All are welcome in peace to our Worship Celebrations Every Sunday @ 10:30am
You may join us in-person or online.
For in-person worship, we ask that folks wear masks while singing, but otherwise masks are optional but encouraged.
The United Church of Christ at Valley Forge has a strong spirit of celebration that is evident in our Sunday worship service. Our worship service is a time for gathering as God’s family to celebrate God’s presence through scripture readings, expressive, heartfelt preaching, beautiful music, prayer, meditation, and the opportunity to share joys and concerns with each other.
Including people of all ages in the life of our church is important to us. Sunday School, including infant and toddler care, is offered to all children. Children are with the whole congregation for the beginning of worship, which includes a message just for them, before going off to Sunday School.
We have Greeters at the door to assist you in any way with your first visit.
We participate in our faith through reading scripture, lighting the Christ candle, serving communion, leading Children’s Sharing Time, and offering our singing voices and our musical instruments in praise.
Music is an integral part of our worship service. We continually explore new pathways in our music ministry. On a typical Sunday, we sing hymns, a praise song and listen to our choir’s anthem.
Uplifting our voices to God
During worship, our music ministry provides a beautiful and spiritual backdrop to the scripture readings, sermons, and prayers. Opportunities for praise and reflection are found in the variety of traditional and contemporary hymns, varied instrumental accompaniments and adult choir.
The choir is always welcoming new members and new ideas of sharing musical gifts in worship. Please feel free to contact our church office if you are interested in joining our music ministry.
Over the decades our church has a tradition of a strong music ministry under the direction of wonderful musicians, from Elaine Langerhans, to Doug and Joan Johnson, to Adriana Samargia, who led us through a move to virtual services during the early days of the pandemic. We have been blessed to have Jo Ellen Hippenstiel serve as an interim director of music twice and we are now able to benefit from the talents and spirit-led direction of Gail Craven.