Click to watch the "Thankful" cover performed by Rise Up Children’s Choir shared during Sunday's worship service.
Thank you to our talented musicians & tech booth personnel who brought to you our 8:30AM & 10AM worship services on Sunday, November 21:

*Cindy Clawson - tech booth
*Michael McNulty-Bobholz - tech booth

*Dave Barber - drums
*Daniella Ceraso - vocals
*Lisa Ceraso - vocals
*Chris Schmer - Praise Band Leader
*Ya-Jhu Yang - Music Director
Final Gathering on Tuesday, November 23
No Bible Study on Thursday, November 25
Bible Study on the Book of Job

Thursdays at 1PM
via Zoom

Next Meeting:
December 2

We are studying the Book of Job this fall. We will be discussing Job 8 for our next gathering. Please join and be part of the conversation!

Click to join:

Or call 1-646-558-8656 & enter:
Meeting ID# 515 677 818

Click HERE to watch Session 1.
Click HERE to watch Session 2 from October 14.
Click HERE to watch Session 3 from October 28.
Click HERE to watch Session 4 from November 4.
Click HERE to watch Session 5 from November 11.
Click HERE to watch Session 6 from November 18.

Photo by Avery Evans on Unsplash
Click to watch the "Now Thank We All Our God" video, a perfect hymn for the spirit of Thanksgiving led by Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo-soprano.
Care Bag Donation Collection
for those experiencing homelessness

Items we are in need of:
  • Travel-sized toothpaste, tissues, lip balm & hand/body lotion
  • Individually wrapped toothbrushes
  • Band-aids
  • Gloves
  • Winter hats
  • Wet wipes
  • Combs
  • Nail clippers
  • Small waters
  • Single serve snacks: breakfast/protein bars, crackers, etc.

You can also drop off a note or card to let those receiving the items know they are loved!

There will be a basket/box in the back of the Sanctuary labeled “Care Bag Donations” or you can drop off your donations to the Church Office during the week.

Please contact Dana if you have any questions:
Gloria Dei Preschool is asking for donations of new or gently worn coats, scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens for men, women, and children for their Kevin's Koats drive.

Kevin was a student of our Preschool Director, Melissa Whitman, so this foundation holds a special place in her heart.

The Kevin’s Koats collection has been able to distribute thousands of coats to those in need.

Donations can be dropped off in the bin located outside of Sacred Grounds. Items will be accepted from now until December 3, 2021.
Try Someone Else's
Life On For Size

Monday, December 6
at 11AM in Sacred Grounds

Next up in the series: "Life on an Indigenous People's Reservation"

We had a great group join us in November for this intriguing series where we experience a different world for 30 days.

Each time we gather, we will watch a DVD seeing what it's like for someone to experience first-hand a world antithetical to their own existence for one month. Discussion will follow about what we saw. All adults are welcome!

Please contact Betsy Maier at for more information.
In-person Hymn Sing!
Saturday, December 11
5-6PM in the Sanctuary

Come to the church and enjoy some favorite songs for this Advent Hymn Sing with Jamie Johnson and Ya-Jhu Yang.
Shining Star
Saturday, December 18

It's that time of year again!
Shining Star is now collecting donations for this important annual ministry.

A $30 donation provides a Christmas meal for a local family in need. Our goal this year is 220 Food Baskets!

Click here to make an online donation. You can also bring in or mail in your check to the church with Shining Star written on the memo line.

Volunteers will be needed December 15, 16, & 17 with meal deliveries on Saturday, December 18. Sign-ups coming soon.

Questions or know of a family in need? Contact JoAnne Monahan at 215-850-5920 or

Join us the evening of Saturday, December 18 for a Christmas concert with our own Chelsea Delgado & Sheridan Seyfried (Ya-Jhu’s talented husband).

This will be an appetizer & BYOB event. Stay tuned for details.
On behalf of the Saint Francis Inn and Caring For Friends ministries, Maureen Bahr and Ginny Duffy send sincere thanks to the Gloria Dei congregation for your generous response to our coat and food drives.

Several SUV loads of your donations have been delivered and are very much appreciated!
Feast of Justice 2nd Annual
Run for The Feast Virtual 5k

December 5 at 1PM to
December 12 at 1PM

Run/walk/bike anytime during the week and record it to their online timesheet.

Click HERE for more information and to register as a Sponsor, a Participant or both!

Email with any questions.
Celebrating the Holidays with Laurel House

Laurel House is collecting gift cards for the holidays for those families impacted by domestic violence.

Click HERE for more information and for the full wish list.

Please make arrangements to get Laurel House your donations by December 3.

For more information, please email or call:; 610-277-1860 x 117.

The mission of Laurel House is to advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs, and resources.
We are taking a pause from collecting plastic bags at the moment. Thank you for all of your donations! We will let you know when we will begin collecting them again.
Lectionary Readings for First Sunday of Advent, November 28

First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Gospel: Luke 21:25-36
Pastor: Karyn L. Wiseman,
Senior and Lay Ministry: Betsy Maier,
Kids and Family: Dana Harrison,
Tweens & Youth: Pastor Karyn; Dana Harrison
Music Director: Ya-Jhu Yang,
Praise Band Leader: Chris Schmer,
Office Staff: Pam Kops,; Jennifer Suit,
Property: Robert Maxwell, Manager,; Jeff DeHaven,; Keisha Wilkins,
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm; Friday: 9:30am-1:00pm
215-947-8200; 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006