Pork & Sauerkraut Supper

Saturday, April 7, 2018

 

All you can eat buffet.

 

Make your own sundae!

 

The time is 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Adults $10 and children $5. Bake sale, also. Donations of baked goods appreciated.

 

All fundraiser proceeds help support the summer programs and scholarships.

 

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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Pork and Sauerkraut Supper

Saturday, April 7, 2018,

 

All you can eat buffet. Make your own sundae. The time is 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Adults $10 and children $5. Bake sale, also. Donations of baked goods appreciated.

 

All fundraiser proceeds help support the summer programs and scholarships.

 

Holy Humor Sunday

On the first Sunday after Easter, April 8th, New Goshenhoppen will be resurrecting an old Easter custom begun by the Greeks in the early centuries of Christianity. "Holy Humor Sunday" is rooted in the musings of early church theologians such as Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, and John Chrysostom, that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead. The early theologians called it Risus paschalis – the Easter laugh.

 

Join as at either service of worship that morning as we joyfully celebrate the Easter news of Christ’s resurrection with joy and laughter. There will be opportunities for you to share a favorite joke – just make sure it’s appropriate to tell in church! :)

 

Upper Perk Community Day of Service

Saturday, April 21st

It went so well last year we're doing it again - a day of service for the Upper Perkiomen Valley Churches! A variety of projects are scheduled for the day, both morning and after-noon, so that you can use your hands and feet and bodies to do God's work in service to our neighbors. There are opportunities for service for all ages and abilities – projects include meal packaging for "Rise Against Hunger," meal preparation and service at several local sites, painting at the Open Link, helping at the Community Thrift Shop, and holding an ice cream social at Pennsburg Manor!

 

Space is limited, so please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B084FA8AD2CAAFD0-upcommunity - call the Church Office if you need help registering. T-shirts will be provided for all registrants.

 

We look forward to seeing YOU on April 21st as participants from many churches in our com-munity offer hands and hearts to do God's work together in the Upper Perk Valley.

 

Breakfast Mission

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

 

        May 6th

        July 29th

        September 16th

        December 9th
 

Contact Greg Dickey, 215.527.3437 gregd52@comcast.net

 

Summer Camp

Summer Camps at New Goshenhoppen 2018 brochure is available online -- click here for camp info. They can be found on the table in front of the Church Office and in the Social Room area.

 

There are events for campers who have finished Kindergarten through age 17. The Family Week-End includes children, youth, parents, and grandparents, as well as aunts and uncles.

 

Early bird special is available until April 30, 2018.

 

Scholarships are available. Contact Matt Easterwood: Camp Director at 610-740-4356 or the Church Office (office@newgoshucc.org) for more information.

 

Visiting Ministry's Spring Social

April 26th - 12:30 pm in Fellowship Hall

 

Menu: Delicious finger foods and homemade desserts!

 

Entertainment: "Bill Ludlow – A Country Western Entertainer"

 

Everyone 70 years of age and older are welcome. Bring your friends and enjoy the fellowship.

 

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.

 

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!

 

        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  
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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