Partner Ministries

The Frieds of Cross Keys Village - Brethren Home Community

posted Jan 27, 2018, 6:13 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Jan 27, 2018, 6:13 PM ]

As a keyperson from our congregation, I am asking your help in reaching the 2018 Goal of $80,000, of which $66,000 is for the Good Samaritan Fund.

            This is the Friends’ (Auxiliary) 65th year!  You can support the 2018 Membership Goals as follows:


Annual Membership - $10.00

Annual Patron Membership - $30.00

New Lifetime Membership - $100.00 (may be renewed)


            I’ll be collecting membership in February and March in the narthex.  Our church has been one of the leaders in collecting memberships.

            Our Theme is:  “Become a Friend…Serving God by Serving My Neighbor”.


            The Spring “Friends Meeting” is Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM.  Snow date:  March 31, 2018.  Program to be announced.  Let me know if you’d like to attend by calling Nancy S.

Brethren Disaster Relief Auction

posted Jul 2, 2017, 7:31 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 9:37 PM ]

Brethren Disaster Ministries is continuing to prepare Hygiene Kits and Emergency Cleanup Buckets for the catastrophic disaster that has impacted the people of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico.   As we have all heard on the news, this is a disaster that will not disappear in weeks or months. We are still collecting items for both kits. A box for each of these kits has been placed in the Narthex with lists of items needed for the kits. Please take a list and purchase any of the items and drop them in the appropriate box. If you do not wish to shop or have difficulties shopping, you may give monetary donations to Linda W. or Janet Z. The kits will be assembled as items are received. Any questions or concerns may be directed to Linda and or Janet. 

The website for direct donations to Brethren Disaster Ministries can be found at:

New Hope Ministries

posted Dec 5, 2014, 4:59 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 9:55 PM ]

New Hope Ministry’s Christmas Wish List:

 Go to:

Download the File below, or

PICK UP a New Hope Ministries’ Christmas Wish List on the stand near the Sign Up Sheets.

Founded in 1982, New Hope Ministries has assistance centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, and Mechanicsburg, PA which serve parts of York County and the West Shore area of Cumberland County. Services are available to people regardless of their age, race, gender or religious affiliation.

We provide:

  • Emergency crisis assistance
  • Food pantries
  • Rent/Mortgage assistance
  • Prescription, medical, dental and eye care assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Counseling
  • Referral services
  • Children and youth programs
  • Holiday food baskets and gifts

In addition to these basic needs, we offer ongoing support and guidance to help people become self-sufficient and stable over the long term.  We help close to 13,000 individuals each year.

West Shore Center
5228 East Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Phone: 717-766-7333
Fax:    717-766-7575
Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

To Reach Them By Email:

For fundraising or donation questions:
For organizational questions:
For general questions:    

Camp Eder

posted Dec 5, 2014, 4:54 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Dec 22, 2017, 2:23 PM ]

Camp Eder, Christian Camp and Retreat Center, supported by the Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren,
seeks to offer a place where persons can learn to know Jesus Christ through Bible based ministry in an outdoor environment.

914 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA. 17320
Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
717-642-9797 fax

Southern PA District News

posted Sep 5, 2013, 9:51 AM by Traci   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 7:35 PM by Ken Schmidt ]

The District Newsletter is now posted on the District website. 

To get the most up-to-date copy, click on this link:

General information can be found on the Southern Pennsylvania's District's website.

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