Fellowship of Brethren Homes

A collaborative ministry of Church of the Brethren retirement communities striving for excellence through collegial relationships and mutual support.

As a ministry to those who are aging and their families, the 22 retirement communities related to the Church of the Brethren are committed to providing high quality, loving care for older adults. This group, known as the Fellowship of Brethren Homes, works together on common challenges such as uncompensated care, long-term care needs, and nurturing relationships with congregations and districts.

Principles of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes

  1. Service
  2. Biblical love
  3. Multi-dimensional care
  4. Community
  5. Equality
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25:35-36

What makes the Fellowship of Brethren Homes different?

  • Every person is treated as a child of God.
  • The organizations is managed with a mission priority.
  • They aim to enhance all elements of life: physical, spiritual, psychosocial

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Departing With Dignity—A Service of Celebration

Tulip Image 80x104The Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria, Ohio, has created a brief service that celebrates the life of each resident when they die. Before the deceased’s body is removed from the Home, family members, staff, and residents who wish to participate gather to pray and say goodbye. You can download a copy of their service, Departing with Dignity: A Service of Celebration, by clicking here.


To learn more about a particular community, please see the Directory of Homes.