Event calendar

2014

April
18 Good Friday
20 Easter
May
1 National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
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4 National Youth Sunday
“Called by Christ, blessed for the journey together,”
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6 Bullying webinar
with Marie Benner-Rhoades
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15-17 Plant Generously, Reap Bountifully
Bethany Theological Seminary (Richmond, Indiana)
This vibrant gathering is rooted in worship and prayer while providing practical training, nurturing conversation, and stimulating idea-sharing. The entire conference will be focused on working toward an intercultural future; there will also be a unique training track offered in Spanish.
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23-25 Young Adult Conference
Camp Brethren Woods, Keezletown, Virginia
Would you like to get connected to the young adult community in the Church of the Brethren? Plan to attend Young Adult Conference. This three day event is full of worship, fun, and fellowship. Come to catch up with old friends and to meet new ones! We’ll explore God’s word and learn about what it means to be a young adult in the Church of the Brethren.
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30- Jun. 4 Ministry Summer Service Orientation
Ministry Summer Service (MSS) is a leadership development program for college students in the Church of the Brethren who spend 10 weeks of summer working in the church (local congregation, district office, camp, or national program).
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June
8 Pentecost Offering
When you participate in the Pentecost Offering you support transformative ministries that provide resources and events for congregations, deacons, and people of all ages. You help sustain partnerships with brothers and sisters in Sudan, Haiti, Brazil, Nigeria, India, and the Dominican Republic. You help ensure that important leadership-training is maintained and expanded. You undergird service-oriented ministries like Brethren Volunteer Service and workcamps. You help ensure the faith formation of a new generation. And all of this is just the beginning!
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July
2-6 Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
"Live as Courageous Disciples"

The times in which we live call for boldness, for courage, for fearless living that is faithful to the word and life of Jesus Christ. The world around us is hungry and thirsty for living examples of lives radically committed to following Jesus. More than ever, the church needs to be a community in which Jesus’ disciples spur one another on to live courageously in this world.
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6-12 Song & Story Fest
Camp Inspiration Hills, Burbank OH
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19-24 National Youth Conference
Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado
National Youth Conference, or “NYC,” is a Brethren tradition that dates back to 1954. Every four years, youth from across the United States (and sometimes beyond) travel to Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado for an incredible week-long youth conference! Typical attendance is around 3,000. Youth who have completed 9th grade through one year of college are eligible to attend.
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August
September
21 International Day of Peace
The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
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21 Mission Offering
The Church of the Brethren Mission Offering supports ongoing international partnerships with brothers and sisters in Nigeria, Haiti, South Sudan, and many other places around the world. It also helps fund Brethren Volunteer Service, the Youth Peace Travel Team, workcamps, and other ministries that provide opportunities for people of all ages to proclaim the Good News of Jesus through action. Other crucial ministries that exist to train and support mission-minded leaders in the church are also supported by this offering: Ministry Summer Service, the Office of Ministry, and Church Planting and Deacon ministries, to name a few.
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October
5 World Communion Day
16-24 Peace with Justice Week
17-19 Children's Sabbaths Observance
Sponsored by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths Celebration is a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred gifts of God, and provides the opportunity for houses of worship to renew and live out their moral responsibility to care, protect, and advocate for all children.
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24 World Disarmament Day
CDS logo padded Children's Disaster Services training

Many locations and dates

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Deacon training

Many locations, many dates!
Custom training can also be arranged

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