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Never place a period
where God has placed a comma.
– Gracie Allen, 20th century American comedian



...you're welcome here!




Worship with us on Sunday mornings

350 Wile Avenue, Souderton


  • Worship at 9 am.
  • Fellowship after worship
  • Church School from 10:30 am until 11:30 am

We welcome children of all ages in our services. "Busy Bags" and children's bulletins are available from the ushers. And for families who desire it, nursery care is available for preschool children during worship services.

We are wheel-chair accessible and air-conditioned.

blood drop

Blood Drive, Monday, January 15th

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15, Zwingli and Zion Mennonite will sponsor a blood drive for Miller-Keystone Blood Center at Zwingli. Visit www.GIVEaPINT.org for online scheduling and to create your donor profile. Key in your zip code, choose Include Mobile Drives, set both dates to 01/15/2018, then click Search. Choose the Zwingli schedule and pick your time. For more information, contact Jim See by email or phone, 215-257-4160.


Miller-Keystone Blood Center

30 Hour Famine Volunteer Opportunities

This is the kind of fasting I want . . . Share your food with the hungry.

-Isaiah 58:6-7

FASTING BUDDY: Are you interested in connecting with one of our youth or youth leaders while supporting the 30 hour famine? From noon on 1/12/18 to 6 pm on 1/13/18 several youth and their leaders will be giving up food to learn about hunger in our world and experience just a little bit of what 795 million people go through on a daily basis. We are looking for fasting buddies for those that are participating in the famine. The biggest responsibility of a fasting buddy is to pray for the youth or leader with whom you are paired. We also ask that you be available to reveal yourself to your buddy from 6:00 pm to approximately 7:30 pm on Saturday, 1/13/18. As a fasting buddy you DO NOT give up food. If you are interested, email Monica and she can give you more information. Depending on the response, not everyone who volunteers will be paired with a buddy. If that is the case, we still welcome you to keep our group in your thoughts and prayers! Thank you in advance for your support.

30 HOUR FAMINE FUNDRAISING LEADER: This year we wanted to try something new and see if someone would be interested in leading fundraising for the 30 Hour Famine. The fundraising does not necessarily need to happen before or during the famine (1/12 - 1/13). Email Monica to let her know if you are interested.

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Old First Shelter Collection

We beat the goal of our Advent mission project and will be sending over $2600 to help support the cash needs of the men's shelter of Philadelphia's Old First Church, Thanks for all your support of this and our other mission projects!



2018

2018 Calendar Collection

Happy New Year! The Ministry of Missioners is collecting calendars for the inmates of Graterford Prison, so drop off any extra calendars you've received in the collection box at the Missioners' table in the atrium.



Stained Glass

If you're eager to learn more about the making of the stained glass windows for our sanctuary, here are some fascinating links!



Sunday School Shepherd Sign-Up

You can find information about the rest of the Sunday School year as well the sign-ups for teachers and helpers here. Any questions can be brought to Erin Chalmers or Nikki Bechtel.



flowers

Chancel Flowers and Worship Bulletins

Would you like to sponsor the flowers in the chancel or worship bulletins one Sunday morning? You'll find sponsorship forms on the bulletin board next to the church office.



Free Concerts at Zwingli

Save the dates for our Music Ministries concert series!

  • Sunday, January 21, 4 pm, Eric Mintel, Jazz
  • Spring, 2018, Swing Dance with the Royalaires


Book Club

Zwingli's book club will resume with a meeting on January 17th to discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. The February book will be Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Book club traditionally meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Bright Space Room, but note that during the season of Lent (February and March) the meeting will be on the third Monday instead. Contact Nikki Bechtel (bech.nikki@gmail.com) with any questions!



Clothing and Food Needs Continue

We continue collecting gently-used clothing, especially for children. And the needs at Keystone Opportunity food pantry include fresh produce and lots of other items. Check out their list here.

Our Garden of Health support for those with special dietary needs is now part of our regular Keystone collection. Roughly 25% of the population has either diabetes, heart disease, food allergies or celiac disease, and for low-income neighbors eating wisely can be financially difficult. There's ongoing need for gluten-free, sugar-free, and low- or no-sodium foods. Click here for more information about Garden of Health.



...store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

-Matthew 6:20-21



AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Zwingli.


Grocery Cards

We now have ShopRite gift cards, as well as GIANT and Landis Supermarket cards!

As always, your gift card purchase from Zwingli church automatically gives the church 5%. Cards are available for purchase Sunday morning or through the church office during the week.



Pennsylvania Clearances

All volunteers working with children under 18 years old are required to obtain the PA Child Abuse History Clearance, the PA Criminal Record Check, and possibly the FBI Criminal Background Check with fingerprinting.

Click here for more information.



Vision Statement 2020

Zwingli United Church of Christ, as a community blessed with a spirit of abundance and generosity, is called to:
Create a safe place to explore faith and worship, full of life, energy and enthusiasm.
Connect to the world through our local and global commitments, becoming stronger in our faith.
Celebrate all people as God's children, affirming each other's unique gifts.
With God's help, we are united in the Spirit, listening and preparing for God's work — embracing all possibilities.



Pulltabs! Calendars! Puzzles!

Zwingli has ongoing collections of these items in our atrium.

The beverage can tabs support Ronald McDonald Houses, helping provide a home-away-from-home for families whose seriously ill children are receiving treatment in nearby hospitals. And the calendars and puzzle books are donated to inmates at Graterford Prison.



Farmer Ed mission presentation

Mission Presentation, One Great Hour of Sharing

Watch this video of the inspiring mission presentation in our worship service of March 13, 2015. We support One Great Hour of Sharing!



creative recycling tree PaperRetriever bin Paper Recycling!

There's a bin in the back!

Recycle all of your newspaper, magazines, shopping catalogs, office and school papers and mail 24 hours/ 7 days a week right here in our green and yellow bin. You save water and energy by recycling .



CROP Walk  2014 scene

CROP Walk 2014

Zwingli participated in the Pennridge CROP walk this fall. View Jonathan's video of the 2014 CROP walk on our outreach page!


Sunday Refreshments

Adopt a Sunday morning to provide some goodies for our fellowship and coffee time after worship. Look for the signup sheet on the bulletin board near the coffee maker in the lobby.



What is that picture?

Zwingli letter photos

These pictures were taken by the Zwingli Youth Photography class as a way to understand that we may not always see things as they are...each picture is just a part of an item in Zwingli. Can you tell what the entire picture would be? We may only see a part of a person, item or activity around us. Stepping back and looking at a bigger picture could change our view of situations, people and experiences. At the same time, isn't it nice to see some of the detail in each item and person if you look closely?

  • Z, closure on door to sanctuary (look up!)
  • W, music folder in choir room
  • I, window frame
  • N, books on a shelf
  • G, leaves on a plant
  • L, space between bricks
  • I, space between chairs in sanctuary


We believe...

  • God loves us unconditionally.
  • We are one family in Christ.
  • We are called to follow Jesus.
  • We are called not to judge, but to accept and forgive others, as we have been accepted and forgiven.
  • We are called to care for, to develop, and to share cheerfully the gifts and talents God has given us.

I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord!"

-Psalm 122:1


  • Butch Kuykendall, Senior Pastor
  • Elaine Ely, Interim Associate Pastor
  • Telephone: 215.723.1186
  • Fax: 215.723.5402
  • E-mail: office@zwingli.org
  • Postal address:
  • 350 Wile Avenue
  • Souderton, PA 18964
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celebrating and sharing God's love