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June 2017

posted Jun 1, 2017, 5:54 AM by Perry Leatherman   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 11:15 AM ]

June 4 - 10:30 a.m. - Worship - Poetry Sunday
             -  11:30 a.m. - Potluck picnic at Wiles Hill Park
June 10 - TBA - Fix-it Day event


June 11 - 10:30 a.m. - Worship
               - 11:30 a.m. - Potluck picnic at Wiles Hill Park
               -  1:30 p.m. - Disc Golf Event at Dorsey's Knob
June 14 - 6:30 p.m. - Leadership Team Meeting

June 18 - 10:30 a.m. - Worship
               - 11:30 a.m. - Potluck picnic at Wiles Hill Park

June 25 - 10:30 a.m. - Worship
               - 11:30 a.m. - Potluck picnic at Wiles Hill Park


This month Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to Bartlett House.

We will start our summer schedule on June 4. Church will begin at 10:30, followed by a potluck lunch at the park. We have invited Morgantown UU church to join us. Feel free to invite anyone else. Please bring your own table service. If you are driving, please park in the gravel lot.

MCOB and Neighborhood Fix-It Day has been moved to June 10. Details to follow.

Perry will host a disc golf event on June 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Dorsey's Knob.  There will be a brief explanation of the rules and a little time to practice, then we'll begin play.  Discs will be provided, but please wear boots or hiking shoes and dress for the weather.  RSVPs to pleath83@gmail.com are appreciated but not mandatory.

MCOB softball game July 23, 3pm at Libetore Field.

Special Days
7 - Cindy Lewellen
12 - Marge Lewellen
13 - Corey Anderson
15 - Steve and Marge Lewellen
23 - Will and Mary Martin
30 - Rachel Fetty

May update

posted Apr 30, 2017, 4:43 AM by Morgantown Church of the Brethren   [ updated May 11, 2017, 5:15 AM by Perry Leatherman ]

5th - Wes at "Our Children Our Future" training, then Church of the Brethren pastor's dinner

6th-10th - Wes in Winnipeg visiting family

7th - 10:00 a.m. - Worship
       -   11:15 a.m. - Sunday school
       -   1:00 p.m. - Progress Starts Now Morgantown meeting

10th - 6:30 p.m. - Leadership Team meeting

14th - 10:00 a.m. - Worship
         -   11:15 a.m. - Sunday school

20th - MHS graduation

21st - 10:00 a.m. - Worship, graduate recognition
        -   11:15 a.m. - Sunday school
        -   3:00 p.m. - Geocaching Event, starting from the church

21st-23rd - Wes and Deb at Allegheny Conference pastor-spouse retreat

28th - 10:00 a.m. - NO WORSHIP AT MORGANTOWN COB.  We have accepted an invitation to worship                                                with Scottdale Mennonite Church in Scottdale, PA.  Wes will preach.

June 10th - Fix-it event at MCOB


This month's Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund.

Ted & Co. TheaterWorks will present "Laughter is Sacred Space" at Stahl Mennonite Church in Johnstown, PA for Mental Health Awareness month on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free and open to the public!

The next meeting of Progress Starts Now Morgantown will be at the church, May 7, starting at 1:00 p.m.

Special Days in our Church Community
15 - Rejoyce and Trent Milam
20 - Wes and Deb Bergen
21 - Todd and Cindy Scott
24 - Jennifer Jones Sale
      - Sophia Anderson
26 - Mike Fike
      - Melissa Martin
27 - Corey Anderson and Rachel Fetty
28 - Wayne Stiles
      - Andre and Rhoda Kalend

April Update

posted Apr 1, 2017, 6:41 PM by Morgantown Church of the Brethren   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 5:43 AM ]

April 2   – 10:00 a.m. – Worship – Lent 5

April 2   – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday school

April 9   – 10:00 a.m. – Worship – Palm Sunday

April 9   – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday school

April 12 –   7:00 p.m. – PCRT meeting

April 13 –   6:00 p.m. – Love Feast

April 16 –   8:30 a.m. – Easter Brunch

April 16 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship - Easter

April 16 – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday school

April 19    7:00 p.m. – Leadership Team meeting

April 22 –   2:00 p.m. – Wildflower Hike at Joe's Run

April 22 –   7:30 p.m. – Take Me Home A Capella concert

April 23 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship

April 23 – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday school

April 29 –          TBD – Spring Cleaning event

April 30 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship

April 30 – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday school


This month's Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to Laurelville Christian Center.

There will be a Spring Cleaning event at the church in April.  Date and time will be announced in the coming weeks.

Our annual Love Feast will be Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.  The evening will include foot washing, a light meal, and communion.

There will be an Easter brunch at 8:30am on Easter Sunday. Please bring a dish to share.


