West Berks Mission District Events
Back To School Give-Away - Grace Lutheran Church, 33 S. 11th St. Reading - Sat. Aug 24 from 11 am - 12:30 pm. They are asking for donations of clothing, coats, and school supplies. See attachment for details. A light meal will be served free to the public.
Safe Church Seminars Offered - Wed Aug 28 at 7 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Womelsdorf. A special seminar will be presented by the Womelsdorf Fire Company. The event is open to all local/community churches. Please register so that enough handout materials will be available. Registration is at https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/get-involved/community-training or call Pastor june Bair at 610-589-4130.
There will be another session at Reformation in late summer/early fall. Stay tuned for more info as it is available on that session. if Interested, please contact Reformation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROP Walk fund raiser at Isaac's. 25% of food costs will be donated to the CROP Walk 2019! Thurs. Sep 5 from 10 am - 9 pm. Use this flyer. Dine in or take out, enjoy lunch and/or dinner. Bring a friend.
Reformation Lutherans "Block Party" is being held this year on Sun. Sept 8 from 10:30 am - 2 pm. Please see the attached brochure for details. The party includes worship, block party with service projects, food, music, moon bounce and more, community run, and Kauffman's chicken BBQ dinner. Eat in or take out for dinner. Cost of dinner is $9. Call 610-778-0534.
Synod End of Summer Ice Cream Tour - Sun, Oct 6 the Bishop and Synod VP are touring two locations to meet and talk with you to share thoughts about the future of the church, our identity and the missional direction for the future. Locations are:
4:30 - 6:30 pm The Nesting Box Market & Creamery, 230 Snyder Rd,, Kempton
7 - 9 pm Way-har Farms, Bernville Rd, Bernville.
Please plan to attend and participate while enjoying the ice cream!
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.
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 indoor doggie roast Thurs. Aug 15, 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Worship 5:45 pm following. Free Supper and service are for people with special needs/challenges and their families and friends. For more information contact Pr. Dave Kistler, email@example.com or 717-933-8802. Location is 820 Leesport Church Road at Bern Lutheran Church.
Reformation Lutheran church has VBS Decorations/Supplies that they are willing to donate to someone for future use. The theme was :To Mars and Beyond:! If you are interested, please call Reformation at 610-779-0534.
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.
St, John Lutheran Church in Mohnton is looking for a Parish Secretary. 20 hrs/wk. Needs proficiency in MS Office. The Parish Secretary provides administrative services within St. John's for worship services and ministries, records financial contributions and oversees day to day operations. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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.
Mark your calendars for 2019!
Aug 27 - WBMD Council
Sep 5 - CROP Walk kick off at Isaac's
Sep 25 - Family Promise "Taste of Hope"
Oct 13 - Reading/Berks CROP Hunger Walk
Oct 22 - WBMD Council
Nov - Fall Assembly