West Berks Mission District Events
CROP Walk Fundraiser - Isaac's Grab & Go Thurs Sep 8 - Benefits Reading Berks CROP Hunger Walk. Isaacs donates 15% on all dine in, take out, catering, online, or gift card orders on that day. Support the fundraiser by enjoying a meal at Isaacs. Brochure with details.
Bethany Lutheran Church is celebrating 125 years with a community event Sun Sep 18 from 12 - 4 pm at the West Reading Pavilion (rain or shine). Come be a part of the events. Activities for all. Free entertainment. Noon to 1 pm craft time for children. At 1 pm The Amazing Magi show, a magic show for all ages. will performed by Michael Reist. Jeff Krick Elvis Tribute band will perform oldies and gospel music from 2 - 4 pm. Food Trucks will be available. Bethany will have a bake sale and an Anniversary Cookbook for sale. Bring your own lawn chairs. See the attached flyer for more info.
WBMD Rostered Leaders meeting - "OUTRAGEOUS POSSIBILITIES!
Trinity Lutheran in Robesonia, Thurs Sep 22 at 1 pm. Lots of changes are happening. Awesome opportunity for new growth at WBMD. Pastoral transitions, and many more discussion topics. See the attached brochure for more details. Email Dawn Baxter at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Mission Trip to Western Kentucky Oct 17-21, 2022 Assist in rebuilding homes destroyed by the Dec 10, 2021 tornado. Volunteers who are both skilled workers as well as simply eager to learn are needed. Accommodations are provided by First Christian Church in Princeton, KY. No cost except travel expenses. Travel is 18 hours driving. If you are interested contact Pastor Julie Osterhout at k25music@aolcom or cell: 717-687-8682 or church 610-678-1782.
Many Remember the Opportunity to help an immigrant family a year or two ago? That opportunity has again presented itself. The project grew from a small group to a multi church interfaith opportunity. The Afghan Sponsor Circle of Greater Reading Area (ASCGRA) is a volunteer group helping to resettle an Afghan refugee family in the local area. Robeson Lutheran Church has partnered with this fundraising group as a fund raising partner and fiscal sponsor. 100% of funds raised will go towards resettlement costs for the family, getting them situated with housing, furniture, transportation and other basic needs. The group will be matched with a family who wishes to resettle in our area. All donations or other offers of help are welcome. You can contact the ASCGRA team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made to Robeson Lutheran Church, memo line saying Afghan Sponsor Circle, mail to 3520 Plow Road, Mohnton, PA 19540.
Stay tuned for the next WBMD Re-imagining session. The date will be announced. All are welcome. Meetings are about 2 hours long and are facilitated. Our local congregations' input is needed to help reshape WMBD. Time and place will be forthcoming closer to the date.
Cafe Esperanza, 105 W. Greenwich St, Reading. Visit this "pay what you can" cafe and enjoy organic coffee & expresso, and a wholesome and diverse menu. Hours are Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri from 7 am - 3 pm. Visit this inclusive space in which healthy food and dignity create a sense of community and wholeness.
JOINED IN PRAYER in 2022 - As we (WBMD and member Congregations) journey through the next year, let us pray for each other on the same Sunday. Here is the 2022 Prayer list. Also list is found under Resources tab.
Mark your 2022 calendars:
Aug 23 7 pm WBMD Council meeting
Sep 8? CROP Walk Kick off
Oct 9 CROP Hunger Walk Gring's Mill
Oct 25 7 pm WBMD Council meeting
Nov 10 WBMD Fall Assembly
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.