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Social Ministry

Working to improve the lives of our congregation and community.

Social Ministry

Working to improve the lives of our congregation and community.

Social Ministry

This dedicated committee consists of several sub-committees working to improve and serve the lives of our congregation and community members.

Opportunity House Lunch

There is a signup sheet in the narthex. We volunteer the third Saturday each month. We sign up to bring a food item.

Contact: Robert Eisenbrown

Congregational Services for those in need

Contact: Ken Lord if you either need one of the below services or are available to help with one of the services.

Services offered:

Transportation Ministry
Provide Meals, fresh or frozen
Shop for groceries
Handyman work
Lawn Care
House cleaning
Dog walking
Social visiting
Computer, IT help
Educational - Reading, Math

Angel Tree Program

We set up an angel Christmas tree with gift tags. These gifts go to various women's shelters in the area.

Contact: Sharon Stoner

Lutheran Pantry

We collect grocery items for local food pantries.

Contact: Tom Shirk

Family Promise

Since 2008, Atonement Lutheran Church, partnered with Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, has been serving as Host Congregation for Family Promise of Berks County, the local affiliate of a national program, in its Interfaith Hospitality Network. Atonement provides the space, and both churches provide volunteers.  Contact: Dorothy DeLong at 484-529-0878, email

If you are not sure what it will be like watch this 15 minute volunteer training video from Family Promise National

We are going to start collecting Clearances for volunteers that interact with the families.  If you have clearances from helping with Sunday School or elsewhere, a copy for Dorothy DeLong, Family Promise Coordinator, would be lovely.  If you don't have clearances, it is free to get them online.  The Family Promise Clearances document explains how to get them and has links to the websites.  THANK YOU!

We will host families during these weeks this year, so save the dates! Click the dates below to sign up as a volunteer.

April 5-12, 2020

July 12-26, 2020 TWO WEEKS

Click here for more details!

Flowerbox Project

We represent one of several churches in the Reading area to connect with the residents of Reading by providing flower boxes to selected residents. The goal is to beautify the city one house at a time and build friendships through our seasonal maintenance weekends.

Save these dates: Saturday of  Mother's Day and 1st Saturday in December.  Sign up for May 9, 2020 here. Sign up for Dec. 5, 2020 here. 

Contact: Dorothy DeLong


Fund raising for World Hunger, Disaster Response, and the Maleria campaign.

Contact: Cathy Durand


Fund raising to fight hunger in our area and around the world by walking at Gring's Mill in October.

Contact: Michelle Endy or Cathy Durand