Wednesday Evenings:

Into the Wild!

 

New Goshenhoppen will participate again this year in the Upper Perkiomen community mid-week Lenten series.  The offering received at these services will be used for the "Rise Against Hunger" meal.

 

Worship will begin at 7 pm:

 

Feb 21 – Frieden’s UCC

Feb 28 – Palm Schwenkfelder

March7 – Pennsburg UCC

March 14 – New Goshenhoppen UCC

March 21 – St. Paul’s Lutheran

 

A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow every service.

Wednesday Evenings:

Into the Wild!

 

New Goshenhoppen will participate again this year in the Upper Perkiomen community mid-week Lenten series.  The offering received at these services will be used for the "Rise Against Hunger" meal.

 

Worship will begin at 7 pm:

 

Feb 21 – Frieden’s UCC

Feb 28 – Palm Schwenkfelder

March7 – Pennsburg UCC

March 14 – New Goshenhoppen UCC

March 21 – St. Paul’s Lutheran

 

A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow every service.

 

Enjoy the Musical Ministry

of Bryan Sirchio

Sunday, May 6th 6-7:30 pm

 

Award Winning Progressive Christian Singer/Songwriter

 

New Goshenhoppen UCC Sanctuary 1070 Church Road East Greenville, PA

215-679-2041

 

Love offering will be received at this concert to support Bryan’s music ministry.

 

Learn more about Bryan at his website:

www.sirchio.com

Breakfast Mission

 

Interested in volunteering to serve breakfast to the less fortunate?   Sign up for one of the following dates: 

 

        January 21st

        March 4th

        May 6th

        July 29th

        September 16th

        December 9th
 

Contact Greg Dickey, 215.527.3437 gregd52@comcast.net

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Sunday mornings: "Lord, Teach Us to Pray…"

Jesus responded to his disciples’ plea by teaching them the "Lord’s Prayer" (see Matthew 6:7-13), which is familiar today to Christians of all stripes. But have you ever wondered why Jesus chose those specific words or if there are other ways to pray that are equally acceptable? Maybe you’ve wondered on occasion if prayer even matters!

 

On Sundays mornings during Lent, we will be looking closely at the Lord’s Prayer as we explore the purpose of prayer and the variety of prayer practices Jesus’ prayer suggests.

 

Themes for February will include:

     Sunday, February 18 - "Our Father…hallowed be your name… Who is the God to whom we pray?

    Sunday, February 25 – "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done… What is "God’s kingdom"? How does one discern God’s will?

 

Join us as we expand and deepen our understanding and practices of prayer this Lent!

 

Wednesday Evenings: Into the Wild!

New Goshenhoppen will participate again this year in the Upper Perkiomen community mid-week Lenten series. This year’s theme is "Into the Wild – A Lenten Liturgy and Study on Hunger." Although the forty days of Lent are a time of confession, repentance, and for many, fasting, for nearly one billion people in the world going hungry is not a spiritual practice or reverent sacrifice. Hunger is a reality in which many of our brothers and sisters live every day.

 

This Lent, we will be invited to go "Into the Wild," to follow Jesus into the wilderness and to reflect on the "wild places" of the world where we encounter human need, abuse of power, risk, and God’s grace. Many suffer in the wilderness, yet we know that the Holy Spirit is there, calling us, accompanying us and empowering us to meet our own needs by serving the needs of our neighbors. The offering received at these mid-week services will be used for the "Rise Against Hunger" meal packaging event that will be part of the April 21st Upper Perkiomen Day of Service (details next month).

 

Worship will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays at the following locations:

 

        February 21 – Frieden’s UCC

 

        February 28 – Palm Schwenkfelder

 

        March7 – Pennsburg UCC

 

        March 14 – New Goshenhoppen UCC

 

We’re hosting! If you would be interested in donating snacks, cookies, drinks, etc. or would like to volunteer in any way to this endeavor, please call the Church Office or speak to any member of the Friendship Committee.

 

        March 21 – St. Paul’s Lutheran

 

A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow every service. Invite your neighbors and friends to join you for these community-wide worship gatherings!

 

Women’s Community Communion Worship Service

The Women’s Community Communion Service is Saturday, March 10, at New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ. The 10 am worship service will be followed by light luncheon, fellowship, and communion in Fellowship Hall. The theme is "Courageous Conversations." Pastor Van Dyke will lead the service. This is a service for all women in the surrounding communities. Come and bring a friend. Baby items will be collected and donated to Open Link.

 

Rejoicing Spirits Inclusive Worship

Rejoicing Spirits reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, along with their families, friends, and other supportive community members through a meaningful inclusive worship that shares Gods’ word and message of love.

