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Shenandoah District
Church of the Brethren

P.O. Box 67
1453 Westview School Road

Weyers Cave, VA   24486
Phone:  540.234.8555
Toll Free:  888.308.8555
Fax:  540.234.8333

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4896 Armentrout Path
Keezletown, VA   22832
Phone & Fax: 540.269.2741

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December 2016



25th Annual Disaster Ministries Auction

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 25th annual Shenandoah District Disaster Ministries Auction such a success! From early afternoon on Friday, May 19, through most of Saturday, May 20, the Rockingham County Fairgrounds was buzzing with activity, both friend-raising and fund-raising.

In less than three hours on Friday, 1,000 school kits were assembled for Church World Service. On Saturday, the John Kline Riders offered children's activities related to Elder Kline's fearless ministry during the Civil War. Successful bidders headed for home with livestock, furniture, paintings, quilts, wood crafts, creative theme baskets and whimsical playthings. Satisfied diners enjoyed oysters, country ham, cheeseburgers, barbecued chicken, pork barbecue, pie and ice cream, donuts and apple dumplings. Gardeners loaded up on plants - and those who don't grow their own onions loaded up on pounds and pounds of Vidalias.

As attendance numbers and, later this summer, financial figures become available, watch this space!

To everyone who volunteered, who enjoyed the food, who bid on auction items, who purchased plants and baked goods, who donated items for sale, who assembled school kits and who came fo the simple pleasure of being with hundreds of friends and new acquaintances, THANK YOU!

Peace Feast Honors Prison Ministry

Three individuals, a congregation and a community-based non-profit organization were recognized for ministry to inmates and former prisoners Tuesday (May 2) at the 7th annual Living Peace Recognition Banquet sponsored by the Shenandoah District Pastors for Peace. Those cited and presented certificates were:

  • Roma Holloway and Elaine Shank of Montezuma Church of the Brethren who led Bible studies for female inmates at the Rockingham County Jail for 13 years;
  • John Sayre, a retired minister who is now a member of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, who served as chaplain for the Rockingham County Jail for 32 years;
  • Larry Erbaugh and Wayne Pence, representing Mountain View Fellowship Church of the Brethren, where members maintain a collection box to pay for incidentals that inmates need, visit and correspond with inmates, and continue contact after prisoners are released; 
  • and J.D. Glick on behalf of Gemeinschaft Home where he served on the founding committee and as board chair for the agency that aids newly-released prisoners transitioning back into civilian life. He is a member of Sunrise Church of the Brethren.


Harvey Yoder, a social justice advocate, spoke on his decades of experience in ministry and as a mental health professional. He noted the high rate of incarceration in the United States, the need for more treatment centers for those with mental illness and drug/alcohol addictions and the plight of old and infirm prisoners who cannot be paroled under current procedures in Virginia. He closed, referencing Hebrew 13:3: "Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners..." (NIV).

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Is Hospitality YOUR Gift?

The Shenandoah District is developing a list of potential hosts when guests are in the District and need (or prefer) home-based lodging. If you have an extra bedroom and could offer a light breakfast to overnight guests, please fill out the host form below. It can be emailed to or mailed to Shenandoah District CoB, PO Box 67, Weyers Cave, Va., 24486.

Hospitality Host Form

You will always have the final say on whether to extend hospitality when the need arises. Thank you!


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