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June 19, 2014


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CONTENTS

Columbus, here we come!

Your ten cents

Intercultural Luncheon

 

Annual Conference Worship 2013
Worship at Annual Conference 2013.
Photo by Glenn Riegel

health kitHygiene kits will be collected Thursday evening for this year's
Witness to the Host City.
Photo by Joel Brumbaugh-Cayford

Core-giving
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Columbus, here we come!
“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3-5).

Annual Conference is two weeks away! Whether you’ll be in Columbus in person or not, there are many ways to participate in this important ministry of the Church of the Brethren. Here are a few ideas:


  • Daily offerings - During most evening worship services, an offering will be taken to support the ministry of Annual Conference. Funds raised will help cover the many expenses of producing such an efficient and creative conference. To participate online, visit www.brethren.org/giveac2014 .


  • Webcasting - If you won’t be at Annual Conference in person, be sure to join us online for all worship services and business sessions at www.brethren.org/acwebast . Webcasting is complimentary, but it is expensive, so please support our virtual community at www.brethren.org/giveac2014 .


  • Witness to the Host City - During Thursday evening worship, socks, disposable diapers, and hygiene kits will be collected for this year’s Witness to the Host City. Visit www.brethren.org/acwitness to find what you can bring to share the love of Jesus with Columbus.


  • Special offering - A special offering will be taken during Friday evening worship this year. It will support the core mission and ministries of the Church of the Brethren like Congregational Life Ministries, Global Mission and Service, the Offices of Ministry and Public Witness, and many, many others. Participating in this special offering on July 4 will support the life-changing ministries of the Church of the Brethren, but if you can’t wait until then, visit www.brethren.org/give today.


  • “Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9).

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    Visit www.brethren.org/ac
    for a full list of insight sessions
    for Annual Conference. To give to the
    Church of the Brethren today visit www.brethren.org/give .
    Photo by Matt DeBall


    Your ten cents

    You already appreciate Church of the Brethren ministries for what they are today, but have you ever imagined what they could be? Whether you’re a dedicated donor or have never donated before, the impact of an extra dime a day may
    be greater than you realize.

    Find out how
    Friday, July 5
    9 p.m., Room C223


    Come dream with staff from Congregational Life Ministries and Global Mission and Service
    ministries. Find out the many ways your gifts
    grow the ministries you love.


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    C Smith
    The Rev. Christine A. Smith will
    be the guest speaker for the
    Intercultural Luncheon
    on July 3. Learn more at www.brethren.org/intercultural .



    “In a perfect world, race and culture may not matter, but we do not live in a perfect world. At the onset, both pastor and people may be willing to work together; both, however may wrestle with the fact that they would like to have it another way.… Some might retort, ‘We should not be concerned about race—we are all God’s children, and heaven is diverse!’ Nevertheless, diversity should be an intentional goal that is sought out of a vision and passion for racial and cultural reconciliation.…”

    —The Rev. Christine A. Smith, senior pastor of Covenant Baptist Church, Wicklifee, Ohio



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