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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 once again.  We wish you health and peace during this unprecedented time.

Your friends in Christ,

Dryland United Church of Christ 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.

https://www.nazarethmoravianchurch.com/nazareth-area-support

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 pies for sale at Thanksgiving.

Your Christian friends in cooking,

The Kitchen Committee

NEXT EVENTS

Thanksgiving Missions Project

     Bring the love and warmth of Christ into someone's home this Thanksgiving by helping to provide a meal to a family in need.  We are hoping to assist 25 families in need for Thanksgiving.  The estimated cost to feed one family is $40.  Whether you can help ten families or just one, you will be making a much-needed difference in our community!  The meals will be distributed on Saturday, November 21 between 10:00 AM to 1 PM at the church.  We are currently gathering the names of local families that we may help.  If you know of a family in need, please contact the church office at 610-759-4444 or Rich Durn at 484-894-9799.

     The Kitchen Committee has started the fundraising for this project by contributing 10% of the profits from the "Dinners To Go" events on September 26, October 10, October 24 and November 7.

     "How can I help?"  Donations of goods for the baskets (listed below) or monetary donations may be dropped off or sent to the church office.  Monetary donations should be in an envelope marked as "Mission Project to Feed the Needy."  The Kitchen Committee will also be accepting monetary or food donations when meals are picked up at the "Dinners To Go" events.  Contributions may also be dropped off during our church services, and on November 4, November 5 or November 6 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Ring the doorbell located on the left side of the glass doors and somebody will come out to meet you.

     The following items will be gratefully accepted, as well as monetary donations:

  • Turkey, or a store voucher to purchase a turkey

  • 5 lb. bag of locally grown potatoes

  • 2 lb. bag of fresh carrots

  • Fresh fruit

  • Canned vegetables, such as corn or green beans

  • Cranberry sauce

  • Rolls

  • Gravy

     If you wish to be a volunteer to assist in putting the baskets together, please contact Rich Durn at 484-894-9799.  We will be putting the baskets together on Friday, November 20 at a time to be determined.  Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

Thanksgiving Pie Sale!

Want to free up some of your time over the Thanksgiving holiday?  Why not let Dryland United Church of Christ lend a helping hand with the baking!

9" Pies, $9.00 Each

Apple Crumb                                                                                                    Strawberry Rhubarb

Apple Tart                                                                                                                       Wet Bottom Shoo-Fly

Pumpkin

Order deadline is Thursday, November 19

Pick-Up Dates are Tuesday, November 24 from 8 AM - 2 PM

                    Wednesday, November 25 from 9 AM - 6 PM

Call Rich at 484-894-9799, Karen at 610-504-1158, or the church office at 610-759-4444 to place your order.  If there is no answer, please leave a message in order that we may return your call.

Chicken Cordon Bleu / Chicken with biscuits

Ready to Eat - To Go Dinner

Saturday, December 5

Pick-Up Time is Between Noon - 2 PM

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a dish of chicken wrapped around Ham and Swiss Cheese with a touch of Dijon Mustard, then breaded in bran flakes and baked until golden brown.  Or choose Chicken and Biscuits with Gravy - breaded chicken over a bed of biscuits, covered with gravy and topped with even more biscuits.  Dinner includes Potato Wedges, Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, Salad, and homemade Apple Crisp.

All this for only $10.00!  Order deadline is Sunday, November 29.  Call Rich at 484-894-9799, Karen at 610-504-1158, or the church office at 610-759-4444 to place your order.  If there is no answer, please leave a message in order that we may return your call. 

Christmas Candy Sale

To finish off the year, we are having a Christmas Candy Sale! 

Milk or Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters, $8.00 per half pound

Milk or Dark Chocolate Raisin Clusters, $8.00 per half pound

Milk or Dark Chocolate Pretzels, $8.00 per half pound

Milk or Dark Chocolate Non-Pariels, $8.00 per half pound

Milk or Dark Solid Chocolate Trees, $3.00 each

Deadline to order is Saturday, December 5.  No orders taken after this date.  Pick-up is Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 between noon - 2 PM.  All money is due at the time of pick-up. 

Call Rich at 484-894-9799, Karen at 610-504-1158, or the church office at 610-759-4444 to place your order.  If there is no answer, please leave a message in order that we may return your call. 

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.

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

Dryland United Church of Christ is located on Newburg Road in Lower Nazareth right across the street from Lower Nazareth Elementary School.

SERVICES

We gather every Sunday to celebrate the word of God and continue to grow with one another in our journey of faith

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LOVE AND FAITH

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ABOUT US

Dryland United Church of Christ is located on Newburg Road in Lower Nazareth right across the street from Lower Nazareth Elementary School.

ADDRESS

(610) 759-4444

 

4415 Newburg Road
Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064

drylandoffice@rcn.com

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