Welcome

Historic Friedens Church is located in the beautiful farmland of Geronimo, Texas. Friedens United Church of Christ has faithfully served the Geronimo, Seguin, New Braunfels, and San Marcos communities of Texas since 1896. The church was founded deep in the heart of Texas by German pioneers who settled the land as farmers and ranchers.

Friedens means "Peace" in the German language, and the Peace of Christ is at the heart of our life and faith.

Today you will find both a traditional and contemporary community of faith comprised of the diverse culture of South Central Texas. Our families live on the farms and ranches of historic Geronimo, and in the new neighborhoods of the growing metropolitan areas between San Antonio and Austin.

Be part of history! Come celebrate 124 years of faith at Friedens Church in beautiful rural Geronimo with engaging pastors Dave and Sonja Phillips!  You will fall in love with this welcoming community. Sunday services include childcare for ages 5 and under.

 

Contact Information

Friedens United Church of Christ

2555 Friedens Church Rd.
Seguin, Texas 78155
Phone 830-303-7729
Fax 830-379-1950

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Thursday
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • PLEASE CHECK THE WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHANGES IN WORSHIP TIMES
  • Communion is served on the 1st Sunday of each month at both worship services.
  • United Worship -One worship service on selected Sundays during the year.
    – 10:00 AM

Sunday

  • Traditional Worship Service
    – 9:00 AM
  • Children's Sunday School
    – 10:05 AM
  • Confirmation Class
    – 10:05 AM
  • Youth Class
    – 10:05 AM
  • New Connections Worship Service
    – 11:00 AM

Announcements

  • Live Streaming Worship Service

    Join us for a Live Streaming Worship Service each Sunday at 10:00 am. Just click on the Facebook icon on the home screen on this website or go to the Friedens Church Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/FriedensUCC

    Live Music Wednesdays! 7pm on Facebook Live.  Join us for 30 minutes of music and prayer each Wednesday.

    https://www.facebook.com/FriedensUCC

  • Important Update from Friedens Church

    Dear Friedens Family,

     

    We would like to thank those of you who completed the recent survey regarding your thoughts and feelings about resuming in-person worship services at the church.

     

    The survey results and comments demonstrate that while many in the congregation want to return to worship and church activities with others, they also understand the importance of staying safe and having protocols in place. Not only are they concerned about their safety and one another, but the safety of the pastors as well. Overall, the message received by the survey results is this: do not rush to resume, follow the guidance of health care and science professionals, and allow the numbers of those infected with the virus in our region to decrease before returning to in-person worship services and indoor activities at the church. Overwhelmingly there is a need for assurance that church leadership will have a plan in place with details on how the safety of everyone attending services will be provided when we do return to in-person worship and activities.

     

    We would all love to be able to gather for worship in our church sanctuary, to join our voices in song and shake hands in peace. However, we are also acutely aware that in Texas and in this area, the infection rates keep climbing and that the need to safeguard the most vulnerable among us has never been more urgent. Therefore, the Church Council decided on Monday, June 15th to continue our online, live streaming worship only, for the time being. However, the Council is also coordinating and arranging for outdoor worship and fellowship opportunities. These will be announced soon.

     

    This decision was not easily reached, particularly as we begin to see other kinds of establishments opening their doors. However, the church leadership is particularly wary of enacting the sorts of occupancy and density restrictions that other establishments are having to enact to maintain public health. Our beautiful indoor facilities in which we are blessed at Friedens Church do not easily allow for the necessary protocols needed in which to gather currently. Recent indications suggest that services of worship have been among the most severe occasions for transmission of the disease. The science is still emerging, but while it does, we are going to continue gathering for worship in the way that best seeks the welfare of our church community and the community around us: online.

     

    We want to do our part in stopping the transmission of this virus and protect those populations within our church and community who are most vulnerable to its effects. We realize that this time of distancing and isolation can make many of us feel like we are cut off from the help we might need. We desire to be praying for you and assisting you even as we cannot be physically near. If you need Pastoral assistance, please call the pastors at 830- 303-7729, press #4.

     

    The church office is currently opened to receive phone calls Mondays & Tuesdays 10am-5pm and Wednesdays 10am-1pm at 830-303-7729 press #3. All other times please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. If you have questions concerning the survey and the decisions regarding the current status of our gatherings, please contact Kyle Bading, church council president at 830-481-6011. As always let us continue to stay in contact with one another and to pray for one another.

    God's Peace to You,

    Pastor Dave and Pastor Sonja

    Kyle Bading

    Council President, on behalf of the Friedens Church Council

  • Secure Online Giving

    Please consider making your offering and finiancial contributions to the church by using the secure online payment method found on this website.

    https://www.friedens-church.org/donate

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  • Friedens Early Learning Academy

    Friedens Early Learning Academy

    FELA IS OPEN

    For more information contact the FELA office or see the FELA information on this site: 

    https://www.friedens-church.org/fela

    Also find us on Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/Friedens-Early-Learning-Academy-103367006420999/?fref=ts

Latest Media

The Expansive and Surprising Love of God

Rev. Sonja Phillips
Date: March 8, 2020
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