Saturday, November 17, 2007

300 Food Panties

Letter from the Youth Cabinet

November 2007


As the National Youth Cabinet for 2007 and 2008, we just wanted to introduce ourselves as well as let all of you know what we have been doing. We are extremely excited about the Church of the Brethren and youth ministry and we are lucky to be able to bring the 300th celebration to the youth of our denomination. In order to do this, we have composed a list of a few things that we would like for youth to try in honor of our 300th year as a church. Hopefully, you will look over them and decide which one your youth group would like to start in 2008:
Do 300 hours of service
Put together 300 school kits
Donate 300 cans to a local Food Panty
Spend 300 minutes doing intergenerational activities in your Congregation with adults
Give $300 to a worthy cause
Offer 300 prayers for peace or for one’s community
We invite you to also think about ways to celebrate our denomination’s 300th Anniversary with ideas that your youth group comes up with. We ask that you then send an e-mail to let us know what “300” project your youth group will do to celebrate the 300th Anniversary. Please send those to Tricia Ziegler at:

We have also decided on our theme this year to go along with our anniversary. It is “By the Manner of Their Living.” We wanted to remind the youth that the Church of Brethren is to be known by the manner of their living: peacefully, simply, and together. The verses we have chosen to go along with this theme are Colossians 3: 12-15. For resources and further information, including Youth Sunday materials, refer to the COB website.

We will be praying for you and your ministry. Please pray with us!

With Love,

Turner Ritchie- South Central District
Elizabeth Willis- Southeastern District
Heather Popielarz- Michigan District
Seth Keller- Southern Pennsylvania District
Joel Rhodes- Middle Pennsylvania District
Tricia Ziegler- Atlantic Southeast District
Dena Gilbert- Advisor
Chris Douglas- Staff