By David Sollenberger
An hour-long music celebration featuring Church of the Brethren musicians from across the denomination will be presented online on July 2, the evening after the Denominational Worship Gathering and Children’s Worship Service. The concert will start at 8 p.m. (Eastern time).
The Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee is securing musical offerings from a wide variety of Brethren musicians, providing a variety of musical styles and instruments.
Contributors to the concert will include Brethren singer/songwriters Joseph Helfrich, Michael Stern, Shawn Kirchner, Seth Hendricks, Terry and Andy Murray, Jacob Crouse, and the Bittersweet Gospel Band. In addition, selections are scheduled from the Miami (Fla.) First Church of the Brethren, the women’s choir from a congregation of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) in the city of Mubi, and several memorable excerpts recorded at recent Annual Conferences.
In addition, a long-time friend of the Church of the Brethren, Ken Medema, has agreed to write and record a song specifically for the event.
The concert will be hosted by the Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee members Emily Shonk Edwards and Carol Elmore.
We hope you will join us for this cross-section of inspirational music from around the church, as part of two days of denominational online events.
Find out more at www.brethren.org/virtual .
— David Sollenberger is moderator-elect of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference.
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