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WELCOME

Tom Fritz

Bob Bingaman

On behalf of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, we welcome you to be part of this year’s auction, which will be the 41st auction event. Whether you are a donor, a volunteer, or come to enjoy the food and fellowship, your support is greatly appreciated. The auction team is grateful for your continued support. Because you provide substantial resources for the auction, we are able to partner with local congregations and disaster response agencies to support disaster relief both locally and nationally. This support can be either direct monetary distributions to organizations such as Brethren Disaster Ministries or for volunteer workers to travel to disaster relief sites to rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by natural disasters. All the events and activities you have come to expect at the auction will again be awaiting your review and enjoyment. Special items that will be available are highlighted in this booklet. We invite you to come and join the entire auction team for a time of renewing friendships, reflecting on times past, and working and sharing together as we prepare to meet the financial needs of responding to the disasters that have already happened and those we know lie ahead. The auction requires the volunteer efforts of many individuals. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in this important work, please contact either of the co-chairs or any member of the Board of Directors listed on the next page. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. Tom Fritz, Bob Bingaman, Co-Chairpersons BRD9920


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2017 BRETHREN DISASTER RELIEF AUCTION TEAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bob Bingaman, Co-Chairperson .............................. 717-723-6863 Tom Fritz, Co-Chairperson ............................. 717-823-2745

Bonnie Brinkman, Secretary ............ 717-898-3385 Evie Dehmey, Treasurer .................... 717-426-2478 164 Vinegar Ferry Rd., Marietta, PA 17547 Jayne Baldwin .................................. 717-741-2307 Mike Baldwin .................................... 717-741-2307 Sally Bingaman ................................. 717-581-5651 Jim Boyer .......................................... 717-259-9846 Kurtis Brubaker ................................ 717-445-4812 Dory Crater........................................ 717-944-1271

Earl Dehmey ...................................... 717-426-2478 Dale Fahnestock ............................... 717-757-4312 Earl Fahnestock ................................ 717-664-2740 Elsie Fahnestock ............................... 717-757-4312 Carol Farmer ..................................... 717-367-4408 Dave Farmer...................................... 717-367-4408 Larry Hollingshead ........................... 717-817-4033 Lucille Hollingshead ......................... 717-993-3624 Lowell Landis .................................... 717-413-3981 Duane Ness ....................................... 800-842-9207 Angela Nolt ....................................... 717-826-7891 Kevin Nolt .......................................... 717-951-4575 Mark Zimmerman ............................. 717-626-0605

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS ARRANGEMENTS:

Chris Keller 717-279-7389 ARTS & CRAFTS: Julie Miller 717-665-6396 DISASTER RELIEF: Bob Bingaman 717-723-6863 AUCTIONEERS: Larry Hollingshead 717-817-4033 BAKED GOODS: Ruth Ann Barr 717-928-4126 CHILDREN'S AUCTION, Marsha Heisey ACTIVITIES, AND 717-361-0999 CHILDREN’S STORE: Cathy Whitman 717-671-0305 Dale Fahnestock COIN AUCTION: 717-757-4312 ENDOWMENT FUND: Evie Dehmey 717-426-2478 FARMER'S MARKET: Dave Krape 717-757-2842 5K RUN: John Minnich 717-682-4840 FOOD: Dave Lennon 717-945-9449 GIFT OF THE HEART KITS: Larry & Lucille Hollingshead 717-817-4033

HEIFER AUCTION: HOSPITALITY: INFORMATION: INTERCHURCH COMMUNICATIONS: KICK-OFF BANQUET: MAIN HALL AUCTION: POLE BARN AUCTION: PUBLICATION:

QUILTS: REGISTRATION: SHARE-A-MEAL: THEME BASKETS:

Robert Lentz 717-821-5616 Bonnie Shay 717-272-8969 Mike & Jayne Baldwin 717-741-2307 Mike Baldwin 717-741-2307 Sally Bingaman 717-581-5651 Kevin & Angela Nolt 717-951-4575 Dean Fahnestock 717-766-4860 Mark & Marilyn Zimmerman 717-626-0605 Becky Eisenbise 717-367-4610 Bob Bingaman 717-723-6863 Nancy Fahnestock 717-665-4798 Dory Crater 717-944-1271 BRD2939


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2017 BRETHREN DISASTER

Forty Years a

AUCTION BOARD MEMBERS

On September 17, 1977, a little noticed event occurred at Lebanon County Fairgrounds. A group of Brethren gathered for the first disaster relief auction. They raised $9,946.32. Today, that auction has become the largest all volunteer disaster relief auction in the world.

This year is the 41st year of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, and we honor those who have gone before us. We owe a debt of gratitude to those founders with the vision to initiate an auction for disaster relief to help thousands of people in need. And—we wonder if most of them had any idea what it would turn into. We could list the founders, but those who have passed and attracting between five and ten thousand people and those who remain do not want credit for Gods’ work. involving the efforts of scores of volunteers on auction The Auction did not begin in a vacuum. There were weekend, as well as throughout the year. There are precursors. One was sponsored by the Eastern District more than twenty committees overseeing the organization and operation of the event. The Men’s Work in 1948 at Root’s Country Market and Auction is a testimony to the generAuction. There Paul Sanger, the auctioneer, even osity and charity of God’s chilWe owe a sold his own coat for $50. In the 1960s, the dren. It is not unusual to see a Eastern District Church of the Brethren Youth debt of gratitude pie sell multiple times for more held an auction for several years, averaging than $1,500, or a heifer sell $5,000 per year. to those founders five times, each time the Since then, we have grown from a simple with the vision buyer donating it back to be country auction that raised less than sold again. And everyone is a to initiate an auction $10,000 to an average annual gross income volunteer—no one gets paid. of about half a million dollars. We have at for disaster relief What have we accomany one time as many as four auctions plished since the beginning? to help thousands of occurring simultaneously, including the We don’t have accurate data General Auction in the North Hall, the Quilt people in need. from those early years, but what Auction, the Heifer Auction, two Pole Barn we can document is that we have Auctions, the Children’s Auction, the Theme supported relief efforts in at least 23 Basket Auction, the Coin Auction, and a Silent states and 17 countries. We have assemAuction. The bled more than 219,000 Health and School Kits in the Children’s Auction last eight years. The year of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, alone has grown we assembled 30,000 Health Kits in three hours. We from a simple aucsupply 80% of all school kits to Church World Services. tion into one that Since 1997, we have sent more than 1,800 volunteers also organizes chilon mission trips, provided more than 4,200 disaster dren’s activities, responses and worked more than 17,000 work days for currently including disaster relief. We have sold everything from handface painting, made crafts and knick-knacks to entire houses, vehiclown/balloon artcles, and even trees. When the hurricane hit New ists, puppet shows, Orleans, we were there. When the earthquake hit Haiti, barrel train rides we were there. When the tornado hit Palmyra, and a Children’s Pennsylvania, we were there. When the floods hit Store. Lancaster County, we were there. And--we have raised Now the Auction is a two-day affair,

more than $15,000,000 for disaster relief, enabling the Auction to give a gift of $500,000 in 2015 for relief


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RELIEF AUCTION DEDICATION

and Counting from the devastation caused by Boko Haram in Nigeria. To date the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, EYN, has lost over 8,000 members with over 278 local churches burnt or destroyed. About 1,674 EYN worship centers have been destroyed while 178 of the 276 girls abducted from the Government School of Chibok were members of EYN. We rejoice that 89 of these girls have recently been released. We have been covered by local affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox News and have been recognized on national TV by Willard Scott. One year, an ABC 27 TV news crew showed up to do a brief segment for the 12:00 pm news. They were so taken with the Auction that they stayed for five hours, covering the events of the day. We’ve even had a book written about us, The Story of an Auction: for the Glory of God (Vivian S. Ziegler, 2009). It’s a Brethren-sponsored auction, but it attracts much more than Brethren. We have many denominations attending. Its appeal is universal. And it should be universal, unconcerned with what you call yourself, so long as your desire is to help your brother under the banner of Christ. It is, and should be, non-sectarian. We hope people come with the desire to help with disaster relief, but if they just come to bid and get a good deal, that’s OK too. All of the proceeds go for disaster relief. There are more attractions than just the Auction— but that alone would be enough. A perennial draw is the food, which includes several concession stands with bar-b-que, hamburgers, hot dogs, steak sandwiches, soda, fresh French fries and freshly squeezed lemonade. The Amish have joined our efforts for disaster relief by adding Amish-made soft pretzels and

doughnuts made fresh on site. Friday usually hosts a chicken bar-b-que dinner, and breakfast is available on Saturday mornings. There is also a Farmers’ Market and a Baked Goods Stand. Where do we go from here? We have established that Christian giving from the heart is more efficient than depending on government funds. We have established that people want to help other people in need. We have established that the Auction works, and works well. We are standing on the threshold of possibilities. The Auction is a living thing, changing to meet the needs of disaster relief and innovative ways to raise money for that relief. This resulted in the 5K Walk/Run, which brought in almost $7,500 last year. We will continue to meet the needs of disaster victims into the future with a generosity that comes not from our bank accounts, but from our hearts—for the Glory of God.


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 “GIFT OF THE HEART” SET-UP - Arena Building (School Kits) .............................................................. 8:00 AM BAKED GOODS - West Hall .................................................................................................................... 9:00 AM FARMERS’ MARKET - West Hall............................................................................................................ 9:00 AM SHARE-A-MEAL TICKETS - West Hall ................................................................................................... 9:00 AM HEIFER AUCTION - Stables.................................................................................................................. 11:00 AM ARTS & CRAFTS - Arena ..................................................................................................................... 11:00 AM BLOOD DRIVE - East Hall (Central Penn Blood Bank) ............................................................. 1:00 to 9:00 PM “GIFT OF THE HEART” KIT BUILDING - Arena Building (School Kits) ......................................................1:00 PM CHICKEN BAR-B-QUE DINNER - Pavilion .............................................................................................. 3:00 PM MAIN AUCTION - Main Hall ................................................................................................................... 5:00 PM SILENT AUCTION - Main Hall ................................................................................................Closes at 6:00 PM THEME BASKET AUCTION - Southeast Hall .......................................................................................... 6:30 PM

HEIFER AUCTION

Baked Goods

Arts & Crafts

11:00 AM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 BLOOD DRIVE - East Hall (Central Penn Blood Bank) ...........................................................7:00 AM to 3:00 PM BREAKFAST - Pavilion.............................................................................................................................. 7:00 AM 5K RACE - Rail Trail (Check-In 7:00 AM)................................................................................................. 8:00 AM BAKED GOODS - West Hall ....................................................................................................................... 8:00 AM FARMERS’ MARKET - West Hall............................................................................................................... 8:00 AM SHARE-A-MEAL TICKETS - West Hall ...................................................................................................... 8:00 AM OPENING DEVOTIONS AND CONGREGATIONAL SINGING - Main Hall ...................................................... 8:30 AM MAIN AUCTION - Main Hall ...................................................................................................................... 8:50 AM ARTS & CRAFTS - Arena .......................................................................................................................... 9:00 AM FOOD STANDS .......................................................................................................................................... 9:00 AM CAR SHOW ..............................................................................................................................9:00 AM to 2:00 PM POLE BARN AUCTION ............................................................................................................................... 9:30 AM COIN AUCTION - Center Hall .................................................................................................................. 10:00 AM QUILT AUCTION - Main Hall ................................................................................................................... 10:00 AM FREE CHILDCARE - West Hall.............................................................................................. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CHILDREN’S AUCTION - Southeast Hall................................................................................................. 11:00 AM SILENT AUCTION - Main Hall .................................................................................................Closes at 11:00 AM

QUILT ION AUCT AM 10:00

NEXT YEAR’S AUCTION SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2018 A joint effort with the Southern PA and Atlantic Northeast Districts of the Church of the Brethren

For additional information contact: Bob Bingaman 717-723-6863 or Tom Fritz 717-823-2745 BRD9778


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2017 DISASTER RELIEF HEIFER COMMITTEE Chairman: Robert R. Lentz 11 Brookside Circle Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 628-1913 or (717) 821-5616 (Cell) Co-Chair: Terry Shuey 2003 Mt. Zion Road Lebanon, PA 17046 (717) 933-8995 Secretary/Treasurer: Sandra Lentz 11 Brookside Circle Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 628-1913

Elvin Molison 2244 Smith Station Road Hanover, PA 17331-8585 (717) 637-8131 Mike Balsbaugh Box 471 Schaefferstown, PA 17088 (717) 949-6534 Luke Hershberger 32 Fox Hill Road Shippensburg, PA 17257 (717) 423-6148 Scott & Kelly Reazer 835 Melody Lane Lebanon, PA 17046 (717) 450-3112

Mike & Alicia Haag 468 Shartlesville Road Mohrsville, PA 19541 Mark Brandt 45 Fish Hatchery Road Shippensburg, PA 17257 (717) 532-3082 Rhoda & Ken Reist 104 Fox Road Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 272-5527 Dave & Michelle Lentz 589 Dix Hill Road New Bloomfield, PA 17068 (717) 329-9202

Earl Dehmey 164 Vinegar Ferry Road Marietta, PA 17547 (717) 426-2478

Adam Light 568 Shirksville Road Jonestown, PA 17038 (717) 304-6194

Brian Patches 136 Horst Drive Lebanon, PA 17046 (717) 673-0796

Doug & Kate Patches 43 East Horst Road Lebanon, PA 17046 (717) 673-0746

Tim Showers 181 Market Drive Fredericksburg, PA 17026 (717) 865-6713

Glen Kuhns 1316 2nd Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 263-0968

Wally & Rose Walmer 310 West Park Avenue Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 866-6928

Randy Kleinfelter 4545 Hill Church Road Annville, PA 17003 (717) 867-1080

Lowell L. Landis 1099 Fruitville Pike Lititz, PA 17543 (717) 413-3981

Tim & Kendra Nagle 1768 Blacks Bridge Road Annville, PA 17003 (717) 222-6140 Leah Roop 1413 Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 274-6056 Glenn Shenk 502 West Newport Road Lititz, PA 17543 (717) 626-7449 Jake & Hannah Walmer 355 W. Carpenter Street Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 418-0886 Mike Kunkle 296 Fredericksburg Road Jonestown, PA 17038 (717) 865-2846 Brandon Keller 940 Church Road Womelsdorf, PA 19567 (717) 507-9167

The Disaster Relief Heifer Committee is asking for your support. Maybe you would be able to donate a dairy heifer or calf to be sold at the Heifer Auction on Friday, September 22. All proceeds go to help others who have suffered a disaster of some kind. If you are not able to donate an animal but would like to help, we would also accept monetary donations. Checks may be made payable to Disaster Relief Heifer Fund and mailed to Bob Lentz. You may contact one of the following Committee members if you have any questions or need more information. Bob Lentz 11 Brookside Circle Myerstown, PA 17067 717-821-5616

Terry Shuey 2003 Mt. Zion Road Lebanon, PA 17046 717-933-8995

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DISASTER RELIEF BOOKLET COMMITTEE

Throughout the years our committee has dedicated this booklet to Honor and Glorify God. We remain steadfast in our goal of showing God’s love to those in need. Please support the advertisers who helped make this booklet possible by patronizing them.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Bob and Sally Bingaman Jay and Joyce Brandt James Brubaker Tom Fritz Nancy Fahnestock Dave Farmer J. Robert Hollinger David Lechlitner Landis Myer Nancy Shonk Mark & Marilyn Zimmerman, Chairpersons If you wish to obtain an ad space for the 2018 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction Booklet, send your ad and check payable to Disaster Relief Auction by June 1 to Mark & Marilyn Zimmerman, 716 W. Lexington Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 e-mail: mkzimm@dejazzd.com or call 626-0605 AD SIZE 1/8 page 1/4 page 1/2 page Full page

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Since the first Brethren Disaster Relief Auction was held in 1977, approximately

122 churches

in the Atlantic Northeast and Southern Pennsylvania Districts of the Church of the Brethren have supported efforts to raise more than

$15 million

to help the victims of natural disasters.

AUCTION DAY PHONE NUMBER

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5 K Run—A Challenge to the Churches

JOLENE ZEIGLER This year will mark the 41st Anniversary for the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction of the Southern Pennsylvania and Atlantic Northeast Districts of the Church of the Brethren. Two years ago in the 39th year, a new event was added—a 5K Run. Along with raising funds for disaster relief, it also helped to bring more of the younger generation to the Auction. It did just that. Young people who had never been there before, along with parents who had never attended, participated in the run. Our church, the First Church of the Brethren in York, Pennsylvania, promoted it vigorously. In early August, we put a large poster in the lobby and set up a table on Sunday mornings to hand out information about the new event. We talked to the youth, parents, older folks and anyone who would listen. We told them if they couldn’t run, they could walk or jog. We told them if they couldn’t do that, they could donate money for the runners. Our church decided to sponsor the runners and pay their $20 registration fee. The donated money was used for that. The Sunday school class I was in always did something for the Auction, and I suggested we could make the 5K Run our project for that year. In the past, we had done theme baskets and donated money to help defray the expense for the food that was needed for the Auction. So, this time, we passed the basket around in class for a few Sundays. Between that and the church members donating, the money came in. Then a very kind, generous, anonymous member said he would match our funds up to $1,000. I really never thought we would get up to that, but was happy that whatever we got in would be matched. That alone was great! This was announced and members could put their money or checks in envelopes that we provided at the table in the lobby, and if they put their envelope number on it, they would get credit for their charitable donation. Well, the next few weeks the runners were registered and the money came in. When it was totaled, we not only made our goal—we exceeded it by $200! York First presented a check to the Auction for $2,200 on the day of the first annual Run.

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We had 12 runners that first year, including a family of five and others, their first time at the Auction. So, the new event was a success in that it brought new people in and raised money for disaster relief. They also were very happy to win a few medals to take home. Last year, the Fortieth Anniversary, a Family Fun Run was added with a lot of little tots participating. And, we did it all over again, but I never thought we could top our first year. “Oh, ye of little faith!” God had His own plans! The same generous donor upped his match-it goal to $1,500. The church and Sunday school class responded, and yes, we met our goal. This year, the check was for $3,000! And we had 18 runners—and more medals. God really showed us that He can do mighty things for us, over and above our expectations. We need to try to believe. Our church also supports the Auction in other ways. We donate quilts, send baked goods, theme baskets, items for the Auction and participate in Share-a Meal. We get folks for the Arts and Crafts stands, collect toys for the Children’s Auction and Children’s Store. We also help at the produce stands, the baked goods stands, information stand and wherever else we are needed. There is something everyone in the church can do. Just as the 5K Run was a challenge for us those two years, we are challenging all the churches in the Southern Pennsylvania District and the Atlantic Northeast District to do all they can and surpass York FCOB. Can you imagine what can happen if all gave their all? Let’s see what good can come of this year’s 5K Run for Disaster Relief and the Glory of God. Jolene Zeigler is the contact person for York First Church of the Brethren.

Phone: 717-866-7015

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FAMILY

PLRUUN S

THIRD ANNUAL 5K RACE September 2, 201 Saturday at 8:00am

 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction Cash Prizes Awarded All Age Runners/Walkers Welcome

Register By Aug. 31 For T-Shirt Rail-Trail Course

Register today AT WWW.ACTIVE.COM Search “Run for Relief� - Lebanon, PA

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DETAILS

5K Pre-register by August 31: $20 per runner (includes T-shirt) 5K Register after August 31: $25 per runner (T-shirt not guaranteed) Family Fun Run Pre-register by August 31: $5 per runner Family Fun Run Register after August 31: $8 per runner AWARDS: $100 Cash Prize for Overall Top 5K Male/Female Age Categories for 5K Male/Female: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Age Categories for Fun Run: 1-3 (50yds), 4-5 (100yds), 6-7 (200yds), 8-10 (1/2mi) 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category receive prize. 5K Race & Family Fun Run registration and pickup begins Friday, September 2 at 5pm-8pm and Saturday, September 2, at 7am-7:45am and 8am-8:45am respectively. 5k Race begins at 8am. Family Fun Run begins at 9am. Rail-trail course, rain or shine. Refreshments and water will be provided. Race held at Lebanon Valley Expo Center & Fairgrounds 80 Rocherty Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

SIGN & SEND

Cut off the registration form below and send with payment (includes T-shirt) to: 428 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543 Make checks payable to: BDRA (Memo Line: Run for Relief 5k) Questions to: John Minnich (717)-682-4840, BDRArunforrelief@gmail.com

RUN FOR RELIEF REGISTRATION Registration Also Avaliable Online at www.active.com NAME

PHONE

ADDRESS CITY EMAIL

STATE AGE

ZIP GENDER

T-SHIRT SIZE

(AS OF 9/24/1) *Waiver: I know that running a race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume any or all other risks associated with running or attending the race including not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather and condition of the course, all risks being known and appreciated by me. Knowing these facts, and in consideration of accepting your entry fee, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and waive, release and discharge Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, volunteers and any and all sponsors including their agents, employees, or anyone acting on the behalf of anyone else associated in any way with the race, from all claims or liability for death, personal injury, or property damage of any kind of nature, whatsoever arising out of, or in the course of, my participation in this event. This waiver extends to all claims of every kind whatsoever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown. I also acknowledge and release the use of my image that may be taken in this race for publicity and promotion.

