May 28 - June 4, 2023

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


5992 Route 378

Center Valley, PA 18034


Regular Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm

Friday - CLOSED

[email protected]


(Updated May 2023)

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The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 29th

in observance of Memorial Day.

Join us for Worship this


9 am Sunday School for all ages

(Last Day of Sunday School until September 10)

10:15 am Worship

God's Blessings to Confirmands

Brandon Barone

Owen Hovis

Kate Jellison

We hope you will celebrate with our Confirmands as they enter their new commitment to Christ's Church. A Cake & Coffee Reception will follow worship.

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Special Thanks to our Volunteers:

Jerry Trexler, Head Usher

George Rau, Diane Neidermeier, Mike Ford, Rose Mirth, Ushers

Jerry Trexler, Financial Secretary

Tim & Sara Hovis, Altar Flowers

Kevin Long & Tony DiSanto, Lawn Crew

To view our live streamed services at home go to YouTube

Our Special UCC Offering for May is


Through the strengthen the Church Offering, we help support the work of conferences and the national setting as we become a multi-racial/multi-cultural church.

Please consider how you might help. Special envelopes are available in the narthex and in the pews. For those of you who give online you will find a designation for Strengthen the Church. We will be collecting donations through next Sunday, June 4th.

Thank you for your support!

  • Monday (5/29) Memorial Day/Office Closed
  • Friday (6/2) Office Closed/Pastor's Day Off
  • Sunday (6/4) 10:15 am Worship/Congregational Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: Instead of a Sunday School "Year End" picnic in June we will be holding a "Back to Church" picnic in September.

Companion/Driver Needed -

Part-time, temporary job serving as a companion and driver for an adult with special needs. We need assistance transporting him from his Day Program in Allentown to our home in Coopersburg 2 days/week, and 1-2 days/week for a few hours to provide family respite. Please call Donna Schudel-Barone at (215) 527-0319.

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, June 4th immediately following worship

Please plan to attend this important meeting following worship. 

There will be 2 items on the agenda:

1. Change of By Laws to reconfigure membership of Consistory: Due to the change of the size of the congregation and the needs of leadership, the Consistory is recommending the following changes to the make-up of Consistory.



1.    Consistory will be comprised of 6 Elders

2.    The Spiritual Counsel will be four elders, elected by the Consistory annually, and chaired by the Pastor

3.    There will be 3 term groups of Elders, each serving 3 years

4.    After an elder’s term has expired and one year has passed, they are eligible to serve another term.

5.    In the event of tie the pastor will provide the deciding vote

6.    The Consistory officers will be comprised of a President, Vice President, and a Secretary elected annually.


2. Election of Consistory Members


If you would like to take part during worship as usher or lay reader, please email Joan Hassler .


Click above to see what dates are available to sponsor the altar flowers.

If you see a date you would like to reserve, please call the church office at 610-282-3939 or email Sandy to let her know.

The cost is $40 for 2 arrangements that are yours to take with you following worship.

From our Conference Minister,

Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates

Bonnie is on vacation this week!

Who I Am

by Rachel Hackenberg 

Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They answered, “John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.” – Luke 9:18-20 (NRSV)

In this era of digital life, where we can craft unique and partial (or wholly fictional) identities through online platforms, “Who do people say that I am?” is almost a rhetorical question. People might say I am healthy if I digitally tell them I am through posted pictures of super-food meals. (They don’t and I’m not.) People may say I am a spiritual leader if I digitally tell them I am, by quoting my own religious writing.

“Who does Google say that I am?” can be a more revealing question, depending on what the interwebs know about you: your past, your present, your finances, your family, your secrets, your critics. Google has the possibility of sharing a more complex representation of identity, compared to the controlled narrative we might carefully hone on specific digital platforms.

Jesus takes a Google poll of the disciples about his public image. The answers vary—John the Baptist, Elijah, an ancient prophet—but in essence, there is consensus on the public’s image of Jesus: he’s a dead religious guy who’s been resurrected. How ironic. Even Herod shares this impression of who Jesus is (Luke 9:7-9).

But the follow-up question—the truly essential question of the day—is the relational one: Who do you say that I am?

People might always be inclined to speculate about one another’s identities. And we might always be inclined to (try to) shape our public image with specific, singular narratives. But who we are, most truly, shows up in the ways we relate to each other.


Let people talk and invent their own stories of me, but God I pray: let me not care, so long as I am true to the Holy within me and the Holy within my neighbor.

About the Author

Rachel Hackenberg serves on the national staff for the United Church of Christ. She is the author of Writing to God and the co-author of Denial Is My Spiritual Practice, among other titles. Her blog is Faith and Water.

It's that time!! Spring has Sprung and the grass is growing. Thanks so much to all of our Lawn Crew members who have helped in the past and to those who are still able to keep our property looking great!

We currently have several open weeks on our Lawn Crew Schedule and are looking for volunteers to fill the openings.

Please take a look at the schedule below and see where you may be able to help.

2023 Lawn Crew Schedule








 25 Ezekiel Sosnowsky

 27 Alex K

29 Darcie Greger

 31 Gavin Gunkle

 31 Kristen Jellison



01 Amy Schafer

 02 Amy Grammer

 02 Joel Ritter

 03 Ruth Cressman

 05 Alyce Featherman

 05 Roger Erney

 05 Alison Stebbings

 05 Miles Stebbings

 06 Adele Gasda

 08 Jean Cambiotti

 08 Carol Eisenhart

 09 Ellen Stetler

 09 Sara Hovis

 09 Morrison Hite

 12 William Steele

 12 Brooke Bittenbender

 13 Nicole Schaffer

 16 Gertrude Steinbach

 17 LaVerna Diehl

 18 Diane Jenny

 18 Brenda Snyder

 19 Amanda Y

 24 Karen Talboo

 25 Jennifer Schaffer

 26 Monica Campbell

 27 Deb Orach

 27 Adam Bouc

 27 Andrew Weidner

 28 Rodney Koch

 30 Damon Eltz 

A Special THANK YOU to all who continue to financially support our ministry as you are able. We'd like to remind you there are several ways you can do this:

  1. Mail your offering directly to the church
  2. Make an electronic donation through on our website's Giving page
  3. Use your bank's Bill Pay service


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(Updated April 2023)

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Contact us via email or call the church office at 610.282.3939

Rev. Dr. Bruce C. Stevenson, Lead Pastor

Dennis J. Duda, Organist & Music Director

Sandy David, Parish Administrator

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