Ken Hoke, third child of Bill and Mary Hoke, officiated and preached at his father’s memorial service. On August 20, 2019, William (Bill) Hoke, longtime missionary to India, passed away at age 102. Two years ago, when he celebrated his…read more
The Search for Piety and Obedience
The Historical Society Blog
Newly-appointed Executive Director, Brethren in Christ Historical Society. See the Spring 2019 edition of History Matters. I was born into a Brethren in Christ family in the country of India. I knew about the Brethren in Christ mostly because of…read more
by Kevin Bream* I took the opportunity on Sunday afternoon, July 15, to wander down to Ringgold, Maryland, to the historic Ringgold Meeting House for their annual hymn sing. I had never attended before so was eager to see what…read more
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, Beth Hostetler Mark, librarian emeritus at Messiah College and secretary of the Historical Society board, will share her grandfather’s World War I story at one of the events related to the traveling exhibit, “Voices of…read more
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, Pennsylvania state representative Patty Kim worked with photographer Michelle Greene to honor 50 African American men in the Harrisburg area who exemplify excellence….read more
If you live in south central Pennsylvania, you have several opportunities in the coming months to see the traveling exhibit, “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War”: April 13-June 22, 2018: Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA August 19-September 26, 2018:…read more
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Montoursville Brethren in Christ Church, located in the beautiful mountains of Lycoming County, PA, celebrated 100 years of ministry. The morning worship service included hymns and contemporary music, a message by Bryan Hoke, bishop…read more
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Zion congregation in Abilene, Kansas celebrated its 130th anniversary. Following are Pastor Jay Johnson’s remarks highlighting the significant contributions this congregation has made to the Brethren in Christ Church as a whole. Today we…read more
Micah B. Brickner has been appointed executive director for the Brethren in Christ Historical Society. Board president Emerson Lesher announced the appointment at the Annual Heritage Service at the Ringgold Meetinghouse on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Micah replaces Glen Pierce,…read more
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Juana Garcia, a pioneer leader of the Brethren in Christ Church in Cuba, passed away recently at age 93.
One historic Brethren in Christ meetinghouse offers a living reminder of a tense period of conflict and controversy in the church.
How Brethren in Christ churches helped to resettle refugees from the Vietnam War in the 1970s and 1980s