Inspired and modern in theology.... 

Unity in Spirit.....

Jerusalem United Church of Christ

545 Church Drive

Palmerton (Trachsville), PA. 18071

610-681-4412 CALL FOR MORE INFO! 

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

Come worship with us at 9:00AM OUTSIDE in our beautiful picnic grove!  (In case of inclement weather the service will be held in the sanctuary)  Bring your lawn chairs, dress comfortably, and masks are optional (according to CDC guidelines).  You can also remain in your vehicle and park in the grove so you can see the band stand, and listen on 95.5 FM. See below for more information on our upcoming service this Sunday or to view a recording of the service from this past Sunday.  WE ARE OUTSIDE TODAY, AUGUST 1st!!!

 

Stay Well!  Stay tuned for more info. USE the DONATE button on this webpage to donate to our ministries!  

THIS CONGREGATION:
JERUSALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

GET TO KNOW US  (see service times below)

Although not stuck in the past,  judging by our relaxed atmosphere and contemporary worship, Jerusalem United Church of Christ (JUCC) has its roots in the German Reformed Traditions. Previously a shared ministry with the Lutheran traditions, JUCC is a distinct community of Christians that find hope and joy in honoring God in our midst and joining in faith and action.  We are one of over 5,000  UCC churches with nearly one million members across the U.S., who serve God and help to co-create a world where God is glorified and honored.  The UCC is a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

CURRENTLY WE ARE DOING A 9:00AM WORSHIP SERVICE EACH SUNDAY IN OUR CHURCH GROVE per CDC guidelines.

 

Contemporary Praise    9:00 AM        

Live Band leads music and song. Multi-media.

Children's Church Bible School during this service year round.

 

Traditional Worship Service  10:30 AM

Traditional liturgies and prayers. Adult Choir.

Seated pew communion 1st Sunday of the month.

 

Contemporary Worship style for early service

Piano/organ and choir lead the later Tradional service hymns.

Both services include a biblically based message and prayer.

 

During the 9AM service infants to 5yrs. have nursery; and 5 to 12 yrs. have bible school in other areas for 40 minutes of the service.

 

Summer 9:00 am only June-July-Aug-Sept (Grove Services Weather Permitting)

Blend of Contemporary and Traditional
For Grove services you can bring a lawn chair and masks are required. We will be inside if it's raining, with limited seating.  The service will be LIVE on Facebook and posted on our website.  It will also be broadcasted on 95.5 FM so you can stay in your car to listen to the service whether it's held in the grove or in the sanctuary.

 

Come and honor God at JUCC.

We warmly welcome visitors!

 

OUR
MISSION

We exist to declare and demonstrate the liberating power of the Gospel 

It is our mission to help people experience God rather than  just religion.  We hope people may grow strong in faith and take their experience to the world. We believe in a church outside of the four walls of a building. It is our mission that our members will be One with God and know God, as Christ prayed for his disciples in John 17. "That they all may be one."

OUR

VISION

Be a part of the Vision

Our vision is to become the loving community of Christ that Jesus spoke about when he gave the "new" commandment that we love one another.

Growing Disciples, providing needed ministries, creating a community in our area that supports and cares for one another

OUR

GOALS

To impact our community and show the love that Jesus shows us to every person that we encounter. We wish to show the love, compassion, and grace that Jesus showed everyone he encountered. We hope that you will join in accomplishing these goals and be blessed by it in the process! God's grace is available to all!

 

7 PRINCIPLES

WE LIVE BY

AUTHENTICITY:  We believe we can’t be what God has called us to be if we are not genuinely ourselves. We must be our true selves so that we make a connection with one another on a higher level.


BIBLICAL TRUTH: We believe the Bible is God’s word of truth for humanity. Though there may be many interpretations, we stand on the basic truths of God the Creator, Christ the Redeemer, the Holy Spirit's presence in our hearts and the world, The Church as the vessel of God's work in the world and the promises of God: forgiveness, grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, help in trial and friends in joy, and a blessed eternal life.


HONOR GOD: We honor God by coming together on Sundays and at other times, to worship, praise and thank God for the blessings of life and grace.


COMMUNICATION: Loving interactions are the hallmark of God's plan for our world.


LIFE TOGETHER: Sharing the hope and supporting each other in our life's journeys; through the joy and the sorrow, no one deserves to be alone and everyone deserves neighborly love.


EXCELLENCE: We don’t believe in striving for unrealistic perfection. Real excellence is about bringing your best to God’s work and to life in general.


GROWTH: This is a safe place for everyone. But safe doesn’t mean always  comfortable. The answers aren’t always comfortable.

"That they may all be one." 

John 17:21