April Special Days in our Church Community:

1 – Edith King                         14 – Zane Long

2 – Tommy L Martin                    – David Martin

   – Regina Martin                    16 – Harrison Case

3 – Dan Eisenstat                     18 – Perry Leatherman

5 – Virginia Harness                20 – Linda Yoder

6 – Kim Cockroft                          - Scott Martin

   – Beatrix Cockroft                28 – Dawn Kaufman-Frey

10 – Eric Coffman                   29 – Madeline Esther Boleyn

                                                 30 – Katie Martin

March Update

posted Feb 27, 2017, 6:57 AM by Morgantown Church of the Brethren   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 6:58 AM ]

March 1      5:00 p.m. – Ash Wednesday

March 4     9:00-3:00 – Allegheny Mennonite Conference meeting

March 5   – 10:00 a.m. – Worship

March 5   – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday School

March 8      6:30 p.m. – Leadership Team meeting

March 12 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship - DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

March 12 – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday School

March 19 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship

March 19 – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday School

March 23 –   7:00 p.m. – Spring Planting event

March 26 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship

March 26 – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday School

 

This month's Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to Morgantown Christian Help.

You can nurture your children’s faith at home this Lent and Easter with family worship. Find a free, downloadable guide at www.anabaptistfaithformation.org. For use between March 1 and April 16 (Easter Sunday), it includes a daily Bible reading, short litany, songs, hands-on activities and questions to ponder together.

March 1 is Ash Wednesday.  The church will be open that day from 5-7pm.  Wes will be there to pray with you and offer you the gift of ashes.  Come and go as you wish.

 

We will be hosting the Allegheny Mennonite Conference meeting on March 4. You may attend as a delegate or guest.

 

Keep your calendars open for the March 23 MCOB Spring Planting event.  7pm.  Details to follow.

 

March Special Days in our Church Community:

8 – Rachel Eisenstat                17 – Dante Huckaby

13 – Alan Boleyn                      29 – Brittany Goff

16 – Darren Huckaby

February Update

posted Jan 28, 2017, 1:23 PM by Morgantown Church of the Brethren   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 6:39 AM ]

February 5   – 10:00 a.m. – Worship
February 5
   – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday School
February 5   –   4:00 p.m. – Next Steps meeting at Rachel’s
February 5   –   5:30 p.m. – Super Bowl Party at parsonage

February 10 – 5:30 p.m.   – “We Are Connected” Art Exhibit opening

February 12 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship
February 12
– 11:15 a.m. – Sunday School
February 19 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship
February 19 – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday School
February 26 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship
February 26 – 11:15 a.m. – Sunday School

This month's Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), “a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States.  While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith, and wholeness.” (MDS Mission Statement)  See www.mds.mennonite.net for more information.

The adult Sunday school class is exploring a class series called Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith.  All are welcome.

Rachel Fetty is hosting a “Next Steps” meeting for participants in the Women’s March and interested allies.  The meeting will be at 131 Waitman St. at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 5.  For more information, contact Rachel at 304-376-8823 or ralfetty@yahoo.com.

Wes Bergen is hosting a “You Don’t Even Have to Watch” Super Bowl party on Feb 5, starting some time after 5 p.m.  The game doesn’t start until 6:30, but if you don’t want to watch, it doesn’t matter.  Some will want to watch the game, but there are good spaces in the house to gather and talk that don’t have TV screens.  Bring food, drinks, or just a smiling face.


PSALM (Proud Students Against Landmines) students from St. Francis de Sales School will host an opening reception for the “We Are Connected” Art Exhibit at the Monongalia Arts Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10.  The exhibit will be displayed until March 4. 
For more information, see http://stfrancismorgantown.com/human-rights-commission-awards-psalm/ or http://www.monartscenter.com/. 


February Special Days in our Church Community:

3 – Mike Overman                  

4 – Bill and Norma Wyant      

9 – Genevieve Baehr               

9 – Mike and Donna Eisenstat

15 – Carol Dunn Wallace

23 – DK Huckaby

24 – John Sale

January Update

posted Jan 12, 2017, 7:49 AM by Morgantown Church of the Brethren   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 7:50 AM ]

January 1   – 10:00a – Worship
January 1
   – 11:15a – Sunday school

January 8   – 10:00a – Worship

January 8
   – 11:15a – Sunday school

January 11 –   7:00p – Leadership Team meeting

January 13 –   6:30p– Movie Night

January 15 – 10:00a – Worship

January 15
– 11:15a – Sunday school

January 21 – 10:00a – Menno Spa for Women Together

January 22 – 10:00a – Worship

January 22
– 11:15a – Sunday school

January 22
   3:00p – Leadership Team Retreat and Orientation

January 29 – 10:00a – Worship

January 22
– 11:15a – Sunday school

This month's Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to West Virginia Health Right. The mission of WV Health Right is to provide quality medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and health education services to the uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved low-income adults.

