For your comfort & convenience, St. James UCC offers:
Nursery Care During Worship
Open & Affirming Congregation
As an inclusive community of love and support,
St. James United Church of Christ is a spiritual home for all people
to grow in faith and come together in service.
Lent is a 40-day season within the Christian Church Year, not counting Sundays, that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Resurrection Sunday. This season is a time of preparation for celebrating Easter. It is also a time of self-reflection and turning back to God. There are a variety of ways to observe Lent. Some people give up something special during the entire season or donate their time and/or treasure to a charity.
Life can be difficult. Our faith can waver. We do fall short. We are human, after all. And thank God for grace and mercy! Sometimes during Lent, people focus a great deal on their shortcomings, their sins, their failures, and they remain burdened and bound. Throughout this series, we’ll focus on the power found in four topics that can help improve or restore our relationship with God and other people. Lent is an opportunity for us to intentionally reflect upon our faith journeys and to “power up” as we remember Jesus’ journey to the cross and the price He paid for our freedom -- now and in the life to come.
In February 2014, the congregation at St. James voted unanimously to become an Open and Affirming Congregation. The St. James ONA Statement begins:
The people of St. James United Church of Christ in Havertown, Pennsylvania, affirm our belief that every person has dignity and worth and is a beloved child of God..... We welcome all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and condemn all acts of violence and discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identification... (click here to read our entire statement)
Lent Worship Series: Sundays, March 10 – March 31, 2019
God's and Our Vision: New Adventures (2017-2020)
St. James will be offering
new initiatives, activities, events and programs for:
people with cancer,
families affected by addiction,
those who will benefit from pet therapy,
and the LGBT community.
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