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Leadership Team:

 The congregation is the ultimate “ruler” of the church. They vote to approve of actions from the Leadership Team. The Leadership Team, takes care of business, and brings ideas and suggested changes to the congregation.  Once a year, in November, we have a congregational business meeting, where the congregation votes on the budget and other suggested changes by the Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is composed of a chair, vice-chair,chair of the Deacons, and the chair and vice chair of the five commissions: Worship, Stewardship, Fellowship, Christian Education and Witness.

 

 Leadership Team 2016

Officers

Chair/Assistant Moderator, John ; Vice Chair/Moderator, Dan Biss; Church Clerk; Barbie Kuhns

Christian Eduation

Chair, Brenda Bechtel; Vice-Chair: Sue Blatt

Fellowship    

Chair, Pat Rahn 

Stewardship

Chair: Mark Henderson, Vice-Chair Don Solinger

Witness

Co-chairs, Sandy Henderson and Joyce Fiddler

Worship

Chair, Sharon Harris; Vice-Chair, Marcia Rogala

Deacons

Chair, Doug Bechtel

Ex-Officio Members & Staff

Pastor, Tim Speicher; Treasurer, Ray Dotter; Administrative Assistant, Barbie Kuhns; Financial Secretary, Barbie Kuhns

Personnel/Nominating Committee

Chair (Moderator), Dan Biss; Pastor, Tim Speicher; Deacon Rep, TBA; Member At-large, Eleanor Robinson; Member At-Large, TBA

 

The Worship Team is in charge of the Sunday Morning Worship. Serving on the team, in addition to members of the congregation, are the Pastor and the Director of Music. Worship Team assists the pastor in planning the worship year and in special services. The team also is in charge of ushers, sound engineers, choirs and special music

 

Music

 

Adult Choir: Thursday Evenings from 7-8:30 Sanctuary

A traditional four-part choir that sings weekly during worship service from mid-September to mid-June. This is a fun group that enjoys singing and fellowship. You don’t need to know how to read music either! Open to anyone from junior high and older who love to sing! Directed by Margaret Hildebrand, Accompanied by Helga Stewart

 

Notes of Faith: This is an open group of musical souls both vocalists and instrumentalists. The music is more modern and is shared with the congregation once a month. Rehearsals are scheduled to meet the needs of whatever members are performing at the time. This is a less traditional group than the regular choir, but just as fun. It’s a wonderful way to share your musical gift when your schedule permits it. Welcoming to musicians of any age.

 


Christian Education is vital to the young and old. We never stop growing in our faith. Our adult Christian Education classes run the gambit from parenting to discussion to life improvement. Child care is provided from 9-10 during the Christian Education hour.

Sunday School for toddlers through 6th grade is offered during our worship time, 10:15-11:15.

The Stewardship Team has a two-fold function, the building and the finances of the church. Building maintenance of the church property includes mowing, weeding and workdays to do the occasional upkeep. Finances include counters (weekly) and people to plan stewardship education classes and the annual giving campaign. 

The Witness Team gives us opportunities to practice our faith outside of our immediate church. A group of volunteers travels to New Windsor, MD to work at a Brethren Distribution Center. The work done here benefits both our country and the world. Most work can be done while seated. Please check the calendar for the next work date.

A few times a year we participate in Family Promise, a local program that takes in up to three homeless families for up to three months. While under Family Promise care, families receive job training and employment search help, parenting classes and more so they can get back on their feet and be living in their own home in three months or less. Wyomissing COB joins other Berks County houses of worship and provides meals and a place for families to sleep for a week at a time. Evening hosts, dinner providers, overnight chaperones, breakfast helpers, folks to wash laundry, food and snacks are all needed. 

We also offer our church building as a place for community groups to meet. T'ai Chi meets Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 in Fellowship Hall. A Yoga class meets Thursdays from 4-5:15 in classrooms 7 & 8. Trout Unlimited meets the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays in classroom 4 & 5

Opportunities to serve include:

Pot Pie Dinner

Cookie Sale

Rummage Sale

Auction

Spaghetti Dinner

 

 

Fellowship is very important to Wyomissing COB. We like to have fun! We have pot lucks, hay rides, Easter Egg Hunts, Movie Nights, Game Nights & more!

 


Crafts, quilts and more!

Our quilters work on quilts like these to be auctioned off at the Disaster Relief Auction.Crafts: Every Tuesday morning at nine, our quilters gather to work on a quilt to donate to the September Disaster relief auction. Their efforts have raised over thirty thousand dollars for disaster relief.

Not into quilting? Come Tuesday mornings at nine to make various crafts for the Wyomissing Church’s spring auction. For more information contact Pat Gault or Margaret Hildebrand.

         

Pinochle Club: The club gathers at various members houses twice a month. New players and substitutes welcome. Call or see Greta Clemens.

 

Book Club usually meets the third Sunday in a members home, with an occasional pot luck at church. We love to read, eat and talk. A different book is discussed each month, but this is primarily a group of women who like to be social. If you enjoy reading, some discussion and a good time, please join us. Contact or see Nancy Dotter.

Please check the calendar for upcoming Fellowship Events.

 

Yearly events

At least 2 times a year we hold “Dinner for 8” where people attend a dinner at someone’s home.

The Third Sunday in Thanksgiving we gather with family and friends to have our Thanksgiving Dinner. The church supplies the turkey and drinks, participants bring their favorite dish to share. It’s a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!

        Usually on the fourth Sunday of December we hold a Christmas Tea. There are beautifully decorated tables, wonderful treats and a time to visit and enjoy Christmas with our Church friends.