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Volunteer at Caring For Friends

Tuesday, September 20


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.

If you cannot arrive by 5PM, you can still join in when you arrive later.

Closed toe shoes are required. Hair nets & aprons will be provided. Anyone ages 12 & up can volunteer!

Click HERE for the September 20 sign up.

Other upcoming 2022 dates:

October 18November 15December 13

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

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Nicole’s Place Open House

Tuesday, September 20

9-11AM and 4-6PM

Stop by to say hello and visit their new location on the second floor above the church office.

Nicole’s Place is a Laurel House satellite office that provides support to individuals and families in Eastern Montgomery County who have been impacted by domestic violence.


Community Conversation

This Week

Tuesday, September 20 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

One House At A Time is in need of 1-2 delivery volunteers to join their driver on Thursday, September 22 from 9:30AM-1PM

Please call Sara at 267-607-3456 if you are available.


NO Yoga this week or next week!

Next sessions will be on

Tuesday, October 4

in the Zabor Room

Both Gentle Yoga at 10AM and Gentle Chair Yoga at 12PM 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

Thank you for a great Fall Kickoff!

Thank you to everyone

who helped make Gloria Dei's Fall Kickoff on Sunday, September 18 a fun event for everyone!

 A big thank you to the musicians who made the one combined 10AM worship service special with both praise music and hymns; to Dana & Betsy for the backpack blessing bags, games, Bounce House, and Cupcake Baking & Decorating Contests; to Dawn Frank and her Hospitality Team for the delicious food; and to all the volunteers who helped run the games, and set up & cleaned up CFH.

And thank you to all of you for being present and participating in all of the various activities. Remember, YOU are the church!

There are still some backpack blessing bags. If you would like one, please contact Dana at

We are still collecting non-food items for Feast of Justice, primarily paper products, cleaning supplies, and personal care items. Please drop them off at the church office this week. Click HERE for the complete list.

Congrats to the Cupcake Baking & Decorating Contest winners!

1st prize - Tomea Sippio-Smith, 2nd prize - Joann Simon, 3rd prize tie - Carol Jervis, and Fiona & Bodhi.

Congrats to the Cupcake Decorating Contest winners: Emma and Jessa

Thank you to our talented musicians & tech booth personnel who brought to you our one, combined 10AM September 18 worship service:

*Ken Barber - tech booth

*Cindy Clawson - tech booth

*Mike McNulty-Bobholz

*Gary Burger - bass

*Angie DiPalantino - vocals

*Vinny Feliciano - drums

*Jon Frazee - vocals

*Aidan Fell - guitar

*Kathy Harrod - organ

*Chris Schmer - Praise Band Leader


Sunday School classes return September 25!

All kids in preschool through 6th grade are welcome to join every Sunday during the 10AM service.

Children begin in the service and are dismissed to classes following the Children’s Message. They will experience creative activities, games, crafts & Bible stories for imaginative learning.

Are you in need of Nursery Care during the 10AM worship service? Please let Dana know.

Contact Dana for more information:

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Tweens & Youth Nerf Challenge

Friday, September 30

starting at 6:30PM

We are so excited to announce our first Tweens & Youth event this fall!

The Nerf Challenge will take place outside in the grassy area next to the playground. Please arrive between 6-6:15PM.

This event is free of charge. Feel free to invite a friend!

Click HERE to sign up. Sign up sheets are also in the Sanctuary, Christian Fellowship Hall & Church Office.

Questions? Contact Dana at

Volunteer at Gloria Dei

Are you willing to help out with the Tech Booth, Garden Club, Church Council, or during the worship services?

Please sign our volunteer list located in the Sanctuary and in Christian Fellowship Hall, or contact the office at or 215-947-8200 and indicate where you are willing to help.

We need YOU!

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Life Line Screening

Wednesday, September 21


Christian Fellowship Hall

Life Line provides five non-invasive, preventative health screenings to identify risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis, peripheral artery disease, and other serious illnesses.

To schedule an appointment:

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Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 28

2-7PM in Christian Fellowship Hall

To schedule an appointment:

Cleaning out your closets?

Laurel House now has a clothing & shoes collection bin here at Gloria Dei Church!

Look for the bright yellow collection bin at the "top" of the parking lot at the beginning of the Preschool path.

Please put all clothes and shoes in bags before placing them in the collection bin. 

You may also donate at Laurel House's two thrift shops. Click on each for more information:

Laurel's Loft located in Lansdale

Marian's Attic located in King of Prussia

This collection bin and sales from the thrift shops also benefit Nicole's Place which is housed here at Gloria Dei.

Save the dates for these upcoming events & activities!

  • Donuts & Devos - Sunday, October 2 at 11AM for Tweens & Youth
  • Lunch & Learn - Friday, October 21 at 12PM
  • Trunk-or-Treat - Saturday, October 29 in the afternoon

Gloria Dei is hiring:


The Bookkeeper directs the financial responsibilities for both Gloria Dei Church and the Gloria Dei Preschool; is responsible for banking, accounting, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, general maintenance of the financial records as well as preparation of budgets and monitoring of spending. This is a part time position of approximately 25-30 hours per week.

Click HERE for the full Bookkeeper job description and to apply.

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 25

First Reading: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

Psalm 146

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-19

Gospel: Luke 16:19-31


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:; Jennifer Suit, Office Manager,;

Property:; Jeff DeHaven,; Keisha Wilkens,

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

215.947.8200; 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

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