The adult Sunday school class has started a class series called Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith. All are welcome.

There will be a movie night at View at the Park on Friday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. Linda and Sue will provide drinks and some finger food snacks. Other snacks are welcome, but not necessary. The movie will be “Where to Invade Next,” a documentary from Michael Moore, which is rated R.

Special Days
1 - Lester and Esther Boleyn
11 - Annie Harder
11 - Sara Goff
12 - Wayne and Jean Stiles
18 - Lester Boleyn
28 - Joy Hostetler
29 - Ora Leatherman
30 - Harold Martin

December Update

posted Nov 30, 2016, 12:08 PM by Morgantown Church of the Brethren   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 12:11 PM ]

December 4   – 10:00a – Worship, Judith Clister speaking
                      – 11:15a – Sunday school
                        3:00p – St. Nicholas Day story, craft and snacks
December 10 –   6:30p – Carol singing and dinner at the New Meadow Run and Spring Valley                                                     Bruderhof communities

    
                  –   7:30p – Take Me Home A Cappella free concert

December 11 – 10:00a – Worship, Advent 3
                      – 11:15a – Sunday school / Caroling
December 13 –   7:00p – Leadership Team meeting

December 18 – 10:00a – Worship, Advent 4
                     
                      – 11:15a – Sunday school
                     
   5:00p – Christmas Dinner
December 21 –   7:00p – Longest Night service

December 24 –   7:00p – Christmas Eve service

December 25 – 10:00a – Worship, Christmas Day

                      – 11:15a – Sunday school

This month's Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to On Earth Peace, an organization started in the Church of the Brethren.  It offers programs and resources to train young peace builders, encourage social change, and encourage reconciliation.  Visit onearthpeace.org for more information.

The adult Sunday school class has started a class series called Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith.  All are welcome.

December Special Days in our Church Community:

3 – Kim Kreider                      18 – Elesha Coffman

4 – Dewayne Martin               19 – Kim and Martin Cockroft

5 – Annika Kaufman-Frey      20 – Rhoda Kalend

7 – Dane Huckaby                  20 – Elspeth Cockroft

8 – Danita Boone                    21 – Merry Cockroft

11 – Bobby Anne Martin        29 – Alyson and Harrison Case

16 – Ben Kreider

 

October Update

posted Sep 29, 2016, 5:52 AM by Morgantown Church of the Brethren   [ updated Sep 29, 2016, 5:54 AM ]

Upcoming events

October 2   – 10:00a – Worship, World Communion Sunday

                   – 11:15a – Sunday school

October 5   –   7:00p – Leadership Team meeting

October 9   – 10:00a – Worship, Sue Overman speaking

                   – 11:15a – Sunday school

October 16 – 10:00a – Worship

                   – 11:15a – Fellowship time and Sunday school

October 23 – 10:00a – Worship

                   – 11:15a – Sunday school

                      4:00p – Interfaith event at First Presbyterian

October 25 –   7:00p – Pumpkin Pie Baking

October 28 – 10:00a – Women together

October 30 – 10:00a – Worship

                   – 11:15a – Sunday school

 

Special Notes for October

This month's Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to the Mountaineer Food Bank.  This is the largest emergency food provider in our state, providing food and household items to over 400 programs in 48 counties.  For more information, visit www.mountaineerfoodbank.org. 

The adult Sunday school class is starting a class series called Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith.  All are welcome.

Later this fall, adult Sunday school will have a discussion about joining the Supportive Congregations Network (SCN).  For more information, see the website at bmclgbt.org/scn.

Kroger will give money to Christian Help every time you use your Kroger Plus card.  For details, see motownchristianhelp.com.

There will be a Pumpkin Pie Baking event at the church on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Please bring your pie plates, as we bake pumpkin pie from scratch.

The Greater Morgantown Interfaith Association is holding an event at First Presbyterian Church on October 23 at 4:00 p.m.  There will be several speakers and a pot-luck multicultural dinner.  See the bulletin board for more details.

Over the next year, we are inviting each family at MCOB to plan one congregational event. These could be fun events (skating, bowling, swimming), community building events (service project, singing) or more serious events (Bible study evening, letter writing campaign). We are hoping to have one such event every month, plus Wes will plan another one. We will send around a sign-up sheet during worship. Feel free to plan these events with others at MCOB.

Now that Wes is getting settled in his role as half-time pastor at MCoB, the Pastor Congregation Relations Team (PCRT) would like to remind the congregation of their availability.  The PCRT serves as a support group to Wes as well as the primary point of contact for him in relation to concerns from or about the congregation.  Additionally, the PCRT works with Wes to determine his job description.  Should you have a concern related to Wes or his work that you do not feel comfortable sharing with him directly, please contact a member of PCRT: Corey Anderson, Sue Overman, or Erin Leatherman.

