CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
PRACTICING PEACE, SERVICE AND OPENNESS TO ALL
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.
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New sermon series Sundays at 10:30 am
February 9, 16, 23
“March Madness”—Learning Opportunities
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 9:15 am
During these first 4 weeks in March, regular adult Sunday school classes will be suspended to provide an opportunity to engage in a variety of unique topics. All are welcome!
Mark’s Portrayal of Jesus’ Longest Day—This class, through an exploration of Mark 14 with John David Bowman, seeks to gain an appreciation for Mark’s artistry as a story teller, how he addressed the issues of his community, and how he understood what Jesus was trying to communicate in the day which ended in his arrest.
Gardening!—A variety of topics all about gardening including: “Why Garden? The Carbon Cycle. Basic Decisions” with Sue and Damon Wagner Fields, “Gardening for Beginners: Prep and Planning” with Al Sollenberger and Jeff Mummau, “Harvest and Preserve” with Deb Santiago, and “Native Landscaping for Birds and Other Pollinators” with Karen Wenger.
“Peace, What is it Good For?”—This class will explore a variety of topics related to peacemaking including explorations into the Old Testament, stories and information on Conscientious Objection, Brethren History and Theological connections. Leaders will include David Leiter, Naomi Kraenbring, Ken Kreider and Pastor Greg.
“How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk”—This class for parents is offered by Pamela Haddad, the Executive Director of Samara, and will cover topics on effective communication based on the popular book that shares its name with this elective.
Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed in (Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 13) that grows quickly into a small tree. The parable illustrates the power of tiny ideas, beliefs and acts that grow into large and significant endeavors.
The Upside Down Kingdom
This series started on Sunday, November 3, 2019
The Mustard Seeds class is discussing The Upside Down Kingdom by Don Kraybill. This biblical study explores how Jesus’ life, teachings, and vision of the Kingdom of God turns everything upside down.
Click here for class information and schedule.
2019 Volunteer Interest Survey
The work of the church body is carried out by its members, and we are grateful for the many gifts and talents among us at Etown CoB.
The intention of the 2019 Volunteer Interest Survey is to match interests to the many positions that help us carry out our mission of Practicing Peace, Service & Openness to All.
The Gifts Discernment Committee, Pastors and Office will receive this information. We want 100% participation! Click here to fill out the survey. It should take approximately 3 minutes to complete. Paper versions are available in the office/in the narthex. All church attenders are invited to complete this questionnaire.
Every 4th Sunday of the month, families with younger children are invited for a potluck/carry-in dinner from 5–7 pm in Fellowship Hall. This will be an opportunity for conversation and a space for children to play. Drop-in or leave early. Contact email@example.com with any questions.