Our Faith at Work
We look for ways to care for those around us, to help people know God's love and feel God's love, and most of all, to help someone find eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord.
Sharing God's word can take many forms including helping those who have experienced natural disasters or helping at orphanages in Guatemala. When there is a need, our members joyfully open their hearts and offer their time and skills to help others.
Our church distributes food to the hungry in our area twice a month. In 2020, our food pantry served 229 families, including a total of 485 clients. In that total were 411 adults and 74 children. Part of the Food Pantry ministry is to lend an ear and offer support to those we serve.
The Children's Aid Society operates the Lehman Center in York. The Lehman Center offers emergency respite care for children newborn through six years of age in a 24-hour crisis nursery, art and child-centered therapy, family advocate services, and parent support groups. Referrals may be made by calling The Lehman Center at (717) 845-5771.
The Friends of Cross Keys Village
The mission of the Friends of Cross Keys Village is to provide assistance to residents of the Cross Keys Brethren Home who have outlived their resources. In 2019, the organizaton raised more than $75,000. Most of it went to the Good Samaritan Fund for residents. The remainder went to the Education Assistance Program for team members and to the Professional Artist Series, which are cultural programs for the residents and people off campus.
Brethren Volunteer Service is a full time volunteer program that places volunteers in a one or two year long assignment in the United States and some locations around the world. This ministry of the Church of the Brethren has been a major program in this Christian denomination since 1948.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is non-professional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available at WY Church of the Brethren. Membership is open to anyone who wants to find a better way to live without alcohol dependency. AA is founded on 12 Steps to recovery. These 12 Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.