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Lebanon Valley Expo • Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2019


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On behalf of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, you are welcome to be part of this year’s auction, which will be the 43rd auction event. Whether you are a donor, a volunteer, or come to enjoy the food and fellowship, your support is greatly appreciated.

Tom Fritz

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. Last year we were able to provide funds through a special gift to purchase an SUV for use by the Brethren Disaster Ministries project in Puerto Rico, and to drill a well to supply clean drinking water for a village in Haiti. We are truly thankful for having this opportunity.

Bob Bingaman 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. If you have not attended the auction recently, you will find many new and exciting events. 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 that 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 the Chair, the Vice-Chair or any member of the Board of Directors listed on page 122. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. Tom Fritz, Chair Bob Bingaman, Vice- Chair

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Save The Date!

NEXT YEAR’S AUCTION September 25 & 26, 2020

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Friday, September 27 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00-9:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM

- Baked Goods • Farmers’ Market - Share-A-Meal Tickets • Children's Store - Food Stands - Heifer Auction • Arts & Crafts - Artisan Alley - East Hall - Blood Drive - Pavilion Area - Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner - Pavilion - Praise and Worship - Main Hall - Children's Activities - West Hall and Barrel Train (outside) - Main Hall Auction - Theme Basket Auction - Southeast Hall

Saturday, September 28 7:00 - 9:00 AM 7:00 - 9:30 AM 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 8:50 AM 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM

Heifer Auction Fri. 11:00 AM

2019 Quilt Auction Previe

- Car and Tractor Show Registrations - Breakfast - Pavilion - Blood Drive - Pavilion Area - 5K Race - "Run for Relief" - Rail Trail - Baked Goods • Farmers’ Market • Children's Store - Share-A-Meal Tickets - Artisan Alley - East Hall - Opening Devotions and Congregational Singing - Main Hall - Main Auction - Car and Tractor Shows - Arts & Crafts - Arena - Pole Barn Auction - Food Stands - Quilt Auction - Main Hall - Coin Auction - Center Hall - Children’s Entertainment - Southeast Hall; Pony Rides & Barrel Train (outside) - Free Child Care - West Hall - Chicken Pot-Pie - Pavilion - Children's Auction - Southeast Hall

Saturday, September 28 at 10:00AM

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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.

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Moderator, Atlantic Northeast District

BRIAN BERKEY In October 2019, the churches of the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren will again gather together at the Leffler Chapel at Elizabethtown College for the 50th District Conference for ANE. Fifty years ago, folks from what at the time were the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the North Atlantic District gathered together at the Lititz church to unite and become the Atlantic Northeast District. In some ways, things are much different today, but in other ways, perhaps not so much. The participants 50 years ago faced a variety of issues in coming together. Bringing the message to the assembled people that day was Annual Conference Moderator, Harold Z Bomberger, who observed that: “…the uniting districts brought a common loyalty to Christ and a common heritage as well as differences and diversities. To bring strength from these diversities will require keeping proper priorities in focus. As uniting districts, we need to bring an openness to keep the mind of Christ and a sensitivity to one another and to others as a high priority if we are to stay together, to work together and to make a positive contribution to our fractured and bleeding world.” Those words from 50 years ago apply to us today just as much or perhaps even more. The theme for the 50th ANE District Conference is “Living the Legacy,” based on Job 29:2-3 – “How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, when his lamps shone upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness!” (NIV) Most of us would probably agree that if ever there was a person who could really lament about the “good old days,” it has to be Job. In this passage of scripture, even in the midst of his anguish over what has befallen him; Job comes to the realization of what really was good about the good old days. What Job really misses is not all of the “stuff” that he had but his close relationship with God. In the 21st century church, as we become absorbed with all of the issues, all the “stuff” of the day, perhaps we, like Job, need to consider our Brethren legacy and where we are in our relationship with God. Harold Bomberger’s words from that first conference apply very much today. To

follow up on the 2018 District Conference theme, perhaps it is time to focus on those things in our heritage that are good and positive, the things on which we can build the future, the important things that we have in common and less on the “stuff” that may cause division. We, like Job, often in our day lament about the good old days in various ways. The really good news about this though is that a close relationship with Christ is one thing that we can bring back from the good old days. It is ageless. When we go to old tractor shows or craft fairs or other events that may make us nostalgic for days gone by, we should remember the trials and struggles that went with them and the faith that helped our forbearers weather the storms in their lives. A close relationship with Christ is something which is always available to us and it will never go out of style. It does not matter how old we are or where we are, Christ will be there for us if we will just recognize that fact. One of my favorite contemporary Christian music groups is the four women who call themselves Point of Grace. One of their earliest songs really captures this point about the faith of our fathers. The song is called “Living the Legacy” and part of it goes like this: My father knew it, and his before him And it goes way back down the line. They had a vision, a prayer for the future For what I would believe in time. Now I’m not perfect, life’s not easy. But I wouldn’t take the world for what they gave to me. I’m living the legacy, Walking the path that the faithful have laid down. I’m living the legacy. I am standing tall when I am on my knees. I’m living the legacy. Something in common, deep inside me With those before me who are gone Gives me the vision, fills me with a passion To make the message carry on I’m living the legacy Brian Berkey is 2019 Atlantic Northeast District Conference Moderator.


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district, started in September with volunteers based at the Castañer Iglesia de Los Hermanos (Castañer COB). The rebuilding project is serving the three mountain churches and will also rebuild homes on the northern coast of PR in 2019. This program is building on earlier relief work including the distribution of supplies, food and tools and the creation of a recovery committee by the PR district. The materials used to repair the homes are being supplied by a FEMA program called Voluntary Agencies Leading and Organizing Repair (VALOR) and COB Emergency Disaster Funds.

In these disaster and crisis filled years, Paul’s letter to the Galatians has given us strength and reminded us to “not become weary in doing good.” Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) and Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) were focused on relief and recovery from the major hurricanes of 2016 and 2017, when Hurricanes Florence and Michael, wildfires and new waves of unrest severely stretched program staff, volunteers Rebuilding volunteers also worked and program resources. The rapid in Eureka, MO, through March 2018, growth of the Camp Fire in north“...not become weary providing recovery from floods in ern California burned most of the in doing good.” 2015 and 2017. The total from all town of Paradise, including the rebuild projects in 2018 shows that Paradise COB, resulting in a more than 80 families received repair response by CDS as well as joint or rebuilding support in North and South Carolina, programming with the Pacific Southwest district. Puerto Rico, and Missouri, as well as in short-term The BDM rebuilding network was repairing and responses in the US Virgin Islands (USVI). This work was rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew extended by the Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (2016), when Hurricane Florence hit the same areas of (DRSI), a BDM partnership with other denominations North and South Carolina in September 2018. After a that worked in St. Thomas, USVI, through August 2018. brief closure during the storm, BDM volunteer teams This effort provided training, technical assistance and expanded the project to help clean up and muck out support to the St. Thomas Recovery Team as it develre-flooded homes. One homeowner shared, “I am a oped its long-term hurricane recovery program. resident and I give you all my heartfelt thanks. Thank Children’s Disaster Services volunteers responded you for not giving up on twice flooded Nichols, SC” with enthusiasm and compassion to care for affected The rebuilding of homes in Puerto Rico children in diverse and challenging disasters ranging (Hurricane Maria), in partnership with the Puerto Rico

Bev Bode (l) worked on Miss Joyce’s home in February 2018 on her first BDM rebuild trip. Photo courtesy by Bev Bode

Prior to serving as CDS associate director, Lisa Crouch deployed as a CDS volunteer to Florida before and after Hurricane Irma in 2017. Photo courtesy by Tom & Linda Cooper


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Brethren Ministries from Hawaii’s earthquake and volcano eruption, to the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, the Camp Fire in California and the devastation of Hurricanes Florence (North Carolina) and Michael (Florida). CDS also provided specialized care for refugee children in McAllen, Texas after they were released by immigration authorities. In total, volunteers cared for 6,799 children in 11 different responses. Lisa Crouch was named the new CDS associate director in August, after Kathy FryMiller’s retirement.

The Nigeria Crisis Response remains the largest BDM international response in 2018, and in BDM history. Working in partnership with Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) and the European organization Mission 21, BDM is helping lead and support a major response that also involves four other nonprofit partners. This extensive program includes four camps for Internally Displaced Persons, food distributions, medical assistance, seeds and fertilizer for self-reliance, new drinking water wells, education assistance for orphan children, livelihood training centers for widows and orphans, trauma workshops, training of one-on-one counselors, a peace conference with Christians and Muslims, home repairs for the most vulnerable and continued development of a long-term soybean program for farmers. This relief occurs amidst the continued killing of farmers, kidnappings, food shortages and malnutrition. Even with these challenges, EYN has planted many new churches where families have been relocated.

September 2018: Pastor Ben Godfrey (l) helps to repair the roof of a trailer home damaged two years earlier during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Photo courtesy by BDM

church-based educational programs through partner Lebanese Society for Education and Social Development. The total 2018 program expenditures were $730,022 for U.S. responses, including the Rebuild Program and CDS; $548,662 for the Nigeria Crisis Response; $237,297 for all other international responses.

Other 2018 international responses include Hurricane This ministry is only possible because the whole Matthew recovery in Haiti, church is working together. with the Haitian COB comIndividual members and pleting the construction of supporters, volunteers, ...the body of Christ coming 10 new homes in a small churches, districts and the remote community outside together to pray, Brethren Disaster Relief Les Cayes. BDM is supportAuction are part of the serve, give hope and help ing a smaller response to body of Christ coming an October 5.9 magnitude families heal. together to pray, serve, earthquake that struck far give hope and help families northwest Haiti, damaging heal. Through all this we Brethren homes and a pray more people come to God and know God’s amazBrethren school. Another sister church response was support for recovery from spring flooding in the ing love. Democratic Republic of Congo. Thank you for your support. You are part of the body Grants to Church World Service (CWS) supported bearing witness to God’s love for all who are lost and Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis, a relief and need Christ. recovery program in Indonesia after an earthquake and On behalf of BDM staff – Sherry Chastain, Lisa Crouch, tsunami, and survivors of flooding in Kenya. A shipment Jenn Dorsch-Messler, Sharon Franzén and Terry Goodger. of canned meat and supplies and a grant supported flood recovery work in southern Honduras through part- Roy Winter is the Associate Executive Director of ner Proyecto Aldea Global. A grant of $40,000 provided Global Ministries & Service, Brethren Disaster psycho-social support for Syrian refugee children in Ministries.


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THEME BASKETS

baking, various holidays, pizza, puzzles, gift cards, etcetera. The baskets can be for babies, children of all ages, men, and ladies. It is an easy way to help those who have experienced damage to their homes by natural disasters. Your generous donations are a blessing to the BDRA, a blessing to the Theme Basket Committee, and a blessing to those who have experienced a natural disaster. Thank you for supporting the BDRA and helping us to help those in need of God’s love from His people. To donate a theme basket, just use your imagination, put the new items (food items must be in code, and not past the expiration date) or collectable/antique items in a basket, complete the Theme Basket registration form and mail the form by Friday, September 6, 2019, 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 (717) 944-1271. Theme basket registration forms not received by September 6, 2019, will not be listed in the 2019 Theme Basket Booklet due to the printer’s time constraints Dory Crater is a pastor in the Churches of God.

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DORY CRATER WOW, the 2019 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction (BDRA) will be here soon. It’s time to put on your thinking caps and let your imagination run wild to donate a theme basket for this year’s Theme Basket Auction to be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Over the past years, this auction has provided funding to help natural disaster victims by your generous donations of baskets or funding for baskets and your purchase of theme baskets. It is you who make the auction a wonderful success, so these people know that God loves them and provides aid and support for them in their hour of need. Not everyone can go on a mission trip to help clean-up or rebuild homes, but we all can support the Disaster Relief Auction by making a donation of a Theme Basket or however many God leads you to donate. It is easy, just use your imagination. Over the years. the Theme Basket Auction has received baskets for the following: Hershey Chocolate, John Deere Tractors, Wilbur Chocolate, duct tape, pizza, gardening, Barbie Dolls, Craftsman Tools, Armor All car cleaning supplies, Bath & Body Works, Vera Bradley, pasta,


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Why attend a Brethren Disaster Relief Workcamp?

