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2024 FAITH OUTREACH EXPEDITIONS

Church of the Brethren FaithX trips are short-term service experiences that challenge us to be more aware of ourselves, our communities, and our world.

The trips provide opportunities for all ages to serve. Traditional junior and senior high youth trips are happening during summer, and a few new trip options are also available. During the summer, a family trip with childcare provided will allow attendees of any age to experience service together. Additionally, the summer schedule includes adult trips in the US with Brethren Disaster Ministries and in Ecuador, a We Are Able trip for persons with intellectual disabilities, options for combined junior and senior high youth groups to attend together, or the opportunity to create a custom trip.

Registration for summer FaithX trips is now open! To register or to view the full 2024 FaithX schedule and learn more about the trips, go to www.brethren.org/faithx. If you did not receive a 2024 FaithX brochure in the mail, reach out to the FaithX Office to have one sent to you. The FaithX Office can be contacted at faithx@brethren.org or 847-429-4337.

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YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE - May 24-26, 2024

May 24-26, 2024

Shepherd’s Spring Camp & Retreat Center
near Sharpsburg, MD

Young Adult Conference (YAC) offers people ages 18-35 a chance to enjoy fellowship, worship, recreation, Bible study, service projects and more… with other fantastic young adults!

Registration is open! Register between 1/12 and 2/14 to get free Nutter’s Ice Cream during YAC!

Register Now 

See a draft schedule for the conference.

Download the 2024 Young Adult Conference brochure.

Preachers include Audrey and Tim Hollenberg-Duffey, Cliff and Arlene Kindy, Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred. Get to know Annual Conference Moderator Elect Dava Hensley. Share your thoughts with the “Calling Denominational Leadership Study Committee.” Worship will be coordinated by Erika Clary and Connor Ladd. Stay tuned for more leadership announcements!

Registration includes housing, meals, and programming. Scholarships (travel, BVS) available by request until April 15; contact bullomnaugle@brethren.org or 847-429-4385.

  • 18-year-olds can attend for only $150!
  • Regular registration is $275.

Non-refundable deposit of $150 is due within two weeks of registering.

After May 1, there will be a late fee of $50 added to the registration fee.

The Young Adult Steering Committee is busy planning and dreaming.

Questions? Becky Ullom Naugle, 847-429-4385, bullomnaugle@brethren.org

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CAMP EMMANUEL 2024 CALENDAR

Camp Emmanuel has announced its 2024 schedule:

Registration in open.

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CAMP EMMAUS 2024 CALENDAR

Camp Emmaus 

2024 Dates

July 7-11   Intermediate Camp
July 12-14   Young Adult and Young at Heart Camp (YAAYAH)
July 14-20   Senior High Camp
July 21-27   Middle School Camp
August 2-4   CIT
August 3-4   Elementary Camp
August 8-10   Women's Camp
August 16-18   Men's Camp

 

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2024 Annual Conference

The 2024 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference will take place July 3-7 (plus some pre-Conference meetings) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Madalyn Metzger, who grew up in the Springfield First congregation, will serve as moderator, with the theme “Welcome and Worthy.”

Daily scripture themes are as follows: Wednesday, July 3: Romans 16:1-4 (CEB) with supporting scriptures from Matthew 5:1-16 (CEB) and Revelation 7:9-10; Thursday, July 4: Luke 1:46-49 (NIV) with supporting scriptures from Jeremiah 1:4-10 and 2 Samuel 9:1-10a; Friday, July 5: Romans 12:3-10 with supporting scriptures from John 15:9-13 and 2 Chronicles 30:18-21; Saturday, July 6: Acts 2:42-47 with supporting scriptures from Ephesians 4:1-6 and 1 Peter 4:8-11; Sunday, July 7: Philippians 2:1-11 with supporting scriptures from Micah 6:8, Zechariah 7:8-10, and Galatians 6:2 and 6-10.

Worship preachers will be moderator Madalyn Metzger on Wednesday; Greg Broyles of Roanoke, Va. (Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren) on Thursday; Brandon Grady of Glenville, Pa. (Black Rock Church of the Brethren) on Friday; Leonard M. Dow, vice president of Community and Church Development for Everence and previously pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church in Philadelphia on Saturday; and Cindy Laprade Lattimer of Huntingdon, Pa. (Stone Church of the Brethren) on Sunday morning.

Nathan Hollenberg of Broadway, Va., is serving as the Program and Arrangements Committee liaison to the worship team, which also includes Founa Augustin Badet of Delray Beach, Fla.; Calvin Park of Knoxville, Md.; and Amber Harris of Winston-Salem, N.C. The music coordinator is Seth Crissman of Harrisonburg, Va.; choir director is Julie Richard of Finksburg, Md.; and pianist is Jocelyn Watkins of East Peoria, Ill. The organist is Robin Risser Mundey of Frederick, Md., and the children’s choir director is Stephanie Rappatta of Elkhart, Ind.

Registration opens at 12 p.m. Central Time on March 1. Note that a new registration system is being used this year and might require some adjustments. Advance registration will be $330 for delegates and $150 for non-delegates attending the full conference (or $50 daily rate). Current high school students and younger can attend with no registration charge; those post-high school through age 21 are $40. Advance registration closes June 10. Fees are higher for on-site registration beginning July 2. For virtual participation only, the non-delegate rate is $195 (or $75 daily) before June 10 and $225 thereafter. New this year is an option for groups and institutions to participate virtually from a common location. For more information go to www.brethren.org/ac2024/registration and select Virtual. 

All Conregations are encouraged to send delegates for which they are eligible. Congregations of up to 200 members receive one delegate, with an additional delegate for every 200 members or portion thereof beyond that. Our own Leonard and Vicki Matheny (Peoria First) head up on-site registration.

Two hotel options, the Amway Grand Plaza and the Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown, will be available for $119 plus tax (total of $136.90) per night with complimentary self-parking and in-room WiFi. Housing reservations also open to the public March 1. For more information, visit https://www.brethren.org/ac2024.

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