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November 6, 2020

Interim Pastor

It is our pleasure to let you know that Richard A. Kauffman has accepted our invitation to be the 50% interim pastor at Berkey. Details are being worked out; the current anticipated starting date is February 15. Richard served as an interim pastor at Lombard Mennonite Church in 2018-2019.  He has also been a full-time […]

November 6, 2020

Scripture Passage of the Month

1 Corinthians 1: 18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

November 6, 2020

Submissions to Our Weekly Letter (The Owl)

Do you have an announcement for the Newsletter? Submit your announcement to the office by noon on Thursday. Announcements received after the deadline will be printed the following week. Announcements run between 1-3 weeks.

November 6, 2020

Berkey’s Library

Berkey’s library: View our list of books, alphabetized by title.

November 6, 2020

Supporting our Mennonite Schools

Berkey students attending Mennonite schools continue to be blessed with your financial support. Your contribution to one of our designated education funds provides ongoing support for our current students and also ensures future opportunities for the growing number of children in our congregation. Here are two ways that you can help: 1.    Bethany Christian […]

November 6, 2020

Battery Collection Paused

Due to COVID-19, our battery collection is paused. Please do not bring your batteries to the church. You can still take rechargeable batteries to Lowe’s, but they don’t take alkalines. It is legal (if not ideal) to put these in the trash. If you store batteries at home until we resume recycling, tape the terminals […]

October 30, 2020

Prayer

Pray for the many people in our congregation who work in healthcare, both in leadership and patient care positions.

October 30, 2020

February Mission Highlights

Mission Commission is highlighting Lacasa for the month of February, as one of the organizations that we support as a church. Lacasa is a nonprofit agency with programs to help clients achieve financial stability, find a new home, find affordable rentals, get home repair assistance, immigration counseling, and neighborhood engagement.  You can volunteer as an individual, […]

October 30, 2020

Faith Formation with Scripture

Pastor Joanne Gallardo writes, “This Sunday I will be challenging us to memorize a passage of scripture each month as a way to have scripture, as the Bible says, ‘written on our hearts.’ There will be no quiz, no checking up on anybody, rather, I encourage you to take time over the month to commit […]

October 30, 2020

We Build Together: An Altar of Stones

Starting next Tuesday (November 3, Election Day), and continuing at least through winter, Berkey’s Worship Commission invites you to bring a stone to help build an altar. This altar will be a physical representation of our collective prayers for our loved ones, community, country, and world.  It is a sign that we walk by faith […]

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