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Today in Grand Rapids – Thursday – June 29, 2017 (June 29, 2017)

An overview of the day at Annual Conference Read more »


Donita J. Keister to serve as moderator-elect of Annual Conference (June 29, 2017)

In election results today, the Annual Conference chose Donita J. Keister of Mifflinburg, Pa., as moderator-elect. She will serve as moderator-elect for one year, and then in 2019 she will serve as moderator of the Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif. Read more »


Today in Grand Rapids – Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (June 28, 2017)

A review of the first day of the 2017 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, held in Grand Rapids, Mich. Read more »


Standing Committee acts on items of business received from On Earth Peace (June 28, 2017)

In pre-Annual Conference meetings, Standing Committee made recommendations on two items of new business coming to the Conference from On Earth Peace. One of the functions of the Standing Committee of district delegates is to recommend action on new business items to the full delegate body. Read more »


Review and Evaluation Committee holds hearing (June 28, 2017)

The Review and Evaluation Committee is organized anew every 10 years to review and evaluate the organization and structures of the Church of the Brethren denomination. The first five recommendations in the report the committee is bringing to the 2017 Annual Conference relate directly to that mandate. (The report is at www.brethren.org/ac/2017/business/UB-2-Review-and-Evaluation.pdf .) Read more »


Minister’s Association hears from Lillian Daniel, discusses relating to ‘Nones’ (June 28, 2017)

“In the age of the new atheists we have to figure out how to talk about why religion matters without sounding like jerks. Between burning in hell, and anything goes, there is a lot we can talk about,” said Lillian Daniel, presenter for the Minister’s Association pre-Conference continuing education event. Read more »


Standing Committee agrees to new process for its deliberations this year, recommends adoption of new business items from Brethren Benefit Trust (June 26, 2017)

The Standing Committee of district delegates has begun its work ahead of the 2017 Annual Conference. Standing Committee meetings began Sunday evening, June 25, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and continue through Wednesday morning, June 28. The meetings are presided over by Annual Conference moderator Carol Scheppard, with moderator-elect Samuel Sarpiya and Conference secretary James Beckwith. Read more »


Newsline Special: Updates from Global Mission and Service (June 22, 2017)

UPDATES FROM GLOBAL MISSION AND SERVICE 1) Brethren compound in South Sudan is looted by security forces 2) Linda and Robert Shank to stay in the US for the summer Read more »


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