Intercultural Celebration, April 2011

A photo album from the Intercultural Consultation and Celebration held April 28-30, 2011, in Mills River, N.C., hosted by His Way Church of the Brethren and Southeastern District. Photos by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford. Click on any thumbnail below to view full size images and to read captions.


2011 Intercultural Celebration focuses on peace and unity
2011 Intercultural Celebration focuses on peace and unity

A welcoming registration table
A welcoming registration table

Lively table conversation
Lively table conversation

The event is webcast and videotaped
The event is webcast and videotaped

Gathering music
Gathering music

Hands lifted in praise
Hands lifted in praise

Intercultural committee members
Intercultural committee members

General secretary Stan Noffsinger
General secretary Stan Noffsinger

Pastor Carol Yeazell
Pastor Carol Yeazell

Children celebrate with banners
Children celebrate with banners

His Way music team brings congregation to its feet
His Way music team brings congregation to its feet

The scripture is read
The scripture is read

On the drums: Stephen Diaz, from Puerto Rico
On the drums: Stephen Diaz, from Puerto Rico

Matt Guynn of On Earth Peace
Matt Guynn of On Earth Peace

On Earth Peace sessions invite responses
On Earth Peace sessions invite responses

David Jehnsen
David Jehnsen

Kay Guyer working on her version of the Mack Seal
Kay Guyer working on her version of the Mack Seal

A close up of the Alexander Mack Seal
A close up of the Alexander Mack Seal

An invitation to faith, from Church of the Brethren in the DR
An invitation to faith, from Church of the Brethren in the DR

A moment for prayer
A moment for prayer

Warm fellowship marked the gathering
Warm fellowship marked the gathering

Carol Rose of Christian Peacemaker Teams leads Bible study
Carol Rose of Christian Peacemaker Teams leads Bible study

Samuel Sarpiya, Brethren church planter in Rockford, Ill.
Samuel Sarpiya, Brethren church planter in Rockford, Ill.

Missouri singers join band on stage
Missouri singers join band on stage

Beth Nonemaker and Barbara Daté lead singing
Beth Nonemaker and Barbara Daté lead singing

Immigration issues are acted out
Immigration issues are acted out

Bob Hunter preached for the Friday evening worship
Bob Hunter preached for the Friday evening worship

Sonja Griffith receives the annual Rev. 7:9 Diversity Award
Sonja Griffith receives the annual Rev. 7:9 Diversity Award

Intercultural Advisory Committee
Intercultural Advisory Committee

Stan Dueck leads on coaching and mentoring
Stan Dueck leads on coaching and mentoring

Musicians and singers from Chicago First Church
Musicians and singers from Chicago First Church

Opening music for worship on the final evening
Opening music for worship on the final evening

Yvonne and Rich Brode are closing worship leaders
Yvonne and Rich Brode are closing worship leaders

The group from Puerto Rico
The group from Puerto Rico

Liturgical dance by His Way Church
Liturgical dance by His Way Church

Preacher Gladys Encarnación, with translator Marisel Olivencia
Preacher Gladys Encarnación, with translator Marisel Olivencia

Preacher Timothy Monn, with translator Nadine Monn
Preacher Timothy Monn, with translator Nadine Monn

Preacher Founa Inola Augustin
Preacher Founa Inola Augustin


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