Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Annual Conference bits and pieces:

Site: Cleveland (Ohio) Convention Center

Registration: 3,578 including 831 delegates and 2,747 nondelegates.

New congregations: Harvest Fellowship, Wabash, Ind.; Latino Community Brethren Church Fellowship, Fresno, Calif.; Community of Joy, Salisbury, Md.

Brethren Benefit Trust Fitness Challenge: Top finishers in the 5K walk/run were Jerry Crouse (male runner, 18:37), Katherine O' Donnell (female runner, 22:13), Don Shankster (male walker, 33:09), and Bev Anspaugh (female walker, 33:09).

Blood drive: Brethren gave 212 units of blood over three days.

Quilt auction: The auction of quilts, wall hangings, and an autographed 300th anniversary calendar raised $7,558.58 for hunger, sponsored by the Association for the Arts in the Church of the Brethren.

Annual Conference 2009: New dates of June 27-July 1, 2009, were announced for the Conference to be held in San Diego Calif.

Source: 07/04/2007 Newsline

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