The last day for Children’s Sunday school will be on May 21st. We close the year with a Group Sunday where we will enjoy a special treat and will preview some games and songs that will be a part of our Vacation Bible School Program. The Adult Sunday School class will continue to meet throughout the summer so please consider joining them for some great discussion and fellowship.
This course will be held at St. Paul’s on September 7, 20 and 21. There will be more information next week on registration and the fee. There is a discount for AAA members and Veterans.
What every community member should know about SUDs. Substance Use Disorder is a devastating disease that indiscriminately permeates our society, from the homeless to the wealthy. A panel of Reading professionals along with speaker Reagan Wetherill, PHD, LCP, will be available to discuss resources and answer questions. Thursday, May 4, 6–8:45 pm at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 701 Penn Street, Reading. Check the bulletin board under “Events”.
Rev. Dr. Colleen G. Kristula, Chaplain, will do a presentation on “Meaning Making: Journaling, Living Memorials, Rituals”, on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. All takes place at the Lutheran Home at Topton in Deibert Hall, First Floor, D Wing.
Talk about yoga poses that improve balance and strength along with how to decrease risks of falling.
Where: The Kutztown Library
When: Friday, April 14th, 1 pm
Ready, Set, READ! Help make a difference in a child’s life! Volunteers are need to tutor 2nd grade students who are struggling with reading in the Brandywine and Kutztown school districts. No previous teaching experience is required. This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour. Current background clearances are required prior to assignment. Please contact Darby Wiekrykas at United Way at 610.685.4574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga and Balance: Talk about yoga poses that improve balance and strength along with how to decrease risks of falling
Where: Louisa Gonser Community Library
When: Friday, April 14, 1 pm
“What I Miss Most: Learning to Do for Myself” The Rev. Dr. Colleen G. Kristula, Chaplain at the Topton Lutheran Home, (Deibert Hall, First Floor of D-Wing) on March 15, 6:30 pm–8 pm. The presentation is followed by craft, refreshments and time for sharing.
The Board of Christian Education has several activities for our students and church families during the upcoming months. On April 16, the children of the Junior class will be available immediately after worship to fold palm branches into crosses. Then on Easter Sunday there will be a Scavenger Hunt for the children during the Church School hour. Students will follow clues through the building to find Easter eggs and learn more about our church at the same time. The children and youth will be observing Earth Day on April 23. Plans will be announced at a later date.
When: Tuesday, March 14, 7 PM
Where: Kutztown Tavern, 272 W. Main St., Kutztown
Presenter: Byron Borger
Topic: Reading as Subversive Practice, Books as Tools for Transformation
In a fast-paced, digital age there is something counter-cultural about the slower practice of reading. Join an independent bookstore owner talk about the influence of books on culture, how intentional reading can be transformative, and hear stories of how books have changed lives and served as catalysts for subverting the status quote. Reading with a twist, perhaps? This will be a lively and engaging time of reminding ourselves of the potential of the printed page.
Byron Borger, along with his wife, Beth, own and operate Hearts & Minds, an independent Christian bookstore in Dallastown, PA, which they have run for 34 years. He speaks widely about the transforming consequences of the gospel for all of life and has lead workshops on reading, applied theology, cultural engagement, and social justice. Byron has written for various publications, including Sojourners, Q Ideas, and the Center for Public Justice’s Capitol Commentary. Even though committed to the old-school printed page, he enjoys using social media and blogs regularly about books in their newsletter BookNotes.
Theology with a Twist is free. Food and drink are available for purchase. For more information see Facebook page, Theology with a Twist; email us at email@example.com or call 610.926.3907