Worship Celebration Every Sunday @ 10:30am
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.
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.
UCCVF has long made recordings of our weekly sermons available online. With COVID 19 and sheltering at home we were presented with an opportunity to explore other ways to invite worship and community online.
We are currently holding a hybrid form of worship with celebrating both in person in the sanctuary (masked to protect our children) and inviting viewers to join online either through Zoom (link sent each week via e-mail and also published in
or at our public
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 (with support from the amazing pianist Robert Prester!). 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.
A worship service for everyone
One of the priorities our congregation has been working on in recent years is teaching children/youth about worship and offering them opportunities to worship. For a summary of reasons why churches should consider all-
To move in this direction of helping our children and youth mature into adult disciples, the worship committee, all-
Since 2018 we have incorporated a monthly All-
These services are intended to be a “regular Sunday worship” that better include and integrate our young people. We have changed some elements, we have left other elements as they typically are. We have been and will continue to evaluate this experience and continue to pray and reflect about next steps to help us be a more fully inclusive community of adults, children, and youth so that we can better form disciples and grow as disciples of Christ who will multiply God’s healing life in the world.