Internal Announcements

Deacon(s) on Call

posted Sep 17, 2017, 4:59 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 4:59 PM ]


Our deacon team is beginning a new service to the congregation.
While we have ongoing deacon assignments for our senior citizens and those with special needs, this “on call” service is available to the whole congregation.

Consider this as a supplement and support to the pastoral care that our Pastor provides.
If you have a crisis, or compelling need, know that one of the deacons will be on call.

Current Deacon(s) on Call is on the bottom of the list:
  • September 17th - September 30th
    Renzo & Cheryl R.
    Posted Sep 17, 2017, 5:03 PM by Ken Schmidt
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! - Keystone Concert Band

posted Sep 17, 2017, 4:44 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 4:45 PM ]

    The Keystone Concert Band will be performing their annual concert in fellowship hall at Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren on Saturday, October 14th at 7:00 PM.  As in the past years this will be a fun evening with Marches, Show Tunes, and Classical music for all ages.  MCOB’s very own Stephen V. will be helping to fill out the tuba section at this concert.  A free will offering will be taken to support the band.

CROP WALK is Sunday, October 22nd

posted Sep 17, 2017, 4:42 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 4:42 PM ]

It will begin and end at St. Mark Lutheran Church (same as last year).  Packets will be available September 15th. A PRE-WALK FUNDRAISER will be held at the Mechanicsburg HOSS’s on September 14th ALL DAY!
Cut & Use this Coupon/Additional Coupons Available

Handbell Rehearsal

posted Sep 17, 2017, 4:34 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 4:34 PM ]

Our first Handbell rehearsal is Tuesday, Sept 19th from 6-7 pm. If you might be interested in joining the handbell choir please contact Pat P. or speak to Larry L. or Pastor Del.

Greeting Cards

posted May 31, 2017, 3:35 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated May 31, 2017, 3:35 PM ]

Greeting Cards are available in the back gathering area on the shelves next to the library.  Price is 50 Cents each or 3 for $1.00.  The cards are nice to remember the birthdays of church friends as well as anniversaries, illnesses and sympathy.


posted May 31, 2017, 3:29 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 4:36 PM ]


Thank You to the Saturday Night Special Group for setting up the tables for the Yard Sale.

A Big Thank You to all the daily week workers and the “Day of” Workers, check-out clerks, kitchen crew as well as the donors and buyers.                                                     -Arlene J.


YARD SALE REPORT: $4,768.71 (deposited 8/20/17)

                                       $2,628.00 (deposited 8/21/17)

                                       $7,396.71 TOTAL DEPOSIT

Christian Education News -- Fall 2017

posted May 31, 2017, 3:27 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 4:39 PM ]

  • Sunday School’s fall session begins on Sunday, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend) and runs until November 19 (The weekend before Thanksgiving). The theme for Shine’s curriculum is: Being God’s People. This curriculum will be used for all children’s classes.
  • In the fall, the early childhood class will include kindergarten students.
  • We will continue to run a combined elementary class with grades (1-4) in one classroom.
  • A new middle school based classroom (grades 5 to 7) will be established while senior youth class will be re-introduced focusing on grades 8 to 12.
  • Our Sunday School Opening Program (9:15 to 9:30) will begin on September 18th. It will run the first and third Sunday of each month. This program allows the children to sing familiar Christian children songs as well as VBS songs from the summer.

Meet our New Coordinator for Youth Ministry:

posted Mar 25, 2017, 7:37 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

Andrew W.!


Andrew began his work for the congregation at the beginning of April, and is already well underway with activities with our youth.  With his permission, here’s a bit of background for Andrew:

  •           born in North Manchester, Indiana to Dean and Jerriann (1986)
  • ·         the eldest of 3 sons, (Jacob and Laban are his younger brothers)
  • ·         moved with his family to Camp Blue Diamond (COB Camp in Middle PA District) in 1991, where his parents continue to serve as camp directors
  • ·         attended high school in Huntingdon, and was involved with Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands, Show and Concert Choir, Drama Club, Ski Club, and Drum Ensemble
  • ·         attended Stone COB in Huntingdon and United Baptist Brethren in State College
  • ·         served on the Mid PA Youth Ministry Team and Youth Cabinet
  • ·         worked at Camp Blue Diamond as a full-time summer staff member for 8 seasons as a counselor, naturalist, games director, and worship leader
  • ·         attended Elizabethtown College, where he worked in the office of the chaplain, studied abroad in Sydney, Australia, and met his future wife, Lauren Ciriac.
  • ·         graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2008 with a B.A. in Religious Studies
  • ·         worked at Friendly’s Restaurant in Hershey, PA as a Cook and Manager (08-16) and Hummelstown UCC as the part-time Youth Coordinator (09-14)
  • ·         married Lauren C. in 2013.
  • ·         enrolled as a first-year student at Lancaster Theological Seminary, where he and Lauren live on campus.  Lauren works at “The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue” as a collections assistant, and has completed her Masters in
      •  Museum studies at Johns Hopkins University.
  • ·         expecting their first child in mid-September, and just learned that they will be having a daughter!

We welcome Andrew to this new role, and look forward to the energy and skills he brings to this role with our youth.  We are pleased to have both Andrew and Lauren worshipping with us, and look forward to their new arrival in the fall!

Reminder about Weather Cancellations

posted Dec 21, 2016, 4:45 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Dec 21, 2016, 4:45 PM ]

In the situation where an event cancellation is required, we will do our best to provide the information in the following ways:

-           A message on the phone answering service

-           A posting on the congregational website

-           An announcement on ABC27 Snow Watch.

Closings should be listed on the TV, or can be found at

As always, while we are glad to have you at worship, we want you all to be safe.  Please use thoughtful judgment when snow and ice are between you and your place of worship!


posted Nov 17, 2016, 6:22 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 6:22 PM ]

After an event a couple of months ago a tan laundry basket with linens and 2 drying mats was removed from the kitchen (possibly for cleaning) and has NOT been returned yet.  These items are needed for future use. 

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