I AGREE TO THE ABOVE WAIVER:

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New Brethren in Africa

helped fund a first ever meeting of the Batwa of Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and DR Congo. The meeting was attended by both Etienne and Ron, along with representatives of Batwa in their congregations. The meeting birthed this new Brethren congregation in Rwanda. Another fairly new congregation in Goma, DR Congo, is built on one of the lava flows from an eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, Congo’s active volcano. (A 2002 eruption destroyed a section of Goma resulting in hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing across the border to Rwanda.) Marla and I visited this church one Thursday afternoon. The Brethren were waiting. We were the firstever American Brethren visitors to this three-year-old congregation and were met a distance down the street with jubilant shouts and singing. The group escorted us forward into a makeshift tin structure containing plastic chairs and a worship center. There, choirs sang and people prayed, as we visitors shared greetings and words of encouragement while people spilled out the back of the structure into the street. In addition to teaching in the seminars, Chris, Marla and I visited several congregations, bringing greetings from the USA, and had the privilege of preaching in several worship services. We distributed Bibles, purchased in Congo and Rwanda with donated funds from the USA, soccer balls for the youth ministries in each congregation and some small gifts for the people serving the team while there. Also, a keyboard was donated (like Brethren everywhere, singing is central to worship in Africa) and funds were shared for the purchase of cows for pastors and for land acquisition. Marla (marbieabe@gmail.com), Chris (cwelliott56@gmail. com) and I (galenhackman@gmail.com) are available to answer questions and to give interpretive programs as our schedules allow. Ongoing support for these ministries is crucial but it is also important that contributions be coordinated so as not to duplicate services and to insure equitable funding. Please remember our African Great Lakes Brethren in prayer. Galen Hackman is Intentional Interim Minister at Florin Church of the Brethren.

MARTIN’S AUTO SALES

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GALEN HACKMAN The Great Lakes area of central Africa contains beautiful lakes, scenic mountains and valleys and wonderful people. Riddled with violence over the years and remembered for the bloodshed of genocide, the area today is marked by smiling faces of people finding the joy that comes from faith in Jesus, as they continue to overcome the lingering effects of violence. On both the Rwandan and the Democratic Republic of Congo sides of beautiful Lake Kivu, God has raised up a cluster of Church of the Brethren congregations (currently seven in Congo, one in Tanzania and four in Rwanda). Pastors Ron Lubungo Abeleci (DR Congo) and Etienne Nsanzimana (Rwanda), along with a team of indigenous leaders in each country, oversee these congregations and a network of other relief, trauma healing and development ministries. Both men planted these congregations without the help of “foreign missionaries” and have willingly affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, largely because of our commitment to Jesus and our heritage as one of the historic peace churches. After some years of “theological courtship” the Ministry and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren USA at its March 2017 meeting, officially approved these two areas of ministry as new mission areas for the Brethren. The joy and commitment in these congregations are contagious, even while the needs are great. Among the congregations is only one church building (in DR Congo) owned by the church. Several congregations rent buildings and others meet outside. The Southern PA and Southeastern districts, along with the Global Missions office, the Global Food Initiative and Brethren Disaster Ministries, have been supporting partners over the last few years and thus the Great Lakes churches have been able to buy some land, fund various ministries and host several teaching and training workshops. During February 15 to March 1, 2017, Marla Abe and Chris Elliott (both from Southern PA District) and I (from ANE) spent two weeks with these Brethren. We went to build relationships, encourage the leaders and provide teaching through three two-day training workshops. These three workshops focused on the authority of the New Testament over the Old, the biblical basis for peace and non-violence, practical applications of non-violent living in the home and in the church and the biblical model of servant leadership. During one seminar our team was joined by Joseph Kalegamire, working for World Relief in the Congo, as he taught principles of agriculture. The three seminars reached approximately 70 Congolese and Rwandan church leaders. One of the newest congregations in Rwanda is comprised predominately of people from the Batwa ethnic group. The Batwa are a pigmy tribe traditionally living with the gorillas in the mountains of the Great Lakes Region. In recent years they have been moved out of the mountains by the government and given land to live a more settled, village life. Consequently, many of them need opportunities to learn new skills and cultures, as they develop a new way of living. Last year, the COB


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Cattle Auction

Pole Barn Auction

EXPO MAP

Pole Barn Display

Gift Of The Heart Kit Assembly

Train Rides Arena Arts and Crafts

Bull Ride

WJTL

Car Show

Children’s Activities

Flower Sale

East Hall

Candy

Nut Stand

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THANK YOU for supporting Share-A-Meal and helping to make this, the 2017 auction, a success. May God richly bless you as you serve.

The Thirty-Third Annual Share-A-Meal Program will be sponsored by the Disaster Relief Auction on September 22 and 23, 2017. We invite you to participate in the following ways:

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COUNTRY TREASURES TABLE Located in Main Hall, along the back wall Pre-priced items for sale Gift Certificates, Comforts, Dish Cloths, Pillows, Baby Afghans, Tea Towels, other handmade items Friday until 9 PM and Saturday until 3:00 PM Contact Orpha Stevens - 717-665-6655 or e-mail: gnoste@dejazzd.com

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TRUCK REPAIR, INC.

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539 Stevens Road Ephrata, PA 17522

717-866-7544

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Customized Full-service Accounting

e-mail: john@hollingerservices.com

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Fine Quality, Superior Kraftsmanship, Distinctive Design With Affordable Pricing

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RANDY YODER Have you ever been involved in a natural or human-created disaster? In 1965 I watched from our home in Northern Indiana a tornado forming in the sky above our house. Later in the day, I walked with other volunteers to a trailer park near our home in search of survivors and for victims who were killed by the devastating storm. I noticed the crumbled homes, teddy bears, pictures, and furniture thrown about by the storm. I saw grief-stricken people as they searched their property for valuables and personal items. I watched as dazed individuals walked around the park, as though lost in search of home. They were - their home! For forty years, the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction has brought together volunteers to become the presence of Christ. Through their hard work raising money using an auction, food booths, and craft sales, they have helped those who are impacted by floods, hurricanes, tornados, fires, as well as other natural disasters. As we continue the work of Jesus together, we are not people focused on differences of opinions, theology or politics. Rather we are providing a “glow” in the darkness of others who have been overwhelmed and who feel helpless by circumstances beyond their control. The Church of the Brethren has always felt the importance of expressing the high value of the church by the way we live. The Auction in itself is a big day with countless numbers of people and lots of activity--a day that demands high energy and paying attention to detail. But there is more. During the year before the Auction, people work behind the scenes to plan, to solicit or to make items for the Auction. And then,

Mark 10:45 states, “…The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Service with great love! As a former District Executive in Middle PA, I heard about (and, on two occasions) visited this remarkable Auction and saw great love being expressed by those who served, not giving their lives as a ransom—only Jesus could do that-- but as those who follow and continue the work of Jesus, sharing their lives in service to others. Recently, I heard a preacher paraphrase a quote of Mother Theresa: “Don’t look for great things, but small things done with great love.” The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction is no insignificant event, but certainly is shared with great love! As Interim District Executive for Atlantic N.E. District, I pray that God will bless this important opportunity of working for the good of others. Randy Yoder is the Interim Executive Director for the Atlantic Northeast District.

Hershey and Wagner

Fitzkee’s Candies, Inc.

Plumbing • Heating • Pumps

WILLIAM HERSHEY • Owner 717-367-7340 • Bus. 120 S. Market Street 717-367-1640 • Res. Elizabethtown, PA 17022

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“QUALITY SINCE 1934”

RETAIL STORE 2352 SO. QUEEN ST. YORK, PA 17402

there is the delicious aroma from the kitchen of those who prepare food or baked goods. This big event happens because of the commitment of a great number of people who want to glorify God and work for our neighbors’ good, both near and far.


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Custom Wood Products • Sales & Service •

New & Used Lathes - Planetary Sanders Planetary Sander: sands bows & bent pieces We also handle lathe tooling, accessories and abrasives Planetary Sander

Centauro Copy Lathe • Available in 6 models

Contact: Harvey Nolt • 250 Peters Road • New Holland, PA 17557 • 717-354-7578 • Fax: 717-354-0242

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Dear Sisters and Brothers, Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! It is with gratitude that I bring greetings to you during your disaster auction - gratitude for the many ways you support ministries locally through your congregations and district, and for the support that was received for emergency disaster work in 2016. Your generosity is overwhelming. This joy of giving also comes with the realization that even though the numerous disaster events from last year are over and are no longer making the headlines, they still continue. Scores of individual lives are still disrupted, homes and communities still damaged or destroyed. As you know, it is during these times when the emergency disaster programs of the Church of the Brethren shine Christ's light of hope, healing, and love. We not only respond to the immediate needs following a catastrophe, but the thrust of our work continues to be the long-term recovery and rebuilding of homes, communities, and lives. We are in it for the long haul. The result of this for the lives of those who were affected by last year's disaster events will help them find their way into community life again. We walk in accompaniment with those whom we serve in the name of Christ. My hope for you today is that as you enjoy the fellowship, wonderful food, and the many items to be purchased at the auction, you take time to remember in prayer those who have lost their homes, loved ones, and possessions as well as the volunteers who serve to restore their lives. Thank you for your support. Your servant in Christ,

David Steele General Secretary

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Specializing In Hot & Cold Buffets

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• Wedding Parties • Corp & Co. Events • Luncheons • Banquets

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• Picnics • Reunions • Anniversaries • Funerals • Box Lunches

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Specializing in: Commercial & Agricultural Building & Remodeling Barn Reconstruction & Remodeling Residential & Commercial Excavation Concrete Wall, Slab & Road Cutting Barn Reconstruction

Pole & Frame Buildings

Custom Bank Barns

Commercial

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Agricultural Projects

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2017 THE AUCTION

RELIEF COMMITTEE 2017

Over $2,375,000 has been disbursed for grants and programs since its founding. The Auction Relief Committee (ARC) is a disaster response effort of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction (BDRA). Since the early 1990s, a portion of the funds from the BDRA is allocated to be used by local Church of the Brethren congregations and related agencies to meet the disaster response needs in the ANE and SoPa Districts (in addition to our overall donations to the Brethren Disaster Ministries Organization). Grant applications may be submitted by a Church of the Brethren congregation or related agency to the BDRA. Guidelines and applications have been established in awarding grants that respond to church and community needs and are available on the BDRA website. Grants are also given to relieve church and community disasters for supporting expenses of volunteers from our Districts serving on denominational disaster relief projects. A grant of $30,000 was processed since last year for the ANE District Disaster Response Committee. The BDRA urges all congregations to become more involved in ministry to those in need in our communities. Thanks to all who participate in this worthy effort by making purchases each year at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction so that funds can be made available for use by our congregations and Church of the Brethren related agencies. Report prepared by Bob Bingaman BRD9788 BRD9 9788 8

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KELLER BROS. FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS

Specializing In High Quality Used Diesel Trucks www.truckvillage.com 2300 W. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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empowerment. We continue to shed impure thoughts, unkind words and all manner of wrong doing which are not becoming to a follower of Jesus. We have new desires and new hopes and a future complete with purpose from the Creator. We learn to shed the old and put on the new. Let us choose to continue in the transforming power of God in whose image we are made as we spread the love and grace of God in our lives, families, churches and communities. “I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:1-2). Glenn R. Martin is serving as Moderator of the 2017 Atlantic Northeast District Conference and is a minister at New Beginnings COB, Lititz, PA.

A place where: Following Jesus’ way is taken seriously, even when difficult Inclusivity is valued. Questions are encouraged. Peace is practiced. Service to others is second nature. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. 777 South Mount Joy St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022 Phone: 717.367.1000 E-mail: info@etowncob.org Website: etowncob.org Facebook: Facebook.com/EtownCOB Twitter: @etowncob and @PastorGregDL

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Glenn R. Martin When I think about the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, I am reminded of the impact this event has had on many people’s lives all for the Honor and Glory of God. The Auction has grown and changed from the humble beginning at Root’s Auction when I would go and pick up donated items to be sold. It was a time of work and fellowship back then and continues today because of many dedicated volunteers who believe in the purpose for which the Auction is held. My involvement in clean-up projects resulting from disasters included lots of hard work, sacrifice, and time. I remember being asked why I came to help in these conditions. First, because of the transforming work of Jesus in my life and the training I had growing up in my family, that of service and helping others in need. Second, I did not have damage, therefore I could come and help others who had suffered disaster of some kind. Third, there was lots of hard work but the fellowship with other workers made the time seem fun and the work worthwhile. It was always rewarding to experience the joy and appreciation from those whose lives had been tragically uprooted due to a disaster. As Christians, we have been “Transformed into the Image of God.” When that transformation takes place in our lives, it affects how we live, just as the butterfly and the cross both are related to transformation and newness of life. The butterfly started out as a caterpillar that was ugly, fuzzy and crawling to move around. However, when the caterpillar gets into its cocoon, it hangs on one point and forms a chrysalis. Then the Creator, God, causes a chemical change to take place in the old DNA and thus new DNA takes place inside. The process is a struggle for the butterfly. However, the struggle is very important to the development of its wings. It emerges from the chrysalis as a beautiful and magnificent butterfly. It is a miracle-- ready to fly to new heights and places with such grace and wonder. The cross is central to our Christian faith. In the cross is revealed the character of God. God’s transforming work took place through His Son. We know that Jesus dying on the cross for our sins and being placed in the tomb was not the whole story. On that resurrection morning, the new life came forth celebrating victory over death. Like the butterfly, we emerge out of our complex struggles and circumstances when we commit to Christ’s love and


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YOUNG & YOUNG ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Manheim, PA J.D. Young Jr. Susan Young Nicholas

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Ceramic Tile Laminate Hardwood Flooring

44 S. Main Street, Manheim

Carpet Vinyl Flooring Formica

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David L. King Duane King Owners

359 Buck Rd. Quarryville, PA 17566 (717) 786-8200 M-T-W-F 8-5 Thurs 8-8 Sat 8-12 BRD2819

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J.O.Y. BOOKSTORE RT 501 N Schaefferstown, PA Your store for Books, Bibles, DVDs & CDs, Church Supplies, Christian Education Materials, Willow Tree, Pavilion Gifts, Lang Calendars, Precious Moments, Framed Art and Many Other Gifts

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Even at a very young age, I could feel the love of Jesus all around me. The song was “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” My mom loved telling the story of how I sang this while standing on top of a table in a public restaurant when I was just three years old. Of course, I don’t remember that! As I grew older, I began to really listen to those marvelous lyrics: “He’s Got the WHOLE WORLD in His Hands.” As I reflected on those memories, I realized this was my favorite because it’s all about our loving Father. He has ALL of us in His hands. After all, if God is our Father, and we are His children, then we are all Brothers and Sisters. He loves ALL of us. What a wonderful and loving God we serve! As a

Sandy Heisey is a member of Florin COB.

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When asked to write about my favorite hymn, I was faced with quite a challenge. How could I possibly choose a favorite? There have been so many wonderful hymns written, and at first, it was very difficult to choose, until I remembered as a child, I heard a marvelous gospel singer by the name of Mahalia Jackson. She had a beautiful, angelic voice, and she didn’t just sing a song, she made you feel it in your heart.

little girl, I heard and sang many Sunday School songs and hymns, but this song was the one that truly spoke to me and touched my heart more than any other. Now that I’m an adult, those wonderful lyrics still give me comfort and peace, especially in these troubled times.

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My Favorite Hymn


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Just as I Am

KRISTEN EBERLY

Music has always been a part of my life. As a toddler, I could be found bouncing along with the music on the radio. In my elementary years, I participated in the children’s musicals at my church and started playing a musical instrument in fourth grade. My love for music stayed with me through middle school into high school, where I took the opportunity to be involved in multiple ensembles. Now, several years after graduation, music is still a significant part of my life. In my early twenties, God transformed my love for music into a passion for worship. Music has the ability to brighten our day and make us feel better, but worship is much deeper. Worship is life changing. Charlotte Elliott, the author of “Just as I Am,” was a famous poet during her youth. At the age of 32, she experienced a serious illness that resulted in her being disabled for the rest of her life. As you can imagine, she not only suffered physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. A lifelong friend and mentor encouraged her to replace her misery with faith and peace in God. Charlotte channeled her fresh outlook on life into hymn writing. One day when Charlotte found herself alone restricted by her illness and feeling utterly useless, she remembered this simple promise “Come to Christ just as you are.” Charlotte overcame her loneliness and in that process, wrote the hymn “Just as I Am”. Many people associate “Just as I Am” with Billy Graham’s ministry. Because of its simplistic but powerful message, it was often sung during altar calls at his crusades. This hymn is not just an invitation for the non-believer to come to Jesus, it’s for ALL of us! Romans 8:1-2 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” As believers, we can find freedom when we sing this hymn. In the first verse, we see Charlotte’s acknowledgement and gratitude for the blood of Jesus. We didn’t have to ask Jesus to be our sacrifice, He willingly gave up His life to save us. Jesus’ death and resurrection changed EVERYTHING. In the second verse, we see her desire to be spotless

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before God. 2 Peter 3:14 says, “So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.” Do we, do I, make every effort to be spotless and at peace with God? The next two verses seem to be more of a confession of the struggles in Charlotte’s life. We may not be able to identify with the physical pain Charlotte Elliott faced, but we have all experienced conflicts, doubts and seasons where we become like the dry bones described in Ezekiel 37. The same God who brought those dry bones back to life is calling us to come to Him to be healed and restored. The last verse often reminds me of the parable of the lost son in Luke 15. It doesn’t matter how far we stray or how unworthy we may feel, when we come to Jesus and repent, He will be there, arms open wide to receive and welcome us home. In September of 2011, Christian artist Travis Cottrell added the following chorus to “Just as I Am.” “I come broken to be mended, I come wounded to be healed. I come desperate to be rescued, I come empty to be filled. I come guilty to be pardoned, by the blood of Christ the Lamb. And I’m welcomed with open arms, praise God, just as I am.” I appreciate that contemporary artists are not simply discarding traditional hymns, but that they are making them relevant for future generations. “Just as I Am” may have been written long ago, but I believe the lyrics are still applicable today. First, we need to BE HONEST with ourselves and with God about our worries, doubts and fears. He is our Creator and nothing can be hidden from Him. Second, we need to get rid of the “FIX IT FIRST” mentality. No problem is too big or too small for our Father. Finally, we need to KEEP PURSUING HIM, no matter what life brings our way. In our time of waiting, Lamb of God we come. In our time of grieving, Lamb of God we come. In our time of hopelessness, Lamb of God we come. Jesus wants to meet with you. Will you accept His invitation and meet Him? Kristen Eberly is a member of the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren.


