Sonja Griffith receives diversity award
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    For  more information, please contact:

    Gimbiya Kettering, Intercultural Ministries Coordinator

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    The Great Multitude

    a symposium bringing us together

    25-27 October 2013
    Virlina District & Intercultural Ministries, Church of the Brethren

    Skelton 4-H Center
    775 Hermitage Rd
    Wirtz, Virginia

    After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. --Revelation 7:9

    We long to be a community of believers from all tribes, peoples, and languages who are continuing the work of Jesus in our communities, with all our neighbors, and around the world. Together we can be transformed by God’s spirit to become the intercultural “great multitude” as prophesized in Revelation 7:9.

    Bittersweet Gospel Band
    Courtesy of Bittersweet Gospel Band

    Join us for an intercultural experience of prayer, study of the theological basis for an ethnically diverse church, conversation about contemporary trends in intercultural ministry, fellowship with new people and neighbors in your region, and worship with the Bittersweet Gospel Band and one another. Speakers include Barbara Daté, Daniel D’Oleo, Dava Hensley, Gimbiya Kettering, Samuel Saripya, Jonathan Shively, and Dennis Webb.

    Join Host Congregation, Roanoke First Church of the Brethren and Roanoke Renacer Fellowship, for Sunday Service at 2001 Carroll Ave, Ronoake, VA 24017.

    Early Registration:

    Resident Participant $ 199.00
    Commuter Participant $ 99.00

    Late Registration:

    Resident Participant $ 249.00
    Commuter Participant $ 129.00

    Resident participants have hotel-style lodging (linens and towels provided) in shared-double rooms on site at the 4-H Skelton Center. All registrations include meals Friday dinner through Sunday brunch.

    For more information or if you need financial assistance to attend, please contact Gimbiya Kettering of Intercultural Ministries at or 847-429-4387.