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Voluntary organizations whose members adhere to, profess or entertain the same religious creed, persuasion or tenets and usually meet on a regular basis for the purpose of worship, religious instruction and support for the group's ministry. Religious beliefs usually include a system of ethics, a philosophy of life, dogma regarding the nature and role of one or more deities, and a body of doctrine which governs religious observances and practices.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Catholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Parish OutreachDevelop and support parish lay leaders. Train and support parish volunteers. Prime Time Clubs meet and focus on the intellectual, spiritual, social and economic needs of members.BerksCatholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Berks County OfficeCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
Feed My Sheep Outreach MinistriesCharitable religious ministry that provides community support through outreach, meals, clothes and small household needs. Offers a full course lunch every Tuesday.LawrenceFeed My Sheep Outreach MinistriesFeed My Sheep Outreach Ministries
Jewish Family Service - Case ManagementProvides case management, counseling and advocacy to individuals of the Jewish faith. Services include: Counseling: Offers professional counseling for families and individuals Food Bank: Food pantry, in conjunction with the Greater Berks Food Bank, distributes groceries to those who meet federal guidelines. Transportation: Offers a taxi service in the community, which enables seniors and the disabled to get to doctors' appointments, socialize and remain independent. Outreach: Members of the Jewish community are visited in their homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities by staff to assess needs. Information and referral: Provides information on other services, agencies and resources in the community. Living with Loss: Support group held twice a month for members of the Jewish community who have suffered the loss of a loved one. A variety of topics and readings that are relevant to the participant’s interests are discussed in order to provide an atmosphere of comfort and support. BerksJewish Family ServiceJewish Family Service
Pathway Community Church, Brethren in ChristWe are a church with service on Sundays at 10AM. We offer children’s classes on Sunday, and youth group on Wednesday. We also have School of Ministry classes and Small Groups throughout the week. Finally, we have several community outreach events that we put on during the year including:
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Night of Lights and
  • Christmas Eve service. If you would like more information about any of these, please let us know. We look forward to sharing our community with you.
  • YorkPathway Community ChurchPathway Community Church
    Personal and Spiritual Growth ClassesSunday Services. Personal and spiritual growth classes. Women's groups, Energy Healing, Heart Rhythm Meditation.LebanonUnity ChurchUnity Church
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Adult Education and Lifelong LearningAdult Ministry at Trinity offers an assortment of educational and growth experiences for adults. SUNDAYS 9:30-10:15 A.M. >Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know. What do Muslims practice and believe? Come learn about the Islam you don't hear about in the news. Topics will range from basic tenets and practices to Osama bin Laden and women's rights. Hear from the silent majority--learn what 1.3 billion Muslims really believe. Meets in room 125/127. >Opening the Book of Faith. "The Bible is astonishingly powerful. The Bible changes this sin-filled world... Through it God engages us with promise, forgiveness, and home, setting us free to love and serve." Come experience the power of the Word of God. Class meets in room 123. >Christian Parenting: Disciplines of a Godly Family. Join other Christian parents in discussion, prayer, and fellowship. Class meets in the Library, 108. >Seekers: a class for developmentally challenged adults. Special Ringers meets at 9:30 a.m. and class begins at 10:00 a.m. TUESDAYS 5:30-7:00 pm. >Starbucks Young Adult Bible Study. Please visit our Young Adult Ministry page for more information. BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16! Meet at Starbucks (884 West Main Street, Lansdale, right up the street from the church) for coffee, fellowship, and discussion. Bring your Bible! WEDNESDAYS 10:00-11:30 a.m >Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Pastor Malloy leads Trinity's largest and longest-running Bible Study! "In the beginning..." The story of Genesis is our story. Come learn how it all began. Meets in room 125/127. >Come to the F.E.A.S.T.! - (Food, Education, Adoration, Song, Together at Trinity) Join the fun on Wednesday nights! >CLASS SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER* - Beginning September 10, F.E.A.S.T. Christian Education opportunities for adults will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Come for dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. and then stay for class! - Wednesday, September 10-October 15, 6:30 p.m. : Our Lutheran Spirituality: A Lutheran Way of Being Christian. Philadelphia Seminary President Dr. Philip Krey will lead a discussion on religion and spirituality. Meets in room 125/127 - Wednesday, September 10-October 15, 6:30 p.m.: Opening the Book of Faith "The Bible is astonishingly powerful. The Bible changes this sin-filled world... Through it God engages us with promise, forgiveness, and home, setting us free to love and serve." Come experience the power of the Word of God. Class meets in room 123. >2ND SATURDAYS - NEW!!! Join the weekend's preacher at the Parsonage at 6:30 p.m. for informal conversation about the weekend's texts and other things. Fall dates are: September 13 October 11 November 8 December 13 Refreshments will be provided. B.Y.O.B.: Please bring a bottle of wine to share. >ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: There are also additional opportunities available through our women's groups (including W/ELCA), singles and seniors groups, and others. Please call the church office for more information about these ministries. Please contact Rebecca Kolowé for more information about Adult Education at Trinity.MontgomeryTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Montgomery; LansdaleTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Young Adult MinistriesWho are young adults? Young adults are people ages 18-35 in many different stages of life. Young adults are single, in committed relationships, or married, and some have children. Young adults are college students, professional people, and people with all kinds of different backgrounds and experiences. What is young adult ministry? Young Adult Ministry is a relevant, intentional community where young adults can create and nurture relationships, grow spiritually, and serve with purpose. How can I join in? Here are some ways you can get involved: Upcoming Events: DINNER, DRINKS, AND DEVOS! Kick off the year with us! We'll feed our bodies with good food, our spirits with laughter, and our souls with fellowship and Bible Study. All young adults are welcome--come learn what young adult ministry is all about! Join us on Tuesday, September 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Applebee's in Lansdale (at Ralph's Corner). BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16! Starbucks Bible Study, Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm. Meet at Starbucks (884 West Main Street, Lansdale, right up the street from the church) for coffee, fellowship, and discussion. Bring your Bible! Young adult service opportunities: Appalachia Service Project (ASP) works with lower-income families in Appalachia to make their homes warmer, safer, and drier. This will be Trinity's 24th year participating in ASP. Applications will be available in January 2009. Go to our website at for more information and to access an application. Habitat for Humanity: Young adults volunteer with Habitat for Humanity periodically throughout the year. Contact Rebecca Kolowé for information about our next work day. Saving Graces: Travel to the Gulf Coast to do Hurricane Katrina relief. Groups from Trinity travel to the Gulf several times each year. Contact John Kunes, Trinity's Director for Lay Ministry, for more information. There is also a community for you online! Visit Rebecca's blog at! You'll find opportunities to discuss what matters to you, meet new people, and be a part of a virtual Christian community. You can also learn more about Young Adult Ministry in the ELCA by going to For More Information, Contact: Rebecca H. Kolowé, Diaconal Minister Adult Education and Young Adult Ministries 215.368.1710 ext. 256 rkolowe@trinitylansdale.comMontgomeryTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Montgomery; LansdaleTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Volunteers of America - Cars Helping PeopleDonors donate their used car, trucks, RVs, boats, property, etc. to VOA for a tax deduction. Proceeds of sale will assist area's less fortunate and support Volunteers of America community service program.DauphinVolunteers of AmericaVolunteers of America

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