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Huff's Church was founded as a Union Church, founded in 1760 as the Lutheran Congregation and the United Church of Christ (Reformed) Congregation. We recognize that from the beginning, and continuing today, the erection and maintenance of the church buildings as well as all organized groups involve joint Lutheran-UCC participation. 



Pre-Church History
The earliest history of Huff's church is shrouded in the mists of time. Exact dates, names and events of the founding of our Congregations are not available, though were certainty there were Lutherans, Reformed's and Mennonites meeting in the Huff's Church area by 1760, perhaps a bit earlier.

Previous Huff's Church Commemorative write-ups began with the Home Worship and Schoolhouse Eras. We are going to present some of the background history of the events, people, the Hereford area, and the Congregations as we attempt to give one an idea of conditions and life in the time our Congregations began in the Colonial America of 1760.


The work of the congregations is governed by an elected Church Council. That work is delegated to committees in the following areas: worship, stewardship, education, family life, and social ministry.

The Union Council oversees the cooperative efforts of both the Lutheran congregation and the United Church of Christ congregation. The Body of Christ is composed of many members and a vast variety of gifts. This is evident in the large number of organizations that make up our ministry.

Huff's Union Church Today
Huff's Lutheran congregation lives in a union church relationship with Huff's United Church of Christ congregation. Together they share a church building, a chapel, a schoolhouse, a picnic grove, and several cemeteries. Offices are located in the schoolhouse. Fellowship gatherings, dinners, plays, and education events are provided in the chapel. Worship services, Sunday School activities and choir rehearsals are held in the church. Worship services are held jointly every Sunday. In addition to ministering to its own members, the congregations join with other congregations of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod and the Lutheran Church in America to ...

  • Train pastors and church workers at the Philadelphia Seminary,

  • Provide a Christian base for higher education at Muhlenberg College,

  • Serve persons in distress through five Lutheran Social Ministry agencies and institutions,

  • Serve God in harmony with other denominations through Ecumenical events,

  • Provide Christian camping experiences through Bear Creek Camp, and,

  • provide warm, caring homes for the elderly through facilities at Hazleton and Topton.

Local institutions and agencies that receive support from Huff's include:

  • Good Shepherd Home in Allentown

  • The Lutheran Home in Topton

  • Lutheran Inner Mission of Berks & Schuylkill Counties

  • Kutztown University Campus Ministry

  • Pottstown Hospital Chaplaincy Program

  • Boyertown Multi-Service Agency

  • Concern Children's Service at Fleetwood

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