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Web Backgrounds
Church Sunrise 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 congregation. Normally they are hidden behind the blocks of text. If you want 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, out of sight.

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.

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.

Cantata Practice
Choir Join us as we prepare for our Christmas Cantata titled "Saints & Angels." It's a beautiful combination of traditional music along with a drama. Check your bulletins for dates and times. Contact Torie Susan or the Church Office if you have questions.

Bunkertown 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, with no reason given. Review our current App Usage. Please offer suggestions at any time.

Directory Change Form
Report If there is a change of your information from the 2017 Church Directory, please fill out and send this Change Form to the church secretary. This form and its contents may be saved to your computer where it can be e-mailed, or printed and deposited in the business holder at the church office, or, printed and surface mailed to the Church Secretary.

Did You Know?
Post It Our Special Links area has listings for most Hospitals with telephone numbers, Mobile Bibles, Local Churches, Spiritual Growth, Online Ministries, School Information, Camping Ministries, Local Towns, Personal and Juniata County Interests? Familiarize yourself, or suggest a website.

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

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



October 28 - November 19
Groceries Harvest Home items may be placed on tables in the narthex starting Wednesday, October 28. Bring your grocery items to benefit the hungry and suffering in our community. The items collected will be donated to the Mifflintown Food Pantry.


November 12
Music Sacred Music will be presented by the Penn View Bible Institutes's College Choir on Sunday, November 12 at 9:00 A.M. There will be a fellowship meal following the service. ALL meats, drinks and dessert WILL be provided. Please bring generous portions of hot or cold dish to share with our guests and church family. For more information, please contact the Church Office.


November 12 - December 10
Christmas Angel The Christmas Angel Ministry begins on November 12. Each angel bears a child's name and information about them, including their clothing sizes, and family number. Take an Angel from the tree and please return Your Gifts by December 10. Please refer questions to John and Kathy Burns.


November 19
Christmas Child OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD This is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demon-strate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. For many of these children, the gift- filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Please have your shoebox in by November 19th. We will be wrapping the showboxes on November 12th. If you have any questions, or would like to help in any way, please talk to Stephanie Freyermuth. Let’s bless a child!


November 19, 26 & December 3
Camera Church Directory Photos will be taken on these three Sundays for the 2018 Church Directory. There is no charge for church members and regular attenders. Both families and individuals are encouraged to participate. Each photo session will be in the church library from 10:30-11:00 A.M. Please do not wear green clothing as it will conflict with a removable green background. If you record your e-mail address at that time, a digital version, suitable for framing, will be offered.


November 23
Happy Thanksgiving
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SPECIAL DOCUMENTS


Constitution and Bylaws Revised
Report We appreciate your participation and involvement at Bunkertown, and wish for you to better understand the way that we function and how we do business for the Lord. Here is the official Organizational Documents for the Bunkertown Church of the Brethren, which include: Constitution, Bylaws, Policies & Practices, and Glossary. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our theology, organizational structure, and the way we do business. Revised October 24, 2013.

Bunkertown Documents

Church of the Brethren Documents
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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.
  • 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.

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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