Brethren Ideal of Radical Discipleship Is What the World Needs, Replogle Tells Youth

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17-22, 2010   Thursday morning preacher Shawn Flory Replogle meditated on what the Church of the Brethren has to offer, that is deeply desired by the world of the 21st century–and on how joy emerges from struggle and suffering. Replogle recently completed his […]

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Art Gish (1939-2010) Remembered as a Prophet for Peace

July 29, 2010 “…What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8b). ART GISH (1939-2010) REMEMBERED AS A PROPHET FOR PEACE Church of the Brethren peacemaker and activist Arthur G. (Art) Gish, 70, died in a farming accident yesterday morning […]

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Newsline for July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010  “We have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). 1) National Youth Conference brings some 3,000 Brethren to the mountaintop with the theme, ‘More than Meets the Eye.’ 2) Becky Ullom […]

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An Introduction to the NYC Theme Song, ‘More Than Meets the Eye’

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 23, 2010   The NYC Band performed the theme song during every worship service at the National Youth Conference. Photo by Glenn Riegel The following introduction to the theme song for National Youth Conference, “More than Meets the Eye,” was written by theme […]

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A Wide Variety of NYC Workshops Provide Education as Well as Fun Activities

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 22, 2010   For NYCers not out hiking or on service projects, early afternoon workshops were offered to meet all sorts of interests. On Wednesday, 31 workshops for youth and 5 for adult advisors were scheduled, for example. Hands-on creative arts were very […]

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Today at NYC – “Manifesting Joy”

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17-22, 2010 This morning the buses and the airport shuttles began lining up in the Moby parking lot at Colorado State University to disperse NYCers to their homes around the country and around the world…. But first the youth heard 2010 Annual Conference moderator Shawn […]

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Today at NYC: “Extending Agape Love”

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17-22, 2010  Morning devotions began the day. The morning worship celebration heard from Dennis Webb, pastor of Naperville (Ill.) Church of the Brethren, and was followed by small group meetings. In the afternoon were workshops, hiking, service projects, and ultimate frisbee, along with other […]

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‘Neo Anabaptist’ Jarrod McKenna Calls Youth to the Mystery of Agape Love

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 21, 2010   Jarrod McKenna came all the way from Australia to preach at National Youth Conference. He is a self proclaimed “neo-Anabaptist” and a peace and justice activist from western Australia. Photo by Glenn Riegel He began by depreciating his own peace […]

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Agape Love Is Lifted Up in Morning Worship

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 21, 2010     Dennis Webb, pastor of Naperville (Ill.) Church of the Brethren, preached for the Wednesday morning worship service at NYC. Photo by Glenn Riegel Preaching from the gospel story in John 12:1-8, Dennis Webb lifted up agape love for the […]

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Anointing and Grace Are Offered in a Service Led by Bridgewater’s Scheppard

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 20, 2010     Carol Scheppard, dean of Academic Affairs at Bridgewater (Va.) College, preached for an evening service that concluded with anointing. The theme was grace. Photo by Glenn Riegel On a more contemplative night at National Youth Conference, when hundreds would […]

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