Annual Conference 2012

St. Louis, Missouri - July 7, 2012 to July 11, 2012


‘Way Forward’ statement released by Standing Committee (July 8, 2012)

The Standing Committee of district delegates has released a statement out of its meetings in advance of the 2012 Annual Conference in St. Louis, Mo. The statement follows in full. Read more »

Morning begins with an all-Conference Bible study (July 8, 2012)

The following review of the Sunday morning Bible study presented by Bob Neff is written by Frank Ramirez, pastor of Everett (Pa.) Church of the Brethren: Read more »

Today at Annual Conference - Sunday (July 8, 2012)

Tidbits from the day at Annual Conference in St. Louis on Sunday, July 8 Read more »

What holds the Brethren together (July 8, 2012)

“Some fear the current conflict over homosexuality will tear the church apart,” Guy Wampler told the Brethren Press/ Messenger dinner in his keynote address. “I think we Brethren can work through the current controversy.” Read more »

Mission and Ministry Board optimistic, despite challenges (July 7, 2012)

The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board tackled a handful of business items interspersed with reports from staff and others during its Saturday meeting prior to the start of Annual Conference. Also on the agenda were adoption of a budget parameter for 2013, recognitions of board members and staff concluding their terms of service, and numerous reports. Read more »

Three churches receive Open Roof Award (July 7, 2012)

Three churches were chosen to receive the annual Open Roof Award, presented Saturday during the Mission and Ministry Board meeting. The award recognizes Church of the Brethren congregations or districts that have made great strides in becoming more accessible to people with disabilities. Read more »

Standing Committee makes recommendations on new business, appoints committee to update Special Response process (July 7, 2012)

The Standing Committee of district delegates ended pre-Annual Conference meetings today in St. Louis, Mo. Meetings began the afternoon of July 4, led by Annual Conference moderator Tim Harvey. He was assisted by moderator-elect Robert Krouse and Conference secretary Fred Swartz. Delegates from the Church of the Brethren’s 23 districts made recommendations to Annual Conference on new business items. They also set up a committee to update the denomination's Special Response procedure for highly controversial issues, among other business. Read more »

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ico_pdf Time schedule and agenda for Annual Conference business


ico_pdf Saturday Sermon, Walter Brueggemann
ico_pdf Sunday Sermon, Tim Harvey, Moderator
ico_pdf Monday Sermon, Becky Ball-Miller
ico_pdf Tuesday Sermon, Jennifer Leath
ico_pdf Wednesday Sermon, Daniel D'Oleo

Bulletins for worship services

ico_pdf Saturday Worship Bulletin, July 7
ico_pdf Sunday Worship Bulletin, July 8
ico_pdf Monday Worship Bulletin, July 9
ico_pdf Tuesday Worship Bulletin, July 10
ico_pdf Wednesday Worship Bulletin, July 11

Annual Conference Journals

ico_pdf Saturday Edition
ico_pdf Sunday Edition
ico_pdf Monday Edition
ico_pdf Tuesday Edition

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