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Church Bulletin
Bulletin Our Weekly Bulletin contains pertinent information about the worship service and relevant individual assignments. It also contains our prayer concerns list, weekly meetings, mission outreach goals, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, financial stewardship, coming events, timely announcements, and contact information. Additionally, the online version is in beautiful color. If convenient, download it to your mobile device and save us the paper.
Download Our Church App
Church App Bunkertown has a Church App for smart phones (not tablets). Download through the Google Play Store for Android devices or Apple iTunes for iPhones. Keep your church family with you on your mobile device. Utilize spiritual resources during Bible Study. Review musical symbols during choir practice. Send prayer requests directly to the pastor. Make financial contributions at any time. Unfortunately this provider makes the Android and iPhones look Much Differently. Please feel comfortable to offer suggestions at any time.
Fully Accessible Facility
Handicap Chair Bunkertown is a fully Accessible Facility. Explore our virtual tour to learn about the numerous innovations and compliance offerings that creates an enjoyable experience for everyone. This includes doors with levers, thresholds nearly flat, public areas on the same floor level, and wide unobstructed hallways.
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COMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 9
Study Book SELF CONFRONTATION is a new Bible Study course beginning each Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. It has proven to be one of the most effective tools in helping people get control of their spiritual life. Participants will be challenged to examine their daily walk with God, confront problem areas such as relationships, fear, depression, anger, and struggles with temptation. There will be a strong emphasis on Scriptures from both Old and New Testaments. Challenge yourself to join this group and improve your spiritual relationship with God and others. Leader: Rev. Steve Osenga.
OCTOBER 6
Praying Hands MEN'S MONTHLY PRAYER BREAKFAST will be held in the fellowship hall, starting at 7:00 a.m. We always meet the first Saturday morning of each month. Gentlemen, challenge yourself to become more devoted to serving the Lord. Join us for a great breakfast followed by an inspirational message.
OCTOBER 7
Communion Cup WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY is observed on the first Sunday of every October by several Christian denominations. Most also celebrate with an evening service of Holy Communion. It was started in 1933 by a church in Pittsburgh to bring unity among Christians churches and override divisions that minimize the world wide goals of Christ.
OCTOBER 14
Rally Day RALLY DAY & HOME COMING Worship message provided by Pastor Ed Weaver. Special singing guests, Randy and Jade Fisher. There will also be a special children's program with Brett Myers, a Christian Illusionist. Stay for a fellowship meal. Please bring a hot or cold dish.
OCTOBER 28
Lectern CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING. All church members are encouraged to attend and support our church ministries. Reports will be heard from our three Church Board Commissions, as well as the Pastor, Deacons, Treasurer, and Pre-School for the past year of 2018. Business will center around discussion and voting for passage of the 2019 church budget.
NOVEMBER 1
Music Symbol TRIUMPHANT QUARTET ~ Join us for a music concert on Thursday, November 1st at 7:30 p.m. featuring David Sutton, Eric Bennett, Clayton Inman, and Scott Inman. The group has been composed of these same members since their beginnings in 2003, when four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand. A free-will offering will be lifted. For more information, call 463-3572 or visit them on the Web at triumphantquartet.com.

Triumphant Quartet
NOVEMBER 3
Alarm Clock DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME will end at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, NOVEMBER 4. Turn your clocks back the previous evening, Saturday, NOVEMBER 3. Remember, it's: Spring Ahead, Fall Back. Of course if you should forget, you'll be at church an hour early to spend time in prayer.
NOVEMBER 22
Happy Thanksgiving
DECEMBER 2
Advent Candles ADVENT, FIRST SUNDAY is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. It is a time of expectation and joyful preparation for Christmas. The word advent is derived from the Latin word for "arrival." Many Christians regard the first Advent of Jesus when He arrived on Earth, and the Second Advent to also be His final arrival to gather all believers to heaven. This day is also the beginning of the 8 day festival of Hanukkah.


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SPECIAL DOCUMENTS


Bunkertown Church of the Brethren

Church of the Brethren Denomination
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WEB UPDATES

