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Jesus in the neighborhood: updates from congregations
- Oakton connects with Tibetan familiesWhen Oakton Church of the Brethren began a free tutoring program called Oakton Partners in Learning, some of the first families to connect were of Tibetan heritage. The connection strengthened when the program adapted to virtual tutoring during seasons of online learning.
- Principe de Paz hosts Bethany studyA Bible study workshop, held in Spanish and English at Principe de Paz Iglesia de las Hermanos, considered how to describe the context in which the letter of James was written using a method in which people from different contexts share insights with one another.
- Beavercreek holds Thanksgiving meal, auctionFor the first Thanksgiving meal together since 2019, a carry-in dinner was followed by an auction for Brethren Disaster Ministries.
- Lititz welcomes schoolWhen a local Christian school found itself without a home, the church opened its doors
- North Fort Myers church reaches out“In the last few months there have been many showers of blessings raining down on us and times when the bleakness of the situation brought us to our knees. Through it all, this church became a beacon of light”
- Mount Morris thanks Pinecrest staffMembers of Mount Morris Church of the Brethren found a way to support Pinecrest Community staff
- Beacon Heights welcomes neighborsBeacon Heights Church of the Brethren cares about neighbors; their need for food, books, and play; their need to share what they have to offer; their need to meet each other and be known.
- McPherson creates “Jesus in the Neighborhood” initiativeThe McPherson Church of the Brethren has created the “Jesus in the Neighborhood” initiative to serve as disciples through relationship-based neighborhood engagement.
- Elizabethtown addresses “Christian Nationalism”Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren ran a full-page advertisement in the Sunday edition of the Lancaster, Pa., newspaper titled “The Perils of Christian Nationalism.”
- Jesus Lounge Ministry supports youthJesus Lounge Ministry has partnered with the Student Life Alliance and the Delray Beach Library “Let’s Talk Period” program to support at-risk teens and tweens with hygiene and feminine hygiene kits.
- Curryville pastor adds Dunker donkeysCurryville Church of the Brethren pastor Chris Heinlein and his wife, Kathy, recently took in two white donkeys after their previous owners were no longer able to care for them.
More stories from congregations
- Washington City supports asylum seekers bused to nation’s capitalby Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford on March 10, 2023 at 7:04 pm
Due to numerous humanitarian crises around the world, thousands of people are seeking asylum in the United States, some of whom make perilous journeys to the southern border. In April 2022, the state of Texas began sending many of these asylum seekers in buses to Washington, D.C., without plans for their care or in coordination with the city government or others in the area.
- Hanging Rock congregation celebrates progress on construction of a new church buildingby Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford on February 3, 2023 at 3:05 pm
Hanging Rock Church of the Brethren, a small congregation located in rural West Virginia, has started work on a new church building! The congregation, led by pastors Bob and Brenda Combs, has held services in a rented space since being formed 10 years ago with the help of the West Marva District.
- Crest Manor’s mitten tree shares warmthby Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford on January 13, 2023 at 4:02 pm
Each year Crest Manor Church of the Brethren in South Bend, Ind., has a “mitten tree” to collect items of warmth for the local community.
- Prince of Peace Church starts Advent with an Alternative Gift Fairby Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford on December 19, 2022 at 3:13 pm
We often despair how commercial Christmas has become. We also dread the pressure and expense of trying to make Christmas “perfect.” The Prince of Peace congregation in South Bend, Ind., has an answer to that. For more than two decades, we have started Advent with our Alternative Gift Fair.
Messenger “Small churches, big hearts” series
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Stories from the Cities series
Jennifer Hosler researched and wrote articles for the “Stories from the Cities” project of Discipleship Ministries (then Congregational Life Ministries). The goal of the project was to help urban congregations share their unique stories with the denomination, in order to increase awareness of Church of the Brethren urban churches, foster increased interest in urban ministries, and help others learn from the unique contexts that city churches face.
Go to the stories (Messenger site).