Mill Creek is a member of the Church of the Brethren, established in 1840. Originating from 13 charter members, Mill Creek has grown into a vibrant multi-generational ministry serving the Shenandoah Valley, greater Virginia, the U.S. and the international community.
The Sunday School program includes classes for all ages, many providing small group opportunities for fellowship and service. Christian education is a vital priority in the life of Mill Creek. Additional education experiences are provided on Wednesdays and through various seasonal programs. Mill Creek's Sunday School program occurs after Sunday Worship from 11am - 12pm.
Children's ministry activities abound at Mill Creek! Sunday morning includes either an engaging children's message in the large service or a unique Children's Church worship experience just for kids. Wednesday evenings include a welcoming and relaxed children's program including crafts, games, Bible lessons, singing and more! Many other seasonal events geared toward our youngest members are held throughout the year, including our spectacular, week-long, Summer Bible Day Camp!
Music ministry is a central element in the worship life of Mill Creek. The Praise Team, along with Children's, Adult, and Handbell choirs meet weekly throughout the school year. These diverse musical offerings are blended to create impactful and Spirit-filled worship. During the summer months, Mill Creek is blessed through special music offerings from members of the congregation and community.
An active program for our Junior High (grades 6-8) and Senior High (grades 9-12) ministries is supported by our Associate Pastor, Ryan and a strong network of volunteer advisors. This includes monthly activities, involvement in District and denominational programs, National Youth Conference (held every four years), and service ministries.
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THE HISTORY OF MILL CREEK
Meet our Staff!
Glenn Bollinger is married to Debbie and they have two adult sons, Andrew and Josh. Glenn is a graduate of Bridgewater College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Math and Computer Science and Philosophy and Religion. He is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, and received his Masters of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary. His previous ministry experiences include serving congregations in Virginia, Maryland and Illinois.
Glenn has actively served in district, denominational and ecumenical positions over the years. His passions include music, woodworking, volleyball, cooking, working in the garden, being with people, and finding laughter and joy in the world.
Glenn believes that when we truly experience the love of Jesus, we can’t help but have a joy that draws others to Christ.
Ryan was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He is a graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Musical Education, as well as an MDiv. from Moody Theological Seminary. Ryan met his wife Jessica while attending JMU and they were married following graduation. His previous ministry experiences include Virginia, Colorado, and Maryland. Ryan and Jessica have two energetic and Awesome kids, John and Millie. In addition to the joys of ministry, marriage and fatherhood, Ryan enjoys music, sports, and movies.
Lucinda Schlabach was hired on October 4, 2017 as the Administrative Assistant for Mill Creek Church of the Brethren. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School, graduated from Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas, and was previously employed for 9 years at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and 24 years at Eastern Mennonite University. She was looking for a part-time position and felt Mill Creek Church was a perfect fit.
Lucinda and her husband, Merlin, reside in Harrisonburg. They have three children and five grandchildren