The Wyomissing Church of the Brethren will be a loving, accepting community of believers.
Together we will encourage and support each other both to grow spiritually through Jesus' teachings and to actively, personally serve the community, both locally and beyond, so that God's love is shared through us.
Who we are
We are a Christian church, a local congregation of the Church of the Brethren denomination.
Our worship services are fairly traditional. We don't have much pageantry or pomp. We're "low church" with an emphasis on creating a loving community.
We don't tell you what to believe.
We support you on your faith journey.
Diversity in thought is welcomed! We all grow when thoughts and beliefs are respectfully shared.
Children K through Grade 5 join their parents in church for the first part of the worship service. They are then excused to Children's Church. There are activity bags for young kids if you choose not to send them to the nursery.
Music is a huge part of our service. Our band, Notes of Faith, plays once a month. It's a more contemporary sound. A large church choir sings from September to June. Special music is showcased June-August. Anyone can join the choir or the band.
The Wyomissing Church of the Brethren was officially organized on January 1, 1898, in the City of Reading, as The First Church of the Brethren. In 1960, we moved to 2200 State Hill Road, Wyomissing Hills, Pa., now part of the Borough of Wyomissing. In 2009, we completed construction on our current church building and changed our name to the Wyomissing Church of the Brethren.
Pastor Janice Glass King was called to be our full-time pastor in May 2019.
Pastor Jan came to us from the Bedford (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. She was a full-time pastor for at Woodbridge (Va.) Church of the Brethren before going to the Bedford congregation.
She had worked for 15 years as the executive staff for youth for the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren, based in Elizabethtown, Pa. For a few years, she was chaplain at Cross Keys Retirement Center in New Oxford, Pa. For 11 years, Pastor Jan worked for the General Office of the Church of the Brethren as a congregational life coordinator.
Deacons assist the pastor in ministering to the needs of members and friends of the church. Specific duties include preparation for communion and love feast, baptism, anointing, dedications, etc.