Law Speaks on ‘Connecting Cyber Space and Sacred Space’ at Congregational Life Dinner

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 28, 2009 Congregational Life Ministries held its dinner Sunday evening, July 28. Intercultural Ministries director Ruben Deoleo introduced keynote speaker Eric Law, whose topic was, “Media, Faith, and Congregational Life: Connecting Cyber Space and Sacred Space.” Law is founder and executive director […]

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Annual Conference Chooses Robert E. Alley as Moderator-Elect

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 28, 2009 Elections for leadership positions in the denomination were held today during the afternoon business session. The delegate body called Robert Earl Alley of Harrisonburg, Va., as moderator-elect for 2010 and moderator for 2011. Alley is pastor of Bridgewater (Va.) Church […]

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Young Adult Panel Addresses Brethren Life and Thought Luncheon

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 27, 2009 The Brethren Journal Association invited a panel consisting of Dana Cassell, Brethren Volunteer Service worker serving with the BVS office; Jordan Blevins, staff of the Eco-Justice program of the National Council of Churches; and Matt McKimmy, pastor of Richmond (Ind.) […]

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Delegates Pass Revision of Paper to Deal with Strongly Controversial Issues

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 27, 2009 By an overwhelming vote, the delegate body affirmed the motion of Standing Committee to adopt the revision of the paper, “A Structural Framework for Dealing with Strongly Controversial Issues.” The document represents an update and revision of a paper of […]

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Worship Bulletin

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 27, 2009   6:50 – 7:10 p.m. Gathering Music 7:05 – 7:15 p.m. Announcements 7:15 p.m.  Prelude “Dem Dry Bones” (Douglas Floyd Smith) (from Ezekiel 37:1-13) *Call to Worship *Invocation Prayer *Hymn “Breathe Upon Us, Holy Spirit” Call to Offering and Prayer of Dedication Offertory Music “Our Family” (J. Washington, […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Sets Budget Parameter for Core Ministries in 2010

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 26, 2009 Board officers at the pre-Conference meeting included chair Eddie Edmonds (at center), chair-elect Dale Minnich (at right), and general secretary Stan Noffsinger (at left). Photo by Ken Wenger Click here for a photo album of Annual Conference and pre-Conference meetings. […]

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Voices for an Open Spirit Dinner Addresses Relationship of Science and Faith

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 26, 2009 “We tend to resist change, especially in the area of the sacred. But, Jesus was change,” shared Margaret Gray Towne, presenter at the Voices for an Open Spirit dinner. Towne, author of Honest to Genesis: A Biblical and Scientific Challenge to […]

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