From 1833, when the first Sunday School was organized in the one room schoolhouse
on our grounds, and 1838, when our founding members built the first church building,
we have been ministering the good news of Christ in Chester County and beyond through worship,
learning, and service to both the local community and the wider world.
We are a member congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC),
and have been since the historical 1957 union that brought together
the Evangelical & Reformed Church of America and the Congregational Christian
Churches. The UCC is a church of open ideas and extravagant welcome.
With all Christians, we rest in God's amazing grace and hear God's voice
in the words of Scripture. Yet, the UCC is unique to some
because we do not require uniformity of belief. We are a diverse people
called to walk together in Christ. Looking back to the Mayflower Pilgrims (1620),
we are one of the oldest Protestant denominations in America.
But we are not stuck in the past - we believe that God is still speaking,
and we strive to be attentive to God's creative movement in the world.
Our members are actively engaged in witnessing to God's love
through vital worship, Christian education for children and adults,
and a deep commitment to serving our neighbors, locally and globally.
We believe that Christ's communion table is open, not closed,
and that God's gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable.
We teach that all people are God's children, loved and accepted
just as they are. We believe that each person is unique and valuable,
with a precious gift to share. Please join us, whether for an hour or a lifetime!
No matter who you
or where you are on life's journey,
you are always welcome here.
St. Paulís United Church of
Christ is committed to providing equal
opportunities to all persons regardless of race, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability,
economic, Veteran, health or marital status. This policy applies
to all members, prospective members, and employees of St. Paul's.
To read sermons and other writings by
our Pastor, Jonathan I. Hauze, visit his blog at
St. Paul's United Church of Christ is a
Church in the Ursinus Association, of the
Conference, within the
United Church of Christ.