Tour Schedule for EYN Women’s Fellowship Choir and Best


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A Women’s Fellowship (ZME) Choir and BEST group from Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) will tour the US this summer, June 22-July 15, 2015. Some 60 Nigerian Brethren women and men are expected.

The tour Planning Committee includes members of three Pennsylvania congregations–Lancaster, Elizabethtown, and Mountville Churches of the Brethren–chaired by former Nigeria mission worker Monroe Good.

Donations are received to support expenses. Make checks to Lancaster Church of the Brethren, with “EYN 2015 Tour” in the memo line. Mail to Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601.

Two-person “EYN teams” are available to visit congregations from June 27-July 2, as requested. Send requests for EYN teams, and any questions about the choir tour, to Monroe Good at 717-341-3314 or ggspinnacle@juno.com .

 

 

Choir schedule:

June 22, 7:15 p.m.: Welcome Banquet at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.

June 23, 2 p.m.: An abbreviated concert at Fahrney-Keedy Village near Boonsboro, Md., Mid-Atlantic District

June 23, 7 p.m.: Concert at Hagerstown (Md.) Church of the Brethren, Mid-Atlantic District

June 24, 7 p.m.: Concert at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren in Hollsopple, Pa., Western Pennsylvania District

June 25, 7 p.m.: Concert at Maple Grove Church of the Brethren in Ashland, Ohio, Northern Ohio District

June 26, 7 p.m.: Concert in Elgin, Ill., arranged by Global Mission and Service. The choir and BEST group will hold a public concert at Elgin’s Wing Park bandshell under the title “Songs for Chibok.” A freewill offering will be taken to support the Nigeria Crisis Fund’s grants for education in northern Nigeria.

June 27, 1:30 p.m.: An abbreviated concert as part of an auction fundraiser for Nigeria at Creekside Church of the Brethren in Elkhart, Ind., Northern Indiana District

June 27, 7:30 p.m.: Concert at Manchester Church of the Brethren in North Manchester, Ind., South/Central Indiana District

June 28, 9:30 a.m.: Worship with Manchester Church of the Brethren

June 28, 7 p.m.: Concert at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette, Ind., sponsored by the West Section of South/Central Indiana District

June 29, 10:30 a.m.: An abbreviated concert at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind.

June 29: Lunch and visit at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind.

June 29, 7 p.m.: Concert at Salem Church of the Brethren in Englewood, Ohio, Southern Ohio District

June 30, 7 p.m.: Concert at Oak Park Church of the Brethren in Oakland, Md., West Marva District

July 1, 7 p.m.: Concert at the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater (Va.) College

July 2, 7 p.m.: Concert at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock, Va.

July 3, 7 p.m.: Concert at Cross Keys Brethren Home, in Southern Pennsylvania District

July 4, 2 p.m.: Concert at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home in Palmyra, Pa.

July 4, 7 p.m.: Concert at Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, Atlantic Northeast District

July 5, 10:15 a.m.: Worship and concert at Lancaster (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, Atlantic Northeast District

July 5, 7 p.m.: Concert at Germantown Church of the Brethren in Philadelphia, Pa., Atlantic Northeast District

July 6, 2 p.m.: Concert at Peter Becker Community in Harleysville, Pa.

July 6, 7 p.m.: Concert at Coventry (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, Atlantic Northeast District

July 7, 12 p.m.: Singing, conversation, and a lunch at the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness. RSVP to Nate Hosler, Director, Office of Public Witness, 337 N. Carolina Ave, SE, Washington DC 20003; nhosler@brethren.org .

July 7, 7 p.m.: Concert at Midway Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast District

July 8, 7 a.m.: Prayer breakfast at Lancaster (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, Atlantic Northeast District

July 8, 7 p.m.: Concert at University Baptist/Brethren Church in State College, Pa., Middle Pennsylvania District

July 9, 7 p.m.: Concert at Central Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va., in Virlina District

July 11-15: Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla.

July 15, 7 p.m.: Concert at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla., Atlantic Southeast District

July 16: Conversation and a Love Feast at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla., sponsored by Atlantic Southeast District. All are welcome:
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Time for conversation
12:30 p.m.: Love Feast and meal
1:45 p.m.: Service of feetwashing

EYN team visits

In addition to the choir tour, two-person EYN teams are available to visit congregations and districts from June 27-July 2. Visits that have been scheduled, to date:

June 28:

— Danjuma and Sahtu Gwany will worship at La Verne (Calif.) Church of the Brethren

— Markus Gamache will preach at Principe de Paz Church of the Brethren in Santa Ana, Calif.

— Zakaria Bulus will preach at Imperial Heights Church of the Brethren in Los Angeles, Calif.

— Markus Gamache and Zakaria Bulus will be at Pomona (Calif.) Fellowship Church of the Brethren for an evening event

June 29:

— Danjuma and Sahtu Gwany will be the Hillcrest retirement community in La Verne, Calif., in the morning

— Danjuma and Sahtu Gwany will be at an evening event at Glendale (Calif.) Church of the Brethren

— Location TBA for an evening event in southern California for Markus Gamache and Zakaria Bulus

June 30:

— Danjuma and Sahtu Gwany will be at Church of the Living Savior in McFarland, Calif., for an evening event

— Markus Gamache and Zakaria Bulus will be at First Church of the Brethren in San Diego for an evening event

July 1:

— Danjuma and Sahtu Gwany will be at Modesto (Calif.) Church of the Brethren for an evening event

— Markus Gamache and Zakaria Bulus will be at Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the afternoon, and at Circle of Peace Church of the Brethren in Peoria, Ariz., for an evening event

For information about the Nigeria Crisis Response of the Church of the Brethren and EYN, go to www.brethren.org/nigeriacrisis .