DISASTER RESPONSE EFFORTS
Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren strives to fulfill our mission to "serve and promote peace and justice in our neighborhoods and around the world" through material and volunteer help to disaster victims locally, nationally and internationally.
We do this with disaster response work camps and rebuilding projects through Brethren Disaster Ministries, humanitarian service trips with New Community Project, the annual Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, drives for needed items such as Clean Up Buckets and Hygiene Kits for Church World Service as well as support for Children’s Disaster Services.
"...Guide our feet into the way of peace"
Peacemaking is at the core of our Brethren heritage. Promoting peace and justice in our neighborhoods and around the world is an essential part of our congregational mission at Elizabethtown.
Etown CoB collaborates with several other organizations dedicated to peace and justice issues, including:
The Elizabethtown College Peace Fellowship (ECPF) is a community of alumni responsive to the enduring relevance of the College’s peace identity. The Fellowship seeks to affirm and promote the values of peace, non-violence, human dignity and social justice in the global community.
The Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is a grassroots association dedicated to promoting biblical values of justice, care of creation, peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict.
On Earth Peace, an agency of the Church of the Brethren empowering people to discern the things that make for peace.
Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy, which seeks to resource and call to action the larger church in relation to issues of peace, justice and the global community.
We take seriously Jesus' call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the imprisoned and sick. We heed that call providing direct assistance and service to those near and far by volunteering in food banks, winter shelters, advocating for the poor and abused, resettling refugee families (Eastern Burma (Myanmar), Iran, Congo (DRC)), through our Immigrant Support Committee which aids immigrants who are imprisoned and their families, and much more. These ministries are labors of love that both serve our neighbors and our enrich our lives. Join us!