Category: News and Updates

Greek Trip to Let Faithful Follow the Footsteps of Paul

Greek Trip to Let Faithful Follow the Footsteps of Paul

The Rev. Dr. David Charles Smith, Senior Pastor of Jordan UCC of Allentown, will lead an 11-day spiritual pilgrimage to Greece in March 2019 that will allow participants to follow the footsteps of Paul the Apostle.

The trip – which also includes a three-night cruise through the Greek islands and the coast of Turkey – helps faithful followers understand the setting of many New Testament letters and the life of St. Paul.

Travelers will visit Mars Hill in Athens, where Paul preached, and make stops at Ephesus, Patmos, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Delphi, and the Acropolis.

The all-inclusive excursion from March 20-30, 2019, includes 20 meals and round-trip airfare to Philadelphia International Airport. Travelers can save $200 with an early reservation. The trip also is open for non-Jordan UCC members.

Interested individuals can contact the Jordan UCC office for a brochure and details.

Date Changed for Jordan UCC Leadership Retreat

Date Changed for Jordan UCC Leadership Retreat

The date of the Jordan UCC Leadership Retreat has been changed to Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Staff members, current and past Consistory members, and others in positions of leadership are invited to the one-day retreat at the church with Dr. Jill Peters of the Moravian Theological Seminary. Topics to be covered include how to develop leaders, what happens when we disagree, and how we care for those who no longer care for us.

Participants are asked to come prepared to begin at 9 a.m. The retreat will include a break and a light lunch.

Interested participants are asked to RSVP to the church office by Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Spaghetti Dinner to be Held Friday, Jan. 19

Spaghetti Dinner to be Held Friday, Jan. 19

Come out and support Jordan UCC’s Sunday School program and enjoy a delicious homemade Italian dinner on Friday, Jan. 19, from 5-7 p.m.

Donations needed in the kitchen by Wednesday, Jan. 17, include thin spaghetti, any kind of sauce, applesauce, fruit cocktail, and Ranch or Italian salad dressing. Desserts should be brought to the kitchen by Friday, Jan. 19.

Anybody who would like to help with prep work should meet in the kitchen on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. If you are interested in helping with the dinner, please arrive between 5-7 p.m. that day and we will put you to work.

Please contact Mary Heller with questions at 610.799.0372 or