iConnect Hayride


Join your Berea friends and invite your school friends for a fun night under the stars at the Wilmington Western Railroad hayride on October 20th at 7 pm. We will ride an original hay-filled freight flatcar through the Red Clay Valley and continue the fun at Charcoal Pit on Kirkwood Highway following the ride.


COST – $13/person + additional money for Charcoal Pit (Bring your money the day of the event.)

RSVP – Absolutely needed by October 4th (No guarantees there will be a spot after this date).  Reply on Sign Up Genius.

DROP OFF – 7 pm at Wilmington & Western Railroad, 2201 Newport Gap Pike (Route 41), Wilmington, DE  19808

PICK UP – 9:30 pm at Charcoal Pit, 714 Greenbank Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808 (Off of Kirkwood Hwy.)

Contact the church office for more information.


Reality Factor Youth Retreat

Reality Factor is a junior and senior high retreat that gathers annually at Northbay Adventure Camp in North East, Maryland to worship God through hearing and reading His word and worshiping through music and fellowshipping with one another. The retreat is run by the Heritage Presbytery youth leaders and will be held this year on the weekend of November 10-12.

The cost is $135 with a reduced sibling price of $100 after the first youth. This includes transportation, lodging, a t-shirt and meals (snack bar and lunch on the way home is extra) for the weekend. Sign up by October 1st using the link below and submit, by that date, a $75 deposit in the form of a check made out to Berea Presbyterian Church with the remaining balance due on November 10th. The checks can be either turned in at iConnect on October 1st or mailed to the church: Berea Presbyterian Church, Attn. Carol Youngdale, 957 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE  19707.


NOTE:  If you sign up 2 non-church going friends, Berea will pay your way. Deposits of $75 are due by the October 1 meeting.

Please enter your t-shirt size in the comment box.

Reformation Luncheon

On October 31, 2017, Martin Luther’s recorded posting of the 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church castle celebrates its 500th anniversary. Berea Church would like to invite you to celebrate with us at a luncheon after worship on October 29th. Please sign up on the board outside the church office.



Fall Work Day

Fall Work Day will be held from 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, October 21.  Each work day consists of a number of tasks to be done, some inside and some outside.  You do not have to be a highly skilled contractor type person; anyone willing and able to lend a hand is qualified.  Please give it some thought.  Any amount of time that you can offer would be greatly appreciated!



Operation Christmas Child

It’s time to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Pick up a brochure outside the church office and fill a shoebox as directed.  Return the shoebox to the table outside church office no later than Sunday, November 12th. Visit www.samaritanspurse.org for inspiration and practical information.  Please remember that each box is to include a $7 check made payable to Samaritan’s Purse to defray shipping costs as well as the printing of the Gospel message in each child’s language.


Adopt a Family

Christmas time is rapidly approaching, and Berea will be adopting families within and outside the church again this year.  While the deacons will be identifying appropriate families to adopt within the church, your help is requested in identifying candidate families outside of the church.  The candidates should be families (at least one child and one parent) who are financially struggling with meeting basic daily needs.

Your submission of a nominee implies that if your nominated family is selected, you are willing to help the deacons coordinate basic information about the family so that the entire congregation can then participate in anonymously procuring appropriate items.  Please make your submission by using the forms located in the bins outside the church office by November 12th.

Due to the sensitivity of such activity, the deacons will keep all nominations confidential and ask that you do the same.


Elder & Deacon Recommendation

January 13, 2018, we will hold our Annual Congregational Meeting where we will have elections for the offices of Ruling Elder and Deacon.  Toward this end, the Session will be receiving recommendations from the congregation through November 2017.  Anyone who is currently a member of Berea may recommend a candidate using a form located outside of the church office by December 1.

For information regarding qualifications, please check the church bulletin board.




Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study

Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study begins September 19th at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall and meets the first and third Tuesdays of most months through April. We will be using the book “Romans 8-16 For You”.  All women are welcome! Please contact the church office at 302-239-7631 for more information.


Amazing Grays

Men of Berea come and enjoy a time of fellowship and a wonderful breakfast. We are going to take a break from the “Truth Project” series and examine what the book of James has to say about how we should live.  The question we will consider “Is my life consistent with my faith.”  We look forward to a great time together beginning on the 20th at 9 am.

Contact the church office at 302-239-7631 for more information.



Women of Berea

Don’t miss this year’s kick-off event for the Women of Berea.  Join us for a brunch on Saturday, September 23, from 9-11am, in fellowship hall. The program theme will be Every Promise of God’s Word.  Catch up with folks you haven’t seen for a while and meet newer Bereans.  Sign up on the bulletin board.  Please contact the church office at 302-239-7631 for more information.

Mark you calendars for the following upcoming women’s events:

December 5      Christmas Social at 6:30 pm

March 17          Heritage Pres. Women’s Conf.

April 21            International Tea at 2:30 pm

Look for more information as the event draws closer.