Adult Events and Groups

. . . Where two or three are gathered in my name,
I am there among them.

Matthew 18 : 20

WEEKLY GROUPS

  • Monday Morning Women's Bible Study- Currently looking at the Old Testament, this group provides friendship and support as the participants seek spiritual guidance through studying scripture.
    • Mondays, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. , church parlor. Contact: Shirley Byerly.
  • Chancel Choiris a group of committed adults that provides music during worship services and other occasions throughout the year. Open to all interested persons.
    • REHEARSALS: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Church choir room, Contact: Josh Tindall: 717-367-1000.
  • Memorial Bellsis our handbell choir. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Ron Bellamy.
    • REHEARSALS: Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., Contact: Ron Bellamy, 717-367-1000.
  • Quilters - Meets weekly to create full-size quilts and wall hangings to donate to the district's Disaster Relief Auction.
    • Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. until Noon, Room 230, Contact: Anna Belser.
  • Lunch Bunch- Meets weekly for lunch at local restaurants right after Sunday worship services. Visitors to our church are invited to join the group as our guest.
    • Sundays, right after worship service. See weekly bulletin for location. Contact: Roger and Mary Ann Killian.

MONTHLY GROUPS

  • Merry Magdalenes - For women over (or under) 50. Meets in a variety of locations once or twice monthly for activities. Contact: Linda Zunkel.
  • Book Club- Meets monthly to discuss a book chosen by consensus. Discussion is shared without formal leadership.
    • The group meets the 1st Monday of each month, 7 - 9 p.m. during the school year.  Contact: Rose Ann Wade.
  • 50+ Group- Meeting primarily for social purposes, this group gathers monthly for fun activities including game nights, trips, dinner-theater and get-togethers for folks over 50.
    • Contact: Dennis and Rose Ann Wade.
  • Comfort Knotting - a small group that meets monthly to sew and knot comforters to be distributed to agencies serving persons who might need an extra blanket during the colder seasons of the year. No experience necessary and all men, women, young and old are invited.
    • 1st Tuesday of each month, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall, Contact: Betty Goodling.
  • Peace Group- works through education, discussion and prayer to advocate for peace and engage in local, regional, national and international peace initiatives. Activities have included participation in peace marches and rallies, letter-writing campaigns, sponsoring speakers and educational programs on peace and others.
    • On the odd months, the group meets the second Sunday of the month at 12 p.m. in fellowship hall for a “peace meal.”  All are invited.
    • On the even months, the group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in fellowship hall. Contacts:  Gene Clemens and Jean Moyer
  • Families with Young Children Potluck Dinners (Supper Club)- These dinners provide a chance to meet, gather, catch up and move forward together as a community. Parents bring their children, a dish to share, and place settings for their family. Drinks are provided.
    • 2nd Sunday of each month, 4:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Contact: Pam Hudson.  The group does not meet over the summer.

AD HOC GROUPS AND EVENTS

  • Model Trains - meets occasionally to prepare for community model train shows. Contact: Craig Coble.
  • Women's Spirituality Groups - ECOB offers regular spiritual retreats for women, as well as various spirituality groups that meet for set amounts of time. Contact:  Pastor Pam Reist.
  • Softball Team - throughout the summer, our congregation fields a team that plays a full schedule of games against other church teams in the region. Contact: Kurt Sollenberger.
  • Camp Swatara offers facilities for families interested in camping together including tent, camper and RV sites, or you can reserve a site just for a day for a family gathering. Camp Swatara has basketball, volleyball, softball and soccer facilities, a swimming pool, a miniature golf course, boating, canoeing and paddleboats, fishing, bike trails, hiking trails, playgrounds and many other great facilities for families. For more information, see: http://www.campswatara.org/
  • Atlantic Northeast District Events include district conferences, retreats, continuing education and workshops for church leaders, marriage enrichment retreats, and other events. For more information, see: http://www.cob-net.org/church/ane/
  • Church of the Brethren Annual Conference - For a recap of our most recent Annual Conference, see http://www.brethren.org/ or contact the Annual Conference Office at 800-688-5186

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Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
777 South Mount Joy Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717-367-1000 Fax 717-367-6948
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