AuthorSister Dottie Almoney

Director of Education & Outreach

Our youth grow into faithful disciples through education, fellowship and service. I am also excited about the new social ministries in which we are partnering with other Manheim Township churches, such as Lydia’s Closet and Homes for Hope.

Christians and Climate Change

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 Our ELCA Social Statement “Caring for Creation:…

Moral Monday Reflections May 24 2021

Political Vs. Biblical Vs. Both/And There is no theological teaching of Luther that is politically innocent. His theology and politics must be distinguished but never separated. Luther himself is thus the first and best witness that the so-called, “Two-Kingdoms Doctrine” does not lead to political abstinence but exactly the opposite: the world as a whole…

Family Camp Day

Join us on Sunday May 23rd at Camp Kirchenwald for Family Camp Day! Time is 10:00 – 6:00 pm. All are welcome to be part of this outdoor fellowship event! The Day’s Schedule Our Family Camp day will consist of a morning of lawn games or the low ropes course in which families can work…

Thursdays in Black

Why do I wear black on Thursdays? I wear black to support and to bring awareness to global gender based violence that has been taking place far too long. Thursdays in Black grew out of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women (1988-1998), in which the stories of rape…

Church and the Pandemic

Sister Dottie Almoney led a Zoom Sunday School discussion on January 31, 2021 about church during the pandemic. Lynn Stover, church member and discussion participant, offered some insight from his experiences in public education, contact tracing, and the peace corps. Sister Dottie asked if Lynn would be willing to put his words into writing. We…

Moral Mondays

“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg St. Peter’s Moral Monday Group began in the early summer. We began by reading the book, White Fragility, and discussed its implication in our individual and communal lives. This…