Striving to Be the Light of Christ in Our Community
Our intergenerational church gatherings are casual with inspiring and scripture-centered teaching. We blend band-led music with historic hymns. Many different voices take active roles in our worship.
Morning Hour Chapel • 491 Germany Road • East Berlin, PA 17316
Morning Hour Ministries
We love singing with the children and then invite them to Sunday School for a lesson, games, and more. We have a vibrant VBS ministry each summer, along with other children’s events throughout the year.
ROOTED IN CHRIST YOUTH GROUP
ROOTED IN CHRIST is active and fun! We seek to provide relevant and meaningful teaching, along with positive relationships. Youth are welcomed, supported, discipled and empowered to encounter God and make a difference in their community and world.
SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL GROUPS
Adult Sunday School meets at 9am for dynamic discussion and sharing. Prayer & Praise group meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday. Other classes and fellowship events happen throughout the year.
It all began in a one-room schoolhouse…
Every Sunday morning, the Stoner family would drive to church, passing children riding their bikes and walking along the road. God began inspiring the family to begin a ministry to the children of the community.
Victory Schoolhouse on Germany Road in East Berlin was the perfect setting. Fourteen children attended on September 14th, 1930 for the first class. Within the year the class grew and expanded into two. An adult class was offered shortly after that.
The community added a preaching ministry in the ’50s, became an official congregation of the B.I.C. in 1960, and built the Chapel sanctuary in 1963. As the church grew, the need for more classrooms inspired the Fellowship Hall and classroom addition in 1974.
Today, our youth ministry often meets in the original schoolhouse. We seek to remain connected to the passion and pioneering spirit of those who first had open eyes to see the need, open hearts to be inspired, and willing hands to serve.