March 26, 2016

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Easter Worship–Sunrise 6:30am, Festival of Word & Sacrament 9:30am

Please join us for our Easter worship services as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. The Easter Sunrise Service:  Sunday, March 27th, will be held in the Union Cemetery with a procession leaving the church at 6:30am. (weather permitting).  We will meet in the Edgewood Avenue Narthex.  The service will be followed by a breakfast served in […]

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September 10, 2015

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Salem Church: A Celebration 50 Years in the Making!

On Sunday, August 30th, the congregation of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their merger with sister congregation, Salem United Church of Christ, Lavansville, PA.  The following article was written by Denise Weaver following her conversation with three Salem Matriarchs.   Fond Memories of Salem Church The overarching sentiment of […]

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February 20, 2015

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Along the Journey–Finding the Holy in Lent

The Season of Lent is the 40 day journey that proceeds Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection.  During Lent we are encouraged to think about our relationship with God and our neighbor.  Our relationships are often a complicated mix of emotions and experiences.  We sometimes fail miserably at them and inflict pain on others.  There are […]

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September 4, 2014

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Rally Day: September 7th:  Let Your Light Shine!

Consider giving Sunday School a WHIRL this year as we join in fun, fellowship, and service.  WHIRL is the brand new program we are using with our grade-school classes.  Children are accompanied on their faith journey by a number of funny, kid-relatable cartoon characters.  Together, they encounter Bible stories and are encouraged to ask questions […]

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July 11, 2014

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Youth Group Members attend Mid-Atlantic Youth Event

Four members from St. Paul’s and one member from Trinity UCC in Berlin, PA departed on Wednesday for the United Church of Christ’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Youth Event.  Attending the event are: Becca Gary, Anna Geary, Colby Keim, Katelyn Matthews (Trinity UCC, Berlin), and Adam Yeckley.  Susan Geary and Westley Conn are the group’s chaperones. Participants […]

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March 5, 2014

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Observing Lent at St. Paul’s

The Season of Lent is a time to reflect on your relationship with God and other people.  Acts such as worship, prayer, fasting, study, and devotion are just a few spiritual practices that guide us through our Lenten journey.  Sunday morning worship is a great place to start (we worship at 9:30am); we’d love to […]

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June 1, 2013

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Youth Group Mission Trip Retrospective

Each day started with chores.  The animals needed fed:  alpacas, chickens, llamas, rabbits, not to mention the running of the sheep and goats!  Each day ended with chores and our youth made them happen.  “Here, sheep, sheep, sheep!  Here, goat, goat, goat!”  Was the call issued forth from the youth member leading the sheep and […]

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May 31, 2013

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60 Years Ago: Remembering the Ministry of Rev. Richard Shellenberger

For more than a quarter of a century the members of St. Paul’s UCC had know only one pastor, Rev. Richard Shellenberger. Pastor Shellenberger began his ministry in Somerset on June 2, 1953, although he had served as supply pastor of the church several times before.  At that time, the Somerset Charge included the congregations […]

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April 16, 2013

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A New Creation Springs Forth!

Our website is being rebuilt. Please check back for further updates!

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