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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.

Seventh Annual Indian Valley

Hometown Christmas

Holiday House Tour

Sunday, December 3 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm

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This event is a self-guided tour of local homes filled with charm and character and decorated by the homeowners. Tickets are now available--phone the church office at 215-723-1186. Cost is $20.00 per ticket.

Tickets, refreshments and restrooms will be available at Zwingli Church on the day of the event.



Souderton Alumni Men's Chorus

Sunday, December 3, 7:30 pm

Join us for this holiday tradition! Under the direction of Jon Leight, the Souderton Alumni Men's Chorus will perform live in concert. No tickets required, all are welcome. A free-will offering will be taken.



Old First Shelter Collection

Philadelphia's Old First Church provides shelter to homeless men in the city, and this year's Christmas mission will help support their cash needs.



angel tree

Angel Tree

Zwingli will once again be holding a gift collection for the youth of Bethany Children's Home located in Womelsdorf, PA. Our Sunday Schoolers will be decorating angels to hang on the tree.

This year the angels will be acting as gift tags for Bethany to attach to the gifts. Click here for a Wish List of items for the children. All donations must be new; they cannot accept anything used. When you place your unwrapped donations under the Angel Tree in the Atrium on December 3rd or December 10th, choose an angel from the treee to attach to your gift (tape will be near the tree).

Or if you like the tradition of choosing an angel from the tree and then purchasing your gift (maybe the angel acts as a reminder) you're more than welcome to choose an angel on December 3rd and then return it with your gift on December 10th. Thank you for considering being an Angel this Christmas. The gifts that we donate are special to these youths and help to create new positive memories in their life.



Hanging of the Greens Fellowship Hour

On December 3rd in place of our regular Sunday School classes, we will keep the spirit of the Hanging of the Greens service going. The Educators and Shepherds will be hosting an inter-generational fellowship hour filled with holiday activities, in lieu of Sunday School.

Activities include decorating (and tasting, of course) cookies for the Holiday House Tour, festive crafts for all ages, Christmas caroling, and contributing to the Hanging of the Greens decorating. Those attending are welcome to bring some of their favorite holiday treats to share with everyone! And to go along with those treats, a hot chocolate bar will be available!

Dress festively because we'll also have a Most Festive Christmas Attire contest complete with a holiday prize for the person voted Most Festive!

It will truly be a time of fellowship filled with activities for all ages and we hope that you'll join us on December 3rd, immediately after worship.



Meditation and Prayer Group

The Meditation and Prayer Group will be meeting on Monday, November 27 at 9:15 am. Join us as we focus on Silence as a form of meditation and prayer. This group meets in the downstairs youth room.



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, December 3, 7:30 pm, Souderton Alumni Men's Chorus, Jon Leight
  • Sunday, January 21, 4 pm, Eric Mintel, Jazz
  • Spring, 2018, Swing Dance with the Royalaires


Book Club

Zwingli's book club will be taking the month of December off. We'll resume meeting in January to discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Book club traditionally meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Bright Space Room. Contact Nikki Bechtel (bech.nikki@gmail.com) with any questions!



...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



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.



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