West Berks Mission District Events
Electing Our Next Synod Bishop meetings. You are invited to attend one of the following meetings: Feb 1 - Bern Lutheran Church at 820 Leesport Rd., Leesport; Feb 8 - Christ Lutheran Church at 467 Main St., Conyngham; or Feb 15 - Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville. All meetings will be 9 am to noon. Participants will discuss synod mission priorities and the the skills/spiritual gifts needed. Information gathered at the meetings will be collated and reported back at 3 meetings to be held in May. Dates to be announced. Rostered ministers and members of synod congregations are encouraged to attend.
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/.
Financial Responsibility Workshop II Sat 2/8/2020 9:30 - 11:30 at Schwarzwald Lutheran Church. Pastor Drew Neidig is facilitating the workshop so that you can better understand financial policies and best practices. It will include information on how to avoid fraud or mismanagement of financial matters. Please send representatives from your congregation so that they will understand and ensure that you have responsible fiscal practices in place. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number from your congregation that will be attending. Coffee and donuts are provided. There is not cost for this workshop.
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 - 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.
Director of Music wanted by Reformation, a midsize congregation just outside Reading. They are seeking a creative director of music to lead congregational song using organ and piano, and a choir of 15 people for two Sunday services each week. Reformation has an Allen organ, and a 7 foot Yamaha grand piano. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars for 2020!
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
Apr 22 Office Professionals Luncheon
May 21 WBMD Council
Jun 4-6 NEPS Assembly - Bishop election
Jun 22-26 WBMD Day Camp with Bear Creek Camp
Aug 25 WBMD Council
Oct 11 CROP Walk
Oct 26 WBMD Council
Nov 12 Fall Assembly