Grief management discussion during scheduled vacation for McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center in Reading


“Possible – Honoring Grief and Celebrating the Holidays” will be presented by Sister Patrice Klausing, OSF, Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm at the McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center, 460 St. Bernardine Street, Reading. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sister Shaun Kathleen at 484-334-6807 or [email protected]

Christ St. Peter’s United Church, 219 Maidencreek Road, Richmond Township, will be holding its annual Christmas Bazaar on December 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto, will worship Christ the King at 9 a.m. on Sunday with Holy Communion. After the service, the congregation’s fall meeting will take place. Before the worship service, there will be a coffee and a conversation at 8:30 a.m. in the visitor center, and after the service there will also be a coffee and a conversation. An adult Bible study will be held in the living room after the congregation meeting. Masks are recommended.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Road, Richmond Township, will hold a Thanksgiving service on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. with music by Mike and Linda Hertzog.

Zion United Church of Christ will worship with the congregation at St. Paul’s Church, 301 W Penn Ave., Robesonia, in person Sunday at 10:15 a.m. as well as through YouTube and Facebook. St. Paul’s will be hosting a social time after the service. Information can be found at or

The Lutheran Reformation Church, 3670 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter Township, will hold in-person worship on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masks are mandatory. The Reformation Choir, under the direction of Dr Heidi Rochlin, Music Director, will lead the worship service during the subsequent service. Sunday school, for all ages, starts at 9:30 am. The 10:30 am service will be streamed live on Facebook and can be viewed later on under the worship videos.

The Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane Road, Township of Exeter, will host an in-person service at 10:30 a.m. with Keystone military families. The registered service will be available Monday on Facebook.

The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 170 Tuckerton Road, Muhlenberg Township, will hold its annual craft and cookie bazaar today. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items available will be pies, cakes, cookies, homemade jams and jellies, hand crocheted items and more. Faith training will take place Sunday at 9 a.m., with worship at 10:30 a.m. both virtually and in person. After the service, leftover items from today will be available for purchase. The livestream is on Facebook and YouTube. Masks are compulsory in the building.

Christ Episcopal Church, 435 Court St., Reading, will feature David Cullen in a singing blues mass this evening at 5:30 p.m. as part of Berks Blues Fest. On Sunday, there will be three in-person worship services, all including the Holy Eucharist: at 8 am, there will be a said service (no music); at 9, a service for families with young children; and at 10:15 am, a service with music. Anyone attending these services is requested to wear a mask. Parking is available at the Abraham Lincoln Parking Lot and M&T Bank Parking Lot, both located off Washington Street. Parking next to the church on Court Street is available for people with disabilities or needing assistance. The 10:15 am service will be broadcast live. To join the livestream, go to On Thursday morning at 11 a.m., a morning prayer group based on the Book of Common Prayer will meet in the Red Bridge recreation area in Canton Bern.

Trinity United Church of Christ, 2449 Cumberland Ave., Mount Penn, will be celebrating Harvest Home Sunday at 10:15 am The religious school for adults will be held at 9:00 am. Masks are recommended for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. The service will also be registered and published on Facebook.

The United Church of Christ St. Paul, 5 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, will have two worship services in the sanctuary on Sunday, at 9 am and 10:30 am. The 9 am service will also be available on Facebook and YouTube. ; links can be found at The special music will be “There Is None Like You” at 9am and “Make It a Day of Thanksgiving” at 10:30 am by the Chancel Choir. The hymn soloist will be Bob Ames. The cult leaders are Gary Reinert at 9 a.m. and Vicky Garl at 10:30 a.m.

Schwarzwald United Church of Christ, 75 Church Lane Road, Township of Exeter, will be hosting an in-person and Zoom service at 10:30 am. It will also be available on YouTube. Sandra Posten will be the guest pianist. For more information, visit

Friedens United Church of Christ, 337 Main Street, Oley, will hold an in-person and Zoom service on Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Homemade food includes soups, barbecues, hoagies, hot dogs, potato toppings, cakes and pies. There will also be white elephant tables, a plant sale, raffle draws for baskets and other vendor tables.

Reading Moravian Church, 1116 Perry St., Reading, will hold its Harvest Home Sunday at 10 a.m. Cash gifts will be accepted for delivery to Helping Harvest, the Berks County Food Bank.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, will hold in-person worship on Sunday at 9:30 am Masks are required. The cult broadcast live continues on YouTube (St. John’s ELC Boyertown). There is a Sunday school for children at 9:30 am. Register at The Thanksgiving eve service will take place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. A free meal at the wheel is offered every Saturday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm No registration necessary.

Bern Reformed UCC, 3196 Bernville Road, Bern Township, offers live worship services on Sundays at 9:30 am, or participate from your vehicle via an FM 87.9 transmission.

St. Michael’s Church, Tilden Township, will pray at Bethany United Methodist Church, 321 Island Street, Hamburg, the day before Thanksgiving Wednesday at 7 p.m. Four pastors and churches will participate.

Maidencreek Church, 261 Main Street, Maidencreek Township, will be holding a hybrid worship service celebrating the Reign of Christ Sunday at 9 a.m. with communion and a slide presentation on the past year. The music includes Betsy McGeorge, Amy Powlus and Kelli Rosenberger, flute trio; college / high school youth on chimes; Young Maidencreek, vocals; SaraAnn Harbonic, piano solo; and Kimberly Ayrton, organ; as well as a congregational hymn. The worship in person is broadcast live on Facebook and You Tube. The links can be found at


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