Ephrata Church of the Brethren celebrates 125 years in the community

By Jenn Dorsch-Messler

Ephrata (Pa.) Church of the Brethren invites the whole Ephrata community and beyond to celebrate the 125th anniversary of being a church family in the Ephrata landscape. There will be multiple events on the weekend of April 26-28, all at 201 Crescent Ave, Ephrata.

The anniversary celebration begins with a powerful worship service on Friday, April 26, that begins at 7 p.m., followed by an Ice Cream Social. Past and current members and guests are welcome to celebrate all that God has done in and through the church and its members. The Friday worship service will feature an amazing choir made up of past and present members, an inspirational message, and times of celebration and encouragement from local, district, and denominational representatives.

On Saturday April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., all church families and guests are invited to participate in the All Church Picnic to continue the celebration. A time of fun, celebration, games, and a special BBQ dinner will create the opportunity for old and new members to get to know one another and celebrate God’s movement in our midst. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs.

The celebration will continue Sunday morning during the 8:30 a.m. Classic Service and 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service with special music and guest speaker Paul Mundey, who is a retired pastor and former moderator of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference. The HeBrews Hospitality station will be available between services with refreshments for all.

For more information visit www.ecob.church, email info@ecob.church, or call 717-733-1229.

More about Ephrata Church of the Brethren: ECOB is a family of disciples who CONNECT to, GROW in, LIVE out, and RADIATE the transformative power of Jesus in this world. Learn more about ECOB at the following links: website https://ecob.church, Facebook page www.facebook.com/ephratacob, Instagram www.instagram.com/ephratacob.

— Jenn Dorsch-Messler serves in communications support for Ephrata Church of the Brethren, and works as director of Brethren Disaster Ministries for the Church of the Brethren.


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