Partner Ministries


posted Oct 26, 2017, 7:02 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 7:02 PM ]

NIGHT without a HOME

7pm, November 18th – 7am, November 19th

Dickinson College “Old West” Campus, corner of College and West High Streets, Carlisle, PA (see bulletin board)

All funds received benefit SAFE HARBOUR serving the homeless and potentially homeless of Cumberland County


Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry, Inc.

posted Oct 26, 2017, 7:00 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 7:00 PM ]

2017 Cookie Collection



Once again, the Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren will be taking part in the Cookie Collection for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry, Inc.  In 2016, Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry, Inc. distributed over 13,600 bags of cookies to the cookie collection and the Witness Team would like to see that matched or exceeded.  The cookies should be dropped off at a designated table just outside the kitchen in Fellowship Hall on December 7th – 8th – 9th.

            In the upcoming weeks, you will see notices in the bulletins with more details and a SIGN UP Sheet in the narthex asking to contribute cookies toward this worthy cause.  Let’s make the holidays a little more joyous for travelers and truckers.

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:

Friends of Cross Keys Village

posted Apr 29, 2016, 5:37 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 6:57 PM ]

Nailor’s Candy can be picked up on Sunday, November 12th in the Narthex.  See Nancy S. with questions.

An Invitation to The Friends of Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community


Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 10:00 am

Nicarry Meetinghouse

Our program will include the annual business meeting of The Friends, recognition of several Friends, and the installation of the 2018 Executive Committee Members.  The keynote speaker is Don Wilkinson, Director of Gift Planning for the Brethren Home Foundation on the topic of “The Greatest Auxiliary Ever”.  A light lunch will follow.  You will have an opportunity to share a donation to defray the cost of lunch.  Please let Nancy S. know by Monday, November 6th, if you can attend. 

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 Oct 26, 2017, 6:52 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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