LENT --- REFLECT, REFRESH, RENEW, RESTORE
LENTEN THEME FOR 2020 --- RESTORED IN CHRIST
Once again, New Goshenhoppen UCC will be joining other churches in the Upper Perkiomen valley for weekly Lenten services. The following is the Wednesday schedule---please join with other church families in our pilgrimage with Christ.
(March 4) Week 1 – Broken Vessel Restored – Mark 14:1-9 Pennsburg UCC
(March 11) Week 2 – Broken Trust Restored – Matthew 26:14-25 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
(March 18) Week 3 – Broken Bread Restored – John 6:48-58 Palm Schwenkfelder
(March 25) Week 4 – Broken Promises Restored – Matthew 26:69-75 New Goshenhoppen UCC
(April 1) Week 5 – Broken Justice Restored – II Corinthians 5:20-21 Friedens UCC
NOTE: ASH WEDNESDAY communion services will be held at New Goshenhoppen UCC on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
New Goshenhoppen Mission Trip 2020!
February 1st – 8th
Hurricane Matthew & Irma Recovery – Daytona Beach Area, Volusia County, Florida
Please join in sharing the light, faith, and love of Jesus by praying for those who are still affected by these disasters and for the folks from New Gosh who are going on this trip to help our sisters and brothers in Florida continue to recover. Thank you!
Project focus: Repair/rebuild homes. Roofing, gutting interiors, replacing insulation, siding, drywall, repair and painting, flooring and other interior work as needed.
Looking Forward to 2020 Camping Program
The Outdoor Ministries Committee is planning for the 2020 season of camping and fundraising to support our campers and the camping program. Watch for the 2020 brochure for summer programs. It should be arriving around mid-February. Shayla Good will be our Summer Director for 2020.
We will be selling candy for Easter and holding our annual Pork and Sauerkraut Supper on Saturday the 18th of April. Watch for an opportunity to purchase Wendy’s Flowers gift cards in April and early May. Watch the bulletin for information about these events and other fundraising activities.
New Members' Class
Are you interested in church membership or learning more about the ministries at New Gosh?
A new members' class will be held Sunday, February 2 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Roberts’ Room.
Please notify one of the pastors or call the Church Office (215-679-2041) if you would like to participate.
February Program - Where Are You on Your Faith Journey?
The February Women’s Fellowship meeting will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in the church kitchen. The program is "Where are You on Your Faith Journey?" led by Pastor Ryan.
One of the topics Pastor Ryan will address is: "Too Blessed to Be Stressed -- Finding Peace and Joy in the Promises of Our Savior in the Midst of Worrisome, Hectic Lives."
Women's Fellowship monthly donation: Shampoo, deodorant, writing paper, toothpaste, and bars of soap donated to the Liberty Ministries Lydia Bag Program for women.
Spiritual renewal, Sabbath time, Sharing faith journeys/stories
Held the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Roberts’ Room led by the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference. No formal registration; however, a minimum donation of $5 is appreciated. Please join us.
During the month of January, we will be collecting items to create care packages for our young adult members attending college or serving in the military. Donation boxes will be in the Social Room and Fellowship Hall from Sunday, January 5 through Sunday, February 2 if you would like to contribute. Suggested items include: Pens, pencils, post-it notes, and small office supplies; granola bars; candy, gum, mints; instant oatmeal; hot chocolate; microwave pop-corn; individual packages of cookies, pretzels, crackers, or other snacks; ramen noodles and microwaveable soup. Notes of encouragement are also welcomed. Please note: Packages will be mailed in 7" x 7" x 6" boxes. Contact Cindy Roma at if you have any questions about this project.
New Goshenhoppen Dinner and Dance
Do you want to have fun and feel good while contributing to the Accessibility Fund of New Goshenhoppen? Don't dance? You can still enjoy listening to the wonderful variety of music that spans the ages. The price is only $12.00 --- this is less than you would pay just for a meal at a diner! All are welcome --- members, non-members, dancers, and non-dancers, as well as our wider extended community. The time is 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Please note that the price and time on New Year’s Eve will be different.
2020 Dinner and Dance Schedule
JANUARY 24, 2020 --- Friday
FEBRUARY 28, 2020 --- Friday
MARCH 27, 2020 --- Friday
APRIL 24, 2020 --- Friday
MAY 29, 2020 --- Friday
JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST --- Off for the summer
SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 --- Friday
OCTOBER 30, 2020 --- Friday
NOVEMBER 20, 2020 --- Friday
DECEMBER 31, 2020 --- Thursday, New Year’s Eve