AuthorSister Dottie Almoney

Director of Education & Outreach
Sister Dottie Almoney

Our youth grow into faithful disciples through education, fellowship and service. I am also excited about the new social ministries in which we are partnering with other Manheim Township churches, such as Lydia’s Closet and Homes for Hope.

Youth Group Rake and Run Event

Our youth will be offering to rake leaves for a monetary donation on Sunday afternoon November 5th .  If you would like to be added to our list of persons who need their yards tidied up – we will rake and either bag your leaves or put them curbside. All donations will help offset the…

Reformation Party

Come and party like it’s 1517!  All youth in grades 9 and older, and adults are invited to attend our Reformation dinner and celebration on Sunday October 29th at 5:30 pm – Eden Resort – Cost $35 per person. There will be a buffet dinner, cash bar, a renaissance costume contest (no obligation to come…

Pentecost 19 Preview

“But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and…

Pet Blessing

Join us for our annual Pet Blessing on Sunday October 8, 2017 at 2:30 on the church lawn. All animals are welcome.  This is an annual blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who is often called the “Patron Saint of Animals” due to his love of animals and nature. He believed that nature itself…

Is Church Worth Your Time?

June 25, 2017 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Traditional Sermon- a dialogue between Sister Dottie Almoney and Janelle Almoney Why do you come to worship?  Is it really worth your time? D:      Janelle, did I ever tell you the story about a preacher who served a small country church.  Unfortunately his sermons were always very…

My Father’s House

New Day Sermon easter 5 John 14:1-14 is a common scripture reading for funerals.  It would make sense since it gives us hope that there is something waiting for us after we die.  Many of us wonder what “My Father’s House” will look like and who will be invited to live there! And now the…

April 30, 2017 Traditional Sermon

The Gospel Lesson is Luke 24: 13-35 about the Journey to Emmaus.   The sermon for this week centers around faith journeys as well as the journeys of our soon to be graduating High School Seniors and their Families. When I decided to go to seminary and become a deaconess, I had to write an essay…

Are you blind?

New Day Sermon Lent 4 The sermon is a combination of the lesson from John with a drama woven throughout.  Do you see yourself in any of the characters?  We often complain of others not seeing their bad behavior, but many times we are blinded to our own.