Thursday, August 09, 2012

Deacon Ministry announces fall workshops.

The Church of the Brethren Deacon Ministry has scheduled five workshops this fall, offering training for deacons in local congregations. Most of the workshops will offer a number of sessions on topics such as “What are Deacons Supposed to Do Anyway?” “Beyond Casseroles: Offering Support Creatively,” “Deacons and Pastors: The Pastoral Care Team,” and more.

The one-day events generally begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and opening worship at 9 a.m., and end by 3 p.m. Other schedules pertain to workshops held during district gatherings.

Following are dates and locations of workshops:
  • Saturday, Sept. 29, at East Chippewa Church of the Brethren in Orrville, Ohio
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, held as a Northern Plains District event at Camp Pine Lake in Eldora, Iowa
  • Saturday, Oct. 20, at Antioch Church of the Brethren, Rocky Mount, Va. (contact the Antioch Church at 540-483-2087 or to sign up for this event by Oct. 12)
  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, held during the Gathering event in Western Plains District, at Salina, Kan.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, Pa.
For more information about the workshops and training for deacons go to For more about the denomination’s Deacon Ministry contact director Donna Kline at 800-323-8039 ext. 306 or

Source:8/9/2012 Newsline

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