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HUCC Gift Teams

The United Church of Christ of Hummelstown embraces a unique approach to the “work” of the church, instead of a typical consistory board to govern, the Hummelstown UCC has developed Gift Teams.

Disciples are encouraged to join the team that calls to their spirit and passions. This allows for members to engage in activities that speak to them and their team for the good of the church and community. All disciples are able to develop ideas and see them through to completion.
Disciples gather bi-monthly (or more if needed) for planning, fellowship and a common meal. The Gift Teams select members to serve on the Gift Team Board of Directors.

Our Heritage and History

The roots or our congregation extend back to the early 1700s when German Reformed families began emigrating to and settled throughout this region of Pennsylvania. Our forebears were a proud, hearty, deeply religious, persevering and liberty loving lot.  The Reformed Church in America has the distinction of being one of the earliest organized Christian religious administrations, with a long history of vigorously promoting and fighting for social justice.

The Hummelstown Reformed Church was officially founded in 1766. Hummelstown’s Reformed and Lutheran congregations initially worshipped in union, first in a log structure that burned in 1817 and afterwards in a two story stone structure which continues to exist (now known as the Parish House, the original home and current museum of the Hummelstown Historical Society).  In 1855 the Reformed congregation, after significant prayer and deliberation, took a step in faith and decided to undertake erecting their own church to worship in.  A two story brick church served as their home from 1855 until Sunday, June 28, 1908 when Dedication Services were held for our current structure which is built with brownstone from the Hummelstown Brownstone Quarry, which in the early 1900s provided much sought after and prized brownstone building materials through-out the east coast.  The current church building stands as a testament to our forbearer’s faithful commitment to their religious foundation, stewardship and love of God.  As proud as we are of our beautiful sanctuary, with glorious stained glass windows depicting Christ’s life and pipe organ encouraging praise to God, inviting us to enter into a worshipful mood, we recognize that more importantly it is the people in the sanctuary that are the actual ‘church.’

In 1957, a significant event occurred in the life of our congregation when the Evangelical & Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches joined together to newly form the United Church of Christ and we became the United Church of Christ of Hummelstown. We take pride in our affiliation with the United Church of Christ’s continuation of the Reformed tradition of advancing social justice causes.

Over the years we’ve respectfully maintained the historical ambiance of our structure while at the same time updating and modernizing, with the addition of an elevator and unisex restrooms on all levels, to assure it is an accessible facility for all.

104 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036 | (717)566-8893 |