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,
UCC ANNUAL REPORTS FOR 2017
All Committee Chairpersons and Organization Heads should submit their 2017 reports for the UCC annual report to Andy Graff by January 31, 2018.
Lent begins in February
Our Wednesday evening Lenten Services will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 14 and continue through March 21st. Remember that we will begin each gathering with a soup meal beginning at 6 pm. We hope you will join us!
2018 UCC Consistory
Our 2018 elected leaders are:
President: Donald Peters
Vice President: Karen Bortz
Secretary: Laura Loch
Treasurer: Donald Davis
Next UCC Consistory Meeting: Tuesday, January 2nd at 7:00 PM
* ZUCC E-newsletter monthly editors needed to assist with the weekly email newsletter. Please contact Debbie Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 610-285-6212.