DEB ZIEGLER - To help the least of these… Lumberton, North Caroline is where we stayed as we worked on a variety of homes in North and South Carolina. This area was flooded in 2016 and many homes were repaired by BDM and other relief groups. Then in 2018 the rivers flooded again. Most of the homes were damaged for the second time. For example, the town of Nichols, South Carolina had returned 200 people from the first flood and after the second flood only 18 people remained in the town. - To share skills or learn a new skill… Each work camp is different. Homes are in different states of repair and each week a new set of helping hands arrives to continue the work from the week before. Floods damage roofs, insulation under homes, floors, drywall, and property. In February Janet Gingrich and Lois Davidson worked at painting a ceiling, moving personal belongings from one room to another and completed other jobs. Erv Huston also worked on painting projects and installed a door. Karen Wenger, Dale and Deb Ziegler worked on insulating walls and drywalling before heading underneath the house to the crawl space to tear out old damaged insulation and then put in new insulation in under the house. Each day we came back tired, dirty and ready for the meal that Elaine Jackson helped to prepare with Arlene Kindy. New skills I have learned on different work camps included installing flooring, assisting with shingling a roof, insulation installation, driving in drywall screws, putty and sanding walls and painting. I had no skills in many of these areas and would still consider myself a worker who needs help, but I am learning.

- To fellowship with others… conversations at mealtimes are a good way to learn to know other group members. We were able to hear about each other’s day and shared in devotions together. While we were at Lumberton there was a men’s group of 15 people from York, PA. Also, a couple from Illinois had joined the group. We had devotions each morning and supper time. Different people signed up to lead devotions providing opportunities for sharing God's word and inspiration with others. In the evenings there was time to fellowship while playing Mexican train, sequence or just talking and making connections. One night some of us visited with Cliff Kindy as he shared his experiences as a member of the Brethren Peacemaker Team. - To work, to grow and to be helpful… skilled or unskilled there is a place for you to help. We worked hard, came home tired and sore, but are ready to serve again. Ask us about the experience and consider coming along on the next workcamp. Deb Ziegler attends Elizabethtown COB


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Sales receipts at the 2018 Auction totaled

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

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PETE KOTRA

ANE District Executive

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! What an amazing time of year this is when we gather for the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, knowing the powerful impact it will bring to those whose lives have been turned upside down by unexpected events in life. I heard it said, that “Our lives in Christ should be lived such that it makes it easier for others to believe in God.” My grandpa, Emory Hollinger, grew up in this area, a lifetime in the Church of the Brethren. I will always remember being a young kid and watching the example he set for all of us in living so that others believe in God. My grandpa was like a schoolboy with excitement when it came time to go and work for a couple weeks on disaster relief projects. For him, the opportunity to go and serve in such an impactful way was what he lived for. In fact, he always carried tools in the trunk of his car just in case he came across someone in need. One day, a couple years after he died, a man knocked on my grandma’s door, someone she did not know. He simply said, “I want to let you know how Emory touched my life with his service and love. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone was like him.” Now my grandpa was far from perfect. But I often think of him when I think of someone giving their all for Christ. The needs around us, the issues, the hurt, the political climate, maybe even loving our neighbor, can all seem big,

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The Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 8 to “Excel in everything.” No matter who you are or what gifts you have been given, we are all called to do our best with it. When we excel for God, we have the assurance that God is behind, beyond, and within it all. We are simply putting our lives in His hands, under His control, where we are always assured that our efforts are not in vain. What a light the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction is in this world! I cannot imagine how many people have seen it and have given praise and thanks for it. Not praise to us, but to God who gives us all we have, including the tremendous resources to serve which are on display at the auction. Please be sure to come out and be a part of changing the lives of those who are suffering from disasters. Like me, you may not be an expert at swinging a hammer, but I am amazed as I walk through the Auction and see all the creative ways God’s handiwork is on display, all to support those who do go and help to rebuild lives. Jesus said that we will have trouble in this world, but to take heart, because He has overcome the world. When someone sees His Light and encounters His love, they will never be the same. That is our call. That is the work of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. Pete Kontra is District Executive for the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren.

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PAUL MUNDEY

What’s The Use?

It's easy to feel “what's the use” -- that life is for naught. I mean, outcomes and results are seldom instantaneous. Instead, outcomes and results, mature and ripen over time. But in the meantime, it's easy to get discouraged, feeling that nothing is resulting from all the effort, sacrifice, and devotion of our days. This came home for me in a renewed way last fall at the memorial service for Dean Miller, a leading pastor and former Moderator of the Church of the Brethren. During Dean's service, many persons shared, including Gene Hagenberger, District Executive for the Mid-Atlantic District Church of the Brethren. As Gene shared, he reflected on the apparent futility of ministry, quoting William Willimon: A good teacher must be content to be a sower rather than a reaper. Teachers must not expect to see immediate, specific, concrete results of their efforts. If they have any effect upon their students, it will show up later in life, long after their students have left them. The same can be said of the…ministry. Gene then went on reflecting on the parable of the sower, wherein Jesus reminds us: ...[that] unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (John 12:24). These Jesus-words articulate the challenge of life. Much sacrifice is required as a part of us dies, as we give our all. But such self-emptying is not for naught, Jesus suggests. In fact, out of apparent worthless giving, comes the very bounty, the very fruit of life--over time. And that's the rub. Results take time; often a lot of time. And until they develop, it feels like our efforts are a waste and in vain. "I mean, what's the use'... "...I've given all that I can to my kid, and he's still in trouble..." "...I've given everything to this job for 20 years, and I still see no gain, no benefit..." “...I’ve given countless dollars to disaster efforts, and I feel like we’re barely ‘scratching the surface’ of need.” There's no denying the frustration of delayed results. Many a psalmist agrees. Psalm 13 is illustrative: ...How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?...How long must I…have sorrow in my heart all the day?...Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes… (Psalm 13:1-3) Ever felt that way? I have. But I've always been struck by the way the psalmist often ends his lament. But I have trusted in your steadfast love [nevertheless]; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I

will sing to the Lord because he has dealt bountifully with me…. (Psalm 13:5-6, emphasis added). Translated, in the words of Solomon, in Ecclesiastes 3: God makes everything happen at the right time. [Though] none of us can ever fully understand all he has done..., (Ecclesiastes 3:11, emphasis added). And so, in the words of the Apostle Paul: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.... (Galatians 6:9). As Gene Hagenberger continued his remarks at Dean Miller's funeral, he told a fascinating story of harvest from his own ministry, which I paraphrase here: Two pastorates and a district ministry ago, I pastored the Roanoke, Ninth St. Church of the Brethren in Virlina District. I became “pastor’” to a couple, Jeff, and Linda, tangentially connected to the congregation by virtue of living in a little one-room white bungalow on the back corner of the church parking lot. Over the years, I ministered to them. For example, I officiated Jeff and Linda’s wedding and did the funeral of extended members of Jeff and Linda's family after they were tragically killed on Blacksburg Mountain. Just recently, I got a letter from another member of Jeff and Linda's family, Ricky. I vaguely remembered him. He wrote to tell me that he and his family had now become members of the Ninth Street Church of the Brethren, thanking me for what my ministry had meant to him and his family! Ricky's unexpected outreach reminded me that it does happen! Beyond our imagining, the seeds we sow do take root, and by the grace and power of God -- grow, and bear fruit. Gene is right: beyond our imagining, the seeds we sow do take root. They do grow. They do bear fruit. And so, don't be discouraged. Your life and service is not for naught. Your modest contribution will have a heroic impact, far beyond anything you ever imagine. You might not see it in your lifetime. But over time -- in God's good time -much fruit will be borne from your outreach. For […God’s] …word [and ministry] shall not return…empty, but it shall accomplish that which [God purposes] and shall succeed in the thing for which [God] sent it. (Isaiah 55:11, ESV) Paul Mundey is Moderator of the Church of the Brethren. In 2016-2017 he was a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary, after completing a 20-year pastorate at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, Frederick, MD. Before serving at Frederick, Paul was on the national staff of the Church of the Brethren. Paul is married to Robin Risser, and they have two children, Sarah, and Peter, along with an energetic grandson, John.


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Auto • Home • Business Farm • Church EPHRATA

NEW HOLLAND

MT. JOY

1020 Sharp Avenue Ephrata, PA 17522

650 East Main Street New Holland, PA 17557

968 East Main Street Mount Joy, PA 17552

717-733-2050

610-286-0956

717-653-2990

www.lehmanins.com

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Mary, A Woman I Admire: What Was She Thinking?

EVELYN DEHMEY

about Joseph, but we continue to see Mary in His life.

Luke 2:19: But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

We know that she remained faithful to “the way” because we see her again in Acts 1:14. There, in an upper room of their own in Jerusalem, the disciples re-grouped and, “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary, the mother of Jesus and with his brothers.” How I long to meet this woman!

When Mary first learned that she was to be the mother of the Messiah, she was greatly troubled. Was she troubled to learn she was going to be an unmarried mother? Was she troubled because she didn’t understand her calling? Or was she troubled because she understood the enormity of her calling? We’re not given any further understanding, but we know it was a huge responsibility. And she ponders these things. So how does a mother raise such a special child? We see in Luke 2:21 that she and Joseph were faithful to the Jewish tradition of circumcision and in verse 22 that they were faithful since a week later they presented Him to the Lord for consecration. In Luke 2:41, we see that his parents went to Jerusalem every year for the Feast of Passover, another indication of their faithfulness. And that’s where we see him beginning to debate with leadership, a wisdom beyond his years. From here, we don’t hear any more

Prayer: Dear Jesus, what a remarkable woman your mother must have been! To have been tasked with raising the Messiah, watching You grow into such a Godly Man, to watch You being criticized, chastised, and then watching You die such a gory death. What amazing strength she must have had. Lord, give me the kind of love and tolerance Mary had. Amen Evelyn Dehmey (Evie) is a member of Florin Church of the Brethren.

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Genuine Lancaster County cooking served in a friendly, family atmosphere.

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JIM MYER

Global Cooling

Are you surprised a bit by the title? The expression “Global Warming” is heard quite frequently and is tossed around in many circles without any consensus about how much of it is happening and what is causing it. Global warming has to do with fluctuating (warming) temperatures in the earth’s atmosphere. Global cooling, in this article, has to do with diminishing spiritual temperature in the church. Global cooling is suggested by the lukewarm conditions in the church of Laodicea, as described by Jesus in Revelation 3:14-22. And this cooling seems to describe the church of the end-time – as apostasy, and falling away from the faith, settling in prior to Christ’s second coming. 1. It is a church with much talent but little temperature (Rev. 3:15-16). Jesus used a word to describe this church that is found nowhere else in scripture. It is the word “lukewarm.” It is halfway between cold and hot. It is the church of the middle of the road. You can write “compromise” over this church. It is not sure about moral issues, so just about anything goes. Jesus makes it clear that He prefers a cold or hot condition, rather than a lukewarm church. The word “hot” comes from the Greek word “zestos,” which means “boiling hot.” This is the time when the love of many will grow cold. A church that is only tepid literally makes Jesus sick – so “out” it goes! 2. It is a church that has much surplus but little spirit (Rev. 3:17). This is what prosperity does to the church. As the church’s bank accounts and material assets go up, its spiritual thermometer goes down. It has always been difficult for the church to flourish during times of material gain. You can write “consumerism” over this church. The problem here is that material things are allowed to meet all their needs. They had need of nothing! The rich fool of Luke 12 also tried to satisfy his “soul” with a pile of stored material treasure. The

cooling-off church of Laodicea can no longer say with Peter and John, in Acts 3, “silver and gold have I none.” Neither can it say, “Rise up and walk.” The fire of spiritual power has gone out! 3. It is a church that has good counsel but little cooperation (Rev. 3:18-20). Here is the offer of true riches based on God’s gold standard. Gold that has been tried in the fire is purified. Pure gold doesn’t come out of a lukewarm furnace. Here is the offer of white raiment to cover the shame of their nakedness. Nakedness is shameful in either the physical or spiritual realm. God was asking people to “cover up” already in the first book of the Bible (in the Garden of Eden). And He is still asking the same thing in the last book of the Bible. You can write “noncooperation” over this church. The earth’s temperature is controlled by its distance from the sun. A Christian’s spiritual temperature is determined by one’s closeness to the Son. And the good news is that Jesus is standing at our heart’s door knocking – waiting to be allowed in. He wants to be invited in to our table, to eat from our plates, and to warm our life. Dear friends, the latch to this door is only on the inside. Jesus is the answer for the chills of global spiritual cooling. Lord, send the old-time power, The Pentecostal power. That sinners be converted, And Thy name glorified. Jim Myer is a minister at White Oak COB, Manheim, PA. A former COB Annual Conference Moderator, he also serves as a Promotion / Development staff person of Brethren Revival Fellowship.

