Church of the Brethren Newsline
July 5, 2018
New congregations received this recognition from Discipleship Ministries (formerly Congregational Life Ministries) during a breakfast held in their honor. The symbolism of a telescope and compass shares the denomination’s prayer for God’s guidance and light.
Ten new worshiping groups located in six districts across the denomination were welcomed by the 2018 Annual Conference. They include two new congregations, two new fellowships, and six new projects.
Pastors or other representatives of the new groups and their district executives were recognized during the first business session of the Conference, and a breakfast was held for them hosted by Discipleship Ministries (formerly Congregational Life Ministries).
The new groups are:
GraceWay Church of the Brethren, Dundalk, Md., in Mid-Atlantic District, led by pastor Yakubu Bakfwash
Iglesia Cristiana Renacer Church of the Brethren, Roanoke, Va., in Virlina District, led by pastor Daniel D’Oleo
Iglesia del Buen Pastor (Church of the Good Shepherd), Blacksburg, Va., in Virlina District, led by pastors Raul and Lidia Gonzalez
Joyful Church Fellowship, Garrett, Pa., in Western Pennsylvania District, led by pastor Timothy Vaughn
Centro Agape en Acción, Los Banos, Calif., in Pacific Southwest District, led by pastors Rigo and Margie Berumen
Church of the Table, Chicago, Ill., in Illinois and Wisconsin District, led by pastor Joshua Longbrake
Iglesia Cristiana Elohim, Las Vegas, Nev., in Pacific Southwest District, led by pastor Luz Roman
Nuevo Comienzo (New Beginning), St. Cloud, Fla., in Atlantic Southeast District, led by pastor Fausto Carrasco
Parables Community, Lombard, Ill., in Illinois and Wisconsin District, led by pastor Jeanne Davies
The Gathering Chicago, Chicago, Ill., in Illinois and Wisconsin District, led by pastor LaDonna Nkosi Sanders
For more onsite coverage of Annual Conference go to www.brethren.org/ac/2018/coverage .
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