March 23, 2021

Lovefeast online



A Service of Shadows,” online video


DunkerPunks will again offer a special love feast episode.

See a news story about DunkerPunks’ 2021 love feast

Go to the DunkerPunks podcast home page.

Pacific Southwest District

The Church of the Brethren’s Pacific Southwest District is offering an online love feast service on Maundy Thursday, April 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific time). Those from around the denomination are welcome to join with others on the district’s YouTube channel as it premiers, or view it later as the service will remain on YouTube through Easter Sunday.

The service will be in both English and Spanish, with captions in the alternate language so that all may participate. Attendees are encouraged to prepare to participate in the service by having ready a bowl of water to touch during the footwashing, a simple snack for the symbolic meal, and bread and juice for communion.

The service includes musical pieces from the La Verne and Principe de Paz congregations, video images of footwashing, and leadership by pastors and youth from around the district.

The district’s YouTube Channel is at Those viewing at the premier will have the opportunity to chat with one another and share reflections during a few contemplative sharing times during the service.


The DunkerPunks podcast will offer a special love feast episode, with almost two dozen voices from around the denomination. Find out more at

For a chat app with virtual footwashing, go to
Find a video explainer at

A denominational love feast worship service will be offered on Thursday, April 9, at 8 p.m. (Eastern time) with leadership from across the Church of the Brethren. The service will be live-streamed, and also will be available as a recording after that date. Connect at

Share resources

The Ministry Office is inviting pastors and other congregational leaders to share creative online worship service resources that could be used by others across the denomination during this unusual season in the church’s life.

Worship resources may be submitted at

The submitted resources and ideas will be reviewed by staff of the Ministry Office and posted to download from

Remembering what Christ has done

How do different Church of the Brethren congregations typically celebrate love feast? Click to read answers from dozens of members in this recent Messenger feature:

Love feast article

Love feast photos

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Photo by Phil Grout
Photo by Phil Grout