Friedens United Church of Christ

Friedens United Church of Christ, Sumneytown, Pennsylvania

This church is located in Sumneytown in eastern Pennsylvania.  Frieden is German for “peace” and the German speaking Lutherans in the area organized the church in 1857.  Its history shows that it served both the Lutheran and German Reformed congregations until 1957.  The Lutherans moved to a separate location (not sure if there’s a story there?) and the German Reformed side merged with the Congregational Church to form the UCC.  It’s still in use, but was locked up the couple of times I’ve stopped by, so I’ve not seen the inside.

The cemetery that surrounds the church is in good shape, though the oldest markers near the church lean precariously as you can see in the feature photo above.