What to expect when you visit St. James UCC
To all, we extend a warm and friendly “Welcome” to the St. James United Church of Christ in Limerick, Pennsylvania.
We are a community of seekers gathering for worship and fellowship at 10:15 A.M. each Sunday morning. We also livestream on Facebook. Through our Christian ministries we pursue mercy, justice, and beauty for all God’s people by worshiping and praising a God who is bigger than we can know and comprehend. As we worship God, we are led to live our lives with a deeper understanding and with true compassion. Together, we seek and share the fascinating journey of life.
No matter where you are in your journey of faith, you are welcome to “Come and See.” All are welcome!
You may have questions before your first visit so we listed answers to frequently asked questions and what you can expect to find at St. James United Church of Christ in Limerick, Pennsylvania.
You say, “All are Welcome.” What does that mean?
Everyone is welcome at St. James United Church of Christ. We are conveyors of the good news and believe that all people are created in the image of God. No ifs, ands or buts. We welcome all ages, genders, sexual orientations, marital statuses, classes, ethnicities, and physical and mental abilities.
What happens during worship?
Worship is a time to place ourselves in the presence of God. We do this by lifting our voices in songs of praise, reading the scriptures, addressing God through prayer, listening to sermons, and opening our hearts to God’s word and world. When you enter, a friendly greeter will warmly welcome you and give you a bulletin to guide you through the service.
Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and shared with all who wish to receive it. The table where Christ is the host is a completely open one – EVERYONE is welcome, regardless of beliefs, membership status or anything else. We do this to remember the meal shared between Christ and His disciples.
As a traditional Christian practice, we receive financial offering to support the church’s ministries. We welcome your gifts and encourage everyone to live a life marked by generosity.
How about children?
Children and families of all configurations are welcome and cherished at St. James United Church of Christ! All children are welcome with their parents to join us for worship! Younger children and their parents are welcome to share in the worship service from the comfort of our parlor, where the service can still be seen and heard.
What should I wear?
Wear what makes you comfortable, it matters more that you come for worship and fellowship. Some people dress in their Sunday best and others dress casually. Beginning early in June, when the weather is warm and pleasant, we move our Sunday worship to 9:30 and gather outside in the pavilion. If it gets too warm and uncomfortable, we move worship to the air-conditioned sanctuary. In the summer months, just plan accordingly.
How long is worship?
Worship services are usually no more than one hour.
What happens after worship?
We invite you to stay awhile and enjoy a light snack and beverage! This is a perfect time for fellowship, catching up with friends, friendly conversation, and making new friends!
Do you offer Bible Study for adults?
Yes! We have a Sunday morning Bible study at 9:00 am, and a Wednesday midweek study that meets on Zoom.
Is the building accessible?
Yes, we offer a range of accommodations. The building is wheelchair accessible with open space for wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistant devices in the rear of the Sanctuary. Bathrooms are accessible. We provide hearing assist devices for use in the sanctuary and large-print bulletins for worship.
Where do I park?
There are two driveways off South Limerick Road. Both driveways will take you to the rear of the building where you will find ample parking.
Where do I enter the church for worship?
Look for the covered portico off the driveway and enter the double glass doors. When you enter the narthex, someone will welcome you, answer questions and direct you.
How can I get more information?
We invite you to call the church office for information about worship services, programs and to hear more about the work and mission of St. James United Church of Christ.
Please call: Rev. Beth Eustis at (610) 489-0990, leave a message or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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