Welcome to Heidelberg UCC!


"We are a welcoming church family who seeks to reflect and grow in God's love through worship, prayer, fellowship, study and service." 

You are welcome here!

Sunday School is off for summer. See you at Rally Day.
Sunday Worship begins at 9:25 am
Nursery is provided during the service, although children are welcome to stay as well.


Recent Events:

    Vacation Bible School
   June 18th thru June 22nd

 
Wow, What can I say? VBS rocked this year. over 45 kids came to soar with us at Hero Central Vacation Bible School!!! 

Our superhero adventure experience included music that energized our ears, interactive Bible fun, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission hero work, delicious snacks, great games and more!  Our Heroes learned what it means to “Do good! Seek peace and go after it!”   
  

Click here to view the slideshow from our week

A special thank you to our VBS Director(Sara McDowell) , Captain Shield (Christie Lohr) and Flash (Devyn Solomon) and the rest of our volunteers for leading us through our week of joy and praise.

 

Photo Directory


Our directory photo sessions are well underway with over half of the congregation having their portraits taken. 

The feedback is that Barry is capturing wonderful individual and family portraits. 

Additional sessions are available on July 28th 10am - 8pm and July 29th 11am - 2pm. Don't be a dawdler.

See the sign-up sheets in the narthex, or to schedule by phone, please call Tina Richards (215) 534-3851 or Vicki Bosler (267) 980-4957 – leave a message or send a text and they’ll get back to you.

We also are still seeking multiple persons to assist with this project. Barry’s going to need help on those long 10 hour days so he can focus on making beautiful photos. We are looking for a team of people to take a few hours-long shifts to work reception, do address/phone # verification, and assist Barry with setting up the photos (positioning subjects, checking lights, etc.) This last job would be great for people who have an interest in photography or are super detail-oriented.


Family / Individual Portrait Dress Tips
1. Plan your outfits in advance.
2. Chose coordinating colors, not matching.
3. The background will be a neutral gray.

4. Avoid all black or all white clothing.
5. Avoid stripes, polka dots, plaids, checks, paisley, graphics designs, company logos.
6. Make sure everyone is comfortable wearing their clothing, especially the kids.
7. Pick out accessories, this adds texture to your photos.
8. Avoid wearing chunky or reflective jewelry that will distract from your face.
9. Select an outfit that is appropriate year round.
10. Limit distracting patterns and large logos.
11. Select outfits that will make for a timeless portrait.

12. Let your personality (or your family's personality) shine!

Please, come as you are.
Worship with us at our 'Come and See' Church!




 

Our Weekly Inspirational Scripture:

Ephesians 2:4-10 

But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Audio of Past Scripture Lessons:


July 22, 2018 
A Time For All: "No Vacation"
Readings:
Psalm 23
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Sermon: "Solitude, Spirituality, Chrisianity" Rev Dan Clark

July 15, 2018 

A Time For All: "No Vacation"
Readings:
Psalm 23
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Sermon: "Solitude, Spirituality, Chrisianity" Rev Dan Clark

July 08, 2018 

A Time For All: "Keep the Door Open"
Readings:
Psalm 48
Mark 6:1-13
Sermon: "Amazed at Unbelief" Rev Dan Clark

July 01, 2018 

A Time For All: "Tomato Soup"
Readings:
Psalm 130
Mark 
5:21-43
Sermon: "Praise the Source of Faith and Learning" Rev Dan Clark

June 24, 2018 

Hero Central by VBS

June 17, 2018 

A Time For All: "Oranges and Mustard Seeds"
Readings:
Psalm 20
Mark 4:26-34

Sermon: "The Power of the Small" Rev Dan Clark

June 10, 2018 

A Time For All: "Our Family"
Readings:
Psalm 138
Mark 3:20-35

Sermon: "Focus on the Family" Rev Dan Clark

June 03, 2018 

A Time For All: "Silly Laws"
Readings:
Psalm 139:1-6,13-18
Mark 2:23-36

Sermon: "The Law Beyond the Law" Rev Dan Clark

Donations and Drives:

Asylum Seekers Ministry

The Baceanu Family

The Mission Committee voted to send $100 in support of St. Paul's UCC in Exton "Asylum Seekers Ministry." The family of four, including two children ages 16 and 17, left Romania to escape discrimination and prejudice due to their ethnicity, Roma or "Gypsy." They are in the process of applying for authorization to legally work in the United States but need help in providing for their basic needs of food and housing. Because they come from a country without refugee status they are ineligible for any support services provided by refugee agencies. St. Paul's felt God was calling them to action but they need help. More information about the family is posted on the bulletin board across from the nursery and in the Narthex and at:
https://saintpaulsucc.net/ministry/asylum-seekers-ministry. 
If you would like to contribute to this mission, please see Rhea Levy-Fry and your money will be forwarded to St. Paul's UCC. Thank you!   
 

Click Here to listen to Liza Hauze, from St Paul's UCC Church in Exton PA speak about God clearly laying out a path for her and her husband Pastor Jonathon Hause.

 

 

In Ian’s Boots

The goal of "In Ian's Boots" is to spread the good news of Ian's faith by providing shoes and winter boots to those in need! A collection bin is in the Narthex if you have new or used shoes or boots to donate. Children’s boots are especially needed for the winter. For more information you can review their website at www.iniansboots.org


Daily Bread Community Food Pantry

We are continually looking for donation for the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry.  The pantry shelves are very low and any and all donations are greatly appreciated! They are also in great need of volunteers to help Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm.