Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Brethren Volunteer Service unit members begin assignments.

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 282 held orientation at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., from Sept. 21-Oct. 10. The first weekend was spent with over 300 participants of the BVS 60th Anniversary Celebration, concluding in a consecration of the volunteers for their time of service.

Members of the unit, their home congregations or hometowns, and placements follow:

Fredericka Banks of Denver, Colo., and Rebecca Wood of Keene, N.H., to CooperRiis in Mill Spring, N.C.; Jennifer Carter of Sacramento, Calif., to Women in Black, Belgrade, Serbia; Matthias Duebner of Shersheim, Germany, to Tri City Homeless Coalition in Fremont, Calif.; Timothy Hartwell of Orlando, Fla., to Brethren Woods in Keezletown, Va.; Meghan Horne of Mill Creek Church of the Brethren in Boones Mill, N.C., and Emily LaPrade of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Rocky Mount, Va., to the Church of the Brethren's Youth and Young Adult Ministry in Elgin, Ill.; Jillian Hutton of Hazleton, Pa., to Trees for Life in Wichita, Kan.; Donald Knieriem Jr. of Wilmington (Del.) Church of the Brethren, to Brethren Disaster Ministries, New Windsor, Md.; Matthew Maclay of Spring Run Church of the Brethren in McVeytown, Pa., to L'Arche in Dublin, Ireland; Stephan Meissner of Bonn, Germany, and Jonathan Wooten of Trier, Germany, to the Brethren Nutrition Program in Washington D.C.; David Muench of Wannweil, Germany, to Samaritan House in Atlanta, Ga.; Molly Reichelderfer of Madison, Wis., to San Antonio (Texas) Catholic Worker; Anika Roth of Des Moines, Iowa, to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington D.C.; Niko Zdravkovic of Hannover, Germany, to Camp Myrtlewood in Myrtle Point, Ore.; Ine Zuurmond of Bolsward, Holland, to Bridgeway in Lakewood, Colo.

For more information about BVS visit or contact the office at 800-323-8039.

Source: 12/3/2008 Newsline

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