Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dominican Brethren to hold annual assembly.

La Iglesia de los Hermanos en la Republica Dominicana (Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic) will hold its 18th annual Assembly in Santo Domingo on Feb. 20-22. Moderator José Juan Méndez, pastor of the Fondo Negro congregation, will lead the Assembly assisted by moderator-elect Felix Antonio Arias Mateo, pastor of the Maranatha congregation in San Juan de la Maguana.

The Dominican Brethren anticipate welcoming representatives from the Church of the Brethren congregations in Haiti as well as two delegates representing the Puerto Rican Brethren. Jay Wittmeyer, newly appointed executive director for Global Mission Partnerships, also will attend.

Two new church fellowships are scheduled to be received into the Assembly this year, both located in Santo Domingo.

The weekend will include morning Bible studies led by Nancy Heishman, director of the Theological Program in the DR, who will be assisted by several theological students. Preaching and worship alternating between the Spanish and Creole languages and styles will be a highlight of this diverse, vibrant church gathering.

-- Nancy Heishman is director of the Church of the Brethren’s Theological Program in the DR.

Source: 2/12/2009 Newsline Extra

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