Pastor's Corner

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

Welcome to Heidelberg United Church of Christ -- a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Dating back to the mid-seventeen hundreds, our congregation has a deep history. It was then that we joined with the Lutheran congregation to form Heidelberg Union Church, a union which is still strong today.

People often say they come to Heidelberg United Church of Christ because it is so welcoming and friendly. We are a mid-size church that allows everyone to feeling connected and included. Extravagant Welcome is what we preach and show to all.

We are a congregation that is approximately 340 members with one church service each Sunday morning and Faith Formation for all ages is from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Our worship team tries to create creative, meaning-filled worship experiences for all ages.

We have a strong outreach ministry which includes local ministries like the local food pantries, Soup Kitchen and the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley. We also provide outreach programs that connect us to the larger church nationally and world-wide. In 2019, we began our Family Promise ministry, together with several other churches in our area, which help keep families together by providing a place for them to eat and sleep as a family four weeks out of a year.

Our music program is vibrant. We have a choir for all ages and abilities, instrumental ensembles, a Concert Handbell Choir and a Ring and Sing choir for those young children. We also have individual church members that share their musical talents, too, whether it’s vocal or instrumental.

The horizon of the future of Heidelberg United Church of Christ is radiant with promises of new things. Our ancestor’s faith in God’s future compelled them to face difficult issues of their time -- racism and hatred, war and grief, poverty and misery, crime and horror -- in order to transform a world of conflict into a world of peace.

Today as benefactors of this rich heritage and in communion with our Union Lutheran brothers and sisters, together with other United Church of Christ congregations around the world, we seek to create and nurture relationships that will continue to produce justice and kindness.

We hope to continue our legacy of our forebears by teaching our children the humility of self-acceptance and respect that comes as we sense the presence of God who knows our innermost thoughts and loves us unconditionally -- just as we are and who we are on life’s journey.

We invite all of God’s children onto a journey of friendship, discovery and transformation! Please contact us by phone or via e-mail for more information, join us for worship Sunday mornings, or simply drop by the church sometime to say hello!

I look forward to meeting you at one of our events or on a Sunday morning! Please don’t hesitate to contact me at PastorKaren@uccHeidelberg.org.

God’s Peace and Blessings!

Pastor Karen