St. John's UCC

Ministry in the heart of the city

Upcoming Worship

Posted by: AKramer on April 22nd, 2015

Summer worship starts at 10am

June 25-30–General Synod in Cleveland, Pastor Karen to attend

June 28–Lois Mease will lead worship

 

 

July – August Disciple

Posted by: AKramer on June 24th, 2015

Disciple June 2015

From the Pastor’s Desk

Posted by: AKramer on May 20th, 2015

The United Church of Christ Synod will be meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, June 26-30. Cleveland is the location of our national headquarters. The theme is Finding God in Unexpected Places. This begs the question–where are the places we expect to find God? Perhaps we might expect to find God at worship, during prayer, or Bible study or through the love shown to us by family and friends.

Have you ever been surprised where God has showed up in your life? Maybe you have found God when someone looked you in the eye and you saw compassion or kindness, or you have seen

an extravagant sunset, or you have watched by the bedside of a loved one as they passed from this life into the next. Did you experience God at a time when all opportunities seemed to be closed to you and then a new possibility opened? Sometimes God shows up when the person in line at the grocery store lets you go ahead of them because you only have a few items.  Reflect on how you know God is with you.

Trudi Egan and I will be at General Synod. I am sure we will have much to share with you when we return home.

Meanwhile, continue to look for God in the least likely place you think you will find God, and know that God will be there. It might be at the shore on the boardwalk or in your own backyard or as you read a book or in a bird’s song or a Facebook post.

 

On the lookout,

Pastor Karen

May-June Disciple

Posted by: AKramer on May 20th, 2015

Disciple May 19, 2015, issue 4

April – May Disciple

Posted by: AKramer on April 22nd, 2015

Disciple April 2015, Issue 3

2015 Celtic Worship

Posted by: AKramer on April 7th, 2015

Safe Child Policy

Posted by: AKramer on March 19th, 2015

Pennsylvania law (HB 435) now requires all church  volunteers working with children 18 years and under to complete the following clearances.

Volunteers  (Copy and paste url or use Facebook page for direct links)

PA State Police Criminal Background Check ($10)  https://epatch.state.pa.us

PA Child Abuse History Clearance ($10)  https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

 

Employees  (Copy and paste url or use Facebook page for direct link)

In addition to the above, all employees 14 years and older are required to complete the following:

FBI fingerprint record check ($27.50)   https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm

Free Online Mandatory Reporter Training  https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

Reporting   (Copy and paste url or use Facebook page for direct link)

Any employee or volunteer learning of an abusive situation is now required to report this situation online at    www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

St John’s Safe Child Coordinator:  Judy Garrigan  610-965-7182

 

 

March 1 Thomas R Heinze Tribute Concert

Posted by: AKramer on March 2nd, 2015
Thomas C. Heinze, Bob Fegley and Tsukasa Waltich perform at St John's

Thomas C. Heinze, Bob Fegley and Tsukasa Waltich perform at St John’s

What is the Church?

Posted by: AKramer on February 7th, 2015

Our St John’s

Posted by: AKramer on January 20th, 2015

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