News for Church Families

We know that it’s tough for families to make plans, and busy schedules often mean coming to church is difficult. To make it easier, you can always guarantee the following:

  • No matter what, every Sunday there is a children’s message on the steps! The activity corner is stocked with toys, books, puzzles, and craft supplies. Most weeks, there will be an activity for you as well.
  • Every third Sunday of the month, Melissa has a special activity planned. If you’re planning on coming to church any week of the month, the third Sunday is the one to plan for. We’re sharing two upcoming activities below — check them out!

Coming in December

Sunday, December 4:  After church there is a Thanksgiving Dinner — yes, it’s after Thanksgiving and it will be in the middle of the day but that doesn’t stop us from giving thanks for our community! Come for a meal, fellowship, and get caught up with church friends.

Sunday, December 18: Is our annual “Pick-Up Pageant”. The idea of this is no matter what age you are there is a role (and a costume!) for you! This year there’s an original script called “Entertaining Angels” with a few speaking roles (great for middle and high school youth) which you may want to read in advance. If you’re interested in a speaking role, contact Rev. Emelia. Otherwise, come to church this Sunday to grab a costume and be in the show! 

Saturday, December 24: We’re bringing back caroling on the steps at 4:30 PM before the Christmas Eve service at 5 PM.

Christmas Day is a Sunday this year, so we’ll have pajamas, cocoa, and carols at 10 AM if you want to come to church after opening presents!

Coming in January

Sunday, January 8: We are bringing back Brunch Church! That’s right, pancakes during church! Its also Epiphany Sunday when you get a Star Word for the year.

Saturday, January 14: Mark your calendar for the Reading Cares MLK Jr. Day of Service Saturday where we’ll have community service projects for every skill and every age available. This year it will be hybrid, so even if you can’t come in-person, there will be projects you can do at home over a period of a few weeks. 

Sunday, January 15: Will be a third-Sunday with a special Sunday School activity.