West Berks Mission District Events
38th Annual Reading/Berks CROP Hunger Walk - Sunday Oct 13, Gring's Mill Recreation Area. Walk begins at 1:30 pm, Registration is 12:30 pm. This year's goal is to raise $27.000. Organize a team or volunteer to walk. People of all ages can do it. Choose a 1, 3 or 5 mile loop. Walkers who collect at least $100 in sponsorships receive a free T-shirt. 75% of funds raised support Church World Service mission to feed hungry people around the world. 25% goes to Helping Harvest (formerly the Greater Berks Food Bank). Information Brochure. If you would like to be a sponsor for this year's CROP Walk, it is $250 to have your company/organization logo on the T-shirt or $100 to have the name of your company/organization listed. All sponsors must send in the funds by Aug 15 to ensure inclusion on the t-shirt.
Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP) Educational/fundraising "I Dreamed a Dream" event on Tues Oct 15 at 6 pm at Albright College's Klein Lecture Hall at 13th & Bern Sts. Guest speakers are: Yeny Romero - Youth Organizer for the PA Immigration & Citizenship Coalition; State Senator Judy Schwank; and Dr. Khalid Mumin - Reading School District Superintendent. Local youth will also provide testimonials. Suggested donation of $10 benefits the GRIP Dreamer Scholarship Fund.
Bethany Childrens Home is receiving a number of children who have come into our country as unaccompanied minors. Many have survived and escaped human trafficking and violent living conditions. Bethany needs supplies. Attached are their needs. All items must be new.
Berks Festival of Faith Free Supper meets at Bern Lutheran Church, 820 W. Leesport Rd, Free Supper and service are for people with special needs/challenges and their families and friends. For more information contact Pr. Dave Kistler, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-933-8802. Location is 820 Leesport Church Road at Bern Lutheran Church.
Retired Leaders Group - Remember the first Thursday of each month the Retired Leaders group meets for breakfast at 9 am at the Heidelberg restaurant in Robesonia. All are welcome and no reservations required. Come enjoy the fellowship.
JOINED IN PRAYER in 2018-2019 - As we (WBMD and member Congregations) journey through the next year, let us pray for each other on the same Sunday. Here is a listing for each Sunday and the Church being lifted up in prayer that day.
If you would like to have job openings posted here, please send the information to West Berks Mission District, 1015 Windsor St. Reading, Pa 19604 or call 610-375-8303.
Schwarzwald Lutheran Church is looking for an Organist and/or a Director of Music. These two positions may be combined into one position. Organist responsibilities include all church services (usually one morning plus special services/holidays) and accompanying choirs 1 evening per week. Position estimated to be average of 10 hours per week. Director of Music responsible for 3+ choirs, handbell choir, & directing summer youth music and drama camp for one week, coordinating and maintaining all musical aspects of church. Position to average 15 hours per week. Salary commensurate with experience, 4 weeks vacation, annual review and raise. Send letters of interest/resumes to church office at 250 Church Lane Road, Reading, PA 19606 or to email@example.com.
Robeson Lutheran Church is looking for a Part Time Director of Christian Education. Position is 20 hrs per week, days and hours negotiable. Desire someone with a bachelor's degree in education and experience in teaching preferred, Candidates should have leadership skills, have knowledge of the Bible, and be competent with communication through social media. Contact Debbie Demarco at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-856-7242 for a copy of the job description in detail.
Mark your calendars for 2019!
Oct 13 - Reading/Berks CROP Hunger Walk
Oct 15 GRIP education event at Albright
Oct 22 - WBMD Council - Advent
Nov 5 - 6 - NEPS Bishop's Confernece
Nov 14 - Fall Assembly - Trinity Robesonia