Annual Conference Bits and Pieces for Sunday

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 4, 2010

Quotes of the Day:

“We live in a pregnant time. The church is not much different than Mary. Are we not called to pregnant living also?”
–Marlys Hershberger, pastor of Hollidaysburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, preaching for Sunday morning worship

“Welcome to the first ever live webcast of an Annual Conference business session.”
–Moderator Shawn Flory Replogle welcoming the delegate body to the beginning of business

“I will take it as a point of order. Go Cubs!”
–Moderator Shawn Flory Replogle, responding to calls of “Go Pirates” from the delegate body–he had thanked the delegates for actually showing up when the Pirates were playing the Phillies in the ballpark down the street

Conference by the Numbers:
Registration – As of 5:30 p.m. today, 780 delegates and 2,521 nondelegates of all ages had registered for the Conference, representing a total attendance of 3,301 people.

Offerings – In the opening worship on Saturday evening, an offering of $10,100.55 was received. An offering of $18,149.04 was received in the Sunday morning service.

The News Team for the 2010 Annual Conference includes writers Karen Garrett, Frank Ramirez, Frances Townsend; photographers Kay Guyer, Justin Hollenberg, Keith Hollenberg, Glenn Riegel; website staff Amy Heckert and Jan Fischer Bachman; and news director and editor Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford. Contact .

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