Memorial Day

Sunday, May 27th, 10 am

 

Memorial Day was established on May 5, 1868, as a federal holiday "... for the purpose of strewing with flowers... the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during [the Civil War]".  By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been expanded to include all Americans who died while in the military service. On Sunday, May 27th, we will honor their sacrifice with a brief (~15 minute) service of prayer in our cemetery to remember those who died serving our country and protecting our freedom. Please invite your friends and neighbors, bring some wildflowers or flowers from your garden (if you have any), and join us.

Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 2nd at our Church Park

 

The Flea Market will be open at 8 am. The "New Item" Auction will kick off at 10 am. 

 

A Moon Bounce, as well as a train ride for children will be available most of the day from 12 – 6 pm. There will also be Face Painting, a Petting Zoo, and our balloon making stilt-walkers.

 

The dancers from Juli Kell's Dance Center will perform on the stage starting at 1:30 pm. We will also hold the traditional "Funny Cake" Cake Walk.

 

For the end of the day, we will once again enjoy having the Red Hill Band play on the stage from 5 – 7 pm.

 

We hope to see you there!!

Garden Tour and Plant Sale Benefiting "Access for All" Project

June 23rd,  9 am to 3 pm

 

Our Garden Tour group has lined up five (5) beautiful local garden sites to walk through. Two of them are gardens belonging to NGUCC members.


Tickets are $15 per person

 

Tickets are available at the locations below (Text or call 267-374-7521 with questions)

 

    Red Hill Greenhouse 

    Brode & Brooks Inc.

    NGUCC Church Office

    Of the Woods Hydr. & Peoni.

 

Directions will be provided with the ticket.

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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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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Confirmation Sunday

On Sunday, May 20th, the Confirmation Class will affirm their faith and become the newest members of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ.  Although their actual confirmation will take place during the 10:30 am service of worship, the class will be providing leadership at both services. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare for this special touchstone on their faith journeys!

 

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

 

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.

 

Memorial Day was originally established on May 5, 1868, as a federal holiday "... for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during [the Civil War] and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet church-yard in the land." (General Orders No. 11, Washington D.C., General John Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic). By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been expanded to include all Americans who died while in the military ser-vice. On Sunday, May 27th, we will honor their sacrifice with a brief (~15 minute) service of prayer in our cemetery to remember those who died serving our country and protecting our freedom. The service will take place at 10:00 a.m., prior to the 10:30 service of worship. Please invite your friends and neighbors, bring some wildflowers or flowers from your garden (if you have any), and join us.

 

Tribute to Loved Ones

On Sunday, May 27, 2018, New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ will be remembering members and friends who have passed away in the last twelve months. Those who have passed away will be recognized at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services. To keep the memory of loved ones alive, the church bells will toll, candles will be lit, and bright geraniums will be placed in the chancel area. Come and join your church family as we pay tribute to these individuals.

 

May Full Moon Campfire

7:30 p.m., May 29th, at the fire pit at the Meditation Prayer Wall. Join us for an informal time of conversation and fellowship!

 

Strawberry Festival

Please mark your calendars now for the Sunday School's Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 2nd at our Church Park. The Flea Market/Craft Table area will be open beginning at 8:00 a.m. with donuts, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches available in the dining hall. The ever popular "New Item" Auction will kick off the stage activity for the day at 10:00 a.m. Think about what you could make/buy to donate to this activity, which supports our Christian Education Programs.

 

A Moon Bounce, as well as a train ride for children will be available most of the day from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

There will also be Face Painting, a Petting Zoo, and our balloon making stilt-walkers will be wandering the park grounds for part of the afternoon.

 

The dancers from Juli Kell's Dance Center will perform on the stage starting at 1:30 p.m. This group provides wonderful entertainment for everyone, and come see if you can spot some of our own New Goshenhoppen family members!

 

We will also hold the traditional "Funny Cake" Cake Walk, where all are invited to participate and try to win yourself a delicious homemade Funny Cake! Of course, we will be looking to our fabulous church bakers for their generous donations of the actual Funny Cakes.

