News from Nigerian Churches

EYN is Severely Damaged

"Save your people, God!" (Psalm 28:9a, CEB).   Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries this week have received new reports from Samuel Dali, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa …Read More

News and Updates

Oct 31

Woodcutting Day at Woodland Altars

Oct 31, 12:00 pm – Nov 1, 1:00 pm

Chalets at Woodland Altars are rented from the end of September through the beginning of ...
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Nov 7

District Board Retreat

Nov 7, 6:00 pm – Nov 8, 4:00 pm
Nov 15

Mark Yaconelli Workshop

All Day Event

Click here to download flyer with more information including how to register. 
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Youth Powerhouse

Time: TBD

The Powerhouse regional youth conference has reached its fifth anniversary! Powerhouse will ...
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Nov 22

Small Groups Training

All Day Event

Click here to download a flyer containing more information, including how to register. 
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God is moving in our midst. Will you listen anew and afresh to the Spirit-- living out the love of Jesus for each of us; finding your place in carrying out the mission to which God is calling you? Together we are greater than the sum of our parts and with the Spirit of God moving, energizing, and inspiring, great, marvelous, and wonderful things will be accomplished. We are in this together, we are God's church known as the Church of the Brethren in Southern Ohio and Kentucky . . . the church with over 50 meeting places throughout this region with more meeting places to come. 


Blessings for the Journey

Reflections from our District Executive

Eternal God, we bow with thankful hearts today.  We have been blessed with a gentle summer and consistent rains.  Those who raise our nations’ food have had a good growing season.  The mountains have been wonderfully green and the rivers and streams have been full and clear.  The beauty around us has been spectacular.  We are so blessed and we thank you.

We give thanks today for encouraging words from Scripture and from one another.  But we also struggle because we need your help in the ups and downs of our lives.

    Help us to love more completely and to control the ever-present tendency to give in to hatred.
    Help us to show honor to others and not to have resentment or envy when they do well.
    Help us when we grow weary and feel defeated to find new zeal and ardor on our Christian journey.
    Help us to maintain a hopeful attitude and a hopeful spirit even when life takes a difficult turn.
    Help especially when we are called upon to go through the valley of suffering, when the “why?” questions surface our anger.
    Help us to find the empathy and compassion needed to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep.
    Help us not to think we are better than others but enable us to relate to and be genuine with people at all levels of our society.
    And help us not to return evil for evil even when we would most wish to get even with another person.  Amen


-- adapted from the website of Richard Einerson: Prayers Of The People.

 Blessings for the journey!

Dave Shetler

District Executive

Southern Ohio District Church of the Brethren


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David Shetler (District Executive)

t. 937-475-6377

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t. 937-203-5254

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Southern Ohio District Church of the Brethren

2293 Gauby Rd.
New Madison, OH   45346

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