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Lower Miami: A long history of welcome – Feetwashing in Southeastern District – Congregations assist Ukraine – Eglise des Freres Haitiens – York First – Troy – Lancaster – East Dayton – Pomona – Lititz – Lafayette – Love feast – Harrisburg – Germantown – Food and community
Jesus in the neighborhood: updates from congregations
- Mt Zion Church of the Brethren growsAttendance at Mount Zion-Linville has nearly tripled. Church of the Brethren pastor Jonathan Prater attributes the growth to “keeping it simple and just talking about Jesus.”
- La Verne investigates housing historyLa Verne Church of the Brethren offered an event exploring local housing history through displays and historical documents, inspired by a talk given by Drew G.I. Hart about his book “Who Will Be a Witness?”
- Canton adds Little LibraryThe Canton Church of the Brethren doubled its community outreach by establishing a Little Library next to a blessing box. Members dedicated themselves to filling the library with thoughtful and inspiring materials and prayed for “the good of all who make use of its contents.”
- Haxtun sews good worksHaxtun Church of the Brethren’s “Sew Blessed” group meets each week to sew items for children and older adults both locally and internationally. The group recycles donated items, from T-shirts to pillowcases, to make new clothing and other items.
- Arbor Hill offers “grace with presence”After dozens of meetings and discussions with other churches and community agencies about the area’s homeless population, members of Arbor Hill offered a simple proposition: There are people who are homeless, and we have a fellowship hall. How can we make this work?
- Highland Avenue adds native plantsHighland Avenue Church of the Brethren has a Green Team, which recently began a project to add native plants around the church building.
- 2023 Brethren Faith in Action Fund announces grantsThe Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) has aided six congregations with its latest round of grants.
- 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.
- Joining Ronald McDonald for dinnerby Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford on September 12, 2023 at 8:21 pm
I joined members of my congregation, Agape Church of the Brethren, in one of our many outreach projects on a recent Sunday evening. We put on dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Rummel Church holds annual clothing giveawayby Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford on August 25, 2023 at 11:17 pm
On July 22, Rummel Church of the Brethren had our fourth (fifth?) annual clothing giveaway. During the preceding week, we accepted donations of clothing and shoes from our small community. We experienced an amazing outpouring of generosity.
- Eden church starts community garden, inspired by Midland project of Growing Hope Globallyby Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford on August 12, 2023 at 7:29 pm
The Growing Hope Globally project in northern Virginia includes five Church of the Brethren congregations that are working with the organization to grow crops on 10 acres of farm property in Midland, Va., and then donate the income from the sale of the crops to food security and hunger relief.
- Brownsville hosts meeting about safety of local roadby Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford on July 24, 2023 at 10:34 pm
At Brownsville Church of the Brethren we recently found a way to be good neighbors that we’re excited about and thought other churches might be interested in hearing about–an out-of-the-box means of being “Jesus in the Neighborhood.”
Messenger “Small churches, big hearts” series
Find dozens more stories about congregations by subscribing to Messenger
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).