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Massage Therapy Nutritional counseling Acupuncture

1516 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 512 E. Main St., Ephrata, PA

(717) 397-5810

www.wengerchiropractic.com

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SUPPORTING LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR 65 YEARS

Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. 1425 W. Main Street | P.O. Box 500 Mount Joy, PA 17552 717.653.1833 | engleonline.com

Publishers of: MERCHANDISER • PENNYSAVER • ADVERTISER • COMMUNITY COURIER AUTO LOCATOR • AUTO CONNECTION • DINING IN LANCASTER COUNTY • RIVER TOWNS ANTIQUES & AUCTION NEWS • WHERE & WHEN PENNSYLVANIA • THE WEDDING PLANNER BRD15142


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“HELPING YOU REMEMBER”

DELP MONUMENT COMPANY

• Monuments, Markers and Bronze • Cemetery Lettering • Signs, Landscape Rocks, and Pet Markers • Traditional and Contemporary Designs 4256 Division Highway • Blue Ball, PA 17506 • East of the Route 23 and 322 Intersection (phone) 717.355.2830 • (fax) 717.355.9295 • e-mail: delpmonument@comcast.net Visit us on the web at www.delpmonument.com • Office Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9am-5pm • Sat. 9am-12pm BRD8014


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COLLIN AND KIM*

Missionary Work in France

We are native East Coasters who met and married in the Midwest and are now working with North African immigrants in France. Kim grew up in Florin Church of the Brethren in Pennsylvania. We work as church planters in urban France through Greater Europe Mission in partnership with France Pour Christ. Our vision is to see Muslims come to know Jesus, be discipled and trained to share their new faith and eventually see reproducing house churches planted. In brief, we work in Muslim immigrant communities to plant churches that plant churches. In order to reach that goal, we live intentional lifestyles of evangelism as well as organize regular outreach events where we can share our faith. For example, we distribute free coffee at the subway station as a way to engage people in gospel conversations. We’ve had many interesting experiences during these outreaches. Allow us to share one brief story. Sophie is a young woman we met at one of these free coffee distributions. She accepted a cup of coffee and quickly opened up about a deeply moving spiritual experience she had at a church in England. She told us how God met her and touched her heart. She wanted to continue seeking Him but had no idea how. She had no religious background and didn’t know how to learn more about God. We talked with her about how Jesus offers hope, took her contact information, and invited her to a party we were having later that week. During that party we talked with her some more and explained more fully what it means to have salvation through Jesus. Sophie

put her faith in Christ that night. We are now discipling and teaching her. It is absolutely heartwarming to see how joyful she is to have found Jesus. She is eager to learn and grow in her faith. First Corinthians 1:9 says, "God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." We have seen God's faithfulness time and time again in our own lives and all around us. We are currently trusting God to work among a group of refugees who have recently arrived in our city. As the Lord brings us to mind, we would welcome your prayers for Yaqoob, Malak and the other Kurdish Iraqi men we've recently met. Pray for wisdom as we try to organize a meal and Bible study for them.

Pray for us, our multi-national church planting team. Pray that we would be able to share the gospel clearly as we should. Pray that we would be wise in the way we act and make the most of every opportunity (Colossians 4:5). We count it an honor and a privilege to serve God in France. We’re grateful for the many churches and families who support our ministry. And we pray for God’s Kingdom to come in France as it is in Heaven. *Last name withheld for security reasons.

2019 THE AUCTION

RELIEF COMMITTEE

Parts You Need. Brands You Know. Service You Can Count On. 50 W Stoever Ave Myerstown, PA 17067

800.845.3374 www.farmerboyag.com

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A portion of the funds from the BDRA auction proceeds is 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 per the established guidelines in awarding grants that are available from the BDRA Board. Grants are also given to the ANE and SoPa Districts for supporting expenses of volunteers from our Districts serving on denominational disaster relief projects. A grant of $12,000 was processed since last year for 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. 2019 Report prepared by Bob Bingaman BRD9788


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2019 HEIFER COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: Terry Shuey 2003 Mt. Zion Road Lebanon, PA 17046 (717) 304-9454

Colin Lentz 1179 Greble Road Lebanon, PA 17046 (717) 933-4782

George Ungemach 205 Lawn Road Palmyra, PA 17078 (717) 821-2693

Kim Deitzler 101 Poplar Street Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 422-2432

Mike & Alicia Haag 468 Shartlesville Road Mohrsville, PA 19541 (610) 823-5972

Brandon & Andrea Grumbine 921 Schubert Road Bethel, PA 19507 (610) 914-0293

Elvin Molison 2244 Smith Station Road Hanover, PA 17331-8585 (717) 637-8131

Mark Brandt 45 Fish Hatchery Road Shippensburg, PA 17257 (717) 532-3082

Leah Roop 1413 Old E. Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 274-6056

Mike Balsbaugh Box 471 Schaefferstown, PA 17088 (717) 949-6534

Dave & Michelle Lentz 589 Dix Hill Road New Bloomfield, PA 17068 (717) 329-9202

Jake & Hannah Walmer 355 W. Carpenter Street Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 418-0886

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

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

Mike Kunkle 296 Fredericksburg Road Jonestown, PA 17038 (717) 865-2846

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

Brandon Keller 940 Church Road Womelsdorf, PA 19567 (717) 507-9167

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

Joel Heisey 222 Old Mill Road Newmanstown, PA 17073 (717) 383-5606

Robert R. Lentz 11 Brookside Circle Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 628-1913 or (717) 821-5616 (Cell) Secretary/Treasurer: Sandra Lentz 11 Brookside Circle Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 628-1913 Earl Dehmey 164 Vinegar Ferry Road Marietta, PA 17547 (717) 426-2478

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 27. 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 717-304-9454 ktshuey@gmail.com We would appreciate any support you are able to donate. Hope to see you at the Heifer Auction this year at the Lebanon Valley Expo. , The Heifer Committee BRD6336


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Connect . Grow . Live . Radiate

BRIAN J. KREIDER & RICHARD C. KREIDER

Sunday Services

SALES REPRESENTATIVES FOR PIONEER® BRAND PRODUCTS

Classic Worship - 8:30am Contemporary Worship - 10:45am Life Groups 9:45am

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“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink… The Lord said, ‘as you did it unto one of the least of these, you did it unto me.’ ”

Phone: 717-656-2321 www.mmweaver.com 169 N Groffdale Road, Leola, PA 17540 BRD2796

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300 West Orange Street Across from Warwick High School

(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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FLOODS • EARTHQUAKES FIRES • TORNADOES and many 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.

Donations are needed for the Main Hall Auction! • Antiques • Household Items Décor, Furniture • Men’s Hobby Items Hunting, Fishing, Tools, Golf • Outdoor Living Camping, Entertaining

Disaster Relief Auction

“Main Hall”

• Gourmet Specialty Foods Smoked Meats, Cheeses • Paintings • Handcrafted items • Pottery

Friday, September 27 6:00-9:00 P.M.

& Saturday, September 28 8:50 A.M. - ?

Dale & Elsie Fahnestock - 717-757-4312 If you are interested in helping, please contact someone on the Main Hall Committee or volunteer online.

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For More Information on the Main Hall Auction Kevin & Angela Nolt - 717-949-3316 • Earl Fahnestock - 717-665-7585 Bill & Sharon Pierce - 717-664-5537 • Gary & Orpha Stevens - 717-665-6655


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“But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers…” James 1:22 NRSV Dear Sisters and Brothers, Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! It is with deep gratitude that I bring greetings during the 43rd annual Brethren Disaster Relief Auction – gratitude for your faithfulness in being both hearers and doers of the word. This verse from James, a most familiar one for the Church of the Brethren, is often used as the backdrop that motivates the service aspect of our life together. As we strive to be doers of the word, it is only out of our hearing of the word – specifically the living and teaching of Jesus – that we are able to put our skills, resources, and talents to work on behalf of those most impacted by war, disaster, and civil unrest. The Church of the Brethren continues to respond generously to needs around the world. This is made possible by the support of congregations, individuals, and special fundraising efforts such as yours. The total 2018 program expenditures were $1,515,981, of which $730,022 was for U.S. responses, including the Rebuild Program and Children’s Disaster Services; $548,662 for the Nigeria Crisis Response; and $237,297 for all other

international responses. While the impact of our response is not always measurable, the transformation of lives is often far-reaching. Donors, volunteers, and disaster auction committees are to be commended for diligently and compassionately carrying out this work to which we are called through Christ. These contributions of time and resources are vital as we continue to champion the wellbeing of those most vulnerable members of the human family. Friends, as you gather this day may you take time to remember in prayer those who have lost their homes, loved ones, and possessions. With gratitude and hope,

David A. Steele General Secretary

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Generators PTO Clutches Air filtration Exhaust

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Power Generation

Main Location: 114 S. Shirk Rd. New Holland, PA 17557 Phone (717) 354-3322 Branch Location: 362 Blackburn Rd. Quarryville, PA 17566 Phone (717) 786-8839


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On Friday And Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2019

Fill your basket with sweet treats!

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To volunteer contact: Jennifer Martin @ 717-664-3872. For questions, supplies, or further information contact: Ruth Ann Barr @ 717-928-4126

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Motivated by Christian faith, COBYS Family Services educates, supports, and empowers children and adults to reach their full potential.

Foster Care

Compassionate care for foster children who need safe and loving homes

Adoption

Find forever homes with loving families for children who need them

Counseling

Encourage families and individuals to work through  healing in broken relationships

Family Life Education

Provide parents and children hands-on tools to strengthen family bonds and tackle challenges

Permanency

Partnership for foster care case management between COBYS and Lancaster County Children & Youth Agency

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THE 25TH ANNUAL

DINNER

TUESDAY

APRIL 28TH 2020 6:00 PM

LEBANON EXPO CENTER LEBANON, PA ENTERTAINMENT

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1025 W. Main Street New Holland, PA 17557

IRVIN MARTIN 717-656-6621

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MARTIN’S AUTO SALES

G. Tomlinson Stradling III, Lic. Supv.

30 North Ninth St., Akron 859-1230 Daryl E. Steele, Lic. Supv.

www.goodsstores.com

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(717) 733-7356

Schaefferstown (717) 949-2663

Live Broadcast

September 27 4:00pm-6:00pm

Enjoy Music, Contests, & Giveaways WJTL Remote for Auction Sponsored By

4 WAYS TO LISTEN

ON-AIR: FM 90.3 WJTL • ONLINE: WJTL.COM • MOBILE APP: WJTL RADIO • SMART SPEAKER: PLAY WJTL

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Clothing & Footwear for the Entire Family—Home Goods Fabric & Sewing Notions—Kitchen Items—Toys & Gifts Sporting Goods—Hardware—Lawn & Garden


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September 22, 2018

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 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction

Cash Prizes Awarded Register By Aug. 31 For T-Shirt All Age Runners/Walkers Welcome Rail-Trail Course

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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) Kids Fun Run Pre-register by August 31: $5 per runner Kids 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 & Kids Fun Run registration & pickup begins Friday, September 21 at 5pm-8pm and Saturday, September 22, at 7am-7:45am and 8am-8:45am respectively. 5k Race begins at 8am. Kids 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 (AS OF 9/22/18)

ZIP GENDER

T-SHIRT SIZE

*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.

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HOUSEWARES • APPAREL • HARDWARE ARCHERY • FOOTWEAR • INFANT WEAR 1011 Dry Tavern Rd., Denver, PA 17517 717-445-6791 • 1-800-856-4031 Hrs: M-Tu-Th-F 8am-9pm, W & Sa 8am-5pm, Closed Sun. Specializing in Hardware 182 East Main St., (Rt. 23), Leola, PA 17540 717-556-0791 Hrs.: Mon.-Fri. 6am-8pm, Sat. 7am-4pm, Closed Sun.

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Phone: 717-866-7015

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Larry Swartz, Auctioneer Real Estate * Personal Property Farm Dispersals * Appraisals

www.larryswartzauctioneer.com 232 N. High St. Biglerville, PA 17307

717-360-4656 lcswartz@embarqmail.com

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PAVILION Friday

4:00 - 6:00 PM

CHICKEN BBQ DINNER Saturday

7:00 - 9:30 AM

BREAKFAST BUFFET

Saturday 11:00 AM

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SPECIALS

OUTSIDE EATERY

Fri. 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM • Sat 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM • HAMBURGERS • FRESH CUT FRENCH FRIES • CHEESE STEAK • ICE CREAM • FRESH COUNTRY SAUSAGE

• MILKSHAKES • ICED COFFEE •

★NEW★ FRUIT SMOOTHIES

INSIDE EATERY Fri. 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM • Sat 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM • WALKING TACOS • VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP • PIES • HAM & BEAN SOUP • DRINKS • CHICKEN CORN NOODLE SOUP • HOT DOGS • ★NEW★ ASSORTED • CHICKEN SANDWICH SALADS • FRESH FRUIT CUP • PORK BBQ 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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IT’S SOOOOOO GOOD!

