Vacation Bible School
Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School @ New Goshenhoppen Church
The VBS that’s just the ticket! Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway!
When: August 9-13, 2021 -- 9:00 - 11:45 am
Where: New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ
1070 Church Road, East Greenville, PA 18041
Who: For Preschool - Grade 5.
Registration: VBS Registration Form
On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. Submit registration forms to the church office via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or by dropping off at black drop box at Roberts Room/Elevator Entrance (at back of church).
We are in need of some volunteers to tend several areas on the church property. Namely, the shrubs/gardens around the Bell Garden, the Bell Garden building entrance, the front of the church, the handicap entrance, and Fellowship Hall. You don't need a green thumb...just some weeding, pruning, and maybe some watering. Please contact the Church Office at 215-679-2041 if you are able to help. Thank you!!
Summer Day Camp
Registration for 2021 Summer Day Camps has started. Information is available at the New Goshenhoppen UCC website (click here) and brochures are located in the Fellowship Hall entry area.
If you have questions you can email them to director, Shayla Good at email@example.com. Registrations can be mailed or completed online.
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New Goshenhoppen UCC Summer Camps.
There are four weeks of camp beginning on July 6th and ending July 30th.
Camper age for this summer is 5 to 13. The first camp is four days. The camps are daily from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Information regarding COVID protocol will be included with information mailed prior to the camp session.
Summer Camp Wish List
We are looking for empty water bottles, soda bottles (2 liter), empty paper towel rolls, and empty TP rolls. There will be a box under the table in the Fellowship Hall entrance for these items. It will be emptied weekly. No aluminum items. Collection period will run through June 18th. Items need time to set in quarantine prior to camp. Anything donated after that time will be appropriately dis-posed.
Quiet Days sponsored by the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference will be held on Tuesday, July 6 and on Tuesday, August 3 in the church from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Gail Gerhard will be at the door outside the Roberts’ Room to let everyone into the church. Please bring your own morning drink, snacks, and lunch. Face masks are optional. For any questions, please contact Gail Gerhard, T/N 215-679-6523.
Full Moon Campfires
Join us for a relaxing time with fellow New Goshenhoppeners around the campfire.
We meet at the prayer wall area around 8:00 p.m. Bring a chair or use the meditation benches.
The July campfire is on Friday the 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
The August campfire is on Sunday evening, August 22nd at 8:00 p.m.
We hope to include a trail walk for the August campfire. The walk would be earlier so if you wish to attend only the campfire you can still arrive around 8:00 p.m. Please let Donna Fried know if you are interested in a trail walk that evening. It would begin around 6:45 p.m. leaving from the parking lot near the Peace Pole.
Bring your own snacks and beverages
Greeting, Church Family!
As my seminary journey folds into the active ministry phase, I thought it might be nice to share a bit about the last academic year. Despite the pandemic, classwork continued without interruption, having moved online. September brought with it the first assignment in supervised ministry, providing two separate observation experiences, one month at First UCC in Royersford, another month at Reformed Church of the Ascension, in Jeffersonville/Norristown. Formal supervised ministry commenced in January with The Rev. Dwayne Mosier at Ascension. Worship services are live-streamed from the church sanctuary and the worship team remained masked during the service except when at the lectern. It has been difficult interacting with the congregation but I have spent time attending committee meetings (zoom), participating in worship services with a mix of responsibilities, including the first opportunity to preach a sermon in March. I’ve also officiated at a memorial service and was thrilled to be able to help out at New Gosh for the Good Friday Stations of the Cross walk to St. Marks, participating during the service there with the clergy of the ministerium. I’ve been asked to preach again at other churches within PSEC, and I am especially looking forward to “coming home” to New Gosh one Sunday this summer! Classes for the fall semester have not yet been finalized, but know I’ll be continuing with two classes in addition to maintaining supervised ministry (a total of four semesters is required) at Ascension. I also continue to meet with my MID Committee here at New Goshenhoppen, as well as Rev. Royer. This summer I will continue with the Ursinus Association’s Church and Ministry Committee in their ministerial process.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support as I continue to answer the call to serve God in this way. One of the most joyful moments I have experienced over this last year is bringing greetings from both Moravian Theological Seminary and New Goshenhoppen as my home church when meeting new congregations. I carry you all in my heart on this journey, grateful to feel equipped and encouraged in this endeavor. Please continue to pray for me, as I do for you. Peace and blessings be upon you and your collective work!
With much love, Kim Cornwell
Build Our Organ
It is said that the church organ is the heartbeat of the church. If that is true, our heart requires some mending. If you recall, during our November 2019 annual meeting, our congregation voted to proceed with an organ fund campaign. The approved motion was to raise the total funds for organ repair before the work was to begin.
In February 2020, the committee was forming an all out campaign. Plans were to get a large vinyl poster of our organ that would be used to illustrate fundraising progress. It was decided to add pieces depicting the organ to the poster as fund-raising thresholds were met – “Build the Organ.” Then March 2020 hit and everything was put on hold. Now, we feel it is time to recommit to this project.
The Stewardship Committee would like to begin this journey by letting you know its status.
The total funds needed to begin the project is $125,000.00. To date we have raised $28,799, leaving $96,201 left to raise.
We would like you to know we are always accepting donations or memorials for this project. You may simply send a check, drop money in the offering plate, go onto our website and make a donation through PayPal (memo the Organ Fund), or use E-Giving app.
End of Summer Celebration
Get those creative juices flowing to make a donation for the Silent Auction/Raffle Event being held at the End of Summer Celebration Event at the New Goshenhoppen Park. Our big event is on Saturday, September 4, just a little over two months away. Please start making your hand-made items now! Gift Baskets, gift certificates, and other brand new items are also accepted. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX this year! Did you receive a gift that wasn’t quite right for you? Donate it to the auction! Do you want to help out a local business who might need a boost this year? Donate a gift certificate to the auction. All the proceeds from the auction go directly to the Sunday School department. Please contact Bev Benner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to make a contribution.
The End of Summer Celebration on September 4 is just a few short months away! The Planning Committee is working hard to put together yet another great event! We are also looking for crafters, vendors, and flea marketers. So if you are talented and have a craft to sell or wares to sell or are just looking for a home for some gently used items, please consider renting a space at the Flea Market, on Saturday, September 4th. The cost is $15.00. This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Table) Event. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. for set-up. Start time is 8:00 a.m. until…..? To obtain a registration form/reserve a spot, please contact: Sherry Peterson email@example.com
Cemetery Work Days
The following are the dates for cemetery work days, which will all be held on Saturdays. The starting time is 7:30 a.m. or whenever your schedule allows. July 24, August 28, September 25
The 2021 July meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Church Park. Join us for a "Hot Dog Roast.” Please bring a covered dish to share. Hot dogs, rolls, and beverages will be provided. We will be meeting outdoors. If you wish, bring a chair and your coffee cup.
The 2021 August meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Church Park. Join us for an “Ice Cream Social” and an informal ladies get-together. Ice Cream and various ice cream toppings will be provided. We will be meeting outdoors. If you wish, bring a chair.
Facemasks are optional. We will follow the current social distance guide-lines.