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,
If you or family members are in need of pastoral care or have been hospitalized, a Pastoral Care Form has been created to contact the Pastors directly. Accessing hospital admittance through the church number system is not working well and Pastor Larry and Pastor Andy are asking that you contact them directly. To maintain confidentiality and privacy between you and the pastors, you can leave a voice message on their voice mailboxes at 610-285-6157, email them directly, or use the new Ziegels Pastoral Care Form. After completing and submitting the form online, the information is sent directly to the Pastors.
Pastor Larry’s email: Exdirector@pachurches.org
Pastor Andy’s email: email@example.com
Click HERE to find the form.
Keep connected to your faith community.
UCC Educational Grants
Every year the United Church of Christ Investment Trust Board has funds available for active members of our UCC Congregation that are furthering their education (college, technical school, educational institution, etc.).
If you want to apply for a grant, please click the link below to access the Educational Assistance Grant Application Form. This application form must be completed and returned with a current picture of yourself by July 31, 2022.
The grants will be handed out to our members during the August 14, 2022 Sunday Worship Service.
You may drop the forms off in the office, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Grant form here.
Ziegel UCC Online Giving
Ziegel UCC is now participating in online giving using GivePlus Online through Vanco. In just seconds, you can make a one-time weekly offering, donate to specific funds, or set up recurring offerings to Ziegel UCC.
∙ Give in the moment with a fast, one-time donation.
∙ Give anywhere, anytime from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
∙ Donate directly to your favorite funds.
Click on the GIVE ONLINE link to the left to get started.
Vanco GivePlus Online – How It Works
Sign Up for Emails from Ziegel UCC
Ziegel UCC has partnered with Constant Contact to send out emails to our Ziegel UCC Family to send out newsletters and special announcements to our congregational members. Simply click on the email sign up button to the left to get started. Required info includes your email address. Optional info includes your name, phone number, birthday, and anniversary. For the last two, we recommend using the current year so as not to provide too much personal information. Please know that you can unsubscribe from our emails at any time.
2022 UCC Consistory
Vice President: Brian Wynn
Secretary: Michelle Cardinale
* UCC Sound Board operators needed to help run the sound board and video taping of our worship services. Please contact Kim Anderson at email@example.com if interested.
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.