Chicken Barbecue prepared by Peters’ BBQ, Manheim, PA

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

DINNER 9.00 $

Includes: Choice of Chicken Leg & Thigh or a Chicken Breast, Baked Potato w/Butter, Applesauce, a Roll, Beverage, and Homemade Dessert.

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Sir Rooster says, “Ok, it’s time to help the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction by having a Chicken Barbeque Dinner”.

The dinners will be served from 4:00-6:00 P.M. or until all the chicken first. chi icken is gone, whichever comes first.

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Welcome to the

FARMERS’ 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 the Farmers’ Market 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. Farmers’ 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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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

Commercial

Agricultural Projects

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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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BRETHREN DISASTER RELIEF AUCTION

COIN PROJECT Do you have spare change around your house that you could donate for DISASTER RELIEF

?

We are collecting coins (and any other money) at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction.

We have “Pretzel Barrels” available at the auction. You take the barrel full of pretzels home with you, eat the pretzels, and fill it with coins for the next year’s auction.

It is a great project for:

• Your Sunday School class • Your family

• Bible School

• You and your co-workers

WORKING TOGETHER, OUR SPARE CHANGE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE! For more information, contact: Dean Fahnestock 717-757-4312 or Earl Fahnestock 717-665-7585 BRD9803


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Trading fair for 70 years

SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020 MID-ATLANTIC DISTRICT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

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12th Disaster Relief Coin Auction Sat., Sept. 28, 2019 10:00 AM Gold, silver, proofs, mint sets, dollars, half-dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, foreign coins, currency, etc.

______ COINS ______ GOLD -

1900 $20 Double Eagle PCGS MS63 1904 $20 Double Eagle PCGS MS63 1894 $10 Eagle NGC-MS62

SILVER -- 1883-CC GSA Morgan Dollar Box 1883 Hawaii Dime - Scarce - Silver Silver Eagles - 1 oz. Dollars: Morgan and Peace Half Dollars: Walking Liberty More Silver Quarters and Dimes MISC. COINS --

1944 USA/Philippines (4 silver coins) & 1908 USA/Philippines - 1 Peso set Nickels, pennies, and foreign coins Mint & Proof Sets

PHILIPPINAS

1944 Centavo 1944 - S Centavo

1944 - D

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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 Earl Fahnestock 3927 Canada Dr. 215 Fairland Rd. York, PA 17402 Manheim, PA 17545 Call: 717-757-4312 Call: 717-665-7585

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We Do It Because He First Loved Us

BENJAMIN GODFREY It was going to be my first trip with Brethren Disaster Ministries since 2009. That trip (over 9 years ago) to New Orleans was an eye-opening experience for me. I was a Youth Advisor and we took a 15 passenger vanload of teens on an 18 hour journey into the “The Big Easy.” What blew all of our minds was that four years after Hurricane Katrina there was still so much destruction and such a large amount of remaining work. I remember that we asked one of the BDM leaders, “Why do people continue living in a hurricane vulnerable area such as this?” The answer came in question form: “Why do you live up north? You have blizzards there; those things will kill ya! New Orleans is home. That’s why.”

September 2018: Pastor Ben Godfrey (l) helps to repair the roof of a trailer

Nine years later I was scheduled for home damaged two years earlier during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Photo courtesy by BDM my second BDM trip, this time to  Lumberton, N.C. BDM has a site there, dedicated to cleaning up after 2016’s Hurricane revealing to me that a great scale of need exists Matthew. However, Hurricane Florence was bearing across our country (and the world) for people to be down on that same area, and not only did the helped. After all, Lumberton, N.C. is one tiny secimpending storm potentially compromise my trip, tion of the world. far worse than that was the fact that the same The team I was on worked in Sellers, S.C., replacpeople who experienced Hurricane Matthew, were soon going to experience another hurricane—only ing a roof and a rotten floor on a trailer. We met the two years later! After maintaining communication home owner who enthusiastically told us to call him with BDM Staff, we learned that our trip would still “Fat Cat.” It was great to swing a hammer alongside happen, despite being only a week and a half after fellow believers, who truly have the desire to be the Florence struck. hands and feet of Jesus. It was even better to hear So, there we were in Lumberton. What jobs would stories from the homeowners and get to know them we do? Clearly, there was fresh damage from even if just a little bit. It promotes understanding, Florence, but remaining damage from Matthew. We and perhaps some small sense of common ground. were told that some of the houses that were just Working through BDM gave me a chance to experifinished now had damage once again. One of our ence the church being the church. In a “me first” teams actually tore out drywall and insulation that society, I crave such opportunities. We don’t do it one of the members helped to install earlier in the to feel good. We don’t do it for our own glory. We year. How sad to see! At the same time, how do it because He first loved us, and He first served us. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift Charles F. “Chip” Snyder Jr. of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. Funeral Director/Owner For we are created in Christ Jesus to do good chip@snyderfuneralhome.com works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:8-10, NIV) I love thinking about the fact that before I was born, before God created the earth, He planned this trip out for me—He FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY knew I would be serving in Lumberton, NC. I give www.SnyderFuneralHome.com Him the glory for that opportunity. 127 S. Broad St. Lititz, PA 17543 717-626-2317 Jacqueline Adamson, Supv.

3110 Lititz Pk. Lititz, PA 17543 717-560-5100

414 E. King St. 441 N. George St. Lancaster, PA 17602 Millersville, PA 17551 717-393-9661 717-872-5041

Charles F. (Chad) Snyder III, Supv. Charles F. (Chip) Snyder Jr., Supv.

Mark D. Burkholder, Supv.

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2019 Disaster Relief Auction Preview

Outdoor Living

Blue Heron 25" W x 37" H x 4"D 25" W x 32" H x 4" D

Bird Balancer 48" L x 7" W x 29" H Metal Birdhouse with Drawer 10.25" x 8"

Large Bobble Head Balancer 50" L x 5.5" W x 35" H

Festival 24" W x 75.5" H Handcrafted Pressure Treated 8' Picnic Table Donated By Andre` Nolt

Patio Set

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Bluebirds 27" W x 32" H 91" Total Height

27" Storm Lakeshore Melodies Donated By QMT Windchimes Plus Others

Red Twister 25" W x 24" H 91" Total Height

Green Bird Bath Fountain 17" x 24"

3 Section Galvanized Container 5.25" x 20.5"

Country Living Divided Tin Cutting Board 9.5" x 11" x 7.5" Paper Holder 26" x 10.5"

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Kevin and Angela Nolt • 717-951-4575 or 717-826-7891

Country Living Toilet Paper Holder 15.5" x 9.5"

Vintage Acorn Lantern 16.5"x 5.25" Lamp - Tractor 19" x 12"

Vintage Lamp

Lamp - Scale 19.5" x 7" Longaberger Collectors Club 2006 Member Basket Set of 3 Round Baskets with Fabric-Handles 11.75" x 11.75"

Corn Hole Game Handcrafted and Donated By Marlin Snavely

6 Compartment Enamel Garden Planter 5.75" x 13.5"

BDRA Pottery

Lamp - Vintage Mixer 20.5" x 8.5"

Longaberger Basket Century Celebration Coll. Club Edt. 2000 Longaberger 2006 Basket

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Kevin and Angela Nolt • 717-951-4575 or 717-826-7891


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2019 Disaster Relief Auction Preview

Outdoor Living

Blue Heron 25" W x 37" H x 4"D 25" W x 32" H x 4" D

Bird Balancer 48" L x 7" W x 29" H Metal Birdhouse with Drawer 10.25" x 8"

Large Bobble Head Balancer 50" L x 5.5" W x 35" H

Festival 24" W x 75.5" H Handcrafted Pressure Treated 8' Picnic Table Donated By Andre` Nolt

Patio Set

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Bluebirds 27" W x 32" H 91" Total Height

27" Storm Lakeshore Melodies Donated By QMT Windchimes Plus Others

Red Twister 25" W x 24" H 91" Total Height

Green Bird Bath Fountain 17" x 24"

3 Section Galvanized Container 5.25" x 20.5"

Country Living Divided Tin Cutting Board 9.5" x 11" x 7.5" Paper Holder 26" x 10.5"

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Kevin and Angela Nolt • 717-951-4575 or 717-826-7891

Country Living Toilet Paper Holder 15.5" x 9.5"

Vintage Acorn Lantern 16.5"x 5.25" Lamp - Tractor 19" x 12"

Vintage Lamp

Lamp - Scale 19.5" x 7" Longaberger Collectors Club 2006 Member Basket Set of 3 Round Baskets with Fabric-Handles 11.75" x 11.75"

Corn Hole Game Handcrafted and Donated By Marlin Snavely

6 Compartment Enamel Garden Planter 5.75" x 13.5"

BDRA Pottery

Lamp - Vintage Mixer 20.5" x 8.5"

Longaberger Basket Century Celebration Coll. Club Edt. 2000 Longaberger 2006 Basket

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Kevin and Angela Nolt • 717-951-4575 or 717-826-7891


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2019 Disaster Relief Auction Preview Antiques & Furniture Extension Table with 6 boards Donated by Landis Myer

Antique School Masters Desk

Antique Softwood Empire Chest of Drawers

Antique 2 pc Step-Back Cupboard

Antique Red Deacon Bench

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2019 Disaster Relief Auction Preview

Antique Walnut Blanket Chest

Antique Softwood Blanket Chest

Chicken Crate Smith Indian Fire Pump

Antique Ice Tongs

Handcrafted Antique Block Set

Misc. Antique Items

Antique Trap

Antique Country Store Items

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Kevin and Angela Nolt â&#x20AC;¢ 717-951-4575 or 717-826-7891


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2019 Disaster Relief Auction Preview Enamel Dad Sign

Just for Men

18 V Lithium-ion Brushless Cordless 2 Pc Combo Kit, Donated by Paul B, Ephrata, PA

Pliers Set Donated By Paul B, Ephrata, PA

Pruning Tools Donated By Paul B, Ephrata, PA 70pc Personal Tool Set, Donated by Paul B, Ephrata, PA

Screw Driver Set, Donated By Paul B, Ephrata, PA

1970 Sears Garden Tractor with attachments Donated By Paul B, Ephrata, PA

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Kevin and Angela Nolt â&#x20AC;¢ 717-951-4575 or 717-826-7891


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2019 Disaster Relief Auction Preview Athletics Team Shirt, (signed by Team and Mounted)

Gerry Gwynn Baseball Jersey # 19 w/signed Baseball (Mounted in frame)

Large heavy weight shirt, Sam Jethroe, 1950 Rookie of the year for Washington (Signed)

Rawlings Adirondack 'Big Stick' #732 Professional Model Signed by pro player

York Revolution 2007 Inaugural Season Commemorative Print (Mounted) (31/100)

Electric Tri-Cruiser with a new battery Excellent Condition Just Serviced

Wall Hangings that were quilted by the late Nadine Bollman Diehl and donated in her memory by Doris Biller Dorsey

17½" by 20½" - Button Holders (Signed)

21½" by 21½" - Hearts (Unsigned)

28½" by 28½" - Patches & Flowers (Signed)

18½ by 18½ - Roses (Unsigned)

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Kevin and Angela Nolt • 717-951-4575 or 717-826-7891


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Gather Cursive Wall Decor 11" L x 22" W God's Plan Metal Corrugated Framed Sign 5.75" x 11.75"

Cobblestone Walk Framed Pastel 24" x 30" By Barbara Hails 1989 Private Collection

Lighted Wall Art Donated By Audrey's Lebanon PA Wall Decor American Flag 20" x 32"

Millway's Historic Mill Painted And Donated By Paul W. Brubaker

Sheep at Winters End,Framed Print Painted Donated Signed by Gladys Zeiset

19" x 36" Donated by Audrey's Lebanon PA Express Wagon Donated By Goods Store

Norman Rockwell Porcelain Doll at Doc

Deluxe Wardrobe 33" x 25" x 10" Donated by Clip Clop Shop, Lancaster, PA

We Need Your Items - Please Contact Kevin and Angela Nolt â&#x20AC;˘ 717-951-4575 or 717-826-7891


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KICKOFF DINNER 2020 You are invited to a great experience of fellowship, entertainment, and food at the Kickoff Dinner of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction.

