Show: Brethren Voices

Episode: BV 12-06 - Caring Cupboard of Palmyra, PA

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Caring Cupboard
Hosted By: Brent Carlson

Many have asked the question, "What would Jesus do?"…

Some have asked, "If Jesus were living today, what kind of car would he drive?… or would he ride a bike? Would Jesus live in a house?… rent an apartment?… or live in a tent? Would Jesus eat meat or be a vegetarian?

Three Sunday School teachers of the Palmyra Church of the Brethren asked the elementary children of their class a similar question. "If someone who was hungry came to the church, what would Jesus do? The children responded . "Jesus would feed them."

This realization led to a food drive and became an involvement of the entire Palmyra congregation.

When people who were hungry did come to the church, they were given food that had been collected by the youth. The Sunday School class soon resembled a pantry with shelves of food as well as refrigerators. The word got out that the Palmyra Church of the Brethren was the place to go if you were desperate and needed food.

Seven years has gone by since that question was asked and "Brethren Voices" recently met with the high school youth group of which some were in that original elementary Sunday School class. The youth discussed their efforts to support the Caring Cupboard.

Today, the Caring Cupboard is a ministry of 25 area churches, which provide a "safety net" to people needing assistance in Palmyra, PA.

The "Brethren Voices" of July features a history of the Brethren. We visit the Young Center of Elizabethtown, PA. as we meet with Jeff Bach, Director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.
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Tags: Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Jesus, Food Drive, Hunger, Caring, Safety Net, Assistance

Category: Education

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