 

For the end of the day, we will once again enjoy having the Red Hill Band play on the stage from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There will also be other surprises planned, so stay tuned to find out what will be happening! This is all in addition to the delicious food, wonderful fellowship, and the true highlight of the day. . .the strawberries and ice cream!

 

We hope to see you there!!

 

Graduate Recognition

All persons graduating from high school, technical institute, business school, or college/university will be commissioned on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the 8:00 a.m. and the 10:30 a.m. worship services. If it is your wish, please inform the Church Office of your name and the name of the school from which you will be graduating. You may indicate the type of degree and in what field it is.

 

Also, please let us know if you will be worshipping with us on this particular Sunday---your church family would like to honor you with a presentation. Kindly let us know your intentions no later than Monday, June 4, 2018, at 215- 679-2041. You may also email the Church Office at office@newgoshucc.org 

 

Quiet Days

 Spiritual renewal  Sabbath time  Sharing faith journeys/stories

 

Held the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Roberts’ Room

 

Led by The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference.  No formal registration; however, a minimum donation of $5.00 is appreciated.

 

Please join us!

 

Vacation Bible School - Rolling River Rampage

Get ready for this year’s Vacation Bible School program full of fun, adventure, outdoor activities, and much more! "Rolling River Rampage" will be held Monday through Friday, June 18th through 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Isaiah 43:2 – "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you"…..is the Bible Scripture focus for this program. Through this scripture, kids will discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise and that they can trust God to be with them through anything.

 

Students of all ages are welcome and invited, be-ginning with pre-school children that are potty-trained and at least 3 years old. Students kindergarten age and older will travel in teams to 5 different stations including games, crafts, Bible lessons, music, and science. Students will also get a brief time for snacks and drinks, as well! A special Mission Project will also be an important service part of the program each day, as we end together in the Sanctuary for all-together time.

 

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and appreciated, so that ample supplies can be purchased. Registration forms are available at the Church Office and in the Social Room – OR email benner@newgoshucc.org  Sorry, NO bus service this year. Youth, seventh grade and older, are needed to be team leaders, as well as helpers. If interested, please contact Bev Benner.

 

Garden Tour and Plant Sale Benefiting "Access for All" Project

Sponsored by New Goshenhoppen UCC

June 23, 2018, Rain or Shine 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Our Garden Tour group has lined up five (5) beautiful local garden sites to walk through. Two of them are gardens belonging to NGUCC members. Each garden is distinct in its own special way, ranging from formal to whimsical. The plant sale will be at Garden #4.


Tickets are $15 per person and will be on sale starting May 1st. Children under 12 are free.

 

Tickets are available at the locations below:

Text or call 267-374-7521 with questions.

 

Red Hill Greenhouse 

215-679-7847

1006 Main Street, Red Hill

 

Brode & Brooks Inc.

215-679-4200

418 Main Street, Pennsburg

 

NGUCC Church Office

215-679-2041

1070 Church Road, East Greenville

 

Of the Woods Hydrangeas and Peonies

 215-679-4643

180 Gun Club Road, Barto

 

Come enjoy the colors, fragrances, and artistry of these gardens.

 

Directions will be provided with the ticket.

 

Worship in the Park
The 10:30 a.m. worship services will be held in the New Goshenhoppen Park starting on Sunday, July 1 2018, and going through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Please note that the 8:00 a.m. worship services will continue to be held in the Sanctuary of New Goshenhoppen UCC.

 

New Goshenhoppen UCC Dinner and Dance Schedule 2018

All funds go to Accessibility Fund!

 

        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!

 

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

New Gosh has a wonderful campus, ideal for small get-togethers, reunions, and large group activities...  more

 

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
Interested in donating an item on our wishlist?  Have an idea to add?  more

 

Confirmation Photos

See Confirmation class photos from years past... photos  

Women's Fellowship.
Our purpose is to unite all the women of the church in Christian Fellowship... more

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

Sing Praises to the Lord!

Youth & Adults, Singers & Instrumentalists Wanted!  Join one of our many choirs... more

 

 
 

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