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10:30 Worship Service Will Be Held As Scheduled.
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  • Bern UCC - Sunday School Closing Program
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  • Bern UCC - Palm Sunday
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We are a welcoming and caring Christian community whose purpose is to share the love of God for all those needing food for body and soul.

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Due To The Inclement Weather, Sunday School Has Been Cancelled
10:30 Worship Service Will Be Held As Scheduled.
Due To The Inclement Weather, Today's Activities/Services Have Been Cancelled.
Unclaimed Peach Festival Door Prizes

Beauty Hair basket: #391602 --- Lonaberger basket filled with candy: #195811 --- Lancaster Co. Cookie Mix in a jar: #391615.

Call the church office (610-926-1161) to claim your prize.
  • Bern UCC Exterior
  • Bern UCC - Confirmation Class of 2014
  • Bern UCC - Memorial Day Serice
  • Bern UCC - Pet Blessing Cermony
  • Bern UCC - Sunday School Closing Program
  • Bern UCC - Mothers Day
  • Bern UCC Sanctuary
  • Bern UCC - Palm Sunday
  • Bern UCC - Easter Egg Hunt
  • Bern UCC - New Kitchenette
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About Us

OUR MISSION

  • To place God first in our lives.
  • To share in God's love and grace through worship.
  • To grow and be strengthened through prayer and scriptural studies.
  • To accept the joy and cost of discipleship, following Christ's example.
  • To be good stewards of who we are and what God has given us, while reaching out to those beyond ourselves to be instruments of peace.

OUR HISTORY

The original church was founded in 1736 and was among the first thirty German Reformed Congregations to be established in Pennsylvania. Near the end of the church's first century of existence, it was joined by a Lutheran Congregation seeking a place to worship. It remained a union church until 1998 when the Lutheran congregation built their own sanctuary to continue its ministry as an individual church.

The two congregations joined to build a church in 1837. This building remained in use until 1917 when the present church was built.

In 1920, the constitution was formulated that governed the life of the two congregations until 1942. In 1942, each congregation began its own work independent of the other.

In 1948 and 1958 the building was expanded. In 2010, the sanctuary was completely renovated and new electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems were installed; bringing the building to its current appearance.

Since 1736, Bern Reformed United Church of Christ has sought to spread God's word through preaching, teaching, and example. Throughout the years we have been active in many local mission endeavors. Activities include the Crop Walk, Berks Soup Kitchen, Berks Women In Crisis, and the Rainbow Home. The congregation also participates in God's work in many other ways.

WHO WE ARE

The United Church of Christ came into being in 1957 with the union of two Protestant denominations, the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches. Each of these in turn was the result of a union of two earlier denominations.

The Congregational Churches trace their roots to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation (1620) and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony (1629). The Reformed church in the United States traces its roots to the congregations of German settlers in Pennsylvania founded from 1725 on.

The Christian Churches sprang up in the late 1700's with connections to the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Baptist churches. The Evangelical Synod of North America began as an association of German Evangelical pastors in Missouri, founded in 1841.

Through the years, other groups such as Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Armenians, Hungarians, and Hispanic Americans joined to make the history of the United Church of Church.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Christian - By our very name we declare ourselves to be a part of the body of Christ - the Christian Church. We continue to the witness of the early disciples to the reality and power of the crucified and risen Christ, Jesus of Nazareth.

Reformed - We confess the authority of one God. We affirm the primacy of the scripture, and the priesthood of all believers, and the principle of Christian freedom. We celebrate two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion).

Congregational - The basic unit of the church is the local congregational. the local congregation exists in covenantal relationships with others to form larger structures to carry on Christ's work.

Evangelical - The primary task of the church is the proclamation of the good news of God's love revealed with power in Jesus Christ. We gather each Sunday for the worship of God and each week we engage in the service of humankind.

Ministries

CHILDREN MINISTRY

  • To educate, we use the highly-regarded FaithWeaver NOW Curriculum.
  • Our children are grouped into 3 age levels: Little Lambs, Lord's Loving Lions, & Young Prophets.
  • They participate in the worship service during the Children's Church Time Ministry Devotions.
  • To accept the joy and cost of discipleship, following Christ's example.
  • To be good stewards of who we are and what God has given us, while reaching out to those beyond ourselves to be instruments of peace.

TEEN MINISTRY

  • To bring the contemporary message of God to today's youth.
  • To enable today's youth to be tomorrow's Christian leaders.
  • To respond to the social and spiritual needs of the teens in our community by providing fun programs, activities, and events that will allow them to express their faith through their own words and actions.
  • To encourage them to use their individual talents in programs and ministries that interest them in order to nurture their growth as people of faith while providing volunteer services to the community.

ADULT FORUM

Adult Forum meets at 9am each Sunday (September - May) in the Annex and ALL are welcome to gather for coffee, tea, and interesting discussion.

Upcoming 2013-2014 Church Year Topics
  • Pastor Roth leads a Bible Study on Sunday mornings. It is a combination of your traditional study of the Lectionary for each Sunday and the "Open Forum" concept which welcomes participants reflections.

MUSIC MINISTRY

  • To promote the gospel of Jesus Christ through the impact of music.
  • To provide a mixture of traditional and contemporary preludes, hymns, and choral anthems.
  • To grow and be strengthened through prayer and scriptural studies.
  • To accept the joy and cost of discipleship, following Christ's example.
  • To be good stewards of who we are and what God has given us, while reaching out to those beyond ourselves to be instruments of peace.

Contact Us

CONTACT INFORMATION

CHURCH MAILING ADDRESS Email
 3196 Bernville Road
 Leesport, PA 19533 Email
 Phone: (610) 926-1161

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
 Monday - Thursday
 9:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Interim Pastor: Rev. Jim Roth
Secretary: Jennifer Blackwell-Yale

PASTOR'S OFFICE HOURS Email
 Tuesday & Thursday
 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
 Other Times By Appointment.

CONSISTORY PRESIDENT
 Larry Vituszynski

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
 Marie Ohlinger



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