Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mission Alive 2008 to recognize anniversary year.

Mission Alive 2008 will be held at Bridgewater (Va.) Church of the Brethren on April 4-6, 2008. Recognizing the 300th anniversary year, the Steering Committee chose the theme, "Celebrating a Fruitful Past, Cultivating a Faith-full Future."

The program of worship, speakers, and workshops will lift up Brethren contributions in international mission, note learnings, and emphasize how individuals and congregations can be spiritually renewed and energized through mission support and involvement.

Steering Committee members are Linetta Alley Ballew, camp program director and seminary student, from Lebanon Church of the Brethren in Mount Sidney, Va.; Carl Brubaker, associate pastor of Midway Church of the Brethren in Lebanon, Pa.; Larry Dentler, pastor at Bermudian Church of the Brethren in East Berlin, Pa.; Carol Spicher Waggy, former mission staff and pastor/pastoral counselor, of Rock Run Church of the Brethren in Goshen, Ind.; and Mervin Keeney, executive director for the Global Mission Partnerships of the Church of the Brethren General Board, and a member of Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill. Keeney serves as the General Board staff liaison.

Source: 8/15/2007 Newsline Extra

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