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!
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!
COMMUNION AT ST. JOHN UCC
St. John UCC practices an open communion table, meaning that all who believe in Jesus Christ are welcome to receive communion. In the UCC, we believe that we receive bread and grape juice at communion and that these elements remind us of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Children are welcome to partake in the sacrament with us at the discretion of their parents. Communion will be served the first Sunday of every month.
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 Christ: Therefore:
* 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
* 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.
An Open and Affirming Congregation of the UCC
651 Easton Road, Box 236, Riegelsville, PA 18077
Ms. Ingrid Gray, Director of Music
The Community joins for worship Sundays @ 10am
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...
We are an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ
embracing all our brothers and sisters in faith.