Doubt: Hello God, Are You There?

I invite you to be with us this Sunday, October 1, 2017 when we will celebrate World Communion Sunday at 8:15 & 10:45am.  Pastor Scott & Rev. Roben Roof will present the Pew Communion liturgy.  Thaddeus Sampson will present the sermon “Doubt:  Hello God, Are You There?”  The Sanctuary Choir will be singing “Penyou, Ting!” at the late Worship service.

Thaddeus Sampson has been an active member of Colonial Park UCC for more than ten years.   A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Thaddeus was a faithful member of St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church, Valdosta.  He was educated at Howard University; Michigan State University; and The Ohio State University, and he started his professional career as Instructor of Speech, Albany State University, Albany, Georgia.  After one year at Albany, career goals caused him to relocate to Harrisburg as Instructor of Speech, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).  Over the years, he progressed through the academic ranks from Instructor of Speech to Senior Professor of Speech and Mass Communications.  Later, he became an Academic Dean.  Dean Sampson is the recipient of numerous awards including:  NISOD Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Texas, Austin; Outstanding Faculty Member, Student Government Association, HACC; Distinguished Administrator, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; and a Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Citation for Public Service.  Following 40 years of service, Thaddeus retired from HACC as Dean Emeritus and Senior Professor of Speech and Mass Communications.

See what’s happening in the Worship Services and the Announcement by clicking on the links below:
17-1001 Worship Service Bulletin 8_15am
17-1001 Worship Service Bulletin 10_45am
17-1001 Announcements

The Charging Station Worship – This Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5pm, we celebrate World Communion Sunday! On this one Sunday every year, Christian churches from every continent pledge to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together in a spirit of unity.  We will sing fun and uplifting songs from other cultures, we will discuss together the gospel passage of Matthew 21:23-32 (the scribes questioning Jesus’ authority to teach), and we will gather around the table of grace!  In this church, ALL are welcome to receive communion, regardless of confession, creed, or faith. We believe that God’s grace is available to everyone. Please come!


The Sunday morning Worship service is audio recorded and available on CD upon request to Kathy at or 717-545-3782.  Click on the links below to listen to the audio recording of the Sermon & Special Music.
Sermon:  17-1001 Doubt:  Hello God, Are You There?   (Thaddeus Sampson)
Sanctuary Choir:  17-1001 Penyou, Ting

We have hired an Interim Pastor, the Rev. Cynthia Garis!  She will begin her ministry with us on Monday, Oct. 23 and be introduced to the congregation on Sunday, Oct. 29.  She will preach for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 5, All Saints Sunday.  The pulpit will be filled in October by Cindy Gnech (Oct. 8), Rev. Roben Roof (Oct. 15), Pastor Scott Siciliano (Oct. 22) and the Rev. Claude Dencler (Oct. 29).