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Yoga on Tuesdays in the Zabor Room!

Gentle Yoga at 10AM

Gentle Chair Yoga at 12PM

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Next Sessions on November 22

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 typically a 45 minute long 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 either JoAnne at or Betsy at

Community Conversation

This Week

Tuesday, November 22 at 1:30PM

Join us by video and/or audio. We will share, pray, & check in with each other.

Click to join:

Or call 1-646-558-8656 & enter:

Meeting ID# 515 677 818

Men’s Ministry

Wednesday, November 23

8:30AM in Sacred Grounds

We will gather at Gloria Dei for fellowship, discussion, coffee, and donuts. Contact Ken (215-219-8484) for more information.


The Church Office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to Pastor Tricia Neale, Executive Director of Feast of Justice, and to our talented musicians & tech booth personnel who brought to you our November 20 worship services:

Tech Booth

*Ken Barber

*Mike McNulty-Bobholz

*Micah N.

*James Sylvester

*Gary Burger - bass

*Angie DiPalantino - vocals, guitar

*Vinny Feliciano - drums

*Aidan Fell - guitar

*Lisa Thomas - piano (8:30)


Tuesday Night Advent Study

November 29, December 6, 13, & 20

7PM in the Chapel

And the winner is...

Option 2: The Angels of Christmas - exploring the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds

Please consider Gloria Dei Church for year-end charitable contributions

Those of you who are required to take minimum distributions from your IRA, did you know that you can ask your IRA custodian to send a donation directly to Gloria Dei Church and get the benefit of a charitable deduction without itemizing?

The custodian will mail the contribution to Gloria Dei, and it will count toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), but is not counted as taxable income on your federal tax return.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

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Socks for the Streets

4th Annual Sock Drive

now through December 20

Gloria Dei is a collection site for Socks for the Streets which collects and distributes socks of all sizes to veterans and those experiencing homelessness.

Please bring your donations with you to church on Sunday, or drop them off to the Church Office during the week. New socks ONLY please!

Click HERE for more information or contact

Kevin’s Koats

Coat Drive

now through December 2

The Gloria Dei Preschool Discovery Center is partnering with the Kevin From Heaven Foundation to collect gently used and new coats of all sizes for Kevin’s Koats.

Please bring your donations with you to church on Sunday, or drop them off to the Church Office during the week.


Are you willing to help out in

Sacred Grounds?

We would love to open back up this wonderful meeting spot after church services on Sundays! We are looking for volunteers on a monthly, rotational basis.

Please sign the Sacred Grounds volunteer list located in the Chapel and Sanctuary, or contact the Church Office at or 215-947-8200.

Feast of Justice Volunteerpalooza!

Sundays: December 11 & December 18


Extra volunteer help is needed with:

•sorting & organizing dry goods


Click HERE to sign up for Volunteerpalooza 2022! For more information, email or call 215-268-3510.

Location: 3101 Tyson Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149. Use the Sackett Street entrance.

Mission: Addressing Hunger, Meeting Needs, and Inspiring Hope as we work for Abundant Justice in Northeast Philadelphia and beyond

Tuesday, December 13

Volunteer at Caring For Friends


Northeast Philly location:

12271 Townsend Road

Meet us at Caring For Friends to help prepare and package meals for people in need in the greater Philadelphia area. Hair nets and aprons provided. Closed-toe shoes required.

Click HERE to volunteer for December 13.

Questions? Contact Dana at or call 215-947-8200, ext. 104.

Please help OHAAT reach their $80,000 fundraising goal to purchase a new delivery truck!


OHAAT's 1997 box truck has seen its share of miles since their humble beginnings. It has become less reliable and has needed much more maintenance the past few years.

Almost there! Click HERE to make a donation today and help OHAAT replace their truck to allow them to serve thousands more children in need for many years to come!

OHAAT's Beds for Kids program provides children and youth living in poverty with beds, bedding, and tools that encourage healthy bedtime habits, so they can get the quality and sufficient sleep they need to thrive.

Laurel House is currently hiring for the following positions:

Click HERE for full job descriptions and more information.

Laurel House is dedicated to the vision of ending domestic violence in each life, home, and community.

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, November 27

First Sunday of Advent

First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122

Second Reading: Romans 13:11-14

Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44


Lead Pastor: Karyn L. Wiseman,

Senior and Lay Ministry: Betsy Maier,

Kids and Family: Dana Harrison,

Tweens & Youth: Pastor Karyn; Dana Harrison

Praise Band Leader: Chris Schmer,

Office Staff: Susan Earp, Bookkeeper,; Jennifer Suit, Office Manager,; Jeff DeHaven,; Keisha Wilkens,

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm; Friday: 9:30am-1:00pm



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