Thursday, April 22, 2010

Intercultural Consultation and Celebration to be webcast.

Have you wanted to attend the Church of the Brethren's annual Intercultural Consultation and Celebration but are not able to make the trip? There's no need to miss it: join online!

In partnership with Bethany Theological Seminary, the 12th Intercultural Consultation and Celebration from April 22-24 will once again be webcast live. Webcasts begin today at 6:30 p.m. (eastern time).

This event is open to all church members and provides a time of fellowship with participants from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, support for intercultural ministry and mission, and an educational opportunity to build up intercultural efforts in church communities.

With a theme of "Celebrating Diversity in Harmony" based on Romans 12:15-17, highlights of this year's schedule include:
  • This evening's opening worship service featuring Richard Zapata and Samuel Sarpiya.
  • Friday and Saturday’s education sessions, a main session on "Diversity in Harmony" led by Barbara Daté, and additional workshops on coaching and mentoring and listening skills.
  • Friday evening worship featuring Leah Hileman and Ray Hileman, and presentation of the third Revelation 7:9 Diversity Award.
  • Saturday evening's closing, a musical worship service led by Don Mitchell with attendees celebrating and sharing their cultural backgrounds in song and appearance.
To join the live webcast, participants need access to an Internet-connected computer installed with Adobe Flash. Webcast participants will be to watch a live feed and interact with the gathering using a chat pod.

Check the online schedule at for daily worship and session times and follow the login instructions to participate. We hope to "see" you there!

-- Nadine Monn is a member of the Church of the Brethren’s Intercultural Advisory Committee.

Source: 4/22/2010 Newsline

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