Where is the church located?
Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren is located in North Central PA, just outside of Mifflinburg towards State College. Our address is:
At what times are your services?
We have two Sunday worship services. Our services are at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Jr. Worship is available each service for children ages 3 through 5th grade during the message. We also have a nursery available during all Sunday morning services as well as a family room with closed-circuit television.
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Do you offer childcare?
Yes, we do! Jr. Worship is available each service for children ages 3 through 5th grade during the message. We also have a nursery available during all Sunday morning services as well as a family room with closed-circuit television.
We also have programs outside of church hours for children, organized by our Childrens’ Ministry.
What are your beliefs?
A brief summary:
- is founded upon the faith that there is but one God (Ex. 20:3,4), all knowing, all powerful, everywhere present, who in holy love created, sustains, and orders all, who is a personal Father God taking delight in us (Ps 149:4) when we offer to Him the glory due His name. (1 Chron. 16:29)
- confesses Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Head of the church, the Prince of Peace, and the only divine Lord and Savior. (Luke 22:70, Acts 2:36, Rom. 10:13)
- maintains the New Testament as its rule of faith and practice. We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16) which is “the sword of the Spirit” (Eph 6:17) and the guide for our lives (Psalms 119:105). Through His Holy Word God reveals himself and speaks to accomplish His redemptive purpose for all people.
- believes that marriage is a holy institution ordained and created by God and is intended only between a man and woman. (Gen. 2:24)
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What can I expect when I visit?
We encourage you to visit our Welcome Center, located to the right just inside our main entrance (The entrance accessible from the main parking lot). Attendees of our services dress anywhere from suit and tie to cargo shorts and flip flops. Come in whichever way helps you to praise God the best!
Our services begin with a few worship songs, with the lyrics displayed on screens. The songs are mainly more modern worship songs, but we do sing hymns as well. Those are followed by offering and a sermon which usually lasts about 25 minutes. The service then closes with a few more worship songs.
How do I become a member?
We invite you to take our Stepping Stones Sunday School class when offered, but it is not required. If you would like to become a member, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Do you offer youth ministry?
We have a dedicated Youth and Young Adult pastor and certified volunteers that help with our Youth Ministry.
Can I participate in church activities even if I’m not a member?
Yes! We encourage everyone to be involved in our church community, member or not.
How do I volunteer to serve or get involved?
Feel free to contact any individual that is a part of the committee or ministry you wish to volunteer with, and they will be more than happy to get you started. If you don’t know anyone yet, use our contact form and we will reach out to you with the information you need.