June 13, 2020 • 6:00 PM

Family Style Dinner at Yoder’s Restaurant in New Holland

Tribute Quartet $30.00 per person Tickets available at the Share-A-Meal booth. OR Purchase tickets from Landis and Candy Myer - 717-354-0179 or Sally Bingaman - 717-581-5651 A free-will offering will be received. We look forward to seeing you. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEB SITE:

www.brethrenauction.org Tribute Quartet Since 2006, multi-award winning and multi-Dove Award nominated recording artist Tribute Quartet has become one of the country’s most dynamic, beloved and sought after male quartets in all of gospel music. Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Gus Gaches, and Anthony Davis have proven to possess a combination of musical talent, warm and engaging personalities, and a focus that has kept them on the path to continued success since their inception. In an ever-changing musical climate, Tribute has remained steadfast in their goal to make music that is both timely and relevant to the current musical scene and their fan base while propelling their mission to share the Hope of the Gospel. With a career that has already spanned the U.S., as well as several foreign countries, Tribute continues to shine a Light into a world in need of truth, hope, love and healing. With several awards and number 1 songs to their credit, Tribute’s music continues to inspire and encourage generations of believers. With their passion for this music and the message it brings, this team is dedicated to a quality presentation of communication through the art of gospel quartet music. Fans, peers, and industry insiders agree Tribute brings a breath of fresh air to Gospel Music. BRD9790


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Southern PA District Witness Commission ED ROBBINS Among its other duties, the Southern Pennsylvania District Witness Commission is charged with promoting and encouraging disaster relief trips to be undertaken by individuals and congregations from within our district, as well as overseeing and disbursing funds to help reimburse the costs of these trips. In an effort to increase involvement in disaster relief, the witness commission developed a process designed to make congregations aware of the need for disaster relief workers, and the availability of funds to help defray costs for the trips.

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We have been partnering with the BDRA since 2018, after receiving a grant of $10,000 to help foster the involvement in disaster relief trips by churches of all sizes. Since then, we have disbursed over $6000 in grants, with more trips to come in calendar 2019, meaning more funds shared out. We are grateful for the BDRA and its willingness to come alongside us in order to help and bless others in times of crisis. Those are the bare numbers, and though they tell a good story, it is not the whole story. As the District Witness Commission chair for the last two years, it has been my pleasure to lay before the delegates to our district conference a plain and simple three-word challenge: Spend the money! In a time of shrinking district budgets and when congregations have wondered whether or not they could get involved with disaster relief trips, it has been a joy to relate to the district that funding is available, and that it exists to be used.

I hope that those who read this report will also take the call seriously, and challenge them to take part in disaster relief directly. It will be a blessing to others, and to you as well. May God continue to bless and use the BDRA for His glory. Pastor Ed Robbins is District Witness Commission chair. Other members are Ashley Beach, Christian Earl Eby and Ken Kaucher.

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As I write this report, eight congregations and three individuals have so far taken advantage of the opportunity and gone to help serve others to rebuild their homes and lives, and I anticipate that more will do so during the rest of 2019. The simple call to spend the money has proven to be a spur to churches to think about reaching beyond themselves and taking on a disaster relief project, even if they had never done so before. Expanding the options for service has done wonders for our churches, pushing them into new areas of outreach.


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Only one retirement community offers this many choices.

To get the most from your retirement, you should be able to choose what you want in a

retirement community. We have so many choices of homes and financial options, there’s sure

to be one that suits the retirement lifestyle you’re looking for. It’s senior living at its best. Of course, we offer several levels of personal care, memory support and 24-hour skilled

nursing care when needed. Call or email us today for more information on the great living options in our community.

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Faith formed. Memories made. God glorified.

Friday, September 27 th 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM And

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KLINE, KREIDER & GOOD AUCTIONEERS RANDAL V. KLINE Auctioneer/Realtor (717) 733-1006

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www.buchfuneral.com

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717-733-1006 www.klinekreidergood.com

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345 W. Mt. Airy Rd. Stevens, PA 17578

What Can YOU Give to the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction? Donate something fun: ❖ A day trip certificate ❖ A special meal ❖ A game night ❖ A pool/pond party ❖ A steak dinner ❖ An event

Donate something you have: ❖ A vacation home ❖ A retreat ❖ Sports memorabilia ❖ Antiques

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Children’s Auction – The Beginning

CAROL FARMER

Since then it has grown – well, astronomically.

The Children’s Auction is an integral part of the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, and I was recently asked to write about how it began. I had been on the Auction board for two years when Jay Witman suggested (asked, nudged) for someone on the board to start a Children’s Auction, where only children could bid on children-appropriate items (with the oversight of a parent or guardian). The purpose would be to involve children and teach them about the auction, so they would understand and bid as adults.

With this year being the 15th annual Children’s Auction, we would like to try to make it one of the best yet! We are looking for brand new toys to be donated. Some of the popular items are Legos, remote controlled cars/trucks, baby dolls, Barbie’s and accessories or anything that is popular for children at that time. Would you consider donating as an individual, family or Sunday school class and help us make this year the greatest!

“Who would like to take control and start a children’s auction?” Jay asked. I don’t know why I said yes, but I did only when Evie Dehmey said she would help. I didn’t know the first thing about how to start or run an auction. “Don’t worry. People will help you,” Jay said. And people did step up to be on the committee, and people began to donate new toys. Just like that, it was started, people coming together to help each other. We began with a small Children’s Auction that first year in 2005, in addition to pony rides. Over the next couple of years, we managed to organize children’s activities and add facepainting, balloon artist, entertainment and a barrel train. We planned to rent the train, but after the owner delivered it and walked around the Auction he told us “No Charge. I understand what you are doing here.” Wow!

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As the Children’s Auction grew, families were creative in helping children donate toys. Families exchanged toys at Christmas and then donated them to the auction. Toys that children received as gifts, they sometimes donated to the auction. Some toys were donated in memory of children. We always had plenty of toys for a one-hour auction. It was always gratifying to see how excited the kids got bidding on their favorite item. Some even bid on their own toys. Sometimes it was entertaining, like the time a child had his hand up all the time. His mother gently pulled it down. Then, he put up the hand opposite his mother. Even if a child lost a bid and won nothing, we had a box of consolation toys for them to pick from, so no one went home empty handed. They could also check out the Children’s Store for gently used toys and gifts. When we began, the Children’s Store was pretty small.

Today, all of the children’s activities have been brought together under the auspices of the Children’s Auction – Barrel train rides, balloon artist, pony rides, face painting, coloring pages, and entertainment. We have had Phredd from WJTL, puppets, bugs, and jugglers. If that isn’t enough, we even have free childcare on Saturday with trained and certified workers. The schedule for this year’s activities is: Friday activities start at 5:00 pm with face painting and balloon art in the childcare area in West Hall. The barrel train is outside on Friday night starting at 5:00 pm near the food court area. We start off the day Saturday with entertainment by Phredd from WJTL at 10:00 am in Southeast Hall. Free Childcare in West Hall starts at 10:00 am and is provided by the Children’s Disaster Services volunteers, who are fully certified. Followed by balloon art, face painting in Southeast Hall at 10:30 am. Outside, we have pony rides and barrel train starting at 10:30 am. At 11:00 am, we have the Children’s Auction in Southeast Hall. Then, again this year in case you missed it last year, outside there is a “family pedal tractor pull” at 1:00 pm. Look for the signs around the fairgrounds with balloons on them for a complete schedule for the auction. The Children’s Auction has come a long way since the beginning. It’s in Marsha and Cathy’s capable hands now and should continue to offer kids the opportunity to experience the thrill of the Auction, all because Jay Witman had a dream to involve and encourage young people – fifteen years and counting! Carol Farmer is a member of Steven’s Hill Church of the Brethren

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Art Helps Children Heal

LISA CROUCH Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) focuses on the littlest survivors in a disaster, providing a safe space, or refuge, for them to find strength and begin the healing process, utilizing art to bring light from darkness and replacing fear with hope in the aftermath of trauma. The Bible states: The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. (Nahum 1:7 NIV) Through God’s love, CDS creates a refuge for the children in their care, providing comfort and reassurance in a space designed just for them. CDS volunteers are specially trained to respond to traumatized children, providing a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of chaos. After a traumatic event, children experience strong feelings, such as anger, fear, guilt and sadness, that can be hard for them to understand. Using non-guided creative outlets, children can work through their story and feelings in a child’s most natural process: play. One of those non-guided creative outlets is a space for art, which is typically the most popular area in a CDS childcare center. When it may be too difficult to say what they feel with words, children often find it easier to express their deepest feelings with paper and paint. As the child picks up the brush, the canvas absorbs the workings of their heart in a way that is meaningful to that child, and thus the recovery process begins, on their terms.

Prior to serving as CDS associate director, Lisa Crouch deployed as a CDS volunteer to Florida before and after Hurricane Irma in 2017. Photo courtesy by Tom & Linda Cooper

In Chico, Calif., families affected by the Camp Fire (2018), one of the deadliest wildfires in California history, found their way into the Disaster Resource Center of Butte County, where CDS had set up a childcare area. Over the course of 28 days, 26 CDS volunteers had an impact on 949 children that passed through those doors. CDS volunteers noticed that the pictures painted by the children in Chico showed how transformation occurs in that safe space, with their paintings get ting progressively brighter and more representational the further out from the trauma. Many of the initial paintings were dark and abstract in nature, showing significant feelings of fear and despair. In subsequent weeks the pictures became more colorful and vibrant, symbolizing increasing light and hope for the child.

Whatever the situation or disaster, CDS is there for the children, a refuge in the storm, a loving space to feel Children’s pictures painted toward the end safe and find comfort as they of the CDS deployment in Chico, Calif., begin the healing process. Painting is a favorite activity in every CDS childcare center.   Photo courtesy by Patty Henry

several weeks after the Camp Fire was contained, are brighter and have more recognizable features than ones painted earlier in the deployment.  Photo courtesy by Mary Geisler

Lisa Crouch joined BDM as the associate director for Children’s Disaster Services in August 2018.


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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. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grow Moneyâ&#x20AC;? projects that come our way.

What Do You Do With Your Finished Project? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;      product and bring the money to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Information Tableâ&#x20AC;? at the BDRA or     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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grow Moneyâ&#x20AC;?. We would like to acknowledge these items.

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Brethren Disaster Ministries 2018 Project Expenses Status Active Active Active Active Active Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed Active Active Active Active Active Active Completed Completed Completed Completed Completed

Disaster US Projects BDM and Puerto Rico District—Puerto Rico Hurricanes Response BDM—Carolinas Hurricane Matthew Response BDM—Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) BDM—Hurricanes Irma and Maria USVI response Iowa River Church of the Brethren—tornado response CDS—2018 California wildfire response CDS—Texas border crisis CDS—Pittsburgh, Pa., synagogue shooting BDM—NYC Emergency Cleanup Bucket service project BDM—Eureka, Mo., flood recovery BDM—Marion County, S.C., Hurricane Matthew response BDM—Middle Pennsylvania district response, 2016 West Virginia flooding CDS—Hawaii volcano and earthquakes CDS—Oklahoma wildfires/Hurricane Michael/small responses U.S. Total International Projects BDM/Haitian Church of the Brethren—Haiti 2018 Earthquake Response Proyecto Aldea Global—southern Honduras flooding CWS—Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Response Lebanese Society for Education and Social Development—Syrian refugee crisis BDM/Haitian Church of the Brethren—Hurricane Matthew Response BDM—Nigeria Crisis Response Shalom Ministry for Reconciliation—Democratic Republic of the Congo flood recovery United Christian Fellowship Church (UCF)—Sri Lanka monsoon and flooding CWS—Kenya flooding response CWS—Venezuelan migration and humanitarian crisis Dominican Republic Church of the Brethren—naturalization of Haitians in the DR International total TOTAL BDM PROJECT EXPENSES

Amount $171,090 $60,895 $320,471 $11,495 $25,000 $12,013 $32,306 $616 $18,019 $22,134 $43,837 $6,000 $4,444 $1,702 $730,022 $354 $16,339 $40,000 $40,000 $50,604 $548,662 $20,000 $5,000 $40,000 $20,000 $5,000 $785,959 $1,515,981

Key: BDM = Brethren Disaster Ministries / CDS = Children’s Disaster Service / CWS = Church World Service / EYN = Nigeria Church of the Brethren

2018 Project Funding & Grants Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) Total Nigeria Crisis Fund (included in EDF Total) Hurricanes and Puerto Rico Hurricane Responses (included in EDF Total) CDS Program Grants Total (not included in EDF): CDS UMCOR Grant CDS Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Grants CDS Save the Children Grants Community Foundation for Hurricane Harvey response Rebuilding Program Grant: National VOAD for USVI Travel (not included in EDF) DRSI* Program Grants Total (not included in EDF): Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) Partner Funding Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands CWS Grant for DRSI in USVI

$2,210,400 $201,842 $255,066 $65,000 $35,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $5,000 $489,608 $227,608 $212,000 $50,000

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Brethren Disaster Ministries 2018 Rebuild Response Statistics Location

Disaster Type

Volunteers*

Workdays

Hours Served

Value of Service**

Families Served

Hurricane Matthew, S.C. hurricane

210

1,510

12,080

$298,255.20

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133

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7,824

$193,174.56

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576

3,798

30,384

$750,180.96

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4,608

$113,771.52

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$71,897.28

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Children’s Disaster Services 2018 Response Statistics Location

Disaster Type

Volunteers*

Workdays

Hours Served

Value of Service** Children Served

5

17

136

$3,357.84

28

volcanic eruption

10

103

824

$20,344.56

337

McAllen, Texas***

refugee crisis

19

196

1,568

$38,713.92

4,337

Tracy, Minn.

flooding

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8

64

$1,580.16

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North Carolina

Hurricane Florence

31

903

7,224

$178,360.56

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College Park, Md.

