This Week in the BRN Family shares quick highlights of BRN churches and ministries throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey loving their neighbors. Check out the latest happenings, baptisms and accelerating Kingdom movement stories below:

Covenant Community Church in Harrisburg, Pa., partners with Georgia Baptist association for compassion ministry 

Covenant Community Church in Harrisburg, Pa., partnered with Flint River Baptist Association in Georgia to provide 432 hygiene bags for students in the Harrisburg area. The mission effort is a part of First River’s partnership with South Central Pennsylvania.

Wrightsdale Baptist Church in Peach Bottom, Pa., blesses local elementary teachers with school supplies

On Sept. 1, the Acts 1:8 Team at Wrightsdale Baptist Church in Peach Bottom, Pa., delivered 35 bags of school supplies to the teachers at Clermont Elementary School in Quarryville, Pa. The bags were jam packed with folders, paper, tissues and pens.

“We were excited to step into the gap and bring a blessing to these hard-working teachers in our district. It was our privilege to ‘share Jesus’ with this local school,” said Wrightsdale Senior Pastor Ryan Day.

Macedonia Baptist Church provides prayer and fun for more than 350 community members

Macedonia Baptist Church in Norristown, Pennsylvania, offered prayer and fun to local families in their community through a summer outreach event. more

BRN team member is recognized for 20 years of faithful service 

Earlier this week, the Baptist Resource Network team celebrated and recognized Bookkeeper Debbie Toone for 20 years of service to the BRN. Congratulations, Debbie! Your BRN family is so thankful for your faithful service!

BRN team exegetes and prays over Harrisburg community 

On Sept. 7, the Baptist Resource Network (BRN) team gathered in Harrisburg, Pa., to prayer walk/drive and exegete the communities surrounding its Hub in Harrisburg. BRN Executive Director Barry Whitworth commented on the experience, saying, “We sought to see the social, physical, economic and spiritual realms within those areas. Great experience!”

Share with us how your church is praying for or exegeting its community here.


Calvary Revival and Restoration Church in Downingtown, Pa., goes down to the river to baptize three believers 

On Sept. 4, Calvary Revival and Restoration Church in Downingtown, Pa., gathered at the river at The Camp at Old Mill to baptize three believers. Please join us in welcoming our new brothers and sister in Christ!

In Memoriam

Daniel “Dan” Felton Jr. 

The BRN expresses condolences to Rev. Terry Felton of Mason Dixon Baptist Church in New Freedom, Pa., and his family for the passing of his father, Daniel “Dan” Felton Jr. Dan Felton, 74, passed away suddenly on Aug. 17, 2022. Funeral services were held on Aug. 20 to celebrate his life. Please keep Rev. Felton and his family in your prayers and thoughts during this time of mourning.

Be a part of This Week in the BRN Family

Have exciting things happening in your church!? Let us know so we can celebrate with you and share the good news with our BRN Family. Submit stories of your church accelerating Kingdom movement, loving their neighbors or celebrating baptisms on our News Tips page. We can’t wait to hear from you!