Welcome to Blue River!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue River is a church that endeavors to:

  • worship God Biblically;

  • teach believers the Word of God; and

  • proclaim the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ alone

We invite you to our services, to join with us in our work, and to share in our fellowship. We strive to emphasize basic New Testament teachings, and practice the New Testament ordinances. See more at Pastor Craig’s article on Brethren Values.

PromisedLand returns June 16, 9 a.m.

Also sharing during morning worship.

Since January 2000, this exciting group of four men has traveled the highways and byways of America – and even overseas – to spread the message of Hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ, and to let everyone know that He offers abundant life and salvation to all who call on Him!

With radio songs like “Brand New Heart,” “I Love That Music,” “When the Son Arrives,“ and “Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory” (to name a few), the group has made their mark in Gospel music with an upbeat sound and unique arrangements. At an event with PromisedLand Quartet, one can expect to laugh, cry, and be uplifted and edified, as well as given the opportunity to know the One the group sings about. As they are fond of proclaiming, “If you walked in the doors lost without Christ, you don’t have to leave that way!”

Carry-in meal following. Meat, drink, and table service provided.

Blue River Covenant Brethren Church, 3040 E. 700 North, Columbia City, will be having Vacation Bible School, June 17-21 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. each day (until 1 p.m. on Friday) with a program on Sunday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

Every day, our kids are bombarded with questions: Did God really create everything? Why do bad things happen? Was Noah’s ark real? Why do I need to be saved? Can I trust the Bible?

At this VBS, your kids will explore the biblical answers to these questions as they set off on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation. Amid sloths, butterflies, river dolphins, and dart frogs, your children will sail along on a fun jungle cruise, stopping at seven ports of call. These ports are the 7 C’s of History: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. Kids will discover how these events shape our world, and they will learn to reconnect the Bible to their everyday life.

The week will be full of games, crafts, music, snacks, and most importantly, learning about Jesus and the Bible.

For more information or to register, you may call the church at 260-691-2605 or email vbs@blueriverchurch.org with parents’ names, telephone, address, along with child’s name, school grade completed, age, and any allergies. There will be classes for children who turned 3 before September 1, 2023 through 8th grade.

Jackie Zumbrun and Jenna Gingerich are co-directors.

Come and have a GREAT time . . . and bring your friends and neighbors!

Blue River Covenant Brethren Church is located on the Noble-Whitley County Line Road, 1.5 miles east of State Road 9, 2 miles west of U.S. 33, 1.5 miles south of Merriam, Indiana. Pastor Craig Alan Myers invites the children of the community to attend!

Online Giving to Blue River CBC Available!

You may make secure online donations to Blue River CBC through Tithely Giving through this direct link.


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You may use a debit or credit card, or your bank account. You may elect to cover the minimal fee.
You may select which Fund you wish to direct your giving to:
  • General Fund
  • Missions Fund
  • Deacon Fund
  • Building & Improvement Fund
  • Youth Missions Fund

As always, you may still give by check or cash at church, or you may direct your bank to send a check directly to the church, usually at no charge.

Recent Columns from our Church Newsletter:

A Solid Foundation  (Quill & Scroll  May 2024)

Words and the Word  (Quill & Scroll  April 2024)

A Preaching Tomb  (Quill & Scroll March 2024)

Thanksgiving to God for Harold S. Martin  (Quill & Scroll  February 2024)

Past, Present, Future  (Quill & Scroll  January 2024)

Making Christmas Endure  (Quill & Scroll  December 2023)

How is Your Thanksgiving Expressed?  (Quill & Scroll  November 2023)

Our Limited Foe  (Quill & Scroll  October 2023)

Brethren Values  (Quill & Scroll  September 2023)

                                         (Quill & Scroll   August 2023)

What (or Maybe How) I Learned in Church (Quill & Scroll   July 2023)

Waiting for the Harvest (Quill & Scroll   June 2023)

Reality and Readiness (Quill & Scroll   May 2023)

On Christian Burial (Quill & Scroll   April 2023)

What About Cremating the Dead?  (Quill & Scroll  March 2023)

Love One Another (Quill & Scroll   February 2023)

Why We Worship Together (Quill & Scroll   January 2023)

It’s Christmas (Quill & Scroll  December 2022)

Thanksgiving to God  (Quill & Scroll  November 2022)

A Sober Lifestyle  (Quill & Scroll  September 2022)

Why Study Biblical Prophecy? (Quill & Scroll  August 2022)

The Divine Gift of Human Life  (Quill & Scroll  July 2022)

The Ministry of Our Deacons (Quill & Scroll  June 2022)

Longing for Heaven  (Quill & Scroll  May 2022)

No Other Gospel  (Quill & Scroll  April 2022)

A Christian Is …   (Quill & Scroll  March 2022)

Weather  (Quill & Scroll  February 2022)

Grace Commitments for the New Year  (Quill & Scroll  January 2022)

Brethren Values

In a few days, Blue River will be hosting the General Meeting of the Brethren Revival Fellowship. It was 1984 when we last were the host venue of this meeting. At each General Meeting (formerly held yearly; more recently it has alternated with the Brethren Alive weekend conference at Elizabethtown College), a focus theme is … [Read more…]

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Previous Pastor’s Columns from the Quill & Scroll Newsletter

Faith’s Trial (Quill & Scroll  August 2021) What does the Covenant Brethren Church Believe?  (Quill & Scroll  October 2020) What is the Covenant Brethren Church?  (Quill & Scroll  August 2020) Why Worship with the Church?  (Quill & Scroll  June 2020) Letting Your Light Shine (Quill & Scroll  March 2020) Love’s Ground and Evidence  (Quill & … [Read more…]

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On Christian Burial

At Easter, we Christians mark and celebrate the historical fact of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is, Jesus returned from death, resurrected (with the same body) and not reincarnated (given a different body). In other words, Jesus retains the same body He bore on earth, though glorified and made greater. We will, … [Read more…]

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The Blessings of the Recent Plague

The Pastor’s Column from the May 2020 Quill & Scroll. A month ago, we could hardly envision that we would have had the unusual April we have had. We’ve had no NCAA Tournament. No opening day of baseball. No hockey. No Spring events. We looked forward to Pre-Easter Services, to Love Feast, to Good Friday, … [Read more…]

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