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ABOUT US

Linfield Church can be traced as far back as 1862 with the gift of land from Jefferson March. This was the seed of our growth. The actual building of the chapel took place during the summer of 1878 under the name Limerick Station Union Chapel. Then, on July 6, 1891, the church was incorporated as the Linfield Reformed Church, reflecting the change in name of the town. We remained the Reformed Church until June 1934, when the Reformed and Evangelical churches merged. This union remained in effect for 23 years until, in June of 1957, the Evangelical and Reformed Church merged with the Congregational Christian Church to become what is now known as the United Church of Christ. The church building has grown to accommodate an expanding congregation. These changes included a church school extension in 1940 to house a growing Sunday School. In 1958 the sanctuary was expanded, and Christian Education rooms were added. The illuminated steeple and large stained-glass window were part of this expansion project. In 1969 a two-story addition was completed to provide additional educational space, replacing the "church house" which was torn down. We take pride in maintaining the church property with improvement projects on a yearly basis.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

As we enter into the warmth of summer, I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the blessings that surround us and the opportunities for growth and renewal that lie ahead. Summer is a season of joy, relaxation, and exploration, a time when we have the chance to embrace the beauty of creation and form new relationships with our neighbors.

            First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt wishes for a summer filled with enjoyment and safe travels to each and every one of you. May your vacations be filled with laughter, adventure, and precious moments with loved ones. As you journey to and from vacation please remember to stay safe and be mindful of your role as the Body of Christ wherever you go.

            Even in our time away from church, I urge us all to be faithful stewards of the church. Your regular donations are essential to the continuation of our ministry and outreach efforts, both locally and beyond. Remember the words of Paul in 2Corinthians 9:7 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”. If you are away, please take the time to mail in your envelope, or fill it with your usual offering and bring it with you when you return or take this as an opportunity to give in a new way using our online giving option on our website.

https://www.linfieldunitedchurchofchrist.com/donate

            As you all take time for renewal and family, I too will do the same and wanted to remind you of my upcoming absence from the church. I will be away from May 31st to June 3rd to officiate my younger sister’s wedding and from June 6th to June 9th for the PSEC Conference meeting at Penn State. During this time, I ask for your continued prayers for the conference and our faithful discernment of the potential merge into the Keystone Conference. I promise to provide more information in the weeks following that will help us make an informed decision as a congregation as to what our vote will be when it comes to the Fall Conference meeting in November. If you have any questions on the process, please do not hesitate to bring them to me.

            Lastly, as a member of our Conference Consistory, I find it vital to my responsibility to you and the United Church of Christ that I share some information concerning Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM). Our churches and individual’s contributions to OCWM support the essential work of our denomination and provide resources for ministries, programs, and support for and from the PSEC Conference. OCWM giving to the PSEC has continued to decline, resulting in yearly budget cuts. Your generosity is crucial to the continuation of this work, and I encourage you to prayerfully consider what the future of Linfield UCC and the wider church looks like.

            As we prepare for the rest and relaxation that comes with summer, let us remain faithful in our commitment to God and to one another. May this season be a time of abundant blessings and renewal!

OUR FAITH

Drawn together by the Holy Spirit, we are a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action. In covenant with the church in all its settings, we serve God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world as made manifest in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

OUR COMMUNITY

We are a small faith community with BIG hearts. Our welcoming and faithful congregation has embarked on a journey to minister within the community and ourselves.  The members of Linfield UCC are a community of followers of Jesus Christ.  We seek growth in our faith through worship, mission, education, fellowship, and loving service to others.

"That they may all be one."

John 17:21

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