CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
PRACTICING PEACE, SERVICE AND OPENNESS TO ALL
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
All are welcome!
The Etown CoB church office will now be administered remotely. Emails (email@example.com) and phone messages (717-367-1000) will be checked and responded to as soon as possible during the work day.
Thank you for your patience and we wish health and peace to you and yours!
Yellow Phase: What does it mean for Etown CoB?
Dear members and friends -
We are so blessed with a team of volunteers who have stepped forward to provide recommendations to facilitate our reopening. The Reopening Etown CoB Work Group includes Pastor Greg Laszakovits, office administrator Crystal Crater, church facilities manager Amy Zimmerman, Dr. Manny Williams, Pat Williams, Nancy Hivner and Carroll Kreider.
On June 8 during its regular meeting, the church board approved the work group's recommendations for our operations during the state's "yellow phase." (Lancaster County as of this writing remains in the yellow phase).
The work group made their recommendations in the context of our values, plus several additional commitments. Among the group's considerations:
We practice peace, service, and openness to all
We conduct our church activities with a commitment to hospitality and safety
We follow guidelines from public health officials regarding safe practices
We do our best to segregate the multiple users within our building
We communicate frequently
We revise guidelines as public health recommendations and circumstances evolve
A copy of the yellow phase guidelines is attached here and is also available on the church website. The work group continues to process ideas for reopening in the green phase.
Your feedback is welcome at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch our Live-Streamed Sermons every Sunday morning at 10:30 am or anytime after to see archived sermons by clicking on the link below. You can also click below to visit our Sermon Page which has a list of past and current sermons with video and text if you prefer a quick read.
As a community that follows Jesus, we seek to act and speak into a world that needs Jesus’ message of justice and peace. Click here for recent anti-racism sermons at Etown CoB, and a special lecture from Drew G.I. Hart. If you are looking to get grounded in scripture, find inspiration, and join the faith-filled struggle, this is a great start.
Our Summer 2020 Anti-Racism Circle is underway. If you have interest in joining a future one, please contact Pastor Jason.
Adult Faith Formation
Every Sunday @ 9:15 am - via Zoom @ https://zoom.us/j/822361992
July 12 - Emmet Witkovsky-Eldred, Summer Intern w/ Nina Totenberg at the Supreme Court
July 19 - Michael Hardin, Author and Theologian
July 26 - Dr. Richard Newton, Professor of Religious Studies University of Alabama
To watch all previously recorded Adult Sunday school classes click here.
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
"I didn't know a church like this existed!"
No matter who you are or where you're from, you are welcome here.
July 1 update: In this time of being separated physically, we wanted to continue to find ways to connect. On June 1, we challenged you to “walk” to Nigeria. ---5,710 miles --- in 60 days. Well, in 30 days, you surpassed the goal! 90 people walked 6,341.44 miles!
So now we have a new challenge - to walk to Nigeria AND BACK!
Using this link, to join our challenge! You will need either Facebook or Strava to be able to join. Strava is a free website you can sign up for and log your miles using that.
If you do not want to use either Facebook or Strava, please use this link and Amy Karr will use the provided information to log the miles.
Every mile counts! The challenge will end on July 30th. But the real goal is for us to be encouraged to get outside, take a walk and enjoy a sense of community without being able to gather as a group.
As you know, we are not holding the Run for Peace this year. Please consider making a donation to The Centre for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives in Nigeria (CCEPI), founded by Rebecca Dali as a participation fee. This is NOT required to participate.
Contact Amy Karr with any questions.