February 10 - Annual Congregational Meeting

The Annual Congregational Meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, February 10, with a snow date of February 24.  Janelle's will be providing a meal that day.  The deadline for reports is January 21st.

February 16 - Youth Spaghetti Dinner

HOLD THE DATE!!! On February 16th, Christ Mertz will be hosting a Youth Spaghetti Dinner.  The proceeds will go towards the Feed the Need packaging project that will be held at Christ Mertz on March 23rd.  Tickets are $5 and include spaghetti, roll, salad and drink. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please see the office, or you may contact Carla Flemming at

February 19 - Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch will be going to Camillo's in Kutztown for lunch on Tuesday, February 19th at noon. If you like good food and fellowship, come join us!  All are welcome!

March 23 - Feed the Need Meal Packaging Project

How would you like to be part of a group that hopes to assemble 20,000 meals to fight hunger in Berks County?  If that sounds like fun to you, sign up on the bulletin board to participate from 10 am to noon on March 23.  Please arrive at 9:30 am to sign in and have a quick training.  The event will be held here at Christ Mertz  in our new social hall and is open to those 10 years old and up.  We will also need help setting up and cleaning up.  Please note the times you are able to help.  For more information, contact Carla at

April 13 - Hoagie Sale

The first hoagie sale of the year will be held April 13th.  Orders are due April 7th. Sign up sheets will be on the bulletin board coming soon.  We need hoagie makers and members to take orders.  Cost of hoagies will be $4.00.

We will be having another hoagie sale May 11th.

VBS is coming June 24-28

VBS is coming to Christ Mertz Church June 24-28!  We're looking for volunteers to help plan, organize and work. We will be kicking our 'Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good' VBS off with a trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo June 23rd.  Keep an eye out for more information to come!


Youth Readers Needed

We'd like to involve the children more in worship by having them read the Prayer of the Day before the Children's Sermon.  If your child would like to read, please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.

Backpack Program

The Brandywine School District is starting a program to send home backpacks of food over the weekend for children in the free and reduced meal program. We've been asked to provide individual MICROWAVALBE servings of spaghetti and meatballs (microwavable 7.5 oz cups), mac and cheese (microwavable cups) and individual soups (microwavable, any variety).  Powdered milk, oatmeal cups and individual cereal cup are also being collected. The brand is not important, just the size and the micorwavableness.  No child should be hungry, and this is one way to help.  Thanks!


We have been given an updated list of items needed to pack backpacks for next month:

Microwavable vegetables (single serving)

Snack Pack pudding

Tuna packets

Canned meat  (single serving)

Chicken Rice a Roni

Mac and Cheese (single serving)

Soup (single serving)

Fruit snacks

Cereal boxes (single serving)

Horizon 8 fl. oz. milk

Snack crackers


Thank you for your continued support of this program!