• Confirmation Class 2021 Tegan and Colton 5/23/21
  • Guadalupe Christian Counseling Center Fundraiser April 2021
  • Graduate Recognition 2021 Reif and Parents Ryan and Robin 5/16/21
  • Graduate Recognition 2021 Tristan 5/16/21
  • Graduate Recognition 2021 Preston and Mom Donna 5/16/21
  • Graduation Recognition 2021 Haley 5/16/21
  • Graduation Recognition 2021 5/16/21
  • Confirmation 2021 Tegan and Colton
  • Sunday Funday at Slumber Falls 4/18/21 Keith
  • Altar and Chancel 1922
  • 1914 Children's Sunday School Class
  • Sunday Funday at Slumber Falls 4/18/21 Julia
  • Sunday Funday at Slumber Falls 4/18/21
  • Sunday Funday at Slumber Falls 4/18/21
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Early Chancel
  • Graduate Retreat 2019
  • Sunday Funday at Slumber Falls 4/18/21
  • Early Church
  • Youth Band for Children's Christmas Program Dec. 2019
  • 1948 Sunday School Class
  • Sunday Funday January 2020
  • Geronimo and Alligator Creek Clean Up 2016
  • 2020 Angel Tree
  • Children's Christmas Program 2019
  • Preston- Baptism
  • Texas Ramp Project
 

Welcome

Historic Friedens Church is located in the beautiful farmland of Geronimo, Texas. Friedens Church 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 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Pastors are in the office Sunday- Thursday
  • WHEN CALLING THE CHURCH OFFICE IF NO ANSWER PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND YOUR CALL WILL BE RETURNED
  • Communion is served on the 1st Sunday of each month

Sunday

  • Sunday Summer Worship May- August
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Announcements

  • Important Update Regarding Inperson Worship Protocol

    The church council has voted  that effective Sunday, May 30, 2021 the requirement to wear a mask when inside the church is removed. Please read the following statement from the church council regarding this important decision.

    In March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began there were some safety measures that were put in place designed to slow the spread of the virus within the US – and our Church was not exempt. For the most part those safeguards worked to some extent – at the same time, your Church Council evaluated possible protocol that would be necessary to safeguard our church family and align the church activities with those outlined by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have come a long way in the year plus time since the onset of the pandemic and have learned more strategies to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe from the spread of the virus.

    Your Church Council reviewed the guidelines and protocol that was in place constantly and discussed the current community virus situation monthly – and adjusted the church protocol as needed. There has been marked improvement with positivity rates since the vaccines have become widely available – some of the positivity rates are flat and show no significant increase in positivity, while others throughout the world are still experiencing high positivity rates and even higher rates of death due to the virus – lets keep those in our prayers!

    Our commitment as a Church Council was to ease or remove the protocols that have been in place as the circumstances warrant – such as removal of masks when seated in a church meeting when social distancing can be maintained. Last night, the Council examined the positivity rates as well as what other businesses in our community are doing to ensure that there is a safe environment for their family, extended family, and friends. Given the steady decrease of the COVID positivity rate in our community, and the widespread availability of the COVID vaccine – your council has provided the following guidance:

    ·           Effective May 30, 2021 the requirement to wear a mask when inside the church is removed. This also means that if you feel more comfortable with a mask- wear it. We also ask that if you feel bad or exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms - STAY HOME!

    ·           This same guidance can also be followed by all church employees.

    ·           This guidance must also be evaluated by FELA; the Director and the Advisory Board to ensure that we are following protocol that they feel comfortable with to ensure the safety of our children at the Church. This guidance does not preclude the continued practice of parents dropping off and picking up their FELA students at the door (the same procedure that is currently in practice) to ensure the safety and lessen the probability that there could be a virus spread in the FELA area.

    Last, I thank each of our church members for patience, understanding, and respect for others as we pass through this challenging time in life. I also want to thank the Pastors for always offering to do more to ensure that our church family had options – and last, thank you church council for all of the hours, meetings, phone calls, and discussions that occurred – I truly appreciate your understanding and willingness to remain collaborative to ensure that the safest environment was available for our church family.

     

    Sincerely, Chester Jenke, Council President

  • Indoor and Online Worship

    Friedens Church is having indoor and online worship services each Sunday at 10:00 AM. 

  • 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

     

  • Rocky Railway VBS Super Summer Adventure Register Here!

    Vacation Bible School registration is open!   For Preschoolers- 5th grade  (*A parent/adult must remain with preschooler(s))

    Please note the VBS is not during one week this year but held on 4 Wednesday evenings in June: 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 5:30-8:00 PM 

    A Snack Supper will be provided at 5:30pm following CDC Covid Protocols

    Please go to the following link to register  http://vbspro.events/p/events/95bbf6

    We also need Volunteers- to help in a variety of roles...you can choose to volunteer all 4 Wednesdays or just 1- whatever works for you!

    If you would like to volunteer please let us know of your interest by also registering at the link above or calling Pastor Sonja or Pastor Dave at 303-7729

    *If you are unable to volunteer in person we can use your help with getting the following supplies are needed for VBS:

    Toilet paper rolls -20

    Brown rolls of butcher paper

    Red Feathers(arts and crafts)

    Large cardboard boxes to (create a train depot)

    Black or navy poster boards

    Glow in the dark stars

    Empty carpet rolls(the inside roll carpet is wrapped around)

    You can bring these items by the church office or bring to church on Sunday mornings.

  • June Tidings ( newsletter)

  • Children's Sunday School each Sunday at 9:30 AM

  • Nursery Provided Each Sunday for Children 5 Years old and Younger

    A nursery is provided throughout the year during  most worship services The caring staff is experinced and has had background checks, and all are CPR certified. The nursery is also available during the Sunday School hour at 9:30am 

  • Sunday Funday! Upcoming Dates to Remember

    On June 27th join us for a splashing good time ! There will be a Kickball Slip & Slide and an Inflatable Waterslide to enjoy!  This event will be hosted at Friedens Church.

     

  • Pastoral Care

     If pastoral assistance is needed, please call the pastors at 830- 303-7729, press #4   Instructions given on the message how to reach them.

    Pastor Dave and Pastor Sonja

     

  • 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

  • Friedens Church YouTube Channel

    Recordings of the Live Streaming Worship Services on Facebook can be viewed the church's YouTube Channel. Friedens Church YouTube Channel

  • Facebook! Find us and Like us on Facebook for more church information.

  • 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

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