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Yoga on Tuesdays in the Zabor Room

Next Sessions on November 21

Gentle Yoga at 10AM

Gentle Chair Yoga at 12PM

Please arrive 15 minutes early

Gentle Yoga is a 60-75 minute class. Please bring your own mat. If you don't have a mat, one can be provided.

Gentle Chair Yoga is a 45 minute class. No equipment or previous Yoga experience needed!

Both classes are led by JoAnne Monahan, a certified Kripalu and Chair Yoga Instructor.

If you have any questions, please email JoAnne at [email protected] or Betsy at [email protected].

Men’s Ministry

Wednesday, November 22

8:30AM in Sacred Grounds

Please come and gather for fellowship, coffee, and donuts!

Contact Ken for information at 215-219-8484.

The church office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to Pastor Brendan and to our talented musicians & tech booth personnel who brought you the Sunday, November 19 worship services:

Tech Team:

*Ken Barber

*Rick Graber

*Mike McNulty-Bobholz


*Dave Barber - drums

*Daniella Ceraso - vocals

*Lisa Ceraso - vocals

*Aidan Fell - bass

*Mary Jones - keyboard, vocals

*Chelsea Delgado Merz - vocals

*Chris Schmer - Praise Band Leader

*Lisa Thomas - piano (8:30)

Thank You to all who came to Friday's Lunch & Learn!

Thank you to everyone who came to hear financial advice, planning, and investment information from Nina Ingulli, CRPC, of Ingulli & Associates.

Stay tuned for details on next month's Lunch & Learn scheduled for Friday, December 15!

Chocolate Class featuring Christmas Candies, Traditions, & Crafts!

Friday, December 1


Christian Fellowship Hall

Get ready for a fun-filled evening with local chocolatier, Anne-Marie Constable, exploring some favorite Christmas traditions, creating treats with candies, making crafts, and enjoying some holiday activities!

Cost: $10 per person; max of $40 for a family of 5 or more

Seating is limited, so register early!

Click HERE to pay. Your payment is your registration.

Questions? Contact Dana at [email protected].

Due to the nature of this event, it cannot be guaranteed to be allergy free.

Holiday Cabaret

Saturday, December 2


Christian Fellowship Hall

Come for a festive evening of entertainment featuring: Sheridan Seyfried, Chelsea Delgado Merz and friends including Ya-Jhu Yang!

Light fare will be served at this BYOB event.

The cost is $10/person

Click HERE to purchase your tickets today!

Sign up for Lunch

at the Congregational Meeting

on Sunday, December 10

following ONE combined 10AM worship service

Sign up on sheets in the Chapel & Sanctuary, or email [email protected]

Deadline is Monday, December 4

Volunteer at Caring For Friends

Tuesday, December 12


at their northeast Philly location:

12271 Townsend Road

Anyone ages 12 & up, meet at Caring For Friends to prepare and package meals. Come late or leave early as your schedule allows.

Click HERE to sign up or email Dana at [email protected]

Matinee & Munchies

Wednesday, December 13

12PM in Sacred Grounds

“It's a Wonderful Life” is next month's movie

Bring your favorite beverage, we’ll supply the movie and munchies! Come and enjoy this Christmas classic!

This movie is 2 hours and 10 minutes long.

Questions? Contact Dana at [email protected] or

Betsy at [email protected].

Do you have an interest in or knowledge of Human Resources processes and policies?

If so, the current HR Committee needs YOU!

Gloria Dei is looking for two additional people to volunteer some time to review HR policies and job descriptions to bring them up to date.

This team will meet quarterly after an initial meeting or two. If you are interested in helping on this important committee, please email Church Council at [email protected].

Feast of Justice: Holiday Special VOLUNTEERPALOOZA!

Come serve in their 100% volunteer-staffed, grocery store food pantry this Holiday season!

Create relationships with volunteers and guests while feeding our community in Northeast Philadelphia.

Click HERE to sign up in November and/or December.

Click HERE for more information about volunteering.

Upcoming Preaching & Worship Schedule

Sunday, November 26: Pastor George Miller at 8:30 & 10AM

Sunday, December 3: Pastor Brendan Galvin at 8:30, 10, & 11:30AM

Sunday, December 10: Pastor Brendan Galvin at 10AM ONLY

Sunday, December 17: Pastor Brendan Galvin at 8:30 & 10AM

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, November 26, 2023

First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm 95:1-7a

Second Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46


Lead Pastor: Brendan Galvin, [email protected]

Senior and Lay Ministry: Betsy Maier, [email protected]

Kids and Family: Dana Harrison, [email protected]

Tweens & Youth: Dana Harrison

Praise Band Leader: Chris Schmer, [email protected]

Office Staff: Susan Earp, Bookkeeper, [email protected]; Jennifer Suit, Office Manager, [email protected][email protected]

Property: David Stryker, Facilities Manager, [email protected]; Jeff DeHaven, [email protected]

Church Council: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30AM-3:30PM; Friday: 9:30AM-1:00PM




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