Dryland UCC Sunday Service
IMPORTANT UPDATE CONCERNING THE COVID-19 VIRUS:
Sunday Worship will be streamed and until further notice, Dryland UCC will be closed to all group meetings. This communication is hard for us as our mission is to welcome and serve the broader community in the name of Jesus. We look forward to opening the doors and welcoming you back for meetings and worship services again. We wish you health and peace during this unprecedented time.
Your friends in Christ,
Dryland Church Consistory
Welcome to Dryland United Church of Christ
Mission Statement: The avowed purpose of this church shall be to worship God; to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the Sacraments to realize Christian fellowship and unity within this church and the Church Universal, to render living service toward mankind and to strive for righteousness, justice, and peace.
Join Us for Online Worship Services!
We have stopped all indoor gatherings and will return to streaming the online worship service starting Sunday, November 22 at 10:15 AM. We look forward to worshiping online with everyone. Stay encouraged!
Nazareth Area Support Program
The Nazareth Moravian Church is hosting on their website the information for the Nazareth Area Support Program, also known as the Social Worker Program. If you are in need of counseling, please check out the link below. The second link is for the program's brochure.
Dinners from Dryland Will Be Curbside Pickup Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19
The Kitchen Committee will be making Dinners to go until further notice. Orders for meals will be in advance only. The meals will be picked up at the church. There will be no need to get out of your vehicle as we will bring the meal to your vehicle. As Christians, we must not jeopardize the health and welfare of fellow members of society for any reason. The Kitchen Committee will be announcing upcoming meals online and through outside advertising. We thank everyone who supported this sale in such a trying time. We look forward to offering meals for sale in the New Year.
Your Christian friends in cooking,
The Kitchen Committee
Welcome to Rev. Edward Livingston
On June 2, 2019 the congregation of Dryland UCC voted to hire Pastor Edward Livingston as our settled pastor. We welcome him after a long three-year search. Pastor Livingston will begin full-time ministry at Dryland UCC on September 3, 2019. We are an open and affirming church and are very excited to have him as our pastor. We welcome any and all persons/families who would like to join us for worship.
Reverend Edward Livingston is an ordained minister who has had a wide variety of experience. His past experiences have given him the insight and skill we believe will make him the perfect spiritual leader to help move Dryland forward in our mission and purpose.
He attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA from 2004 – 2007 and obtained his Masters in Divinity. He was ordained on November 14, 2010. He most recently has been serving the Armenian Martyrs Congregational Church in Havertown, PA as an interim minister, 2017 – present. He has helped this congregation improve their administrative accountability, update financial standards, organized multiple discovery forums to prepare for a settled pastor, helped them identify historical traumas and hire a consultant who created retreats to foster reconciliation and healing and helped them move forward with community outreach. During his time there, membership grew for the first time in seven years.
Prior employment includes the Associate Pastor for Living Water UCC in Philadelphia, PA from 2014-2017, which was a part time position. He served as the Congregation-based Community Organizer and then the Executive Director for the Camden Churches Organized for People from 2008 – 2017.
He has been active within the United Church of Christ Penn Southeast Conference. In that conference he has served as the Vice Moderator, Chair of the Personnel Committee and as a member of their Justice and Witness Mission Team.
His other community-based involvement includes being a member of the Philadelphia Association Executive Committee and a member of the Armenian Inter-Communal Committee of Philadelphia.
Pastor Livingston and his wife, Rev. Emily Ann Livingston, who is also a UCC minister in Allentown, have purchased a home in the Lehigh Valley and are looking forward to working and living in our community.