Inspired by 2 Peter 1:5-8 (The Message), the theme for the 2019 Church of the Brethren workcamp season is “Grow.” This theme focuses on complementing basic faith with qualities that encourage steady and active growth. Workcampers will connect to 2 Peter’s spiritual principles through the stages of a plant and explore God’s call, Christ’s example, and living with purpose. More information and a complete schedule will be available online by the middle of October. Registration will open January 17, 2019, at 7:00pm Central Time. Visit www.brethren.org/workcamps to stay up to date.
Lauren Flora and Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred are serving as assistant coordinators of workcamps for the 2019 season. They began their work together last month as volunteers through Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Flora graduated from Bridgewater College in 2018 with a degree in art and comes from Bridgewater (Va.) Church of the Brethren. Witkovsky-Eldred graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2015 with degrees in botany and zoology and grew up in Roaring Spring (Pa.) First Church of the Brethren.