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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

JOHN SHELLY In our politically correct world, it is hard to know what should be done in some settings. Should we help, or should we not help? Should we offer much help, or should we only do something “just good enough?” In the Scriptures, Jesus says, “I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was alone and away from home, and you invited me into your house. I was without clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me” (Matthew 25:35-36 International Children’s Bible). When I think of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction and their passion for helping and caring of others, I think of the passage of Scripture in Luke 10, the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The Parable of the Good Samaritan is a story of disaster and of caring love. An “expert in the law” who was a Jew was making his way from Jerusalem to Jericho. Many who heard the exchange between Jesus and a lawyer were familiar with the stretch of road. It was a section of the road that had caves and hangouts for bandits. Many people didn’t want to travel in the area unless it was absolutely necessary, and they certainly didn’t want to go alone! The man in the parable was traveling alone. As he went on the journey, he was overcome by robbers who stripped him of his raiment. They beat him severely and left him for dead. The man needed help, or he would die. As the man lay by the road, a priest came along, and seeing the dying man, made a decision not to help. Shortly after, a Levite came along. The Levite, after looking at the dying man, also chose not to help and passed by on the other side. Neither man had compassion for the wounded man. Then a Samaritan came along. Samaritans were hated by the Jews, but this Samaritan had compassion on the wounded man and chose to help him. This man symbolized the attitude of Jesus. He poured on wine to cleanse the wounds. The wine acted as an antiseptic. Then, he poured on oil to sooth the pain from the cuts and bruises, and he bound up the wounds, put him on his own beast, and took him to an inn for further care. The Samaritan even paid the inn-keeper for the wounded man’s care, and instructed the innkeeper to take care of him. He indicated further that if what he had paid was not enough to cover the wounded man’s care, he would pay the additional amount. Many times today, there is some kind of payment expected when something is done to help another who is hurt. That

was not the case of the Good Samaritan and the wounded man. The Good Samaritan did not say, “Well let’s see—you are in bad shape. It will most likely cost this amount to take care of you, so you will owe me this much.” The real question was not what will it cost ME—but who is my neighbor? Am I being a neighbor to those Jesus puts in my path? There are some parallels between this story and how we respond to human needs today. First – the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction tries to be the hands and feet of Jesus. He wants to come along side and help us deal with others’ hurts and sufferings. He wants us to be His hands and His feet, both spiritually and physically. The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction accomplishes that duty by being there in times of disaster and need. Second – Brethren Disaster Relief Auction doesn’t expect to be repaid for what is given. The Auction gives by helping to rebuild after a hurricane, tornado or some other natural disaster. We give by donating some article for auction or sometimes by using our talents. But what is given is given freely and out of a heart of love. Some need help monetarily, and so we give without expecting repayment, just as the Good Samaritan did. Third – Brethren Disaster Relief Auction doesn’t know who will be blessed. The Good Samaritan had no idea of the history of this Jewish man. That did not matter. What was most important was that the man was near death. The Samaritan’s first thought was ‘How can I help?’ That should be our attitude as well. Harold Martin, in his Commentary on Luke, says of the Good Samaritan: “The attitude of the thief was, "What is thine is mine if I can get it." The attitude of the priest and Levite was, "What is mine is mine if I can keep it." The attitude of the Samaritan was, "What is mine is thine if I can share it." May our attitude be like that of the Good Samaritan! What is mine is thine if I can share it! John Shelly is a member of the Brethren Revival Fellowship Committee (BRF) and an ordained minister at Shanks Church of the Brethren, Southern PA District.

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Hand Quilted

E-mail

Machine Quilted

Send to: Becky Eisenbise, 337 Witmer Rd, Hershey, PA 17033 Phone: (717) 367-4610 E-mail: eisenbise1@gmail.com

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Circle One:

Color ________________________________ Size _____________ Circle One: AppliquĂŠd Pieced Embroidered Whole Cloth Printed

Name of Quilt ___________________________________________

Please Print

Quilt and Wall Hanging Registration Form 2017

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:00AM

Quilt Auction

Clearly identify the quilt on the outside of its carrying bag using the same name as on the registration form.

Please arrange to have your items delivered to a member of the quilt committee at the quilt display area of the Expo building on Thursday morning, Sept. 21, or no later than noon on Friday, Sept 22.

Sew a decorative label to the back of the quilt. Identify the quilt by name, date, and the contributor. Use a permanent or embroidery marker.

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PAVILION Friday

3:00 PM

CHICKEN BBQ DINNER Saturday

7:00 - 9:30 AM

BREAKFAST BUFFET

Saturday 11:00 AM

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SPECIALS

OUTSIDE EATERY • HAMBURGERS • FRESH CUT FRENCH FRIES • FRESH SQUEEZED LEMONADE/ ORANGEADE • CHEESE STEAK

• ICE CREAM • FRESH COUNTRY SAUSAGE • MILKSHAKES • ICED COFFEE

INSIDE EATERY Fri. 9 AM - 9 PM • Sat 9:30 AM - 3 PM • VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP • HAM & BEAN SOUP • CHICKEN CORN NOODLE SOUP • HOT DOGS • CHICKEN SANDWICH

• FRESH FRUIT CUP • PORK BBQ • WALKING TACOS - New* • PIES • DRINKS

Thank you to all the Churches that volunteer their time and talents to make a successful Auction. Money donations are accepted to help with the expenses of the food supplies. If you are interested in helping or make a donation,

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“The Holy Devastation of Jesus”

MERLIN HEDRICK

I have friends who were living in the Florida Keys in Homestead when Hurricane Andrew devastated the region in August of 1992. When they talk about their lives, it is divided into two chapters, “Before Hurricane Andrew” and “After Hurricane Andrew.” A disaster can wipe out years of hard work in your home and community in a brief moment. Meeting Jesus could also have that effect on people. In Luke 18, a rich young ruler asked Jesus how he might secure eternal life and left saddened because of our Lord’s devastating answer: “Liquidate your assets, give it to the poor and come follow me.” The man left sad because he was not willing to sacrifice the life he knew for the life Jesus offered. In John 3, another man of means approached Jesus. Nicodemus, a Pharisee, was a spiritual leader in the community. This prominent group was supremely committed to living out the Law in every aspect of life, down to tithing their garden herbs. But to this God-fearing son of Abraham, Jesus says, “You will never see the Kingdom of God until you are born from above.” Jesus is saying in essence, “To find your true life in God you’ve got to start all over again. There is a life of grace, love and freedom waiting for you if you yield to the unseen, creative power of God’s spirit.” The old life of Nicodemus was grounded in the Law of Moses. The new life of spirit-led faith Jesus offered was built on mercy and grace, not on performance.

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Consider Jesus’ showing mercy to the woman caught in adultery. In the eyes of the Law she was condemned. In the eyes of Jesus, she was a beloved daughter who needed a second chance. Consider the Roman centurion who humbly asked Jesus to heal his servant. In the eyes of the Jewish patriots, he was the enemy should be who destroyed but in the eyes of Jesus his faith outshone those who were to be a light to the Gentiles. Jesus pointed out multiple times that it was the outsiders and with their lives in ruins who were first in line to enter the kingdom of heaven. Those with more to lose, who had life-long investments to protect, would be the holdouts. Jesus’ parable of the Lost Son in Luke 15 references two sons. We think of the outwardly rebellious son as the lost one. But how does the parable end? It is the older son who refuses to be reconciled and to come into the celebration. His father appeals to his offended older son to join them, but he will have none of it. He has built his life on trying to do the right thing, so he could earn his father’s favor and his place in the family, but now the father has changed the rules. We discover from what the father says that his older son has misunderstood the relationship. His father loves him simply because he is his son not for what he does. If we have invested heavily in earning the respect and trust of others, of appearing good in their eyes and in proving our worth, then accepting this truth is a great sacrifice. This is the challenge for the older son. He was not ready to throw the rules he had lived by to the wind, so he could enter into the joy of his father. He chose to believe the lie that his father should love him because of what he did rather than who he was. As long as he held onto that lie, he would remain outside the party and outside the life of grace. The other lie he believed was that he was good enough on his own merits. The truth is that we all fall short and need God’s grace. You can appear to be doing everything right, but be doing it for all the wrong reasons. We can rebel and live in a distant land without ever leaving home. Sometimes it is those of us who almost have it right that have the greatest distance to travel to be born from above. Starting over in the realm of grace means we don’t have to compare ourselves to others. It is more than enough to know the unconditional love of our Creator. Christ’s kingdom of love and grace frees us from the burden of should and ought, and that’s a holy devastation we can build our lives on. Merlin Hedrick is Director of Pastoral Care at Peter Becker Community, Harleysville, Pennsylvania.


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Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Atlantic Northeast and Southern Pennsylvania Districts and the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, “There is enough water for everyone….it is like water is coming right from heaven” Adamu, the chairman of a newly-built relocation village in Nigeria, exclaimed after a water well and solar pump were installed. Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) staff and volunteers are privileged to hear this type of gratitude overflowing from those we serve in Christ. Your donations, support and hours of volunteering at the auction matter and help share God’s love around the world. In the midst of dramatic world challenges and changes, BDM is striving to respond and meet needs in more effective ways. In the past, we had to wait until long-term recovery groups were organized locally. Now BDM is helping form recovery groups through a new program--the Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI). This collaborative effort of BDM, the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been working in South Carolina for most of the year in response to flooding in 2015, with the benefit that this has turned into one of five BDM rebuilding sites during 2016. The rebuilding response to Detroit, Michigan, ran from April through the end of 2016, helping homeowners whose basements had flooded in 2014. In Colorado, volunteers worked through August to rebuild homes damaged by flooding and wildfires. A short flood response in West Virginia was followed by the opening of the new South Carolina project toward the end of the year. This rebuild and repair work, combined with DRSI, was completed by 1,174 volunteers who helped 123 families return home or be provided with a safe living environment. They served a total of 74,606 hours valued at $1,757,717.36. A total of eight grants provided $144,699 funds to extend this work beyond what is possible with donations alone. The intense response activity of 2016 extended to Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), which responded to 12 disasters, the highest number in program history. In total, 97 volunteers cared for 1,782 children in the U.S. based responses. CDS also provided its first international response by creating a new Healing Hearts program for children traumatized by the terrorist violence in Nigeria. Two Training of Trainers workshops in Nigeria for over 100 Nigerian participants resulted in thousands of Nigerian children experiencing this healing ministry. The busy year included 12 U.S. trainings, with 340 participants, including a Critical Response Child Care leadership seminar. CDS received two outside grants totaling $65,000. The greatest “disaster” of the last decades has been the massive humanitarian crisis caused by global violence and terrorism. With more than 65 million people displaced by violence in the world, this crisis has been the focus of 75 percent of Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) international programming, with the largest program area being the Nigeria Crisis Response, which accounted for $4.24 million in relief and recovery ministry during 2014 -2016. After 2½ years of partnering and supporting Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) much has improved, even though the crisis and violence caused by the terrorist group Boko Haram continues in parts of northeast Nigeria. EYN leadership has moved back to their original headquarters in Kwarhi, and the damaged homes and offices have been repaired on the Church compound. Even as they are challenged by ongoing violence and food shortages, approximately 75 percent of the displaced families have returned home to start the process of rebuilding. Those that can’t return home are settling in new areas and starting new congregations. The many program areas include: • Peace building and trauma healing workshops and advanced training • Special trauma healing programming developed for children • Building new homes and repairing homes for returnees • Providing emergency food, medical supplies and household goods • Distributing seed, fertilizer, goats and chickens; supporting a new soybean initiative • Providing equipment, tools and training in livelihood and agriculture • Supporting repairs and renovations to Kulp Bible College and other schools • Supporting the education of more than 2,500 children • Continuing the support of EYN repairs, conferences and printed materials The combined expenses for the global refugee crisis and the Nigeria Crisis was $1,819,857, which is nearly double the average BDM yearly budget. This includes work in many parts of Africa including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and South Sudan. Through a partner in Lebanon, BDM is supporting Syrian children with food and education. The largest natural disaster of the year was Hurricane Matthew, which affected Haiti, Cuba and the southern U.S. In Haiti, the BDM response began with emergency food and water distributions, followed by distributions of animals and seeds and, in the third phase, home reconstruction. The total 2016 program expenditures were $424,700 for U.S. responses, including the Rebuild Program and CDS, $1,468,679 for the Nigeria Crisis Response and $351,801 for all other international responses. As the world changes, BDM and CDS stretch to find new and better ways to provide disaster ministries and work with volunteers. The image of our programs, the quality of our work and the credibility of our volunteers is even more crucial in these times. Reverend Becky Wilson, the coordinator of the Northwest Detroit Flood Recovery Project, said it well: “BDM’s compassion and excellent workmanship [were] a blessing to the northwest Detroit community.” Thank you for supporting this auction and Brethren Disaster Ministries. Thank you for being a blessing in these changing times. In Christ,

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Misty Wintsch What is the stock answer whenever we ask anyone under the age of about 16, “what are you doing?” Mostly, they answer, “Nothing”. I saw a Hallmark movie once in which an adult says to a child, “What do you do when you’re doing nothing? You have to be doing something.” My husband disagrees. If I ask him, “What are you thinking about?” he can honestly answer me, “Nothing”. He says it’s good to clear your mind and just think about nothing. I cannot think about nothing. I’ve tried, but my mind immediately goes to something. I agree with the Hallmark grown-up. There is no doing “nothing.” You’re sitting – you’re standing – you’re cracking your knuckles – you’re wondering if you need a haircut – are we out of paper towels or not? Seriously, don’t you have to be at least thinking about not thinking? Henry Ford once said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few people engage in it.” I don’t know too many people who would harbor scorn for thinking itself, but I can think of a few people who believe that daydreaming is a waste of time. Maybe daydreaming is seen as negative because we live in a society that emphasizes productivity. We are under constant pressure to achieve, produce, and succeed. I’m a dreamer (or a thinker) depending on your perspective on this subject. If I look like I’m doing nothing, I’m probably daydreaming, and for people who think that’s the same as doing nothing, I have to respectfully disagree. When I’m daydreaming, I might be thinking about anything. I am probably led to pray about something that comes into my mind and then I might drift off into another thought and return back to prayer again. This is valuable and quality time spent with God for me. One of my favorite songs (written by Wayne Berry) says, “I lay down my prayers at the foot of His stairs and dream the dreams of a child. I climb up in the arms of my Father, and drift away from this world for a while”. Some of my best “dreams” are about the future of the church where I serve at Mechanic Grove and about the future of our District and our Denomination, and sometimes, I even dream about the Christian Church worldwide. There are new churches in Venezuela and our EYN brothers and sisters in Nigeria have stood firm through some things we cannot even imagine. When my daydreams turn to missions and ministries, I always wind up praying. God certainly has a plan for His church and I love dreaming about what that is on the smallest scale and on the largest – from me personally and what He wants me to do next, to the ministry of the entire world’s churches. I am reminded that every Christian

the world over has something to do with God’s plan for everyone to belong to Jesus. It seems to me that more and more people are following Him these days. At the very minimum, more people are willing to talk about Him and their faith and more people seem willing to get out there and serve others in Jesus’ name. One of the ways we do that is through Disaster Relief and the Auction. In fact, just by enjoying the auction, every one of us is living the “dream” that culminated in the first Brethren Disaster Relief Auction held fortyone years ago. So many have dreamed since then! My only part is to be there with my heart and yes, my purse open; to enjoy the fellowship and the fun, and to admire and be encouraged by the gifts of so many others. But that wouldn’t be possible without a lot of great big dreamers! There is an active Board and 27 committees all of whom are devoted volunteers. There are quilters, hand-crafters, farmers, bakers, servers, auctioneers, parking helpers, cooks, clerks, runners, builders, and dozens of other volunteers who do many and varied jobs throughout the 2-day auction. My husband’s favorite auction workers are the ones he calls the “yeppers”. He loves it when an item is getting a lot of bidding action so that the men who are helping the auctioneers are yelling “Yep!” when they see someone who is bidding that perhaps the auctioneer hasn’t seen yet. Yes, the “yeppers” are also part of the dream God has for His Kingdom! When you boil down all the planning, effort and heart, what is it for? It is to serve one family, one person, one of God’s beloved who has been the victim of a disaster. And then another, and another and another. It is to witness to God’s love for His children through the efforts of those who have already figured that out. If God has a “dream,” it’s that we will all come to Him and get our lives in order so that all the children He loves can live with Him for eternity; that’s all of us! I’ve been dreaming about that and I’m trying to pass His dream along to as many people as I can. So I’ll go and spend my time, money and love at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. Every little bit counts. I’m dreaming of a future with God and I’m going to be a part of making His dream a reality. Will you come to the auction and be a part of that too? To God be the Glory! "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen" (Ephesians 3: 20-21 ~ NIV). Misty Wintsch is Associate Pastor at Mechanic Grove Church, ANE District Moderator-Elect and is currently serving as Chair of the Search Committee for ANE’s District Executive.

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Choosing Right in this Crazy World: Joseph's Get Out of Jail Card SAMUEL KEFAS SARPIYA Background Scripture: Genesis 39:1 - 41:33

“Now a young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he interpreted them for us, giving each man the interpretation of his dream. (13) And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was impaled” Genesis 41:12-13 NIV. Joseph was only seventeen years old when he was taken down to Egypt and was sold to a man named Potiphar. Potiphar works for Pharaoh. Joseph works hard for his master, Potiphar. So, our story tells us that when Joseph grew older, Potiphar puts him in charge of his whole house. Joseph was a very good-looking man, and Potiphar’s wife wants him to lie with her. But Joseph knows this is wrong, and he won’t do it. Potiphar’s wife is furious. So, we see that when her husband comes home, she lies to him and says: “That sick Joseph tried to sleep with me!” Potiphar believes his wife, and he is infuriated with Joseph. So, he has him thrown into prison. The man in charge of the prison soon sees that Joseph is a good man. So, he puts him in charge of all the other prisoners. In the story, we see how later Pharaoh becomes angry with his cupbearer and his baker and puts them into prison as well. And one night they each have a particular dream, but they do not know the meaning of their dreams. The next day Joseph says: “Tell me your dreams.” And when they do, Joseph, with God’s help, explains the meaning of their dreams. To the cupbearer, Joseph says: “In three days you will be let out of prison, and you will become Pharaoh’s cupbearer again.” So, Joseph adds, “When you get out, tell Pharaoh about me, and help me to get out of this place.” But to the baker, Joseph says, “In just three days, Pharaoh will have your head cut off.” In three days, it happens just as Joseph said. Pharaoh has the baker’s head cut off. The cupbearer, though, is let out of prison and begins to serve the king again. But the cupbearer forgets all about Joseph! He does not tell Pharaoh about him, and Joseph has to stay in prison. So, how did Joseph get here? Some background information may be helpful. Joseph was one of the youngest sons amongst twelve brothers. His father Jacob, spent more time with him, which resulted in a jealous response from his brothers. We all know how that feels. When you spend more time with one person or a few individuals, you begin to see what is not obvious to others. So, Jacob had a special robe made for Joseph. It was described as a coat with many colors - so beautiful. All of Joseph's older brothers saw what was happening, and they became even more jealous. Simply put, they disliked him because they thought their father liked him more, and because he got the special coat, they had no good word to describe Joseph because of their jealousy. Things became worse when one day Joseph had a dream, and he went to tell his brothers. In the dream, he said, “We were tying up bunches of grain out in the field when suddenly my group stood up, while all of yours gathered around and bowed to me” Genesis 37:7. The brothers began to wonder aloud, “Who do you think you are?” The brothers said, “Do you say that you are better than all of us? Do you believe that we would ever bow down to you?" Of course, this would make anyone angry--so were his brothers. Not too long after that, Joseph has to do a delivery of supplies to his brother who was out on the field. When the brothers

saw Joseph in the distance, they made a plan to kill him. But when Reuben, Joseph's oldest brother heard this he said, “Let's not kill him, just throw him in a well out here in the field.” He said this because he was secretly planning to come back and rescue Joseph when the other brothers had left. When Joseph arrived, they took off his beautiful robe, and they threw him into an empty well. Not long after that, they sold him to a caravan heading down to Egypt. Being sold to traders heading to Egypt puts Joseph into a new territory, no longer a favorite of Jacob, but now a slave. Somehow, Joseph ended up at Potiphar’s, Potiphar made him his helper and put him in charge of everything that he owned. Often temptation and problems would arise to interrupt God’s plan, and in Joseph’s case, it became Potiphar's wife who lied about Joseph to her husband, and Potiphar had Joseph put back in prison. When such things happen, one often wonders where God is, but the story tells us that the Lord was still with Joseph even while in prison, and the prison guard once again puts Joseph in charge of all the prisoners. Joseph never seems to worry. At least, that’s the picture we get from the Bible reading, and we could see that the Lord was with Joseph and helped him do everything right. Joseph remained in jail for two more years, until one day Pharaoh had a dream, and nobody could explain it to him. The cupbearer then remembered what Joseph had done for him, and Joseph was brought to Pharaoh. “Can you understand dreams?” Pharaoh asked. Joseph responds with a reliance on God saying, “I can't, but God helps me.” After Pharaoh told him his dream, Joseph explained, God is warning Pharaoh about the coming seven years of plenty and the seven years of drought. “What can I do?” Pharaoh asked. The rest of the story tells us how Joseph listened to God and was able to ethically and spiritually respond. Let’s bring it all together with some lessons we can learn from Joseph’s life: • God’s plans and purposes are far greater than our own! • God provides and blesses those who persevere in following Him. • Suffering to God’s people is not always punishment. God can use the most painful time of our life for His good. • There is value in self-control living in the do-whateveryou-want culture. • God honors patience and perseverance in a time of troubles. • There is something to be said for fear of the Lord and faithfulness to Him. One moral I can draw from this story is a call to Knowing and Choosing Right in this Crazy World: Such thinking and practice served as Joseph's get-out-of-jail card. I want to invite you to think about such a call. Not all of us are perfect when first called, but we are all called to a life of discipleship. My prayer is that you would respond in a way that your choices are the right ones, being aware that the world we live in is crazy. Samuel Kefas Sarpiya was born in Nigeria, is pastor of Rockford (Ill.) Community Church of the Brethren and cofounder of the Center for Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation in Rockford. He will be Moderator of the 2018 Annual Conference, Church of the Brethren.


