West Berks Mission District Events
Isaac's Fund Raiser in support of the CROP Walk was Thurs Sep 9. Thanks to all who helped with this fundraising effort!
CROP WALK was held at Gring's Mill October 10. Over 150 people participated at Gring's Mill this year and more participated virtually in their own neighborhoods. Nearly $25,000 has been raised to date with more donations coming in. Thank you for your continued support year after year and help in feeding the hungry worldwide as well as our neighbors here in our own communities.
75% of the money raised goes to support Church World Service's mission to feed hungry people around the world and 25% goes to the local food bank serving our Berks and Schuylkill Counties.
WBMD Fall Assembly is Nov 4, 2021 at 7 PM. This meeting may be via zoom and if so will be announced closer to that date. The agenda will include approval of the 2022 budget, recognition of WB rostered ministers celebrating significant anniversaries, and the beginning of a discernment process regarding the future of WBMD ministries. Each congregation should be represented by their rostered ministers and two lay leaders. Please mark your calendars!
Berks Festival of Faith Free Supper meets at Bern Lutheran Church, 820 W. Leesport Rd, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CHURCH TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING DURING THESE TIMES FOR THIS SERVICE. For more information contact Pr. Dave Kistler, email@example.com or 717-933-8802. Location is 820 Leesport Church Road at Bern Lutheran Church.
Retired Leaders Group - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! 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 2021 - As we (WBMD and member Congregations) journey through the next year, let us pray for each other on the same Sunday. Attached is the listing for 2021. Click here for list. Also list is found under Resources tab.
Mark your 2021 calendars:
October 26 - Council Meeting
Nov 4 - WBMD Assembly
JOB Opportunities continued:
Zion Spies Lutheran Church in Alsace Twp seeks a Parish Administrative Assistant. Position is 15 hr/wk, in person, in the office. There are Covid related building restrictions in place. Responsibilities include office administration, ministry publications, point of contact for church calendar, publicity and events. Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Church Windows and social media platforms preferred. Email interest to ZionSpies@comcast.net. Subject Attn:" Council -PAA position".
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.
Allegheny Lutheran Church in Mohnton is looking for a Director of Christian Education. This person will work alongside a team led by the Lead Pastor. The Director's primary role is to oversee & organize Faith Formation activities for all ages. Candidates need a strong, well developed faith in Christ along with exceptional interpersonal, teaching & leadership skills. This is a part time position. Key areas of focus include planning Faith Formation curriculum & implementation, managing Wee Worship, Vacation Bible School, Summer Day Camp, Holiday Programs, and others. The Director is responsible for strong child protective policies and to support a safe environment. For more info see www.aelc.org. Interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to the attention of Personnel Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include 3 references and contact information.
Advent Lutheran Church, West Lawn, has an opening for a Financial Secretary. The position is part time and duties will take approximately 2 hours per week. There is a stipend of $2500 per year. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please send your resume to Advent Lutheran cCurch, 16 Telford, Ave., West Lawn, PA 19609 or email your resume to email@example.com.