Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New building, new name for Wyomissing Church of the Brethren.

The former First Church of the Brethren in Reading, Pa., has a new building and a new name. Holding to the construction schedule for its new church building, the congregation held a first service in its new sanctuary on Easter Sunday.

Simultaneously, a new name, Wyomissing Church of the Brethren, became official. This name was selected as the result of discussions, cottage meetings, and forums over two years to discern a name reflecting the community nature of the congregation and its ministries.

A Service of Dedication will be conducted on Sunday, June 7, from 10:15-11:45 a.m., with a fellowship meal following. Robert W. Neff will present the morning message, "Glory Hallelujah, We're Home," from Psalm 122:1, "I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’"

The new facility is entirely handicapped accessible, including a perimeter aisle in the sanctuary that is level with the chancel. A family life center features basketball, volleyball, and four-square layouts. Horst Construction of Lancaster County, Pa., is the contractor for the new facility.

Wyomissing Church of the Brethren retains the same address and phone number: 2200 State Hill Rd., Wyomissing, PA 19610-1904; 610-374-8451. Go to or for the church’s website.

-- Tim Speicher is pastor of Wyomissing Church of the Brethren.

Source: 5/20/2009 Newsline

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