1. September 18, 2017

    Hygiene Kits on October 15

    It is time to assemble the hygiene kits. Volunteers are needed to help assemble the kits on Sunday, October 15, immediately following the 10:15 worship services. The members of the … Continue reading →

  2. September 15, 2017

    Thank You For “Being an Angel”

    Thank you for supporting the “Be An Angel” project for 2017. With your generous contributions of school supplies and money for uniforms, LCOB donated over 1000 school uniforms and over … Continue reading →

  3. September 13, 2017

    Wednesday Night Live Resumes

    Each Wednesday evening, starting September 13 and continuing for ten weeks through November 15, you are invited to gather in the Family Life Center at 5:00 p.m. for a tasty … Continue reading →

  4. September 12, 2017

    A Day in New York City

    You and your guests are invited to join the Seekers on a fall bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 6:30 am … Continue reading →

  5. September 12, 2017

    September Worship Series: We Live We Love

    What does your family tree look like? Who are the troublemakers? Who are the peacemakers? Which relationships are the most complicated? Which are the closest? Every family tree has stories; … Continue reading →

  6. August 16, 2017

    CROP Hunger Walk

    The Crop Hunger Walk is a community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service to raise funds to end hunger. This year it is a 5K route that will begin and … Continue reading →

  7. August 15, 2017

    Prayer Shawl Ministry Update

    We have been able to gift 20 Prayer Shawls so far this year due to the generous commitment of our volunteers who knit and crochet. Our monthly meetings will be … Continue reading →

  8. August 9, 2017

    Outdoor Wheelchair Walk

    Volunteers are needed to push wheelchairs for an OUTDOOR WHEELCHAIR WALK on Thursday, August 24, at Brethren Village. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Welcome Center Lobby at 10:00 … Continue reading →

  9. August 6, 2017

    Please “Be an Angel!”

    August heralds the final two weeks of the Be An Angel project for 2017. Please “be an angel” by donating school supplies and/or money to purchase uniforms by Sunday, August … Continue reading →

  10. July 17, 2017

    Chapel Update–Debris Removal and Asbestos Abatement Completed

    On Friday, July 14 the Chapel was again available for access by Church staff and the Property Ministry Team.  The debris and asbestos contaminated materials have been professionally removed and … Continue reading →

  11. July 15, 2017

    Wheelchair Walk

    Volunteers are needed to escort (push wheel-chairs) and visit with Brethren Village Residents as we tour BV’s beautiful campus. Please meet at the Welcome Center Lobby on Thursday, July 20, … Continue reading →

  12. July 14, 2017

    Feeding the Hungry in Lancaster

    Deb Chillas and Dave Heck would love to have your help as they prepare and serve a meal at the First Reformed United Church of Christ, 40 East Orange Street, … Continue reading →

  13. July 13, 2017

    Prayer Shawl Ministry Update

    To date, 13 shawls have been distributed, with 4 more scheduled for delivery. During the months of July and August, there will be NO monthly Prayer Shawl Meetings. The meetings … Continue reading →

  14. July 12, 2017

    Be An Angel in 2017!

    The Lancaster Church of the Brethren 2017 Be An Angel campaign began on June 4! The late Al and Lois Hansell initiated this program in 2009 and worked diligently to … Continue reading →

  15. June 24, 2017

    Asbestos Abatement & Debris Removal Begins

    Delayed by fire investigations and permitting for removal of asbestos contaminated debris, clean-up of the fire damaged Chapel is expected to begin on Monday, June 26. The asbestos is in … Continue reading →

  16. June 14, 2017

    Church of the Brethren Annual Conference

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Annual Conference 2017 is almost upon us! I trust that you all are keeping well and turning your thoughts, study and prayers to the worship and … Continue reading →

  17. June 12, 2017

    Chapel Update: On “HOLD” for Permit to Remove Asbestos

    Since June 1st the entire church building has been tested for asbestos that may have come from the Chapel when the fire service brought down sections of the ceiling to … Continue reading →

  18. June 12, 2017

    YOUTH—Secret Destination

    This summer LCOB junior high and high school youth will experience Secret Destination at LCOB. Secret Destination begins on Thursday, June 22, and will occur most Thursdays until August 24. … Continue reading →

  19. June 8, 2017

    Summer Workshops

    The Parish Resource Center is excited to announce a new bunch of workshops coming up this summer! These are FREE workshops to LCOB members. So, please take advantage of them. … Continue reading →

  20. June 8, 2017

    Be An Angel in 2017!

