Mission.


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You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."  Matthew 5:14-16

 

Scroll down to see how you can let your light shine.

 

Opportunities

Breakfast Mission Dates 2017
Interested in volunteering to serve breakfast to the less fortunate?   Sign up for one of the following dates:  Jan 29th, March 5th, May 7th, July 23rd, Sept 17th, Dec 10th. Contact Greg Dickey, 215.527.3437 gregd52@comcast.net

 

Mission Trips
Click on trip logs to view pictures & accounts of our mission trips..trip logs

 

Breakfast Mission.
Church members travel to Allentown bimonthly  to cook, serve, & provide devotions.
Shivers for Shekels.
Our winter sleep out in cardboard boxes & tents raised $3,700+ for the homeless.

Disaster Response.

New Gosh's mission team has travelled throughout the country to rebuild lives.   trip logs

Breakfast Mission

 

Feeding the Hungry  

There are 65 to 100 hungry souls, ranging in age from 4 to 85, which come to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Allentown, PA, every Sunday morning for a free hot breakfast. We at New Goshenhoppen UCC are grateful to be afforded the opportunity to be a part of this magnificent community outreach. The main menu at breakfast typically consists of hash browns, sausage, juice, coffee, milk and cereal, along with eggs, French toast or pancakes. Our church members travel to St. Paul’s on a bimonthly basis throughout the year to cook, serve, and provide devotions for those most in need.

 

 

Our church’s participation, known as the Breakfast Mission, grew out of a desire to provide some type of service activity for the Rite of Confirmation process. Young people, age 14 and older, could be enrolled by their parents in our Confirmation program, either as a means to let them affirm the vows made for them in the Sacrament of Baptism, or to enable those not yet baptized to receive the Sacrament upon their own confession of faith.

 

 

 

 

The Confirmation process, running from September to May, involves Sunday morning and Wednesday evening classes, attendance at regular worship services, and a weekend retreat. The desire to establish supplemental activities outside the typical classroom instruction was seen as an ideal way to help these young people experience first hand the spiritual benefits of Christian service to others.

 

 

I was aware of a past trip that the class had made to a soup kitchen in the Allentown area and contacted the Salvation Army in an attempt to explore this option. I was informed that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Allentown held a weekly community breakfast on Sunday mornings, and was put in touch with their coordinator, Jane Frederick

 

 

 

 

 

 

That initial contact in August 2002, has led to yearly Confirmation class trips to St. Paul’s to cook and serve breakfast, as well as lead devotions. The response from the students and parents has been overwhelmingly positive from the very beginning. In fact, many students mention the profound impact of that experience in their end-of-year faith statements

 

 

This extraordinary experience by our Confirmation class led us to the logical conclusion that ALL church members could, and should be afforded the opportunity to travel to St. Paul’s. Thus was born the Breakfast Mission that exists today. All those who have participated to date, well over 100 individuals, would agree that God has shown us just how blessed we are, and how we can let our light shine for His glory.

 

Greg Dickey

215.527.3437
gregd52@comcast.net

Sunday Services

 8:00 AM   Early Service

 

 9:15 AM    Sunday School 

 

10:30 AM   Late Service

Contact Information

1070 Church Road
East Greenville, PA 18041
Phone: 1(215) 679 2041
Fax: 1(215) 679 6684
E-mail: office@newgoshucc.org