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Relationships Are Vital J. CALVIN WENGER In dynamic living, the quality of life’s experiences is measured by the type of relationships we experience. Specifically, it is the relationship each of us has with ourselves, the relationship we have with other persons and the relationship we have with the Lord. Gratefully, we can receive inspired help for all three of these from our Scriptures. First of all, our relationship with ourselves. Jesus said it about as good as it gets. “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). The Apostle Paul expands on this theme as follows: “That your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ” (Philippians 1:10-11), Paul continues: “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Philippians 1:27). “Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God” (Philippians 2:14-15). “Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praise worthy, think on these things” (Philippians 4:6-8). We are in the best relationship with ourselves when we have a positive frame of thinking and attitude within ourselves.

of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:12-17). That, my brothers and sisters in Christ, is the manner in which we should all live. Thirdly, we have the all-important personal relationship with God in Christ Jesus. No one comes to the center of this priority closer than the one who wrote the Book of Ephesians. “For this reason, I kneel before the Father; from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love may have power together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever” (Ephesians 3:1421). Wow! What powerful connections! Can you imagine? To be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God! May it be so for all of us! Amen! J. Calvin Wenger is Pastor of Care Giving at Lancaster COB.

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Ruth: A Woman Of The Bible

VERDELLA SPICKLER I remember well when I was in my early teens, on a particular Sunday morning, one of our lay ministers, Henry Becker, challenged the congregation to read one of the best love stories in the Bible, the book of Ruth. Well, it wasn’t quite the kind of love story I had in mind. Maybe at that age I was thinking of something more Hollywood style, but after pondering the story, I found it is indeed, one of the best love stories of all time. First of all, we see the love between Elimelech and Naomi and their two sons, Mahon and Kilion. They leave their home town of Bethlehem in Judea because of a famine to move to the foreign land of Moab. After some years, Elimelech died. The sons took wives from Moab, and by all appearances, they made wise choices. Ruth and Orpah not only loved their husbands, but they also loved their mother-in-law. During the ten years living in Moab, the two sons died as well. So, that left the three widows, without children, to make some serious decisions in a male-dominated land where women had very few rights. Naomi heard the famine was over in Bethlehem and decided to go back home. She strongly urged each of the girls to go back to her own mother to possibly find husbands and start a new life. Orpah took Naomi’s advice and left, but not without a tearful goodbye. However, Ruth clung to Naomi, begging her to go back with her. The well-known work in written form and set to music comes to mind whenever we think of this scene: “Entreat me not to leave thee, or to withdraw from following after thee. Wither thou goest, I will go and where thou lodgest, I will lodge. Thy people shall be my people and thy God, my God” (Ruth 1:16). After moving back to Judah, Ruth, being the ambitious one, and since it was harvest time, suggested she would glean in the grain fields. Naomi approved and Ruth worked diligently all day in the fields, which happened to belong to Boaz. She gained respect from the other laborers and from Boaz. Ruth was not aware that Boaz was a relative of Naomi’s late husband, Elimelech. Boaz was impressed with Ruth’s work ethics and gave her special privileges.

redemption over both she and Naomi as widows. Boaz seems to take this calmly. So, to add more to the drama of this story, Boaz informed Ruth that he wasn’t next of kin, but another relative would have to be asked first. The unknown relative declined for reasons of his own, so Boaz became the kinsman, redeemer for Naomi and Ruth. He made good on his promise, and Boaz and Ruth were married, thus keeping the land in the family for future generations. Boaz and Ruth presented Naomi with her first grandchild, Obed. Ruth presents a wonderful story of love, devotion, honor, diligence, redemption and so much more. It demonstrates love and honor for husbands, both in life and in death; devotion to parents-in-law; it teaches honesty in a day’s work; it teaches humility; and above all, hope for the future. Naomi is no longer sorrowful, showing her that Ruth’s love for her was far better than seven sons (a number being symbolic of perfection). Ruth, a Moabitess, is in the direct line of ancestors to Jesus, who became “our” redeemer. As Mary Stoner Wire wrote the words to the hymn “The Riches of God are Eternal”: v. 1 The riches of God are eternal Sufficient for all of our need: His grace is a fountain o’er flowing, To cleanse us, to comfort, to feed. v.4. And we are the Father’s dear children, The heirs of His mansions above Redeemed by His Son, the beloved, And heirs of His riches and love. Thanks be to God for His unsearchable riches! Wealth that has never been told! Verdella Spickler is a member of Florin Church of the Brethren.

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Since Naomi was well known among the town’s people, Boaz had heard about Ruth’s kindness to her mother-in-law, even after her own husband Mahlon had died. One day after laboring all day, she took back to Naomi ½ bushel of barley, plus her left-over food from lunch, thus taking care of Naomi’s physical needs. Naomi was pleased to learn that Ruth was gleaning in the fields of Boaz. Her spirits lifted as she began to feel hopeful again, knowing that Boaz, a close relative of her late husband, would take care of them.


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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 • 10:00 A.M. Life is a patchwork quilt of God’s perfect design.

Life is a patchwork quilt of God’s perfect design.

“A quilt is pieces of fabric woven by the hands and minds of many; which becomes an Heirloom, a Masterpiece or a priceless Treasure.

Quilts express thoughtfulness, warmth, “A quilt is pieces of love, fabrickindness, woven by the hands and minds of many; comfort—dependent the viewer. Quilts are a which becomesupon an Heirloom, a Masterpiece or a priceless Treasure. form of art which Quiltsbyexpress thoughtfulness, love, kindness, warmth, can be appreciated all regardless of age, profession or position in life. comfort—dependent upon the viewer. Quilts are a form of art which

can be appreciated all regardless of age, profession or position in life. Everyone canby recognize the craftsmanship and many long Everyone can recognize the craftsmanship and many long hours spent completing the Masterpiece.

hours spent completing the Masterpiece.

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A PARTIAL LISTING OF QUILTS FOR 2015 QUILT NAME John Deere Quilt and Play Mat Country Grapes Log Cabin Country Rose Kaleidoscope Country Love Multi Blocks Twisted Irish Chain Storm at Sea Beary Patch Triangles Friendship Braid Bed Runner Simply A Pleasure Table Runner, Placemat, and Coasters Set QUILT NAME Triangle Wickedly Easy Frenzy Swirl Table Runner Quilt ChurnHourglass Dash TableCrib Topper “Be” Out The Attic Window Dogwood Star of Hope Fractured Rhapsody Dublin Steps Bargello Diamond Ring “Downton Abbey” Double Scrappy Log Cabin Wedding Ring Apple Patch Radiant Jewel Bargello Waves Triple Barnstar Crown of Thorns 9 Patch Memories of Home Love Crib Quilt House Among the Trees Pineapple Rhapsody in Blue School House Country Lotus Star Dahlia (slightly used) Vintage Scrap Quilt Teddy1895 Bears' Christmas Whole Cloth FloralVintage Pine Trees Squares in Squares 1900’s Vintage Farm Life NatureVintage ThroughFarm the Window Life 2 Southwestern Pottery wall hangings Trip Around the World Man in the Moon with Teddy Bears Hearts and Vines Log Cabin Points Spicy Lone SpiralStar Table Runner Slim Farm Animals Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Log Cabin Star CabinCross Splendor Stitch Tulips Hummingbirds Boston Commons Kaleidoscope Falling Leaves

TYPE Pieced Applique Pieced Applique Pieced Applique Pieced Pieced Pieced Pieced Pieced Pieced Pieced

COLOR Blue Brown/Green Purple Multi Navy/Burgundy Purple/Green Multi Multi Blues/Greens Browns/Pink Multi Polka Dots Blue/Yellows Fall Orange/Gold/Green

SIZE 33 x 33 108 x 118 106 x 116 108 x 117 102 x 117 92 x 111 72 x 90 85 x 85 64 x 76 41 x 51 37 x 42 22 x 62 13 x 23

DONATED BY Darlene A. Grant Friends from White Oak COB Friends from White Oak COB Friends from White Oak COB Friends from White Oak COB Friends from White Oak COB Friends from White Oak COB Hempfield COB Hempfield COB Hempfield COB Hempfield COB Hempfield COB Hempfield COB

A PARTIAL LISTING OF QUILTS FOR 2017

Applique Pieced Pieced Pieced

COLOR

Purple/Lavender/Green Blues and Yellows Multi Multi Multi and Gold Browns Pink Red/Green and Blue Burgundy Blue/Gray/Tan Aqua Blues/Red-Violet Multi Multi Aqua/Browns Brown and Burgundy Multi White, and Blue Red, Blue Multi Multi Multi and Blue Yellow Blues/Salmon Burgundy and Blue Burgundy/Green Blue and Rose Multi Red and White Muslin Multi and Mauve Teal Blue Browns, Tan Rust, Tan Browns and Teal Brown Multi Burgundy/Blue Burgundy, Black, Cream Blue/Rose and White Blue Green/Brown Red and White Multi Brown Navy Blue and Off White Multi Multi Green/Gold Multi Black/Gold

SIZE

17 53"x x47 68" 37 23"x x42 24" 57 48" 38"x x71 94" x 108" 40 x 40 x 111" 101" 87 x 88 92" x 92" 93 x 103

DONATED BY

Hempfi COB Friendseld from Shenandoah District Hempfi eld COB Barb Myers Hempfi eld COB Barb Myers Olin Landes Family Hempfield COB and Janice John Hempfield COB Holsinger Lititz COB Hempfield COB

19" x 19" 38" x 39" 48 x 64 112" x 116" 84 120" 84"xx84 17"xx61 17 61 35"xx79 44" 69 12" x 17" Single Bed 37" x 37" 95 x 108 91" x 110" 78 44"x x78 58" 72 68"x x80 82" 52" 64"x x78 73 73"x x78 56" 76 17" x 17" 38 x 38 36" x 46" 33 98"x x34 113" 31 42" 25"x x31 40 49 7" x 37" 45" 45:xx100 88 102"x x116 115" 101

Golden Needles Lititz COB Friend of Lititz COB Hempfi COB COB Friendeld of Lititz Hempfi eld COB COB Friend of Lititz Friendeld of Lititz COB COB Hempfi Friend of LititzCOB COB Elizabethtown COB Friend of LititzCOB Elizabethtown Friend of Lititz COB Annville COB Friend of Lititz COB Eshelman Family Cathy Carson Eshelman Family Elizabethtown COB COB Elizabethtown Eshelman Family Elizabethtown COB Eshelman Family Linda Wisner, York 1st COB Friend of Lititz COB Nadine Diehl, York 1st COB Friend COBZimmerman Mark of andLititz Marilyn Friend of Lititz COB A Friend Friend of Lititz COB A Friend COB COB Palmyra Friend of Lititz Heidelberg COB Friend of Lititz COB

100 x 119 98 x 116 67 x 95 95 x 107

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LIVE REMOTE BROADCAST FROM THE AUCTION FRIDAY ON WLBR 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

SATURDAY ON WQIC

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On February 15, 1897, articles of incorporation were signed and filed recognizing the birth of the German Baptist Brethren Home for the Homeless. It was located in Manheim and provided room, board and care for approximately 20 men and women both within and outside the Church. Residents were called Inmates then and chores, insofar as they were able to perform them, were part of the resident experience. A caretaker and his spouse were paid to take care of the residents. One hundred twenty years later, Brethren Village, now located in Manheim Township, has 1,100 Residents, 500+ Team Members and more than 96 acres that contain 105 cottages, 400 apartments, 120 skilled nursing beds, 141 personal care beds and 20 rehabilitation beds. Brethren Village also operates 2 apartment buildings which provide affordable housing to 120 low income seniors. A lot of things have changed over the 120 years that Brethren Village has been in continuous operation. As we reflect on our rich history, we have a lot for which we are very thankful. Our 120th Anniversary year is built on a foundation of gratitude. As we look back over 12 Decades of Caring, we continue to embrace and reaffirm many of the values that inspired our founders to action. Caring, Faith, Service, Community and Stewardship are all words that can describe the deep roots that continue to nourish and sustain Brethren Village. Over the years, Brethren Village has been able to adapt to the changing needs of seniors and society and, being grateful for those deep roots of our founders, the Village has been able to embrace additional values like Innovation, Choices, Connections, Growth and Involvement. These are the roots that have grown since our founding 120 years ago and are additional sources of strength and stability for Brethren Village as we look toward our next 120 years.

As we look back over 120 years, we also celebrate a unique value that comes with this year’s milestone birthday: Generations. We are very fortunate to have a handful of current Residents who can say their parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents were Residents at Brethren Village. In fact, we have a couple of Residents who are direct descendants of our founders. Those kind of generational connections are valued and appreciated. We not only treasure our current Residents, but also the generations who preceded them and established the strong culture of caring and service that is the heart of Brethren Village. In our anniversary year, we celebrate the $2.5 million renovation of Village Center and the opening of the Village Center Bistro. In March, we broke ground on Northside Court, the 72 independent living, twobedroom private apartments that will be constructed in 9 buildings along Airport Road. We have received strong reservation commitments and presales and anticipate having the project concluded and occupied by late 2018. We also look forward to refinancing our current debt at lower rates, which will provide us with new opportunities to reinvest in our people, physical plant and innovation. As an “older sibling” of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, the Brethren Village Community wishes you a successful event and praise God’s blessings upon you that the vision of your founders will continue to sustain, direct and encourage your good work so that we can celebrate YOUR 120th anniversary as we are blessed to celebrate this year. We welcome your visits, calls and friendship on Facebook. Be sure to check out the happenings at Brethren Village by visiting our website www.bv.org. By John Snader, CEO, President, Brethren Village.


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Welcome to the

FARMER’S MARKET WEST HALL

Friday 9-9, Saturday 8-3 Produce, fruit and canned goods Items offered (as available) include: Pumpkins, Gourds, Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Spinach, Radishes, Onions, Peppers, Turnips, Red Beets, Apples, Pears, Apple Cider, Pickles, Chow Chow, Pickled Beets, Jelly, House Plants and Mums. All of the proceeds from donations and all profit from purchased produce go directly to disaster relief. All staff members volunteer their time. Contact: Dave Krape (717) 757-2842 or jdkrape@gmail.com to donate produce or if you would like to help to sell. Helpers are needed for set-up Thursday afternoon, and for sales on Friday and Saturday. Farmer’s Market Food Safety Guidelines Canned goods packaged and donated to the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction for resale, must follow these food safety guidelines: - Use jars manufactured specifically for canning purposes, such as Mason, Kerr or Ball, with new lids and rings. - Use City or Borough water or USDA approved bottled water. - Label jars with the name of the product and its ingredients. - If you need assistance with transportation of your donation, or have any questions, please call any committee member. We will be happy to assist you. Dave Krape (Produce) 717-757-2842

Miriam Longenecker (Plants) 717-665-7810

Nancy Krape (Staffing) 717-757-2842

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At the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction Gift of the Heart Kit Assembly 1:00 PM Friday, September 22, 2017 in the East Hall

There are disasters happening around us every day: tornados, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, etc. With the overwhelming burdens the victims face, it is our calling from God to help those in need. When victims lose everything, even children miss the simple items we take for granted in every day life such as a piece of paper, a pencil, and other basic school supplies. These items are provided in the school kits that will be assembled this year at the Auction. It shows others that we, as Christians, care about children’s educational needs. 2016 Statistics • 12,000 school kits assembled • More than 200 volunteers participated Our 2017 Gift of the Heart Kit goals are even more ambitious. Monetary donations are needed to purchase supplies to create help kits. Volunteers are needed to assemble the kits at the Lebanon Valley Expo during the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. This can be an enriching, spiritual event in which individuals, families, and groups are welcome to participate.

Monetary donations can be made to: Brethren Disaster Relief Auction c/o Evie Dehmey 164 Vinegar Ferry Road, Marietta, PA 17547 Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Event contact: Larry or Lucille Hollingshead 717-817-4033 or 717-993-3624

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WHITE OAK ICE COMPANY Since 1925, White Oak Ice Company has been providing the region with premium

crushed ice. Our crushed ice can be found at convenient stores, gas stations, beer distributors, restaurants, hotels and in many other industries needing crushed ice. If your business is in need of an established crushed ice supplier, look no further. With distribution facilities in both Bensalem and Lancaster PA, we cover and deliver to South Eastern PA and New Jersey including Allentown, Harrisburg, West Chester, King of Prussia, Reading, Philadelphia and more. For your convenience, there are self-serve ice at our New Holland and Philadelphia locations. We are on call 24 hours a day if you have an emergency situation where you need ice. Make White Oak Ice Company, your ice company!

24 Hour Emergency Service Supplying Ice To: - Restaurants - Hospitals - Convenient Stores - Gas Stations - Beer Distributors - Grocery Stores - Hotels and everywhere in between

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Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Now Londonderry Village TYLER WEABER As we encourage our residents to grow in their faith and servanthood, we too have grown as a community. As of March 1, 2017, Lebanon Valley Brethren Home officially changed its name to Londonderry Village. A Continuing Care Retirement Community of over 600 residents, Londonderry Village carries on the mission of the “Brethren Home” by providing high quality housing and health care services to seniors through a holistic approach that focuses on the minds, bodies and spirits of our residents. Open since 1979, the “Village” continues to grow in both the complexity of the services we offer, the number of residents we serve, and the number of individuals we employ. As our president, Jeff Shireman, has stated, "The former name of our community did not accurately reflect the active lifestyles and diverse interests of the 620 residents who presently live on the campus. We have residents who travel internationally, go canoeing, take classes, play sports, and volunteer in various capacities; they didn't like living on a campus whose name made it sound like an "old folks home." While the name is changing, the mission of Londonderry Village will stay the same. “We will still be a nonprofit, Christian community with strong ties to the Church of the Brethren,” states Craig Moyer, Chair of the Board of Directors. The new corporate tag line, “A Community Rooted in Brethren Values,” reinforces that historic connection. Londonderry Village, or LV, will continue to offer several levels of nursing care in Tranquil Terrace, Leffler Care, and our innovative, personcentered Green Houses®. The first Green House® opened in Mississippi in 2003, and since then over 200 Houses have been built across the United States. Londonderry Village is presently the only Green House Community in Pennsylvania. The Green House® is designed as a family-style home that cares for ten Elders. Each Green House Elder has their own bedroom with a full private bath; each House also features a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable shared living room and a 14-foot dining table that seats all ten Elders and two staff members. The Elders gather together around the dining room table to share meals as a fam-

ily, and in good weather they can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature on the patio overlooking the garden. This form of living provides the physical care needed while providing a comfortable, warm environment for our Elders to flourish. As nursing care costs continue to rise, our residents have peace of mind knowing that our Good Samaritan Fund is there to assist them should they outlive their personal financial resources. Our Good Samaritan Fund, which was established by the Londonderry Village Board of Directors to help Nursing and Personal Care residents who can no longer afford to pay all of their own expenses, is only one of many ways our residents can help give back. In the past year, our Good Samaritan Fund helped to cover $1,800,000 of nursing care costs for our Elders. As we look to the future care of our residents, we have also taken the steps to properly train our 270+ employees on the Eden Alternative®, a new philosophy of person-centered care giving. The philosophy states that no matter how old someone is, their life continues to grow and their sense of purpose remains. The Eden Philosophy also challenges our staff to care for our Elders in a manner that combats the “three plagues” of elderhood, namely loneliness, helplessness and boredom. The Eden Alternative philosophy meshes perfectly with the nearly 40- year-old mission and ministry of Londonderry Village to provide an exceptional place to live and quality health care when needed. Tyler Weaber is Marketing Assistant for Londonderry Village.


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MINDY BECKER

Brookside is Open!

Lavender is the herb associated with relaxation and a sense of calm. Rosemary is associated with friendship, love and remembrance. It seemed fitting to have the two households of Brookside named Lavender Court and Rosemary Courts. The t hir t y-t wo - pr ivate - room (16 per household)-bedand - break f as t-themed home at Cross Keys Village- -The Brethren Home Community (CKV) was designed to create an openness to move around within the households and inviting gardens. Fourteen months after breaking g r o u n d, Brookside opened with a dedication ceremony on December 13, 2016. Supporters of the capital campaign were invited, along with local dignitaries and Chambers of Commerce. The dedication offered remarks from Jim Balthaser, Chair of the Brethren Home Foundation Board; Jeff Evans, President and CEO; Dr. Joy Bodnar, Chief Operating Officer; Kate Klunk, Pennsylvania State Representative; and finally, a dedication prayer given by Pastor Linda Titzell, Director of Pastoral Care.

each day in a comfortable, familiar setting, and not have to work so hard to make sense of their environment: no long corridors with resident rooms on both sides; secure environment without feeling confined; and familiar household model that is spacious and attractive. Every detail was carefully considered with an understanding of dementia and a desire to reduce anxiety about where to go and what to do.

CKV received its license to occupy Brookside from the Department of Human Services in February, with the move-in process for residents beginning in March. “We will start slowly with the admission process as we continue to fill a few remaining team member positions,” Bodnar said. “We are very excited to see our memory care residence brought to life!”

