Registration for The National Junior High Youth Conference for the Church of the Brethren is now underway. The event , scheduled for June 9 – 11, 2017 at Elizabethtown College, and geared for Junior Highs (grades 6 – 8) and their advisors, will focus on the theme: “Called for a Greater Cause: Jonah’s Journey”. Contact Pastor Del if your Junior High youth is interested in attending. We hope to be able to involve our Coordinator for Youth in this event with a number of our Junior Highs.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE BRIEFING
Sunday, May 21st – 2pm
Your Standing Committee delegates, Brothers Mike M. & Larry D. invite all Annual Conference delegates and others interested in the work of Annual Conference to join us for our ANNUAL CONFERENCE BRIEFING on May 21 at 2pm at Carlisle Church of the Brethren. We'll share in worship & prayer, and then talk a bit about Annual Conference especially for those who may be first time delegates. We will also go over the business items that will be before us this year. We are in a very significant time in life of our Church; please join us for this important gathering
A Week of Inspiration for those 50+ at Lake Junaluska, NC on September 4 through 8, 2017. See the poster on the bulletin board for more information. Registration opened February 2017. More in upcoming newsletters.
We welcome our newest members who were baptized on March 26th in morning worship:
They were part of a group that recently completed membership orientation with Pastor Keeney. While each has been a part of our church family, we rejoice in their decision to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and to take their place as his disciples. Please take the opportunity to extend your welcome and encouragement.
Adult Membership Orientation will begin soon. Contact
Pastor Del if you are interested in participating. Sessions will meet during the Sunday School
hour in the Pastor’s Study.
Following a meeting with parents and youth, your Executive Committee has approved moving ahead with negotiations with a candidate for the position of Coordinator for Youth for our congregation. As soon as those arrangements are successfully concluded, we will share the announcement and provide more details. Thank you for your prayers for this process. Continue to offer them as we move forward with this important ministry with the youth of our congregation.
Our church’s annual blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Fellowship Hall. This is the one opportunity where the South Central PA Blood Bank comes to you. Your donation stays in our community, to be used by your neighbors. Blood is the one product that cannot be manufactured. Anyone, everyone who needs blood depends on someone like you to donate. God made our wonderful bodies so that we replenish what we donate – how marvelous is that???!!! Please consider signing up to donate for us. Remember, DO NOT donate after February 26th to be eligible to donate!!! We count on all of you to make this drive successful. Questions? See Margie F.
The youth group will be hosting an egg hunt
age 1 through fifth grade on Saturday April 8th at 10:00am here at the church.
It is a rain or shine event.
We will have the egg hunt and serve cookies
and drinks afterwards. Hope to see you there.
-The MCOB Youth Group
This year, our Good Friday worship will center around the presentation of the Cantata “Testimony of Life: A Service of Lessons and Carols Celebrating the Life of Christ," by Joseph Martin. The cantata will be presented by the combined choirs from our congregation and Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren. Choir directors will share in direction, and Waneta B and Janet Z will accompany the cantata on organ and piano. Please join us for this powerful testimony of our faith, as we commemorate the day of our Lord’s death on the Cross for us.
Saturday Morning, April 29, 2017 at
Bermudian Church of the Brethren
Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Lunch served at Noon.
Our Nigerian Sister, Sarah M. will be speaking about “…be strong and of good courage…” – Joshua 1:1-10
Menu: Chicken w/fried rice & vegetables / Desserts – Beverages
Some women of MCOB are planning to attend.
If you would like to carpool with the ladies of our church, contact Rita R. Pamphlets on the bulletin board.