    The Lancaster Church of the Brethren 2017 Be An Angel campaign began on June 4! The late Al and Lois Hansell initiated this program in 2009 and worked diligently to spearhead … Continue reading →

  21. June 5, 2017

    Building is Open!

    The church office is back open for business. Yaaaaa! We have resumed normal use of the church building this morning. The Lawn Party will be held as planned on Wednesday, … Continue reading →

  22. June 3, 2017

    Building Will Reopen Next Week!

    Sunday Worship for Lancaster Church of the Brethren on June 4 will be held nearby at Lancaster Bible College in Good Shepherd Chapel. We will resume normal use of the church … Continue reading →

  23. June 1, 2017

    Prayers, Hope & Best Wishes—not able to undo 1958 construction practices!

    Despite all the prayers, hopes & best wishes for the church following the ceiling fire incident in the Chapel last Sunday, the consequences of 1958 construction practices could not be … Continue reading →

  24. June 1, 2017

    June 4 Worship—Location Change

    As we wait for air quality tests to come back from the lab regarding the fire that happened in the chapel last Sunday, NO Unauthorized person(s) should be going into … Continue reading →

  25. May 31, 2017

    Chapel Condition Update

    Chapel Condition Update Today (Tuesday 5/30) the Property Ministry Team (PMT) with recovery specialists from PaulDavis Inc, continued with the air cleaning process and sealed off the hallways and doorways … Continue reading →

  26. May 29, 2017

    Electrical Fire in the Chapel—Update

    Sunday’s electrical fire in the insulation above the Chapel ceiling cause minimal damage from the fire itself. While we were very fortunate that the prompt arrival of the fire services allowed … Continue reading →

  27. May 9, 2017

    Wanted: Prayer Partners!

    We need at least 11 persons to be prayer partners for the youth attending workcamp. Requirements would be:  meeting with the person at an after-church get-acquainted lunch prior to workcamp … Continue reading →

  28. May 3, 2017

    Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Six members of the congregation received prayer shawls in the past month. These shawls were ones that were blessed at the March dedications. Prayer time for completed shawls/blankets will be … Continue reading →

  29. April 18, 2017

    Senior High COB Workcamp

    JULY 1-8, FAMILY ABUSE CENTER, WACO, TEXAS Nine senior high youth and a sponsor will be journeying with Pastor Michael to his undergraduate stomping grounds in Waco (“wayco” not “wacko”), … Continue reading →

  30. April 10, 2017

    What is Prayer Shawl Ministry?

    Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting are combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in … Continue reading →

  31. April 9, 2017

    Feeding the Hungry in Lancaster

    Deb Chillas and Dave Heck would love to have your help as they prepare and serve a meal at the First Reformed United Church of Christ, 40 East Orange Street, … Continue reading →

  32. April 8, 2017

    Beyond the City Limits

    There is a need today for people to be more aware of different ways to connect to the world. Let’s move out of the mindset of the attractional model for … Continue reading →

  33. March 17, 2017

    Young Adult Conference

    Young Adult Conference (YAC) is a time to make new friends and spend time with old friends, too! Enjoy worship, music and singing, Bible study, small groups, workshops, and recreation … Continue reading →

  34. March 15, 2017

    What Scriptures Shape You?

    We all have scriptures that are meaningful to us – favorite Biblical stories, Psalms that hold special meaning, letters that help define our beliefs. Our pastors want to hear about … Continue reading →

  35. March 14, 2017

    The Church Now, As Well As the Church of The Future

    Goals of the youth ministry at LCOB:  High School graduates will be spiritual self-feeders. In other words, they will be equipped to obtain spiritual nourishment from God through the … Continue reading →

  36. March 13, 2017

    Feeding the Hungry in Lancaster

    Our church will be providing a meal for the hungry of Lancaster on May 23 and July 24 at First Reformed Church UCC at 40 E. Orange St., Lancaster. Help … Continue reading →

  37. February 17, 2017

    ANE Women’s Spring Fellowship

    The Atlantic Northeast’s (ANE) Women’s Spring Fellowship event is Saturday, March 4, from 9:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. at the Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, 219 Hummel Street Harrisburg. The speaker … Continue reading →

  38. February 13, 2017

    Church Calendar Info

    Check out the church calendar on the website. Using this calendar when planning new events will help avoid conflicts on the schedule.  Go to the Lancaster Church of the … Continue reading →

  39. February 12, 2017

    Outreach Ministry Team News

    The Outreach Ministry Team has been monitoring the food and clothing donations at our church. Between July and December, 2016 we have given 1,320 pounds of food and 242 pounds … Continue reading →

