Bethany Children’s Home

Meggan Kerber Named New Executive Director of Berks Arts Council

By Guest Contributor | August 10, 2018

The Berks Arts Council board of directors has appointed Meggan Kerber its new executive director, effective August 8. Kerber succeeds Karen Haver, who is resigning to take on the role of full-time sailor and occasional blogger. Kerber has an extensive and varied background, primarily in development, fundraising, special events and marketing. She most recently was…

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‘Edgers’ Raise More Than $110,000 for UCC’s Bethany Children’s Home

By Barb Powell | October 23, 2017

A unique, if “edgy” fundraising campaign once again has raised money for the medical needs of youth at the United Church of Christ’s Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, Pa. “OTE4Bethany” (Over The Edge), was held Sept. 22 at the Loft at 525 in Reading, Pa., and featured volunteers rappelling down the side of the building…

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Kiwanis’-Sponsored Back-to-School Bingo Night Provides School Supplies for Children, Youth at Bethany Children’s Home

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 24, 2017

As they get ready to step into their second century of service to children, members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Reading-Berks County (Pa.) donated backpacks and school supplies to the kids at the Bethany Children’s Home in a unique fashion. On Wednesday evening, Aug. 23, the Kiwanis Club hosted a Back-to-School Bingo for the…

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Become An Edger For Bethany Children’s Home

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 23, 2017

Bethany Children’s Home has launched their 2nd annual fundraising and marketing campaign in partnership with VA Productions, Shillington PA called Over the Edge to create awareness of the services they provide for local youth who have experienced trauma in their lives. Over the Edge is known for its signature rappelling fundraising events all over the…

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Community is ‘Over the Edge’ for UCC’s Bethany Children’s Home

By Barb Powell | July 26, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s Bethany Children’s Home in Berks County, Pa., has a unique approach to fund raising, and it’s sending the community “Over the Edge” (OTE) in support of the children and teens Bethany helps. The second annual “OTE4Bethany” event — which takes place Sept. 22, 2017 — is an opportunity for individuals…

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Life Aspirations Are Visibly Celebrated at Bethany Children’s Home

By Barb Powell | February 6, 2017

“For life starting anew.” “For peace in the world.” “To be able to go home.” The hopes and dreams of the youth at United Church of Christ-affiliated Bethany Children’s Home are captured each year on small “wish petals” that are photographed and posted on Bethany’s Facebook page. Originally started in 2015 as decorations for a…

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Bethany Children’s Home Hosts Annual Tribute to Children’s Heroes

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 12, 2016

Barbara A. Jakubek, MSW, of Berks County (Pa.) Children and Youth Services will be recognized October 13 as Bethany Children’s Home 2016 Children’s Award recipient. The award will be presented at Bethany’s Tribute Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Wyomissing, Pa. The Children’s Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to Bethany…

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Bethany Children’s Home Receives Largest Gift in Recent History

By CHHSM Staff | July 27, 2016

Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, has received its largest philanthropic gift in recent history from the estate of George M. and Dorothy D. (Dautrich) Seaman, who created a life legacy at Bethany with a $2 million gift to support capital improvements that will ensure that Bethany continues to provide a safe, nurturing, caring environment…

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Bethany Children’s Home to Host Rappelling Adventure Fundraiser

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 12, 2016

United Church of Christ-related Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, Pennslyvania, is launching a fundraising and marketing campaign called “Over the Edge” to provide a thrilling rappelling experience for adventurous donors and create awareness of the services Bethany provides for local youth who have experienced trauma in their lives. Over the Edge, a staging company known for…

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Bethany Children’s Home Welcomes New Chaplain

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 11, 2016

Bethany Children’s Home officially called and received the Rev. Kim Kendrick as chaplain on Dec. 4, 2015. Kendrick is ordained in the United Church of Christ, and is a 2014 graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary. She brings seven years of ministerial experience to Bethany, where she will provide worship and other services for youth and…

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