“We have come this far by faith, hallelujah!” sang members of the Germantown congregation in a worship service that opened the day celebrating 300 years of the Brethren in the Americas.
The 7th Brethren World Assembly on July 26-29 in Pennsylvania gathered a variety of people from denominations that are part of the Brethren movement that began in Germany in 1708. On the theme “Brethren Faithfulness: Priorities in Perspective,” the event was held at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College with a culminating day at Germantown Church of the Brethren in Philadelphia.
The seventh Brethren World Assembly will take place July 26-29, 2023, at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College and at Germantown Church of the Brethren in Philadelphia, Pa., on the final day, July 29.
Video recordings are available from the 5th Brethren World Assembly. The recordings in DVD format are of the main presentations and worship services, and are made available by the sponsoring body, the Brethren Encyclopedia Board, through the host organization the Brethren Heritage Center in Brookville, Ohio. The taping was done by Brethren videographer David Sollenberger and crew.
The Fifth Brethren World Assembly for constituents and friends of the Brethren bodies descended from the movement established by Alexander Mack in Germany in the early 1700s will be held July 11-14 at the Brethren Heritage Center in Brookville, near Dayton, Ohio.
The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, located at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, is honoring the outstanding scholarship of the late Donald F. Durnbaugh by creating the Durnbaugh Legacy Endowment. Durnbaugh passed away in August last year. Contributed funds will help meet a $2 million challenge by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The endowment