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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


Terry & Wanda Smith

Terry Smith has been the pastor at Free Spring since August of 1995, along with Wanda his actively supporting wife. He has served the Juniata County School District as a teacher or assistant principal for the last 31 years. He received his undergraduate and Master of Educational Administration degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana (May 2002).

Pastor Terry and his wife Wanda reside in Bunkertown where they have lived for almost thirty years and where he was licensed into the ministry of the Church of the Brethren. They have three adult children, Jeremy, Amy, and Randy, who are Penn State Nittany Lions, also.

Terry regards the opportunity to minister as both teacher and pastor a real blessing and responsibility. While his schedule is demanding, it does offer a wealth of experiences that help him to relate to people of all ages on a personal basis. Meeting and greeting people before Sunday School or church services are more than mere routine for him. Wanda is involved with children ministries such as Sunday School, Junior Church, and Vacation Bible School.

He emphasizes, "I am really interested in what is happening in people's lives and look forward to talking with them. It amazes me how much people grow over the years as you minister with them on Sundays, at the hospital, in their homes, or during special service projects. When you know how much trust they place in your leadership, it is a humbling feeling. There have been so many formative events, baptisms, child dedications, weddings, funerals, and communions, which have drawn us closer together as a faith family."

Pastor Terry is a firm believer that ministry is something that is done with you and not to you. The number of people involved in the planning and directing of activities at Free Spring is evidence of that belief. It is also apparent that the welcoming nature of the congregation has offered a home to people from several denominational backgrounds.

Thoughts for Today

Remember that nothing on this earth or beyond this earth can separate us from the love of GOD. Your Free Spring leadership is dedicated to making sure that food and pharmacy needs are met during this pandemic. I pray that we stay apart physically, but together emotionally and spiritually. Remember that there are those who have volunteered to help meet emergency deliveries. This is a good time to use some things in the pantry or freezer that should be used before emptying the store shelves and overburdening the supply system.

Take some time to listen to inspirational music-- two of my favorites are It is Well and Ten Thousand Reasons.”

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16 Jan 22 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 For the Common Good Terry Smith
02 Jan 22 Matthew 2:1-12 Where is the Child Terry Smith


26 Dec 21 John 1:1-14 In the Beginning Terry Smith
19 Dec 21 Luke 1:39-55 God Keeps Promises Terry Smith
12 Dec 21 Ephesians 2:12-22 Children's Aid Society Eric Chase
05 Dec 21 Jude 1 Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry Dave Braithwaite
28 Nov 21 Jeremiah 33:14-16 The Days Are Surely Coming Terry Smith
21 Nov 21 Revelation 1:4b-8 To Him Who Loves Us Terry Smith
14 Nov 21 Mark 13:1-8 This Is But the Beginning Terry Smith
07 Nov 21 Mark 12:38-44 He Watched the Crowd Terry Smith
31 Oct 21 Mark 12:28-34 What Comes First Terry Smith
24 Oct 21 Mark 10:46-52 Have Mercy on Me Terry Smith
17 Oct 21 Mark 10:35-45 What Is It You Want Terry Smith
10 Oct 21 Mark 10:17-31 What Must I Do Terry Smith
03 Oct 21 Mark 9:38-50 Power in My Name Terry Smith
26 Sep 21 James 5:13-20 Prayer of Faith, Powerful and Effective Terry Smith
19 Sep 21 James 3:13-4:3-8 Who Is Wise Among You Terry Smith
12 Sep 21 James 3:1-12 The Power Behind Your Words Terry Smith
05 Sep 21 James 2:1-17 It Is Not Multiple Choice Terry Smith
29 Aug 21 James 1:17-27 Be Doers of the Word Terry Smith
22 Aug 21 Ephesians 6:10-20 Be Strong in the Lord Terry Smith
15 Aug 21 Ephesians 5:15-20 Understand What the Will of the Lord Is Terry Smith
08 Aug 21 John 6:35, 41-51 Jesus, The Bread of Life Rodney Pry
01 Aug 21 1 Peter 5:7 He Careth For You Ronald Gordon
25 Jul 21 Ephesians 3:14-21 Rooted and Grounded in Love Terry Smith
18 Jul 21 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 He Had Compassion for Them Terry Smith
11 Jul 21 Ephesians 1:3-14 The Riches of His Grace Terry Smith
04 Jul 21 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 My Grace Is Sufficient for You Terry Smith
27 Jun 21 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Desire to Do Something Selfless Terry Smith
20 Jun 21 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Now Is the Acceptable Time Terry Smith
13 Jun 21 2 Corinthians 5:1-17 We Are Convinced Terry Smith
06 Jun 21 2 Corinthians 4:13 - 5:1 We Do Not Lose Heart Terry Smith
30 May 21 Romans 8:12-17 The Divine Parent Terry Smith
23 May 21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 He Will Guide You Terry Smith
16 May 21 John 17:6-19 Father, Protect Them Terry Smith
09 May 21 Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord Terry Smith
02 May 21 John 15:1-8 Hardwired to Jesus Terry Smith
25 Apr 21 Psalm 23 I Fear No Evil Terry Smith
18 Apr 21 1 John 3:1-7 Let No One Deceive You Terry Smith
11 Apr 21 John 20:19-31 So That You May Have Life Terry Smith
04 Apr 21 Mark 16:1-8 There You Will See Him Terry Smith
04 Apr 21 Easter Sunrise Service Edward Weaver
28 Mar 21 Mark 11:1-11 From Palms to Passion Terry Smith
21 Mar 21 John 12:20-33 What Should I Say Terry Smith
14 Mar 21 John 3:14-21 Those Who Do What Is True Terry Smith
07 Mar 21 John 2:13-22 What Sign Can You Show Terry Smith
28 Feb 21 Romans 4:13-25 It Depends on Faith Terry Smith
21 Feb 21 1 Peter 3:18-22 To Bring You to God Terry Smith
14 Feb 21 Mark 9:2-9 It Is Good for Us Terry Smith
07 Feb 21 Mark 1:29-39 Let Us Go On Terry Smith
31 Jan 21 Mark 1:21-28 He Commands...They Obey Terry Smith
24 Jan 21 Mark 1:14-20 Go Immediately Terry Smith
17 Jan 21 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Lord, You Know Me Terry Smith
10 Jan 21 Genesis 1:1-5 Order Out of Chaos Terry Smith
03 Jan 21 Matthew 2:1-12 Overwhelmed with Sorrow or Joy Terry Smith

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.”

Psalm 34:3