“Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.”

Welcome to Our Church!   We invite you to look around and get a feel for our church. At Oakton Church of the Brethren we strive to welcome everyone as God has welcomed us.  Find Out More About Us

Tuesdays are for Tacos!

From January 9th through February 13th Brian and Jan Fischer Bachman will be in the Fellowship Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  They’ll be offering chicken tacos – free, with any donations offered going to the youth fund. (Yay!)

People can show up any time, kids can do homework, Brian will bring some table games, people can just hang out.

It’s not a “program”, it’s just offering something people need anyhow – dinner and maybe having someone else help kids with homework

No need to RSVP-unless you’re happy to help. We’d love to know that in advance

Do feel free to invite people who might enjoy stopping by for some food!

If you know college kids or others who love a free meal, let them know!

Exploring our Welcome

Sunday, October 22, Carol Wise and Brian Flory, of the Supportive Congregation Network, and members of the Arlington, University Park and Westminster Churches of the Brethren were present to share stories about the discernment process that Brethren congregations have used to consider the nature of the welcome they extend to LGBTQ members.

District Conference Junior High Service Project

The junior high youth who attended the Mid-Atlantic District conference assembled about 70 disaster clean up buckets.  The buckets will be used by the Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries.  If you wish to donate to the Disaster Ministries you can do so by clicking here.  To learn more about the Disaster Ministries you can visit their home page here. 

Church of the Brethren Mid-Atlantic District Conference

The 2016 District Conference     Photo by: Ken Miller Rieman.

The 51st Annual Mid-Atlantic District Conference for the Church of the Brethren was held October 13-14 at the Frederick Church of the Brethren located in Frederick, Maryland.  This year the moderator was our very own Brian Bachman.  The conference opened on Friday night at 7:00pm and our former pastor, Kurt Borgmann, brought the message.   

 

How you can help victims of Harvey, Irma, and Maria

Mary, one of the CDS volunteers at work in Texas shelters, holds a baby at the Harland Clark “mega shelter.” Photo by Pat Krabacher

Our hearts go out to the people across the southern US and the Caribbean devastated by the recent hurricanes. Challenged by the Biblical mandate to “carry each other’s burdens,” the Church of the Brethren traditionally has been involved in the relief of suffering, whether caused by war, strife or natural disaster. That tradition continues as twelve volunteers from Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) have traveled to San Antonio to provide comfort to children and families affected by hurricane Harvey. Dozens more volunteers will follow as this will be the largest response in a decade for CDS. More on Brethren Disaster Ministries.

Donate here to fund relief efforts.

If you cannot donate, please pray! Pray for the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana and Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in Florida and the Caribbean. May God comfort those who mourn, those who are injured, and those who have lost their homes. Pray for strength and safety for all the workers and volunteers giving aid to others. Pray that giving may be generous, swift, and beneficial. Pray for wisdom in relief and recovery efforts.

 

Oakton marks International Day of Prayer for Peace

Harrisburg First CoB Pastor, Belita Mitchell

Sunday Worship, September 24th
We were pleased to welcome Rev. Belita Mitchell to the Oakton CoB on Sunday, September 24th at 11:00 am worship service observing the International Day of Prayer for Peace.

Rev. Mitchell currently serves as Senior Pastor at the Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren in Harrisburg, PA. Following service, Pastor Mitchell will be presenting an additional program on the topic of Agape-Satyagraha work in the Harrisburg community.

 

 

Join Us for Sunday Services

You’ll feel comfortable here at Oakton Church of the Brethren where our congregation is happy to welcome you. We believe that when Jesus showed us another way of living, he intended it to nourish and hearten the entire human family.

Our worship service schedule follows the typical public school year. During the school year, a variety of Sunday School classes tailored to each age group is available at Oakton Church and the worship service is held at 11:00 a.m.

Missions

Oakton Church of the Brethren strives to listen to our congregation and community, identify what is important, and take action. Take a look and see where you feel called to reach out with the love that Jesus Christ taught us. Bring that passion to the next Action / Reflection Committee meeting and we’ll serve on that mission together. Or, if you don’t see the mission you already have a passion for, bring that to the next Action / Reflection Committee meeting and we’ll work with you to learn about and support your advocacy.

Children's Ministry

Oakton Church of the Brethren is blessed with an active children’s ministry. With over 50 children from nursery to senior high, we have programs for all ages ranging from nursery care for Sunday School and Worship times, to Senior High Youth fellowship and mission events.

Worship With Us

Please join us this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you. Check our Worship pages for details or Get Directions.

9:15 AM — Fellowship Time (Sept-June)
9:45 AM — Sunday School (Sept-June)
11:00 AM — Worship Service

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