Brookside was certainly impressive to those who viewed it during the dedication and open house events. Ultimately, our goal is to impress those who will call Brookside their home. CKV is dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults, and we are proud to offer this state-of-the-art facility to those who need this specialized memory care.

The details in the construction of this beautiful home were to make it easier for residents to enjoy

Mindy Becker is Communications & Gift Officer for The Brethren Home Foundation.

CELEBRATING 44 YEARS IN BUSINESS

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Brethren Disaster Ministries 2016 Project Expenses Status Active Active Active Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed

Active Active Active Active Active Active Active Active Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed

Disaster US Projects BDM – South Carolina flood response Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) CWS – U.S. Hurricane Matthew response BDM – Eureka, Mo., flood recovery BDM – Detroit, Mich., flood recovery CWS – U.S. refugee resettlement CDS – response to Texas flooding BDM – Southern W.Va. flood recovery WV VOAD – Southern W.Va. bridge project BDM – Northeast Colorado flood recovery BDM – Spotswood, N.J., rebuilding project

Amount

U.S. total

$44,884 $128,980 $7,500 $2,954 $88,424 $15,000 $3,802 $27,510 $25,000 $71,532 $9,114 $424,700

International Projects BDM-EYN response to violence in Nigeria BDM/Haitian CoB Hurricane Matthew Response GMS – South Sudan war, food shortages, response vehicle CWS – Burundi refugee crisis – Tanzania Syrian refugee crisis – Lebanon Bittersweet Ministries – Haitian refugees in Mexico CWS – Haiti Hurricane Matthew response CWS Haiti Earthquake long-term recovery Emergency preparedness & canned chicken – Honduras Heifer International – Ecuador earthquake response Shalom Ministry – displaced families in the DR Congo Brethren Church of Rwanda – Burundi refugee crisis Dominican Republic COB – humanitarian assistance for deported Haitians International total TOTAL BDM PROJECT EXPENSES

$1,468,679 $53,259 $38,483 $30,000 $93,000 $2,500 $40,000 $10,000 $9,309 $20,000 $12,500 $39,000 $3,750 $1,820,480 $2,245,180

Key: BDM = Brethren Disaster Ministries / CDS = Children’s Disaster Service / CWS = Church World Service / EYN = Nigeria Church of the Brethren / VOAD = Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters / GMS = Global Mission and Service.

Brethren Disaster Ministries 2016 Project Funding Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) total (excluding Nigeria Crisis Funds) Nigeria Crisis Fund (part of EDF and not included above) Nigeria – Christian Aid Ministries Children’s Disaster Services: grant from United Methodist Committee on Relief Children’s Disaster Services: grant from Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) National VOAD for BDM Rebuilding Program in Detroit United Way of the Midlands to BDM Rebuilding Program for building materials in S.C. Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) partner funding * Four grants to DRSI for building materials in S.C. (United Way, NVOAD, One SC Fund) * * DRSI is a joint program of BDM, United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

$1,216,380 $549,935 $235,000 $50,000 $15,000 $5,000 $38,500 $27,000 $74,199 BRD9796


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Domestic Response Sites Completed Rebuild 2012-2013 Completed Rebuild 2014-2016 Currently Active Rebuild Potential Upcoming Rebuild Active DRSI Site

Brethren Disaster Ministries 2016 Rebuild Response Statistics

Location Spotswood, NJ Greeley/Loveland, CO Harts, WV Detroit, MI Columbia, SC DRSI - SC✝ Totals LTRG/Community Support DRSI - SC, WV

Disaster Type Super Storm Sandy Flood/Wildfires Flood Flood Storm/Flood Storm/Flood Storm/Flood

Volunteers* 37 322 77 401 103 234 1,174

Workdays 180 3,555 648 2,779 710 1,452 9,324

Hours Served 1,440 28,440 5,184 22,232 5,680 11,630 74,606

Value of Hours Served** $33,926.40 $670,046.40 $122,135.04 $523,785.92 $133,820.80 $274,002.80 $1,575,717.36

Families Served 3 34 7 57 ✝✝ 22 123

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2,400

$56,544.00

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* This sum includes repeat volunteers. ** Estimated Value of Volunteer Service = $ 23.56/hr for 2015 according to IndependentSector.org ✝DRSI (Disaster Response Support Initiative) projects included volunteers from BDM and 11 other organizations ✝✝BDM volunteers worked exclusively with 10 of the total 22 families served in SC.

Disaster Type Flood Flood Flood Flood Mass Shooting Flood Wildfire Flood Wildfire Flood Hurricane Terrorist Violence

Volunteers* 8 6 10 6 7 5 5 4 4 29 13 ✝ 97

Workdays 22 42 122 49 46 27 17 36 24 299 80 ✝ 764

Hours Served 176 336 976 392 368 216 136 288 192 2,392 640 ✝ 6,112

Value of Hours Served** $4,146.56 $7,916.16 $22,994.56 $9,235.52 $8,670.08 $5,088.96 $3,204.16 $6,785.28 $4,523.52 $56,355.52 $15,078.40 ✝ $143,998.72

Families Served 45 61 396 94 68 103 34 27 44 762 148 ✝ 1,782

*Includes repeat volunteers. ** Estimated Value of Volunteer Service = $ 23.56/hr for 2015 per IndependentSector.org ✝A special Healing Hearts program was created and started to support Nigerian children impacted by violence. Nigerian workshop leaders trained by CDS are reaching thousands of children in dozens of communities.

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Children’s Disaster Services 2016 Response Statistics

Location St. Louis, MO Monroe, LA Houston, TX Houston, TX Orlando, FL Angleton, TX Kernville, CA (local) White Sulphur Springs, WV Kernville, CA Baton Rouge, LA Fayetteville, NC Nigeria✝ Totals


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2017 Disaster Relief Auction Preview

Handcrafted Pressure Treated 8' Picnic Table Donated by Andre` Nolt

Cheyenne Wind Spinner, Silver, 74"H x 28"W

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Garden Spinner 87" H x 26" W

53" Corinthian Bells donated by QMT Windchimes, Manasses Park, VA

(more colors/sizes avail.)

Outdoor Tractor Spinner 19.3" H x 51.2" W x 2.4" D Solar-Bi-Plane Outdoor Spinner 16" W x 53" H

Medium-Topiary 17" W x 48" H "Outhouse" style garden tool shed handcrafted and donated by Randy Bruckhart

Repurposed Lathe, Wheelbarrel with Steel Wheel 40" L x 15" H x 18" W

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Co-Chairpersons - Bob Bingaman & Tom Fritz


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2017 Disaster Relief Auction Preview Massey Harris Tractor and Attachments

Crescent 70 pc tool, DeWalt 10 pc driver, & Stanley 3 pc plyers sets, 2.5 gal gas can donated by Paul B, Ephrata

Just for Men Makita 18V cordless 2 pc drill set donated by Paul B

Retro Gas Pump Table Clock 4.75" X 4.5" X 15"

New 2017 Aluma 10'1" x 4'7" Aluminum Tilt Trailer (Never Used) Single Axle w/Alloy Wheels rakes and brooms donated by PaulB

shovels and hoes donated by Paul B, Ephrata

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Co-Chairpersons - Bob Bingaman & Tom Fritz


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2017 Disaster Relief Auction Preview Word Art 13" by 9.5"

Word Art 13" by 9"

Double Star On A Stand 16"H by 11W

Summer Hummer 12" by 12"

Tree of Life 34"

Angel Standing Small 7" H By 5" W

Angel Standing Medium 11.5" H by 6.5" W

Angel Standing Large 14" H by 8" W

Sm. Filigree Bowl 4.5" by 4.5 " by 2"

Lid Floral Wreath 23" by 23"

Votive Pencil Holder 3.25" by 4"

All items were handcrafted In Haiti 55 Gal. Drum To Metal Art - Indoor Outdoor Handmade Sm. Barnwood Step 16x9x9, Barnwood Tote 20x8x12 donated by Mike Landis at Ole Factory, Hummelstown

Hammered dulcimer, 13/12, in rock maple by Masterworks. Excellent condition. It's trapezoidal, 4 measurements: Front 39"; parallel top/back 24"; depth 17"; and height of instrument is 3".

Barnwood Table 18" x 50"x 30" handcrafted & donated by Mike Landis

Repurposed 43" harness w/15 bells handmade by handicapped amish children donatd by Mike Landis at Ole Factory

German Shiplap with Leather handle and red shiplap box handcrafted & donated by Mike Landis at Ole Factory

Barnwood Cradle Large - 16.5Lx10Wx11H, & Small 9x8x7, handmade & donated by Mike Landis at Ole Factory, Hummelstown

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Co-Chairpersons - Bob Bingaman & Tom Fritz


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Germantown Church Print

"Wenger's Mill Bridge" (Near the Village of Oregon, PA) By Paul W. Brubaker

Calla Lilies Painted And Donated By Gladys Zeiset Denver, PA Giclee 23.5" x 15.75", Print 1 of 50 Photo The Star Barn

Famous "King of Kings" signed Liz Hess 2016, custom framed, archival glazed, Giclee, 8.75" x 12", donated by Liz Hess Gallery, Lancaster

The Road Home, Primitive Style Textured Black-Framed, Print Donated by Beechdale Frames, Lancaster, PA 26.5" x 15.5"

Framed Puzzle, Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper, Assembled By Dennis Hornberger, Donated To Honor Bob Eisemann, 20" x 26"

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Co-Chairpersons - Bob Bingaman & Tom Fritz


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2017 Disaster Relief Auction Preview Hung-Sphere with 60" chain, Large 20" W, Med. 17" W, Sm. 12" W Silverplated Bowls

Antique Books 1830 to 1908

Ceramic Peacock Candlesticks, 8.5" tall, 10.5" tall, and 12.5" tall

Silverplated Platters Covered Dish Teapot Creamer Sugar and Covered Butter

Rooster Weathervane with Table-Top Stand 10" x 18" x 36" 14" Amish Dolls

Handcrafted Dolly Bed 13.75" L x 9.5" W x 7" H and Dresser 13.5" W x 16.5" H x 7.25" D

Oak Handpainted Wastebasket Cover with Painted Lid Donated By Country Housewares, Leola

Dolly Wardrobe 28.75" H x 16" W x 6"D Donated By Lapp's Toys, Lancaster PA

Handcrafted Wood Toys Donated By Lapp's Toys, Lancaster PA

Ceramic Doll

Marble Roller Built And Donated By Gene & Anna Knicely, Bridgewater, VA

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2017 Disaster Relief Auction Preview Henredon Charles X Armoire Burled Wood 79.25" H x 44.25" W x 20.75" D

Pink Depressionware Vintage World Map Wall Clock 23.5" x 23.5" x 1.75" Stainless Steel Popcorn Popper 6.5 Qt.

Antique Coffee Mill

Metal Boston Sconce, Self Standing or Hang, 8" W x 5" D x 25" H Hand Carved Bird Tree From Shenandoah D.R.A.

Antique Butcher Tools

Brethren Disaster Relief Auction Pottery

Motorized Corn Sheller Built By Dan Ebersole

Vintage Toy Firetruck 14" H x 28.5" W x 11" D

Solid Oak Extension Table with 12 boards By Landis Myer

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Arts, Crafts And More...

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ur Arts & Crafts add yet another dimension to the popular and widely attended Disaster Relief Auction. Not only are you supporting our local artists with your purchases, but the Relief Auction itself. What a perfect time to begin your Christmas shopping and provide funds towards relief of world-wide disasters. All Arts & Crafts items are hand-made and include the following: Floral designs, stained glass, doll clothing, needlework, custom furniture, oil and water color paintings, photography, holiday ornaments, jewelry, note cards, wooden crafts, jewelry from precious stones, large selection of violets, and much more. Arts and Crafts are available in the arena on: Friday, September 22nd from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Thank you for supporting the goals of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction.

Julie Miller 717-665-6396

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1020 Sharp Avenue, Ephrata, PA 17522

717-733-2050

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650 East Main Street New Holland, PA 17557

610-286-0956

MT. JOY

968 East Main Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552

717-653-2990

www.lehmanins.com

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WE NEED YOUR HELP AT THE AUCTION! The Arrangements Committee needs your help! In addition to volunteers needed to help set-up before the auction and clean-up after the auction, we need volunteers to help collect trash during the auction! The jobs do not require any special training and are not usually dirty jobs, but they are important jobs that must be done and the committee needs your help. Any and all help is appreciated! Individuals, families or groups are welcome and encouraged to help. Come for a few hours, half of the day or a day! If you have any questions, can serve in any way, or would be willing to serve on the committee, please contact Chris Keller, Arrangements Committee Chairman at 717-279-7389 or 4ckak@comcast.net. Thanks for your help! Auction Set-up is Thursday, September 21, 2017 starting at 8 AM. (Lunch is provided.) Trash Collection is Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23, 2017 during the auction. Auction Clean-up is Saturday, September 23, 2017 as the auctions are ending. BRD9798

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Branching Out – Bearing Fruit

JOEL & LINETTA BALLEW “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.” –John 15:5 Sitting in the East Lodge office this spring, the beauty of creation coming to life after the long winter is an amazing thing to witness! May apples and green undergrowth have sprung up. Green spots are emerging on the ends of the twigs and branches. Daffodils and forsythia are blooming and eye-catching. Spring is the time when, after a season of lying fallow, all of creation emerges from its slumber and branches out! In 2017 “Branching Out” is what Camp Swatara is focusing on as our theme for the year! Centering on the words from John 15 as our guide, campers young and old will learn and be reminded of the words of Jesus – that He is the vine and we are the branches. As I look out that same office window at camp, the visual image of Jesus’ words is abundantly clear. Spring is the season when it becomes evident which trees and vines are living, and what growth is no longer producing. As disciples, these are our two duties, (1) stay connected to Jesus and (2) bear fruit. Jesus tells us that it is by remaining connected to Him that we are able to bear fruit and see growth. At Camp Swatara the mighty oaks and towering tulip trees are showing signs of life in this new season of growth. Jesus also tells his disciples that apart from Him, we can do nothing – branches that aren’t connected will wither, are gathered up, thrown away, and burned. Unfortunately at Camp, due to pests like the Emerald Ash Borer and Woolly Adelgid, we are seeing a handful of Ash and Hemlock trees that are failing to thrive and are ultimately dying. Those trees will end up being cut down, split into firewood, and stock the wood sheds for future seasons. It’s a startlingly immediate image of what Jesus teaches about the vine and branches in John 15. Branching out is a fitting theme for us at camp, not just because the natural setting happens to align perfectly with this image of John 15. Truly, it’s because our goal at Camp is put simply in two words: Christian Discipleship.

Discipleship for us as Christians is to remain connected to Jesus, the true vine, so that we may receive what we need to produce Kingdom fruit. This year we’re “Branching Out” in an intentional way through service, worship, and Bible study. Camp is “Branching Out” through Christian hospitality and fellowship. Children, youth, adults, and families will have the chance to hear, see, and experience for themselves how their lives can and will be different in an amazing way as they seek to remain connected to the true vine that is Jesus. There are some very specific and exciting ways that camp is branching out its ministry this year. Connections are being established and deepened with our immediate community by working with the local library, township, schools, and churches to provide outdoor space for programs and invite the community to be part of what is happening at camp. Several new staff in full-time management roles are bringing new ideas to expand the camp’s ministry and branch out to reach new people with our central message. A “Branching Out” camp for 5th-7th graders this summer will encourage them to try new things, stretching and growing as they expand their interests and skills. We’ve also broadened our publicity efforts to branch out and make sure that more and more people learn about all aspects of the camp’s ministry – summer camp, the family camping center, rental opportunities, and camp-sponsored programs and events. Branching out is not only a great image of our camp’s ministry, but also the work that happens in disaster response work. Because of our connectedness to Jesus, teams of volunteers “branch out” in order to bear fruit through rebuilding homes, communities, and lives. That fruit isn’t for us, but rather for those impacted by disaster and destruction--fruit that is tended and given by God through us as the conduits of his provision, love, and grace. When we remain connected to Jesus, the true vine, amazing and bountiful work will happen! This year join us at Camp Swatara as we stay connected to Jesus, branch out, and bear fruit! Joel & Linetta Ballew Co-Administrators.

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THANK YOU TO THESE BUSINESSES WHO DONATED TO THE MAIN HALL AUCTION IN 2016 Beechdale Frames – Ronks Bomberger’s Store – Lititz Country Housewares – Leola Doe Run Furniture – Manheim Dutchview Crafts – Lancaster Esbenshade’s Garden Center – Lititz GEM Garden – Manheim Green Hills Farm Discount Grocer – Lititz Groffdale Machine – Leola Hendrick’s Flowers – Lititz J & J Woodworks – Ronks Lapp’s Wooden Toys – Ronks Leiding Edge – Manheim Longenecker’s True Value – Manheim

M & M Weaver & Sons – Leola Messick Farm Equipment – Elizabethtown Outback Toys – Lititz Penn Dutch Furniture – Glen Rock QMT Windchimes – Manassas Park, VA Ridgeway Brass – Harrisburg Rohrer’s Quarry – Lititz Sight & Sound Theatre – Ronks Sloan’s Pharmacy – Manheim Summitville Woodworking – New Holland Weaver Nut Company – Ephrata Wenger’s Equipment – Myerstown Wolgemuth Auction – Leola

PLEASE SUPPORT THESE LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO SUPPORT THE BRETHREN DISASTER RELIEF AUCTION If your business would be willing to donate to the 2017 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction contact Kevin and Angela Nolt 717-949-3316 Earl Fahnestock 717-664-2740 Bill & Sharon Pierce 717-664-5537 Gary & Orpha Stevens 717-665-6655 Dale and Elsie Fahnestock 717-757-4312

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Special “MEAL” & “VACATION” Auction In the Main Hall Auction Saturday, September 23

between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

(before the Quilt Auction begins)

Fabulous “SEVEN COURSE” Gourmet Dinner at the home of Dave & Carol Farmer

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Amazin’ Pig Roast Dinner by Jeff and Kris Wagner, hosted at their beautiful home in Brickerville, PA. Date set by mutual agreement of donor and buyer for summer or fall of 2018. Enjoy Jeff’s delicious pulled pork, and Kris’ wonderful homemade sides and dessert. Dinner is for 50 people. Rain or shine. In case of rain, dinner will be held inside the home. Plan to bid, and purchase this event to enjoy hosting your own fabulous party with 50 of your own guests!

These are meals you don’t want to miss and you will never forget!

Please contact the Main Hall Auction Committee at 717-949-3316 to let us know. We would love to auction your special event! Be sure to check at the Main Hall Auction for additional events that may be added!

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ENJOY AMISH HANDMADE DONUTS & SOFT PRETZELS Watch them being made Friday & Saturday!

Thanks…

For A Job Well Done John H. Minnich and Doris High

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FLOORING, Inc. Mohawk & Shaw, Dream Weaver Carpets Florida Daltile Mannington Ceramic Tile

Jay Brandt, Proprietor 635 Ditz Drive Manheim, PA 17545

Phone: 717-665-3434 Fax: 717-665-1931 stiegelvalleyflooring.net

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QUALITY WORK YOU CAN TRUST CARPETS • VINYL CERAMIC TILE LAMINATE & HARDWOOD

Professional Carpet Cleaning Congoleum & Mannington Vinyl Laminate & Hardwood Floors

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BRETHREN DISASTER RELIEF AUCTION

COIN PROJECT Do you have spare change around your home that you are willing to donate to the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction? We will be collecting coins (and any other money you wish to donate) at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction this year. All money donated will go to disaster relief. We will also have containers at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction for you to take along home with you and use to collect coins for the 2018 Auction. These containers will be “Pretzel Barrels” full of pretzels. Come to the “Coin Auction” area in Center Hall. Pick up a free pretzel container to take home with you - eat the pretzels - then fill that container with coins you collect during the year. Bring your container with coins back to the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction in 2018. For more information contact: Dale Fahnestock at 717-757-4312 or Earl Fahnestock at 717-664-2740

We Need More People Collecting Coins!! A great project for:

• Your Sunday School Class • Your Family • Bible School • You and your co-workers Will you take a barrel and bring back coins next year?

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CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES FUN FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!!

