Join us at Parchment Valley for Brothers' Keeper June 20-25, 2021. Registration deadline is May 24 and all needed forms can be found here under DOWNLOADS. Cost for this year's special week is $245 per person but we are limited to only 100 participants total due to COVID restrictions.
Brothers' Keeper, affectionately known as “BK” for short, was established in 2000. A ministry of Parchment Valley Conference Center, it reaches out every year to the community by doing mission projects. Most are construction projects for low income families or families with handicap needs. Youth groups from around West Virginia and the surrounding states have completed more than 1,000 projects over the last 20 years throughout Jackson County.
This year’s BK will comply with all COVID safety measures and be limited to 100 participants.
How Can I Get Involved?
- Sponsorship: With a $500 sponsorship, your church or company will be printed on this year’s BK shirts.
- Crew Chief: Volunteer your time by leading one of our many mission projects.
- Bring a Team: Bring a team of youth from your church to participate in this year’s event.
To learn more about any of these opportunities, click the contact us link!
The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children as young as 12, expanding access to the Pfizer-BioNTech shot to adolescents who are of BK age. It is available if you want it but is not required for participation in Brothers' Keeper.
We end our "virtual mission trip week" of Brothers' Keeper 2020 #BKATHOME with Pastor Mark Wood. We go back in history to hear from homeowners touched by the ministry of BK. We get to see #BKATHOME mission teams at work this week. We hear memories about how BK has changed lives among our volunteers, staff and students. In addition, Blind Journey presents our evening music and of course, we close out with our BK theme song!
#BKATHOME Brothers’ Keeper 20th Anniversary Celebration Thursday night worship features our teams from West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania! Our special guest speaker Pastor Todd McClure provides us another aspect of what it means to love your neighbor. We'll also hear an opening devotion from Pastor Scott Weaver, some stories from the history of BK, see scenes from previous years, worship music from Blind Journey and so much more as our Wednesday worship becomes our Thursday worship time together. #BKATHOME has it covered for you!
#BKATHOME tonight features our friends from Cleveland, Ohio and Handley, West Virginia. Michelle Keith introduces us to Cleveland area #BKATHOME projects. Father Keith Owen brings us a message about what it means to love your neighbor. Amy Starcher introduces us to the work happening in Handley. We'll also see scenes from previous years, worship music from Blind Journey, another moment with Troy Bain and so much more. #BKATHOME has it covered for you!
#BKATHOME continues on Monday with a message from Rev. Rich Blain of South Parkersburg Baptist Church. We also get to hear from some special folks doing BK in Madrid, Spain. We'll hear from former BK'ers, scenes from previous years, worship music from Blind Journey, a medical moment with Troy Bain and so much more. #BKATHOME has it covered for you!
We kick things off Sunday night with a message from West Virginia Baptist Convention Executive Minister Mike Sisson along with a devotion from Rev. Frank Miller. We hear from former BK'ers, scenes from previous years, worship music from Blind Journey, a medical moment with Troy Bain and so much more. #BKATHOME has only just begun!
Beginning Sunday night June 21 at 7 PM we will conduct "virtual worship" as we do each evening at Brothers' Keeper.
We are excited to welcome special guest speakers along with our regular attitude checks, music from our special guest band Blind Journey, photos and videos of work from all of our BK participants and a look back at 20 years of serving the Jackson County area.
If you miss our live or premier, make sure to check back as replays of each evening will always be available on YouTube along with here on brotherskeeperwv.org.
Plan now to be a part of everything happening with Brothers' Keeper 2020!
Don't forget to subscribe today! https://www.youtube.com/brotherskeeperwvorg
PRESS RELEASE FOR BROTHERS’ KEEPER 2020
In accordance with the Jackson County, WV Health Department and the State Governments Guide lines during the COVID19 pandemic, The Brothers' Keeper Task Force made the decision to begin a new effort this year called #BKATHOME. For the safety of all of our students, staff, volunteers and homeowners, we will not meet on site at Parchment Valley in June. Instead, Brothers' Keeper 2020 will take place and connect all of us virtually.
Consider now what you can do for someone else: your family, your church and those less fortunate. Use your BK skills to help someone else in need and share your experience with us! We will provide the means to upload your video stories so they can be added to our virtual experience.
During BK week we have planned a virtual experience each evening. We will share video testimonies, from where you are, remembrances from 20 years of BK, special music from Blind Journey and our speakers will present a Word from God each night.
Stay tuned to all of our social media outlets for updates on our plans to go forward with BK 20 and how you can get connected as we celebrate 20 years of Brothers' Keeper!
For more information, please check this website or call us at (304) 372-3675.
In His Grip,
BK 2020 Task Force.
What a BK week!!! Our crews built 14 porches/decks, 6 wheelchair ramps, they completed 9 roof coats (sealant and tar), roof repairs, gutter fixes and updates, drywall patching and paint, underpinning, lots of yard work, dryer vent repairs, plumbing, trash removal, burial of dead animals (yes, it happened), child care, teaching AND more! We are already looking forward to the 20th Anniversary of Brothers' Keeper. Yes, BK 2020 is almost here!!! #bk20
Hope for some is simply new pavers that keep them out of the mud. For others, it is replacing a rotting and dangerous deck. Wheelchair ramps, new flooring, walls without holes... hope comes in many forms. But Brothers' Keeper bears the hope of Christ through servanthood as our teams serve throughout the community!