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Church of the Brethren staff plan to go forward with spring and summer events, while monitoring circumstances surrounding coronavirus

March 6, 2020

The Church of the Brethren staff planning events this spring and summer do not intend to make any cancellations because of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). However, they are assessing risks and monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health authorities to plan ahead for eventualities and circumstances beyond their control.

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Annual Conference ballot for 2020 is announced

January 31, 2020

The Annual Conference office has announced the ballot to be presented at this summer’s Conference on July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Topping the ballot are two candidates for Annual Conference moderator-elect: Paul Liepelt and Tim McElwee. Candidates for numerous additional offices also have been announced.

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Tod Bolsinger and Michael Gorman are featured resource people for 2020 Annual Conference

January 30, 2020

Tod Bolsinger, vice president and chief of leadership formation at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., and Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md., are featured resource people for Annual Conference this year. The Conference takes place July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the theme “God’s Adventurous Future.”

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Preachers for the 2020 Annual Conference are announced

December 3, 2019

The Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee has released the names of those preaching for the daily worship services at the 2020 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren. The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 1-5.

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Compelling Vision Process Team issues post-Annual Conference report

August 28, 2019

The Compelling Vision Team has written a report on the Compelling Vision conversations that took place at Annual Conference in Greensboro in July. This report is being shared at district conferences and/or through district communication channels. We thought that all of you might be interested in reading it since so much of our time at the past Conference was spent discussing together a compelling vision for the Church of the Brethren. You may find this report by clicking this link: .

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Newsline for July 13, 2019

July 13, 2019

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019 - JULY 3-7 - GREENSBORO, N.C. 1) Conference sets aside regular business for compelling vision conversation, celebrates love feast 2) Compelling vision conversations: ‘We have put our hearts on the table’ 3) ‘We love each other despite our differences’: The story of ND9 4) David Sollenberger to serve as moderator-elect, among other election results 5) Conference affirms additional leadership appointments 6) Standing Committee approves revision of appeal process, among other business 7) The 2019 Annual the numbers 8) Annual Conference bits and pieces 9) Mission and Ministry Board approves budget parameter for 2020, large grant for Nigeria Crisis Response PERSONNEL 10) Brian Bultman resigns as CFO of the Church of the Brethren 11) Brethren bits

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