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2023 Annual Meeting

"Celebrating 70 Years with the Brethren in Christ in Japan

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2023 Annual Heritage Service

Featuring the Brethren in Christ, Old Order River Brethren, and United Zion

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Held at the Fairview Ave. BIC Church

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BIC Historical Society Digital Archives

Accessing the Digital Archives

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BIC Group Photo 1911

Our History

Discover the fascinating history of the Brethren in Christ Church.

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Brethren in Christ women prepare for a love feast during the 1911 General Conference in Highland, Ohio.

The Brethren in Christ began more than 200 years ago, in the verdant farmlands of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Since 1978, the Brethren in Christ Historical Society has been chronicling this history.

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A Brethren in Christ chapel.

From hymn sings to annual dinners, the Society hosts a variety of events designed to inspire interest in Brethren in Christ history.

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Our Publications


History Matters – brings you the latest information about Society activities, publications, and events, as well as short articles, historical photographs, and updates from the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives.

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Brethren in Christ History and Life publishes scholarly and popular articles focused on a variety of subjects pertinent to the Brethren in Christ Church, from biography and congregational history to theology and music, and more.

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