Light Your World 5K Registration Open

Registration is open for the 2019 Light Your World 5K!  T-shirts are still available on a first come, first served basis. We hope you and your friends will join us again for an evening of music, food, fun and of course, running!  There is a $5 discount for teams of 4 or more so grab your friends and your glow gear and let’s light up the night.

7:00PM  Music, Food, Bounce House and Glow Games Begin
7:30PM  Kids Dash (12 and Under)
8:00PM  5K Run/Walk

Harrison Park
(Bridgewater Lawn Party Grounds)
Green Street, Bridgewater, VA

Registration Fee: $25
All You Can Play Wristbands: $5 (3 and under free)


Light Your World 5K 2018 Photos

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Great weather and great participation contributed to another successful 5K Light Your World in 2018!  Here are some photos of the event.

March 17-18, 2017 — “Peacebuilding in the Real World: A Retreat for Youth”

Join Andy Murray (2016 Annual Conference Moderator) and Musa Mambula (EYN-COB Nigeria), along with faciltitators from On Earth Peace, who will lead us in learning about and discussing our biblical and Brethren peace foundations in the context of real-world peacemaking.  All youth grades 6-12 and advisors are welcome!  Cost is only $20, which covers Leadership & Saturday Breakfast & Lunch (Payable on arrival; Scholarships available). Register by March 12 by contacting Chris Zepp ( Please note any dietary restrictions or requests.  See the event flyer and a tentative schedule here: Youth Peace Retreat.2017

2015 Youth Summer Summary

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2015 BWCOB Youth Summer Faith Formation Experiences Summary

Download the 2015 Summer Faith Formation Summary in pdf format

Participation – 22 Total


Workcamp – 11 Youth, 3 Advisors

NJHC / Heritage Trip – 6 Youth, 2 Advisors


Total – 17 Youth, 5 Advisors





Workcamp ‘


Registration –                                                             $5710.00

Travel Expenses (Air) –                                               $5608.56

Meals and Misc. Expenses –                                       $402.34


             Total Workcamp Expenses —                   $11,720.90

                                    14 Persons – 11 Youth, 3 Advisors = $838 / person


NJHC / Heritage Tour

Registration & T-shirts –                                             $1400.00

Transportation (Gas for Van)                                         $189.80

Meals and Misc. Expenses (3 Days)                             $535.99

Group Donations and Entrance Fees                           $242.00


       Total NJHC / Heritage Tour Expenses —          $2366.99

                                                               (8 Persons = ~$296/person)



Youth Summer Faith Formation Experience

2015 Total Expenses = $14,087.89

22 Persons (17 Youth, 5 Advisors) = $641 / person




Source of Funding


         General Budget (Registration and T-shirt Costs)                           $7110.00

         Youth / Family Deposits                                                                $1200.00

         Fundraising                                                                                    $5777.89

Youth Heritage Tour

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Youth Heritage Tour – June 17 – 19, 2015

Tentative Plan and Itinerary

June 17 9 am
Depart BWCOB (Wednesday)
Visit Antietam National Battlefield
Tour Dunker Church (
Dinner in MD?
Overnight in PA (with Nornholds?)

June 18 (Thursday)
Tour Germantown COB, surrounding area, and Wissahickon Creek
(Germantown was the first Brethren congregation in America;
the Wissahickon was the site of first COB baptisms in America.
Read about some of the history of the places we will visiting at
Possible: 1 pm MLB Baseball Game Phillies v. Orioles
Tour Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia (Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, etc. Check it out at
Possible: 6:30 pm Minor League Baseball Game
York Revolution Overnight in PA (with Nornholds?)
June 19 (Friday)
Tour Ephrata Cloister, a monastic community founded in 1732 by an ex-Brethren minister. Check it out ahead of time at
4 pm Depart for National Junior High Conference or Home for those continuing on to NJHC…
June 19 – 21 (Friday=-Sunday)
National Junior High Conference at Elizabethtown
5 pm Estimated return to Bridgewater on Sunday evening