activities. We end by 6:55 PM and enjoy light refreshments. All are welcome to attend.
2017 UCC Consistory
Our 2017 elected leaders are:
President: Donald Peters
Vice President: Andrew Graff
Secretary: Laura Loch
Treasurer: Donald Davis
Next UCC Consistory Meeting: Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM
* ZUCC E-newsletter monthly editors needed to assist with the weekly email newsletter. Please contact Debbie Peters at email@example.com if you can help.
* UCC Sound Board operators needed to help run the sound board and video taping of our worship services. Please contact Andrew Graff at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
* Sunday Fellowship Hour volunteers needed to help set up and provide refreshments for the Fellowship Hour between services. We are also in need of a UCC member to assist in coordinating the volunteers. If interested, please contact Jodi Schiffert at 484-633-5663.
* WORSHIP GREETERS NEEDED – if you would like to be a worship greeter on a Sunday morning, please contact Doreen Wynn at 610-481-0143 or email@example.com and she will help you pick a date.
If you would like to sponsor the altar flowers for the UCC Worship Service, please contact Laura Loch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-285-6212.