Special Services for Holy Week:
Good Friday April 18th, 7:00 PM - A Tenebrae Service of remembering the awful death of Christ our Savior, though he had done nothing wrong; in fact, he had only done good for people. Come and experience the abject poverty of those human actions and the sin which caused it. Come and seek to understand the human condition, and the sin which is still in this world.
Easter - April 20th - Our 8:00 AM morning service takes place outdoors in the grove. A variety of instruments will provide music as we gather to celebrate the resurrected life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and our promise of life with him forever. Come and celebrate the goodness of God and nature as we worship together.
Afterward, we will go indoors and partake of light breakfast goodies until our main Sunday service begins at 10:00 AM in the sanctuary (please note the earlier time than usual). We gather together rejoicing, remembering and celebrating the main event of our faith - the Resurrection! Please join us. Everyone is welcome!
The Jerusalem United Church of Christ proudly welcomes you to our new web site! We are located in Trachsville the white church behind the Towamensing Fire Company on Route 209, on the left side of Church Drive. We always welcome new members to join our ministry and mission.
In the year 1845, the Lutheran and Reformed people of Towamensing Township, PA, felt the need for a church of their own. A building committee consisting of members from both sects, met and discussed plans. On June 1, 1848, the cornerstone was laid in place and the building of the first Union Church at Trachsville was begun.
Our current Confirmation Class is presently completing its two-year cycle. It will conclude with the Order of Confirmation being celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at the 10:30 am service. Our baptized, youth member participants who wish to profess their faith in Jesus Christ will do so at this service. Come and celebrate with us on this joyful occasion!
The church now has a clothing shed where you may drop off your old clothing and shoes at any time. Both the clothing shed and the aluminum can recycling shed, located in the church grove, are money makers for the church, so we encourage you to support them!
Sunday School is currently in session 9-10 am on Sundays until June 15, 2014.
Then, a summer break is taken until September 14, 2014, when the fun and fellowship begins again! In the meantime, watch the newsletter and bulletins for information about an upcoming Summer VBS (Vacation Bible School) That is always fun for all ages!
Our Sunday School consists of three open-anytime classes.
Nursery, School-Aged and Adult classes. (see Education tab for more information)