AuthorSister Dottie Almoney

Director of Education & Outreach
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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.

At God’s Kitchen Table

How many of you remember sitting at the kids table at a holiday dinner?  I remember one such occasion when my aunt hosted Thanksgiving dinner at her home.  Her home had no dining room but an eat in kitchen. However, hosting over 20 people became a logistical nightmare when it came to seating.  She ended…

Team Mary vs Team Martha

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 6 I want to begin by asking you all a question – Are you more like Mary or more like Martha?  If you had to pick a team, whose team would you be on?  Would you choose team Mary because you may be more of a contemplative student of Jesus – basking…

Why, God?

New Day Sermon – Lent 3 Watching the news today can give us knots in our stomach; mass shootings, natural disasters that claim property and lives, war and violence. We begin to wonder where God is in all of this and could God stop it?

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Epiphany 4 Traditional Sermon

Have you ever been so angry at someone you wanted to hurl them off a cliff? Unfortunately, Jesus did! Two weeks ago, I lead our annual women’s retreat at Camp Kirchenwald – the theme was Holy Imagination.  One of the activities was taking a look at Jewish writings known as Midrash – an ancient commentary…

Lessons & Carols

Unified Worship Service This week we combined worship services for the Sunday after Christmas and celebrated a service of Lessons and Carols. Enjoy the story of Christmas along with some favorite Christmas carols, with music by Adam, Erik, and the New Day Band.