About Our Joy-filled Noise:
Faith United Church of Christ is a young congregation (founded in 1997) filled with people of God from all walks of life. If we can borrow an advertisement from our National U.C.C., “Our faith is over 2,000 years old… our thinking is not!” As many people as we have in the pews and the pulpit, that’s how many differing opinions we have on any given subject. We are “one in the Spirit”, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we can approach God in love and laughter as well as humility and truth.
When we were four separate congregations (read our History page), Rev. Horace Sills, from our National Church staff came to help us. He commented, “This is a church that knows how to have fun!” and we do! We have never officially voted to become Open and Affirming, but we live it. Come and join us as we “make a joyful noise!”
We have three worship services every weekend:
  • 4:30 pm Saturday Vespers (1/2 hour blended service)
    • PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Saturday Service in August. Starting September 5th the time will be 4:30pm on Saturdays.
  • 8:00 am Sunday Worship (1/2 hour traditional service)
  • 10:00 am Sunday Worship (1 hour with choirs)

Or you can catch us on Channel 13 (Hazleton Station) Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am
Or on the Web at …. SSPTV.com also at 8:30 am Tuesday mornings.

Our Staff:

  • Pastors:

      Rev. Dr. Jane Hess 570-401-2239  jdhess@frontiernet.net
      Pastor Ron Schell 570-956-4924
      Lay Pastor Lynne Wallace 570-788-1019
      Lay Pastor John McKinley 570-578-3319

      Building Superintendent: Judy Hartzel
      Outreach Contact: Elizabeth Benko
      Prayer Circle: Carol Koch
      Music Director: Frank Kulig
      Historian: Florence Reinmiller
      Church Secretaries: Shirley Zimmerman and Betty Jean Swigart
      Financial Secretary: Joanne Klevence
      President of Congregation: Gary Marsch
      Vice President of Congregation: Mary Billig
      Secretary of Congregation: Denise Wolfe
      Book Keeper: Ron Schell

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Remember.. “No matter who you are, or where you are in life’s journey, you are welcome here!”

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