Web Development Check out the latest updates to our website. Changes might be something small or something large; something trival or something great. Look here first to discover what we've done. Latest updates are usually, but not always, at the top of the list.
  • DIRECTIONS has been given a more expansive MAP with more local businesses and in much greater detail. A new enhanced OUTSIDE PHOTO replaced the former one.
  • MUSIC has been added to the INFORMATION menu tab. Here you will discover all things related to the musical program of the church. Listen to each of our recorded cantatas. Acquire, schedules, documents, music symbols, and how to configure your system to play MP3 audio.
  • Want to test your knowledge and understanding about the Brethren? Well, Church of the Brethren Network is offering a BRETHREN HERITAGE QUIZ. You gain so many points for a correct answer and some points deducted for a wrong answer. Go ahead! Have some fun quizzing yourself about the Brethen.
  • Image backgrounds for our web site are changed periodically. Each are selected with great care so that the graphic message corresponds to the beliefs and standards of our church. Normally they are hidden behind the blocks of text. To appreciate the full image, please just scroll to the very bottom of any page, and the many blocks of text will rise above the top.
  • MORE BIBLE APPS have been added to give you a greater selection of Bibles to reference during Sunday School, Bible Study, Worship, or at home research.
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION is a new web page to augment the educational interests and trainings of our congregation. Here you will find Brethren documents, Historical documents, Suggested reading, Topical Bible Verses, and new Membership information.
  • TOP MENU was restructured to accomodate a growing number of materials and new web pages. INFORMATION is a new entry which now comprises other former top menu pads such as Activities and History.
  • eBROCHURE is a sophisticated page flipping ebook provided for "First Visitors" to Bunkertown when a special friend is not available to prepare them for that first experience. Open it and learn how it can be helpful to someone that you would like to invite. Pages can be changed by dragging from the corners or by clicking the left and right arrows.
  • SPECIAL DOCUMENTS is a new section of our News area. Here you will find pertinent information, monthly calendars, and online fillable forms which can then be saved to your local computer or mobile device. Unfortunately, the Firefox browser started using their own PDF viewer, so filling and saving forms may not work unless you reconfigure to their plugin.
  • PRESCHOOL is a new section that has been added to enable parents to learn more about the Preschool ministry and how their child may benefit from the program. Information includes ministry introduction, registration form, photos, and hours of operation.
  • STITCHARITY (Stitching for Charity) is a new web page that celebrates the few individuals skilled in numerous disciplines of needlecraft involving yarn and thread, such as cross-stitch, knitting, crocheting, and quilting, who regularly donate their time and materials to produce amazing creations for the benefit of various charities.


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OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME INVOLVED

Awana Club
Awana Youth meet every Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. Awana is an international evangelical Christian nonprofit organization founded in 1950. Their mission is to assist youth and equip leaders to change the world for Jesus Christ. A.W.A.N.A. is an acronym derived from "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" which is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15.
Bible Study
Bible Study Join us every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for Bible Study in the Conference Room. We regularly offer inspiring studies that challenge and offer guidance. Discussions are uplifting and promote awareness to believers at different levels of spiritual growth. Please commit yourself to join us each week for this important part of Christian growth and living.
Children's Bell Choir
Hand Bell Children are invited to participate in the Bell Choir. When in session, practice is usually held in the Conference Room between morning Worship and Sunday School. Please ask the Church Office for information about schedules.
Choir Practice
Choir Do you like to sing, or generally enjoy music. This is an opportunity to let your joyfulness be heard. A seasonal cantata is often performed. Check the bulletin for times of practice. Contact Torie Susan or the Church Office if you are interested in joining or have questions.
Crop Walk
Crop Walk Icon Usually, held the first Sunday in October, Crop Walk is an opportunity to alleviate hunger through the simple act of walking. Join with other participants on the walking track at Walker Township Park, located on the north side of Route 75, just west of the Route 322 Port Royal Exit. Check our bulletin for time of Registration and when the walk begins. It's also an opportunity to improve your health while benefiting many others.
Donate Blood
Give Blood Contact the American Red Cross or check the list of places on the Bulletin Board. Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group of people. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood.
Fitness Class
Fitness Take this opportunity to get in shape, both physically and spiritually. They meet each Monday night for about an hour, followed by devotions. Please For question or details, see Mandy Brown, or the Church Office.
Food Pantry Challenge
Groceries The Juniata County Food Pantry is counting on you to donate non-perishable food items, house-hold goods, bathroom supplies, or personal hygiene items. Please check Sunday worship bulletins or monthly Newsletters to learn what is needed for the current month. Place items in the narthex Collection Bin.
Mission Offerings
Offering Learn about the several Mission Offerings that we receive to support various ministries both local and international. Each month we emphasize a different outreach ministry.
Offering Envelopes
Offering Envelopes Think about using a Church Offering envelope if you want a year-end report of your giving. It's also a nice way to keep your contribution a private matter. If you do not already use envelopes and would like to start, please inform the Church Secretary.
US Passport Photo
US Passport Traveling to a foreign country? In need of an official passport photo, correctly sized and formatted to exact government specifications? See Ron Gordon any Sunday morning. Takes about 5-10 minutes and no cost for members or regular attenders. Also included are instructions on where and how to submit your Application. Passport Photo Template
Small Groups
Small Groups The Men's Small Group will meet the first and third Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.; the Women's Small Group will meet the second and fourth Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.; the Couples Group #1 will meet the first and third Sundays at 6:00 p.m.; and the Couples Group #2 will meet the second and fourth Sundays at 6:00 p.m. Any questions? Ask your small group leader.
Volley Ball
Volley Ball Everyone needs spiritual growth and physical exercise to maintain a good life. Over the Winter season, we offer both through the excitement of Volleyball and a quick biblical discussion. Please ask the Church Office about dates and times.
Volunteers Needed
Helping Hands Helping hands are always needed to set up tables and chairs, act as the Overseer of events, assist with Vacation Bible School, participate in a drama, decorate a parade float, sing in the adult choir, deliver Harvest Home goods to needy families, remove snow from sidewalks, plant flowers, or trim bushes. Most often, specific talents or skills are not as important as your willingness.
Weis Card
Weis Card Every time you use your Weis pre-paid shopping card, the participating store will donate 5% of the sale to the Bunkertown Church of the Brethren. If Weis is your grocery store of choice, then why not benefit yourself and our church.
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