District Conference 

District Conference 2024 is Saturday, October 12, 2024 at Dunnings Creek Church of the Brethren. Gabe Imler will serve as District Moderator and Marlys Hershberger is Moderator-designate.  

 Folding Cranes For Worship Display

As part of our worship display, Moderator Gabe would like to see our congregations participate by folding cranes. You can follow the printed instructions included in this mailing, or you can watch a YouTube Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTY-nGYYq_c

Once you have your folded cranes completed, you can contact Kris at the district office to arrange for them to be picked up or dropped off at the district office.

Call 814-643-0601 or email admin@midpacob.org.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 6:26

Greetings From 2024 District Conference Moderator, Gabe Imler

One of my favorite camp songs to sing is Pass It On, which starts with the line “It only takes a spark to get a fire going”. For me, that spark came 23 years ago as I worked on a little project in my first grade class. The prompt was simple enough: “Learn about an endangered or extinct animal”. My mother suggested the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, a large, extinct species of woodpecker native to the Southeastern United States until its unfortunate demise due to deforestation in 1944. If only my mother had known that her suggestion would open my eyes to God’s incredible Creation in the form of our feathered friends. Matthew 6:26 reminds us that we can look to the birds of the air and see hope that we will be just as well cared for by our Creator! Join us as we flock together for the betterment of our District.

Offerings: Emergency Disaster Fund (Haiti)

Emergency Disaster Fund in support of Haiti is our District Conference offering emphasis this year. The money will help the Church of the Brethren directed by Brethren Disaster Ministries for a humanitarian response to multiple crisis in Haiti.

Checks payable: Middle PA District.


Pennies for Witness is an offering emphasis on our outreach ministries: Trucker Traveler, Global Outreach. We encourage congregations to collect pennies, dimes, nickels, quarters and dollars. Checks payable: Middle PA District 

Outreach Project:


 Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund

Website: www.bedfordcountypinkribbonfund.com

Care items for Support Bags including but not limited to:




-Variety of Personal Care Items like lip gloss, socks, deodorant, etc.

-Gift Cards for gas and food

-Grocery Money/Gift Cards


They also provide support books that explain the Breast Cancer diagnosis, possible treatments, and discussion of the path forward as a survivor, wigs, head wraps/coverings, beauty consultations, etc.   


The Mission of the Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund is to support breast cancer patients/survivors, along with their families and friends, in their battle against breast cancer in the Bedford County region.

Led by our Chairperson, Dr. Katherine Erlichman (a two-time breast cancer survivor), and a robust, innovative Board, the Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund is a fund formed through the Bedford County Endowments/Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, a 501-c3 charitable foundation committed to improving the quality of life in the Bedford County region. Together, the Fund continues its work through fundraising events, such as its annual Pink Walk/5K Run and Rock-A-Thon. Numerous support opportunities are available to breast cancer patients/survivors, such as financial support, chemotherapy comfort care kits, wig/beauty consultations, volunteer drivers to doctor/treatment appointments and a monthly Breast Cancer Support Group meeting.