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2012 Annual Conference on-site news


Delegate seating at round tables facilitates face-to-face conversation, prayer
(July 12, 2012)
“Watching you all hold hands around the tables and pray is one of the most beautiful things I have seen in my life,” said Annual Conference moderator Tim Harvey to the delegate body after one morning’s devotions during the 2012 Conference, held July 7-11 in St. Louis, Mo. This is the first year in recent memory that the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference has used table groups for face-to-face discussion, giving feedback on items of business, and prayer in small groups.
Annual Conference 2012 - bits and pieces
(July 12, 2012)
Lots more information about the Conference in St. Louis includes statistics on attendance and offerings, service project and blood drive results, the Quilt Auction, and much more.
VOS celebrates 10 years, holds final dinner
(July 11, 2012)
Jim Lehman, who planted the seeds for Voices for an Open Spirit (VOS) at Annual Conference 10 years ago, invited guests at the group’s yearly banquet to take a look back, but also to look forward.
Today at Annual Conference - Wednesday
(July 11, 2012)
Today at Annual Conference - Wednesday
Conference approves variety of polity changes, discontinues the CIR
(July 11, 2012)
In other business, the Annual Conference approved a variety of polity changes for districts and the Program and Arrangements Committee, approved a recommendation to discontinue the Committee on Interchurch Relations (CIR) in anticipation of a new vision for ecumenical witness, gave two groups additional time to work on revisions to the Ethics for Congregations document and response to climate change, and recommended a cost of living increase for pastor salaries.
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