Hurricane Florence

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5

40

$987.60

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Panama City Beach, Fla. Hurricane Michael

27

373

2,984

$73,674.96

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316

2,528

$62,416.32

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129

1,933

15,464

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Taloga and Woodward, Okla.

wildfires

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Pittsburg, Pa.

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Chico, Calif.

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Well Drilled In Haiti

A REPORT FROM THE BDRA BOARD

We are all aware that the country of Haiti has had a long and difficult recovery from a devastating earthquake that left this country with many unfilled needs. One of the most pressing needs is the lack of clean drinking water. It was brought to the attention of the BDRA Board that one of our volunteers has been working with Flame Ministries in Haiti to address the need for pure water. Last year, the Board decided to give a

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Big Lessons from a Little Man

JOHN MINNICH The bark tore into his hands as he struggled to climb the tree. His sandals slipped as he stretched to grasp the huge branch. He cared not for the disdain of the crowd of onlookers who stared in disbelief as this grown man climbed a tree! Clambering on to his perch, he got a perfect view of the oncoming crowd. He made up for his short stature with cleverness and innovation. Catching his breath, Zaccheus reflected on what had brought him to this point. He was a tax collector. His mind drifted back to the day he bought the right to collect taxes. The Roman authorities determined the required amount of tax money needed. After that, he strong-armed the public to pay far more than what Rome required and, in turn, became a wealthy man. Over time, he became overseer of other tax gatherers, received their collections and became even wealthier. As a result of his heavy-handed tactics on his fellow Jews, he was hated by almost everyone and treated as a traitor. He had everything money could buy but over time began longing for something more--for fulfillment and purpose. While he exuded power, wealth and a great life, his conscience was ill at ease. He was longing for something higher and nobler. He wanted answers! He had heard about this Prophet and was so determined to find Jesus that he literally “went out on a limb” to see Him. He was jolted back to the present! The Prophet and crowd were right beneath him. Suddenly, Jesus stopped and fixed His gaze on the man in the tree and called him by name. Zaccheus was stunned that this Man not only knew his name but said it with love and compassion. For years, his name was associated with hate, disgust and rip-offs! But these words rang in his ears, “Zaccheus, make haste, and come down, for today I must abide at thy house.” As we reflect on this story, ponder the fact that Jesus knows our name. In His love, He pursued Zaccheus, not with words of accusation but kindness, just as He pursues us today! Jesus already knew that Zaccheus was in Jericho. He knit him together in his mother's womb and knew everything about him. In fact, the Lord came to Jericho for Zaccheus. Is the response of Zaccheus our response? Are we in a hurry to joyfully receive Jesus into our heart and home? Can you visualize this short statured man almost skipping with delight because Jesus saw in him what he could become and not what he was? Jesus looked at Zaccheus and didn't see his past sin or his present struggle. He saw the man's future glory. Jesus must be a guest in the home of Zaccheus! Jesus wants to be in your home today! Of all the places, God wants to be in your heart. Not everybody was joyful on this occasion, however. When the crowds saw what was happening, they complained by saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” Jesus sees value in every person. While the crowds were grumbling, Jesus was welcoming. He knew Zaccheus mattered.

He knows we matter! And when Zaccheus saw the Jesus that knew him, he changed. We are valuable and Jesus invites us to find out just how much and why. Sometime during that dinner, certainly after much discussion and prayer, Zaccheus was converted and the change in his life was dramatic! Instead of the passion to get, he now had a passion to give. His grip on material things was loosened, and he was ready to give away much of his fortune. Changed people will always live a life completely different from their former lives. The words of Zaccheus, “The half of my goods I give to the poor,” are an unmistakable proof that he was a new creature. Zaccheus responded to the call of Jesus at that moment. He did not know that this would have been the last trip Jesus made through Jericho on His way to Jerusalem. If he had been a procrastinator, he may well have said, “The crowd’s going to be large today; I’ll wait until He comes through here sometime again.” Zaccheus would have missed a life-changing experience had he delayed. Yes, Zaccheus was a “wee little man,” but he became a giant for Jesus. He had given the Lord total control of his life. Do we really want to see Jesus or are we comfortable with keeping Him at a distance? Do we really want Jesus to be in control of our all? Someone asked, “Do we compartmentalize our lives, living a separation between faith and life that keeps religious things in a "religious compartment," treating faith like a hat that we put on and take off, depending upon the environment that we find ourselves in?” Where is Jesus passing through in our own lives? He always shows up for those who have their spiritual eyes opened to see Him. How about in our workplace? How about in our relationships? How about in our families? Are we running out to meet Him? Or, are we afraid? Are we wondering, "If we see Him, what will He ask of me?" I trust that this amazing story will help us to be intentional sycamore Christians. To help us rise above the crowd so that we too might gain a fresh vision of the Savior! Will you and I be glad at His invitation to come into our home and heart? Will we respond with obedience, generosity and delight in all that He asks of us? Will we be willing to be “wee little followers” of an amazing Lord and Savior who desires and deserves our all! John Minnich is a member and Sunday School teacher at White Oak Church of the Brethren. He also leads Bible studies at various churches and Brethren Bible Institute. He is a heart technologist at Lancaster General Hospital and is a national speaker on heart-related topics.


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Bob Kettering Interim Executive Pastor Don Fitzkee Interim Pastor J. Calvin Wenger Pastor of Caregiving Alix Sable Associate Pastor Emery A. DeWitt Director of Music

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Together We Can

HAROLD E. YEAGER Hebrews 10:24 states, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” We Brethren have carved out an identity for ourselves consisting of being different from the world around us in following and identifying with Jesus and in tangible ways demonstrating the love of God My father loved horses—draft horses—as they worked in fields or participated in horse pulling contests, such as are featured at Pennsylvania’s Annual Farm Show. There were things I learned as Dad and I watched the horse teams in action. I learned that Gee and Haw meant something to the horses. I learned that when the horse driver gave the signal to his horses to pull and one horse charged forward while the other horse stepped backwards, the load moved very little. But when both horses hit the harness together, the load moved forward. When you pull onto the grounds at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, you will notice that not everyone came in a Chevy or Ford or even in a foreign (gasp!) car. Not everyone is dressed alike. Not everyone is at the donut stand. Not every person attends the heifer auction, the coin auction, or the quilt sale. The Auction has had a tremendous impact in the life of our denomination. Millions upon millions of dollars have been raised and channeled into denominational coffers for helping in disasters. Important as the dollars raised/donated are, most of us know we could never raise nearly enough money to meet all the world’s needs, but we do our part. Beyond the money raised though, it seems as though another benefit happens with the Auction. That benefit is one impossible to be measured in dollars and cents. That benefit spreads from the BDRA organization to the auction workers, contributors, shoppers and buyers. The Auction pro-

vides a venue for a diverse group of people to gather in a common cause—raising money for persons (most of whom we will never meet) whose lives have been upended by disaster. We could use the math analogy of a fraction which has a numerator (the top number) and a denominator (the bottom number). The Auction has many numerators, but our common denominator is sharing help with those less fortunate—and doing so in the name of Christ Jesus. My “take” on the Auction is that the function brings financial blessings to hurting people and is a powerful unifying force toward letting us Brethren pull together as one and accomplishing much for the glory of God and our neighbor’s good. Children’s songs have made an indelible print on my heart and in my head. The song: When we all pull together, together, together, When we all pull together, how happy we’ll be. For your work is my work, and our work is God’s work, When we all pull together, how happy we’ll be. Southern Pennsylvania District of the Church of the Brethren has a theme for our 2019 District Conference. It is “Looking Unto Jesus” from Hebrews 12:2. My hope and prayer for the 2019 Brethren Disaster Relief Auction would be that every dollar spent in purchase, every item contributed for sale, every person working at the auction, and every buyer who attends will know that all that happens at the sale will help everyone involved focus on Jesus—because He is “the author and finisher of our faith.” Looking unto Jesus, I am Harold E. Yeager Harold E. Yeager is the Moderator for Southern Pennsylvania District’s 2019 District Conference.

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Atlantic Northeast District Disaster Response

MARY ETTA REINHART Many folks have been blessed by the partnership between the Atlantic Northeast District and the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction in the support of groups who travel to Brethren Disaster Ministries work sites to donate one or more weeks of work to support the BDM rebuild ministry. In 2017, 195 volunteers from 16 Atlantic Northeast District congregations travelled to BDM work sites in Columbia, South Carolina; Marion County, South Carolina; Eureka, Missouri; Kansas, and West Virginia. This included groups as small as 3 or 4 people up to groups as large as 15 people. Both men and women, young (youth groups) and old, skilled and not-so-skilled folks have found a place to serve at the BDM work sites. Funds from the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction enabled us to provide reimbursement of the travel expenses of these groups in 2017. These funds were used to cover the costs of van rentals, food and gasoline for groups travelling to and from the various Brethren Disaster Ministries work sites. Here is a story that was shared with us by Darlene Miller of the White Oak Church of the Brethren. Darlene travelled with a group from her congregation in 2019: Listen, can you hear the sounds of rebuilding? The ring of a hammer, the buzz of a saw and the swish, swish of fresh paint being rolled on a wall? The people in Lumberton, NC and Nichols, SC suffered significant flooding and damage to their homes twice in two years! First, Hurricane Matthew hit in Sept. 2016, and then Hurricane Florence brought flooding rains in Sept. 2018. The little town of Nichols, SC is short on hope. They are just 50 ft. above sea level, which means

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that flood waters drain very slowly and cause a lot of damage! Last year a group from White Oak COB worked hard all week finishing drywall and painting at Dianna's house. She lives in a homey, blue-sided bungalow surrounded by towering pines and filled with memories of many family gatherings. She was thankful to move back into her house in Spring of '18. Then Hurricane Florence unleashed her fury and soaked the area again. After being in her home only few months, Dianna was forced to evacuate again! Steve Keim and Kim Gingerich, BDM leaders, met with her and assured her that they would help repair her home ... again. They also helped her apply for a grant to raise her house 4 ft. which would give some added peace of mind. In March of 2019 we were given the privilege of working on her house and spent the week finishing drywall, sanding it smooth, and painting the entire house with bright, white paint. On Friday, Dianna stopped by to see the progress and was so grateful for the work that was accomplished. She really liked the clean white walls. Obviously the house was filled with home-made memories and love, because soon her daughter, son-in-law and cousin arrived to see the work, too. Even though Dianna is somewhat fearful to move back in because of the possibility of another hurricane or flood, she quoted II Timothy 1:7 with confidence: "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." BDM trips provide many blessings. Obviously, the homeowners appreciate the help to return to their homes. And secondly, working, eating and fellowshipping with fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ is just wonderful! During our week in March we enjoyed an evening of acapella singing, some lively games of Dutch Blitz, a walk downtown to the Lumber River bridge, and an evening at the local bowling alley where they generously treated us to free games in return for our part in helpng their community. If you have never gone on a BDM trip, we would encourage you to consider joining a group for a week and become the hands and feet of Jesus as you provide hope to a those in need. Serving together for His glory, Kervin and Darlene Miller White Oak COB Mary Etta Reinhart is Director of Witness and Outreach, Atlantic Northeast District Church of the Brethren


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AUCTION LODGING OPTIONS Questions or Camping reservations contact by September 20.

Bonnie Shay 140 Club Terrace Lebanon, PA 17042 Phone 717-272-8969 e-mail: bonnieshay@comcast.net

Fairgrounds Camping

Due to some added events at the BDRA, we are making a few changes to help better accommodate camping requests. 1- Is electric service needed 15 or 30 Amp? 2- Is water hook-up needed? 3- Sewer hook-up is not available, but facilities are always available. Please park at the appropriate posted sign. $15 per night fee can be paid to     booth.

Hotel Accommodations

Hampton Inn Located on Rt. 72 near PA Turnpike 717-665-6600 Approx. rate $195.00 Ask about AAA or AARP discount Rodeway Inn 625 Quentin Road, Lebanon 717-273-6771 Ask for the Brethren Disaster Relief rate. Approx. $75.00 or $95.00 Four Seasons Motel Located on Rt. 72 & Rt. 419 in Quentin 717-272-8402 Approx. $66.60 Holiday Inn Express 2205 E Cumberland St., Lebanon 717-273-9800 Approx. $139.00 Less 10% for AAA Hampton Inn 1601 E Cumberland St., Lebanon (717) 277-7221 Approx. $164.00 less 10% AAA Call the hotels directly for reservations. Rates based on availability. BRD9809


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It Ain’t No Picnic!

