Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Our mission is to help you proclaim the faithfulness of God by supporting you with the following:
1. Setting the vision for congregational health
2. Supporting ministry
3. Fostering and enhancing relationships between organizations
4. Coordinating the ministries of the District and our congregations
5. Planting new churches
6. Assisting with administration, financial, and property management
7. Planning District Conference
Coronavirus Recommendation October 7 2020 from Mid-Atlantic District Leadership Team and District Executive Minister Gene Hagenberger
Recommendation about Opening Churches
We’re seven months into coronavirus time. Our initial shutdown was March 15. COVID-19 is no less a threat to public health than it was seven months ago. What has changed is that we have developed serious fatigue about doing what we’ve been doing to save lives.
Meeting “online” for worship and church meetings continues to be the best practice for caring for each other’s health. If you decide to or are meeting in the building it is vital that you conscientiously follow the CDC’s Pandemic Guidance for Religious Worship, and you need to have a plan in place that will be followed for what you will do if someone intentionally or unintentionally fails to follow “the rules.”
This Advent and Christmas will be an opportunity for understanding more fully what it was like for Mary and Joseph to spend Jesus’ birthday away from family and friends and the comforts of their usual routines, a season when we can ‘ponder in our hearts’ without all of the distractions of a typically hectic holiday season, which could be a spiritual blessing.
Mid-Atlantic District COB Office has moved from the Brethren Service Center to the Westminster Church of the Brethren. Our new phone number is 443-960-3052. Our address is 19 Bond Street, Westminster, MD 21157.
The Church of the Brethren has sent copies of the Minister’s Guide for 2016 Income Tax booklet to the District. Please contact the District office if you would like a copy.
We have congregations calling for new pastors. More Info
By undertaking Sponsorship of a Habitat house, our group is taking on a exciting task: raising money to help finance a Habitat home and building a home in partnership with the family who will live there. It is a task that is both challenging and rewarding and most important, it is a task that will make a real and lasting positive impact on the community. More Info
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