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Preparing for VBS

by FirstUCC

VBS 2016 Cave Quest This VBS Rocks July 11-15 Our theme for 2016 is Following Jesus the light of the World We are preparing for our annual Vacation Bible School event coming in July. To register, please see VBS-2016-Registration-Form or pick one up in the office during regular hours Monday to Friday and on Sunday mornings. […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – May 2016

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God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. 1 Peter 4:10 Think about the various gifts that God has given to each of us, different people – different gifts. We are given those gifts to use and to share. […]

YA CAFE is…

by FirstUCC

For confirmed teens and young adults A place where you can feel comfortable, both physically and emotionally A safe place to share thoughts, ideas, questions, concerns and feelings or to choose not to share An opportunity to grow in your faith and understanding of God’s plan for us An opportunity to see what the bible […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – April 2016

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But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you –Matthew 6:33 Three of our grandchildren are jugglers. Al and I have always enjoyed watching them perform in the Brandywine Heights High School Juggling Club. A few weeks ago we traveled to New York City to […]

VBS 2016 Save the Date

by FirstUCC

What: Cave Quest – This VBS Rocks:  When:  July 11th – July 15th @ 9 – 11:30 am Our theme for 2016 is Following Jesus the light of the World Gear up for an over the top underground adventure Ground kids in a rock solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – March 2016

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“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” — Matthew 6:21 (NIV) For me, these words are saying, “Trust God and God alone.”   It’s not easy to give up control and to trust God alone. But, we cannot trust that our earthly treasures will be here for us tomorrow. All you […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – February 2016

by FirstUCC

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. Lent is not an easy concept for children. But there is something we can do to help them understand this season of the church. Lent reminds us that it is important to have a close relationship with God and one way to do that is to encourage prayer. […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – June 2015

by FirstUCC

I recently read an article written by Emily Heath, senior pastor at a Congregational Church in New Hampshire. In it she recalled that during the late 1990’s, the phrase “What would Jesus do?” was all the rage. Her seminary professor asked her an alternate question. Instead of asking “What Would Jesus Do?” ask “Does it glorify God?” That set […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – May 2015

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When Al was hospitalized last month, we experienced this commandment in action. His roommate was an elderly Mennonite man. His wife stayed by his side day and night and his grown children and his young grandchildren came frequently to visit. The love of this family was tangible, it filled the room. As we entered the room, we exchanged polite nods […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – April 2015

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Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in  springtime.    Martin Luther There is a children’s book, The Parable of the Lily, in which a child receives a present. When opened, it is a dried-up, shriveled bulb. The child is very disappointed and angrily tosses the bulb to […]