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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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On Sunday, December 3 during the worship service, members of First Church learned about domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as a systematic pattern of behaviors in a relationship that are used to gain and/or maintain control and power over another person. Domestic violence crosses all socio-economic lines and invariably escalates over time. It will not… Read more »

Best Wishes Pastor Kate

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Sunday, November 26, 2016 was bittersweet for the members of First Church. While the church welcomed the start of Advent, the most joyous season of the Christian Church, sadly it was time to say goodbye to Pastor Kate. Pastor of First Church and East Vincent United Church of Christ since February, 2009, Pastor Kate celebrated… Read more »

Welcome Austin….

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Another close neighbor became part of the First Church family this fall!  Like Kathy Bieski, Austin Gross who lives directly across the church on Washington Street, will be featured on the organ once a month giving Carol Hanebury some well-earned time off. Austin graduated from Emmaus High School where he played bass in the jazz band and… Read more »

Holy Baptism

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On Sunday, November 20th we celebrated the baptism of Reagan Jae Quigley, daughter of Erica Quigley and Rich Cox and little sister to Charlotte!!   Reagan’s sponsor was Julia Quigley.   Welcome Reagan, into the family of Christ!

Veterans Sunday

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Veterans were remembered during the First Church worship service, Sunday, November 13. Over the church’s 125 years, men and women have served in the country’s wars beginning with World War I in 1917. More than 20 young men from First Church were part of the more than 1.25 million Pennsylvanians who served in World War… Read more »

Advent Workshop

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The Advent Workshop was held on Sunday, November 13 at East Vincent UCC. Crafts stations provided by Barbara Shaffer and Carolyn Zimmerman were set up. Then the decision was, where to start first and which decorations to make. Shining brightly this Advent season are some decorated candles and yellow popsicle stick stars. On the Christmas… Read more »

Dedication of New Paraments

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Sunday, November 6 was a special day for the members of First Church, a day set aside to add to the beauty of the sanctuary and at the same time, remember a long-time member and good friend.  A new set of green altar, pulpit, and lectern paraments was dedicated in loving memory of Florence “Bub” Druckenmiller. … Read more »

PUMPKIN CARVING

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More than 20 men, women, and children from both congregations took part in the first Pumpkin Carving Get Together in the social hall of First Church on Sunday, October 30. The hard work and talents of those here went into carving 17 Jack-O-Lanterns with a variety of scary and happy faces.  When all the pumpkins were complete, electric lights… Read more »

Apple Dumplings

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Saturday morning, Oct 29th, six am. While much of Royersford lay sleeping in the cold darkness, of a day with the temperature hovering at 34 degrees, the Apple Dumpling Gang of First Church was reporting for duty. Twelve faithful church members would spend the next six hours making 413 world famous dumplings. Almost as soon… Read more »

East Vincent welcomes Isaac Strader

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We are happy to welcome Isaac Strader as our interim pianist at East Vincent. Isaac is a transplanted West Virginian, now living in the Phoenixville area. He is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge, having earned a degree in Music Performance with percussion as his primary instrument and piano as his secondary, also… Read more »