Internal Announcements

Recognizing Our Graduates!

posted Jun 3, 2019, 12:58 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 12:59 PM ]

Daniel is going to be majoring in Political Science. He plays Ultimate Frisbee and enjoys spending time at sporting events.


Brady has joined the Air Force and is leaving in July for basic training in San Antonio.  Brady will be training to be an Air traffic controller.


Madison is graduating National Honor Society distinction.  She will major in elementary and special education. Her goal is to become an elementary teacher.


Aleshia graduated with as Associate’s Degree.  She will continue to further her education and to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.

AUGUST 25th YARD SALE -- What do we need and where to put it?

posted Jun 3, 2019, 12:42 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 12:43 PM ]

You can start bringing items for the yard sale beginning NOW! 

Put them in Room 129 located in the back hallway. 

Please stack items NEATLY as far back and as high as you can.


Used but not abused items and worth at least a quarter (.25)

Tools:  manual/electric – home, shop and garage.

Household goods:  (Furniture preferably wood and not upholstered) – kitchen, dining room, living room, patio, bedroom (No mattresses). 

Books:  (No Encyclopedias or text books)

Vinyl Records, CD’s, DVD's, VHS.  

Electronics:  MUST WORK (No TVs).  

QUESTIONS?  Contact ROGER C. Also, let him know if you need any of the following:  

    Transporting items to the church, unloading or getting material to the room. 

He will have a hand truck and a wheeled cart/wagon there for your use. Contact Roger C. if you need help.

2019 Summer VBS!

posted Jun 3, 2019, 12:36 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 12:36 PM ]

Send your kids on a wild adventure!


At Roar VBS, head out on an African adventure that encourages the whole herd. Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot!


Your kids will also participate in a hands-on mission project, through a program called Operation Kid-to-Kid™ that will provide nutrition and education for moms and babies in Zambia.


The stampede of fun starts at 6 PM and will end at 8:15 PM every evening Monday, June 17th, through Friday, June 21st.


Call this number 717-766-8880 or fill out a registration form and return it to Heidi G’s church mailbox to register your children for this life-changing adventure.

Please register as soon as possible so that we can begin to gather enough supplies for our adventure. 

VBS is geared for three-year-olds (who are potty-trained) through children who are currently in sixth grade.


Thanks, Heidi G.

BackPack Beginnings!

posted Jun 3, 2019, 12:30 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 12:30 PM ]

MCOB will again be participating in this “BackPack Beginnings” event. The above items will be taken to Annual Conference in July 2019.  Containers will be placed in the Narthex and the back gathering area to receive your donations. 
Deadline for donations is Sunday, June 30th.  Cash Donations can also be given to Margie F. for this project.

How you can help

The Annual Conference has asked BackPack Beginnings what their most needed items are that Conference attendees can donate. Here’s what is needed (in order of need):


  • Canned soups
  • Canned Chef Boyardee meals
  • Canned Chicken and Tuna
  • Grits and Oatmeal
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Washcloths
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Activity Books



  • Gently used khaki/navy pants for boys and girls, sizes 8-14
  • Gently used jeans for boys and girls, sizes 2T, 3T, 4, 5, 6, 6X, 7, & 8
  • Gently used children’s athletic shoes, size 10-13 and 1-5


To learn more, visit BackPack Beginnings
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Interested in Volunteering at Hershey Park?

posted Jun 3, 2019, 12:22 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 12:22 PM ]

5-hour shifts earn $30 for the church and 1-3 tickets for entrance to Hershey Park for up to 18 months after earned.  See Jill R. if interested.  

Summer Sunday Schools

posted Jun 3, 2019, 12:20 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 12:21 PM ]

The summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes this change.  We will begin our Combined Adult Sunday School sessions on June 2nd.  The opening session will focus on the work of this year’s Annual Conference.  Our delegates, Margie F. and Cindy M, will provide some insight and seek your views related to the “compelling vision” work that will be the continuing focus of this year’s “Big Meeting”. Throughout the year, sessions have been held across our districts to encourage conversation and to begin to discern how we as a denomination can move forward with a vision for what Christ is calling us to be and to do.  The Annual Conference sessions will focus on bringing together those insights.


Our primary focus for the summer sessions will focus on Women in the Bible.  Sessions will include a focus on Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, Esther, Naomi and Ruth.  Please join us as our instructors bring to life the many wonderful things God has given us. We will be seeking volunteers to teach each Sunday’s lesson. Our church is blessed with many individuals who can teach in a variety of ways.  We want you to use your unique talent and gifts to teach and touch our lives. We all grow in faith when we share our faith!  (See schedule below & sign up on Bulletin Board across from the office)


The summer session will run through August 25th. In late August, the plan is to provide the Annual Conference delegates an opportunity to reflect on their experience in Greensboro.


Our summer session for our children will follow the Shine Curriculum as published. We are seeking volunteers to teach individual Sunday to provide our Sunday School staff a well-deserved vacation. 

Please volunteer to teach a Sunday. The chart is posted on the bulletin board across from the office.

"Proclaim Christ; Reclaim Passion" Conference

posted Mar 13, 2019, 2:26 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 2:26 PM ]

Annual Conference 2019 - July 3–7

Greensboro, NC - Sheraton/Koury Convention Center

Madison Avenue COB is organizing a GROUP BUS to Annual Conference for local members of our denomination (55-person bus with restroom on board).  Each individual is responsible for making his own conference and lodging reservations.  Cost is $130 per person.  We leave Frank Theaters parking lot at 8am on July 3rd and return July 7th.  We need a firm commitment with an $80 deposit per person by April 28th and total payment due by Monday, June 10, 2019.  Call the Madison Ave. COB office at 717-854-1885 for a return call and fill out a Reservation form.  See the MCOB bulletin board for more information and a form.

From The Christian Education Team:

posted Oct 28, 2015, 6:41 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 6:57 PM ]

Volunteers/Teachers/Nursery Support:  Individuals that work with our children need to complete your clearances. Please place the completed paperwork in Bill C’s mailbox.  If you need assistance contact Bill for support. This clearance step is necessary to comply with Pennsylvania State Law. MCOB appreciates your commitment to being a teacher and volunteer for without your time and effort our programs would not exist.

Friend or Shut-in Visit?

posted Oct 28, 2015, 6:24 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 6:32 PM ]

Are you a Deacon or just visiting a Friend or Shut-in? 

Please check their mailbox and deliver any items found there.

The last two weeks of Sunday bulletins can be found near the office window. 

CDs of the services are also available.  Ask the secretary.

Audio Recordings of Services & Sermons

posted Sep 15, 2014, 6:17 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Nov 2, 2015, 9:06 AM ]

Do you or anyone you know, need CD copies of the Sunday Worship Services?  

Contact Drinda H, or you can contact the Church Secretary at 717-766-8880, weekdays, between 9am - 1pm.

If you are looking just for Sermons/Messages, they are available for download as MP3 files on our site, on the "Recorded Weekly Sermons" Page.

Contact Ken S, MCOB Webservant, at to request older Sermons or batches of Sermon Recordings.

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