October Special Days in our Church Community:

8 – Lois Harder

12 – Eli Case

13 – Fred Baehr

14 – Greta Goodman

16 – Lora Rosenecker Ometz

18 – June Kennedy

23 – Todd Scott

23 – Jake Martin

25 – Charity Gingerich

27 – Margaret Ann Rosenecker

27 – Louise Martin

28 – Harold and Algreta Martin

September Update

posted Sep 3, 2016, 12:34 PM by Perry Leatherman

Upcoming events

September 4   – 10:30a – Worship

September 11 – 10:00a – Worship

September 14 –   7:00p – Leadership Team meeting

September 18 – 10:00a – Worship

September 23 – 10:00a – Women together

September 25 – 10:00a – Worship

 

Special Notes for September

This month's Kaleidoscope of Blessings will go to help Deb Bergen in her upcoming trip to Nigeria. Deb will be working with Mobile Member Care Team (MMCT), the same organization she worked with in Ghana. MMCT provides mental health care and training to mission workers throughout West Africa. Some funding is already being provided by Mennonite Mission Network. Your contribution will cover additional expenses, travel to the training for a woman from Cameroon, and auto parts she is bringing to the pastor of Somanya Mennonite Church in Ghana.

Now that Wes is getting settled in his role as half-time pastor at MCoB, the Pastor Congregation Relations Team (PCRT) would like to remind the congregation of their availability.  The PCRT serves as a support group to Wes as well as the primary point of contact for him in relation to concerns from or about the congregation.  Additionally, the PCRT works with Wes to determine his job description.  Should you have a concern related to Wes or his work that you do not feel comfortable sharing with him directly, please contact a member of PCRT: Corey Anderson, Sue Overman, or Erin Leatherman.

We will resume our normal schedule on September 11.  Worship will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by Sunday school.

Also on September 11, the Community Coalition for Social Justice will hold its annual meeting at 2:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (429 Warrick St.).

The youth group is going zip lining at New River Gorge on September 17.  If you would like to join, talk to Wes.

Over then next year, we are inviting each family at MCOB to plan one congregational event. These could be fun events (skating, bowling, swimming), community building events (service project, singing) or more serious events (Bible study evening, letter writing campaign). We are hoping to have one such event every month, plus Wes will plan another one. In a few weeks, we will send around a sign-up sheet during worship. Feel free to plan these events with others at MCOB.

Kroger will give money to Christian Help every time you use your Kroger Plus card.  For details, see motownchristianhelp.com.

 

September Special Days in our Church Community:

1 – Bill Wyant

3 – Jensen Scott

7 – Erin Leatherman

9 – Wes Bergen

10 – André Kalend

14 – David Lewellen

19 – Linda Martin

23 – June Morel

24 – Rob Rowe

August Update

posted Aug 2, 2016, 4:37 AM by Morgantown Church of the Brethren   [ updated Aug 2, 2016, 5:25 AM ]

Upcoming events

August 7   – 10:30a – Worship

August 10 –   7:00p – Leadership Team meeting

August 14 – 10:30a – Worship

                              – 12:30p – Distribute Invitations for Ice Cream Social

August 21 – 10:30a – Worship

August 21    6:00p – Neighborhood Ice Cream Social

August 26 – 10:00a – Women together

August 28 – 10:30a – Worship

 

Special Notes for August

Kaleidoscope of Blessings for the month goes to West Virginia flood relief

We are currently in our summer schedule.  Following a 10:30 a.m. worship service, all are invited to a picnic potluck at the Wiles Hill Park.  Please bring a dish to share and tableware for yourself.

During August, we will be having Fellowship Time (aka snacks) after church and before the picnic.  If your family would be willing to host a Sunday, please contact Cindy Lewellen at cwlewellen@gmail.com or 304-599-1763.

The Allegheny Mennonite Conference Celebration of Congregations and Conference will take place at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center August 5-7.

The church will be hosting an Ice Cream Social for the neighborhood from 6-8 p.m. the evening of Sunday, August 21.  We will walk the neighborhood distributing invitations after church on August 14.  If you are able to help on either day, please contact Cindy Lewellen. 

Kroger will give money to Christian Help every time you use your Kroger Plus card.  For details, see motownchristianhelp.com.

 

August Special Days in our Church Community:

1 – Chrissy Mowl

1 – Erik Yoder

7 – Steve Lewellen

10 – Sue Overman

13 – Tom Martin

16 – Jacob Lewellen

16 – Alyson Case

20 – Paul and Sue Dunn

23 – Paul Lewellen

28 – Sue Dunn

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