About Zion

Mission Statement

“Sharing our love and understanding of Christ through our discipleship, missions

and outreach to our community.”

Our Beliefs

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of humans. We look to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to grow its creative and redemptive work in the world. We are in agreement with historic confessions such as the Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and the Heidelberg Catechism. We recognize two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion.

Staff

The staff and leadership at Zion Blue Mountain UCC is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church.

My name is Jon Fogle, and as of September 1st, I am your Interim Pastor. I am thankful to be able to serve the wider United Church of Christ in this way. Specifically, I am glad to be serving Zion (Blue Mountain) in this capacity.

One of the things that is first and foremost on my ‘to do’ list is to get to know you and for you to get to know me. I have been an Authorized Minister in the United Church of Christ for 28 years. Zion is the fourth congregation I’ve served during that time, along with serving as an administrator with the United Church of Christ Homes. When not engaged in ministry, I love the outdoors. I have two American Brittanys that help me guide upland hunters and help train other bird dogs. I like to do wood working. I cook and bake, especially sourdough and BBQ. I am joyfully married for 36 years. My wife, Rebecca, and I have three grown children…all boys. Becky is an Administrator for a consulting group with the PA Department of Education out of Malvern. We live in Sinking Spring.

This congregation is already an active place, so when you see me at an event, please take a minute and introduce yourself. If I have to ask you a second (or third time) your name, please forgive me.

For now, I urge you to join me in worship and service so that we might (as one theologian described “the purpose of the church and its ministry”) increase our love of God and one another.

See you in church,
Rev. Dr. Jon A. Fogle