MARSHA HEISEY AND CATHY WHITMAN

Bring your children to the 2017 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction to enjoy all of the many, exciting activities and events that have been planned just for children! From barrel trains rides and face painting to balloon artists and juggling acts, there is something for children of all ages. And don't forget the Children's Auction, the Children's store, and the pony rides! The fun begins on Friday with the opening of the Children's Store in the West Hall. Open all day, the Children's Store offers a wide assortment of new and gently used toys, games, puzzles, books and much more. It's a favorite stop for children and also a great place for parents and grandparents alike to pick up a few items as gifts. On Friday evening, the fun continues as the barrel train provides rides outside by the Pole Barn. Face painters and a balloon artist will also be available to share their talents. They will be located beside the Children's store. Times for these events will be displayed on posters near these activities. On Saturday, children will be able to enjoy barrel train rides, face painting and the balloon artist. There will also be pony rides! Train rides and pony rides will be near the Pole Barn. Face painting and the balloon artist will be in the Southeast Hall. See posters for times. The Children's Store will also be open all day for more great bargains! Saturday's activities would not be complete without the children's entertainment and the Children's Auction. For the children's entertainment, the DKers will be returning to share the story of the Prodigal Son through their Christian juggling routine. It will be one of the funniest versions of the story you will ever see. This will be an exciting and enjoyable time for kids of all ages that you won't want to miss! The show will be in the Southeast Hall at 9:30 Saturday morning BEFORE

the Children's Auction.

After enjoying the DKers juggling routine, plan to stay for the 13th Annual Children's Auction which begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Southeast Hall. In this special auction, only children ages 5-12 can bid with specially colored bidding numbers available at the registration desk. With these bidding numbers, children, with adult supervision, will have fun bidding on a wide variety of brand new toys including Barbie’s, Legos, trucks, games and much, much more! Come and enjoy this unique auction experience with your children! To make sure all children have an enjoyable auction experience, a small gift will be given to any unsuccessful bidder at the end of the Children's Auction. As you can see, there are many exciting children's activities at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. Come early and stay late to enjoy all the fun-filled events! The Children's Committee would also like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the children's activities. Many people and businesses have partnered with us throughout the years. We appreciate your support in helping us help children have a positive, lasting impression of the Auction while learning to be active participants in future Brethren Disaster Relief Auctions. Thank you!! And as always, donations of good, used toys are always welcome. They can be dropped off at the Children's Store Thursday or Friday. New toy donations for the Auction are welcome too. You can drop them off in Southeast Hall Thursday or Friday. For questions about donations or any children's activity, please call Marsha at (717)361-0999 or Cathy at (717)433-6948. Marsha Heisey, attends Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, and Cathy Whitman, attends Hanoverdale Church of the Brethren. They are Co-Chairs of the Children's Committee.

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FACE PAINTING Friday & Saturday

PONY RIDES Saturday CHILDREN’S AUCTION See Below

BALLOON ARTIST Friday & Saturday

BARREL TRAIN Friday & Saturday CHILDREN’S STORE Friday & Saturday

SATURDAY 11:00 AM



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Trucks & Cars



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Come on out kids… Saturday, September 23, 2017

…to Enjoy: MUSIC KCB GEAR Chick Fil-A COOKIE

9:00 am to 12 noon

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Lancaster Church of the Brethren

WELCOMES YOU

Jeffrey B. Rill Senior Pastor

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 8:00 a.m. Chapel (Traditional) 10:15 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional)

Cindy E.L. Lattimer Associate Pastor J. Calvin Wenger Pastor of Caregiving

10:15 a.m. Morning Psalm (Contemporary) 10:15 a.m. Maranatha Multi-Cultural Fellowship

Alix Sable Associate Pastor Emery A. DeWitt Director of Music

9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:15 a.m. Praise Kidz! 4 years thru 3rd grade 7:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Breakfast

Jamie Nace Director of Children’s Music Michael Howes Pastor of Youth and Faith Development

1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601 Phone (717) 397-4751 • PRAYER LINE: (717) 397-1888 • FAX NO. (717) 397-0853 E-MAIL: lancob@comcast.net • WEB SITE: www.lancob.org

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Camp Eder

BRYAN SMITH

For nearly sixty years, Camp Eder has stood as a testimony both to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the power of a donation. Perhaps no one could imagine the impact a donation given by the Geigley family would bring to the Kingdom. It is a great reminder that when God leads us to give to our community, through our churches, to our unbelieving neighbors, or those suffering in need, He has a beautiful plan to use it for his glory and purposes. The woods at Camp Eder has long been about seeing God’s glory. But then moving on to knowing and personalizing the person and work of Jesus Christ, and seeing changed lives in the outdoors. God has continued to use Camp Eder, as He has used wilderness experiences to build his people and grow leaders throughout history. Coming to camp in the middle of the woods strips us of some of the control we have in our busy lives, behind walls of home, comfort and technology. Outside of this control, God allows us to see ourselves easier, from where we are to where He wants us to be. And we connect with others in the wilderness to build a community of believers, effective together for His plans. We are working hard at Camp Eder to effectively use the resources provided to us through the property and our people, to reach those in our community for the sake of Jesus Christ. How are we doing this? Here are a few examples: 1. Providing resources to our public schools, for those families who are unable to afford outdoor education and summer programs. 2. Using our natural resources for community building & workshops (those who typically wouldn’t attend church, including millennials), in the following areas: sustainable agriculture, beekeeping, raising ducks and rabbits, mushroom/microgreen farming, knitting and embroidery, life skills (welding, woodworking, cooking) to name a few. 3. Stronger community-building partnerships with our Brethren churches, as a tool to reach our neighbors

(through programs, coffee house and secular partnerships). As believers, we have a mandate to look out for those who can’t help themselves. For while we once were without hope, we come along side our neighborhoods & our world, and help them “walk in a new way” (Matt. 7:14). And when we put God first in our stories, and give people the space, such as Camp Eder, we allow them to ask questions that only God can give the answer to. It’s there that we can share our own stories of being recipients of God’s unexplainable grace. Being part of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, just as being part of Camp Eder, is one of the most practical ways of speaking truth to our world, seeking to understand, support and live with them, in order to create a safe place in our world. Whether we provide outdoor experiences, or disaster relief, God is using us, uniquely in our Anabaptist perspective, to be the hands and feet of Jesus. In the chaos of our world today, this is our time to shine. Bryan Smith is executive director of Camp Eder. (As the new director at Camp Eder beginning February 2017, Bryan is excited to see God continue to use Camp Eder in new ways, with strong connections to the past. He has a great love for the outdoors, grew up at a Christian camp in Ohio, and knows that the business and impact of camping is perhaps the church’s greatest asset to see a changed world. To be part of the story, contact him at bsmith@campeder.org or call his cell 717.655.8638)

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Until we meet again

Kim Gingerich The High Park Fire of 2012 and the flood of 2013 brought much destruction and devastation to the Colorado counties of Weld, Larimer and Boulder. It was decided that the BDM Rebuild program would establish a project location in this area, so we began settling in to our first housing location on May 1, 2014. We worked with many wonderful partner agencies such as: Weld Recovers, Larimer County Long Term Recovery, Metro Volunteers, Boulder County Long Term Recovery and Loveland Housing Authority. Our partners were exceptional to work with and dedicated to providing the necessary resources to assist their communities in the recovery effort. Our clients were inspiring and touched our hearts, as well as the hearts of many of our volunteers, as they opened their homes and lives to us by sharing the intimate details of “their story” over and over again. I was humbled and blessed by their faith and genuineness, and by their confessions of a desire to “give up” that were transformed into a sense of restored hope. The generosity of our clients in wanting to “give back” was overwhelming. I had the privilege of serving for the entire length of this BDM project. This afforded me the opportunity to form many life-long friendships, cultivate new relationships and make many lasting memories (as well as being awed by the grandeur and beauty of God’s creation!). Thank you to the many individuals and project leaders that supported this project by volunteering their time and talents to help return those affected by these disasters to safe, sanitary and secure environments. What a blessing to be a witness to the many lives that were changed - clients, volunteers, leadership, members of our host facilities, caseworkers, and local recovery agency members. With the words “until we meet again,” I said goodbye to my Colorado friends, closing the project on August 26, 2016, to move on to my next assignment in South Carolina and the new blessings awaiting me there. Kim Gingerich is a long-term BDM project leader from the Southern Pennsylvania District. Kim has worked on BDM rebuild projects since 2005.

Colorado Flood

In September 2013, a devastating flood struck northern Colorado, destroying 1,882 homes and damaging another 5,566. Some homes also suffered fire damage. BDM volunteers served 58 families in Colorado from May 2015 to August 2016.

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Pictures courtesy BDM long-term project leaders Steve Keim row, left) and Kim Gingerich (back row, with homeowners during a house blessColorado.

Pastor Terry Smith from the Southern Pennsylvania district works on the outside of a house damaged by flooding in Colorado (June 2016).

You’re never too old to serve

Lucette Gurley I started out fretting “Can I be of help?” at 80 and lack of any construction abilities. At our first meeting after arriving at the church where we slept and ate I told the group, “This is way out of my comfort zone.” And it was, totally. Assignments discussed, tools picked up and the “ballet” began. Climbing, cutting, measuring, hammering. I looked for boards to be held, caulking I could reach, trash to be picked up. I, too, was a part of the dance. Project completed. I learned that “you’re never too old to serve.” Lucette Gurley was a volunteer from Arizona who worked at the BDM Loveland, Colorado project in April, 2016.

A volunteer from the Southern Pennsylvania district works on the outside of a house damaged by flooding in Colorado (June 2016).

A volunteer from the Southern Pennsylvania district works inside a house damaged by flooding in Colorado (June 2016).


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Let me be your servant Kim Slater People sometimes ask me and Kathy why we go on disaster projects for a week. I often reply that, in the face of so much loss from natural disasters in our country and world, on these trips I find that the people we help have not lost their faith in God, and that in itself is a blessing to us. Being blessed with so much here at home, it is a humbling experience to be the hands of Jesus as we do our small part in repairing their homes. Our latest trip was to Colorado. One day, my good friend Doug and I helped Rosie. She was a small, tired looking lady, and she graciously welcomed us into her home. Her bed was in the living room of an older mobile home she shared with her two daughters, their husbands, and a whole bunch of kids. Rosie had a water damaged bathroom that needed a lot of help. Doug and I took up her toilet, repaired and put in new flooring and base trim. We installed a new shower surround kit, fixed her leaky plumbing, and re-hung her vanity doors. The smiles and hugs we received from Rosie as

we left that afternoon made our day. The dedication and hard work that project directors and Brethren Disaster Ministries staff put forth to organize these work projects is truly amazing and I encourage everyone to set aside one week to experience one of the greatest opportunities our denomination supports. It is a little unsettling to leave the comfort of your home to bunk with a bunch of strangers and share bathrooms and meals, but I promise you, the accomplishments you make with new friends will soon find you volunteering again. Sharing our faith through helping others is summed up in this verse we often sing at Eel River Community: "Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you. Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too." Kim Slater has served as a BDM rebuild volunteer on many projects since 2000. She is from the South/Central Indiana district.

Disaster Response

Duane Bahn In Matthew’s writing in chapter 25, he pens Jesus’ own words when he talks about the final judgement. Jesus speaks about separating the sheep from the goats, and in verse 40 states, “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” I had the opportunity of spending the month of February in South Carolina with Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) where the city and surrounding area of Columbia was devastated with more than 26” of rain over a four-day span in October of 2015. At one point, they received 16” of rain in a ten-hour period. BDM set up a site in Columbia in October of 2016 to help the survivors rebuild. Working with the case workers from Hearts and Hands, BDM began their work. It was a humbling experience serving our clients for the four months I was in SC. One client we worked for was an eighty-eight-year-old lady who prayed to God to send help. She had nowhere to turn and was scared she could not rebuild. Her help came in the form of Brethren Disaster Ministries volunteer workers. We replaced her roof, repaired walls and replaced flooring throughout her home. She was most grateful for the help she received through BDM. There were many volunteers who had the opportunity to work at her home, and she loved when they sent her pictures of their groups after their week was up. She was so happy to meet so many new friends, and our volunteers were so blessed to get to know her and work on her home. Another client we worked for continued to live in her home along with her son and a friend from October 2015 until Sunday, January 30th, 2016, when a mold remediation company came in to remove all the ceilings, walls and flooring that was contaminated with mold. They had nowhere else to go. Our volunteers began rebuilding the walls, ceilings and floors on Monday February 6th. By the end of the day on Monday, February 20th the job was completed and the

family’s furniture was moved back in on Tuesday with the help of BDM volunteers. The last person I had the opportunity to serve was a lady who lived in a trailer court. She was asleep when the flooding hit the trailer park. She didn’t know the park was even being flooded until she woke up in the morning after the floods had already receded and she saw her car had mud halfway up the doors. She didn’t realize it but the flood waters were up to her front door of the trailer. The work done for her while I was there was repairing rotted floor joists and sheeting on the outside of the trailer and repairing rotted floor sheathing inside the trailer. The remaining work to be completed was to install all new flooring throughout the trailer. My experience in South Carolina was only possible with the support of the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund as well as the support of this auction and other auctions who sponsor disaster work. Thank you for help with reaching our neighbors who need the help of BDM, and thank you to all those who volunteer their time at disaster sites to help with the rebuilds. Please consider volunteering a week this year to help others. You will be glad you did. Duane Bahn is an Ordained Minister at the Codorus Church of the Brethren. He also serves as a Disaster Project Leader with Brethren Disaster Ministries.


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Thank you from long-term rebuild partners

Brethren Disaster Ministries One of the many joys of working on rebuilding projects is the opportunity to work with inspirational long-term local partners as recovery groups and hosts. BDM’s long-term commitment often means that these partners become beloved colleagues and friends. BDM recently received thank you notes from two of our most recent partners. See excerpts from their letters below.

Rev. Michael Stein, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Loveland, Colo., which hosted BDM rebuild teams from August 2015 to May 2016, titled his note “BDM crews become family”: In August 2015, the Brethren Disaster Ministries team moved in and began hosting Brethren from even more locations. Each week, fresh crews came in with energy and expertise to help our neighbors rebuild their homes and their lives. As they slept, ate, showered and rested in our church building, the Brethren responders became part of our family. Kim, Steve and other long-term volunteers were like siblings helping to wrestle with scheduling and other issues. Our congregation members joined visiting volunteers for meals, ball games and recreational opportunities. When a heavy

Rebuild Detroit

In 2014 a large storm system drenched southeastern Michigan with up to 6 in. of rain in just a few hours, overwhelming many drain systems, which then flooded roadways and homes. Over a year and a half later, there were still families living in homes that they have not been able to clean out and sanitize on their own. Most of the areas affected were basements where mold became a very serious health hazard. BDM volunteers served 57 families in Detroit.

 Courtesy BDM BDM volunteers working in the basement of a home in Detroit.

 Picture courtesy of Grossnickle COB BDM volunteers with a happy Detroit homeowner.

snowfall prevented the teams from working on their planned sites, BDM crews carried out valuable projects in our building. In the months since they left, the place has been eerily quiet. To tell the truth, our church staff and even some of our congregation have felt a little lonely, as we’ve missed our BDM family! But our prayers and our support continue for our BDM partners as they witness to God’s grace in helping other communities recover from disaster. Thank you for all you’ve done for Northern Colorado! Rev. Becky Wilson, Coordinator, Northwest Detroit Flood Recovery Program, Detroit, Mich., wrote: I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:3-5 A phone call from Jenn Dorsch, Director of BDM, was an answer to prayer. Since April 2016, the NwDFRP has partnered with BDM in walking alongside more than 40 households in their recovery. BDM’s compassion and excellent workmanship are a blessing to the northwest Detroit community. On behalf of flood survivors and the NwDFRP team . . . I offer my deepest gratitude to BDM for your faithfulness, commitment and service.

Children's Disaster Services Children’s Disaster Services volunteers are trained to care for children directly impacted by disaster, through activities that stimulate imaginative play. They provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires any natural or human caused disaster.

CDS Baton Rouge, LA  by Cathy Stengel CDS volunteers responding to flooding in Baton Rouge, La., had 762 child contacts in August and September 2016.

 CDS Kernville CA  by Patty Henry CDS volunteers responded to wildfires in Kernville, Calif. in July 2016.

 CDS Oroville CA by Crystal Baker CDS volunteers provided care for children whose families were evacuated as a precaution when a spillway of the Oroville (Calif.) Dam was damaged due to widespread rainfall.


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Nigeria Crisis update: Progress in the midst of struggle Roy Winter After 2 ½ years of partnering with and supporting Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) through the Nigeria Crisis Response, there have been both improvements and challenges. EYN leadership has moved back to their original headquarters in Kwarhi, and damaged homes and offices have been repaired on the Church compound. Even though they are challenged by ongoing violence and food shortages, approximately 75 percent of the displaced families have returned home to start the process of rebuilding. Those that can’t return home are settling in new areas and starting new congregations. However, challenges remain. The violence caused by the terrorist group Boko Haram continues in parts of northeast Nigeria. With 70 percent of church buildings destroyed, the cumulative stress and trauma of this time is very difficult for EYN leadership and local communities. As each church struggles financially and considers how to rebuild, the national Church is also struggling with its own financial crisis. At times, the situation seems overwhelming and the Repairing homes for displaced Nigerians, who are returning to Northeast Nigeria to r e b u i l d their lives, is an important aspect of the Nigeria Crisis Response of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN). An important aspect of the Nigeria Crisis Response of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) is providing safe water for households. When a solar p o w e r e d pump was installed in one village, the chairman exclaimed, “There is enough water for everyone; no need to look for fuel to pump the water. It is like water is coming right from heaven.”

demands on leadership are immense. The Church of the Brethren, in partnership with EYN and five Nigerian organizations, is supporting a large scale, comprehensive response to the crisis in Nigeria. Major program activities in 2016 focused on peace building and trauma healing, including specialized programs for children; distributions of food, medical supplies and household goods; agricultural training and support including distributions of seeds, fertilizers, and some goats and chickens, as well as support for a soybean initiative through the Global Food Initiative; livelihood training, tools and materials; building and repairing homes; providing safe water; supporting education, including repairing and renovating schools and Kulp Bible College; supporting EYN leadership; and advocacy in the U.S. and Nigeria to support peace and justice through the Church of the Brethren offices of Peace and Public Witness. Roy Winter is associate executive director, Global Mission and Service, for the Church of the Brethren. A major focus of the Nigeria Crisis Response of the Church of the Brethren and E k k l e s i y a r Ya n’u w a a Nigeria (EYN) is agricultural training and support, including distributions of seeds and fertilizers (pictured here), to help families regain self-sufficiency.

Nigeria Crisis Response partner, the Center for Caring, Empowerment and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI), has focused on food & household supplies distributions and livelihood training. Here, graduates of the training program, which includes business training, receive knitting machines to enable them to support themselves.

Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October 2016. Some Haitian Brethren suffered agricultural losses, including farm animals such as goats. To help them recover, Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren), with support from the U.S. Church of the Brethren, began distributing goats in early in 2017. The goats were examined and vaccinated before being given to families to raise.


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***GROW MONEY***GROW MONEY***GROW MONEY*** YOU have something to share with every girl and boy, A special talent you really do enjoy! A gift to grow, sow or make from your home, You can work as a group or completely alone. We have money to help you purchase supplies, We want to watch how your money multiplies. We’re anxious to see what you did, we must confess, And the money raised at the Relief Auction, will surely BLESS. Do You Know WHAT Grow Money Is? – Grow money is a $10 bill in an envelope you can pick up at the Information Table during the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. What Do You Do With Your Grow Money? – Take the $10 envelope (or 2 or 3 if you need more) home with you. Then decide on a project that you can do to help raise money for the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. Use your Grow Money to purchase the supplies needed for this project. Then watch your time and talents grow and develop into something very unique and special. What Kind Of Projects Can You Do With Grow Money? – Anything you would like to do! Baking, Gardening, Sewing, Woodworking and so much more. The ideas and possibilities are endless. We love all the different “Grow Money” projects that come our way. What Do You Do With Your Finished Project? – You can sell your finished product and bring the money to the “Information Table” at the BDRA or bring your finished project to the BDRA and we will sell it over the auction. The money raised will be used to help with disasters worldwide. When you bring it to the Relief Auction, please let us know you used “Grow Money”. We would like to acknowledge these items. Here are some examples: Irwin and Joyce Groff attend Conestoga COB. For many years Irwin used “Grow Money” to help with making a beautifully handcrafted truck that was sold in the Main Hall auction each year. We have raised thousands of dollars from the sale of these trucks for disaster relief. Joyce uses “Grow Money” to purchase yarn. She then knits scarves and donates them to the BDRA for us to sell over the auction. Linda Kreider attended Mechanic Grove COB and was the clerk at the Main Hall Auction for many years before she passed away suddenly. Linda started the Golf Tournament at Mechanic Grove many years ago with “Grow Money”! It started small but has grown over the years and helped to raise a lot of money for the BDRA. At the Shenandoah DRA several years ago, two children (approximately 6 & 8 years old) had $10 “Grow Money” from the auction. They bought a simple planter and planted some flowers in it. It sold for over $400 at the auction. The joy on their faces as their planter was being sold brought more joy to everyone watching! It was a simple thing even children can do to help with disaster relief. WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH “GROW MONEY” FROM THE BRETHREN DISASTER RELIEF AUCTION? BRD9808


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Good Useable Items for Pole Barn Auction Our motto is: If you have not used it in the last year, please consider donating it to the auction. Thank you for your time, and hope to see you at the Pole Barn Auction. Here are a few suggestions: TOOLS: Power tools, hand tools, lawn and garden items, and other miscellaneous items. FURNITURE: Tables, chairs, chests, and other good useable items. SMALL ITEMS: Good useable home and garage items, bicycles (complete), collectibles, mostly anything of value. NEW ITEMS: Most anything. LARGER ITEMS: Cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, trailers and other items in working condition (Some items will need titles. Please call ahead, all items need to be checked in). No large appliances, older TVs, or tires. Please only donate items that will sell. No yard sale or flea market junk. Items may be checked in at Pole Barn on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM during the week of the sale only. All items must be checked in, no drop offs. Please direct any questions to Dean Fahnestock (717) 766-4860 or (717) 360-4428. Come join us. Thank you, The Pole Barn Committee

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DORY CRATER

THEME BASKETS

Theme baskets are a fun way to be creative; you use new items or antique items to make a basket. Use your natural gifts and talents to support the Disaster Relief Auction. Make a basket for those who like to bake, those who like to garden, those who like to use duct tape, those who like antique items, or those who like to eat TastyKakes. Maybe you like to keep your vehicle(s) clean, so make a basket to wash your car, truck, or van. There are a variety of categories you can choose from to donate a theme basket. Just to name a few: • Chocolate Items • Baking Items • Italian Food Items • Craft Items

• Beauty & Spa Items • Picnic Items • Children Items • Cooking Items • Camping Items • Gardening Items • Collectible Items • Sports Items • Fishing Items • Coffee & Tea Items • Car Care Items • Games & Puzzles • Ice Cream Snacks • Music & Entertainment Items

It is easy to do: just use your imagination, put the items in a basket, complete the Theme Basket registration form and mail the form by Friday, September 1, 2017 to: Dory Crater, 310 Ironmine Road, Middletown, PA 17057; or email it to: jwdmcrater@comcast. net. If you have any questions, please contact Dory by email or telephone Dory (717) 944-1271. Dory Crater is a pastor and member of the First Church of God in Middletown.

