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A five week Bible Study group, sponsored by the Action Reflection Committee, continues to discuss the Annual Conference Moderator’s monthly studies on the topic “Risk Hope.”
The moderator, Carol Sheppard, is addressing the uncertainty of these times in the world and in the Church and how we can risk hope in the midst of confusion.
Each study includes related scripture, commentary and discussion questions. Our last meeting will be this Thursday, March 2 in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 p.m.
This is a series; but participants are welcome to attend any of the sessions they can make.
The 2016 District Conference Photo by: Ken Miller Rieman.
The 51st Annual Mid-Atlantic District Conference for the Church of the Brethren will be heldOctober 13-14 at the Frederick Church of the Brethren located in Frederick, Maryland. This year the moderator is our very own Brian Bachman. The conference will open with worship on Friday night at 7:00pm and our former pastor, Kurt Borgmann, will bring the message.
The junior high youth attending the conference will be assembling emergency cleanup buckets. You may bring donated supplies from their list or monetary donations to the church by Oct. 8th or to the Frederick Church of the Brethren on the morning on Oct. 14th. For more information and to register please go online to the Mid-Atlantic District’s website.
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 devastated by the two 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.
If you cannot donate, please pray! Pray for the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana and Hurricane Irma in Florida and 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. (more…)
Harrisburg First CoB Pastor, Belita Mitchell
Sunday Worship, September 24th
We are 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.
The Oakton Church of the Brethren has been a part of this community for over 110 years. You can read all about it by visiting Our History. Special thanks to the original author, Mary Ludwick.