St. John's UCC

Ministry in the heart of the city

Upcoming Programs

Posted by: AKramer on February 4th, 2015

Mar.22–One Great Hour of Sharing offering

Mar.29–Palm Sunday

Looking Ahead

Apr.   2–Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion 7:30pm

Apr.   3– Good Friday service of Tenebrae 7:30 pm

Apr.   5– Easter, Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Holy Communion

May 31–Youth Sunday

Safe Child Policy

Posted by: AKramer on March 19th, 2015

Pennsylvania law (HB 435) now requires all church employees and volunteers working with children 18 years and under to complete an on line training program and several 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

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

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 FBI fingerprint record check  https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm

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

 

 

One Great Hour of Sharing

Posted by: AKramer on March 16th, 2015

The OGHS, March 22, offering is unique in that all the money goes directly to the projects being funded, because our Benevolence offering money that we contribute to Our Churches Wider Mission (OCWM) funds the administration of the OGHS offering.  What does OGHS do with these funds?  Often we remember that the funds are for disaster relief, but for over seventy years, OGHS has also been providing support for health education, refugee and agricultural initiatives in 138 countries by working with local, national and global partners.  Watch your bulletins for OGHS inserts that describe such initiatives.  OGHS is truly our congregation’s one church offering that helps people all over the world have better lives.  Please support our OGHS offering. 

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

Disciple Newsletter for Feb-March

Posted by: AKramer on February 18th, 2015

Disciple Feb-Mar 2015

What is the Church?

Posted by: AKramer on February 7th, 2015

We Get Thank You-s

Posted by: AKramer on February 4th, 2015

The following are excerpts from thank-you letter we received after distributing the St John’s Community Benevolence Fund grants for our Fall, 2014 cycle:

“Many, many thanks to St. John’s UCC for the $1,000 grant for Community Bike Works.  St. John’s support means so much!  In the words of our youth apprentice, Kyle “Community Bike Works is about more than learning how bikes work.  It’s learning how life works.”  Kim Schaffer, Exec. Director

“Thank you for helping us touch children’s lives for the better at the Neighborhood Center.  You have blessed the kids that come here because YOU believe in what we do.”  ($5,000 grant)  Karen Berard, exec. Director

“St John’s ALWAYS lets its light shine–in so many ways!  Thank you so very much.  Please remember…  your gift most definitely changes lives!”  ($6,000)–Carol Noga and Gloria Roth, Early Bloomers

You will recall that these grants are made possible by the generosity of thos who have gone before us.  Your last Annual Report explains more about the St. John’s Community Benevolence Fund grants and lists the grants given in 2014 during the spring and fall cycles.

Our St John’s

Posted by: AKramer on January 20th, 2015

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Welcome to the New St. John’s UCC!

Posted by: MCloak on February 5th, 2011

The new and improved St. John’s UCC website has been launched.

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