“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Surrendered to God–Transformed in Christ–Empowered by the Spirit” ANNUAL CONFERENCE PREVIEW 1) 2008 Annual Conference will celebrate the 300th Anniversary. 2) Moderator issues 300th Anniversary challenge. 3) Food drive to be part of service project at Annual Conference. 4) Annual Conference to feature a children’s
“…I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” — Genesis 12:2b NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 102nd commencement. 2) Brethren focus work north of Greensburg, following tornado. 3) Forum discusses future of Annual Conference, other challenges for the denomination. 4) Westminster Church, Buckhalter will receive Ecumenical Citations.
(May 10, 2007) — On May 5, Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., celebrated its 102nd commencement. Two observances marked the occasion. A ceremony for conferring degrees took place in Bethany’s Nicarry Chapel. A public worship celebration was held at Richmond Church of the Brethren. President Eugene F. Roop spoke at the conferring of degrees
“…From every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages…” — Revelation 7:9b NEWS 1) Cross-Cultural Celebration meets on the theme of peace. 1a) La Celebración Intercultural se reúne con el tema de la paz. 2) Consultation receives report from Intercultural Study Committee. 3) Christian Citizenship Seminar explores ‘The State of Our Health.’ 4) Brethren
“The heavens are telling the glory of God….” — Psalm 19:1a NEWS 1) Council reviews 2006 Annual Conference, elects Beachley as chair. 2) Disaster staff reflect on Hurricane Katrina, one year later. 3) Brethren Volunteer Service unit begins service. 4) Michigan District Conference focuses on new mission opportunities. 5) Brethren bits: Personnel, jobs, Caring Ministries
Members of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 270 have begun their terms of service. The Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., hosted the orientation unit from July 30 – Aug. 8. “As always your prayer support is greatly appreciated,” said Becky Snavely, of the BVS office staff. “Please pray for the unit, and the