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All God’s People Are Welcome
A Retreat May 1-3 2015

Pastors, Deacons, Church Leaders and Board Members, Sunday School Teachers, Young Adults, Community Members, Ecumenical Partners — You!

What does it mean to be part of the "Great Multitude" of Christians in an intercultural, multicultural, cross-cultural, urban, post-racial, bilingual America? What does the Bible teach us about welcoming diversity into our church?

These and more questions will be answered in conversations with Stan Dueck, Drew G.I. Hart, Jonathan Shively, Joel Peņa, Craig Smith and others.

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Early Bird ($40 per person) and Group Discounts ($35 per person for 3 or more) available until April 1.

This is event is co-sponsored by Atlantic Northeast District and Congregational Life Ministries and hosted by Harrisburg (PA) First Church of the Brethren.


Telling the Truth and Shaming the Devil
Webinar: January 22 2015, 2:30 EST

Anthony Reddie

Anthony Reddie, of Bristol Baptist College and prominent author, analyzes contemporary urban mission through the lens of Black theology. Register to hear his reflections on the challenges of urban mission and the post colonial realties in multicultural communities.

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Registration is free. Participate for .1 CEU Credit


Convocando las iglesias

A Call to the Churches of the Mountains

Iglesia Jesucristo El Camino (His Way COB) in Mills River, NC and Iglesia La Casa Del Alfarero (The Potter's House Church) of Asheville, NC are co-hosting Convocando a Las Iglesias de Las Montaņas on January 23-24, 2015. They are extending an invitation to all the Hispanic churches in Asheville/Hendersonville, NC, the purpose of the two-day event is to impact the leadership of the Spanish-speaking churches in Western North Carolina for spiritual growth and working together in unity. All scheduled events will be held at Rapha House, 127 School House Road, Mills River, NC 28759 and will only be in Spanish. For more information, call 828-713-5978.

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From Gimbiya's Desk

During the planning of the upcoming retreat, All God's People Say Amen, we asked ourselves how the conversations about intercultural and race relate to one another. Can we talk about one without the other? Are they the same? Why does one feel so much harder than the other?

Last week, one of the members sent me a video by Roots of Justice that unpacks some of what we talk about when we talk about social justice and race. For me, this is an easy introduction to a hard topic:

If you have an informative or inspiring quote, article, blog post, video or devotional relevant to intercultural ministries that you would like to share with others, please email it to me to include in our newsletter. My email is gkettering@brethren.org. Thanks!

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Contact: Gimbiya Kettering
gkettering@brethren.org
847-429-4387
1451 Dundee Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120