PAUL W. BRUBAKER It Ain’t No Picnic! My high school English teacher, Miss Edith Strohl (may her soul rest in peace!) would have had a massive cardiac incident with a title like that. But It Ain’t No Picnic! is a pretty good description of the ongoing spiritual warfare struggles that accompany the person wanting to take his or her Christian experience seriously. When the Northern Army of the Potomac marched off for the first major battle of the Civil War in July of 1861, they were followed by many civilians expecting to be entertained by a splendid victory. Men and women rode out from Washington, D.C. in buggies, their lunches packed for an afternoon’s spectacle. But when the Battle of Bull Run suddenly turned into a panicked rout of the Union Armies, the spectators were caught in the frenzied retreat. There was the tragic loss of human life, and many onlookers were needlessly injured. Believers sometimes resemble those unfortunate Washingtonians in their approach to the Christian life. Spiritual warfare is a reality for believers in this world, but their level of preparedness for the conflict is often tragically inadequate. You and I have been called to battle, but many of us are unwittingly showing up for a picnic! Spiritual warfare has affected men and women ever since Satan first temped Eve in the Garden of Eden. The relentless battle rages even today, and the Bible has a lot to say about it. For example, in Ephesians 6, the Apostle Paul wraps up his epistle by exhorting believers to be ready for the battles they face. It’s not going to be a physical battle, he admonishes, but a spiritual warfare. He puts it this way: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12/NIV). In other words, It ain’t no picnic! At times we lash out against human opponents as though they were the real enemy, and forget that in his cleverness, Satan is the real foe. It’s foolish for us, in our own strength, to think we can take the upper hand against the Deceiver. He’s been in business for thousands of years and is skillfully fraudulent. The Apostle even says that sometimes Satan “masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14/NIV).

British hymn-writer George Heath (1745-1822) penned the encouraging words to the enduring hymn “My Soul, Be on Thy Guard”: My soul, be on thy guard; Ten thousand foes arise; The hosts of sin are pressing hard, To draw thee from the skies. O watch, and fight, and pray; The battle ne’er give o’er; Renew it boldly every day, And help divine implore. Fight on, my soul, till death. Shall bring thee to thy God; He’ll take thee, at thy parting breath, To His divine abode. Even though fighting the Great Deceiver ain’t no picnic, we are the wiser when we concur with the youthful David as he faced the Philistine giant, Goliath, and boldly proclaimed: “The battle is the LORD’S” (1 Samuel 17:47/NIV). Paul Brubaker is a longtime ordained minister, now emeritus, in the Church of the Brethren, having served the Middle Creek Congregation (ANE District). Paul has been involved with the wider church both on the district and denominational level in many and varied capacities over the years. He and his wife Evy are married fifty-five years and reside in Ephrata, PA.

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Home from DR Congo and Rwanda

GALEN HACKMAN We arrived home on Tuesday evening and quickly got geared up for Thanksgiving with all our family coming home for lunch and dinner on Thursday. We were still dealing with a bit of jet lag--early to bed and early to rise. Our travel home was smooth and uneventful, the way I like air travel. Our two weeks in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa went well and was rewarding. The teaching team consisted of Chris Elloitt and me in Congo and Rwanda, and Caleb Silvanus in Rwanda. Caleb is a pastor and leader in the Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). It was a pleasure to get to know Caleb and to serve alongside him. His knowledge, insights and godly character added much to our teaching in Rwanda. Unfortunately, he did not have a visa to enter the Congo. We led two, two-day seminars, one at Gisenyi, Rwanda, for leaders of the four Brethren congregations in Rwanda and another at the Nogovi congregation in Swima, DR Congo, for the eight Congolese Brethren congregations. Unfortunately, our travel plans fell so that we did not have any Sundays in Congo. I preached at two Brethren congregations in Rwanda (Gasiza and Gisenyi) on Sunday mornings and Chris and I both spoke at the opening worship service for the seminar in Congo. Other team members spoke in other churches. We were able to visit two of the other Rwandan congregations to view their progress on building facilities. You may have read that recently the Rwandan government issued a list of criteria that churches must meet to be allowed to hold services. The list includes both facility and ministry requirements. We also visited three Congolese congregations in addition to the seminar location.

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All in all, the trip went well. In Rwanda, we stayed in the home of Josiah and Christine Ludwick (and their children Rachel and Asher). The Ludwicks are spending a year with the Rwandan church, serving in whatever way they can as they walk alongside the Brethren there. Unfortunately, Josiah's car broke down on our initial trip from the airport to his house, and was not yet repaired as we were leaving. While in Congo, we stayed in a guesthouse operated by an NGO in the town. A highlight of the trip for me was introducing the Beliefs and Practices book which I had written for the Nigerian church many years ago, and in recent years has found use in a number of other locations requiring translation into various languages. The book is laid out in a self-study format with the option of having the students meet in small groups for review and discussion, as they work through the lessons.

Doris met a friend at the Mudende congregation--a fellow seamstress. This Pentecostal lady allowed the church to meet on the porch of her home until they could secure land. The congregation now meets on that land. but still out in the open.

Everywhere we went we were warmly greeted, well-fed and otherwise taken care of. You may have seen the post on Facebook where we received the gifts of a chicken and a goat. Our dilemma was what to do with a these amazing gifts, given the fact that the airline would not look kindly our travel with them. We opted to donate the goat to a needy person in the village. Galen and Doris Hackman are partnering with Commission Ministers Network.


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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 717-269-4052 or 4ckak@comcast.net. Thanks for your help! Auction Set-up is Thursday, September 26, 2019 starting at 8 AM. (Lunch is provided.) Trash Collection is Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2019 during the auction. Auction Clean-up is Saturday, September 28, 2019 as the auctions are ending.

Special Thank You

for donating your services or use of your equiptment • Wengers of Myerstown • MHP Industries, Inc. • Krest Storage • Burkholder Bros. Tractor

• Martin Paving Inc.

• Keller Bros. Family of Dealerships • Rigidply Rafters, Inc.

• Evergreen Kabinetry • RV Value Mart, Inc./ Martin RV Rentals

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The First Rebuild Experience— But Hopefully Not The Last BEV BODE This was the first time my sister Cecelia, my friend Judy and I (from Lebanon Church of the Brethren and Schuylkill Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast district) went on a mission trip through BDM. I considered joining BVS when I was a teen, but then I decided to go to college. After getting married, raising two children, and teaching elementary school for 35 years, the time had come for my mission trip. So, at the age of 69 and the urging of my sister, I finally decided to take the initiative. Joining us at the Marion, S.C., rebuild project were 13 others, including a group of Old Order Mennonites from Wisconsin and a couple from Indiana. Our ages ranged from 15 to 69 and we had many different skills. Our purpose was to help rehabilitate three homes in Nichols, S.C., that had been devastated by the flooded Little Pee Dee River during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The house where my crew worked was owned by a 92-year-old woman. She and her daughter had been living there when Nichols got flooded. During the week the daughter came to check on our progress.

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Bev Bode (l) worked on Miss Joyce’s home in February 2018 on her first BDM rebuild trip.  Photo courtesy by Bev Bode

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Miss Joyce’s house blessing (homecoming) was on April 30, 2018. Bev Bode enjoyed seeing photos of the house when it was finished and furnished.  Photo courtesy by BDM

She was so thankful for the work that we and other volunteers had done. We all got hugs. The week we spent helping those in need was very enjoyable. All the volunteers were very friendly, and the BDM staff was wonderful. I’m glad I took this opportunity and hope to be a part of this ministry in the future. Bev Bode, Lebanon Church of the Brethren


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BDRA Funds for BDM Project Vehicle in Puerto Rico

JUDY BRAUNE

The volunteers and leadership at the Brethren Disaster Ministries project in Castañer, Puerto Rico, are thrilled with the Toyota 4Runner used by Carrie Miller, the LongTerm Disaster Project Leader there. The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction generously gave the Recovery Committee of the Church of the Brethren Puerto Rico District the funds to purchase the 4Runner for the BDM rebuild project. Although, technically, the vehicle belongs to and is insured by the district, Carrie is the primary driver during the life of the project. This versatile vehicle enables key elements of the Puerto Rico project site to be completed and helps the entire project runs smoothly. The other two vehicles that BDM uses leave daily at 7 AM to trans- Volunteers stand outside a completed home with the Toyota 4Runner funded by port volunteers and materials to the BDRA Auction.  Photo by Carmelo Rodriguez the worksite. While the volunteers are at the work site, the 4Runner makes it possible additional homes in the Castañer area, paid for for Carrie to coordinate BDM’s work with other through FEMA’s VALOR program (Voluntary agencies working in Puerto Rico on the recovery Agencies Leading And Organizing Repair). VALOR from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Carrie attends work expands the reach of BDM a great deal by meetings, consults with case managers and visits saving dollars that are donated to the Emergency homeowners to explain the work that BDM will do. Disaster Fund, but requires additional training, Homeowners must sign papers that explain exactly seminars, meetings and consultations with other what will be done on their homes and give permis- churches and case managers to operate successsion for BDM to do the work before volunteers can fully. begin rebuilding their home. In Castañer, the 4Runner SUV is essential because Castañer is a mountainous area that makes dis- mountain roads are narrow and curvy. One of the tances traveled to larger cities significant. The trips homes BDM rebuilt was 30 minutes away. A set of to pick up materials, groceries and water are at volunteers decided to document the commute to least 1½ - 2½ hours each way. Other obligations this work site by counting the curves they encounthat require travel include seminars and training, tered. There were two turns and 130 curves along meetings with case managers, the Church of the the route as well as countless pot-holes. The Brethren Puerto Rico District’s Recovery Committee, 4Runner is the ideal vehicle for these types of Puerto Rico VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active roads, giving extra assurance to leadership and in Disaster) and partner agencies such as the clients alike that remote destinations will be Salvation Army. With magnetic BDM signs attached, reached. the vehicle is easily recognized and welcomed. It is difficult to imagine the work of BDM without “People in the community know when they see the 4Runner. The leadership, volunteers, partner Carrie coming in the vehicle that she is there to agencies and the clients impacted by the program help and represent what BDM is doing to partner are genuinely grateful for this vehicle BDRA donatwith the COB District and support the recovery on ed for use in Puerto Rico. the island,” said Jenn Dorsch-Messler, director of the rebuild program for BDM. Judy Braune is an active disaster project leader The work in Puerto Rico is much broader than it for the BDM rebuild program and wrote this is at a typical BDM project. While the BDM volun- article while serving for a month on the Puerto teers are working on a house, Carrie is ordering Rico site. She is also a certified Children’s and managing the distribution of materials for Disaster Services trainer and volunteer.


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Thank You to those who donated to the Main Hall in 2018! Amish Farm and House, Lancaster Beechdale Frames, Ronks Bomberger’s Store, Lititz Chemgro, East Petersburg Country Housewares, Leola Dutchview Crafts, Lancaster Elaine Martin, Ephrata Esbenshades Garden Center, Lititz Foxchase Golf Course, Stevens Gladys Zeiset, Denver Green Hills Farm Discount Grocer, Lititz Interior Expressions, Bird In Hand J & J Woodworking, Intercourse John F Martin Meats, Stevens Lapp’s Toys, Ronks Leiding Edge Embroidery, Manheim

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“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” A Favorite Hymn BARB MILLER

Tears came to my eyes as the rainbow reminded me of God’s promises and His faithfulness during our mission trip. I was also thankful for not seeing any snakes and spiders during our stay. This was especially important, since our showers were outdoors.

Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. –Lamentations 3:22-23 Other Scriptures: Genesis 9:16-17, Isaiah 40:29-31, Galatians 6:9-10, Philippians 4:6-7. When the mission trip to Peru was presented to our church in 2013, I had many excuses not to go. Some of my excuses were: too hot and humid, concerned about traveling to a foreign country, especially my fear of snakes & spiders. I told our organizer of the trip, that I would pray about it. God used our “Women in the Bible” study at that time to speak to me through these statements: “He promises to use us and through that experience to perfect us”. 1. “Let the knowledge of faithfulness increase my courage to take risks that faith demands.” 2. “Confess anything that makes you reluctant to listen to God’s voice.” 3. “Ask God to help you discern His voice.” 4. “Ask for grace to discipline your thoughts in order to hear God better. Help me to distinguish your voice from all others.” (After this study, I heard the Lord calling me to go.) One of my roles in our trip was to utilize my nursing skills. God was faithful and gave me the wisdom and knowledge I needed to assess and treat my Peruvian patients’ medical needs. After seven days, ranging from 12-14 hours of work each day, we were returning to our base village by an hour-long boat ride from Santa Clara village (to which we had walked a couple miles on a very hot and humid day). We saw the most beautiful rainbow in the distant sky that amazingly lasted for thirty minutes. We were all starting to feel a bit weary after four medical clinics in three days, plus our other tasks.

