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Please note that there will be a
Friday Afternoon Business Session from 2:00 to 4:30
which was inadvertently omitted from the conference booklet.

There are several ways the Church of the Brethren will be a witness to the city of Cincinnati and to each other during Annual Conference this summer. Be sure you and your congregation plan to participate by collecting items or volunteering in one of the following ways:

Witness to the Host CityWitness Cincinnati - First Step Home

First Step Home
A place for Hope...A place for Help...A place for Healing

Founded in 1993, First Step Home is the only addiction treatment center in Cincinnati allowing children up to the age of 12 to live with their mother while she is in treatment. They provide a continuum of care, and work to assist women in rebuilding their families as they break the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction.

Through an array of services including residential and outpatient treatment, group and individual counseling, maternal and newborn support, job placement, and wellness education, they have helped thousands of pregnant and new mothers fight their addictions and establish stable lives for themselves and their children.

How you can help

Annual Conference attendees can help by collecting and bringing any of the following items First Step Home has expressed are their needs:

  • Twin sheet sets
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloths
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Women’s socks
  • Women’s underwear (all sizes)
  • Women’s sports bras (all sizes)
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby onesies
  • $5 gift cards to Walmart or Kroger

For more information on First Step Home visit

When you are in Cincinnati, please bring your donated items to the floor in front of the stage area in the Convention Center Hall A on Wednesday evening or all day Thursday.

Volunteer OpportunitiesAnnual Conference 2017 activities volunteer

Annual Conference appreciates those who volunteer to help be a caregiver or chaperone in the Age Group Activities, Usher, Teller, stuff Delegate Packets, help in Registration, and more. To sign up click here. Thank you!

Next week: Information and registration for the BBT Fitness Challenge.

Go to 
to register for Annual Conference in Cincinnati. 

Advanced online registration ends June 11!

Church of the Brethren Annual Conference | 1451 Dundee Ave. | Elgin, IL 60120
Chris Douglas, Conference Director | | 800-323-8039, ext. 364 or 847-429-4364
Jon Kobel, Conference Assistant | | 800-323-8039, ext. 365 or 847-429-4365
Debbie Noffsinger, Registration Coordinator | | 800-323-8039, ext. 366 or 847-429-4366

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