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Our special guest for the Second Sunday Forum, on March 11 will be Peggy Reiff Miller. She will share stories of the Seagoing Cowboys who shepherded livestock across the ocean in the early days of Heifer International. Join us in the fellowship hall at 11:00 am. Bring your copy of her children’s book, THE SEAGOING COWBOYS, to be signed.

York Center Participation in Brethren Disaster Ministries


For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

The York Center of the Church of the Brethren participated in a Brethren Disaster Ministries activity in the Eureka, MO, area the week of January 21-26. In addition to those from York Center, the volunteer team included persons from northern Indiana, southern Indiana and Pennsylvania for a total total of 14, plus six leadership persons provided by BDM.  The response of the team was uniformly positive given that all volunteers worked well together, the food was more than  adequate, the accommodations in Eureka were excellent, and being able to help families suffering loss felt like a privilege.

The next scheduled IL/WI BDM assignment is November 25 – December 1, 2018. The location is not certain, but expected to be North Carolina. Persons with a potential interest in being part of that team, or wanting more information should contact the BDM District Disaster Coordinator, Loren Habegger, at .