An Inclusive Community of Faith that welcomes all.


Open and Affirming:

We publicly welcome and embrace all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,

and non-binary people.


We welcome people of all faith backgrounds or no faith background;

wherever you are on life's journey,

you are welcome here.

Worship & Community Gathering:
Sundays, 10:30am - 12:00pm


350 S. York Rd. Hatboro, PA 19040
215-675-8808

A message from our pastor.

"Welcome! We really mean that! Regardless of your faith background, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, gender expression or identification; no matter which language you speak, how much or how little you've been part of a church—YOU are welcome to join us in worship, learning, community, and service."

- Rev. Josh Blakesley

Click below to watch the episode of "Divided States of Women" with Liz Plank featuring Jenn A. Petro and Rev. Josh Blakesley!

Click the photo below to read the full article about the episode on the UCC website!

Click the photo below to read the article in the Philadelphia Inquirer!


Worship

The Experience

What to Expect


Dress - We wear jeans and sneakers; ties and dresses; shorts and t-shirts; Come as you are!


Music - Modern hymns and songs, both secular and religious, guitar, piano and percussion.


Children - Welcome to stay for all of the worship experience. There is a message specifically for children as well as a space in which they can play. Child care is provided for children under 1st grade age for those who wish to utilize it.  


Service 10:30 am

Celebration of Communion [1st Sunday of each month].

Prayer - We share our celebrations and concerns openly in a non-threatening, informal atmosphere.


Readings - We read from the Bible {Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures & the New Testament}, other sacred texts, poetry, and other creative writings.


Sermon - Storytelling, interactive, multimedia, relaxed, relevant to today, non-judgemental, doubts and questions welcomed.


Children & Youth Faith Formation 9:30 am

Children and youth ages 3 - High School gather from 9:30-10:15am on most Sundays. Using the Seasons of the Spirit Curriculum we explore meaning and mystery in the Bible, nurturing imaginative spirit and empowering children and youth to love God, to love themselves as they are, and to love their neighbors. 



Who We Are

01)

INCLUSIVE

We seek to extravagantly welcome all people to participate in our outreach and mission, education, worship, and fellowship. That means a clear, public welcome to those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender. That means embracing people of other faiths or no faith. That also means reaching out to those of limited financial resources; it means welcoming children and welcoming those with special challenges; it means welcoming those who speak other languages and those who have a different cultural background. Being inclusive means that we don’t just say we want to be diverse, but that we strive towards diversity and welcome difference in thought, appearance, culture, language, and religious practice. 

02)

JUSTICE-SEEKING

We seek to identify the needs of our community, and not just what we want/need to do. It means identifying the problems and challenges around us and what people are struggling with. It means assessing what good we can do as people and as a congregation, and also what our limits are. We partner with others who share our passion for social action and want to make the world a better place for all. 

03)

SPIRITUALLY OPEN

We won’t shove a certain ideology or theology down your throat. It means that we don’t believe that we “know “everything about the Bible, faith, or Christianity. Remaining open means that we are still learning, still seeking, still understanding. And yes, this creates challenges. We worship, learn, and serve next to others who don’t think like we do. We interpret the Bible differently. Some of us come from Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Evangelical, Episcopalian, Atheist, Agnostic, Jewish, or Hindu backgrounds. But that’s the point. We believe that we all benefit from the interaction with others who think differently about faith and spiritual practice. This enhances everyone’s experience!



Our Ministries

LGBTQIA+ Ministry

Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) offers services for those who identify as LGBTQ+. Programs include peer support groups, homework drop-in hours, and activity nights which are open to all!

Children & Youth Ministry

Fun and educational activities and service projects occur for children throughout the year, including the Interfaith Peace Walk, summer educational and fun events, etc. Programs for teenagers include faith formation [on Sundays or also the Faith Journeyers program], service projects, interfaith events and activities, National and Regional UCC Youth Events, and more.

Service & Outreach

Opportunities to serve are open to all! We participate in the following projects: Manna on Main, Urban Tree Connection, SHARE Food Program, Living Water Food Pantry, UCC regional and national projects, and others. We also host Love Your Neighbor, a program that provides emergency assistance to those in need [rent, food, etc.] 



Contact Us

Phone: 215-675-8808
Address: 350 S. York Rd Hatboro, PA 19040
E-mail: pastor@LoveinActionUCC.org



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