Never place a period
where God has placed a comma.
– Gracie Allen, 20th century American comedian're welcome here!

Worship with us on Sunday mornings

350 Wile Avenue, Souderton

  • Worship at 9 am.
  • Fellowship after worship
  • Church School from 10:30 am until 11:30 am

We welcome children of all ages in our services. "Busy Bags" and children's bulletins are available from the ushers. And for families who desire it, nursery care is available for preschool children during worship services.

We are wheel-chair accessible and air-conditioned.

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30 Hour Famine Fundraising Update

Jeopardy Game Night! February 24th!

The youth have set a goal to raise $3,360 for the 30 Hour Famine they experienced in January. That's what it would take to feed seven kids for an entire year through World Vision. Donations can be made at the church office in an envelope clearly marked "30 Hour Famine" if you're unable to come on a Sunday morning. DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! If the goal is met by Thursday, February 22nd, the youth get to DUCT TAPE Pastor Butch to the wall at the Jeopardy game night on Saturday, February 24. Don't miss it! Sign up to bring a side or dessert to our Jeopardy game night. We'll provide hotdogs and entertainment!

Lent and Easter symbols

Lenten Worship Schedule

Ecumenical Wednesday Evening Lenten Program and Worship Services will be held at Zwingli from February 14 through March 21. On the Wednesdays AFTER Ash Wednesday, a simple soup supper will be served at 6 pm followed by a service at 7 pm. Holy Week worship services will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 69 West Broad Street, Souderton.

We are deeply grateful for the various opportunities to widen our own sense of worship and to experience the ecumenical cooperation with our neighbors and friends at Emmanuel Lutheran. Our lives are busy and consistent attendance at mid-week services can be challenging. As we walk through the forty days to Easter, we invite ALL to join us for these special services and fellowship opportunities. Let us come together as a people of God and experience all that Lent offers.

  • Ash Wednesday at Zwingli, February 14, 7 pm
    Imposition of Ashes and Sacrament of Holy Communion
  • Wednesdays, February 21 through March 21, at Zwingli,
    • 6 pm Soup Supper
    • 7 pm Service
  • Maundy Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran, March 29, 7 pm
    69 West Broad Street, Souderton
    Foot Washing and Sacrament of Holy Communion
  • Good Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran, March 30, 7 pm

Easter Sunday, April 1, 6 am and 9 am at Zwingli

Celebrating Christ's Resurrection! Sacrament of Holy Communion

Calling all Soupmakers!

During the five weeks of our Ecumenical Lenten program, Zwingli will host soup suppers on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm before the 7 pm worship. We're providing soup for some of the dates. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are interested in making soup, providing bread or dessert.


2018 Calendar Collection

Happy New Year! The Ministry of Missioners is collecting calendars for the inmates of Graterford Prison, so drop off any extra calendars you've received in the collection box at the Missioners' table in the atrium.

Stephen Ministry Training Classes

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Jonathan Widgins and Pastor Butch, our Stephen Leaders, are pleased to be starting training classes for those who wish to become Stephen Ministers.

Click for the detailed schedule of training.

To learn more about Stephen Ministries, check their website.

Stained Glass

If you're eager to learn more about the making of the stained glass windows for our sanctuary, here are some fascinating links!

Sunday School Shepherd Sign-Up

You can find information about the rest of the Sunday School year as well the sign-ups for teachers and helpers here. Any questions can be brought to Erin Chalmers or Nikki Bechtel.


Chancel Flowers and Worship Bulletins

Would you like to sponsor the flowers in the chancel or worship bulletins one Sunday morning? You'll find sponsorship forms on the bulletin board next to the church office.

Swing Dance with the Royalaires

  • Saturday, April 7, 8 to 10 pm, Swing Dance with the Royalaires
    Back by popular demand, this 16-piece band will perform swing dance music from the 1930s to the 1950s. Come and dance the night away! Donation $10 at the door.

