Internal Announcements

"LOOKING AT LIFE through THE LENS OF LENT"

posted by Ken Schmidt   [ updated ]

Join us for Five More Sunday of Conversation & Prayer
5:00pm-6:00pm / (March 25th: 3pm-4pm)


February 25th:        Discussion & Talk-Back on “Amish Grace at Nick Mines”                                                                                          

 March 4th:             “Prejudice, Racism, & Race Relations”                                                                                 Presenters: Josiah L. & Drew H.

 March 11th:            Discussion & Talk-Back on “Church of the Brethren Responses”

 March 18th:           “What Have We Learned?”                                                                                                    Presenter(s): A Panel

 March 25th:           “How EYN (COB in Nigeria) Is Responding to Violence & Hatred”  (3pm-4pm)                    Presenters: Rebecca & Samuel D.

Ordering Easter Flowers

posted by Ken Schmidt   [ updated ]

It’s time to order Easter Flowers in honor of or in memory of a loved one (to be placed in the Sanctuary on Easter Morning).  Complete a form from the March Newsletter or pick up one at the order box in the
Narthex and place it in the box provided WITH PAYMENT.  The ORDER DEADLINE is March 18th.  Flowers can be taken home AFTER the Easter Service.  Call Drinda H. with questions.

Can you Help?

posted by Ken Schmidt   [ updated ]

The Harrisburg 1st Church of the Brethren has invited us to join in a project to help women in third world countries. 
These women need hygiene products that are reusable.  If you are able to donate terry cloth, flannel, and thread that would be a huge help.
If you are able to sew and make the pads, that would also be helpful. See the clipboard to designate what you are willing to do. 
Instructions and patterns will be provided to those interested.  See Phyllis P. with questions.

SAVE THE DATE: Scrapbooking Day

posted by Ken Schmidt   [ updated ]

Saturday March 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:30pm in the Living Letter Classroom.  If you are interested, please RSVP to Lynne G.

Meat Canning Info

posted by Ken Schmidt   [ updated ]

This is the 41st anniversary for the District Meat Canning project that is scheduled for April 16-19 and April 23-26 with a goal of canning 50,000 pounds of meat.
Help
 is needed for both canning and labeling. There are two shifts each day (6:45 am - 12 noon and 9 am - 2:30 pm). Volunteers are also needed to provide a lunches each day. 
A portion of the meat is donated to the mid-Atlantic and SOPA Districts to be shared with local food banks and meal programs. The remaining portion is distributed outside of the US. 
For more information, please see the pamphlet posted on the bulletin board. Sign up by Sunday, March 25th. A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board.
Please consider volunteering your time or making a donation to this important worthwhile cause!

Looking Ahead: Good Friday Prayer Walk

posted by Ken Schmidt   [ updated ]

Plans are underway for a community prayer walk at Noon on Good Friday, March 30th.  Our congregation is one of the point churches where people will gather to pray for the community.  More information will be shared soon.

Home Meals

posted Jan 28, 2018, 3:14 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 3:15 PM ]

Linda W is coordinating meals for members and friends during illness or after hospitalization.  If you can help prepare and/or deliver these meals, please contact her.  If you are in need of this service contact Pastor Del or the church office.

Bus Tour & Box Luncheon - April 4th, 2018

posted Jan 28, 2018, 3:12 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 3:13 PM ]

Bus Tour & Box Luncheon - April 4th, 2018

Gettysburg National Military Park

Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren is planning a bus tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on April 4th with pick up at the church at 9:00 AM. Wolf's Bus Lines will provide a 47 passenger bus (with a rest room), We plan a box lunch that can be enjoyed at a picnic area (weather permitting).

The four (4) hour tour includes travel at major points of interest on the National Battlefield and an "on the bus" lecture by certified tour guide Terry F.  At each stop those who so choose can exit the bus to hear the guides brief talk there as well.

Beginning with The Gettysburg Battle itself, the site of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the importance of Cemetery Hill which was a key feature of the Union army's battle lines and principal to their victory at Gettysburg are among points of interest to be included on the tour.  The Soldiers National Cemetery, famous throughout the world is a great experience and one to remember.

The bus leaves Gettysburg for return at 3:00 PM to arrive back at Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren at approximately 4 o'clock.

Ticket price for the Wolf Bus Tour and box lunch will be announced.  Feel free to contact Phyllis P. for more information.



About the tour guide, Terry F: 

On an interesting note Terry's grandfather owned a farm on the Gettysburg Battlefield and he himself is a retired adjunct professor of Gettysburg College.  Terry is an "encyclopedia” of Gettysburg history!

Update from George and Ruth P.

posted Jan 27, 2018, 6:07 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jan 27, 2018, 6:11 PM ]

This semester (Spring 2018) George will be on sabbatical assignment for Messiah College in Malaysia.  George and Ruth will be based at Methodist College in Kuala Lumpur (http://www.mckl.edu.my/) where they will be teaching and completing several institutional service projects for Messiah College.  They will also be developing an “Experiencing World Religions” travel course for Messiah College students, and this will involve their own travel throughout Malaysia and to two neighboring countries (Singapore and Thailand).  George and Ruth will remain in email contact during this time, and they invite your prayers and notes. 

MAN 2 MAN Workshop 2018

posted Jan 27, 2018, 6:05 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jan 27, 2018, 6:06 PM ]

Men’s Spiritual Leadership Summit & Breakfast

Saturday – February 24, 2018

At Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren

 

Theme:  Man Enough to Follow the Son of Man?

Guest Speaker:  David R.

Minister, Teacher, and Speaker – Director of New Community Project

 

8am – 8:55am – Welcome & Session 1 – An American Man

9am – 9:50am – Breakfast

10am – 12:00 Noon – Session 1 & 2

Session 2 – Jesus – Man Among Men

Session 3 – Man Enough?

$16.00 Registration Fee

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