Bethany Children’s Home ‘Edgers’ Rappel from the Clouds to Raise Funds

By Barb Powell | October 1, 2018

Participants in the 2018 Over the Edge (OTE) fund raiser for the UCC’s Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, Pa., reached new heights at the Sept. 21 event as they rappelled down 18 stories to greet cheering fans below. The third annual event — which even drew Spiderman — was held at Abraham Lincoln Towers in…

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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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Day Two of the CHHSM Annual Gathering includes some amazing workshops from 11:30am-12:30pm ET — Emerging from the Pandemic with Michelle Just, Darlene Sowell, Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, and David Mullins; Historical Trauma with Niquanna Barnett; and Visioning Hope: Grounding in Your Purpose with Rev. Nicole Havelka.Our afternoon Keynote at 2:30 is from our platinum sponsor Ziegler and will discuss the “post-pandemic” era that lies ahead.And a special treat at 4 — our past Nollau Leadership Institute graduates will have a chance to meet up virtually with their classmates, reunion style! A full day of inspirational messages and a lot of fun! ... See MoreSee Less
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