Phoebe Berks to Host International Day of Peace Service

Phoebe Berks, One Reading Drive, Wernersville, will sponsor their 9th annual observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Monday, September 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The event will begin with a morning seminar led by speakers from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding of Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg Virginia. Phoebe Kilby of the center staff will share the work of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Student speakers Najla El Mangoush from Libya and Fabrice Guerrier, born in Haiti and now living in the USA, will also share stories of their work. The event includes a free lunch and will conclude with prayers around the peace pole on the village green.

The International Day of Peace provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of Peace on a shared date.  Its intent is to mark the individual and collective progress toward building Cultures of Peace and serve as a reminder of a permanent commitment to Peace, above all interests and differences of any kind.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 610-927-8515 or 610-927-8200. The deadline for registrations is September 15, 2014.

About Phoebe Ministries
Phoebe Ministries is a not-for-profit, multi-facility organization specializing in healthcare, housing, and support services for seniors. Founded in 1903 and affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Phoebe Ministries offers a full continuum of care to suit the diverse needs of senior adults. Located in seven Pennsylvania counties and serving thousands of seniors annually, Phoebe features four continuing care retirement communities, eight affordable housing facilities, home and community-based services and two pharmacies. For over a century Phoebe’s tradition of excellence and passion for caring have made us the leader in care for senior adults and their family members. For more information about Phoebe Ministries, call toll free 800-453-8814, visit, “like” us on Facebook ( or visit our YouTube page (