Book Club

Zwingli's February book will be Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Book club traditionally meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Bright Space Room, but note that during the season of Lent (February and March) the meeting will be on the third Monday instead, February 18. Contact Nikki Bechtel ( with any questions!

Clothing and Food Needs Continue

We continue collecting gently-used clothing, especially for children. And the needs at Keystone Opportunity food pantry include fresh produce and lots of other items. Check out their list here.

Our Garden of Health support for those with special dietary needs is now part of our regular Keystone collection. Roughly 25% of the population has either diabetes, heart disease, food allergies or celiac disease, and for low-income neighbors eating wisely can be financially difficult. There's ongoing need for gluten-free, sugar-free, and low- or no-sodium foods. Click here for more information about Garden of Health. up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

-Matthew 6:20-21


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Zwingli.

Grocery Cards

We now have ShopRite gift cards, as well as GIANT and Landis Supermarket cards!

As always, your gift card purchase from Zwingli church automatically gives the church 5%. Cards are available for purchase Sunday morning or through the church office during the week.

Pennsylvania Clearances

All volunteers working with children under 18 years old are required to obtain the PA Child Abuse History Clearance, the PA Criminal Record Check, and possibly the FBI Criminal Background Check with fingerprinting.

Click here for more information.

Vision Statement 2020

Zwingli United Church of Christ, as a community blessed with a spirit of abundance and generosity, is called to:
Create a safe place to explore faith and worship, full of life, energy and enthusiasm.
Connect to the world through our local and global commitments, becoming stronger in our faith.
Celebrate all people as God's children, affirming each other's unique gifts.
With God's help, we are united in the Spirit, listening and preparing for God's work — embracing all possibilities.

Pulltabs! Calendars! Puzzles!

Zwingli has ongoing collections of these items in our atrium.

The beverage can tabs support Ronald McDonald Houses, helping provide a home-away-from-home for families whose seriously ill children are receiving treatment in nearby hospitals. And the calendars and puzzle books are donated to inmates at Graterford Prison.

Farmer Ed mission presentation

Mission Presentation, One Great Hour of Sharing

Watch this video of the inspiring mission presentation in our worship service of March 13, 2015. We support One Great Hour of Sharing!

creative recycling tree PaperRetriever bin Paper Recycling!

There's a bin in the back!

Recycle all of your newspaper, magazines, shopping catalogs, office and school papers and mail 24 hours/ 7 days a week right here in our green and yellow bin. You save water and energy by recycling .

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CROP Walk 2014

Zwingli participated in the Pennridge CROP walk this fall. View Jonathan's video of the 2014 CROP walk on our outreach page!

Sunday Refreshments

Adopt a Sunday morning to provide some goodies for our fellowship and coffee time after worship. Look for the signup sheet on the bulletin board near the coffee maker in the lobby.

What is that picture?

Zwingli letter photos

These pictures were taken by the Zwingli Youth Photography class as a way to understand that we may not always see things as they are...each picture is just a part of an item in Zwingli. Can you tell what the entire picture would be? We may only see a part of a person, item or activity around us. Stepping back and looking at a bigger picture could change our view of situations, people and experiences. At the same time, isn't it nice to see some of the detail in each item and person if you look closely?

  • Z, closure on door to sanctuary (look up!)
  • W, music folder in choir room
  • I, window frame
  • N, books on a shelf
  • G, leaves on a plant
  • L, space between bricks
  • I, space between chairs in sanctuary

We believe...

  • God loves us unconditionally.
  • We are one family in Christ.
  • We are called to follow Jesus.
  • We are called not to judge, but to accept and forgive others, as we have been accepted and forgiven.
  • We are called to care for, to develop, and to share cheerfully the gifts and talents God has given us.

I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord!"

-Psalm 122:1

  • Butch Kuykendall, Senior Pastor
  • Elaine Ely, Interim Associate Pastor
  • Telephone: 215.723.1186
  • Fax: 215.723.5402
  • E-mail:
  • Postal address:
  • 350 Wile Avenue
  • Souderton, PA 18964
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