District Conference

2018 District Conference

October 12-13, 2018 Roaring Spring Church of the Brethren



Friday evening worship will be led by Donita Keister, who will serve as the 2019 Annual Conference Moderator. She is from Mifflinburg, PA and serves as 
associate pastor at Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren.

 Note from Moderator:

   “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” KJV

Jesus came into the world to be the light...to shine in the darkness and for us to become closer and closer to Him.

Here in Middle PA, we have a path...a journey that requires that we follow the light.

In preparation for the 2018 District Conference, ask yourself the question: Where have you seen the light of Christ shining in your congregation or in your personal life?

Our world today desperately needs to see the light.

We live in a world of darkness. A world where many do not know where to turn for help. We as Christians know the answer but many do not. What is our responsibility for those who do not? Are we in Middle PA District doing what God calls us to do?

“To trust God in the Light is nothing but trust him in the dark– that is faith.” (C.H. Spurgeon)

DISTRICT CONFERENCE, 2018 will be at the Roaring Spring COB, Friday evening October 12 and Saturday, October 13. Our guest speaker for Friday evening will be Donita Keister, 2019 Annual Conference Moderator. It is also our hope to have a representative from the Compelling Vision Process to share information that is so critical for our denomination. This will be beneficial to the District’s Compelling Vision 2 hour event that will be held at a later date.

 

Lodging

· Comfort Inn Duncansville                                       

        130 Patch Way Rd.          

        Hollidaysburg, PA

       Phone 814-693-1800

 · Holiday Inn Express                 

        115 Convention Center Dr. 

        Altoona, PA             

        Phone 814-693-1004

 · Altoona Grand Hotel

        1 Sheraton Dr.              

        Altoona, PA

        Phone: 814-946-1631

 · Manor House Bed & Breakfast

        Village Way

        Martinsburg PA     

        Phone: 814-793-5238

 

Be timely in making reservations.

 


 

 

 


Registration Information: click here

Tentative Conference Schedule

 Friday Evening:

5:45         Conference Registration Opens

7:00         Gather for Worship & Business                                                               Followed by a Fellowship Time with refreshments

9:00         Adjourn

Saturday:

8:15 Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:50 Gather for Worship & Business

4:00 Adjourn


Outreach Project:

Puerto Rico District Recovery

“Brethren Disaster Ministries offers large scale support for physical rebuilding to the churches in the Puerto Rico District.” (Our offerings from the Middle PA District will be used for the ongoing daily ministries of the Puerto Rico District and its churches.)

The Puerto Rico District was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria in Fall 2017. Effects were widespread. Those who have the fewest resources to rebuild experienced the most damage, and many of them live in rural communities and hard-to-reach areas of the mountains which are expected to be the last areas to regain access to water and electricity services. This area includes three of the seven Churches of the Brethren in Puerto Rico. At this time 34 homes of Brethren members are known to have suffered major damage or flooding. Disaster Response is supporting and partnering with the district to implement a long-term recovery program that will support the efforts of the congregations by providing funds, disaster response expertise, response planning, skilled labor, and a container of critical supplies.

 

Middle PA District Coordinating Team has approved and given a $1,500.00 donation to the Puerto Rico District and any additional funds received over that amount from District Conference will also be donated. Please consider what your congregation might do to support this outreach project.  Make checks payable to: Middle PA District-Memo Line: Puerto Rico