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Theme Basket Registration Theme Basket Registration

Please complete a aform foreach each theme basket are donating. Please complete form for theme basket you are you donating.

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donate money to Theme Baskets. Make check payable to: “Disaster Relief Auction” make a theme basket.

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Southern District Executive

Bill Waugh I was watching a TED talk the other day by Chris Hadfield entitled, "What I learned from going blind in space." Hadfield was an astronaut who lived for a time on the International Space Station. While doing a space walk to work on the outside of the station, he suddenly became blind in first one eye and then the other. Imagine floating outside the station and not being able to see your way back inside. While most people would probably panic, Hadfield explained that his training was so thorough that he went over all the possible scenarios that were open to him. He said eventually his eyesight came back, and he was okay. I probably would have panicked and done something that would have endangered my life. How about you? He talked about developing the ability to adapt that is necessary to face changing circumstances. Think about the way churches react to changing circumstances and situations. One way is to bury our proverbial heads in the sand and pretend that nothing can or should be done. They might be afraid of change or see a danger in accepting new ways of doing things. Their fear keeps them from experiencing what God may be doing with them and for them. Another response is

to embrace changes and new opportunities without fear of what the future may bring. I tend to vacillate between the two. There are times when I am willing to "boldly go where no one has gone before." I embrace change and look forward to the new things God is doing. I mentally go over all possible scenarios and decide the course correction necessary to follow God. But there are times when I am paralyzed by the fear of the unknown. It is as if I go blind to seeing the possibilities. Hadfield explained in his talk that many times people cannot discern the difference between perceived danger and actual danger. Even though perceived danger may or may not be real be, we are often convinced it is real. I think this is the fear that stops us more than actual danger. It may be rational or irrational. We can deal with actual danger by examining the options and evaluating the effects of our response. What is God calling you and your congregation to do? Where is He calling you to stretch? Is it scary to consider any change? Is it as scary as going blind in space? Bill Waugh is the District Executive for the Southern District of Pennsylvania.

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Tractors for Nigeria

ELIZABETHTOWN CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

From thriving farmland in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to abandoned and burned fields in Nigeria, the truth is the same. Farmers strive to grow food, so people can eat and not be hungry, and they can earn their livelihood. While there may be challenges in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and the United States, they cannot compare to the need for food in Nigeria, Africa. The Boko Haram radical insurgency has burned Nigerian crops and violently forced farmers to flee their wheat and other crops, leaving millions hungry. Yet, the main way for people to support themselves is through farming. It often takes a great deal of time for farmers to be able to return to their land and Take 10, begin the process of growing food to eat. This is complicated further by the fact that farming is largely done by hand and is very labor intensive. The Church of the Brethren set up a Nigeria Crisis Response Fund in 2014 to help EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, support Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, with basic necessities and with rebuilding what has been lost. The Nigeria Crisis Response is a joint effort of EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria or Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries, working with a variety of Nigerian partner organizations. (For more information go to www.brethren.org/nigeriacrisis.) This is a time of turmoil in Nigeria. The Church of the Brethren in the United States truly wants to help. Churches, and ndividuals in the U. S. have been praying for the people suffering through the crises in Nigeria, the many people killed or imperiled by violent mobs of Boko Haram, including the girls of the Chibok school. They are and have been giving to restore and rebuild, and they continue to visit Nigeria and shared in the stories of their brothers and sisters. One group that visited Nigeria in 2016 was from Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren (Elizabethtown, PA). Pastor Pam Reist was a part of that group and felt a tremendous kinship with the Nigerian people as Brethren from both countries shared their faith and lives with one another. In 2017, Pastor

Tell 10 group from Etown Church of the Brethren Pam returned to Nigeria along with her husband, Dave Reist, a man with extensive agricultural experience, having grown up on his family farm and being the third generation of leadership of Reist Popcorn. Dave also has an openness to learning from the Nigerian people about their farming needs. Churches of the Brethren worked together to raise funds and the Reists, in conjunction with EYN leadership, facilitated the purchase of two tractors in Nigeria (quite a different shopping experience – talking under trees, traveling all day to see the tractors) and are working to train Nigerians to use and maintain the equipment. “One tractor will help displaced families now living in [a highly populated area],” reported Pam Reist. “The second tractor will … support farmers returning home to rebuild their lives after being displaced for two years.” With the help of the tractors, Nigerians hope to be able to clear larger tracts of land and form co-op groups to plant and share the harvest. Some of the harvest could also be sold to provide funds for maintenance and buy food for people in remote areas, as well as school fees an d me dicine. Nothing is taken for granted in Nigeria, but with much prayer and hope, these two tractors will help to feed hungry people and support farms and farmers. It takes more than a village-it is hands and hearts stretched across the Shown here, Dave Reist tests world to help one out the tractor seat with Mark, staff liaison. another.


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A Brethren Disaster Work Camp

DEB AND DALE ZIEGLER

The call has been given, asking for people to attend work camp. Where will we go? What will we do? When will we go? Twelve people from Elizabethtown answered the call to travel to Clay, West Virginia, in April 2017. We packed our bags for a week and drove to the steep winding roads of West Virginia. The mountains rose on both sides of us straight up to the sky. In the narrow valley below, there was often a river, next to a road, a home, many of them mobile homes, and railroad tracks. Last year when the area received record rainfalls those rivers flooded. The water had nowhere to go but across the road into the homes of the people. The flood took out bridges and roads, washed away homes, appliances, belongings and damaged other homes. A year later we still saw the damage as we worked on homes and lodges. The Clay County Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center is the lodge where we were housed. It is along the Buffalo Creek, and it also received flood damage. The lodge was one of our work sites, and our work there included sanding drywall, painting and laying new tile floors in the bathrooms. Others in our group worked at a trailer, painting, installing trim and putting in a new laminate floor. The three women working on the floor enjoyed conversation, laughter and cheers of joy as each click of

the laminate flooring was snapped into place. It was a rewarding week of work and fellowship. George and Vida Sue were celebrating their 50th anniversary. They invited two of their cousins on the trip, Janet and Jim. They had a good week working, laughing and telling stories.

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The first day George, Bob, and Jim installed crown molding in a home to finish it. Karen worked in the kitchen, learning all about being a BDM host. We look forward to more good food in future worksites. Lois and Janet, Vida, Karen, Bob and Thom had a good time getting to know Javier, a new participant with many talents. Ervin and Bill added their help as they worked on installing a tub surround, sanding, and painting and offered their help in whatever was needed. Deb and I laid a small block enclosure to protect the entrance to a crawl space. We had plenty of help from the hounds that day. They were friendly and mostly minded their own business. In all, we worked on three different homes and the lodge. Getting to work and worship with one another on a work camp is a great way to enjoy a week helping those who have been through a disaster. We accomplished much in the mud of West Virginia, but there is much more work to do. Answer the call when you are invited to participate in a work camp. Everyone is needed. Deb and Dale Ziegler are members of and worship at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren.


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Brooklyn First, NY 352-356 60th St., Brooklyn Ph. 718-439-8122

Lewiston, ME Two Shawmut St., Lewiston, ME Ph. 207-946-5084 Brunswick, Fellowship   Ph. 207-729-8393 Sanford Project, ME Fellowship 21 Malcolm Ave., Sanford, ME Ph. 207-974-6745

Mt. Zion Road     Â&#x160;Â? Ph. 717-933-4926

Puerta del Cielo

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Wyomissing 2200 State Hill Rd., Â&#x201E;Â? Ph. 610-374-8451 Iglesia Los Cielos Abiertos Project

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Grace Christian 30 W. Mt. Vernon St., Lansdale Ph. 215-393-1381  

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Indian Creek 821 Main St., Harleysville Ph. 215-256-9330

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Lititz :2UDQJH6W/LWLW] Ph. 717-626-2131

Middle Creek 351 Middle Creek Rd., Lititz Ph. 717-733-4222

White Oak 1211 N. Penryn Rd., Manheim Ph. 717-665-5216

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Chiques 4045 Sunnyside Rd., Manheim Ph. 717-367-4726

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East Fairview 1187 Fairview Rd., Manheim Ph. 717-665-4873

Conewago 7035 Schoolhouse Rd., Hershey Ph. 717-838-2823

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Germantown   Philadephia Ph. 215-848-6501

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Ambler  Ph. 215-646-1190

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Peter: A Man of Passion

MICHAEL J. HESS In the book of Acts, we read of Peter as a passionate preacher who led the early apostles and became the rock on which Christ built His church, just as Jesus proclaimed he would in Matthew 16: 17-19. However, we know that Peter was not always that man. He had his moments of doubt, pride, denial, embarrassment, and favoritism. He was rebuked and corrected by the apostle Paul in Galatians 2: 11-14 for being a stumbling block to fellow believers in Christ. Peter didn’t become a passionate apostle for Christ over night; it was his mistakes and failures in his spiritual journey and ultimately his relationship with Jesus that molded him to become the man we read about in Acts. Peter’s life journey is a relatable example of how God uses ordinary people in their obedience to His word and gives them the passion to carry out His ministry here on earth through the power of the Holy Spirit. While there are several events that take place in the life of Peter that mold him to become the bold, passionate, Godfearing man that we read about in Acts, there are two specifically that have significant impact on his faith in Jesus. First, Peter doubts. As we read in Matthew 14: 22-32, Peter asks Jesus to allow him to come to him on the water. Peter takes a leap of faith and steps out of the boat and begins to walk on water toward Jesus. Imagine the circumstances: the raging wind, the sea, the waves, it’s nighttime; everyone is tired, and yet despite all of this, Peter steps out of the boat and begins to accomplish the supernatural. Peter realizes in the moment that what he’s doing is not of his own doing, and he panics when he realizes that he’s not in control. He sees the wind, the waves, and in his fear, he takes his focus off of the Lord, and he begins to sink. Peter cries out to the Lord, asking him to save him, and immediately Jesus reaches out His hand and catches him. In that moment Jesus tells Peter he has little faith and questions why he doubted Him. This event must have shaped the heart of Peter and the other disciples in ways that we can only imagine. We must remember that it’s better to be a follower who sometimes fails than to be someone who fails to follow at all. There are times when we need to just step out of the boat and follow Jesus’ call, even if it seems that it doesn’t make any sense. If you believe that He is calling you to a task, to a ministry, to a new job, to something different, and you trust in Him, He’s not going to let you sink. There’s always a chance that there might be some pieces to pick up in the end, but we must know and believe that Christ is always there to reach out His hand and catch us. Secondly, Peter goes on to publicly deny knowing Jesus, whom he earlier affirmed in Matthew 16 as the Son of God, the Messiah. In Luke 22: 31-34, we read about Jesus’ prediction of Peter’s denial, and Jesus knows that this is going to be a crushing moment for Peter in his faith. Even though Peter does not understand what Jesus is saying, He tells Peter that his faith will not fail, and he will turn back and end up strengthening his fellow disciple as he becomes a powerful leader for Christ. After Peter disowns Jesus three times in Matthew 26, we read in verse 75, “Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken, ‘Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.” We can only imagine Peter’s state of mind. He must have been feeling wrecked, guilty, unworthy of having been called a disciple of Christ. However, Jesus knows how Peter is feeling,

and He specifically focuses on Peter after the resurrection by visiting Peter in John 21 and asking Peter three times if he loves Him. Jesus knew Peter would need this experience to remove the cloud of denial that will be hanging over him. After this moment, Peter understands he is forgiven and his life changes. He becomes the rock on which Jesus told him He would build His Church, and Peter’s passion for spreading the gospel message begins. In Acts 4:1-22, Peter delivers a powerful message to the elders and preachers of the law in Jerusalem, and we read in verse 13, “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished, and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” Peter was an ordinary guy who was with Jesus, saw Him perform miracles and even be transfigured before his very eyes; yet, he still sinned, made mistakes, and denied his Savior, just as you and I do daily. David Wilkerson describes anguish as deep pain as a result of the conditions about you, in you, or around you. He says, “If it is not born in anguish, born by the Holy Spirit, where you saw and heard of the ruin that brought you to your knees in prayer, until you are brought in anguish over it, there is going to be no renewal, no revival, no awakening, until we are willing to let him once again break us.” Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit, and his passion in Acts was derived from his experiences with Jesus, witnessing the death and resurrection of his best friend whom he knew to be the Son of God, and came out of the anguish he felt over the lost who needed Christ as their Lord and Savior. Do we have the same passion and boldness? Where is our lack of fear of persecution and man? Where is our anguish for the lost who don’t know Jesus as their Savior? We must follow Peter’s example and have a boldness to speak up for the truth found in the authoritative word of God as it comes under attack by those around us in our nation, community, workplace, school, and even our own churches, and a heart that desires for the lost to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Michael J. Hess is a licensed minister on the free ministry team at Chiques Church of the Brethren.

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Myerstown Church of the Brethren “Ministry For God Through Faith, Vision, and Action” 51 West Stoever Avenue Myerstown, PA 17067 Sunday School Worship

9:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M.

Pastor Marty Moyer Phone 717-866-5517

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Dinner $8.00 Includes: Choice of Chicken Leg and Thigh or a Chicken Breast, Baked Potato with butter, Applesauce, a Roll, Beverage and Homemade Dessert Chicken Barbeque prepared by Peters’ Barbeque, Manheim, PA BRD9777


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(717) 626-2131 9:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship 9:15 a.m. - Contemporary Worship 10:30 a.m. - Sunday School

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The Boy and His Lunch

JOHN MINNICH The sky was crystal blue as the young lad’s feet stirred the dusty road. With a packed lunch in hand, which his mother had thoughtfully prepared, he was looking forward to spending the day with his uncle. Clearing a small hill, he was captivated by the sight of a large crowd heading off into the distance. His curiosity peaked, the young lad turned off the path and soon found this crowd, listening to an amazing rabbi. Time passed as the huge throng absorbed the teachings of this Man. But hunger pangs reminded the lad that more than food for the soul was required. At that very moment the teacher stopped and a discussion took place as to how food was going to be provided. It became clear that no one in this huge gathering had planned to bring any food. The crowd became restless. As the search commenced, the disciples located this lad, who presented his lunch box to Jesus. In it were two small fish and five barley loaves. Jesus gave specific directions for all the people to sit down on the green grass in groups of hundreds and fifties. At this moment the suspense must have been overwhelming. He then, looking up toward heaven, blessed the food, broke the loaves, divided the fish and kept giving them to the disciples. The young lad must have been thrilled to see his little, become abundant in the hands of this amazing Teacher! All four Gospels record the miracle of the loaves and fishes. So what are some lessons we can learn from this amazing culinary experience? Compassion: The disciple’s solution was to send the crowd away; problem solved! Out of sight, out of mind. When Jesus said no to that idea, they then tried to convince Him that the task was impossible. The Bible says the people were like sheep without a shepherd and Christ was filled with compassion! Compassion, a response driven by the desire to help another in need, is an outworking of the love of Christ that has been placed in our hearts. Providence: Now some would say that it “just so happened” that this young lad was in the crowd. And that it “just so took place” that there was only one supply of food. But how amazing to see God orchestrating events in the background. Can you give testimony to such interaction in your life? Success: The disciples had recently returned from a mission where they had seen Jesus do many miracles. But somehow the feeding of the crowd seemed beyond their reach. The successes of yesterday are not sufficient for today! It's great how God intervened in our life last week or last year, but what about today? Today is a new day in which we must rely upon God’s power as much now as we did in the past. We can remember the past but that won't help us today. There are miracles that are needed right now! Expectation: Little is much when given into the hands of Jesus. I wonder what went through the young boy’s mind as he gave his lunch box to Jesus. What we see here is a boy who is willing to give to Jesus what little he had in the face of impossible resolution! What can God do with even

your smallest gift? It was not about the size of the gift or the expected return from the gift, but instead it was just the innocence of a child wanting to help in any way he could. God wants to do the same with us. We bring the simplicity of who we are to Him and look what mighty miracles He can do with our little lives. Abundance: Barley bread was for the poor while the rich consumed wheat bread. All society could identify with a simple meal of bread and fish. Jesus called Himself the Bread of Life. As He made much out of little Jesus demonstrated His nature of abundance and lavishness. Just as God created billions of galaxies, the magnitude of which we can't even imagine, so the Lord delights in blessing to the fullest, from very, very little. Participation: It’s worth noting that Jesus fed the people through His disciples. Can you imagine what the disciples were thinking as they directed the people to sit down in groups, wondering where all the food was going to come from, and then to see them go back and forth between Jesus and the crowd! Jesus could have spoken the word and caused everyone to have a meal, but He didn’t. Instead, as He broke the bread and divided the fish, He gave to them and they gave to the people. In this way, the disciples had to trust the Lord for everything they distributed. They were put in a position of total dependence upon the Lord for the supply. God still uses people the same way today. Satisfaction. The Bible says they ate and were satisfied! Five thousand plus people from this lunch box! But the Lord not only filled them with His Word but completely satisfied them with real food. Ps. 107:9 tells us that He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. We have such a great invitation to be satisfied and filled with Jesus, the Bread of Life! Responsibility. But even after the smorgasbord, there was cleanup to be done. There was to be no waste and twelve full baskets of food were picked up. The Lord expects us to be diligent when we partake of His blessings. He also expects us to be accountable and responsible in using our talents for His glory. Possibility: Philip’s mind immediately ran to the cost of the project. He quickly calculated how many man-hours of work it would take to feed all those people. He saw the task as impossible because he approached it as if everything depended on his own work. Jesus’ approach was different. He bypassed all human effort and did the impossible. Zechariah 4:6 “It’s not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty”. Oh that we might trust the “possibility of what Christ can do in us.” Probability: God can but will He? Christians should also be reminded that their problems are never too large for


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God to handle. Andrew must have been wondering, “What good are we going to do with only five loaves and two fish?” Of course, we know that God can easily multiply whatever He wants, to feed as many people as He wants— He is God. The problem comes when we are faced with a practical outworking of the theory; we tend to doubt that God will want to meet our need. Anonymity: To start with, we don't know this boy's name. We are blessed and challenged by his selfless giving. But what happens to the boy at the end of this miracle? Does he leave with at least one basket of left overs as a big “thank you, job well done”? Did the Lord bless him with success and a good life? What is our deep feeling as we drop a check in the offering basket? As we help someone put on a roof? As we tend to an ill parent? Do we ever have a sense of payback? Did this lad hope the Lord would put His signature on his lunch pail? Did he hold his head a little higher, hoping people would give him approving nods and glances for his good deed? Did he let people know that this really started out as his lunch? What was going through the lad's mind as he walked home? Summary: God doesn't promise a comfortable life, a great bank account or even good health. Instead, He promises life, and life to the fullest. Jesus says in John 10:10, "I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.” This life abounds in the hope of the resurrection, the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and the peace of Christ that transcends all understanding. We graciously give out of this abundance. We give love, joy, peace, kindness, but we always give time, commitment, and money. At some point in our lives, we may find ourselves with a meager supply in our lunch box. We go through difficult times and our resources are stretched thin. But like the nameless boy in the story, he gave his all. We don’t know what happens on the other side of our giving, but our hope is not in results, it is in Jesus Christ. He is the One who will perform the miracle! May God give us the wisdom, grace and trust to use what He has given us to honor and glorify him!!


