Wharton United Community Church - Home Wharton United Community Church Home About STAFF Contact Photos YOGA INFORMATION Calendar YOUTH GROUP Food Pantry Ministry Prayer Requests Wharton United Community Church at St. Johns Wharton United Community Church at St. Johns Welcome to Wharton United Community Church. Whoever you are, and wherever you've been, the good news is YOU are welcome! Upcoming Events Yoga is BACK!!! 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Mondays. Come, relax, breath and feel like you've done something for yourself.... ?HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE? Palm Sunday, April 9th: 10:30 a.m. Procession and Palms. Service of Holy Communion Maundy Thursday, April 13th: 12:00 p.m. Centennial Courts Service of Holy Communion 7:00 p.m. Service of Holy Communion and stripping of the Altar Good Friday, April 14th: 12:00 p.m. Ecumenical Cross walk at Noon starting near Sussex Meat Packing on Washington Pond. We’ll carry the cross – 7 stations – Walk is around 1 mile but you can drive and park and be a part. 7:00 p.m. Meditations, Readings and Adult choir. Easter Morning, April 16th: 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service at Roberts Street Park by the swing set. 10:30 a.m. Festive Service of Holy Communion, Children's puppet storytelling. Following the service a community Easter Egg Hunt on the back yard of the church! Come Join us and experience an extraordinary gift ? Sunday Morning Opportunities Worship Sunday's 10:30 a.m. ? Join us for a vital, meaningful, and enjoyable worship in the Sanctuary. With communion every Sunday, and coffee hour following worship you will not want to miss this experience. Faith Formation Educational Opportunities 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Small Group Gatherings Opportunities for all ages! Children's classes work with the Gospel message for the day each week through storytelling, music, art, crafts and other experiences. Adult & Youth study starting January 15 and ending February 15th: We're studying Adam Hamilton's book "Half Truths". Held on 2nd floor in the library. From March 4-March 25th, we'll be studying The Book of Galatians Coffee Hour with fresh bagels and cream cheese Sunday's After Church 11:30-12:00? Following worship, everyone is invited for Coffee Hour in our fellowship hall. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and chat with the pastor and fellow worshipers. We'd love to meet you! Past Events Marching Fourth on March 4th Around 25 persons came and participated on a Saturday morning exploring together what WUCC is in our lives and how we can communicate better to our neighbors and friends who we are and what were about. The breakfast was fantastic, the fellowship amazing (as always) and the exploration insightful. We look forward to having another moment when we meet our neighbors and explore what is needed from WUCC to really be in service to the community around us. LGBTQ+ potluck and fellowship helps WUCC be a good and safe place ? Seeking a "safe place" to bring their children, those who attended the LGBTQ+ potluck on February 11th responded with gratitude and enthusiasm for the place and time apart. Families came from as far away as Summit. We look forward to continuing this vital fellowship. If you're interested in continuing to plan these events with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate efforts. Attendance is solid at No Human Being is Illegal Presentation by Wind of the Spirit. Three of WUCC's faithful food pantry workers and two of our Spanish speaking congregants/leaders attended the "No Human Being" is Illegal presentation at Grace UMC in Dover. There were approximately 35 people gathered from 6 different churches. After sharing in small groups about the difficulties of discussing politics at all with our friends, families or congregation and some of the difficult subjects on the agenda, the group heard the stories of two of the Wind of the Spirit leaders -- one immigrant from Brazil and one from Colombia -- both of whom had difficult times figuring out the rules, having the rules change and finding a route to security for themselves and their families. The session ended by bringing forth some of the misconceptions of the public around what is happening and what is not happening around immigration. If you want to know more, talk with Rose Parnell, Penny Mariano or Cindy Squires, Lucy Reyes or Jose Luis Espinoza. ? We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon! Worship Services 10:00 June - August 10:30 Sept - May 12:30 Centennial Courts (1st Sunday) Food Pantry Food Pantry: Wednesday 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. *Wharton Residents Office Hours Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Telephone (973) 366-8140 Fax: (973)-366-9013 Location 20 Church Street, Wharton, NJ 07885 Photos used under Creative Commons from Vallausa, Tomas Sobek Home About STAFF Contact Photos YOGA INFORMATION Calendar YOUTH GROUP Food Pantry Ministry Prayer Requests ?