David Steele, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, is holding listening sessions in church districts around the denomination. The meetings are a way for him to listen closely to people within the church, and an opportunity for church members to meet the general secretary. Last fall, several listening sessions were held--mostly in conjunction with district conferences.
In January, listening sessions were held in Illinois and Wisconsin District and Atlantic Southeast District. Beginning this month, more listening sessions will be offered in several districts in the Midwest. All are invited.
Here is a list of upcoming listening sessions scheduled to date:
Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Cedars, a Church of the Brethren-related retirement community in McPherson, Kan. (Western Plains District)
Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren (Western Plains District)
Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at First Church of the Brethren in Wichita, Kan. (Western Plains District)
Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at Warrensburg (Mo.) Church of the Brethren (Missouri and Arkansas District)
March 21 at 2 p.m. at Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, Ind. (N. Indiana and South Central Indiana Districts)
March 21 at 7 p.m. at Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee, Ind. (N. Indiana District)
March 22 at 7 p.m. at Anderson (Ind.) Church of the Brethren (South Central Indiana District)
March 27 at 2 p.m. at the Brethren Home Community in Windber, Pa. (Western Pennsylvania District)
March 27 at 7 p.m. at Greensburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren (Western Pennsylvania District)
Additional listening sessions are in the works for late March through June, and will be announced as they are finalized. For more information contact Mark Flory Steury in the Church of the Brethren Donor Relations office at email@example.com or 800-323-8039 ext. 345.