 

Rejoicing Spirits worship:

        • Begins with arts and crafts based on the message for the day

        • Is built on lively music and joyous singing along with brief, meaningful messages

        • Features hand-held instruments for participation in and open, expressive environment

        •  Is shush-free – people can be themselves without being told to "be quiet"

        • Offers alternative worship and fellowship opportunities for people who already belong to a faith community

        • Is inclusive of all ages, faith, and abilities

 

Concludes with social time .

 

We are grateful that through New Goshenhoppen Meadows Project, we are able to offer this special worship service, which models spiritual inclusion as 1 Corinthians 12:25 says, "So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other."

 

If you would like to know more about Rejoicing Spirits please contact Sandy George or Jamie Moyer.

 

The next service is on February 25th.

       

Looking forward to rejoicing the Lord every 4th Sunday of the month at 4 pm in the Roberts' Room. Or saying it in another way, see you on the "fourth at four."

 

Breakfast Mission

Interested in volunteering to serve breakfast to the less fortunate?   Sign up for one of the following dates: 

 

        January 21st

        March 4th

        May 6th

        July 29th

        September 16th

        December 9th
 

Contact Greg Dickey, 215.527.3437 gregd52@comcast.net

 

Walk with a Pastor (and a dog!)

"Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: I am the LORD…"

-Isaiah 42:5-6a

 

Did you enjoy walking the New Goshenhoppen Trail this fall? Are you interested in seeing what the trail looks like in a different season? Or maybe you missed the walk and would like to check out the church’s trail for the first time! Pastor Bonnie and Patton will be walking the outer loop (approximately 1 ½ miles) every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., starting on December 1st (sun, rain, or snow – it’s part of his training!).

 

We’d love your company and conversation! We’ll meet at the Fellowship Hall doors, and head out from there. I hope you’ll join us.

 

Full Moon Campfire!

Since there were TWO full moons in January (the 1st and the 31st) there will be no full moon campfire during the month of February. However, we will have a campfire waiting for you at 6:30 p.m. at the Prayer Wall on March 1st. Dress warmly and join the pastors for an informal hour of fellowship and conversation. See you there!

 

Asylum Seekers Ministry

Rev. Jonathan Hauze, the pastor at St. Paul’s UCC in Lionville, met the Baceanu family, Marin (father), Mirabela (mother), Gustavo (age 17) and Suraj (age 16), outside a grocery store, where they were asking for help with food. The Baceanus came to America from Romania to escape discrimination, but because they came from a country without refugee status, they are ineligible for any support services provided by refugee agencies while they wait for their asylum status to be determined.

 

The congregation of St. Paul’s has felt called to help them through this difficult time. You can read more and learn how you can support St. Paul’s in this ministry at https://saintpaulsucc.net/ministry/asylum-seekers-ministry .

 

Please keep Marin, Mirabela, Gustavo and Suraj, along with St. Paul’s UCC and their Pastor, Rev. Jonathan Hauze, in your prayers.

 

New Goshenhoppen UCC Dinner and Dance Schedule 2018

All funds go to Accessibility Fund!

 

        February 23rd, 2018

        March 23rd, 2018

        April 27th, 2018

        May 25th, 2018

        September 28th, 2018

        October 19th, 2018

        November 23rd, 2018

        December 31st, 2018 – Monday

 

The time for all dances is 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise. The price is $12.00 per person, unless noted otherwise.

 

New Gosh Moments

Do you love your church? Has New Gosh had an important impact on your faith and/or life? Would you be willing to tell others? Please let Pastor Bonnie or Pastor Cydney know if you’d be willing to share your story during worship one Sunday. Your "testimony" will enrich our worship, help us get to know each other better, and broaden all of our understandings of how God is making a difference in people’s lives at New Goshenhoppen UCC.

 

"Moments" should be personal and brief (2-3 minutes max), and should answer any or all of the following:

 

             how New Goshenhoppen UCC has shaped your life and faith,

             why New Goshenhoppen is important to you, or

             why you support New Gosh with your time, talent, and/or money.

 

Thanks for giving prayerful consideration to sharing your story!

 

Enjoy the Musical Ministry of Bryan Sirchio

Award Winning Progressive Christian Singer/Songwriter

 

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm

 

Where: New Goshenhoppen UCC Sanctuary 1070 Church Road East Greenville, PA 215-679-2041

 

Love offering will be received at this concert to support Bryan’s music ministry.

