Conference business ranges from changes in delegate representation, to a new vision for mission, to creation care, and more

Church of the Brethren Newsline May 25, 2018 Delegates to this year’s Annual Conference will address 11 new and unfinished items of business. New business includes “Change in Delegate Representation at Annual Conference,” “Vision for a Global Church of the Brethren,” “Brethren Values Investing,” “Polity for Electing Brethren Benefit Trust Board Directors,” “Polity for Electing the District […]

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Living parables: A preview of Annual Conference 2018

Annual Conference 2018 takes place at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 4-8. The theme is “Living Parables” (Matthew 9:35-38). Online registration is open through June 11 at www.brethren.org/ac . After that date, registration will take place onsite in Cincinnati, at an increased cost. […]

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Newsline for May 4, 2018

NEWS
1) Annual Conference 2019 forced to change locations
2) Process team lays out road map for development of ‘compelling vision’
3) Meeting promotes conversation about biblical inspiration and authority
4) Gathering prays for future direction of the Church of the Brethren

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) NYC speech contest winners are announced
6) Young Adult Conference to meet at Brethren Woods

RESOURCES
7) Brethren Press publishes book of poetry by Ken Gibble, among new resources

8) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for May 4, 2018

In this issue: Job openings, Global Mission executive visits with CNI, Miami Haitian Church of the Brethren plans “March for Equality” for immigrants, Pinecrest Community celebrating 125 years, Virlina District holds Ministry and Mission event, Mid-Atlantic District Disaster Response Auction is Saturday, Bridgewater College breaks ground for “learning commons,” NCC welcomes progress toward peace on the Korean Peninsula, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Meeting promotes conversation about biblical inspiration and authority

“What kind of authority does the Bible have for us?” asked Karoline Lewis, one of the keynote presenters at the “Biblical Authority Conversations” on April 23-25. The Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, she joined with Jason Barnhart, director of Brethren Research and Resourcing for the Brethren Church’s denominational office, in leading a group of about 100 Church of the Brethren ministers and lay people at a meeting called by the midwestern districts. […]

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Brethren Press publishes book of poetry by Ken Gibble, among new resources

Brethren Press has published a book of poetry by Ken Gibble, titled “A Poetry of the Soul,” among new resources from the Church of the Brethren denominational publishing house. The summer quarter of the Shine curriculum, jointly produced by Brethren Press and MennoMedia, is now available to order on the theme “God’s Creation.” A new children’s Advent devotional by Christy Waltersdorff and Mitch Miller is anticipated in June. […]

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Gathering prays for future direction of the Church of the Brethren

“Thanks for coming to do something new, something different,” said Grover Duling, chair of the West Marva District board, to the close to 400 people at the “Brethren Prayer and Worship Summit” April 20-21 in Harrisonburg, Va. People came to the event from 14 of the 24 Church of the Brethren districts. […]

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Annual Conference 2019 forced to change locations

The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference planned for summer 2019 has been forced to change locations, according to director Chris Douglas. Unexpected delays with major renovations at the Town and Country resort in San Diego, Calif., where the Conference was to have been held, have forced this change. “Town and Country cancelled our contract,” she reported. […]

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