What happened December 25, 1723?

“What Happened December 25, 1723?” is the title for a Brethren Heritage Center event celebrating the 300 anniversary of the founding of the first Brethren church in the Americas. Germantown Church of the Brethren in Philadelphia, Pa., is the oldest continuously existing congregation in the Brethren movement, and is considered the “mother church.”

The event on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with registration opening at 9 a.m., takes place at Brookville Grace Church, 665 Westbrook Rd., Brookville, OH.

“Come and learn about the Brethren as they came to America and the founding of the Germantown congregation,” said an announcement.

Keynote speakers are Dale Stoffer of the Brethren Church and Denise Kettering-Lane of the Church of the Brethren. Michael Miller and Glen Landes of the Old German Baptist Brethren New Conference will also provide leadership.

There is no registration fee for the event and lunch will be provided. RSVPs are requested to one of the following: email to mail@brethrench.org or j.geaslen@yahoo.com or kgarrett1@woh.rr.com. To RSVP by phone or text, contact the conference coordinators Jim Geaslen at 937-657-3083 or Karen Garrett at 937-533-6166.

For more information and to register in advance, visit the Brethren Heritage Center event page at www.brethrenhc.org/post/what-heppened-december-25-1723.


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