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Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM Type Of Play: Scramble

Send Registration To: Linda Bledsoe PO Box 605, Quarryville, PA 17566

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Disaster Relief Auction “Main Hall” Auction Friday, September 22 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday, September 23- 8:50 AM to ?

Donations are needed for the Main Hall Auction! Antiques Woodworking items Specially Handcrafted items

Special Treasures Paintings Pottery

FLOODS --- FIRES --- EARTHQUAKES --- TORNADOES and many more natural disasters have occurred this year! The money raised with the sale of your items will be used for disaster relief in our own area and worldwide through Brethren Disaster Ministries

For more information on the Main Hall Auction Kevin & Angela Nolt 717-949-3316 Earl Fahnestock 717-664-2740 Bill & Sharon Pierce 717-664-5537 Gary & Orpha Stevens 717-665-6655 Dale & Elsie Fahnestock 717-757-4312

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MARLA BIEBER ABE

Reaching to the Nations

Our theme for the 2017 Southern Pennsylvania District Conference was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go Make Disciples of All Nations" from Matthew 28:19. Our conference was held on September 15-16 at the New Fairview Church of the Brethren. In recent years, our district has revived their interest in missions. Three years ago, we had the challenge to raise $500,000 for the Nigeria Disaster fund and we raised more than that! Last summer we were overjoyed to commission the Hoover Family from Buffalo Valley to be missionaries in the Dominican Republic. Presently we are raising financial support for the new Great Lakes Africa churches in Rwanda and DR Congo. SOPA has helped support two training seminars to teach what the Brethren hold valuable, with the financial help of individuals and other Brethren groups. The first year, we focused on the ordinances. This year we talked about the value of the NT over the OT, the Biblical peace position, servant leadership, Matthew 18, and living together in non-violent ways. Our challenge goal now is to build a church building, at least one, in Rwanda. Land and a building gives them legitimacy in a place of many selfstyled pastors and apostles. Meanwhile, money has gone to purchase land for churches, for Bibles, for cows for pastoral support, for chairs and other items. The poverty in DRC is very similar to the poverty in Haiti, but with the element of frequent warfare added to it. In the Eastern Congo, where our churches are, there are estimated to be up to 80 armed groups or militia. When we visit the Great Lakes Africa region, we see what a difference the contributions from Disaster Relief makes. The political situation in this area is not very stable. During the genocide in Rwanda, many Rwandans headed to Burundi or DR Congo for safety. The families in those areas graciously hosted many of these people. Now the situation is reversed. Those host families are running from murders, mass arrests, and civil unrest in Burundi, to the families they once hosted. We met with one young college student from Burundi, so bewildered by how the situation in his country could change so quickly. He was studying in Rwanda, but realized now he could never go home, that his parents no longer had positions, and that his future was unclear. He held out his passport, and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I go to Burundi and they see this, I will be killed. How can that be?â&#x20AC;? He and

other Burundian students tried to share all funds together, so they could survive in Kigali, but the medical expenses of just one student, took most of their money. Our group toured one massive UN camp in DR Congo and saw the thousands of refugees being housed there. The vison of tent upon tent covering mountainsides will not ever leave me. We sat at the entrance of another massive camp in Rwanda and watched refugees standing in line to enter, clutching the few possessions they had carried with them. What would you choose to take, in addition to your children, if you had to walk days to a place of safety? We talked with the leaders of the Evangelical Council of Churches in Rwanda, which had been raising money to care for refugees, but still needed more funding. The leader of that group was hosting a family, some orphans and an elder pastor in his own home. Brethren Disaster Relief was able to send money to this group to be distributed. There is always ministry needed. The churches in these two countries are glad for financial help to care for physical needs. But they also want people to come to know Jesus and feel His presence in the midst of these difficult times. Pastors visit nearby refugee camps regularly. Indeed, the Church of the Brethren in DR Congo has started a church in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. It is, with around 150,000 refugees, one of the largest and best-known refugee camps of the 21st century. Some of our members in the churches in DRC once lived there, or still have family who live there. Their pastor wrote and told me how much they need a place to meet during rainy season. It is important to meet physical needs, and to help overcome the destruction of lands and businesses due to violence. The African Great Lakes churches do just that, sharing the financial help that comes from Disaster Relief. But we also pray as the good news of Jesus is shared by the churches in that area, so that there is Hope in the midst of despair Thanks for your good work in enabling this through this Disaster Relief Auction. Marla Bieber Abe is District Conference Moderator for Southern PA, 2017 and co-pastor with her husband Jim at the Carlisle First Church of the Brethren.


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Join us for

Opening Devotions At the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction

Saturday, September 23, 2017 Main Hall Auction 8:30 AM to 8:50 AM Led by Walter Heisey from Heidelberg Church of the Brethren

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10th Disaster Relief Coin Auction Sat., Sept. 23, 2017 10:00 AM Gold, silver, proofs, mint sets, dollars, half-dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, foreign coins, currency, etc.

______ COINS ______ GOLD -

1910 Double Eagle $20 Saint-Gaudens, Unc. 1914-S Double Eagle $20 Saint-Gaudens, Unc.

SILVER -- Silver Eagles - 1 oz. 1889 - CC Morgan Dollar, VG + Scarce Dollars: Morgan, Peace, and Eisenhower coins Half Dollars: Liberty, Franklin, and Kennedy coins Quarters: Barber & Washington Dimes: Mercury & Roosevelt MISC. COINS --

Proof and Mint Sets, Proof Coins - singles Buffalo, V nickels, Indian Head and Lincoln pennies Foreign coins CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE SPECIAL COINS! WE NEED COINS TO SELL!!!

Today -- YOU can make a donation by a check or currency to the Coin Auction!! TO DONATE COINS CONTACT: Dale B. Fahnestock 3927 Canada Dr. York, PA 17402 Call: 717-757-4312

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ADVERTISERS

Godfrey Bros....................................................101

Miller Plant Farm, Inc.......................................101

A&D Mfg. LLC....................................................32

Good’s Store......................................................40

Mutual Aid Assoc. Of COB..................................53

Accuwrite Forms & Systems..............................84

Goodville Mutual Casualty Company..................45

Myer’s Furniture, Inc..........................................44

B.R. Kreider Driveways......................................35

Groff’s & Sons...................................................25

Myerstown Church Of The Brethren.................105

Balsbaugh Insurance Agency...............................8

Hershey And Wagner (Bill Hershey)....................22

Myerstown Sheds & Fencing..............................12

High Brothers...................................................108

New Holland Family Restaurant.........................43

Hollinger Services, Inc.......................................20

Nickel Mine Floor Covering, Inc..........................30

Hondru Auto......................................................29

One Hour Rohrer..............................................107

Honey Butter Products, Inc...............................112

Pellman Foods, Inc.............................................96

Hoover Truck Repair..........................................20

Penway Construction.........................................30

Hoover’s Diesel Service.....................................16

Peter Becker Community.................................124

Hostetter Hardware, J B & Sons, Inc..................92

Powl’s Feed Service...........................................92

J.O.Y. Bookstore.................................................31

Quality Design & Drafting Service....................114

Jubilee Ministries..............................................43

Red Rose Plumbing............................................12

Juniata College.................................................19

Richard C. Kreider, Pioneer................................41

K.E. Weaver Petroleum, Inc................................18

Rigidply Rafters, Inc...........................................43

K & K Feed, Inc..................................................60

Rohrer’s Quarry...............................................131

Keller Bros./Keller Bros. Used Cars....................26

Rufus Brubaker..................................................21

Kingsway Realty (Randal V. Kline).....................101

Saylor Counter Tops.........................................101

Kline, Kreider & Good Auctioneer.......................98

Sei’s Catering....................................................24

Koser Building Materials..................................100

Shirk’s Custom Wood Turning..........................112

Lancaster Church Of The Brethren.....................83

Smith’s Candies.................................................49

Lebanon Valley Expo........................................108

Sollenberger Painting.........................................80

Lehman Insurance Agency, Inc..........................72

Stiegel Valley Flooring........................................77

Lititz COB.........................................................108

Stradling Funeral Homes..................................128

Lititz Mutual Insurance Co..................................31

Tents For You.....................................................48

BCF Group.........................................................28 Beverly A. Hosler, Town & Country...................128 Bomberger Store, Inc.........................................84 Brethren Village...............................................121 Buch Funeral Home, Inc...................................115 C. M. High, Inc...................................................20 Camp Swatara.....................................................8 Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home........................95 Charles Ilyes Meats And Vegetables...................21 Cloister Flooring America...................................10 COBYS.............................................................129 Conestoga Hobbies............................................48 Country Lane Woodworking...............................56 Cross Keys Village (Breth Home Comm) ..........119 Custom Wood Products......................................23 D & D Ginder....................................................111 Delp Monuments.............................................117 Dutch Valley Food Distributors...........................82 E M Herr Farm & Home Center.........................111 Eldon Martin......................................................92 Elizabethtown Church Of The Brethren...............29 Elizabethtown College..........................................7 Engle Printing & Publishing Company Inc...........47 Ephrata COB....................................................111 Ervin H. Martin Woodwork...............................104 Evergreen Kabinetry..........................................21 Executive Printing............................................125 Farmer Boy Ag.................................................128 Ferguson & Hassler..........................................112 Fitzkee’s Candies...............................................22 Foxchase Golf Club............................................95 Franklin Street Garage.....................................115 Fulton Financial...............................................112

Little Stream Auto Rentals.................................60 Little Stream Vehicle..........................................48 Londonderry Village...........................................27 M. M. Weaver & Sons, Inc................................108 Maplehofe Dairy Farm Store..............................60 Markey’s Roadside Market................................50 Martin Appliance................................................43 Martin Paving, Inc..............................................63 Martin’s Auto Sales - Towing.............................15 Martin’s Fabric Barn........................................111 Martindale Propane...........................................40 McCracken’s Feed Mill, Inc................................30

The Hess Agency...............................................36 The Village Greens (Mini-Golf)............................36 Tom B. Morrissey...............................................62 U Grow Learning Centers...................................52 W. Brett Lowry Well Pump Service...................108 Weavers Store...................................................80 Wenger Chiropractic Group..............................109 Wenger Foundation, Inc.....................................79 Wengers Of Myerstown....................................122 White Oak Ice Company.....................................59 Witman Auctioneers, Inc..................................120 Wm. Spence Funeral & Cremation Service ........86 Wolf And Kline Property Management..............115

Furman Home For Funerals................................40

Memorial Gifts In Memory Of Marjorie and Stewart Kauffman.........................48

Gap Power Equipment........................................22

Middle Creek Bldrs............................................73

Young & Young, Attorneys At Law.......................30

Gibbel, Kraybill & Hess.......................................60

Middle Creek COB Farmers................................92

Zig’s Bakery & Deli LLC.....................................32

Yoder Meats.......................................................31


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EDITORIAL Forty Years and Counting Auction Board Members.................................. 4-5 5 K Run - A Challenge to the Churches Jolene Zeigler....................................................12 New Brethren in Africa Galen Hackman.................................................15 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction Randy Yoder......................................................22 Dear Sisters and Brothers David Steele......................................................24 Transformed into His Image Glenn R. Martin..................................................29 My Favorite Hymn Sandy Heisey.....................................................32 Just as I Am Kristen Eberly....................................................35 The Parable of the Good Samaritan John Shelly........................................................36 “The Holy Devastation of Jesus” Merlin Hedrick...................................................41 Dear Brothers and Sisters Roy Winter.........................................................42 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction Dreams Come True Misty Wintsch....................................................44 Choosing Right in this Crazy World: Joseph's Get Out of Jail Card Samuel Kefas Sarpiya........................................46 Relationships Are Vital J. Calvin Wenger................................................49 Ruth: A Woman Of The Bible Verdella Spickler................................................50 Brethren Village John Snader......................................................57 Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Now Londonderry Village Tyler Weaber......................................................61 Brookside is Open! Mindy Becker....................................................62

Children's Disaster Services..............................90

Kickoff Dinner....................................................51

Nigeria Crisis update: Progress in the midst of struggle Roy Winter.........................................................91

Kids Cookie Break..............................................82

Theme Baskets Dory Crater........................................................96

Main Hall Auction.............................................116

Southern District Executive Bill Waugh.........................................................98

Matching Funds.................................................85

Tractors for Nigeria Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren................99

Need Your Help..................................................73

Lost & Found...................................................131 Make A Gift......................................................130 Meal & Vacation Auction....................................76

A Brethren Disaster Work Camp Deb and Dale Ziegler.......................................100

Opening Devotions...........................................120

Peter: A Man of Passion Michael J. Hess...............................................104

Pretzels & Donuts..............................................77

The Boy and His Lunch John Minnich........................................... 110-111

Quilt Auction List................................................55

Reaching to the Nations Marla Bieber Abe.............................................118

SPECIAL FEATURES

Pole Barn Committee.........................................95 Quilt Auction Form.............................................37 Quilt Auction Preview.........................................54 Response Stats............................................ 64-65 Run Relief Ad.....................................................13 Run Relief Form.................................................14

Arts & Crafts......................................................72

SERRV...............................................................40

Attention All Woodworkers...............................129

Share-A-Meal....................................................17

Auction Day Phone Number................................11

Shenandoah District..........................................56

Auction Lodging.................................................94

Thank You..........................................................75

Auction Preview........................................... 66-71

Theme Basket Registration................................97

Auction Schedule.................................................6

Welcome Ad........................................................2

Bake Stand............................................. 27 & 131

What Can You Give...........................................113

Blood Drive......................................................114

WLBR................................................................56

Booklet Committee............................................10

Worship Map & Listings........................... 102-103

Bull Ride............................................................87 Car Show...........................................................33 Car Show Form..................................................34 Children’s Activities...........................................81 Cinnamon Roasted Nuts.....................................28 Coin Auction....................................................123

FRIENDS OF BRETHREN DISASTER RELIEF

Branching Out – Bearing Fruit Joel & Linetta Ballew.........................................74

Coin Project.......................................................78

Children's Activities - Fun For Children Of All Ages!! Marsha Heisey and Cathy Whitman....................80

Chicken Barbeque...........................................106

Camp Eder Bryan Smith.......................................................84

Country Treasures Table....................................18

Your generous contributions have helped make our work possible.

Disaster Relief Fund...........................................26

Russell H. & Linda C. Adsitt

Until we meet again Kim Gingerich....................................................88

Expo Fairgrounds Map.......................................16

Nancy Buckwalter

You’re never too old to serve Lucette Gurley...................................................88

Farmers Market.................................................58 Food Pavilion............................................... 38-39

Carole J. Deck

Colorado Flood...................................................88

Committee Chairpersons......................................3

Friends Of Brethren.........................................127

David E. & Rebecca R. Fuchs

Gift Of The Heart Kit Assembly...........................59

John R. & Mary Sue Groff

Golf Tournament..............................................115

James & Jeanne M. Heck

Disaster Response Duane Bahn ......................................................89

Grow Money......................................................93

Glenn A. & Ruth G. Shultz

Thank you from long-term rebuild partners Brethren Disaster Ministries...............................90

Heifer Committee.................................................9 Help Wanted....................................................128

Wayne & Shirley Stauffer

Let me be your servant Kim Slater .........................................................89

Rebuild Detroit...................................................90

Job Well Done....................................................77

C. M. High Inc.

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HELP WANTED WE HAVE AN URGENT NEED FOR HELP IN THE FOOD DIVISION ESPECIALLY THURSDAY SETUP AND SATURDAY CLEANUP.

The highest compliment I can receive is the referral of friends and family. Thank you for your trust.

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PLEASE CONTACT

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717-945-9449

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ATTENTION ALL WOOD WORKERS WALNUT and CHERRY WOOD is available for you to use to make items for the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction.

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Make a gift to BDRA that keeps on giving! Is there a way that you can make a long-term investment in the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction that keeps on giving year after year? There certainly is. The BDRA has established an endowment account with Fulton Financial Advisors. In the past those funds have been held for long-term investment with the earnings added to auction proceeds to offset current year expenses, thus increasing the net proceeds that could be shared with Brethren Disaster Ministries. However, the Board made an all important, life-changing decision at our November 2014 meeting to invade the principal of this fund to support the plight of our Nigerian brothers and sisters who are under attack from Boko Haram. These funds combined with the 2014 auction earnings made it possible for us to provide $500,000 to the General Board in support of their efforts to raise more than $2 million for this cause. Presently, we have $505,000 under management (subject to market fluctuations.) How can I help? By making a contribution to the BDRA Endowment Fund. Because of the nature of our relationship with Fulton Financial Advisors, your contribution can be either cash or gifts-in-kind. Let me show you the advantages of a $25,000 stock donation over a cash donation. If you make your gift in cash, your Federal charitable deduction will result in tax savings of $8,750 (assuming you are in the 35% bracket and can itemize). Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very good deal, but you could do even better. How? By gifting long-term appreciated publicly-traded stock you can increase your tax savings. For example, assume that you own a publicly-traded stock with a market value of $25,000 that has been held for more than one year. Further assume that you originally paid $10,000 for the stock. Therefore, if you were to sell the stock you would trigger a $15,000 capital gain, and an additional tax of $2,250 (at the 15% long-term capital gains rate). However, if you gift the stock in-kind to the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction there is no capital gain, and, therefore, no capital gains tax. This, in addition to the potential $8,750 of taxes saved by way of the charitable gift deduction, you also save $2,250 for a total savings of $11,000. What do I need to do to transfer ownership of a stock to the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction? 1. If the stock is held in a brokerage account the stock can be transferred electronically from your broker to the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auctionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agent, Fulton Financial Advisors. Merely authorize your broker to transfer a certain amount of stock and provide our treasurer, Evelyn Dehmey, with the name and number of your broker. The Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction treasurer and Fulton Financial Advisors will handle the rest. 2. If the stock is in certificate form and you have a brokerage account, the most efficient transfer method is to deposit the stock to the brokerage account and proceed as outlined in #1 above. 3. If the stock is in certificate form and you do not have a brokerage account, you will need to sign a stock power, have your signature guaranteed, and provide a letter stating your intention to gift the stock to the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. All of these documents, along with the stock certificate, will be given to the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. Generally the above-described documents are sufficient, although some transfer agents may require additional paperwork. The Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction and Fulton Financial Advisors are available to walk you through the process. Please contact BDRA Treasurer, Evelyn Dehmey, at (717) 426-2478 or Vince Lattanzio, Manager of Charitable & Endowment Services, at Fulton Financial Advisors at (717) 291-2523. Thank you for considering a contribution to the Endowment Fund of the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction! Evie Dehmey, BDRA Treasurer BRD9817


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NOTICE!

Lost & Found

BAKE STAND AND PRODUCE STAND WILL CLOSE AT 3:00 PM SATURDAY

Auction Weekend Check the Information Table in Center Hall After the Auction Contact Chris Keller 717-279-7389 or 4ckak@comcast.net BRD9818

REMAINING GOODS WILL NOT BE AUCTIONED. THEY WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.

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41st Anniversary

Disaster Relief

Auction

Held at Lebanon Valley Expo 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042 For additional information contact:

717-823-2745 Bob Bingaman 717-723-6863 Tom Fritz

A joint effort with the Southern PA and Atlantic Northeast Districts of the Church of the Brethren.

September 22 & 23, 2017

Friday, September 22 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM 1:00-9:00 PM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM

- “Gift of the Heart” Set-Up - Arena - Baked Goods • Farmers’ Market - Share-A-Meal Tickets • Children's Store - Heifer Auction • Arts & Crafts - Blood Drive - East Hall - “Gift of the Heart” Kit Building - Arena - Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner - Pavilion - Main Auction - Main Hall - Children's Activities - West Hall & Barrel Train outside - Theme Basket Auction - Southeast Hall

Saturday, September 23

7:00AM - 3:00PM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:30 AM

8:50 AM 9:00AM - 2:00PM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

- Blood Drive - East Hall - Breakfast - Pavilion - 5K Race - "Run for Relief" - Rail Trail - Baked Goods • Farmers’ Market • Children's Store - Share-A-Meal Tickets - Main Hall - Opening Devotions and Congregational Singing - Main Auction - Main Hall - Car Show - Arts & Crafts - Arena • Food Stands - Pole Barn Auction • Children's Entertainment - Quilt Auction - Main Hall - Coin Auction - Center Hall - Children’s Auction - Southeast Hall

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