Worship Bulletin

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 30, 2009 10:00-10:10 a.m. Gathering Music 10:10-10:15 a.m. Announcements 10:15 a.m. Prelude “Holy, Holy, Holy: A Duet for Piano and Organ” (Dan Miller) Call to the Gathered Centering Prayer A Litany      Congregational response: Many Gifts – One Spirit! Muchos Dones – Un Espíritu! Praising “I Sing the Mighty Power […]

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Conference Bits and Pieces: Quotes, Attendance, Quilt Auction, and More

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 30, 2009 Conference Quotes: “You know why only two Brethren will be found in heaven? Because they’re the two who were standing in the doorway keeping the rest out while they were having a conversation.” — Annual Conference moderator David Shumate, getting […]

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Sermon: ‘Together in Unity Though Uniquely Diverse’

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 30, 2009 Scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 12:4-14, 27-31; 13:1-2 “Las cosas viejas pasaron; he aqui todas son hechas nuevas.  Y todo esto proviene de Dios.” No,  I am not going to deliver this sermon in Spanish, although I should.  Why not? Why do […]

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Panel at Bethany Seminary Luncheon Considers the Benefits of Sabbath Rest

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 A panel discussion on Sabbath rest was the program for the Bethany Theological Seminary luncheon sponsored by the Alumni/ae Coordinating Council. The panel included Connie Burkholder, spiritual director; Lisa Hazen, pastor; Marilyn Lerch, Training in Ministry (TRIM) coordinator and pastor; […]

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Insight Session Reports on Agape-Satyagraha Skills Training for Youth

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 For the past several years Brethren Community Ministries of Harrisburg, Pa., has worked with inner-city youth on conflict resolution skills. Youth are mentored through a series of five stages of skills development in this program, which has become known as […]

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Worship Bulletin

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009   6:45 – 7:05 p.m. Gathering Music 7:05 – 7:15 p.m. Announcements 7:15 p.m. Prelude “Alleluia” (Randall Thompson, arr. Norma Sexton) Silent Meditation “O Lord our God, grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart, that so desiring, we may seek you; and so […]

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Special Response Resource Committee Is Named

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 The Standing Committee of district delegates today named the members of a Special Response Resource Committee called for by the action of Annual Conference to accept two items of business as “special response” items to be dealt with using the […]

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National Council of Churches Leader Proclaims Importance of Working for Peace

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCC), was the featured speaker at the annual Ecumenical Luncheon hosted by the Church of the Brethren’s Committee on Interchurch Relations (CIR). Church of the Brethren general secretary […]

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