- WHEN: November 8, 2014
WHERE: Ephrata Church of the Brethren – 201 Crescent Avenue, Ephrata, PA 17522
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: Over the past few years, the Nurture Commission of the Atlantic Northeast District has worked to understand the needs of congregations, especially learning about the need for renewed passion and energy in Christian Education and Discipleship ministries. This conference is a great opportunity to gather to have our energy and focus renewed.
Beginning with our keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Musser, we expect this to be a rich time of development and vision finding. He will be sharing with us twice during the day: once on “Focus Drift” within the church and second on “Loving the Unlovely.” Dean Sensenig and the Ephrata Church of the Brethren’s Worship team will lead us in praise and worship. In the mid part of the day, insight sessions on everything from children’s ministry to church direction will be offered creating forums for local church leaders to share on specific ministry topics.
SEMINAR LEADER: Dr. Musser is an author, pastoral leader, and passionate communicator focused on empowering those who serve in local church ministry.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All are welcome to come share in this day, but please especially consider inviting those who serve in volunteer ministries or as leaders in the church. Pastors, moderators, Sunday school teachers, worship leaders, children’s ministry leaders and deacons will find this to be a day of spiritual rejuvenation. Our prayer is to bless those who serve our district’s local churches with a sense of expectancy and hope as we serve together.
COST: $15 which includes lunch. 0.35 CEU credits are available for an additional $10.00 fee.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2014. No refunds given after this date. Registration is available online: www.ane-cob.org under the ‘Registrations’ tab on the main menu:
- Wednesday, October 22 12 noon
(14 South Tower Road, New Holland, PA)
Program: Ridgeway Brass
Menu: Choice of Roasted Chicken or
Sponsored by the Atlantic Northeast District Church of the Brethren. If interested please make reservations and payments to Florence List by October 8, 2014.
- A Continuing Education Event
Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center
Elizabethtown College Department
of Religious Studies &
Bethany Theological Seminary
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Elizabethtown College, Susquehanna Room
Keynote speaker: Bob Neff, President Emeritus of Juniata College and Old Testament Scholar
Jeff Carter, President, Bethany Theological Seminary
Steven Schweitzer, Academic Dean, Bethany Theological Seminary
Christina Bucher, Professor of Religion, Elizabethtown College
Frank Ramirez, Brethren pastor and prolific writer
David Leiter, Brethren pastor and Old Testament scholar
Registration deadline: October 22, 2014. More information is posted on the bulletin board in the church lobby.
- On Sunday, October 5th we will be celebrating our observance of the Love Feast. We will maintain our Sunday morning schedule. At 8:30, we will gather in the sanctuary for our usual early worship service. At 10:45, following the Sunday school time, we will assemble in the Multi-Purpose Room for the celebration of the Love Feast.
The Love Feast is a simple service which involves the act of feet washing, (an act of servanthood and cleansing), eating together the Fellowship Meal, and partaking in Bread and Cup Communion. For those who are unable to participate in the feetwashing portion, the act of hand washing will be provided. To learn more about the Love Feast, please pick up a copy of the Love Feast Booklet available on the ledge in the lobby.
Please join us for this significant time in which we share our love and devotion to one another.
Continuing the Work of Jesus.
Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Welcome to the website of the Green Tree Church of the Brethren. Please accept my invitation to explore this website and learn more about our congregation and the Church of the Brethren.
When people express interest in who we are, it is common for us to respond with the following phrase: “Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.” This phrase encapsulates our attempt to follow Jesus in an effort to further his kingdom here on this earth. In essence we are a group of people who endeavor to continue the work Jesus started over 2000 years ago.
As you surf through the links provided on this site, hopefully you will discover ways in which we continue Jesus’ work in the world today. I invite you to join us in this endeavor and to walk with us as we grow in the faith together. Please come worship with us soon and learn more about the activities and events that we offer.
- Learn more about Green Tree and the church history
- More information on what Green Tree offers, groups that meet, and ways to worship
- Ways to contact Green Tree whatever the reason.
- Links to Brethren related websites.
- Find out what is happening at Green Tree. Announcements and upcoming events are all posted here.
- Archives of old events, happenings, announcements, photos, and recordings. More information on upcoming events and activities, and everything else.