Who is welcome here?
If you are White, Black, Asian, Native American, or Hispanic…
If you are three days old, 30 years old, or 103 years old…
If you’ve never stepped foot in a church; or if you are Roman Catholic, Protestant, Agnostic, Buddhist, or are a life-long member of the UCC…
If you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered…
If you are male or female, straight or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…
If you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, or not registered to vote…
If you have, or had, addictions, phobias, abortions, or a criminal record….
If you own your home, rent, live with your parents, or are homeless….
If you are fully-abled, disabled, have PTSD, or are a person of differing abilities…
You ARE welcome here!
This congregation is committed to being a loving and welcoming community of faith, centered in the Good News of Jesus Christ. Therefore, in faithfulness to the Gospel and our heritage, and to the best of our ability, we promise to provide meaningful worship, uplifting music, educational programs, ministries, and pastoral care to all who seek God in this place.
We are a progressive, forward thinking, congregation, who believe God is still speaking for today and each generation. And so we witness:
We believe in God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus
* We live…believing God carries us and provides for our needs.
* We believe God is always present, even in the
unexpected and sacred moments of the day…
* We receive strength, blessings, and hope through God’s teachings and prayer.
* We experience God’s grace, through the love of others.
* We are Christ’s disciples: accepted, forgiven,
serving, learning, resisting evil, and seeking justice.
* We believe God, in Christ, promises we will all
be reunited in the resurrection and eternal life.
On this foundation, we build our faith.
We at St. John UCC are the United Church of Christ, historically rooted in the Protestant churches of the 19th and 20th centuries with a finger on the pulse of today. We believe that God is Still Speaking; that the Holy Spirit speaks to each new generation of faith interpreting the Scriptures in new and bold ways. We are a Christian church, believing in Christ as Lord and Savior, but we are also a safe space for those who are searching, exploring, and forming a faith of their own. We welcome everyone to our community: young, old, rich, poor, conservative and liberal, straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, sexual orientation and sexual expression. We believe that all are created in the image of God and affirmed with dignity by God; in need of equal grace and forgiveness. We believe that in community together, we reflect the image of God. Truly, no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
Site Updated 9/1/2015
An Open and Affirming Congregation of the UCC
651 Easton Road, Box 236, Riegelsville, PA 18077
Twitter: @uccriegelsville Instagram: St_John_UCC_Riegelsville
Rev. Jeffrey A. Wargo, Pastor
Ms. Ingrid Gray, Director of Music
Sharing blended worship for today's world
with the traditions that ground us in faith
that God's spirit might speak anew to each generation...
The Community Gathers in Worship at 10:30 am on Sunday.
We are an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ
embracing all our brothers and sisters in faith.
If you are LGBTQ and feeling that there is no community of faith for you, come visit us. If you are struggling, remember you are a child of God; you are loved.
It gets better...