From the Annual Conference office
All Church of the Brethren members are encouraged to register and participate in the online Annual Conference. Dates are June 30-July 4. Registration and detailed information about the Conference schedule and events are at www.brethren.org/ac2021.
If you’ve ever thought about attending Annual Conference, but didn’t want to incur the expense of traveling, this is your year to participate online! Worship is free to all, but to participate in business sessions, insight sessions (43 workshops), networking groups (44 different interest areas), and the two concerts, you need to be registered. The cost for nondelegates was reduced, just for this year, from $125 to only $99 for the entire Conference.
Registering now is encouraged so that the Annual Conference office can get information to you (including your password to get online). After June 16, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a Conference book if you order a printed version.
Registering is especially important for pastors who can receive continuing education credit for participating in insight sessions (both live and recorded).
The Standing Committee of the district delegates to Annual Conference will meet via Zoom webinar this year. The opening session on Sunday evening, June 27, will be closed to allow for personal sharing among the district delegates. The Standing Committee sessions on Monday through Wednesday, June 28-30, will be open for those who request the link. To receive the link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray for Annual Conference
People are needed to sign up to participate in praying for Annual Conference between Wednesday, June 30, and Sunday, July 4. Could you sign up for a morning, an afternoon, or an evening? Go to www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d49aea62fa3ff2-2020 to find a webpage where you can choose a portion of a day to hold Annual Conference in prayer.
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