Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Registration opens for Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration.

Registration has opened for the Church of the Brethren’s Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration, to be held April 23-26 in Miami, Fla. The event is an annual celebration of intercultural ministry in the denomination. This year it is hosted by the Church of the Brethren congregations in Miami.

Registrations will be accepted at on the Church of the Brethren website. The registration deadline is March 13, with a fee of $25 per person to defray expenses. A free will offering will be collected during each worship service to offset expenses incurred for meals, travel, and miscellaneous expenses. Limited monetary assistance is available.

Plans for the event includes meals provided by local Church of the Brethren congregations, with vegetarian available upon request. Housing will be in hotels and with host families, participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and payment. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Motel Blu in Miami, and will available until March 15, at a cost of $69 per night plus tax, ask for the Cross Cultural Event rate (call 305-757-8451).

Only private homes will be arranged by the Congregational Life Ministries office. Private homes are available for 20 individuals based on a first come first serve basis. The host will provide breakfast and travel to and from the events. Requests for a private home must be in writing or e-mail to or Rubén Deoleo, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120.

Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements and cover their own travel expenses. However, limited monetary assistance is available. A free shuttle to and from the Fort Lauderdale Airport will be available, but free shuttle service will not be available from the Miami Airport.

Continuing Education Units are available. Participants will receive two units for the event. Those who view the event online may receive .6 CEU for viewing three worship services and completion of written assignments. Further information will be e-mailed upon receipt of a $10 registration fee.

For more information about the event, housing, assistance for participants, or continuing education credits, contact Rubén Deoleo at or 317-209-9519.

Source: 1/14/2009 Newsline

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