West Berks Mission District Events
Opus One: Berks Chamber choir - Snow and Wonder Sun Dec 8 at 7 pm at the West lawn United Methodist Church. Snow & Wonder is a concert of seasonal music that will get the family in the holiday spirit. Opus One will be collecting non-perishable items for Helping Harvest (formerly Berks Food Bank). Tickets sold at door $15 Adult, $5 Students.
Christmas Vesper Service at St. Daniel's Lutheran church featuring the Reading Pops Orchestra and the St. Daniel's Vesper choir & soloists. Sunday Dec 22 at 4 pm. Free will offering will be collected. Information at 610-693-5145.
Jan10-11, 2020. Extravagant Generosity: A Stewardship Extravaganza. Sponsored by the Southeastern PA and Northeastern PA Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Jan 10 Keynote: Clif Christopher, author of It’s Not Your Father’s Offering Plate, Whose Offering Plate Is It? and The Church Money Manual and More. Jan 11 Keynote: Aimee Laramore, author of “Pathways to Generosity: Year-round Giving and Gratitude.” Cost $50/ person $25/ Seminarian ($200 for 5 from the same congregation). Registration includes Saturday lunch. (Scholarships available with preference to Seminarians, and First Call Pastors). Registration is now open. Location is Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA. for more info or to register see ministrylink.org/extravaganza at the NE PA Synod website.
Jan 25, 2020. Learning Ministries Day. “Vision 2020.” Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville. Keynote speaker: The Rev. Dr. Brenda Smith, ELCA Program Director: Faith Practices and Book of Faith. The Regstration Form and Workshop Descriptions are now available on the synod website at http://nepasynod.org/event/learning-ministries-day-2020/.
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, email@example.com or 717-933-8802. Location is 820 Leesport Church Road at Bern Lutheran Church.
Retired Leaders Group - Christmas Party at Ozgood's Restaurant Dec 12 at 1 pm. Reservations required. Call Liz Charles 610-775-4484 by Dec 6. 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. Also attached is the listing for 2020. Click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars for 2020!
Jan 8 Epiphany Luncheon Rostered Ministers
Jan 10-11 Extravagant Generosity Stewardship event at
Jan 28 WBMD Council - St. John's Mohnton
Feb 29 Youth Event - Allegheny
Mar 15 Bowl-a-thon at Berks Lanes
Mar 24 WBMD Council
Apr 1 Lenten Prayer Breakfast
May 21 WBMD Council
Jun 4-6 NEPS Assembly - Bishop election
Jun 22-26 WBMD Day Camp with Bearl Creek Camp
Oct 11 CROP Walk