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Craft Wish List for Vacation Bible School

Here is a list of a few supplies needed for the Craft Center at VBS. If you have anything on hand or want to purchase an item, your help is greatly appreciated. A collection box is in the lobby of the church.  Thank you so much, Bobbi Mellinger. CRAFT WISH LIST EMPTY CEREAL BOXES HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM FOIL SMOOTH STONES  (any size under 3 inches) EMBROIDERY THREAD  (any color) BATTERY OPERATED TEA LIGHTS  (can be purchased in the dollar store)

District Women’s Fellowship at Camp Swatara

All women are invited to attend Women’s District Fellowship at Camp Swatara August 16-18. The speaker is Jennifer Kreighbaum. Her theme is “Seeds, Stones, & Mountains”. Come join in the fun of worship, praise, singing, crafts, swimming, hiking and so much more with your sisters in Christ from across the District! Please see Barb McNally for registration information, including Camp fees. Preregistration is required for this event. Childcare will be available for children ages 3-8.

District Conference Theme - 2015

The theme for the 46th Atlantic Northeast District Conference on October 3 will be Come to the Water based upon Isaiah 55:1-3 and John 4:5-15. When we thirst for God and His righteousness, we will find spiritual strength and sustenance as we drink of the Living Water, Jesus Christ. In Him our spiritual thirst is quenched from the well that will never run dry. Many in our world today are thirsting after the things of this world only to end up never having their thirst quenched. In Christ we find true meaning and purpose in life. Jesus offers us an abundant life from his life-giving streams of mercy and grace. The symbol of water has additional significance for Brethren through the ordinances of baptism and feet washing. My goal is that every congregation in our District will be represented at the conference. Each congregation will be invited to bring a container of water which will become part of a basin of water giving rise to a fountain symbolizing our part in joining together to share the Living Water of Christ to a world that is thirsty for salvation. As conference participants come to the water, they will experience conference business in the context of worship with times of celebration, singing and prayer. I anticipate the conference to be a time of both information and inspiration. I am praying that this gathering will not be just about business but about renewal and revival in the church. Come to the Water and be refreshed for the ministries which bring us together as the Atlantic Northeast District. Invite others beyond delegates to attend and participate. Come, taste and see that the Lord is good. Bob Kettering, Moderator

Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center Continuing Education Events

Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center Continuing Education EventsComing soon: “Lives of Devotion: Biblical Approaches to Spiritual Life” - taught by Bob Neff and Christina Bucher Biblical scholars Bob Neff and Christina Bucher take us beyond the Psalter to delve into the Bible’s devotional texts and their varied spiritual “dispositions.” How do these ancient expressions of piety compare to the modern ones we know best? How can the biblical examples enrich our own spiritual lives? How can they help us to understand religious expressions different from our own? Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 8:30) Elizabethtown College, Susquehanna Room Cost is $60 and includes light breakfast, lunch, and 0.6 CEUs.   Also planned: “Emotional Intelligence: The Difference that Makes the Difference,” taught by Don Booz Saturday August 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.) Nicarry Meeting House in the Brethren Home, New Oxford, PA “The Gospel of Mark and Twenty-First Century Ministry,” Dan Ulrich, keynote, plus panelists from multiple ministry contexts November 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Juniata College Cost is $60 and includes light breakfast, lunch, and 0.6 CEUs.   Coming in Spring 2016: “The Book of Chronicles and the Church: Theology, Continuity, Innovation, and the Kingdom of God,” taught by Steven Schweitzer

Save the date! Vacation Bible School

Save the date! Vacation Bible School has been scheduled for the week of August 10-14. We need lots of volunteers! Please put this on your calendar and plan to help us out. For more information, see Kim Hallman, VBS Director.

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. David Leiter Pastor

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