West Berks Mission District Events
Berks Festival of Faith Free Supper meets at Bern Lutheran Church, 820 W. Leesport Rd, Free Indoor picnic Aug 16, 4:30 - 5;30 pm, Sing along at 6:00 pm. Supper and service are for people with special needs/challenges and their families and friends. All are welcome. For more information contact Pr. Dave Kistler, email@example.com or 717-933-8802.
CAMP NOAH - Aug 13 - 17 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Reading. Volunteers are organizing a special Camp Noah for children of families who relocated here after the hurricane in Puerto Rico. Volunteers are needed. If interested, contact WBMD at 610-375-8303.
Grace Lutheran Church, 33 S. 11th Street, Reading is having a pre school give-away. A child is welcome to come Sat. Aug 25th from 11 am - 12:30 pm or until supplies run out. School related supplies, backpacks, clean used clothing, (some adult sizes) new children's underwear & socks will be available. A light lunch will also be served.
Isaacs is joining us for a fund raiser for the CROP Walk. Thurs. Sept 6 from 4 - 9 pm. Use the flyer attached here. Isaacs will donate 25% of your meal cost to the Reading-Berks CROP Hunger Walk. Location is Isaacs, Village Square, 94 Commerce Dr. Wyomissing, PA. Eat in or take out. Funds raised benefit locally through the Greater Berks Food Bank and world-wide through the Church World Service. CROP Walk materials may be picked up that night.
Reformation Block Party! Sun Sept 9 - 9 am Celebratory Worship;
11 am - 2 pm. Block Party; 11 am Community Unity 5 K Run. There will be service projects, food, music, moon bounce, games & more at the block party. Benefits Urban Food Pantries. From 11 am - 2 PM Kauffman's Chicken BBQ dinner will be available for $9. Eat in or Take out. Call 610-779-0534. Bring the family for worship and a day of fun and good times. See attached for more information on the new event planned - Luther Legs Challenge.
TASTE of HOPE Gala, benefiting Family Promise of Berks County is Thurs. Oct 4, at 5 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading. If you would like to be a sponsor or would like tickets call 610-373-3323.
Annual CROP Walk will be Sunday Oct 7 at Gring's Mill. Registration at 12:30 pm, walk starts at 1:30 pm. Choose from a 1, 3, or 5 mile loop. Help fight world hunger locally and abroad! Call Now to be a Walk sponsor or to organize a group to walk. All CROP Walk materials will be available at the fund raiser at Isaacs Sept 6 from 4 - 9 pm.
Rostered Ministers Event Oct 15 at 3:30 pm at Mangia! Italian Restaurant at 322 East Wyomissing Ave, Mohnton. There will be time for conversation and enjoy dinner and finish by 6:30 pm. Please email Dawn@westberksmissiondistrict.org to register for this event.
Table Talk III on Monday Oct 15 at the McGlinn Conference Center from 7 - 9 PM. Free event. Topic is "Embracing Fracture Stained Glass: Death and Life in Churches". Presenter is G. Travis Woodfield. For details see the September newsletter under the "More" heading on this website.
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.
Common Ground and Hope Lutheran Churches have evening worship services during the week which include meals with worship. Each ministry needs help with meal preparation . It is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for individuals or a congregation to serve others in the community. Please see the Grants and Ministries page for details.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL/SUMMER CAMPS
Christ Lutheran Reading at 1301 Luzerne Street is having VBS Aug 6 - 10, from 6:30 - 8 pm. Theme is "Camping with God". For grades K -6. Come join the fun and fellowship!
Mark your calendars for 2018!
Aug 28 - WBMD Council Meeting
Sep 6 - CROP Walk fund raiser at Isaac's
Oct 7 - CROP Hunger Walk
Oct 15 - Rostered Ministers event
Oct 15 - TABLE TALK III
Oct 23 - WBMD Council Meeting
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.
Advent Lutheran Church, West Lawn, seeks a part-time Director of Digital Communications (unordained, 15-20 hours). Must be a strong communicator with a desire to serve in a church setting. Both creative and at home with all things digital. Eager to lead and work with volunteers. Bachelor’s degree and at least three years' experience in a communications field strongly preferred. Competitive salary. If interested, contact Church Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-678-2411.