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Skippack is a small country church with a large love for Jesus. It's our mission to help you explore your relationship with God, study and discern His Word through the infallible scriptures He has provided, and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life. Join us each Sunday and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.
In the New Testament, the word “brethren” describes a community of men and women who chose another way of living: the way of Jesus. The Church of the Brethren, began three centuries ago in Germany and still draws people who want to continue Jesus’ work of faithfulness and loving service.
Though the Brethren as a group have existed for three hundred years, we subscribe to no formal “creed” or set of rules. We simply try to do what Jesus did.
Whether the conflict involves warring nations, racial discord, theological disputes, personal disagreement, or mere misunderstanding, Brethren listen conscientiously, seek guidance in the scriptures, and work toward reconciliation. We practice peaceful living.
Living peacefully, to the Brethren, means treating each person with attentive and compassionate respect that all human beings deserve.
We try to simplify our lives. Practicing a modest nonconformity, we think carefully about our daily choices. The ideal of simplicity guides our decisions: How will we conduct our business, raise our children, spend our leisure time, tend our natural resources? How will we use our money, and why? How can we live comfortably, but without excess?
For the Brethren, such considerations are not a requirement, but a privilege. As we seek to live intentionally, responsibly, and simply, we find a deep sense of purpose. And we find joy.
Whether worshiping, serving, learning, or celebrating, Brethren act in community. Together, we study the Bible to discern God’s will; we make decisions as a group, and each person’s voice matters.
Skippack Church was founded in 1850 as a meetinghouse for local families to worship and a cemetery to bury the dead. The Brethren at the time were called "Dunkers" due to the practice of immersing (or dunking) a person during baptism as opposed to the more common method of sprinkling them with water.
1 Corinthians 3:11
"For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
Brethren believe in simplicity and so the church was small and plain. No extravagant steeples or stained glass as the importance of using what God has provided to further His kingdom on Earth was very important to the church. Just a plain room with pews and a pulpit to preach from!
2 Timothy 4:2
"Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching."
In 1960 the church had outgrown the building and so members of the church dug and built an addition on to the original building. It would provide additional room for Sunday school classes, a kitchen, a large room for gathering to fellowship, and a larger sanctuary for worship.
"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
In 1970, behind the church, a gymnasium was built. The gym has basketball nets, rings to hang a volleyball net, a beautiful hand-built stone fireplace, and new upgraded LED lights. Many organizations over the years have used the gym for various activities and it is still available for rentals!
"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
In 1978 an addition was added to the gym that included a large all-purpose room and a full kitchen. Brethren have always enjoyed gathering, fellowship, and early Brethren even used to continue their Sunday worship with lunch at their neighbors homes. The fellowship hall is a great place to gather for a meeting, crafts, meals, and parties. The property includes an outdoor chapel, walking trails through the woods, a creek, and no shortage of open space to run around and enjoy God's creation. With a full kitchen including a stove and 3 ovens, it's the perfect place to gather together and enjoy each others company!
"So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun."
In the fall of 2021 a large field located across the parking lot of the church was converted to a native grass and wildflower meadow which has an abundance of honeybees, butterflies, and daily visits from the local deer.
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?"
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