The Mission Team of Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren works to serve those people “Outside our Walls.”
For additional information or questions about any of our missions projects please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2014 we have made a summer trip to Westernport, MD to work with the Westernport Church of the Brethren in a week long vacation Bible school. We are able to help Westernport Church of the Brethren serve over 80 children with the gospel of Jesus Christ, games, food and great impressions of the church there.
Our District church camp located a short distance south of Gettysburg offers a wonderful way for children and youth to experience God in a beautiful outdoor setting. We send support to this ministry and encourage our children and youth to sign-up for a variety of summer camps. Scholarships are available to help offset the cost of camp for all those who attend Buffalo Valley.
Children’s Aid Society
Rooted in the Southern PA District Church of the Brethren, Children’s Aid Society is committed to helping children and their families build stronger, healthier lives through compassionate and professional services. We support this ministry through our budget and donations of materials each month in May.
Community Aid Bin
Clothing and soft household goods can be placed in the Community Aid bin located in the back parking lot. Your donations go directly to the Community Aid store in Shamokin Dam (the old Value City store). Plus, your donations help to generate monies that are used by the Mission Team to support various mission-sponsored events!
Dominican Republic Mission
At Buffalo Valley we want to take the gospel to the whole world. In 2015 we began a relationship with our fellow Brethren churches in the Dominican Republic. Our annual trips in February are designed to build relationships with our Dominican brothers and sisters in Christ while also assisting in the construction of church facilities. We have been able to assist in the construction of two new church buildings and make much needed additions and improvements to three others. We have not embarked on these trips since 2019 but hope to get back to the Dominican Republic soon.
Burundi Preschool Ministry
We support a preschool for children in the country of Burundi in Africa. This preschool provides low cost preschool education to children in the area while teaching these children about Jesus.
Expectations Women’s Center
This center’s purpose is empowering individuals & transforming lives through the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Their services include pregnancy testing, options counseling, mentoring services, material assistance, abstinence/healthy relationships presentations in schools and churches, post abortion counseling and relationship mentoring for male and female. We support Expectations with a yearly baby bottle drive and our church budget.
Local Emergency Assistance Fund
To help support the needs of our local community we support the Mifflinburg Food Pantry and West End Bible Fellowship. The Mifflinburg Food Pantry, which is held in partnership with the Community Action Agency, is located in the Mifflinburg YMCA. Food distribution is held on the third Friday of every month. For information regarding the Food Pantry, please call the Community Action Agency at 1-877-497-1257. West End Bible Fellowship meets needs through clothing distribution, food and help with basic bills according to established guidelines.
Every spring Brethren from the Mid Atlantic and Southern Pennsylvania districts travel to Christian Aid Ministries in Ephrata, Pennsylvania for a week of meat canning. Chicken is processed and canned for distribution to areas of need around the world and in the United States. We also support this project through our budget.
Mission trips through Samaritan’s Purse
Teams from Buffalo Valley have traveled to areas around our country to serve with Samaritan’s Purse in disaster relief. We have served in Tennessee, South Carolina and Kentucky in recent years.
Ashley Wetzel serves in Malaysia with Youth With a Mission.
Jasmia Small-Jarrett serves with Intervarsity at Susquehanna University. Jasmia has begun a black cultural ministry program on campus.
Operation Christmas Child
We support Operation Christmas Child 365 days a year! You can check out this amazing organization at http://www.samaritanspurse.org.
Please deposit your cans and aluminum in the blue recycling barrels located in the back parking lot. We can also recycle many other metals – including brass, copper, steel, etc. If you have a metal you’d like to recycle please call the church for more information.
Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center
A center for theological, ministerial and leadership education related to the Church of the Brethren. It is a partnership between Bethany Seminary and five Church of the Brethren districts: Atlantic Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Middle Pennsylvania, Southern Pennsylvania and Western Pennsylvania. The Center offers a Brethren setting for studying the Scriptures, faith reflection, theological education and ministry studies. We support the center through our budget.
Two Christian radio stations in our area that we support through our budget.
Please use our contact page to send any questions or concerns for the Missions Team.