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Great is Thy faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hands hath provided; Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!” – (not by coincidence, but when I started to type my devotion, this great hymn played on my radio. Wow!). Prayer: Dear Lord of our lives, Your calling for me to go to Peru could not have been made any clearer to me. Because of Your faithfulness, I know You will always protect us when we are called out of our comfort zones, as You use us for Your unique purposes in each of our lives. Thank you, Jesus, as we pray in your name. Amen Barb Miller is a member of Florin Church of the Brethren.

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ADVERTISERS

Gibbel, Kraybill & Hess.......................................55

Martindale Propane...........................................73

Accuwrite........................................................104

Godfrey Bros......................................................96

Middle Creek Builders Inc..................................39

Good’s Store......................................................46

Miller Plant Farm, Inc.........................................97

Goodville Mutual Casualty Company..................83

Myerstown Sheds & Fencing..............................49

Greenbank Orchard............................................49

New Holland Family Restaurant.........................25

Hershey And Wagner (Bill Hershey)....................28

Nickel Mine Floor Covering, Inc........................104

Hess Agency, The..............................................25

One Hour Rohrer................................................76

High Brothers.....................................................16

Pellman Foods, Inc.............................................87

Hollinger Services, Inc.....................................114

Penway Construction.......................................101

Hondru Auto......................................................70

Peter Becker Community...................................77

Honey Butter Products, Inc.................................17

Powl’s Feed Service...........................................17

Hoover Diesel Service LLC.................................42

Quality Design & Drafting Service......................10

Hoover Truck Repair........................................112

Richard C. Kreider, Pioneer................................36

Hostetter Hardware, J B & Sons, Inc..................25

Rigidply Rafters, Inc...........................................29

J.O.Y. Bookstore...............................................105

Rohrer’s Quarry.................................................36

Jubilee Ministries..............................................24

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

Juniata College...................................................7

Saylor Countertops............................................74

K & K Feeds, Inc................................................70

Sei’s Catering....................................................97

Katherine Hoover Tupperware Consultant...........74

Sollenberger Painting.........................................96

Keller Bros.........................................................39

Stevens Feed Mill, Inc........................................94

Kline, Kreider & Good Auctioneers......................73

Stiegel Valley Flooring........................................56

Koser Building Materials....................................25

Stradling Funeral Homes....................................46

Lancaster Church Of The Brethren.....................93

Tents For You.....................................................95

Larry L. Groff’s & Sons.......................................54

The Village Greens (Mini-Golf)............................24

Larry Swartz Auctioneer.....................................49

Tom B. Morrissey.............................................102

Lebanon Valley Expo........................................105

U-Grow Learning Center....................................99

Elizabethtown Church Of The Brethren...............97

Lehman Insurance Agency.................................22

W. Brett Lowry Well Pump Service.....................94

Elizabethtown College........................................15

Lititz Car Wash...................................................82

Weaver Energy..................................................58

Engle Printing & Publishing Company Inc...........30

Lititz COB...........................................................40

Weavers Store...................................................49

Ephrata Church Of The Brethren........................36

Lititz Mutual Insurance Co................................105

Wenger Chiropractic Group................................29

Ervin H. Martin Woodwork...............................115

Little Stream Auto Rentals.................................94

Wenger Foundation, Inc.....................................45

Executive Printing..............................................13

Little Stream Vehicle..........................................49

Wengers Of Myerstown......................................91

Farmer Boy Ag...................................................34

Londonderry Village...........................................56

White Oak Ice Company.....................................95

Fitzkee’s Candies.............................................104

M. M. Weaver & Sons, Inc..................................40

Witman Auctioneers, Inc..................................108

Franklin Street Garage.......................................40

Markey’s Roadside Market................................25

Wm. Spence Funeral & Cremation Service ......111

Fulton Financial...............................................101

Martin Appliance................................................29

Yoder Meats.......................................................21

Furman For Funerals.......................................107

Martin Paving, Inc..............................................78

Young & Young, Attorneys At Law.......................16

Gap Power.........................................................17

Martin’s Auto Sales - Towing.............................46

Zig’s Bakery & Deli LLC...................................108

B. R. Kreider & Sons, Inc..................................115 Balsbaugh Insurance Agency.............................55 BCF Group.........................................................98 Beverly A. Hosler, Town & County.......................49 Bollinger Windows.............................................82 Bomberger Store, Inc.........................................25 Brethren Mutual Aid Agency...............................23 Brethren Village.................................................71 Buch Funeral Home, Inc.....................................73 C. M. High, Inc...................................................70 Camp Swatara...................................................72 Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes.......................60 Charles Ilyes Meats And Vegetables.................105 COBYS...............................................................44 Conestoga Hobbies............................................94 Country Lane Woodworking...............................22 Cross Keys Village............................................118 Custom Wood Products........................................5 D & D Ginder, Inc...............................................24 Delp Monuments...............................................33 Dutch Valley Food Distributors...........................52 E M Herr Farm & Home Center...........................28 Eldon Martin....................................................109


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EDITORIAL

SPECIAL FEATURES

Mid-Atlantic District Disaster ............................58

Moderator, Atlantic Northeast District Brian Berkey........................................................6

Amish Homemade Donuts, Pretels, And Pizza....114

Need Your Help................................................107

Church of the Brethren Ministries Roy Winter....................................................... 8-9 Theme Baskets Dory Crater........................................................10 Why Attend A Brethren Disaster Relief Workcamp? Deb Ziegler........................................................12

Artisan Alley................................................ 26-27 Arts & Crafts......................................................85 Attention All Woodworkers.................................98 Auction Day Phone Number................................14 Auction Lodging...............................................103

ANE District Executive Pete Kotra..........................................................16

Auction Schedule.................................................3

What’s The Use? Paul Mundey......................................................20

Bake Stand........................................................44

Mary, A Woman I Admire: What Was She Thinking? Evelyn Dehmey..................................................24

Blood Drive........................................................72 Booklet Committee..............................................4

Global Cooling Jim Myer...........................................................28

Car Show...........................................................31

Missionary Work In France Collin and Kim*..................................................34

Car Show Registration.......................................32

Church of the Brethren David Steele......................................................42 We Do It Because He First Loved Us Benjamin Godfrey..............................................60 Southern PA District Witness Commission Ed Robbins........................................................70 Children’s Auction – The Beginning Carol Farmer......................................................74 Art Helps Children Heal Lisa Crouch.......................................................86 Well Drilled In Haiti A Report From The BDRA Board.........................90 Big Lessons From A Little Man John Minnich.....................................................92

Chicken Barbeque.............................................52 Children’s Activities...........................................75 Cinnamon Roasted Nuts.....................................94 Coin Auction......................................................59 Coin Project.......................................................57 Committee Chairpersons..................................119 Country Treasures Table....................................84 Disaster Relief Fund...........................................34 Expo Fairgrounds Map.........................................4 Farmers' Market................................................53 Features Auction.......................................... 18-19

Together We Can Harold E. Yeager................................................96

Food Pavilion............................................... 50-51

Atlantic Northeast District Disaster Response Mary Etta Reinhart...........................................100

Friends Of Brethren.........................................117

Opening Devotions...........................................103 Pole Barn Committee.......................................102 Quilt Auction Registration...................................79 Quilt Auction Preview................................... 80-81 Response Stats............................................ 88-90 Run For Relief 5K...............................................47 Run For Relief 5K Registration...........................48 SERRV...............................................................58 Share-A-Meal....................................................61 Shenandoah District..........................................40 Silent Auction....................................................85 Thank You........................................................113 Theme Basket Registration................................11 Tractor Show.....................................................37 Tractor Show Registration..................................38 Welcome Ad........................................................2 What Can You Give.............................................73 WJTL.................................................................46

FRIENDS OF BRETHREN DISASTER RELIEF Your generous contributions have helped make our work possible.

Grow Money......................................................87

Russell H. & Linda C. Adsitt

Heifer Committee...............................................35

Nancy Buckwalter

Home From DR Congo and Rwanda Galen Hackman...............................................106

Help Wanted....................................................112

Carole J. Deck

The First Rebuild Experience— But Hopefully Not The Last Bev Bode.........................................................109

Job Well Done..................................................112

David E. & Rebecca R. Fuchs

BDRA Funds For BDM Project Vehicle In Puerto Rico Judy Braune....................................................110

Lost & Found...................................................112

It Ain’t No Picnic! Paul W. Brubaker.............................................104

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” A Favorite Hymn Barb Miller.......................................................115

Kickoff Dinner....................................................69

Main Hall Auction...............................................41 Matching Funds.................................................43

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2019 AUCTION TEAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tom Fritz, Chairperson ..................................................717-823-2745 Bob Bingaman, Vice-Chairperson ...........................................717-723-6863 Bonnie Brinkman, Secretary ...........................717-898-3385 Evie Dehmey, Treasurer ...................................717-371-2158 164 Vinegar Ferry Rd., Marietta, PA 17547 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

Arrangements:

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

Artisan Alley: Arts & Crafts: Auctioneers: Baked Goods: *Car/Tractor Show: Children’s Auction, Activities, And Children’s Store: Coin Auction: *Country Treasures: Endowment Fund: Farmer’s Market: 5K Run For Relief: Food Stands: Heiffer Auction: Hospitality:

Earl Fahnestock ..............................................717-665-7585 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 Gary Stevens ...................................................717-665-6655 Orpha Stevens.................................................717-665-6655 Mark Zimmerman ...........................................717-626-0605

Chris Keller 717-269-4052 Angela Nolt 717-826-7891 Julie Miller 717-665-6396 Larry Hollingshead 717-817-4033 Ruth Ann Barr 717-928-4126 André Nolt 717-323-5525 Marsha Heisey 717-314-1925 & Cathy Whitman 717-671-0305 Dale Fahnestock 717-757-4312 Angela Nolt 717-826-7891 Evie Dehmey 717-371-2158 Dave Krape 717-757-2842 John Minnich 717-682-4840 Lois Roop 717-274-6056 Terry Shuey 717-304-9454 Bonnie Shay 717-272-8969

Information:

Internet Web Page:

Interchurch Communications: Kick-Off Banquet: Main Hall Auction: Pole Barn Auction: Publication:

Quilts:

Registration: Share-A-Meal: *Silent Auction: Theme Baskets: *Sub-committees

Nancy Shonk 717-989-6452 Angela Nolt & Vincent Weaver 717-826-7891 Bob Bingaman 717-723-6863 Sally Bingaman 717-581-5651 Kevin & Angela Nolt 717-951-4575 Dean Fahnestock 717-766-4860 Mark & Marilyn Zimmerman 717-626-0605 Joanne Hess 717-626-6580 & Deb Bendit 717-898-2908 Bob Bingaman 717-723-6863 Nancy Fahnestock 717-665-4798 Orpha Stevens 717-665-6655 Dory Crater 717-944-1271 BRD2939


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Held at Lebanon Valley Expo 80 Rocherty Road Lebanon, PA 17042

For additional information contact: Tom Fritz

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43rd Anniversary

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717-723-6863 A joint effort with the Southern PA and Atlantic Northeast Districts of the Church of the Brethren.

Friday, September 27 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00-9:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM

- Baked Goods • Farmers’ Market - Share-A-Meal Tickets • Children's Store - Food Stands - Heifer Auction • Arts & Crafts - Artisan Alley - East Hall - Blood Drive - Pavilion Area - Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner - Pavilion - Praise and Worship - Main Hall - Children's Activities - West Hall and Barrel Train (outside) - Main Hall Auction - Theme Basket Auction - Southeast Hall

Saturday, September 28 7:00 - 9:00 AM 7:00 - 9:30 AM 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 8:50 AM 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM

- Car and Tractor Show Registrations - Breakfast - Pavilion - Blood Drive - Pavilion Area - 5K Race - "Run for Relief" - Rail Trail - Baked Goods • Farmers’ Market • Children's Store - Share-A-Meal Tickets - Artisan Alley - East Hall - Opening Devotions and Congregational Singing - Main Hall - Main Auction - Car and Tractor Shows - Arts & Crafts - Arena - Pole Barn Auction - Food Stands - Quilt Auction - Main Hall - Coin Auction - Center Hall - Children’s Entertainment - Southeast Hall; Pony Rides & Barrel Train (outside) - Free Child Care - West Hall - Chicken Pot-Pie - Pavilion - Children's Auction - Southeast Hall

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