Month: January 2024

living the dream

by nadine j. smet-weiss
spiritual director

the dream is
we are called
to imagine it
and live into it
not to achieve it
for the dream
is not a
to do item
on some checklist
the dream is
a way of being
with each other
in the world
the dream is
realized in our
living of it
may it be so

Auction Helpers Needed

Do you like to decorate and throw parties? We need your help with the 2024 Service Auction on Saturday, April 13th.

The Service Auction is an important fundraising event for the church. Frank Wilder has volunteered to be in charge of the service auction tech: donations, the auction catalog, the auction … read more.

Mark Your Calendars

Save the date for the following events:

Saturday, April 13: Annual Service Auction

Friday April 26th -Saturday April 27th: Group Camping at French Creek

Sunday, August 25: Church Picnic in the Park

Don’t Miss This!

Feb 2-Mar 3, 2024

Small reception Feb 2 from 6-8pm. No admission cost and light food provided by The Doubletree hotel.

Queremos Justicia: How We Shut Down Berks


Presented by GoggleWorks

For eight years the Shut Down Berks Coalition fought to close the Pennsylvania immigrant prison for families, … read more.

Donation Drive

Family Promise of Berks County has teamed up with CommunityAide Partnership- they give quarterly payments for donations collected to Family Promise. If you donate items be sure to give the Family Promise number 50183. FP will get a certain amount of money per pound donated … read more.

Each Moment a New Moment For Justice

Have you met Borris yet?  He’s been hanging out at your church since our fall Movie Night. Each week he talks with Erin, our Sunday morning assistant and sexton.  Each week he tells her a new place that he would like to observe us from. …Getting a good vantage point can be hard for us humans sometimes.  Finding that vantage point is so important when we are working to make the world a better place.  This mantra “Pause. Breathe. Win the moment,” is adapted from Charles Oteyza..

8th Principle Suggested Read

Your 8th Principle Team is recommending this read for all who are curious and concerned about the
deleterious effects of microaggressions. You can find this book at the link below.

Subtle Acts of Exclusion, First or Second
(expanded) Edition: How to Understand, Identify,
and Stop Microaggressions
by Tiffany Jana (Author), Michael Baran (Author)

“This is … read more.