 

Learn more about Bryan at his website: www.sirchio.com

 

Coming Soon to New Gosh - Gospel Theater

Sharing a Joyous Mixture of Hymns, Gospel, and Contemporary Christian Music

 

Scripture, Poetry, Monologues, and Skits

 

Programs will be Presented during Worship Services and Other Showtimes

 

Watch for Showtimes of Gospel Theater Programs!

 

If you Love to Sing, Play an Instrument, Enjoy Acting

 

Want to Share your Talents

Want to Share in Rejoicing

Want to Recreate Bible Stories

Have Great and Creative Ideas

Join Us!

 

Adults & Youth (8th/9th grade and up)

For more information:  Contact reneewoodard@ymail.com

 

Progressive Christian Worship Music Workshop

Saturday, May 5, 2018 9 am — 3 pm, $35.00 (lunch included)   ($30. each, for multiple individuals from the same church.)

 

Featuring Rev. Bryan Sirchio

 

For pastors and all designers of liturgy For all Church Music directors, and all church organists and pianists.

For all members of “Praise and Worship” bands.

For all those who want their church music to be as powerful as it can be!

 

New Goshenhoppen Church 1070 Church Rd. East Greenville, PA 215-679-2041

 

UCC minister, singer/songwriter, author, and Convergence Music Project CEO Bryan Sirchio will lead a fun, heart-warming and mind-expanding day. Drawing from his critically acclaimed book, The 6 Marks of Progressive Christian Worship Music, we’ll sing, talk, and reflect on why worship music is so important and why the language, theology, and message of the songs we sing in worship have unique power to form us spiritually and inspire us to work toward the realization of God’s Dream of justice and Shalom for the world.

 

We’ll also learn about a new source of progressive worship music called The Convergence Music Project. Learn more about Bryan and his music at www.sirchio.com. To register go to: https://psecsirchio.eventbrite.com   Registration will close May 2nd.


A Progressive Christian Worship Music Workshop - Do you want your worship music to be fresh, relevant, heart-moving, AND theologically substantive?  Are you looking for song texts that reflect a sensitivity to inclusive language and theology that embraces the importance of personal spirituality as well as the biblical call to practice extravagant welcome, do justice, show compassion for the poor, and honor the earth and its ecosystems?  Are you looking for some good new worship music that won’t give your pastor theological hives?  Would you like an easy and meaningful way to explain to your musicians and congregation why mainline or more progressive clergy are often uncomfortable with the theology and language of “Praise and Worship” music? Then this workshop is for you!

 

Drawing from his book, The 6 Marks of Progressive Christian Worship Music, Progressive Christian Singer/Songwriter and CEO of The Convergence Music Project Rev. Bryan Sirchio will lead a workshop on Progressive Christian Worship Music and all the issues connected to finding, using, and introducing new music with inclusive language and progressive theology to congregations. This workshop is for pastors, choir directors, choir members, church organists and pianists, worship band musicians, anyone who designs or creates liturgies, and all lay person interested in exploring the role of music in worship. We will sing together, discuss the challenges and opportunities of bringing new music and liturgical art forms into our local churches and the role that music plays in spiritual formation and worship that is personally transforming and world-changing.

 

Registration Notes: Day of walk-ins are welcome, but lunch will not be included with pre-registering

 

Looking Forward to Camping

The Outdoor Ministries Committee is gearing up for the 2018 season of camping and fundraising to support our campers and the camping program. Please watch for the 2018 brochure for summer programs.

Some new events will be available in addition to re-turning events. We will be selling candy for Easter and holding our annual Pork and Sauerkraut Supper on Saturday the 7th of April. 

 

Goschenhoppen Meadows Fund

As an alternative to flower sponsorships, a donation of any amount may be made to the Accessibility Fund (to reimburse the Goschenhoppen Meadows Fund) in honor or in memory of a loved one or in celebration of an occasion or event. A beautiful shaft of wheat, harvested from our own fields and arranged by Melissa Jamison, will be placed in the chancel on the Alms Table on the Sunday you specify. Please contact the Church Office at 215-679-2041 to sponsor the wheat arrangement.

 

Quiet Days

Spiritual renewal, Sabbath time, Sharing faith journeys/stories

Held the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 am to 1 pm in the Roberts’ Room

 

No formal registration; a minimum donation of $5 is appreciated. Please Join Us.

 

Note: Quiet Days will not be held in July. Please join us in August.

 

Planned Giving

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Facility Use

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Donor Tree  
Interested in contributing to Accessibility by placing a leaf in memory, honor, or celebration of a loved one?  Click here to see the Donor Tree application form.

 

Wishlist
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Confirmation Photos

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Women's Fellowship.
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Mission.
New Gosh's mission team has travelled throughout the country to rebuild lives. more

Sing Praises to the Lord!

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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