Ash Wednesday Service with Woodcrest UCC

Last year our brothers and sisters from Woodcrest UCC joined us here at Glenside for our annual Ash Wednesday service.  This year on Wednesday, February 10, at 7 PM, we will join them at Woodcrest UCC, 8107 Thouron Avenue, Philadelphia (at the corner of Thouron and Mt. Pleasant.) It is just a few miles away from our church.  Our choir will sing.  This is a great opportunity to begin the season of Lent, a time to grow in our relationship with God.  It’s also an important chance to connect with another United Church of Christ congregation. 



Bad Things Happen to Good People: a Bible study

The book of Job is the story of a good man to whom all kinds of bad things happen.  We are not the first to wonder where God is in all of this. On Thursday evening, February 4, at 7:30 PM, we’ll begin a Bible study from the UCC “Listen Up!” series.  We will meet on February 4, 18, 25, March 17 and 31 and April 7.  All are welcome. If you would like an optional study booklet, see Pastor Beth.



Understanding and Welcoming Transgender People

When we surveyed our congregation before our Open and Affirming vote, a subject that many people had questions about was what it meant to be transgender.  On Sunday, February 14, we’ll have a potluck after worship and a discussion and some activities to bring us to greater understanding.    We’ll learn about transgender people, including basic definitions of transgender types and how gender identity differs from sexual orientation.  Using some materials from the Institute for “Welcoming Resources”, Bobbisue Arrowsmith-Kopafeltz and Zack Levy-Dyer will provide leadership.  There will be two more sessions. On March 13, we’ll talk about the Bible and transgender people and our congregation’s ability to welcome those with different gender expressions. On April 10, we’ll explore what we can do to be as welcoming as possible.


Join Us at the POWER Metro Founding Convention 

February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM 

Trinity Lutheran Church 

1000 West Main Street, Lansdale PA 19446

For more information about P.O.W.E.R., contact Cecily Harwitt-phone (818)631-3454 or visit theFacebook page


See you at the convention!