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Continuing the work of Jesus

Peacefully ~ Simply ~ Together

Free Spring Church of the Brethren

670 Free Spring Church Road, Mifflintown (Van Wert), PA 17059

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19


Annual Chicken BBQ

Every year on the Saturday before Father's Day our men wake at dawn to prepare for the Annual Chicken BBQ. Some are busy lighting wood fires to heat the BBQ pit. Charcoal is then spread evenly over the wood to produce a more stable heat that will also last much longer. Fresh chicken halves are arranged on iron grates. A special flavoring of apple cider vinegar, salt, and water is frequently sprayed over the chicken. Periodically the grates are turned so that both sides are evenly heated. When cooking has completed the chicken halves are bagged and sold to waiting ticket holders.

Fellowship at events such as these produces stronger social and spiritual bonds among our church members. One college professor related to her freshman class that life in the corporate world is really a web of relationships. "We can fill your minds with knowledge but how you interact with others will largely determine your future success." At Free Spring we want our members to be filled with the knowledge of God and to interact with those around us to fulfill His expectations for our future eternal success.

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.”

John 6:51