1. March 12, 2018

    Hospitality Team—looking for extra hands!

    Mark 10:45 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. Energetic individuals … Continue reading →

  2. March 12, 2018

    Sub Sale Fundraiser

    Lancaster Brethren Preschool will be selling S. Clyde Weaver sub coupons for $5 on March 18 and March 25 in the Gathering Place. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards … Continue reading →

  3. February 21, 2018

    Needed: Additional Outreach Team Members!

    The Outreach Ministry Team is seeking interested members of our congregation to help Lancaster Church of the Brethren continue the goal of Extravagant Generosity and help us do our part … Continue reading →

  4. February 20, 2018

    Messenger Renewals Due February 25

    Subscriptions to the Church of the Brethren magazine, Messenger, will expire in April. If you took out a two-year subscription last year, your subscription will not expire until April, 2019. … Continue reading →

  5. February 19, 2018

    WNL Update

    Suzanne Schaudel recently shared an update of Wednesday Night Live, the mid-week program that gives members and friends of our church family the opportunity to come together to eat, fellowship … Continue reading →

  6. January 15, 2018

    Inclement Weather Policy

    With winter comes the possibility of a major snowfall or extreme icy conditions on a Sunday morning. Please follow the inclement weather policy as listed: >In the event of an … Continue reading →

  7. January 13, 2018

    Ongoing Food Bank Needs!

    The Lancaster County Council of Churches has an ongoing need for the following items for the food bank: > Peanut Butter 12 oz jars > Canned or instant potatoes > … Continue reading →

  8. December 8, 2017

    Endings and Beginnings

    I struggle with endings. I suspect I’m not alone in that. I have been known to delay finishing a book just so it wouldn’t end. I don’t especially like saying … Continue reading →

  9. December 7, 2017

    Advent Series: Your Part in the Magnificent Story!

    The sacred season of Advent begins December 3 and runs through Christmas Eve. It is a time of waiting, hope, preparation, expectation, peace, and joy! The worship series for this … Continue reading →

  10. November 10, 2017

    Christmas Stockings

    Women’s Fellowship will be filling Christmas Stockings for people residing at Excentia Group Homes. This year we need to fill 79 stockings. If you would like to make a contribution … Continue reading →

  11. November 9, 2017

    Prayer Shawl Ministry Update

    Since March, 39 Prayer Shawls have been gifted thanks to all those who have committed their time and talent to this ministry! Monthly meetings are held in the Gathering Area … Continue reading →

  12. November 8, 2017

    Worship Series for November: It’s the End of the World as We know It!

    Some of you will recognize the reference to the band, REM in this series title and know that the rest of the line is a positive one! We (Traditional and … Continue reading →

  13. October 23, 2017

    The Work of Christmas

    What? Why are we already talking about Christmas in October? A bit early, don’t you think? Well, not really! Musicians live their lives with a future view, because of the … Continue reading →

  14. October 18, 2017

    Soup And Salad Is Back!

    This year, the LCOB youth are raising funds for high schoolers to attend National Youth Conference in Colorado in July and for the junior high school students to have a … Continue reading →

  15. October 16, 2017

    Giving More or Less to BV

    For years the majority of Brethren church members in Lancaster County gave a $5.00 donation to support Brethren Village’s Annual Membership Drive. Though more people gave less, it was financially … Continue reading →

  16. October 14, 2017

    Annual Contributor’s Dinner

    Come out to Camp Swatara for the Annual Contributor’s Dinner on Friday, November 3, starting at 6:00 p.m.! Enjoy a delicious dinner, entertainment, volunteer recognition, and an update on camp’s … Continue reading →

  17. October 13, 2017

    CROP Walk

    The 45th Annual CROP Walk on Sunday, October 15. This year, the CROP Walk will begin and end a 5K route at the Lancaster Church of the Brethren. CROP is … Continue reading →

  18. October 13, 2017

    New Address for Brethren Village Residents!

    BV residents will no longer have a P.O. Box address but a physical (Lititz) address. This, I am sure, will make the mail sorting much easier. So, for all you … Continue reading →

  19. October 12, 2017

    Mission Moment

    LCOB has been working diligently in obedience to Christ’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:19–20). During the last several months LCOB has organized three trips to Nigeria. Some of the leaders of … Continue reading →

  20. October 7, 2017

    6-Week Sunday School Opportunity on Worship

    If you ever lead worship in any way (through song, prayer, drama, etc.) or have ever wondered if you could lead worship, don’t miss this opportunity to grow in your … Continue reading →

  21. 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 →

  22. 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 →

  23. 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 →

  24. 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 →

  25. 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 →

  26. 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 →

  27. 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 →

  28. 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 →

  29. 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 →

  30. 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 →

  31. 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 →

  32. 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 →

  33. 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 →

  34. 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 →

  35. 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 →

  36. 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 →

  37. 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 →

  38. 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 →

  39. 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 →

  40. 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 →

  41. 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 →

  42. 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 →

  43. 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 →

  44. 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 →

  45. 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 →

  46. 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 →

  47. 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 →

  48. 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 →

  49. 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 →

  50. 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 →

  51. 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 →

  52. 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 →

  53. 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 →

  54. 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 →

  55. 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 →

  56. 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 →

  57. 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 →

  58. 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 →

  59. 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 →

  60. 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 →