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 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!
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.
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.
From May 4 to August 9, 2015 Pastor Dyan Lawlor will be on sabbatical—a time for rest, renewal, and reflection on the theme The Danger of a Single Story. The theme is inspired by the TED talk of the same name by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Holy Humor Sunday is an annual tradition at UDLC. On the Sunday after Easter, the pastors and staff sing, dance, and don constume in side splitting comedic ressurection tales with lots of laughter and music.
Now accepting registration for September 2015!
We are a ministry of Upper Dublin Lutheran Church. We welcome children of any denomination. We enjoy diversity and look forward to incorporating other traditions in to our program. The mission of Upper Dublin Christian Nursery School is to help children experience the joy in knowing Jesus and learning and in sharing God's love. We encourage you to visit our school at any time. Please call for information. 215-646-7812.
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.
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.
Join us for our Third Annual Men's Retreat this fall, October 16-18th at Bear Creek Camp in the Poconos!
We are looking forward to this year's edition of our UDLC Men's Retreat, which will include hiking, high ropes and zip line, outdoor activities like a rock climbing wall, archery, horseshoes and cornhole, devotions, and even a poker night. We stay in the beautiful Bear Creek Camp, which located on 3,000 acres in the Poconos. Lodging, food, and activies are all included in the registration. Our theme is "Let Your Life Speak" and the cost is $140, which includes lodging, food, and activities.
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!