God is doing amazing things through the life and people of ECOB. On this page you can read devotions, stories and testimonies from our ministries, God sightings, and other events that God has used to expand His kingdom in the city of Ephrata and beyond.

DevotionalMinistry Update
January 18, 2021

Give to HIM!

I have been the Treasurer for the Ephrata Church of the Brethren (ECOB)for greater than three years. During this time, I have been amazed at the overall giving of the…
Ministry Update
January 4, 2021


Reflections shared at Congregational Forum, November 11, 2020 Thank you for joining us tonight for our congregational forum. No one could have predicted that 2020 would bring us so many…
December 21, 2020


Can you imagine sending your son into a situation in which he will be maligned, misunderstood and ultimately, crucified in an excruciatingly painful way? This is the love God has…
December 14, 2020

Choose Joy!

Are you finding it difficult to choose joy this Advent season? It would be easy to let ourselves get a little down in the dumps. We can feel depressed because…
December 7, 2020


Now that we’ve completed our series on the Armor of God, are you still remembering to put on your shoes of peace? Our current times may make this a bit…
November 30, 2020

Hope in Advent

What are you hoping for this Christmas? In a time when you should be focusing your attention on the celebration of the birth of Jesus, are you letting your mind…
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November 9, 2020

A Caffeine Pep for Teachers

In September, the ECOB Local Missions Team provided coffee for each Ephrata elementary school during their first few weeks back to school. Javateas graciously took the coffee and supplies to…
October 5, 2020

When being “Brethren” is not really “Brethren”

About two weeks ago, on our Wednesday noon session of Cracked Pots, I spoke about the break off denomination called Covenant Brethren Church (CBC). This group has withdrawn from the…