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Schwenkfelders pastor, Rev. Weiss, subject of May 11 speech

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PENNSBURG PA — Learn about the life and insights of the Reverend George Weiss, the first pastor to lead the Schwenkfelders in the colonies, at a May 11 (2022; Wednesday) lecture offered both in person and virtually at Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary St. The event is free and open to the public.

Besides being a dedicated pastor, Weiss also took the time to write a catechism for children. It has over a thousand questions and includes over 270 questions related to the Eucharist. Guest speaker, Reverend Dr. Drake William of Central Schwenkfelder Church, will share Weiss’s catechism, specifically his teaching on the person of Jesus Christ. He will note any changes in Caspar Schwenckfeld’s perspective.

Prior registration is required. For more information or to register, call the center at 215-679-3103, or email them at [email protected]

The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center intends to engage visitors in exploring the themes of tolerance, migration and heritage in their lives, highlighting the stories of Pennsylvania Germans from the Perkiomen region, especially those of the Schwenkfelders, a Protestant reform group.

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