Annual Conference 2023 July 8

The logo for the 2023 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren

2023 Annual Conference updates posted July 8 and later

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

Conference changes process for nominations from the floor

Conference observes time of confession, approves updated Eder document, hears reports

2024 Annual Conference moderator shares theme, logo

Closing worship

“In Jesus’ broken body, we see our own brokenness reflected, and we are enabled to recognize the same brokenness in others.”

Jesus could be calling each of us in our own ways to help those gathered at the table around us, not to break each other further, but to heal and to eat together and to be prepared, whether literally or figuratively, to kneel on the ground to wash the feet of those who would be most unexpected” –Audri Svay

A video of the worship service is posted on the Annual Conference 2023 webcast page, along with those from the rest of the week. The videos may be used freely by Church of the Brethren gatherings.

Photo albums

Browse photo albums from Cincinnati at www.brethren.org/photos/annual-conference-2023, including the adventures of Sock Monkey.

Photos showing a sock monkey in various places around Annual Conference
Sock Monkey visits Annual Conference. Photos (and monkey) by Frances Townsend.

Annual Conference offering totals

Online giving as of July 10

  • Saturday = $1,845.00
  • Friday = $1,555.00
  • Thursday (to-date) – Online gifts given directly to Found House 
  • Wednesday (to-date) = $760.00
  • Tuesday (to-date) = $470.00

Total giving (in-person and online) as of July 10

  • Saturday (Global Missions and Brethren Volunteer Service) = $8,606.56
  • Friday (Annual Conference operating expenses) = $8,556.23
  • Thursday (Found House, not including online gifts) = $3,715 in gift cards and $8708.11 in donations
  • Wednesday (Discipleship and Leadership Formation) = $5,850.06
  • Tuesday (Annual Conference translation) = $6,342.22

The Annual Conference press team includes photographers Glenn Riegel, Donna Parcell, Keith Hollenberg, and Laura Sellers; writers Frances Townsend, Frank Ramirez, Karen Garrett, Wendy McFadden, and Walt Wiltschek; website staff Jan Fischer Bachman and Russ Otto. Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of News Services for the Church of the Brethren, was not able to attend conference because of illness. Newsline is the email news service of the Church of the Brethren. Inclusion in Newsline does not necessarily convey endorsement by the Church of the Brethren. All submissions are subject to editing. Newsline stories may be reprinted if Newsline is cited as the source. Please send news tips and submissions to cobnews@brethren.org . Find the Newsline archive at www.brethren.org/news . Sign up for Newsline and other Church of the Brethren email newsletters and make subscription changes at www.brethren.org/intouch . Unsubscribe by using the link at the top of any Newsline email.

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