Youth Ministry

The Goal of Youth Ministry is “To reach believing and non-believing students, to connect them with other Christians, to help them grow in their faith, and to challenge them to grow to discover their ministry and to honor God with their life”.

When do we meet?

We meet 2-4 times per month

What do we do?

We experience the bible through fellowship, service projects, retreats, outings, and lots of fun!

We do community service projects that include the entertainment and recreational activities at the Laruel Center, assistance at the Northern Berks Food Pantry, Salvation Army Bell Ringers during the Christmas season, Hamburg Clean up and many others.

At least once a money we have  our regular youth group meeting.  We meet after church for fun and games, to plan future activities, and for seasonal recreational activities.  We have had Halloween parties, pool  parties, Egg Hunts, and Christmas parties. We have attended a retreat, sporting events, and a Christian Rock concert just to name a few.

Some Sundays we hangout in the youth lounge just having fun playing Wii, foosball, and games.

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Autism Awareness Lenten Project

As part of her graduation project, Sarah sold homemade loom bracelets after church throughout Lent and at school.  She provided brochures to promote Autism Awareness, set a goal to raise at least $50 for the Autism Society of Berks County, and wanted to make others aware that children and adults with autism should be treated like anyone else even though they have a disability.  She surpassed her goal by raising $150.00.

Twenty-two people celebrated with Sarah by attending the Reading Royals Autism Awareness night on April 2.  During intermission, Sarah was a guest of honor appearing on the ice, modeling t-shirts for sale, and receiving recognition of her project with a slideshow on the big screen.

Congratulations and thank you, Sarah for making a difference and showing how even those with autism can help others.