Upper Dublin has been designated a Zone of Peace by the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia for our numerous outreach ministries, which help to make our community and our world a more peaceable place. UDLC been deemed to be exemplary in addressing one or more of the root causes of violence, such as prejudice and hatred; poverty, homelessness and hunger; drug use; gun violence; and unequal opportunities for educational and cultural development.
We worship at 7:45, 9:00, and 10:30 every Sunday. UDLC is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, so make yourself at home. Each service is a little different. We joke that they are like the story of the three bears. You can try them out and find the one that feels "just right" to you. You can read about them in more detail here. Here's a helpful list of what you can expect to experience when you visit on Sunday morning from when you pull into the parking lot, getting around the church, following along in worship, and the all-important coffee bar.
The Catechetics Faith Journey is a two year faith journey for 8th & 9th grades students. Seventh grade students whose parents feel are ready to begin this faith journey are also most welcome. Seventh grade students are expected to attend weekly Sunday School classes to complete their two year study of the Old and New Testament.
We are eager to welcome and invite you to journey with us “on the road of discipleship” at Upper Dublin Lutheran! Our congregation is a dynamic, down-to-earth, spirit-led group of believers and seekers that, we, pastors, see as our equals and partners ! Our role is to coach, inspire and challenge our community into a deeper , transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. If follows, then, we have an open, entrepreneurial climate, where members are encouraged to develop new ministries and use their gifts, in harmony with our vision and mission. Come and experience our many community and global ministries, before or after you visit our worship services, and feel the warm welcome and joy at UDLC!
Upper Dublin Lutheran Church is committed to be a blessing to our community. The blessing happens when people find ways to care for others. We support active ministries that utilize the gifts we are given by God to serve others.
Our 9:00 AM informal worship service is held outdoors from June through September, weather permitting, in the woods behind the church building among mature trees in Roland's Glen. It is a time for worship of God and to celebrate the majesty of God's creation. The band, For the Spirit, leads worship from a new electrified stage that is designed to enhance the worship space of the Glen. The sermons often involve activities for the children. Roland's Glen is a beautiful setting in a wooded grove with pews. If the weather makes outdoor worship impossible, we will gather in the indoor sanctuary.
In 2005, we began an amazing relationship with our Lutheran brothers and sisters in Tanzania's Northeastern Diocese. This summer we will make our fourth trip to visit their evangelism outposts in the mountains of Lushoto, and developed a scholarship program for high school students. Tanzanian hospitality, generosity and contagious Christian music draws us back and feeds our faith!
We worship at 7:45, 9:00, and 10:30 on Sunday morning. All of our worship services offer opportunities to experience the leadership of many Christians. Time for sharing by worshipers of where God has been active in their lives or prayer concerns. Time to gather after the service for refreshment. Worship resources that are easy to follow. A nursery staffed by a qualified adult for children up to age 3, which you are welcome to use, but children are very welcome in worship.
At Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, we focus on being God's dearly beloved children – that is our identity! We celebrate the wonderful and unique gifs God has given to each of us and discover how we can use our gifts to share God's love – in our homes, schools, church, community, and world. We celebrate being a part of God's family all over the world as we learn, play, share, and grow together in our relationship to our loving God and to His people!
When you come to Upper Dublin Lutheran, you are encouraged strongly to ‘chose a ministry area’ or participate in a fellowship group, or a book study group so that you connect to other people. Studies say that if you don’t know 7 new people in the first 6 months in a congregation, you’ll begin to fade away and not feel invested! We don’t want that to happen.