Annual Conference 2023 July 5

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2023 Annual Conference updates posted July 5

Follow news as it is posted and see the latest photos on the Annual Conference 2023 news coverage page.

Election results

Updates from Wednesday business

Council of District Executives meets

Brethren Volunteer Service luncheon

Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists meets

Outdoor Ministries Association presents awards

Woman in rocking chair talking to a group of young children.
Photo by Laura Sellers

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Wednesday worship

Quotes from Sheila Wise Rowe, preacher

“There are moments God calls you to step out in faith in ways that are terrifying.”

“Loving God and our neighbors as ourselves is more important than all the “stuff” we do.”

“The vine is our source . . . that flows through us that we can follow the call to love.”

“Tonight I end with that loving challenge to you and to myself to stay connected to the vine that you may bear the fruit of God’s love.”

Don’t forget, you can watch worship online from wherever you are!

Annual Conference by the numbers

In-person attendance as of 5 p.m. on July 5

Delegates – 440
Non-delegates – 932
Total – 1,372

Virtual attendance at worship on July 5 included:

  • 264 peak live viewers for English worship stream
  • 22 live on YouTube
  • 42 live on Facebook
  • 11 live on the Spanish worship stream

Wednesday’s in-person offering for Discipleship and Leadership Formation totaled $4,990.16.

Totals for online giving as of 11 a.m. on July 6:

  • $500 for Wednesday’s offering
  • $360 for Tuesday’s offering
  • $250 to support Annual Conference webcasting

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