The Reformed Church of Bushkill: Feeding Body and Soul.
Who We Are
The Reformed Church of Bushkill is blessed to comprise a rich diversity of people. We have different religious histories (and sometimes no religious history!), various theological perspectives, and quite an array of skin colors. We come from any number of countries, and have grown up in any number of circumstances. We have one thing in common, though: we’re trying to live out the way of Jesus Christ. We find meaning in letting our diversity find expression in our worship, in music, and in the form of our worship service. We’re a church that believes deeply in relationships. Those get expressed in a joyous and even somewhat loud coffee hour after the service.
We do our best to serve our community: we’re a host church for a local homeless program, and have started the Breaking Free Recovery Center, where people in our community can find support addressing their hurts, hang-ups and habits. Above all, we’re a church that believes in following where Jesus is calling us to be. We don’t want to keep doing things – either in our church or as individuals – in the same ways we always have. Jesus calls us to grow and that requires that we change. We invite you to join us in that journey!
We Invite You to Join Us
More and more, people want to experience, and even participate in, the Christian faith before signing on. That’s a good thing! You can explore the Reformed Church of Bushkill at one of our two worship services. We worship at 10:30 AM each Sunday morning. This is our largest service – our band plays and choirs sing at this service. Because it dovetails with our Sunday School, we have a children’s moment at each Sunday morning service too.
We do a very similar service on Sunday evenings at 7 PM. Our evening service is quieter, however. There’s a bit less singing, but we take some time to talk together after the sermon about what God is trying to teach us through the Scripture lesson. There’s a simple meal before each evening service at 6:30.
Sunday School is at 9:15 on Sunday mornings. We have classes for kids from age 4 through high school. We also have a class for adults. In addition to this opportunity for adult discipleship, we have a lot of small groups – we call them Growth Groups – that meet throughout the week. Most of the Growth Groups discuss the Scripture lesson that we read in Sunday worship.
We have all sorts of other things going on which you can read about as you look a little more thoroughly at our website.
If you’d like to explore the life of Christ more deeply, we invite you to join with us. You’re welcome to just sit and see if the life of Christ as our church understands it works for you. But you can only sit for a little while! Our church has discovered that Jesus calls each of us into ministry. So we strongly encourage each of our people to discover the way God has shaped them for ministry, listen to God’s call, and then get out and do.