Next online meeting of Standing with People of Color process is Nov. 18

The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference has called for a three-year denominational process to move toward more vibrant and effective solidarity with communities of color. You are invited to join the efforts of the Standing with People of Color Study/Action process by attending an online meeting on Saturday, Nov. 18, to get connected and find your role in our efforts.

Illinois and Wisconsin District sends query on to Annual Conference

The Church of the Brethren’s Illinois and Wisconsin District met for its district conference Nov. 3-4 at Lanark (Ill.) Church of the Brethren, with about 125 people attending including 57 delegates. Phyllis Batterton of the Woodland congregation (Astoria, Ill.) served as moderator, with the theme “Encouraging One Another.”

Query does not advance from Southern Ohio and Kentucky District

The Southern Ohio and Kentucky District held its district conference on Oct. 6-7 at West Charleston Church of the Brethren. Along with the usual business of passing a budget for 2024 and approving the slate of new board members and other leadership, a query was brought from the Living Peace congregation in Columbus, Ohio, about whether or not it is time to rescind the 1983 Annual Conference paper “Human Sexuality from a Christian Perspective.”

Ballot changes are announced for the 2023 Annual Conference

The Conference office and the Nominating Committee of the Standing Committee of district delegates have announced changes to the ballot that will be presented to the 2023 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren. The event takes place next week in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Conference office seeks more volunteers to staff silent auction

The Annual Conference office is calling for more volunteers to staff the silent auction taking place during the event in Cincinnati, Ohio, next week. The silent auction is sponsored by the Program and Arrangements Committee for the Conference.

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