“You are cordially invited to be our special guest to honor and celebrate 12 years of faithful and excellent service of Stanley J. Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren,” states an invitation from the Mission and Ministry Board to a recognition event during Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla., on the morning of July 14.
Those not attending the Conference may “sign” a Memory Book for Noffsinger by sending e-mail greetings for a Memory Book being prepared by the Craft and Crop group at Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Send an e-mail with a one- or two-sentence greeting to Noffsinger and the sender’s name, congregation, and district, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
‘Answering the Call, Celebrating the Service’
The Annual Conference recognition event for general secretary Noffsinger titled “Answering the Call, Celebrating the Service,” is planned for Tuesday, July 14, at the Tampa Convention Center. A formal recognition from 10:30-11:30 a.m. takes place in the East Hall of the convention center, followed by an informal reception at 11:30 a.m. in Rooms 24 and 25. Refreshments will be provided.
“We hope you can join this celebration!” said the board’s invitation.