Plans for a denominational virtual choir are moving forward

Church of the Brethren Annual Conference moderator Paul Mundey has announced plans for a denominational virtual choir. A webpage will be available shortly, with resources that will allow people from across the church to add their voice to a mass Church of the Brethren choir. Three hymns are projected to be a part of the

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Church of the Brethren Annual Conference will not be held this summer

The Standing Committee of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference met by video conference call for a specially called meeting on Thursday, May 7. The Standing Committee, which is made up of district delegates to Annual Conference, discussed a recommendation from the denomination’s Leadership Team, in consultation with the Annual Conference Program and Arrangements

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Plans continue for Annual Conference

From Chris Douglas, Conference Director It is still our hope and plan to gather as the 234th Annual Conference on July 1-5, 2020. You are encouraged to register and plan to be with us!  We are very aware of the COVID-19 challenge and its rapidly changing character. We are carefully monitoring guidelines from the Centers

Christian music artist Fernando Ortega to perform at Annual Conference

Fernando Ortega, a multi-Dove award winner and singer-songwriter, will be featured at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference to be held July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Ortega will perform a full concert on Wednesday evening, July 1, immediately after the opening worship service. Ortega’s works include hymns, liturgical songs, and inspirational and praise

Compelling vision recommendation to Annual Conference is released

The compelling vision recommendation that will be presented in July to the 2020 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren has been released. Following is a statement from the Compelling Vision Team: “Jesus in the Neighborhood” The Compelling Vision Team has released the compelling vision: “Together, as the Church of the Brethren, we will

Annual Conference ballot for 2020 is announced

The Annual Conference office has announced the ballot to be presented at this summer’s Conference on July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Topping the ballot are two candidates for Annual Conference moderator-elect: Paul Liepelt and Tim McElwee. Candidates for numerous additional offices also have been announced. Paul Liepelt is a pastor at Annville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, and

Tod Bolsinger and Michael Gorman are featured resource people for 2020 Annual Conference

Tod Bolsinger, vice president and chief of leadership formation at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., and Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md., are featured resource people for Annual Conference this year. The Conference takes place July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich.,

Preachers for the 2020 Annual Conference are announced

The Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee has released the names of those preaching for the daily worship services at the 2020 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren. The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 1-5. In related news, the 2020 Conference will devote significant time to spiritual engagement around

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Brethren bits for Nov. 18, 2019

— Remembrance: Dorothy Brandt Davis, 89, passed away Sept. 30. She authored three iconic Brethren Press books for children, “The Tall Man,” “The Middle Man,” and “The Little Man,” about historical figures in the Church of the Brethren. She was born in Pomona, Calif., on Dec. 8, 1929, followed shortly thereafter by her twin brother Daryl. Her

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Brethren bits for Oct. 11, 2019

— Annual Conference seeks nominations for open positions on the ballot in 2020. “You can help shape the future of the church!” said an announcement. “Each member of the Church of the Brethren is invited to recommend possible nominees for the 2020 Annual Conference ballot. As you pray about this, who comes to mind? Whom will the