Join Us in a Spiritual Journey

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ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Sunday:
Eucharist – Morning or Afternoon, Weekly, in Individuals’ Rooms (Distributed by St. Maria Goretti Parish Extraordinary Ministers)
[For residents unable to attend weekly Mass]

Morning Worship Service – 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel & on The PBC Channel (Led by a Chaplain or Ron Provencher) [Quarterly Communion]

Indian Creek Church of the Brethren Sunday Worship – 2:00 p.m. on The PBC Channel
(Led by Indian Creek's Pastor)

Monday:
Church School
9:45 a.m. in the Living Room (Led by Resident Volunteers)

Tuesday:
Bible Study
–On the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Living Room (Led by Brethren Pastors, Resident Volunteers or a Chaplain)

Devotions – On the 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Living Room (Led by a Chaplain)


Wednesday:
Evening Worship Service
7:00 p.m. in the Chapel - Occassionally held Tuesday or Thursday (Led by Local Area Pastors, Occasionally by Musicians or Residents)

Bible Bits (2nd and 4th Wednesday) – 10:30 a.m. in the Living Room (Led by a Chaplain)

Catholic Mass (2nd Wednesday) – 10:45 a.m. in the Chapel (Led by St. Maria Goretti Parish Priest) [Only Communion when a Priest is Unavailable]

Thursday:
Zion Mennonite Church Sunday Morning Worship – 10:00 a.m. on the PBC Channel (Led by  Zion’s Pastors)

Grief Support Group10:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Room or Board Room (Led by  a Chaplain and Social Worker) [Scheduled as Needed; 2-3 times/year]

Friday:
Independent Living Bible Study
10:30 a.m. in the Board Room or Club Room (Led by a Chaplain) [ 2-4 Series/Year]

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Saturday:
No Religious Activities
[Sabbath]

 

Special Worship Services:

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Annual Memorial

Thanksgiving Eve

Christmas Eve

Blue Christmas

World Day of Prayer

Good Friday

Holocaust Memorial etc.

Peter Becker Community's Sacred Spaces

Chapel

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Services are often held in our chapel which is centrally located in the Campus Center.






Outdoor Labyrinth

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An outdoor sacred space that is conducive to worship, prayer and meditation is also available on campus. Envisioned by CEO Carol Berster, conceptualized by Chaplain Doug Graham and CEO Carol Berster, designed by Lori Young of American Beauty Landscapes, planned by Director of Facilities Management, Paul Grebb, constructed and planted by Chad C&S Landscaping, decorated by Mixed Media Artist, Danielle Callahan, this space has been created at the far corner of our campus at the end of  a path directly opposite of the Maplewood Gazebo.

Outdoor Labyrinth Accessibility*:
Hours - Dawn through 8:00 p.m. daily

*The Outdoor Labyrinth is not Wheel Chair Accessible. Wheel Chair Accessibility is available in our Indoor Labyrinth in the Orchid Terrace Room.

Indoor Labyrinth

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A new indoor wheelchair accessible labyrinth is available in the Orchid Terrace in the Campus Center.


Church Fellowship Meetings:

Schwenkfelder Residents
2nd Fridays, 2 p.m.

Green Tree Church of the Brethren
Bimonthly: 3rd Wednesdays, 1:45 p.m.

Indian Creek Church of the Brethren
3rd Fridays, 2 p.m.
Ridgeview Craft Room


Pastoral Care Services

Chaplain Visits: Emergency: Chaplain On-Call 24/7
Goals:
Hospital – (1x/admission if  possible)
Requested – (Initiated by Resident)
Referred – (Initiated by Staff, Family or Other Residents)
Regular – (Initiated by Chaplain) [Skilled Care – Quarterly, Personal Care – Semi-Annually, Residential Living – Annually]
Time of Death Chaplain Services:
Abiders Ministry – (When Requested)
Meets with Family (When Requested)

Notifies Resident’s Pastor (When Requested)
Posts Funeral/Memorial Service or Death Notice Attends One Funeral/Memorial Service When Available

Leads or Assists in One Funeral/Memorial Service
When Requested
Verse of the Week:

Spiritual Disciplines:

Posted on Nurses and Activities Bulletin Boards.

Labyrinth – Dawn until 8pm

Current Staff:
Director of Pastoral Care:
Chaplain Doug Graham

Associate Chaplain:
Chaplain Ruby Bean
Monthly Supply Preacher:
Ron Provencher, M. Div.
 
Peter Becker Community
800 Maple Avenue
Harleysville, Pennsylvania 19438
215.256.9501
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