Wednesday, June 04, 2008

BVS plans 60th anniversary celebration for September.

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is planning its 60th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 26-28 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The theme will be, "Faith in Action: BVS Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow."

The schedule for the celebration begins with dinner on Friday, Sept. 26, followed by an opening welcome and worship. The evening will be hosted by the current BVS Unit 282. On Saturday, Sept. 27, events continue with a series of insight sessions on topics such as "Brethren Service in Europe," "Living the Story: 60 Years of BVS," and "The Art of Accompaniment and Volunteering." On the afternoon of Sept. 27, there will be sessions for storytelling and sharing by BVS units from the 1940s-50s, the 1960s-70s, and the 1980s-2000s. An evening banquet will feature keynote speaker Jeff Carter, pastor of Manassas (Va.) Church of the Brethren.

On Sept. 28, a closing worship service will include a sending address by Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the General Board, and consecration of BVS Unit 282. Online registration will be available soon at

Source: 6/4/2008 Newsline

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