  40. February 11, 2017

    “Messenger” Renewals Due February

    Subscriptions to the church magazine, Messenger, will expire in April. If you took out a two year subscription last year, your subscription will not expire until April, 2018. If you … Continue reading →

  41. February 10, 2017

    LCOB Library News

    The library will be giving away books in February. Many of the books are duplicates of ones that we already have. Some of them were donated but we were unable … Continue reading →

  42. February 9, 2017

    News Update: Senior High Workcamp This Summer

    Currently our plan is to work with Church of the Brethren Pastor Richard Marquil and his congregation in the city of San Juan de la Maguana, capital and largest city … Continue reading →

  43. February 7, 2017

    Free Event For Parents & Grandparents Of Children & Youth

    The Parish Resource Center is hosting An Evening with Kendra Creasey Dean, Thursday February 23, 2017, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Highland Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Dean is Professor of Youth, … Continue reading →

  44. January 9, 2017

    Youth Auction Planned

    On Saturday, February 18, we will be trying a new type of fundraiser to help defray the cost of summer activities and work camps. The February 18 event, which will … Continue reading →

  45. January 8, 2017

    Craig Smith Retirement Celebration

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, You are invited to a drop-in celebration for Craig and Vicki Smith as we (the Atlantic Northeast District) thank them for their years of … Continue reading →

  46. January 7, 2017

    We Need Your HELP!

    Would you consider serving the coffee and donuts on a Sunday morning between 8:30 and 10:15? It is a great way to meet people, reconnect with friends, and provide a … Continue reading →

  47. December 17, 2016

    Brethren Village News

    Please check your calendar for Monday, January 2. Here is a volunteer opportunity for 2017 to help take down the Christmas trees and decorations on the Brethren Village Campus. Meet … Continue reading →

  48. December 16, 2016

    Miracle Sunday

    December 18, 2016 will be a day of generosity and exceptional giving in our church. If you have a special gift or would like to complete your goal of tithing, … Continue reading →

  49. December 15, 2016

    CROP Walk Helps Feed the Hungry

    The Lancaster Church of the Brethren has been a great supporter of the CROP Walk which is part of the program of Church World Service to feed hungry people here … Continue reading →

  50. December 11, 2016

    Volunteer Opportunities @ Church World Service

    An opportunity to volunteer at Church World Service is on Thursday, December 15. Join us as we go to New Windsor to process hygiene kits. We will leave the church … Continue reading →

  51. December 11, 2016

    Help Fill The Christmas Stocking!

    Women’s Fellowship is filling 84 Christmas stockings for people residing at Excentia Group Homes. If you would like to make a contribution of $5.00 or more to this project, please … Continue reading →

  52. November 15, 2016

    Brethren Village News

    Plan to attend the Brethren Village annual CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE and CRAFT BAZAAR on Friday, December 2nd from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Wolfe Auditorium. Cookies are needed for … Continue reading →

  53. November 14, 2016

    We Want To Hear From You!

    You will be receiving a Giving Card this month. Please prayerfully consider your tithe for the 2017 Plan of Ministry and fill in the card with the gift you plan … Continue reading →

  54. November 11, 2016

    Christmas Stockings

    Women’s Fellowship is once again filling Christmas stockings for people residing at Excentia Group Homes. This year we need to stuff 84 stockings. If you would like to make a … Continue reading →

  55. November 9, 2016

    Fair Trade Bazaar

    Come to the Gathering Area to get your advent calendar to count the days until Christmas. Behind each little window there is a tasty chocolate produced by Fair Trade. Suggested … Continue reading →

  56. October 20, 2016

    Get it on the Church Calendar!

    Make sure it’s on the church calendar! What? You say! Is your fellowship group having an event here at the church or off site? Get it on the calendar! Is … Continue reading →

  57. October 11, 2016

    What are we doing in Louisiana?

    The people of Louisiana have been devastated by flooding: thousands lost everything they had. With our support the Church of the Brethren has provided: 1. Care for children and families … Continue reading →

  58. October 9, 2016

    CROP Walk on October 16

    Did you know: If women farmers had the same access to re-sources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million. 1 … Continue reading →

  59. October 8, 2016

    Special Alert from Cross Cultural Connections (CCC)

    The Crisis in Nigerian, August Brethren Highlights, announced the Nigerian Workcamps to Begin. Soon this information was shared in the LCOB worships. By the beginning of September, several people expressed … Continue reading →

  60. October 7, 2016

    Attention 65+ Crowd

    Something New…If you or your spouse is or will be over 65 next year, would you be interested in attending a banquet? The Hospitality Ministry Team would like to get … Continue reading →